Having a sense of community is a really healthy experience. If it’s getting to know a neighbor, or even meeting neighbors you didn’t know existed, it’s comforting to know there are tons friendly, loving people within earshot. Often times we’re so concerned with our families and our own issues, which is hardly a fault, but some people are more social than they contain in their own houses. For all social butterflies, Downtown Bryan supports the sense of community by having monthly First Fridays.
On the first Friday of every month, the city of Bryan becomes more open and festive. Restaurants stay open later and musicians set up on the street curbs, serenading strangers– once a month the city reveals its neighborly culture.
Regardless of what type of person you are, outgoing or introverted, conventional or a complete oddball, you can find something fun to do with friendly people.
A lot happens on First Fridays, and you have plenty of options. For parents, the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley has a a sort of baby-sitting event. If you’d like to get an evening out alone, or as a couple, the museum has a safe, fun environment for children to learn, do crafts, and eat a big, healthy dinner. After that you have lots of options: there’s wine tasting at the Downtown Uncorked Wine Bar, the Frame Gallery has a special art activity, and The Village café puts up a new art display in its gallery.
It can really be a ton of fun; there are lots of friendly local people of all sorts simply trying to get out of the house once in a while. For the more reserved bookworm, the Carnegie Library has a book sale right outside it’s front doors, or if you’re a mingling single, the Revolution Café & Bar is a great place to meet people.
Downtown Bryan is also a great place to see live music. The Casa Rodriguez has a great mariachi band playing every First Friday, but The Revolution also has a small stage, as does many of the local bars in the area, and they’re always occupied by very talented people.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a long time resident, brand new to the area, or even just visiting, you would not be disappointed by going out on a First Friday. You could play your evening by ear, or plan a First Friday itinerary with the downtown Bryan website; no matter what you do, you’ll be surprised by the fun-loving culture found right in your own back yard.
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