Downtown Troy Happenings

MAY 20, 2019
Karaoke Wednesdays
Uncle Sam Lanes
May 22, 8-11pm
Enjoy a mid-week break with both karaoke and bowling! Available for parties, team building, meet and greets and more!
Bollywood Bead Company Trunk Show
River Rocks Bead Shop
May 23-25, 11am-7pm
Arun will be at the shop with his collection of high end gemstone Beads! Bollywood is known for their unique shapes &designer cuts, as well as rare & exotic stones. This is a rare chance for customers to shop at discount & wholesale prices. Enjoy refreshments as you browse the wall to wall beads.
Garden Party
Peck’s Arcade
May 26, 3-6pm
Join Peck’s for a party in the Garden! Tickets include two glasses of rosè or beer, and unlimited food! Additional beverages available for purchase. Menu to include: Hot dogs, Veggie dogs, Shrimp cocktail, Watermelon, Potato salad, Chips, Hot pretzels, Popcorn.
5th Birthday Party
Rare Form Brewing Co.
June 1, 1-8pm
Celebrate with the bottle launch of Dark Tropic, 6.6 their sour barrel-aged porter, originally released on their 1st anniversary! The barrels have aged seven different sour variants in the time since. Raise a glass & help toast to 5 years!
-Games & Live music in the alley! 3PM: Pony & the Pancake. 5PM: Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddies. 7PM: The Abyssmals
– Food from The Ruck, Birthday cake
-Afterparty ft. Daniel St. Patrick of Chill Smith Collective, 8PM until late.
Calling all Cosplayers!
Bard & Baker
June 1, 10am-1pm
Is your Deadpool dead on? Are you a Sith Lord with an electrifying costume? Do you just like to wear Harry Potter gear to Lord of the Rings screenings?
‘Cosplayers Getting Coffee’ is coming to film in Troy, NY! You’ll get to meet fellow cosplayers, show off your costume, & get noticed for all the cosplay dedication that your family just doesn’t seem to understand. More details linked.
Women’s Self Defense Class
Inspiring Wellness Solutions
June 15, 2-4pm
Krav Maga is a self-defense technique based on the use of reflexive responses to threatening situations. Come learn from the best: Shawn Talbot, 6th degree black belt Krav Maga combative, Laura & Matt Brown, 2nd degree black belt Krav Maga instructors. 20 student maximum, register by 6/10.
Apply: Fine Art & Craft Vendors
16th Annual River Fest
Sat. June 15, 9am-4pm
Showcasing carefully curated, locally handmade goods & local cuisine in an open-air bazaar situated in the scenic, historic downtown district. This event is an organic, grassroots festival designed to mimic the flow of the Hudson by encouraging visitors to ramble through the streets of downtown Troy.
Hidden Garden Tour Discounts & Specials at participating BID Businesses!
Valid: May 23-26, 2019
20th Annual Hidden Garden TourThurs. May 23, begins 4:30pm
Tickets: $10 at Truly Rhe, $15 at Door
The Friends of Prospect Park’s Annual Hidden Garden Tour returns for its 20th Anniversary! Hold onto your tour tickets to take advantage of Specials & Discounts for 4 Days within Downtown Troy!
also Happening:
“Contain Your Garden Workshop”
Troy Public Library
Thurs. May 23, 3:00pm
Rockin’ on the River 2019
Wednesdays, June 5-Aug 7, 5:00pm-8:30pm
A free, 10-week outdoor summer concert series held on Wednesday nights in Riverfront Park. The series gives music fans a wonderful excuse to stay out and about on a Wednesday night in Downtown Troy, attracting 5,000 to 8,000 guests per night.
June 12 | Live at the Fillmore – The Definitive Original Allman Brothers Band Tribute
Volunteer with Us!
2019 Troy BID Events Season
The Summer Events Season kicks-off next month. Learn how events are run, meet the local community, bring your colleagues for team-building and join us for a lively Summer! We have Internship opportunities as well.
Kid’s Chalk Art Contest
16th Annual RiverFest
June 15, 9am-2:30pm
All families and kids are invited to participate in the RiverFest Kid’s Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. Create together or let your little artist have a blast creating their own unique design. Registration fee is $10. Age categories: 2-5 years old; 6-12 years old; 13-17 years old
Troy Night Out
Last Friday of The Month, 5-9pm
May 31: Spring Sounds in Downtown
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-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!
Ribbon Cuttings!
Bundles of Luv located at 29 State Street
Ribbon Cutting: May 24, 1:30pm
Juice Factory VII located at 501 Broadway, Suite 109
Ribbon Cutting: May 31, 2:30pm
Love of Fuzz located at 455 Fulton St.
Ribbon Cutting: May 31, 3:30pm
Troy Threads located at 469 Fulton Street
Opening Day: May 18
Ribbon Cutting: June 10, 11:15am
Opening Soon!
The Vegan Outfitter located at 465 Fulton Street
Job Posting Opportunity
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.
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.
Our members only Fence Show submissions are open!
The Fence Show got its name when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. Last year we accepted over 400 pieces, including paintings, drawings, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture.
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
Contain Your Garden
Thursday, May 24, 3-4pm
Upcoming Performances!
32 2nd Street
May 31- Drag Queen Hour with Noelle Diamond
June 2- India.Arie – Worthy with special guest Javier Colon
Oct 4- Paula Poundstone
Oct 24- Pink Martini
CDTA Bus Stop Relocation:
4th Street & Congress Street
CDTA plans to move the 4th Street and Congress Street bus stop one block NORTH to State State Street for the duration of the construction on 4th Street between Congress Street and Ferry Street .
It’s The Season!
CDPHP Cycles are back
CDPHP Cycle Station throughout Downtown Troy are stocked and ready for you to use. Rentals are Hourly, Monthly or Seasonal, with discounts for CDPHP Members and Students.
Downtown Troy Neighborhood Group
2nd Mondays: June 10, 6:00pm
The Guild House at St. Paul’s Church
58 3rd Street Community Billboard
Searching for a space to lease or purchase in Downtown Troy? Check out our online Community Billboard. If you would like to submit a listing, please email [email protected]
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, June 4 at 9:00am at Muddaddy Flats, 49 3rd St.
Chairperson: Dan Frament
Public Service & Beautification
Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30pm at Downtown Troy BID, 251 River St.
Chairperson: Alisha Rogers
Business Development & Retention
Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00am at Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River St. Chairperson: Marie Gavazzi
Playground Committee
Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00am at Downtown Troy BID, 251 River St.
Public Safety
Wednesday, August 7 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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