Our 2019 season is HOT!!!

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, First Friday Poughkeepsie is a city-wide celebration held in a new neighborhood every month from May thru October, and aims to showcase the City and its amazing people.

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Next Event

San Gennaro

Friday, October 4, 5-8:30 pm

Enjoy an array of craft beers, wines, spirits and delicious Italian-themed in-house specialties from all your favorite local restaurants!

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Photo/Video Gallery

Join us on the first Friday of every month for a new theme, location, food and entertainment. In the meantime, click on the link to see photos from previous celebrations. See you at the next First 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 and R.L. Baxter Building Corporation.  Additional support provided by Queen City Sponsors: The Chamber Foundation, Poughkeepsie Journal, iHeart Media of the Hudson Valley and PKGO.