1st Friday 2018-09-05T20:39:49+00:00

1st Friday 

September Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave. 5-8pm
    Pop-Up Exhibit with Albany Center Gallery featuring Lori Lawrence
    Opening Reception

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark St.  5-9pm
    Featuring “Oil and Wine” by Duane Todman

  • Albany Barn
    56 2nd Street – 4-7pm
    14th Annual Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition
    Showcasing visual, digital, and performance art created by local youth
    @Kings Place Gallery
    29 North Swan Street 5-7:30pm
    Special presentation of  “Taste of History.” Explore Albany’s culinary past and present in this journey though food, from the earliest Dutch settlers to modern-day food culture. Sara Evenson will share the smells and tastes of the period during an interactive lecture on Friday, September 7th at 6pm. Attendees will learn how food arrived in the Albany area, what flavor profiles were common, how foods were prepared, and will have the chance to sample a variety of items while exploring the material culture of food in ACHA’s latest exhibit. The presentation is free. Donations accepted.

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

    • A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade
    • Birds and Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute
    • Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail

    6PM | History on Tap: Animals in Art
    Registration required. $10 members, $12 non-members

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

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8pm
    20% off in-store items (some exclusions apply) Also featuring 3 pop up shops by local makers of clothing, home decor and re-purposed furniture and lighting.

  • 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
    $20 Hat Sale
    $5 Graphic Tees Sale

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

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Photography by J.Michael Malec
    Musical Guest John Hill

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    HOME DECOR SALE!! 15% off framed art, mirrors & more!!

  • 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.

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artists Elinur Danon & Harry Walton
    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  9pm-1am
    Open Mic with a Live House Band 9p-1a.
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    $3 Select Craft Drafts
    $1 Off All Drinks

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

  • 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 Month of September!

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Music by Flying Rob & Friends

  • 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
    10% off all tapestries

  • 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: Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers
    https://www.facebook.com/events/257848678308240/
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 6-8pm
    Featuring Sharon Bates:  Exhibit B
    Opening Reception

  • Downtown

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