in Downtown Dover
Friday, May 3rd, 2013, from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy Arts, Entertainment and
Refreshments! AND “First Friday Gives Back”
Participating Merchants Adopt a Local Not
for Profit Organization. Our May First
Friday supports “Meals on Wheels”,
distributed by our local division of the
Modern Maturity. A percentage of all
purchases will help provide independence to
seniors, shut-ins and special needs
people…we all know someone who benefits from
this wonderful program!!
On Federal Street
The Biggs Museum - Short Film Viewings:
The Projectionist is a documentary, book
and multi-media exhibition that explores
one man’s lifelong fascination with the
golden ago of film. In conjunction with
the exhibition Delaware film artists six
Delaware visual artists will be
screening short films. Each will
introduce the film and the concept
behind it. Following the screening they
will address the theme, their
film-making techniques, cultural
influences, logistics and technologies
that were used. From 6 – 8 p.m. Free,
COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE FILMS TO BE
VIEWED FOLLOWS THE FIRST FRIDAY LINEUP.
Wesley Church UMC “The Holy Joe Café” -
"The Holy Joe Cafe" - Doors open at 6:30
for Coffee & Dessert, Live Music begins
at 7 p.m. A great way to wind down after
a busy evening visiting the downtown
stores. Come out and bring the family.
On Loockerman Street
Dover Public Library - History/Genealogy
(900): Historical interpreter, Tom
Welch, will portray Allen McLane.
Colonel McLane was present at the Golden
Fleece Tavern the first week of
December, 1787 to ratify the US
Constitution. To be held in the
Multi-Purpose Room C from 7pm to 8pm.
Bel Boutique - Join us for our Brighton
Handbag Trunk Show just in time for
Mothers Day! A representative will be at
the shop with an extensive collection of
Brighton Spring and Summer Handbags!
Purchase any Brighton necklace &
bracelet and choose a pair of earrings
Delaware Made - Featuring the wonderful
Celtic Music of Mike Nielsen and Jan Crumpley; and, in the outside court
area, featuring Jewelry Artisans Jill
Cravens and Jamie Melvin (YES! Spring
has arrived, they are back)! As Always,
enjoy 10% off all Art and 20% off
everything else, only on First Friday!
Dover Art League -
Dover News Stand – Come in and enjoy the
Album Release Party With Jeremy Bursich
for his latest contemporary folk release
"The Art Of Letting Go"!
SudsBar - Soap and Essentials
Forney's – Always something new to see
for yourself and great hostess gifts.
Forney's Too – Hosting a Kameleon Trunk
Show featuring special offers on this
great line of interchangeable jewelry!
CENDEL Foundation Building
Emmanuel's Religious Gifts & Books -
Come check out our unique gifts for
graduation and glance over some great
Partners in Design - Start your Dover
Days weekend with a visit to our shop
and studio! Aaron Taylor will be
entertaining you with some classical
guitar music as you browse all the new
things we have in for your home and
garden. Great ideas for wedding,
graduation and Mothers Day gifts too!
The Golden Fleece - Featuring Prophets
for Profit from 530-730 and Stacks
entertainment from 10 to close; and, as
always, 10% OFF to Military!
Madison’s Essentials - (Our Newest Shop
on the corner of Loocherman and
Amour Bridal -
A&B Plus Consignment Shoppe - Old Dover
Days - Remember the Five and Dime
Stores? Enjoy a $5. and $10. sale on
specially marked items all day Friday
and Saturday. Best prices ever!
Maxine’s Fashions (The Fashion
Connection) - CATCH A HAT-A -TUDE AT
MAXINE'S FASHIONS....Pick out that
special hat for Mother's Day. Stop by
and check out Maxine's unique line of
hats purchased especially for the "Woman
who Dares To be Different." Cool Jazz
and light refreshments will be served.
A TOUCH OF GLASS - (147 S.
GOVERNORS AVE) - Featuring
singer/songwriter Emma Rose Myers on the
acoustic guitar between 5:30 - 7:30pm.
Beyond Dimensions - Featuring music by
the ever popular Singer/Song Writer,
Rick Hudson. Stop in and enjoy Rick and
light refreshments while helping to
support our “Meals on Wheels” program.
PARKING IS FREE IN DOWNTOWN DOVER
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTER 5PM AND ALL
FREE IS ALWAYS GOOD!!!
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT ON DOWNTOWN DOVER!!!
SERIES OF SHORT FILMS:
Nic Reader will show his film “Runner” which
has received national acclaim. A modern day
western set in a small town just North of
the US and Mexico border. A mysterious
cowboy stirs things up as he rides into town
in his ’77 Road Runner. The sheriff is quick
to take notice and is determined to find out
why the cowboy is there. This thriller will
keep you guessing until the exciting and
Nancy Breslin will show “Untitled (England,
June 2011)” which was screened during the
New Wilmington Art Association juried
exhibition earlier this year. The film
chronicles her two week trip to England. She
was constantly on the move and kept filming
movement of trains, the tube, taxis, sushi
and cyclists. You'll hear her heartbeat
getting more rapid throughout the
Amy Hicks will be screening "ReAdaptation:
the book series" which is about the process
of translating book to film. The shorts in
this series are adaptations from the science
fiction novels, Jaws, Frankenstein, Do
Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The
Stepford Wives and I, Robot. Hicks explores
the process of adapting one form to another
and uses the ideas of elision and
incoherence to challenge the narrative of
Shawn DiCriscio will be showing “Static”.
This short film is a typical example of his
work as he seeks to discover the truth in
the scale of things. His quest has forced
him to examine the hierarchy of distance in
this existence, a constant reminder of
things greater. He is searching for the
place where micro and macro become
interchangeable, a place where the space
between worlds becomes light seconds,
minutes, or years.
Jeffrey Moser will be screening “Fordland
Series” in which he examines the
mechanization of imagery by appropriating
16mm Ford Motor Company promotional films.
Shown at employee retreats across the
country, the films promoted power and speed
in the 1960’s, thrill seeking and gambling
in the 1970’s, and nostalgia and contrition
in the 1980’s. Moser has manipulated these
films by opening the film gate to expose
more than one frame at a time. It is as if
the viewer has taken repeated steps
backwards from the film, not only
physically, but temporally as well,
transporting the viewer several seconds into
both the past and the future.
Colette Gaiter’s film, “Gabriel Garcia
Marquez was at the Orchestra”, is a
stop-motion animation created from
photographs taken in Havana, Cuba, this
video shows a voyeur's point of view in a
city where people are nonchalant about being
captured on camera.
If it's May,
then Dover is Celebrating!
Don't miss a
minute of the 80th Anniversary of Dover
The celebration started on Sunday, April
28th with a special appearance by William
Penn at the Old State House. Despite his
prohibition of "toasting", the afternoon
began with a "Toast to Dover." Mr. Penn
refrained from lifting his glass but was
overheard to say that "man does not live by
bread alone," and while he had no objection
to "quenching one's thirst" his opinion is
that toasting leads to boasting and on to
public drunkeness and unseemly behavior.
There are more than 100 events planned to
celebrate this special anniversary year of
Dover Days. For the complete schedule of
Dover Days Festival
Dover Days Cornhole Tournament
DE -- Get your pitching arm in shape for the
Delaware Lottery Dover Days Cornhole
Tournament, set for Sunday, May 5 on
Legislative Mall in Dover from 11 a.m. to 4
The tournament will be managed by Diamond
State Cornhole of Wilmington, and is
sponsored exclusively by the Delaware
Lottery. No pre-registration is required,
and teams should report to Legislative Mall
anytime between 10-11:30 a.m. to
participate. However, those teams who
register in advance can save $5.
Registration forms are located at
If you've never heard of cornhole, it's a
competitive bean bag competition that is
sweeping the nation. The American Cornhole
Association’s website (www.playcornhole.org)
says that cornhole has been called many
things: Corn toss, bean bag, bean toss, soft
horseshoes and Indiana horseshoes, but to
those born and raised in Kentucky and the
southern part of Ohio, the game is
passionately referred to as cornhole. Its
origin dates back more than 200 years in
Cost is $30 per team of two, and cash prizes
to the first, second and third place winners
will be awarded on May 5 at the end of the
tournament. For more information, call Bruce
Beideman at Diamond State Cornhole at
Congratulations Caesar Rodney JROTC Team!
The Caesar Rodney High School JROTC team
took part in the annual statewide JROTC
drill competition at Dover Airs Force Base
on Saturday, April 20th and marched away the
overall first place winner at the end of the
event. This award-winning team will perform
at 6 pm on Friday, May 3rd on the new
Loockerman Way Plaza. An exciting addition
to our May First Friday line-up. Come out
and congratulate them on their winning ways.
New DDP Executive Director
On March 4, 2013 the Downtown Dover
Partnership welcomed Lou Colón. Lou is very
excited about Downtown Dover and the
opportunity to work with the DDP Board,
Committee Members, Merchants, Event
Volunteers and the Greater Dover Community.
He has attended two Board Meetings, two City
Council Meetings, the Dover St Patrick's Day
Parade, and many, many, many committee
meetings. He has also walked the parking
lots and counted the number of available
parking spaces, met with Downtown merchants
to learn their concerns and share ideas.
We're expecting great things from Lou!