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Albany's First Night For Art!


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1st Friday is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in Albany, NY. Event sponsors and participants host events from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city. 1st Friday is an active and unique collaboration between the Upstate Artists Guild (UAG), Lark Street BID, the local arts community, and local businesses. Please support our participants and sponsors!

  • Lark Street District & Central Avenue District

    Bombers Burrito Bar

    258 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    bombersburritobar.com

    Featuring:
    • $3 Dos Equis Drafts
    • $6 Original Margaritas


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Capital Wine & Spirits

    348 State Street Albany, NY 12210

    capitalwinealbany.com

    Wine Tasting!



    City Church

    200 Washington Avenue, NY 12210 (Former Key Bank Building)

    /citychurchalbany.com/

    Featured artists: Gabe Guzman, David Lilley, and Osker


    ENIGMA CO

    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    theenigmaco.com

    • Recent Paintings by Rachel Baxter
    • Up to 30% Off Discount on Select Items


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    ehdesigns.com

    16 year anniversary sale!! 16% off jewelry, and anything made by Elissa.


    First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery

    326 State Street Albany, NY 12210

    firstpresalbany.org

    • Concert: 6:00 pm
    • Susan Boddie and Sherwood Wise: Music for Voice and Oboe
    • The Musicians of First Presbyterian: William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices


    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/pages/Romeos-Gifts/156025297768831

    Storewide Sale for the Month of March!!!!


    The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery

    231 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/The-National-Upholstering-DesignStudioGallery-167651776597120

    Featuring artist Debra Kowalski, new collages


    Westminster Presbyterian Church

    262 State Street Albany, NY 12210

    wpcalbany.org

    The Capital Dance Collective will present a free performance of music, choreography, and comedy at 7:00 PM in the Assembly Hall. Members of the Capital Dance Collective describe themselves as "a group of older women who dance to nourish our souls and to present a unique and positive image of aging through the creation of original dance theatre. We perform to let folks know what we do." Come and enjoy!


  • Beyond Lark Street

    Albany Barn

    56 Second Street Albany, NY 12210

    albanybarn.org

    2017 Wildwood Community Arts Showcase


    Albany Center Gallery

    39 Columbia Street Albany, NY 12207

    albanycentergallery.org

    • 39th Annual Photography Regional will feature a salon-style open viewing
    • Jurors: Tara Fracalossi and Danny Goodwin
    • The 39th Annual Photography Regional will feature a salon-style open viewing from March 3 to March 10, in which all entries will be hung floor-to-ceiling upon delivery to the gallery. After March 10 the juried selection will be rehung as a formal exhibition. The 39th Annual Photography Regional will open on March 17; prizes will be awarded at the opening reception, which will take place from 5-9 pm on March 17, 2017


    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/pages/Great-Finds-Thrift-Boutique

    Artful Windows: "Carnival", store hours 12-5 PM, Winter Bag Sale and light refreshments


    Opalka Gallery & Sage College

    140 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208

    sage.edu/opalka

    • 5:30 pm: Exhibition Walk-Through with Caroline Ramersdorfer
    • 6:30 pm: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company Performance
    • Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company has been invited to create a new performance in relation to Austrian-born sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer’s current exhibit, Gravity + Light: Caroline Ramersdorfer: Sculptures 1985-2016
    • The performance by ESDC will consist of a premiere, entitled At Any Given Moment, created by Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli and her dancers, set to music by Evelyn Glennie, as well as two current repertory pieces, Auriga and Tumble, brought to new life for the gallery space. The performance begins at 6:30 pm. Ms. Ramersdorfer will guide a walk-through of her exhibition at 5:30 pm. Admission is free all events


    The Cheese Traveler and Changing Spaces 2.0

    540 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12209

    thecheesetraveler.com

    A showing of two artists, featuring visual artworks by Sanny Williams and Abraham Ferrari; a poetry to be announced; music by Brian Campoli, and a cheese demo at The Cheese Traveler 7-10 PM


    The University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    universityclubalbany.com

    "Pub Songs & Oldies with Jeff Strange" at a special time - 7:00 - 9:00 PM!


  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    Albany Elks Lodge
    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208

    danceflurry.org

    Band: Alan Thomson Little Big Band
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to the Alan Thomson Little Big Band 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

    laxonlark.com

    Live music from 7-10pm with $5 margarita specials.



1st Friday News:

1st Friday, March 2017

Written: Feb 27, 2017
Great weather, better art! . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, February 2017

Written: Jan 29, 2017
Fresh snow, fresh art. Enjoy the winter, and Albany! . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, January 2017

Written: Dec 31, 2016
First 1st Friday of 2017! . . . continue reading . . .


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