1st Friday Albany



January 06, 2017

First 1st Friday of 2017!

This is the FIRST 1st Friday of 2017! Don’t miss it. Sure, it might be cold. It might even be January! But don’t sit at home; come into Albany, support our sponsors, and enjoy some art!

1st Friday starts at 5:00 PM and ends at 9:00 throughout Albany. Select a region to see participating galleries, exhibit spaces, museums, restaurants and bars.

  • Lark Street District & Central Avenue District

    Local musicians are welcome to share their talents with the community with an open mic night to continue the celebration of music that is evident in the Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron exhibition.
    • Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron
    • Joan Steiner’s Look Alikes©

    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!


    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featured Monthly Artist

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Winter sale!!
    • 10% off jewelry!
    • 20% off scarves!
    • 50% off bags!!

    Lark St. Natural Foods

    217 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    10% Off any purchase – Must mention 1st Friday deal at Checkout.
    Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer.

    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    25% Off Storewide Sale on 1st Friday!!!!

  • Beyond Lark Street

    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Artful Windows: 'Luminaries'
    • New Year Sales

    The Cheese Traveler and Changing Spaces 2.0

    540 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12209


    A showing of three artists, featuring visual artworks by Sanny Williams, Jaime Courcelle, and David Austin; a poetry reading by Tara Needham & Kenyatta JP Garcia; and live music by Adam Coolong; and a cheese demo at The Cheese Traveler 7-10 pm.

    University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Artist in Residence: Ed O'Donnell
    Opening Reception

  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    Albany Elks Lodge
    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208


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