Many In-Person Events Set for Albany’s 1st Friday on Sept 4th

Many In-Person Events Set for Albany’s 1st Friday on Sept 4th
September 4, 2020 Lise Grato

Downtown Albany shops and eateries will offer a mix of in-person and virtual 1st Friday events on September 4th. To keep everyone safe, masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.

This month marks the 7th anniversary of Gallery Calapooia and the 2nd anniversary of Downtown businesses joining 1st Friday.

Here are the participating businesses we’ve heard about. Check the individual business’ Facebook page for more details.

1st Friday Food & Dining

· Calapooia Brewing/Vivacity – Open ‘til 10 pm

        Burger & Pint Special – $10

· Deluxe Brewing / Sinister – Open ‘til 10 pm

Sinister is kicking off September with all new apple cocktails. “Come try our Apple Pie on the Rocks.”

· First Burger  – Open ‘til 8 pm

Sassy Bird – Turkey Patty, topped with Cornflake Crusted Fried Cream Cheese and Spicy Chili Jelly.

· Gamberetti’s – Open ‘til 10 pm

One lucky couple dining between 6-8:30 pm will receive their dinner free!

· Margin Coffee – Open ‘til 6:30 pm

Free wine tasting from 4-6 pm by Tyee Wine Cellars. Also, offering happy hour priced adult beverages.

· Natural Sprinkles – Open ’til 5 pm

Fun fall flavors will be featured including pumpkin spice, fresh pressed apple cider (cold or hot), chocolate zucchini brownies and sweet fall-shape buttercream cookies.

· Novak’s Hungarian – Open ‘til 9:30 pm

Country boneless pork ribs & apple kraut

· Sweet Red Bistro – Open ‘til 10 pm

After Dark ~ Late Night

1st Friday In-Person Events (Masks required)

· 1st Hand Seconds – 10 am-6 pm

Grand Opening! Open from 10-6, enjoy 40% off the entire boutique.

· Albany Carousel & Museum – 5:30-8 pm

Ice Cream Social! Unlimited rides for $5. Free admission and scoop of ice cream for the first 40 guests. Also, rock painting, balloon art, cafe dinner specials, and prizes at the end of each ride.

· Cronies – Open ‘til 8 pm.

There will be sweets and “roll the dice” discounts.

· The Crow’s Foot Gallery – 6-8 pm

Sidewalk reception with gallery tours for father and son artists Mio & Nolan Streitberger.

· Lux + Lu – 5-7 pm

Live music along with a special discount and gift with purchase.

· The Natty Dresser – 5-7 pm

The Natty Dresser is turning Six! Join in the celebration with birthday cupcakes, sparkling wine, and in-store discounts.

· No Dinx – 4-7 pm

Face Mask Giveaway, take a selfie with Bigfoot, and check out their new Oregon collection! They’ll be located outside the Albany Antique Mall.

· Sniffany’s Pet Boutique– Open ‘til  6 pm

Featuring  Alcott Adventure First Aid Kits

· Tin Roof Boutique – Open ‘til 4 pm

In-store specials all day

· Urban Ag Supply – 6-8 pm

Celebrating 1st Friday with a sale on floor plants! Mask up and stop by.

1st Friday Virtual Events

· Gallery Calapooia – 6 pm

Join the Virtual Reception on Facebook Live at 6 pm to welcome Cindy Conder of Corvallis and Lori Garcy of Brownsville the featured artists for September. (The gallery is open Tues-Sat 11 am – 3 pm)

For more information, visit the 1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany and the Albany Downtown Association on Facebook.