1st Friday In Albany, NY

1st friday logoThe 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.

people visiting artisan vendors

1st Friday: April 7, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Highlights include:
    • Specials at Bombers Burrito Bar, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Romeo's Gifts, and Elissa Halloran Designs
    • Wine Tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits
    • Special events and/or exhibitions at Albany Institute of History & Art, 3 Fish Coffee, Albany Barn, City Church, and Alacrity Frame Workshop
    • And much more!!

1st Friday: May 5, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Highlights include:
    • Specials at Bombers Burrito Bar, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Romeo's Gifts, and Elissa Halloran Designs
    • Wine Tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits
    • Special events, performances, and/or exhibitions at Alacrity Frame Workshop, City Church, First Presbyterian Church, University Club, The Albany Barn, Rocco's Art Gallery, National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    • And much more!!

1st Friday: June 2, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Highlights include:
    • Specials at Bombers Burrito Bar, Lark Street Natural Foods, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Romeo's Gifts, and Elissa Halloran Designs
    • Wine Tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits
    • Special events, performances, and/or exhibitions at Alacrity Frame Workshop, Albany Institute of History & Art, City Church, Upstate Artists Guild @ Stage 1 Gallery, Enigma Company, First Presbyterian Church, University Club, The Albany Barn, Rocco's Art Gallery, and National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    • And much more!!

1st Friday: July 7, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Highlights include:
    • Specials at Bombers Burrito Bar, Lark Street Natural Foods, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Romeo's Gifts, and Elissa Halloran Designs
    • Wine Tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits
    • Special events, performances, and/or exhibitions at Albany Institute of History & Art, City Church, Gallery at theRep, Savoy Taproom, Alacrity Frame Workshop, and The Gallery at Enigma
    • And much more!!

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