Mark your calendars for 2019!!!

Six events, six themes, six locations, all with new nonprofit partners, activities, food, drink and entertainment!

About Us

A monthly food, art and music festival described by many as a “community movement,” First Friday Poughkeepsie is a city-wide celebration held in a new neighborhood on the first Friday of every month from May thru October, 5-8:30 p.m., and aims to increase awareness of the City and showcase it as a thriving, safe, and attractive place to live and do business.

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Next Event

Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 3rd
5:00 - 8:30 pm

Enjoy delicious Hispanic food and drink, performances by Mariachi Viva Mexico, Grupo Folklorico Mixtonalli, with live music by La Super Latina FM, and an appearance from ABCLatino!

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Photo Gallery

Mark your calendar, First Friday Poughkeepsie is here to stay! Join us on the first Friday of every month, each event will feature a different theme and fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Click on the link below to see photos from previous celebrations. See you Friday!

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First Friday Poughkeepsie

An active volunteer committee, passionate supporters, and strong community collaborations played a key role in ensuring the event’s success.

First Friday is being presented in partnership by Rhinebeck Bank, LCS Companies, and R.L. Baxter Building Corporation.  Additional support has been provided by Royal Carting, Poughkeepsie Journal Media, and iHeart Media of the Hudson Valley (96.1 KISS FM).

These local businesses have taken the lead in the First Friday initiative and thus making the City of Poughkeepsie a better place to live, work, stay and play.