The first Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany. Starting at 5pm, residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for "1st Friday," a highly anticipated celebration of arts and culture, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild in collaboration with local businesses and sponsors.
Various neighborhoods throughout Albany host open houses, special events, live music, artist receptions, exhibitions, and more throughout the evening. Some restaurants, bars, clubs, and boutiques even offer specials and discounts in honor of the event.
1st Friday: January 6, 2017
- First 1st Friday of 2017!
- 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Highlights include:
- Specials at Bombers Burrito Bar, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Romeo's Gifts, and Lark Street Natural Foods
- Wine Tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits
- Special events and/or exhibitions at Albany Institute of History & Art, Enigma Co., and University Club
- And much more!!
See a full schedule of 1st Friday happenings »