First Friday bursting into June

First Friday has become a tradition in Albany and our downtown shops, restaurants and attractions typically make the “First Friday” of each month a social night out on the town for food, shopping, art, music, drink and friendship.

Our business owners have been just as inventive responding to state health precautions. Virtual online parties and events blossomed during  COVID-19 restrictions and continue to be a way to connect with our community and support our local business owners.

One such event is coming right up on Friday, June 5th. Check it out below!

How does your garden grow?

Photo of a cute cat walking down a garden path with flowers and herbs on either side.

Summer is right around the corner and gardens throughout our community are starting to blossom and sprout. Urban Ag Supply in Downtown Historic Albany is encouraging first time gardeners or experienced pros to share their progress during the store’s Virtual First Friday event “Groovin’ with Growing Gardens” on June 5th.

Post photos of your seedlings, flower garden, hydroponic system, or anything related to growing outside. Show what you’ve harvested already or seeds you intend to plant soon.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 5, and continues until 8 p.m. when a few modest prizes will be awarded for entries selected at random.

Get the details on how to participate on Urban Ag Supply’s Facebook event page.

More First Friday fun

The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, ORUrban Ag SupplyThe Natty Dresser, and Gallery Calapooia, among others, will have live Facebook events, games and prizes. Get your favorite take-out and have fun at home. See all the participants and hours on the First Fridays Downtown event page.

*Image credits: “Millie in the Herb Garden” and “Potting by the Valley Sky” by Maddie MacGregor, Albany, OR

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