Summer is ending and students are heading back to school. For many students moving into college dorms, they are facing their first experience of having to decorate a space and make it their own. That can seem like a daunting task, but these Quick Tips for Decking Out Your Dorm can make it easier to create a work and sleep space that shows their personality.

Don’t leave your walls bare and boring. Working within your chosen color scheme, hang a poster, design a mural with your favorite photos or hang a map of the world and mark places you’ve been or have yet to go. The options are endless. Domaci's selection of  Cavallini posters  are perfect for dorm rooms. Whether you choose to tape or tack them to your walls, frame them, or mount them with our easy-to-use  poster kits , you can't go wrong. With a huge selection to choose from, you're sure to find at least one that speaks to you.
Visit Domaci's blog for more quick tips on decking out your dorm!

Determine what colors you’re going to use. Are you a fan of neutrals, or would you rather have a pop of color? Do you believe in  color psychology ? Choose a color scheme that will invoke the feelings and mood that you want your space to convey. Color perception is subjective, so use this opportunity to truly express your individuality.
This First Friday we welcome the opening of  CBD American Shaman , located at 9 E. 3 rd  Street. Owner, Laura Penske welcomes you to her beautiful shop, offering  FREE SAMPLES  to help you find the right products to relieve muscle pain, stress and improve your overall health!

We also welcome our new  FIRST FRIDAY SCAVENGER HUNT ! Scavenger Hunt Maps can be picked up at the SouthSide Arts District’s main office, located at 324 S. New Street on First Friday  starting at 5pm!  Each location listed will be offering guests  FREE  goodies! Visit any five locations and get your map stamped for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the SouthSide Arts District.

Along the way hear the sounds of the  Voices of the Valley Concert Series  – showcasing 11 musical acts across the District, stop by our shops and restaurants serving up fantastic specials all evening long, or take in our new art exhibit openings – including the  Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts . You may even catch a sneak peak of  Touchstone Theatre’s FESTIVAL UNBOUND Umbrella Brigade  parading the 3 rd  & 4 th  Streets! It’s all happening, First Friday September 6 th  in Downtown SouthSide!
Visit our website for a complete listing of music, art and scavenger hunt deals!
CBD American Shaman is dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated terpene rich CBD oil derived from all natural, high quality industrial hemp. Our proprietary nanotechnology makes our products 9x more bioavailable than anything else on the market, making our products faster and more efficiently absorbed by the body. (9 E 3rd St)
At New York Gyro , we take pleasure in providing our guests with quality Mediterranean food made with the freshest ingredients. We serve Gyros, Platters, Salads, and more! Our menu also features New York Style Halal Cart food with the highest quality ingredients.
(129 E 3rd St)
The fast-casual Casa de Campo , with hot buffet tables behind glass screens, serves appetizers such as fried shrimp, fried sweet plantains and Spanish beef and cheese patties; chicken dishes such as fried boneless chicken rinds, garlic chicken breast and chicken stew; meat options such as barbecue ribs, pepper steak and goat stew; and seafood selections such as paella, red snapper and lobster tail. (123 W 4th St)

Festival Unbound
October 4-13
In 1998, after an almost 150 year history building this Nation, Bethlehem Steel finally shut down steel making here in Bethlehem. It was a traumatic event, and Touchstone, to help the community work its way through it, created and assembled several works of art and cultural projects into a festival called Steel Festival, The Art of an Industry. Now, as October, 2019 approaches and the 20th anniversary since that extraordinary event, we face a challenge of a different and perhaps more daunting nature. Who are we, now that the Steel is gone? What are the challenges ahead, and what are the values that will hold the community together as we face the task of shaping our future?
Steel Weekend
September 28-29
The National Museum of Industrial History is hosting a special weekend of programming in celebration of Steel Day on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. An annual celebration in its 11th year, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, SteelDay is dedicated to the structural steel industry and is the field’s largest educational and networking function, with events occurring all over the country. We have an action-packed weekend full of educational and hands-on activities on Saturday and Sunday that are fun for the whole family. Watch iron smelt, learn how to forge metal, or partake in a rare hands-on hot riveting workshop! The full schedule of events is below.