About Us

A monthly event that has been described as a “movement” for the City of Poughkeepsie! First Friday Poughkeepsie is a city-wide celebration held on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 p.m. - 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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First Friday PK + Bardavon  150th Anniversary

Friday, February 1st
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Open House: The public will be invited to roam the theater, walk across the stage and visit dressing rooms as Bardavon crew and staff discuss what occurs behind-the-scenes.

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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.