Join Family First Health in a three-day celebration of our 25 years of working with clients living with HIV/AIDS. Twelve panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Marketview Arts in York as a recognition of the lives we’ve lost to the disease and the work still to be done to fight it.
Family First Health has been working with York College and the IMPACT Arts and Culture Conference to bring you this event. Funding from WellSpan Health and the York County Community Foundation has made this event possible.
Check out the lineup of events.
Thursday, June 23:
A public reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at York’s Central Market (across the street from Marketview Arts). Guided tours will set off from Market every 30 minutes to look at the quilt. A welcome and other prepared statements from our partners will occur at 6 p.m.
Food and drink samples will be available during the reception thanks to some of the great York restaurants and breweries including – York City Pretzel Company, Tutoni’s, Pepper’s Grille, Gift Horse Brewing Company and Liquid Hero Brewery. More food and drink options will be added as they are confirmed.
Friday, June 24:
The quilt will be open for viewing at Marketview Arts from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free, confidential HIV testing will be available on site.
Join us at 7 p.m. at the Strand-Capital Performing Arts Center for a free showing of the movie “Philadelphia” – one of the first films to openly discuss HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues. York poet Carla Christopher will perform a spoken word piece before the showing.
Saturday, June 25:
The quilt will be open for viewing at Marketview Arts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HIV testing will again be available free of charge.
A ceremony is in the works at the Caring Together Serenity Garden. More details to come.
Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., York, Pa. 17401
There is metered parking available that runs through 5 p.m. Several city garages are free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and are free all day on weekends.
For more information, call Kate Harmon at 717-801-4855 or email email@example.com.