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, 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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Red, White & Brew

Friday, July 5, 5-8:30 pm

Join us at Eastman Park in Poughkeepsie as First Friday Poughkeepsie partners with Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County. Attendees are encouraged to join as we celebrate the 4th of July and our local city!

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Photo 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: Poughkeepsie Journal Media, and iHeart Media of the Hudson Valley and PKGO.