1st Friday 2018-08-02T19:46:09+00:00

1st Friday 

August Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    Lark St.  5-9pm
    Albany Rocks the Alacrity Frame Workshop
    By Amy Modesti

  • Albany Barn
    56 2nd Street 6-8:30pm
    “The Great Outdoors”  A one night only pop-up exhibition & vendor fair with works highlighting the beauty and brutality of nature.
    “H2O” Solo exhibition by Megan Ruch

  • Albany Institute Of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    Free Admission from 5-8pm
    – Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail
    – A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade
    – Birds & Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute

  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street  5-9pm
    Drink Specials

  • Café 217
    12 ½ Delaware Avenue 5-9pm
    Buy a bottle of wine and receive a free appetizer.  Plus $1 off all drinks
    The Dan Cuatt Quartet @ 7pm

  • Café Hollywood
    275 Lark Street 5-9pm
    ½ price drinks with food purchase.

  • Café Lark Pizza
    452 Madison Ave 5-9pm
    $1 Slice of Pizza

  • Cap City Boutique
    219 Lark St. 5-9pm
    All Hats BOGO – Buy 1 get 1 Half Off
    Music by Dj Siroc

  • Capital Wine
    Corner of State & Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Wine Tasting

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Hosting a Vintage Arts Sale – Select pieces from the “Treasure Chest” Thrift Store’s collection. All proceeds will benefit the Albany Damian Center.

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    NEIGH!!! 30% off all horse items!!

  • El Loco
    465 Madison Avenue 8-9pm
    Stop in and ask for our 1st Friday Appetizer Special

  • El Mariachi
    271 Lark Street – 4-7pm
    $5 Margueritas & Sangria
    Spanish & Mexican Tapas $5

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Ave. 11-6pm
    Artful Windows “Gone Thrifting” celebrating National Thrift Shop Day
    Summer Bag Sale, New Fall merchandise, light refreshments.

  • King’s Place Gallery
    29 N. Swan St. 5-8pm
    TASTE OF HISTORY – Opening Reception
    presented by the Albany County Historical Association
    Explore Albany’s culinary past and present in this journey though food, from the earliest Dutch settlers to modern-day food culture. (Please note our galleries are on the second floor and we do not have an elevator.) Light refreshments will be available. Free on-street parking. Additional free parking available in the Ten Broeck Mansion lot, accessible via Livingston Ave. or Ten Broeck Pl.  The exhibit is part of the Association’s “Appetite for History” theme of 2018

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artist Elinur Danon
    10% off entire purchase. (Excludes artwork)
    Opening Reception

  • Lark Natural Foods
    217 Lark Street
    10% Off  EVERYTHING with mention of 1st Friday Deal

  • Lark Tavern
    453 Madison Ave. 5-9pm
    ½ priced drinks with food purchase

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street  9:30pm-1:30am
    Live local band “North of Somewhere”
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    $1 off Draft Beer

  • McGuire’s
    353 State Street 5-9pm
    Burger and a Beer $15

  • Mio Posto
    200 Lark Street 5-9pm
    Complimentary glass of house wine with an appetizer/small plate

  • NoHo & SoHo Pizza
    195 & 269 Lark Street 5-9pm
    $3 off any large pizza

  • Oh Bar
    304 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    $3 Fireball and $3 Labatt Tall Boys

  • Pint Sized
    250 Lark Street  5pm to close
    Chalk Wall Takeover with Cara Hanley
    Opening reception for the first transformation of the chalkboard walls at Pint Sized. Other works by Cara will be hung in the bar.
    Free Snacks and Drink Specials

  • PizzaRoni
    420 Madison Ave.
    10 percent off any dine in or pick up order

  • Romaine Brooks Gallery @ Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave.
    Featured artist:  Lance Monotone

  • Romeo’s Gifts
    299 Lark Street 5-9pm
    25% off storewide sale for 1st Friday in August!

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month

  • Susies Pub
    8 Delaware Avenue
    ½ Price Appetizers while sitting @ bar.  $1 off all drinks!
    Happy Hour until 9pm

  • That Store
    247 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% discount on all incense, incense accessories, and body oils on 1st Friday

  • Yamaguchie
    221 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off of all art and art related items – hats, shirts, necklaces, bracelets

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Doc Scanlon
    – Free Swing Dance LESSON from 7 – 8pm, no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to Doc Scanlon
    https://www.facebook.com/events/201035993940861/
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Downtown

  • Albany Center Gallery
    488 Broadway 5-8pm
    Creations: Connections & Collections
    Opening Reception & Party in the Park
    Highlighting over 70 artists, live music by Intell Hayesfield, and more!

  • Albany Modern Body Art
    7 S. Pearl St  5-9pm
    Tattoo artist showing their portfolios and original art work