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Downtown Albany

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District & Lark Street Business Improvement District have partnered to bring you the best in art, dining, and shopping.

Shop special deals from participating businesses, dine local while enjoying restaurant specials, peruse artwork and exhibits, and shop local with incredible deals. Please observe all CDC COVID-19 guidelines while attending 1st Friday.

Downtown events & specials include:

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District & Lark Street Business Improvement District have partnered to bring you the best in art, dining, and shopping.

Shop special deals from participating businesses, dine local while enjoying restaurant specials, peruse artwork and exhibits, and shop local with incredible deals. Please observe all CDC COVID-19 guidelines while attending 1st Friday.

Find a full list of participating businesses here

Downtown events & specials include:

Albany Center Gallery | 488 Broadway
New exhibit -scapes, featuring the work of 5 regional artists: John DeSousa, Josepha Gutelius, Adrian Lee, Colleen O’Hara, and Annika Tucksmith. Artists' Reception: 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Artful Albany Podcast
Self-guided history and art tour and podcast available

Bites Camera Action movie series | SUNY Plaza (Broadway & State Street)
Free screening of "West Side Story (2021)" at 8:30 PM, ice cream from Boozy Moo!, and chances to win great prizes.

Blessed Body Fitness | 488 Broadway (James Street entrance)
Thick fit class (4:00 - 5:30 PM); Open pole class (6:00 - 8:00 PM); fees apply

City Beer Hall | 42 Howard Street
Live 1st Friday music series: The Insolent Willies | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Downtown Albany Food Tour | Meet at Discover Albany Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square)
Taste Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic City; ticketed event (12:30 - 3:30 PM)

Downtown Public Art
Map and more information on public art exhibits in Downtown, including Capital Walls murals, Downtown is Pawsome sculptures, and Open Gallery exhibits