1st Friday2018-11-30T18:06:58+00:00

1st Friday 

December Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark St.  5-9pm
    Local artist(s) featured

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 6-9 pm
    Gifted Holiday Market
    A curated market of locally produced art, food, music, & more

  • 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

     Joan Steiner’s Look-Alikes Dioramas

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

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8pm
    Storewide 20% off, (some exclusions apply) Enter to win a pair of earrings by Nahbois.

  • 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

  • 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
    New paintings and sketches by Samuel Zimmerman, “Discoveries through Wandering”

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off all frames, mirrors & framed art!!!!

  • 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

  • First Lutheran Church
    646 State Street 6pm
    A family friendly event to celebrate the tree lighting at First Lutheran Church.  We will have cookies to decorate, carols to sing and holiday crafts to make.  So, bring your Christmas cheer and help us start the holiday season!

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State Street
    Art Gallery 5:30-8:00 pm
    Handmade Holiday Marketplace
    Concert 6pm
    The Helderberg Madrigal Singers & First Presbyterian Bell Choir


  • Great Find Thrift Boutique
    A program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Ave. – 11-6pm
    Featuring Artful Windows  “Reflect”, have light refreshments and hold a seasonal sale full of Gratitude!

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artist Stephanie Levay
    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 Street Yoga
    351 Hudson Ave. 5-9pm
    Featured artist:  Ford McLain
    Discounted class packages in store and on line (10 class pass/100 and 5 class/60)
    Zumba Dance Party – 7pm
    New merchandise in store

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

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    Live Band 9-1pm
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    HAPPY HOUR drink specials till 9:00 pm.
    Featuring Live Music

  • 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

  • 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 National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street 5-9pm
    Danica Barnes jewelry,Gerald Cooley paintings, Jim Flosdorf photographs, Bill Pettit paintings

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

  • University Club
    141 Washington Ave.
    Artist in Residence
    Opening Reception

  • 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: The O-Tones
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON with Jason Fenton from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
      – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to The O-Tones
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Art Associates Gallery Inc.
    21 Railroad Ave 5-9pm
    Grand Opening  “Friends of the Gallery”
    Featured artists include:  Nina Stanley, George Dirolf, Anthony Salamone, Dorothy Englander, Trish Hennessey, AlanGallagher, Glenn Davenport, Kim Marks,Susan G. Spellmeyer
    All works on display thru December 31st.  Gallery hours 10:00 – 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am- 3:00pm

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Avenue 6-8pm
    Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Esther Massry Gallery
    Sculptors ReCollected
    Francis Cape, James Clark, Judy Pfaff
    thru December 8

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 6:30pm
    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company returns with a site-specific performance in response to select work from the 2018 Screenprint Biennial exhibition.

  • Susan Stuart’s
    21 Railroad Ave.  5-9pm

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region
    135 So. Pearl St.
    Featuring local and regional artists.  Grand opening of shop with African artifacts and ethinc merchandise for sale.
    Light refreshments

  • Albany Center Gallery
    488 Broadway 5-8pm
    Annual Members’ Show showcasing over 150 artists
    Music by:  DJ Trumastr

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

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