1st Friday | Downtown Albany

1st Friday

1st Friday


December 3, 2021 | Throughout Downtown & Lark Street

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. Click here for a full list of participating 1st Friday locations

Downtown events & specials include:

Albany Center Gallery | 488 Broadway
2021 Members' Show (December 3 - January 14, 2022) | Artists' Reception and awards announcement 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Artful Albany podcast
Self-guided history and art tour and podcast available at downtownalbany.org/artfulalbany

Blue 82 | 82 N Pearl Street Trivia Night at 5:30 PM  

Bombshell Hair & Beauty | 488 Broadway
Complimentary shampoo and conditioners to anyone booking a reservation

Capital Repertory Theatre | 251 N Pearl Street "The Irish and How They Got That Way" performance (ticketed event) | 8:00 PM
City of Albany Tree Lighting | Academy Park (across from Albany City Hall) Music by the Albanettes & The Troubadours, free doughnuts, cider & coffee from Cider Belly Doughnuts, free cookies from Abrookin | 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Downtown Public Art
Visit downtownalbany.org/publicart for a map and more information on public art exhibits in Downtown, including Capital Walls murals, Downtown is Pawsome sculptures, and Open Gallery exhibits

dp An American Brasserie | 25 Chapel Street
15% off total bill (may not be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts)

The Egg | Empire State Plaza
Live music: Sarah Jarosz (ticketed event) | 8:00 PM

Empire Live | 93 N Pearl Street
Live music: An Evening With Allen Stone (ticketed event) | 7:30 PM

Fort Orange General Store | 412 Broadway 
Holiday pop-up vendors with vendors North Country Classics & Albany Distilling Co. Get a free tote bag with any purchase of $50 or more (limit one per customer) | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen | 79 N Pearl Street
One complimentary dessert per $50 spend for the table

Salon 109 | 109 State Street
Free brow wax and tint with any specialty facial and 20% off ANY service of $50 or more (book in advance at 518.463.7161 or shepicskin.glossgenius.com)

Times Union Center | 51 S Pearl Street
Siena Men's Basketball vs. Manhattan (ticketed event) | 7:00 PM