1st Friday | Downtown Albany

1st Friday

1st Friday


Albany's 1st Friday arts walk is back! The Downtown Albany & Lark Street Business Improvement Districts have partnered to bring you the best in art, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Click here for a full list of participating locations.
 
Shop special deals, dine local while enjoying restaurant specials, enjoy artwork and live acoustic music, or take in virtual tour from the comfort of your home. Please wear masks, practice social distancing, and observe all CDC COVID-19 guidelines while attending 1st Friday.
 
October's 1st Friday event will take place on October 2 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM.
 
Downtown events and specials include:

48 Hudson – Van Ostrande-Radliff House | Virtual tour of Albany's oldest building at historic-albany.org/48virtualtour
Albany Center Gallery |  488 Broadway | Final day of the 42nd Annual Photography Region Select exhibit (gallery open 12:00 – 5:00 PM); virtual exhibit tours available at albanycentergallery.org/acg360
#CapitalWalls | A public art endeavor by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn, and Albany Parking Authority featuring 14 murals throughout Downtown Albany. Visit albanycentergallery.org/capitalwalls  for a map and more information.
Downtown is Pawsome | Seek out 11 sculptures inspired by Albany icon Nipper, customized by regional artists and installed throughout downtown Albany. Map and more info at www.downtownalbany.org/downtownispawsome  
dp | an American Brasserie | 25 Chapel St | 20% off total bill (kindly tip on full value of meal; may not be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts)
Fort Orange General Store | 412 Broadway | FREE Fort Orange General Store Tote Bag with $50 purchase (open until 7 PM)
Open Gallery | Public art exhibit transforming back alleys and loading docks into a vibrant outdoor gallery through artwork by regional artists. Visit www.downtownalbany.org/opengallery for a map and more information.
Root3d | 165 S. Pearl Street | Class schedule: Black Health Matters (6:00 - 7:00 PM); fees apply


On-street and public garage parking is FREE in Downtown after 5:00 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends & holidays! Visit parkalbany.com for more information.