Downtown Troy

MARCH 25, 2019
Morning Grind Blow-Outs
Bare Beauty & Co.
Mondays & Thursdays, 7-9:30am
Beauty with Julie at Bar Beauty & Co. and Rose Hair & Healing starts your week off with a perfect blow-out and styling. Maintain it during the week as well! $35 for 1 session & $300 for 10 sessions.
Opening Day: Ice Cream Window
Mar. 26, 5-11pm
Specialty sundaes with donuts, waffles & cinnamon rolls, tons of flavors & toppings & of course Manory’s Milkshakes! In addition they will have affogatos (espresso and ice cream) & much more.
Mini Glass Garden Workshop
Ace Hardware of Troy
Mar. 29, 5:30-6pm
At this workshop, participants will be planting a baby succulent in a glass jar! The perfect way to decompress after a long week, or just to get out of the house and have a little fun. Materials are provided, just grab a friend and get a taste for spring gardening!
Knotted 2019/ Wedding Show & Curated Market
Takk House
Mar. 31, 1-4pm
Knotted is a curated wedding showcase for the offbeat couple who doesn’t quite fit the traditional wedding market. Carefully curated Knotted is a collection of independent artists, musicians, planners, decorators & foodie superheroes! This is a party. Not a convention. To celebrate their 5th year, the best indie vendors will be combined with a wedding market!
Karaoke Wednesdays
Uncle Sam Lanes
Apr. 3, 8-11pm
Starting April 3, every Wednesday enjoy bowling + karaoke. It doesn’t get better than this!
Zan & The Winterfolk
little peck’s
Apr. 7, 6pm
Zan Strumfeld performs anthems for the revivalists, lullabies for the lonely, ballads for the hopeful. With a soulful & seductive vulnerability, Zan’s songs of love & heartbreak are complemented by the indie/bluegrass sound of her band.
Downtown Troy Spring Clean-Up!
Monday, April 22, 9am-2pm
Downtown Troy, NY
Step outside & lend a hand to weeding tree pits, flower beds & planters along with cleaning sidewalk & alleyways. Different areas are welcome to determine projects they would like to focus on. It’s a great team building exercise for your office as well!
The Downtown Troy BID will pair you with a fall cleaning leader &provide supplies. Everyone is welcome to get involved!
Spring For Rent Event
Tuesday, May 14, 9-11am
Downtown Troy, NY
+ Lunchtime Speed Networking
11am-1pm, $10
Tara Kitchen Troy, 172 River St.
This bi-annual event showcases available commercial & residential properties in the Downtown Troy BID district with an open house & guided tour, followed by a speed networking event at Tara Kitchen.
The tour will depart at 9am from the BID office, at 251 River Street. Following the tour, network over lunch with Troy developers, property managers, local small business resource organizations, City of Troy & Rensselaer County representatives.
Community Billboard
Downtown Troy, NY
Looking for Commerical or Residential space in Downtown Troy? Check out our updated Community Billboard on our website. If you are a BID District Property Owner and would like to post an available space, please email [email protected]
Troy Night Out
Last Friday of The Month, 5-9pm
March 29, 2019: Staycation
Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural event that regularly draws thousands people onto the streets of Downtown Troy. Attendees are able to enjoy countless art events, music venues, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties.
Troy Makers Market
Saturdays, 9am to 2pm
A celebration of Crafters, Makers, Artists & Taste Makers from around The Capitol Region. The Troy Makers Market is held in conjunction with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. (Monument Square May-October and Uncle Sam Atrium November-April).
Welcome New Businesses!
Join the Downtown Troy BID, City of Troy officials, Rensselaer County officials and the Troy local community in welcoming these new Business below!
salon: troy located at 29 3rd Street
Ribbon Cutting: March 29, 2019
Check out BID Businesses featured in news & print:
HV Magazine: The Best Live. Work. Play Communities
Tara Kitchen Troy on “Beat Bobby Flay”
ekologic Virtual Tour
Job Posting Opportunity
Lots going on at The Arts Center!
265 River Street
Art’s Bar: every 1st Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM Come have a drink with Art!
— Crafty Hours are a great excuse to have a drink with a friend and learn a new medium. New options available often.
— Collar City Craft Fest is the weekend of the 26th with new features, artists, and entertainment. See more online today!
Our members only Fence Show submissions are open!
In Ply 1/22 – 4/5/19 in the Main Gallery
A band of artists converging on a single mission to create an environment that can be used without regard to a specific means of interaction outside of community use and art. Over fifty artists create work within the narrative of skate culture including skate decks, street art, skate photography, and carpentry. Open skate sessions available in the evenings and on the weekends. 
Rhea Nowak – “The Cairns” 3/5 – 4/12/19 in the Wallace & Foyer Galleries
Public Reception: Friday, 3/29/19, 6PM-8PM
Using traditional and contemporary etching techniques Rhea Nowak combines mark making with photo-based images to develop a lexicon of signs, symbols, and glyphs. Her Cairns Series of prints and artist’s books explore what it means to read and understand both the familiar and the unfamiliar, a landscape or a sign.
CLASSES: With our experienced instructors, you cannot go wrong with any of our classes, like: pottery, woodworkingstained glassdrawingpainting, and more. Don’t forget about Studio Sprouts either! Come and celebrate your little ones’ imagination!
Coming up at the Troy Public Library!
100 2nd Street
A Ukrainian Tradition: Pysanky Demonstration
Saturday, Mar 30, 2-3pm
Upcoming Performances!
32 2nd Street
Mar. 28- An Evening with Jim Messina & Poco
Apr. 3- Vienna Boys Choir
Apr. 9- Music at Noon: Hot Tuesday
Apr. 10- Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Apr. 14 – EYSO Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky
Aor. 25- Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant
Community Members, working with the TroyBID, are collecting funds to purchase a park bench dedicated to Nina for Barker Park.
Donations can be made by Check to: Downtown TroyBID, Barker Park.
Barker Park Bench Fund:
In Memory of Nina Pattison
Born in Troy, Nina Pattison (R.I.P. 1928-2019) was a pianist, gardener (creating the Annual Hidden Garden Tour), & former city council member. She has been a central community member, resident, avid supporter & bright light in Downtown Troy. Her most recent residence was at The Conservatory on 3rd Street, directly across from Barker Park. She would keep an eye on planter beds & low hanging branches, keeping the President of ‘Friends of Barker Park’ up-to-date. One would find Nina sitting, reading & in conversation with other park users, always with her long-haired dachshund, Rosie, by her side.
Downtown Troy Neighborhood Group
2nd Mondays: April 8, 6:00pm
The Guild House at St. Paul’s Church
58 3rd Street
Street Lighting and Trees!
Notice a street light out? It’s easy to report directly to National Grid! Do you notice an issue with a tree on public property?
Public Works REQUEST
Stay involved and up to date with BID news by attending one of the monthly committee meetings.
Marketing & Special Events
Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00am at Muddaddy Flats, 49 3rd St.
Chairperson: Dan Frament
Public Service & Beautification
Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30pm at Downtown Troy BID, 251 River St.
Chairperson: Alisha Rogers
Business Development & Retention
Wednesday, April 10 at 9:00am at Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River St. Chairperson: Marie Gavazzi
Playground Committee
Tuesday, March 26 at 9:00am at Downtown Troy BID, 251 River St.
For up to date information on meeting locations please contact
[email protected] or call (518) 279-7997
Raise. Plant. Grow.
Support the growth of Troy’s urban tree canopy with the Raise . Plant . Grow initiative. The initiative will raise funds to plant up to 150 trees in downtown Troy, and will take place in stages as funds become available. Kick-Of began on The Earth Day Block Party, April 2018!
Support the BID through AmazonSmile
Do you ever make purchases through If you do, you can support the Downtown Troy BID while you’re at it.
Click HERE and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Downtown Troy BID.
Are you a Student in Downtown Troy?
The Downtown Troy BID & members of our business community have joined together to offer a Student Incentive Program!
Bring your valid college ID anywhere you see the Student Incentive Program decal & receive a discount on your purchases!
Have you picked up our Walking Guide?
Visit a retail shop or restaurant, the Downtown Troy BID office at 251 River Street -or- download the 2018 Troy Walking Guide to discover all that historic downtown Troy has to offer!
If you would like to distribute walking guides please contact our office to arrange a pickup or drop off.
(518) 279-7997
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