1st Friday Albany

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About 1st Friday

Albany's First Night For Art!

Current Participants / Sponsors:

1st Friday is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in Albany, NY. Event sponsors and participants host events from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city. 1st Friday is an active and unique collaboration between the Upstate Artists Guild (UAG), Lark Street BID, the local arts community, and local businesses. Please support our participants and sponsors!

  • Lark Street District & Central Avenue District

    Alacrity Frame Workshop

    215 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Sacred Visions by David Dipsoulion

    • 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
    • Ancient Egypt
    • 6PM: Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region gallery talks with Susan Berger, Janet Cooper, Kerry Furlani, Tom Santelli, Laura Christensen, and Jeanne Finley

    Bombers Burrito Bar

    258 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    • $3 Dos Equis Drafts
    • $6 Original Margaritas

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Capital Wine & Spirits

    348 State Street Albany, NY 12210


    Wine Tasting!

    City Church

    200 Washington Avenue, NY 12210 (Former Key Bank Building)


    • Featured Artists: Heather Kostell, Amanda Mellinger, Lydia Mansfield, and Art By Osker
    • Musical Guests: Rich Sarnacki, Stephen Stewart
    • Spoken word by Kadeem Quallis

    Eba Theater

    351 Hudson Avenue Albany, NY 12210


    • Huge Sale 5:30-8:30 PM
    • Most everything $1 or less.
    • Everything needs to go!
    • New Kids Dance Shoes
    • Like new Tuxedos, leotards, tights, crop tops, leggings, costumes, jewelry, t-shirts, material, lots of party supplies

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    10% off all beach related items!

    Lark St. Natural Foods

    217 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    10% Off on any purchase at our store on 1st Friday with mention of this listing

    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    25% off Storewide for the Month of July

    Savoy Taproom

    301 Lark Street, NY 12210


    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month.
    This month features works by Linda Danison and George Guarino.

    The Gallery at ENIGMA

    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featuring paintings by Alisha Lang

  • Beyond Lark Street

    Capital Repertory Theatre

    111 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12207


    • Opening reception for 'Mothers-Daughters-Friends'
    • Also enjoy Capital Repertory Theatres production of Mamma Mia.
    • Art will hang thru August 13th
    • Art will hang thru August 13th

    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Artful Windows: "By the Sea" – Christmas in July and light refreshments
    Light refreshments

  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208


    • Band: Crazy Feet
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to the Crazy Feet from 8 - 11pm
    • Admission including lesson: General $15; Dance Flurry members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

    L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge

    203-207 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Live music with John Hill from 7 - 10pm and $5 margarita specials.

1st Friday News:

1st Friday, 07 2017

Written: Jul 01, 2017
Happy Fourth of July, and may God Bless America . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, 06 2017

Written: May 29, 2017
High Summer == High Art . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, 05 2017

Written: May 05, 2017
Have an ARTY! Cinco de Mayo. . . . continue reading . . .