August 5th First Friday


What’s Happening?

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿคโค๏ธ
5-10pm #FirstFriday August 5th
Located within the Benson Creative District!

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐’๐ญ. & ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

Artisan Market, Food Vendors, & Performance Stage

โญ๏ธFeatured Vendors: Pratik Rayamajhi, Umuco Wacu, Tri-Faith Initiative, Jasive Solorzano, Nurullo Mavriya, Taidet Perez, Mohammad Shafiq Seddiqi, Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church, & more!

โญ๏ธCommunity Tables by Refugee Women Rising, Refugee Empowerment Center, & Immigrant Legal Center

โญ๏ธPerformances (6:30-9:00pm):
Mallika Madduri, Umuco Wacu, Karen Youth Loves Culture, Oscar Rios Pohirieth, & Darayu Boltaeva

โญ๏ธAfter-Dark Projections by Virgilio Rodriguez
โญ๏ธOn-Street Gallery
โญ๏ธFood Vendors: Zaytuna, Esther Mitchell (Kenyan Samosas), & Chaima

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐…๐… ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™
@thebffgallery | 5901 Maple St. (6 - 9)
โญ๏ธA collection of works from the Midwestern African Museum of Art

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™
@radialartscenter | 5603 NW Radial HWY
โญ๏ธM.J Queen Beauty & Fashion (Mourdjana "MJ" Batcha) + Assad Komi
โญ๏ธVirtual workshop by Yi Tway - DIY Banana leaf dessert
โญ๏ธOn-street Window Displays !

Join us for the 2022 New American Arts Festival on Friday, August 5th! This project, in its 9th year, is hosted by Heartland Family Services and BFF Omaha. Our on street festival returns to Military Avenue in downtown Benson!

Join us for in-person exhibits, featured artisans at local retailers, food trucks, on-street performances and more!
We seek to highlight the performance and visual arts of Omaha's refugee and immigrant communities.
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™


๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽตBFF + Hardy Coffee Co. Present:๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽธ
๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐˜†, ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ!
ALL AGES WELCOME.
August 5th 2022, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hardy Coffee Benson: 6051 Maple Street
Performers (in no particular order):
๐ŸŽค SAND
๐ŸŽค Daryl Jr.
๐ŸŽค Saltwater Sanctuary
๐ŸŽค OJAI
๐ŸŽค Halien Friendz
Hosted by: Mad Darling
$10 Suggested Donation (supports local artists)


๐Ÿ’ป๐๐…๐“ ๐Ž๐ง๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ’ป
#FirstFriday at Aksarben Creative
Part of Trudy's Open Studios | 2418 N. 60th St.
6pm - 9pm

An introduction to the world of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for artists, art collectors and nonprofits!

Have you heard about NFTs and wondered what they're all about? Curious to learn why this is more than just a jpeg? Join Stefanie Monge for an overview of what NFTs are and how they're created. Plus, see examples of ways NFTs can be leveraged to generate sustainable income for creators, build community, and raise funds to support real world projects.


โ˜€๏ธ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฆ โ˜€๏ธ
Join BFF and 50+ artist vendors & community partners on street closures at Military Ave. & 62nd St. abutting Maple St..
๐ŸŸข Beats on the Street by DJ B and DJ Joe Benson!
๐ŸŸข Live artists, Community Partners, and more!


โ˜€๏ธ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฅ'๐—ฆ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐˜… ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€! โ˜€๏ธ
Do you love your BFF's? PROVE IT! For our 10 Year, Sailor's Grave is offering a deal on BFF logo tatts! Be a Friend till the End and immortalize your BFFs! Prices starting at $40! Sailor's Grave is Walk-In Only. First Come First Serve! Open Tuesday thru Saturday 12 - 8.


โ˜€๏ธ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š?? โ˜€๏ธ
BFF is bringing Pedi-Cabs into Benson every First Friday this summer! So flag one of these bikes down, hop in, and just sit back and enjoy the riiiiiiiiiide


โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—•๐—™๐—™!โ˜€๏ธ
We're TEN years YOUNG all summer long!

Celebrate 10 Years of BFF at PETSHOP!

Visit our BFF Video Booth, record a video sharing a memory of BFF, and get some 10 year swag!

Located outside Petshop! Have a story to share but can't make it to the booth? Email a 30 second clip sharing your BFF memories to info@bffomaha.org! Stories will be shared throughout the year!


๐Ÿšต ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐——๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ! ๐Ÿšต

๐ŸŸ  Added window displays
๐ŸŸ  All-ages TO-GO Art Kits (available at BFF Gallery, Ted & Wally's, and Trudy's)
๐ŸŸ  Live musicians/performers at 60th Ave and Maple St.
๐ŸŸ  After Dark Projections
๐ŸŸ  Street DJs
๐ŸŸ  Live Artists
๐ŸŸ  On-Street Galleries
๐ŸŸ  Virtual Content + IG "Walk it Outs"
๐ŸŸ  PLUS a summer-long Public Art Scavenger Hunt! Wander the neighborhood and take selfies with public art works and WIN PRIZES. Free to join.

Shoutout to this month’s poster artist ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜‡! @๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ. Special thanks to Blick Art Materials for supporting our First Friday poster artists!


FIRST FRIDAY
๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹ ๐”ธโ„•๐”ป ๐”ธ๐”น๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹!
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: (๐Ÿ• - ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ)
โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(2727 ๐˜• 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต)
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (7 - 10):
๐—•๐—ข๐——๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ: ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป & ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€
https://www.facebook.com/events/2286334798189081/

๐Ž๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ:
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต // ๐—” ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
https://www.facebook.com/events/708079007116421


โค๏ธ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ
(๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ - 2729 ๐˜•. 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต)
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (7 - 10):
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ / ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ธ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—น๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป


โค๏ธ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ž’๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐›
(6117 Maple St.)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐…๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ง๐ž
(6105 Maple St.)


โค๏ธ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง
(6061 Maple St.)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฑ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ
FREE GIFTS and the Tunnel of Love!


โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(6059 ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ก)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ž๐ & ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐”๐ฅ๐ญ๐ซ๐š-๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง
(6023 Maple St.) Free Scoop of Ice Cream for Friends of BFF Members!


๐ŸŽจ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—–๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ
(Outside T&W's)
ALL AGES & ABILITIES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ'๐ฌ
(2814 ๐‘. 60๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘ก.)
๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜€: 6 - 9 PM


โค๏ธ ๐€๐ค๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž
(Inside Trudy's)
๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป / ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต (๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿต)

&

๐๐…๐“ ๐Ž๐ง๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/460550262267786


โšก ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜


โค๏ธ ๐”๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(6124 Military Ave)


โค๏ธ ๐‚๐‡๐Ž๐ˆ๐‚๐„ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  & ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(5905 Maple St)
๐—๐—ผ๐—น๐˜†๐—ป๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต: ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€
๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ & ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต. ๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿด๐—ฝ๐—บ


โค๏ธ ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐‰ ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐๐ ๐ž
(5903 Maple St.)


โค๏ธ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†
(5901 Maple St.)
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

๐€ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ฐ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ


โค๏ธ ๐Ž๐ฆ๐š๐ก๐š ๐€๐ซ๐ญ ๐‹๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ
(inside BFF Gallery)


โค๏ธ ๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ
(5603 NW Radial Hwy)
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

M.J Queen Beauty & Fashion (Mourdjana "MJ" Batcha) + Assad Komi


โค๏ธ ๐Œ๐š๐Œ๐Ž ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(5603 NW Radial Hwy)
TGIBFF!


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐“๐จ๐ฉ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(5910 Maple St.)
๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘› 4:00-7:00 ๐‘.๐‘š.
special sales and bargains for shoppers.

Tip Top supports Youth Emergency Services (YES) in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. Proceeds from the Shop help this organization with their programs and services to homeless youth. Volunteers are always needed at Tip Tip! Inquire within!

โค๏ธ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ
(5912 Maple St.)

โค๏ธ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ
(5918 ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ก.)
Members Only Happy Hour // August 5th
Special Performance by : Purris Stilton!
https://www.facebook.com/events/755479338977832
BFF Members enjoy $1 off drinks!
๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ? ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ข.๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ/๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ


โค๏ธ ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐จ๐ฌ๐จ
(6056 Maple St.)
Get a Slice and a Soda and thank them for sponsoring our BFFzz zine!

โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ž
(6054 Maple St.)
Kaija Jeanae Experience Band for BFF
https://www.facebook.com/events/3223052197969345

โค๏ธ ๐„๐๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž
(6070 Maple St.)
Movie Night: School of Rock
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920222888177132

โค๏ธ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข
(6114 Military Ave)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐‰๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ' ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ
(6129 Military Ave)
BFF! Featuring Whimsy Handmade
https://www.facebook.com/events/566061215168617

โค๏ธ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น
(6112 Military Ave)
Oracle Readings with Lady Lilith
https://www.facebook.com/events/1160242874833158/


โค๏ธ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž ๐‚๐จ.
(6051 Maple St.)
BFF Music Showcase: Originals Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/1931160560607226/


โค๏ธ ๐‰๐š๐ค๐ž'๐ฌ ๐‚๐ข๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ
(6206 Maple St.)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
(6201 Maple St.)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:

๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ ๐‘ต๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป - ๐•’๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐Ÿก ๐•ก๐•ž
๐Ÿ’œ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ
(5918 Maple St.)
August BFF w/DJ LadieMuerte
https://www.facebook.com/events/469097864651225

๐Ÿ’œ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ค๐ž๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐’๐ญ. ๐“๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง
(2735 N. 62nd St.)


๐Ÿ’œ ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐
(6121 Military Ave)
Cable Network with Wyrmwood and Collin Smith
https://www.facebook.com/events/789531162249005

๐Ÿ’œ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ž
(6212 Maple St.)
Doobie "Bat Sh*t Crazy Tour" FT: Caskey (Omaha NE)
https://www.facebook.com/events/510097827154403

๐•†๐•Ÿ-๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•–๐•ฅ โ„™๐•ฃ๐• ๐•›๐•–๐•”๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค
Keep your eyes peeled for on-street projections after dark!

โ—๐๐„๐‘๐Š๐’!โ—
Don’t forget! Friends of BFF receive special PERKS every First Friday! Become a member at bffomaha.org/friend and enjoy these perks!
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ // FREE draft beer or glass of wine w/ app or entrée (4-6)
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† // Half off draft beer (3-6)
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ // $1 off tap beers until 7. $1 off Sangria all night
๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ // Pub BOGO for a penny apple pie shots (3-6)
๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป // Buy one get one TACOS
๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€' ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ // 10% off your purchase
๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ // free cookie with drink purchase
๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด // $1.00 off all drafts
๐—๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ // Half off Sangria on tap
๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ถ // Buy one get one SAKE
๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ // $1 off Tap Beers until 7. $1 off sangria
๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ // 10% off your purchase
๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฑ & ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†'๐˜€ // FREE scoop of ice cream
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† // $1.00 off all drinks
members only happy hour 5 - 6

๐Ÿ”บ๐’๐€๐…๐„๐“๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐‘๐’๐“ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜๐Ÿ”บ

Get reacquainted with the ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.

BFF Omaha's "๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.," states that your establishment will encourage, expect, and strive to maintain a safe environment, with a zero tolerance policy towards harassment and assault.

If visitors feel unsafe at any time while in your establishment, staff or someone of authority will promptly take steps to address the situation, or if necessary remove the person(s) responsible and/or notify the proper authorities.

๐Ÿ‘€Keep and Eye Out for our ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ buttons worn by BFF volunteers and decals in business windows. In the event you need help, look out for the ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ ๐๐š๐๐ ๐ž or ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž. This person and/or business will be able to help!

For more information and to sign the pledge on behalf or your business, please visit bffomaha.org/about

๐Ÿ”บLet's keep each other safe! ๐Ÿ”บ

โ—๐™ฑ๐™ต๐™ต ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šข ๐šƒ๐š’๐š™๐šœโ—
๐ŸŸ  Never walk alone after dark - ask a friend, area staff, or BFF staff/volunteer to walk you to your car
๐ŸŸ  Don’t drink and drive - call a safe ride, take the bus, phone a friend!
๐ŸŸ  COVID-19 is still afoot - please get vaccinated, be safe, wear masks, and do NOT attend First Friday if you are feeling ill.


THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BFF MEMBERS!!!
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›
๐‚๐€๐๐“๐€๐ˆ๐'๐’ ๐‚๐‹๐”๐
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

โญ 1912 @1912benson
โญ Benson Brewery @bensonbrewery
โญ FNBO @fnbo
โญ First Interstate Bank
โญ Ted & Wally's Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream n Benson @tedandwallys


๐๐”๐’๐ˆ๐๐„๐’๐’
โ–ช๏ธBarchen
โ–ช๏ธBenson Mill Apartments @bensonmillapts
โ–ช๏ธThe Byrd Bath @the_byrdbath
โ–ช๏ธDahlia House @dahliahouse
โ–ช๏ธFive Nine @shopfivenine
โ–ช๏ธGreg Grossman, Inc
โ–ช๏ธHeather Tedesco, Realtor @heatherheartshomes
โ–ช๏ธJake's Cigars @jakesomaha
โ–ช๏ธRadial Arts Center @radialartscenter
โ–ช๏ธSaint Paul Benson @saintpaulbenson
โ–ช๏ธScout Guide Omaha @tsgomaha
โ–ช๏ธShakedown Street Tavern @shakedownstreettavern
โ–ช๏ธThe Sydney @thesydneybenson
โ–ช๏ธSupergroovy's The Sweet Side!
โ–ช๏ธTaco Co. @handmadetacos

แดกแด‡ สŸแดœแด  สแด€!
โค๏ธ
สส€ BFFs

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿคโค๏ธ
5-10pm #FirstFriday August 5th
Located within the Benson Creative District!

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐’๐ญ. & ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

Artisan Market, Food Vendors, & Performance Stage

โญ๏ธFeatured Vendors: Pratik Rayamajhi, Umuco Wacu, Tri-Faith Initiative, Jasive Solorzano, Nurullo Mavriya, Taidet Perez, Mohammad Shafiq Seddiqi, Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church, & more!

โญ๏ธCommunity Tables by Refugee Women Rising, Refugee Empowerment Center, & Immigrant Legal Center

โญ๏ธPerformances (6:30-9:00pm):
Mallika Madduri, Umuco Wacu, Karen Youth Loves Culture, Oscar Rios Pohirieth, & Darayu Boltaeva

โญ๏ธAfter-Dark Projections by Virgilio Rodriguez
โญ๏ธOn-Street Gallery
โญ๏ธFood Vendors: Zaytuna, Esther Mitchell (Kenyan Samosas), & Chaima

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐…๐… ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™
@thebffgallery | 5901 Maple St. (6 - 9)
โญ๏ธA collection of works from the Midwestern African Museum of Art

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™
@radialartscenter | 5603 NW Radial HWY
โญ๏ธM.J Queen Beauty & Fashion (Mourdjana "MJ" Batcha) + Assad Komi
โญ๏ธVirtual workshop by Yi Tway - DIY Banana leaf dessert
โญ๏ธOn-street Window Displays !

Join us for the 2022 New American Arts Festival on Friday, August 5th! This project, in its 9th year, is hosted by Heartland Family Services and BFF Omaha. Our on street festival returns to Military Avenue in downtown Benson!

Join us for in-person exhibits, featured artisans at local retailers, food trucks, on-street performances and more!
We seek to highlight the performance and visual arts of Omaha's refugee and immigrant communities.
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™


๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽตBFF + Hardy Coffee Co. Present:๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽธ
๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐˜†, ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ!
ALL AGES WELCOME.
August 5th 2022, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hardy Coffee Benson: 6051 Maple Street
Performers (in no particular order):
๐ŸŽค SAND
๐ŸŽค Daryl Jr.
๐ŸŽค Saltwater Sanctuary
๐ŸŽค OJAI
๐ŸŽค Halien Friendz
Hosted by: Mad Darling
$10 Suggested Donation (supports local artists)


๐Ÿ’ป๐๐…๐“ ๐Ž๐ง๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ’ป
#FirstFriday at Aksarben Creative
Part of Trudy's Open Studios | 2418 N. 60th St.
6pm - 9pm

An introduction to the world of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for artists, art collectors and nonprofits!

Have you heard about NFTs and wondered what they're all about? Curious to learn why this is more than just a jpeg? Join Stefanie Monge for an overview of what NFTs are and how they're created. Plus, see examples of ways NFTs can be leveraged to generate sustainable income for creators, build community, and raise funds to support real world projects.


โ˜€๏ธ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฆ โ˜€๏ธ
Join BFF and 50+ artist vendors & community partners on street closures at Military Ave. & 62nd St. abutting Maple St..
๐ŸŸข Beats on the Street by DJ B and DJ Joe Benson!
๐ŸŸข Live artists, Community Partners, and more!


โ˜€๏ธ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฅ'๐—ฆ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐˜… ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€! โ˜€๏ธ
Do you love your BFF's? PROVE IT! For our 10 Year, Sailor's Grave is offering a deal on BFF logo tatts! Be a Friend till the End and immortalize your BFFs! Prices starting at $40! Sailor's Grave is Walk-In Only. First Come First Serve! Open Tuesday thru Saturday 12 - 8.


โ˜€๏ธ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š?? โ˜€๏ธ
BFF is bringing Pedi-Cabs into Benson every First Friday this summer! So flag one of these bikes down, hop in, and just sit back and enjoy the riiiiiiiiiide


โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—•๐—™๐—™!โ˜€๏ธ
We're TEN years YOUNG all summer long!

Celebrate 10 Years of BFF at PETSHOP!

Visit our BFF Video Booth, record a video sharing a memory of BFF, and get some 10 year swag!

Located outside Petshop! Have a story to share but can't make it to the booth? Email a 30 second clip sharing your BFF memories to info@bffomaha.org! Stories will be shared throughout the year!


๐Ÿšต ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐——๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ! ๐Ÿšต

๐ŸŸ  Added window displays
๐ŸŸ  All-ages TO-GO Art Kits (available at BFF Gallery, Ted & Wally's, and Trudy's)
๐ŸŸ  Live musicians/performers at 60th Ave and Maple St.
๐ŸŸ  After Dark Projections
๐ŸŸ  Street DJs
๐ŸŸ  Live Artists
๐ŸŸ  On-Street Galleries
๐ŸŸ  Virtual Content + IG "Walk it Outs"
๐ŸŸ  PLUS a summer-long Public Art Scavenger Hunt! Wander the neighborhood and take selfies with public art works and WIN PRIZES. Free to join.

Shoutout to this month’s poster artist ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜‡! @๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ. Special thanks to Blick Art Materials for supporting our First Friday poster artists!


FIRST FRIDAY
๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹ ๐”ธโ„•๐”ป ๐”ธ๐”น๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹!
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: (๐Ÿ• - ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ)
โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(2727 ๐˜• 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต)
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (7 - 10):
๐—•๐—ข๐——๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ: ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป & ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€
https://www.facebook.com/events/2286334798189081/

๐Ž๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ:
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต // ๐—” ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
https://www.facebook.com/events/708079007116421


โค๏ธ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ
(๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ - 2729 ๐˜•. 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต)
๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (7 - 10):
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ / ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ธ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—น๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป


โค๏ธ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ž’๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐›
(6117 Maple St.)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐…๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ง๐ž
(6105 Maple St.)


โค๏ธ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง
(6061 Maple St.)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฑ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ
FREE GIFTS and the Tunnel of Love!


โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(6059 ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ก)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ž๐ & ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐”๐ฅ๐ญ๐ซ๐š-๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง
(6023 Maple St.) Free Scoop of Ice Cream for Friends of BFF Members!


๐ŸŽจ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—–๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ
(Outside T&W's)
ALL AGES & ABILITIES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ'๐ฌ
(2814 ๐‘. 60๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘ก.)
๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜€: 6 - 9 PM


โค๏ธ ๐€๐ค๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž
(Inside Trudy's)
๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป / ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต (๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿต)

&

๐๐…๐“ ๐Ž๐ง๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/460550262267786


โšก ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜


โค๏ธ ๐”๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(6124 Military Ave)


โค๏ธ ๐‚๐‡๐Ž๐ˆ๐‚๐„ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  & ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(5905 Maple St)
๐—๐—ผ๐—น๐˜†๐—ป๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต: ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€
๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ & ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต. ๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿด๐—ฝ๐—บ


โค๏ธ ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐‰ ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐๐ ๐ž
(5903 Maple St.)


โค๏ธ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†
(5901 Maple St.)
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

๐€ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ฐ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ


โค๏ธ ๐Ž๐ฆ๐š๐ก๐š ๐€๐ซ๐ญ ๐‹๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ
(inside BFF Gallery)


โค๏ธ ๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ
(5603 NW Radial Hwy)
โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

M.J Queen Beauty & Fashion (Mourdjana "MJ" Batcha) + Assad Komi


โค๏ธ ๐Œ๐š๐Œ๐Ž ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
(5603 NW Radial Hwy)
TGIBFF!


โค๏ธ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐“๐จ๐ฉ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
(5910 Maple St.)
๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘› 4:00-7:00 ๐‘.๐‘š.
special sales and bargains for shoppers.

Tip Top supports Youth Emergency Services (YES) in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. Proceeds from the Shop help this organization with their programs and services to homeless youth. Volunteers are always needed at Tip Tip! Inquire within!

โค๏ธ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ
(5912 Maple St.)

โค๏ธ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ
(5918 ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ก.)
Members Only Happy Hour // August 5th
Special Performance by : Purris Stilton!
https://www.facebook.com/events/755479338977832
BFF Members enjoy $1 off drinks!
๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ? ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ข.๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ/๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ


โค๏ธ ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐จ๐ฌ๐จ
(6056 Maple St.)
Get a Slice and a Soda and thank them for sponsoring our BFFzz zine!

โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ž
(6054 Maple St.)
Kaija Jeanae Experience Band for BFF
https://www.facebook.com/events/3223052197969345

โค๏ธ ๐„๐๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž
(6070 Maple St.)
Movie Night: School of Rock
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920222888177132

โค๏ธ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข
(6114 Military Ave)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐‰๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ' ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ
(6129 Military Ave)
BFF! Featuring Whimsy Handmade
https://www.facebook.com/events/566061215168617

โค๏ธ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น
(6112 Military Ave)
Oracle Readings with Lady Lilith
https://www.facebook.com/events/1160242874833158/


โค๏ธ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž ๐‚๐จ.
(6051 Maple St.)
BFF Music Showcase: Originals Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/1931160560607226/


โค๏ธ ๐‰๐š๐ค๐ž'๐ฌ ๐‚๐ข๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ
(6206 Maple St.)
๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:


โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
(6201 Maple St.)
๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต:

๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ ๐‘ต๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป - ๐•’๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐Ÿก ๐•ก๐•ž
๐Ÿ’œ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ
(5918 Maple St.)
August BFF w/DJ LadieMuerte
https://www.facebook.com/events/469097864651225

๐Ÿ’œ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ค๐ž๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐’๐ญ. ๐“๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง
(2735 N. 62nd St.)


๐Ÿ’œ ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐
(6121 Military Ave)
Cable Network with Wyrmwood and Collin Smith
https://www.facebook.com/events/789531162249005

๐Ÿ’œ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ž
(6212 Maple St.)
Doobie "Bat Sh*t Crazy Tour" FT: Caskey (Omaha NE)
https://www.facebook.com/events/510097827154403

๐•†๐•Ÿ-๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•–๐•ฅ โ„™๐•ฃ๐• ๐•›๐•–๐•”๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค
Keep your eyes peeled for on-street projections after dark!

โ—๐๐„๐‘๐Š๐’!โ—
Don’t forget! Friends of BFF receive special PERKS every First Friday! Become a member at bffomaha.org/friend and enjoy these perks!
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ // FREE draft beer or glass of wine w/ app or entrée (4-6)
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† // Half off draft beer (3-6)
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ // $1 off tap beers until 7. $1 off Sangria all night
๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ // Pub BOGO for a penny apple pie shots (3-6)
๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป // Buy one get one TACOS
๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€' ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ // 10% off your purchase
๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ // free cookie with drink purchase
๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด // $1.00 off all drafts
๐—๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ // Half off Sangria on tap
๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ถ // Buy one get one SAKE
๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ // $1 off Tap Beers until 7. $1 off sangria
๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ // 10% off your purchase
๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฑ & ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†'๐˜€ // FREE scoop of ice cream
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† // $1.00 off all drinks
members only happy hour 5 - 6

๐Ÿ”บ๐’๐€๐…๐„๐“๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐‘๐’๐“ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜๐Ÿ”บ

Get reacquainted with the ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.

BFF Omaha's "๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.," states that your establishment will encourage, expect, and strive to maintain a safe environment, with a zero tolerance policy towards harassment and assault.

If visitors feel unsafe at any time while in your establishment, staff or someone of authority will promptly take steps to address the situation, or if necessary remove the person(s) responsible and/or notify the proper authorities.

๐Ÿ‘€Keep and Eye Out for our ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ buttons worn by BFF volunteers and decals in business windows. In the event you need help, look out for the ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ ๐๐š๐๐ ๐ž or ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž. This person and/or business will be able to help!

For more information and to sign the pledge on behalf or your business, please visit bffomaha.org/about

๐Ÿ”บLet's keep each other safe! ๐Ÿ”บ

โ—๐™ฑ๐™ต๐™ต ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šข ๐šƒ๐š’๐š™๐šœโ—
๐ŸŸ  Never walk alone after dark - ask a friend, area staff, or BFF staff/volunteer to walk you to your car
๐ŸŸ  Don’t drink and drive - call a safe ride, take the bus, phone a friend!
๐ŸŸ  COVID-19 is still afoot - please get vaccinated, be safe, wear masks, and do NOT attend First Friday if you are feeling ill.


THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BFF MEMBERS!!!
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›
๐‚๐€๐๐“๐€๐ˆ๐'๐’ ๐‚๐‹๐”๐
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

โญ 1912 @1912benson
โญ Benson Brewery @bensonbrewery
โญ FNBO @fnbo
โญ First Interstate Bank
โญ Ted & Wally's Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream n Benson @tedandwallys


๐๐”๐’๐ˆ๐๐„๐’๐’
โ–ช๏ธBarchen
โ–ช๏ธBenson Mill Apartments @bensonmillapts
โ–ช๏ธThe Byrd Bath @the_byrdbath
โ–ช๏ธDahlia House @dahliahouse
โ–ช๏ธFive Nine @shopfivenine
โ–ช๏ธGreg Grossman, Inc
โ–ช๏ธHeather Tedesco, Realtor @heatherheartshomes
โ–ช๏ธJake's Cigars @jakesomaha
โ–ช๏ธRadial Arts Center @radialartscenter
โ–ช๏ธSaint Paul Benson @saintpaulbenson
โ–ช๏ธScout Guide Omaha @tsgomaha
โ–ช๏ธShakedown Street Tavern @shakedownstreettavern
โ–ช๏ธThe Sydney @thesydneybenson
โ–ช๏ธSupergroovy's The Sweet Side!
โ–ช๏ธTaco Co. @handmadetacos

แดกแด‡ สŸแดœแด  สแด€!
โค๏ธ
สส€ BFFs

About the Event Host
BFF: Building Community Through Arts Engagement
When & Where
Aug 5, 2022, 5:00pm to
Aug 6, 2022, 2:00am
Downtown Benson
2725 N 62nd St.
Omaha, NE
Free


What To Expect

Happy Hour - Drinks

Arts & Culture Classes

Museum Exhibit

Tours

Dessert

Craft

Alternative

Indie

Workshop

Discussion

Creative

Specials

Beer

Food Trucks

Dinner

Community

Digital Art

Art Gallery

Paintings

Theater

Multi-Cultural

Fashion

FIlm

Local Market

Nonprofit Events

Live Music

Educational

Performance Art

Volunteer Opportunities

Crafts

Nightlife

Clothes & Fashion

Mimosas


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