#518Day returns Friday, May 18, 2018, with a daylong celebration of culture online and in real life.
As in the past two years, #518Day will inspire hundreds of social media posts using the hashtag #518Day to amplify the many artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, cultural institutions, and more in the region defined by the 518 area code (and the new 838 area code overlay that into effect last fall). Though the overlay raised questions about whether #518Day could continue, the overlay actually reinforces the 518-ness of The 518. Callers in the area code can’t just punch in a seven-digit number anymore; they have to punch in ten digits, either “838” (for newer numbers) or “518.” So this year “518” will be even more on the top of everyone’s minds.
Another difference this year: #518Day is being used to promote events in real life.
- 518 Songfest, a showcase of Local 518 musicians, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at The Egg in Albany. Info and tickets at http://www.theegg.org/event/518-songfest.
- At the Tang Teaching Museum, museum curators will be offering five, 18-minute tours of various exhibitions at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18. Info available at http://tang.skidmore.edu.
- A Block Party organized by DJ TGIF, aka Craig Earle, is slated to happen at Island Creek Park in Albany (240 Church St.) on Friday, May 18. More info on DJ TGIF’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/djtgif
More events will be added to this list as they are announced.
- Tweet in preparation for #518Day, as Music Haven Stage did:
- Give a shout out to some of your favorite venues, like Opalka Gallery did:
- Share awesome photos, like Siena College did:
#518Day in the news:
- #518Day is Friday, May 18
- Tang celebrates #518Day with 5 tours, 18 minutes each
- Tang celebrates #518Day with free public event
- Stars to shine at Songfest
Check out this video
Special thanks to JoDee Kenney who interviewed me last year all about #518Day. In case you missed it, here it is:
Download and use these images
Just right-click on the images and hit “Save as,” and then use these images on social media to support #518Day and the region’s wealth of culture.