Live from New York, it’s… Friday night? At Hastings-on-Hudson’s monthly festival, it is. Back in 2010, the village wanted to “bring people into the downtown,” explains organizer Lisa O’Reilly, so it closed down one street to have a few vendors and some food. “But it snowballed into an event the whole village looks forward to.” Two years later, Hastings Friday Night Live (HFNL) is still going strong. Every month has a theme, and the events run all year, with indoor happenings in winter. Past HFNLs have included authors’ readings, pop-up art exhibits, live mural painting, street dance parties, balloon-animal making, fire dancing, a dunk tank, and more. Each event has food and entertainment. Each tries to have events that can appeal to all age groups. (O’Reilly notes that even middle-schoolers, “a really hard group to please,” get excited to work the event, and there’s a charter bus to bring seniors.) And each is free. HFNLs, which run from 6 to 9 pm and often attract more than 500 people, usually take place on the first Friday of the month, but can vary depending on other holidays and other events, so check out rivertownsguide.com/fnl for schedules.