1st Friday is a monthly arts and culture 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. Since its beginnings in 2006, 1st Friday has showcased the diversity of offerings that our capital city has to offer!
From art and food to live entertainment, the best of Albany is showcased at 1st Friday. Sponsors and participants offer 1st Friday visitors a chance to explore, enjoy, and support local businesses and the local arts community. Visitors are able to enjoy a diverse range of activities which include:
There were only four 1st Friday events in 2006, our inaugural year. Events prior to 2016 do not have individual event pages. But we do provide historical fliers and maps which help the local community better understand the history and impact of 1st Friday. Enjoy and we'll see you out there soon!