We know we aren’t alone in being bummed about not having a regular First Friday evening tomorrow. Usually, April FF would be a good one with lots of spring themes and fun to be had.
Obviously, COVID-19 safety precautions prohibit all of the gathering downtown in our favorite FF hotspots. But maybe those precautions don’t have to mean no FF fun at all.
Like so much of our lives these days, why don’t we move First Friday online?
Let’s order takeout or delivery from our favorite downtown eateries. And while you’re kicked back watching Tiger King or whatever you’re into, why not pop onto the social media accounts of your favorite downtown shops and leave them an encouraging message or just say hello! Better yet, if you’re budget allows, shop their online stores! Buy the cute jumpsuit you’ve been eyeing on wildlandsupplyco.com or a book for your mom for Mother’s Day from fabledbookshop.com. Or a grab a giftcard from Cultivate 7twelve, to be used later. A gift card purchased from White Elephant right now will net you a copy of the new local alternative magazine, Lost in Waco, delivered to your door.
You could also tune in to Christi’s Shop on facebook for Christi’s regular 5:30p. First Friday facebook Live chat. Ask this design guru all your decorating questions! Or pop over to the MxPx facebook page at 8p. to catch Mike Herrera live streaming from his home quarantine here in Waco. (He plans to do this every Friday in April!) Or if you like a little more active Friday night fun, check in with the Refit crew and their COVID-19 Day Challenge. Those ladies are so encouraging and have a ton of fun, a workout with them would be great First Friday energy! Find those workouts on youtube.com and links to each one of them can also be found on the Refit facebook page.
These are honestly just the first options that came to mind and there may be even more ways to enjoy a virtual First Friday!