Downtown Troy this week

APRIL 8, 2019
It Shouldn’t Take 5 Years- Tom Nardacci, CEO Aurelius CoWorks
Troy Innovation Garage
Apr. 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Join The Troy Innovation Garage for this event where Tom will share about:
– Economic Development & Urban Revitalization – Why You Should Care
– Coworking – it’s Not Just For Startups Anymore
– Creative Economy Trends
– Community Catalyst – When Your Passion + Vocation Become a Movement…and so much more!
Guacamole & Pico de Gallo Workshop with Muddaddy Flats
Culinary Square
Apr. 11, 6-7:30pm
Learn to make pico de gallo & guacamole with Muddaddy Flats! Ticket price includes pico de gallo & guacamole workshop including a Casa Bella Guac Lock guacamole storage container to bring home.
Rally For The Roots South
Takk House
Apr. 12, 6-9pm
Enjoy raffle & beer tickets with admission, as well a DJ, giveaways, & raffle baskets. Food options are a la carte & a portion of food sales will be donated to the cause.
There will be a ‘beer pull’ where each purchased beer pull ticket gets you an amazing bottle of beer to take home.The FUNraiser continues at FASC downstairs into the night! Want to contribute? Email[email protected]
#National Record Store Day with Artwork by Amy Modesti & The VaVaVoodoo’s
The Beat shop
Arp. 13, 11am-5pm
In addition to some great records & CD’s for sale, there will be live music from the local group, “The Va Va Voodoos”, & a pop-up art exhibition show featuring select music photography & other works from journalist & photographer, Amy Modesti. This event is weather pending.
Social Night Potluck
Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Apr. 13, 6:30-9:30pm
Join the members of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity every Tuesday for Social Night! Members gather for potluck festivities, non-members (AKA you future members out there!) are welcome to visit, talk to members about their projects, & tour the facilities. Free & open to the public.
Beginner Wire Wrapping Class
River Rocks Bead Shop
Arp. 16, 6-8pm
Join jewelry designer, Laura McAffrey, & learn how to create a beautiful pendant from a rock or crystal that’s not drilled. The class fee is $60 & includes all materials, but you may bring your own stone & Save $10! Sign up now- space is limited! Stop in or Call 518-273-4532 to register.
Yarn Tasting
Kathleen’s Fiber Arts
Apr. 17, 4:30-7pm
Bring your needles for a Yarn Tasting! Relax & enjoy knitting or crocheting a sampling of a variety of wonderful yarns, perhaps Embellishing a new project with Miyuki Seed Beads from River Rocks Bead Shop, all the while sipping on some delicious local wines, from Hudson Chatham Winery or sampling some Herbal Teas from Jean’s Greens, & munching on some Local Uncle Sam Chocolates.
Infamous Holistic Health Living Class Series
Inspiring Wellness Solutions
Apr. 18-Jun. 27, 6-7:30pm
Find Your Pathway to Disease Management/Prevention, Self-love & Respect, Better Relationships, New Outlooks, Optimum Weight, Healing, and more….
For people ready to beat disease, become energized, lose weight naturally, create a new reality, learn to love yourself, feel great and live well; sustainably.  Meet new friends, and enjoy the journey! Classes meet twice a month for 3 months.
Career Development Series: What Do BIDs Do?
at Phi Gamma Delta, 82 3rd St.
Tuesday, April 30, 8am-9am | $5
Did you know? There are more than 1,500 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in North America. Join us in a conversation with a panel of local directors from Albany, Troy & Schenectady Business Improvement Districts. Tune in to what kinds of business services, events and/or projects they are currently working on & how they support local businesses & economic growth. The 2019 Career Development Series is Sponsored By: Pioneer Bank
Downtown Troy Spring Clean-Up!
Monday, April 22,11am-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!
Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event
at The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Wednesday, May 8, 8am – 10:30am
The 2019 Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event will take a look at the growth of downtown Troy & how downtown connects to Troy’s neighborhoods. Learn more about upcoming downtown projects & initiatives. Hear from local businesses about exciting things they are doing behind the scenes. Get to know your neighboring downtown businesses over coffee & breakfast, & learn more about the Downtown Troy BID with a presentation of the 2018 Annual Report. Sponsored By: The Rosenblum Companies
Please RSVP for the Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event. Official ballots & invitations will be sent in the mail.
Spring For Rent Event + Speed Networking
Tuesday, May 14, 9am – 11am + Networking 11am – 1pm at Tara Kitchen, 172-176 River St.
This bi-annual event showcases available commercial and residential properties in the Downtown Troy BID district with an open house and guided tour between 9:00am and 11:00am, followed by a speed networking event at Tara Kitchen with delicious food for the cost of $10. A guided walking tour of the spaces will depart at 9:00am from the Downtown Troy BID office, located at 251 River Street.
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!
Ribbon Cuttings!
Troy Cloth & Paper located at 38 3rd St.
Ribbon Cutting: April 18, 2:30pm
Quang’s Vietnamese Bistro located at 88 3rd St.
Ribbon Cutting: April 26, 3:30pm
Adorn Decor located at 169 River Street
Opening Soon!
Love of Fuzz located at 455 Fulton St.
The Vegan Outfitter located at 465 Fulton Street
Troy Threads located at 469 Fulton Street
Ribbon Cutting: June 10, 11:15am
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.
— Collar City Craft Fest is the weekend of the 26th with new features, artists, and entertainment. See more online today!
Our members only Fence Showsubmissions 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.
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
518 Pregnancy and Birth Support
Monday, April 8, 6-7pm
Upcoming Performances!
32 2nd Street
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
Apr. 27- Laurie Berkner Live: The Greatest Hits Solo Tour
Apr. 30- Making The Scene: Lessons from Austin
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, May 7 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, April 23 at 9:00am at Downtown Troy BID, 251 River St.
Public Safety
Wednesday, May 1 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
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