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1st Friday in Albany, NY: Experience Local Arts & Culture

The first Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany. Residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for 1st Friday, a highly anticipated celebration of arts and culture. 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.

outdoor vendor event

1st Friday: Friday, July 1, 2022

Highlights include:

  • Specials/discounts at Lark Street Poke Bar, Romeo's Gifts, Rom Shop, That Store, The Loft, Your CBD Store New Scotland
  • Special events and/or exhibitions at Alacrity Frame Workshop, Albany Barn, Bar Vegan, Belt Line 3, Elissa Halloran Designs, Lark Hall, Lark Street Mercantile, The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery, Twilight Market, Albany Public Library - Pine Hills Branch, Arts Associates Gallery, Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar, Albany Artful Podcast, Albany Center Gallery, Bites Camera Action, Downtown Public Art, Fresh & Fly Clothing

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