1st Friday Albany



June 02, 2017

High Summer == High Art

Summer is in full swing. And so is the art. Get out there and enjoy.

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


    Featured artist: Melody Often

    Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway
    • Spotlight: Erie Canal
    • Ancient Egypt

    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 artist: Amanda Mellinger
    Musical Guest: Steven Stewart


    250 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Please join us for our showing of "autogenetic" by Julian Ansell. Be sure to stop in and see how we've transformed the old Ben & Jerry's into a great new venue with this preview for 1st Friday!

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    10% off all animal items!!

    First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery

    326 State Street Albany, NY 12210


    Concert: 6:00 pm: Albany Gay Men’s Chorus – Selections from Broadway

    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

    Rocco's Art Gallery

    220 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    • Pop up show featuring David Dip Soulion
    • Outdoor Art Market
    • Gallery shop open daily

    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    25% off Storewide for the Month of June!!!!

    Savoy Taproom

    301 Lark Street, NY 12210


    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month.

    That Store

    247 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featured Artists: David DiPasquale, Mahodd Harvin, and Kaz-Mir
    Storewide sale for new location!

    The Gallery at ENIGMA

    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featuring paintings by Gary Masline

    The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery

    231 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featured artist: Mike Millspaugh, Small wood carvings and drawings. Also paintings by Bill Pettit, Gerald Cooley and Wren Panzellas

  • Beyond Lark Street

    Albany Barn

    56 Second Street Albany, NY 12210


    • 5-8pm - Body Work: an exploration of gender, identity, and sexuality
    • 7-11pm - Battle of the Brushes: live painting showdown!

    Esther Massry Gallery & College Of Saint Rose

    1002 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12203


    • DESIGN@WORK: The Karene Faul Alumni Show
    • Reception June 2 & September 8 from 5-7 pm
    • Participating are 14 designers from around the country who work with video, animation, web design and print for major brands.

    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Artful Windows: "She Said I Do"– 40% off sale
    Light refreshments


    435 New Scotland Avenue 12208


    Albany Tea Festival at Overit

    If you’re a tea lover or just tea curious, please join us for the third annual Albany Tea Festival featuring specialty vendors, tea talks, charity raffles and a Chinese tea ceremony. The Hungry Traveler food truck will be there, too.

    After browsing the vendors, learn about what’s trending in the world of tea, the medicinal properties of Ginseng and mushrooms, go on a tea journey and end your evening with a play about the history of tea! Admission is free. Attendees can sign up beginning at 5:30 p.m.at the event to attend the Chinese tea ceremony. For more information about this event, please visit http://albanyteafestival.com

    Pine Hills Branch, Albany Public Library

    517 Western Ave Albany, NY 12203


    • ART @ APL exhibition opening reception
    • Illustrated Show featuring the following artists: Marie Beebe, Ruth Chan, Gigi Chen, JiYoung, Aya Kakeda, Deb Lucke, ShinYeon Moon, Jeremy Ngyen, Isabel Roxas, Meg Sodano, Nina Summer
    • thru October 28

    The University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    • 6-8pm - 7th Annual Pinkster Celebration
    • Meet John Freeman Gill, Author of "The Gargoyle Hunters"
    • Tickets $40
    • 8-10pm Rock, Pop and Irish Pub Songs with Geo Doody

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Upstate Artists Guild @ The Barn Stage 1 Gallery

    46-48 North Swan Street Albany, NY 12210


    Motherart: Curated by Natasha Pernicka
    A Show celebrating motherhood, sisterhood, womanhood with artwork from over 15 local artists

  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    Albany Elks Lodge
    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208


    Band: Eight to the Bar
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON Giulianos at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to Eight to the Bar 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.

    University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    8:00 -10:00 p.m.- Rock, Pop and Irish Pub Songs with Geo Doody