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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, December 2, 2022

Highlights include:

  • Specials/discounts at Elissa Halloran Designs, GreatFinds Thrift Boutique, Lark St. Poke Bar, Local 217, Romeo's Gifts, Rom Shop, The Loft
  • Special events and/or exhibitions at Alacrity Frame Workshop, Albany Barn, Argus Hotel & Cocktail Lounge, Bar Vegan, Lark Street Mercantile, Lark Hall, Susie's, The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery, Albany 1st Friday Swing Dance, Art Associates Gallery/Studio, Albany Center Gallery, Artful Albany Podcast, Capital Repertory Theatre, City Beer Hall, Downtown Public Art, Empire Live, Empire Underground, Holiday Tree Lighting, MVP Arena

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