1st Friday2019-01-25T18:41:23+00:00

1st Friday “Jazzed Up” Trolley Good Time!

February Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave, 5 – 8PM
    Opening Reception with Albany Center Gallery featuring the art of Tina Lincer

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark St.  5-9pm
    Figures of Luster: Places and Portraits by Nettye Lamkay

  • Albany Institute Of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    Free Admission from 5-8p

    • Shape and Shadow: The Sculpture of Larry Kagan
    • Bejeweled and Bedazzled: Jewelry and Personal Adornment
    • Heavy Metal: Cast Iron Stoves of the Capital Region

    6pm| Museum After Dark (MAD) Tour: Things That Bling
    $10 members, $12 non-members | Register online

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

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8pm
    Jump on the Capital City Trolley for 1st Friday, take a selfie and tag me on Social Media or stop in and receive 20% off item of your choice.

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

  • 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

  • Capital Wine & Spirits
    Corner of State & Lark Street 5-9pm
    Wine Tasting.  Take a selfie on the Capital City Trolley for 10% off regular priced wine.

  • Cathedral of All Saints
    62 S. Swan St.
    Featuring The City School District of Albany Music and Art Departments present
    an art show at 5 pm and a performance at 6 pm
    5:15-5:45 the Cathedral will be offering tours of their magnificent building along with a short organ recital.  Refreshments will follow the program.

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Open House
    Featuring original photography, paintings, and ambient music of David Gerard.

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    10% off all jewerly for 1st Friday with mention of  the Capital City Trolley!

  • El Loco
    465 Madison Avenue 8-9pm
    Free frozen Lime Margarita with purchase of entrée (dine-in only)
    Just take a Selfie on the Capital City Trolley for special!

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

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State Street 5:30-8pm
    Art Gallery:  Paintings by Elden Rowland
    Concert:  6:00pm
    African American Composers – performed by The Vocal Angels Gospel Choir

  • Great Find Thrift Boutique
    A program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Ave. – 11-7pm
    Featuring Artful Windows “LOVE Wins”,  Seasonal Bag Sale and light refreshments.

  • Healthy on Lark
    274 Lark St. 5-9pm
    Free cup of Tea with Capital City Trolley Selfie

  • Iron Gate Café
    182 Washington Ave. 5:30-8pm
    Wine Tasting with wine appropriate appetizers!

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artists Joseph Montepagani
    And David Dip Soul Lion
    10% off entire purchase (excludes art).

  • Lark St. Natural Foods
    217 Lark Street
    10% off purchase of $10 or more.
    (exceptions apply)  Please mention add at checkout

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

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    90’s Night – Live Music 9-1am
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.
    $5 fireball shots and free Thai Tea or Matcha Green Tea at Poke Bar with Capital City Trolley Selfie.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    HAPPY HOUR drink specials until 9:00 pm.
    Live Band: Yankee Holler

  • 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

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

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

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Music by Flying Rob & Friends
    $3 off first appetizer with on-board Capital City Trolley Selfie

  • 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.

  • The Daily Grind
    204 Lark St.
    Free cup of coffee on Saturday with Capital City Trolley selfie

  • University Club
    141 Washington Ave. 6-8pm
    Featuring Artist in Residence:  Mike Mirsky
    Opening Reception and Artist Talk

  • The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street 5-9pm
    Featured artists:  Danica Barnes, Gerald Cooley, Bill Pettit, Wren Panzella
    Special Valentine sale on all art, glass and jewelry

  • Yamaguchie
    221 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off of all art and art related items – hats, shirts, necklaces, bracelets with Capital City Trolley selfie & tag!

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: The Lustre Kings
    – Free Swing Dance LESSON with Jason Fenton from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to the Lustre Kings
    – The Capital District Jive Bombers perform their California Routine at the 1st break.
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Art Associates Gallery Inc.
    21 Railroad Ave 5-9pm
    “Black Art: A View”
    Please join us as we kick off a month long art exhibition for Black History Month with a reception featuring the artwork of black artists, including local artists as Takeyce Walter.
    Marcus Anderson, Brandon Evil, Kemoh Edwards to name a few.  Artwork will include,photography, paintings and scultures. Parking in the front with extra parking reserved.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Avenue
    The Esther Massry Gallery Celebrates Ten Years
    Revised Realities
    Isidro Blasco + Elise Engler
    Two Renowned Artists exhibit large-scale sculpture of New York City bridges and more than 1100 documentary drawings of the first radio headlines of the day preceding the presidential election to the present.

  • University at Albany Art Museum
    1400 Washington Ave
    Opening Artists’ Reception, 5-7pm
    we are here. Nicole Cherubini
    Carrie Schneider: Rapt
    Louise Lawler: Birdcalls 1972/81

  • Downtown

  • 677 Prime
    677 Broadway
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for “buy one, get one free” glasses of wine at the bar

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

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
    111 North Peart St.
    On the Way to the Compost Pile, Digital Paintings by Cathy Frank
    Opening Reception 5:30-7:30 No Ticket Necessary
    Opening together with the play Red Maple by David Bunce – January 25th –
    February 17th.
    Gallery@theREP is open, for the general public, weekdays noon to 4:30pm. And, for ticketed patrons, one hour before showtime.

  • City Beer Hall
    42 Howard St.
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for drink specials; live music with Ryan Rosmarin from 7 – 10 PM;
    DJ Citrus at 11 PM.

  • Daniel Mozzes Design
    61 N. Pearl St., Steuben Alley #1
    Red sale:  all red items 50%, everything else 20% off

  • Dawn’s Victory Sports Café
    10 Sheridan Ave.
    10% off all food and beverage purchases.

  • Excelsior Pub
    54 Philip St.
    Show a selfie from the Capital City Trolley and receive $2 off select drafts

  • Fort Orange General Store
    412 Broadway
    Screenprinting workshop with Breakout Press Co.; 10% off any store purchase

  • Fresh & Fly Clothing
    13 S. Pearl St. – open until 8pm
    Mention 1st Friday for 15% off any purchase

  • Hilton Albany
    40 Lodge St.
    Free appetizer with purchase of entrée

  • Jack’s Oyster House
    42 State St.
    10% off food and beverage

  • Jonathan’s Pizza
    31 N. Pearl St.
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for multiple special offers on food purchases.  See below!

    • Trolley Pizza Special = 30% off any Large Pizza including two toppings.

    8” Italian Sub/Hero with pepperoni, imported provolone, lean ham, L.T.O = $4.50
    Fried Dough, regular price = $3.25; Trolley price = $2.00 each
    Linguine w/ Meat or Marinara Sauce, regular price = $9.75; Trolley price = $5.50
    Baked wings = $1.10 each

  • La Serre
    14 Green St. 5-7pm
    Complimentary glass of select wine with any appetizer or entrée purchase

  • Olde English Pub & Pantry
    488 Broadway
    Umphrey’s McGee after-party with live music by MuBo at 11 PM

  • Loch & Quay
    414 Broadway
    Pop-up art exhibit with Gregory Maxwell Dunn, curated by Albany Center Gallery; $2 off all drafts

  • Palace Theatre
    19 Clinton Ave
    Umphrey’s McGee concert at 7 PM; mention Capital City Trolley at the box office to receive 2 complimentary tickets to any film in the 2019 CDPHP Movie Series

  • Pearl Street Pub
    59-61 N. Pearl St.
    Trivia at 5:30 PM with beer specials
    Umphrey’s McGee afterparty at 10:30 PM, featuring Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) with Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee) performing the music of Green Day and more ($20 cover)

  • Public House 42
    42 Eagle St.
    $5 well mixed drinks, $5 select appetizers, $1 off all drafts

  • Stacks Espresso Bar
    488 Broadway 5-8pm
    Featured artist:  Bob Anderson