1st Friday Albany



April 07, 2017

April showers are full of art!

Although it is still March as I write this, and rainy, April is right around the corner. Spring is in the air and soon green will be everywhere. So get out there and support our participants, sponsors, and the whole community.

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.

1st Friday Flier

  • Lark Street District & Central Avenue District

    Alacrity Frame Workshop

    215 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Abstract Reality - by Thomas Rocco

    • Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renee Ridgway
    • Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography from the Albany Institute
    • Spotlight: Erie Canal

    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: Gabe Guzman, David Lilley, and Osker.

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    TWEET! 15% off all bird items!!

    First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery

    326 State Street Albany, NY 12210


    Retrospective: Paintings by Kevin Bruce
    Easter Eggs from Around the World: Harriet Seeley collection
    5:30-8:00 pm

    Concert: 6:00 pm
    Lamentation (Music for Lent): The College of Saint Rose Madrigal Ensemble
    Music for Flute and Horn: Patrice Malatestinic and James Heartl

    PaJ Gallery

    321 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210


    Come and Join Us for
    Our Last First Friday!
    Guest Artist Jackie Shapiro
    Refreshments Served!

    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    25% off Storewide for 1st Friday!!!!

    The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery

    231 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Special storewide Anniversary sale Celebrating 75years as an Albany family owned business and 15 years on Lark Street.

  • Beyond Lark Street

    3 Fish Coffee

    466 Madison Albany, NY 12208


    Featured artist: Rachel Baxter, curated by Albany Center Gallery

    Albany Barn

    56 Second Street Albany, NY 12210


    Collector's exhibition: The Lost and The Found, curated by Donald Jones

    Capital Repertory Theatre

    111 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12207


    Body Check
    Group exhibition with artists Samuray Akarvardar, Kyle Avery, Sebastian Meijas, and Joanna Tam
    (This is a Pop-Up exhibition and will return for a month long stay September 22nd- October 15th, 2017 in conjunction with our Sex with Strangers stage production)

    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Artful Windows: "EarthTones"
    Sales event, light refreshments

    Hudson River Coffee House

    227 Quail Street at Hudson Albany, NY 12203


    Pine Hills Community Art Show: Featuring art created by dozens of neighbors & students with help from the Upstate Artists Guild (UAG) at the September 2016 Meet, Munch, & More, an annual community event in Midtown Pine Hills.

    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 and Greg Dunn; a poetry reading by Brooke Ashley Kolkow and Matthew Klane; music by Nick Bisanz; and a cheese demo.

  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    Albany Elks Lodge
    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208


    Band: Lustre Kings
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON w/Jason Fenton at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to the Lustre Kings 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 from 7 - 10pm with $5 margarita specials.