1st Friday 2018-06-30T00:36:02+00:00

1st Friday 

July Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    Lark St.  5-9pm
    Featuring Burst of Flowers by Kathy Jacobs

  • Albany Barn
    56 2nd Street 6-8:30pm
    “H20” Solo exhibit by artist Megan Ruch
    Opening Reception

  • Albany Institute Of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    Free Admission from 5-8pm
    New exhibition: Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail
    6PM | History on Tap: America the Beautiful
    $12 non-members, $10 members
    Register online at www.albanyinstitute.org

  • 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.
    $20 Hat Sale

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

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

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    JESUS IN JULY- 15% off all religious items!!

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

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 11-5pm
    Artful Windows: “Play Ball” (inspired by Park Playhouse show “Damn Yankees”) and have a Home Run Summer Sale!

  • 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 Ashley Busby
    10 % off entire purchase (excluding art).
    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-1:30 am
    Live Band!  90’s Night featuring Bad Apple

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

  • McGuire’s Restaurant
    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
    Featuring local artists

  • 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
    Drink & Doodle at Pint Sized!   Draw up a beer themed doodle and get $1 off a draft beer.  Best doodles will be traced on the Pint Sized chalkboard wall.

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

  • Romeo’s Gifts
    299 Lark Street 5-9
    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  Eric Fernandez 6-9.

  • 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: The El Dorados
    – Free Swing Dance LESSON w/ Jason Fenton from 7 – 8pm, no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to the El Dorados
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center Center of the Capital Region
    135 S. Pearl St.
    Exhibition:  “Dark is Beautiful”
    Featured artists:  Robert Cooper, Jr., Jayana LaFountaine and Darian Gooden.  This photographic exhibit is a celebration of the life and times of melanated women.

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

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
    111 N. Pearl St.  5-7pm
    Guitar Reinterpreted – 30 Artists were invited to create a new work, the only stipulation is that a guitar be incorporated into the final piece. All pieces will be part of a silent auction in our gallery and online.
    This art show is the perfect accompaniment to Ring of Fire, the music of Johnny Cash now being staged at theREP.
    Opening reception.
    Gallery and bidding is open to the public noon to 5pm weekdays.

  • Stacks Espresso Bar
    488 Broadway 5:30-7pm
    Confetti Stage presents scenes from “Cyrano” a show which will take place in full at Ten Broeck Mansion
    Visit ConfettiStage.org for more information and reservations.