First Friday Poughkeepsie, a city-wide celebration held on the first Friday of every month from May – October. The First Friday Committee announces their Preview Event on April 6, Books & Brew – A Night out in Poughkeepsie!! For this event, they are collaborating with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and other participating venues throughout the City of Poughkeepsie. The Books & Brew – A Night Out in Poughkeepsie’s featured location will be Adriance Memorial Library (93 Market Street) with welcoming remarks from Mayor Rob Rolison, followed by readings, exhibits and celebrations around the City. In addition, participating venues will be offering amazing food & beverage specials, live music, and art for all to enjoy. All participating locations will have entertainment and specials running from 5:00 – 8:30pm. Wherever you decide to celebrate your Night Out in Poughkeepsie, You will have a great time!

Adriance Memorial Library welcomes everyone to explore some of the best that Poughkeepsie has to offer on all four levels of the library. Each floor will showcase the library resources, offering frequent story times and engaging kid-friendly activities. Enjoy live music, art, the 3D printer, Poughkeepsie’s Yesterday & Today, and for our grown-ups, sample some beer from local breweries and some enjoy small ‘tastes’ from some Poughkeepsie based establishments.

Thanks to our collaboration with Vassar College, visitors will get the opportunity to see an amazing international exhibit of children’s books and posters, Hello, Dear Enemy! This exhibit is on loan to Vassar from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. The collection illustrates how simple stories and engaging visuals can help children and adults alike examine and process conflict around them, and better understand the plight of refugees. Vassar students will be acting as docents and helping attendees appreciate this unique collection.

Check out the First Friday Website – for a continuous with ALL the First Friday happenings and locations throughout the City of Poughkeepsie for our Books & Brew – A Night Out in Poughkeepsie event. See you on April 6!

First Friday Poughkeepsie is proudly sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank, LCS Companies, and R.L. Baxter Building Corporation.

City Wide Celebration Venues:
Schatzi’s Pub & Bier Garden of Poughkeepsie
The Derby – Bar & Restaurant
Shadows on the Hudson
Milo’s Cantina
Mill House Brewing Company
Blue Collar Brewery Inc.
The Poughkeepsie Grind
Main Street Pizza & Cafe
POK Pop Up Shop Guest Artist Opening: Paul Coughlin
Lola’s Cafe