Feel the Love in February

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY 2017!
Downtown Troy has plenty to Shop. Dine. and Explore.!
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT!
The Balance Loft
11 State Street, Troy
The Balance Loft brings to downtown Troy yoga, barre, TRX and personal training along with infrared heat technology creating an experience you will want more of.
Find peace of mind, laughter and of course balance, at the studio with talented instructors who want to help you feel your best every day.  Owner,
Kelly Ann Kendall, and her team of instructors invite you to the space to challenge yourself to a new workout while catering to every fitness level.  Beginner, intermediate or advanced, there is a class for you!
Find which class is right for you by visiting the online schedule and to book classes.
Classes are held every day of the week, including morning, afternoon and evening classes.  Savor a yoga class bringing flexibility into your life or a barre class aimed at increasing core strength and muscular endurance.  Stay updated on offers, workshops and healthy lifestyle advice through their Facebook and Instagram pages!
DOWNTOWN EVENTS
Scandinavian Saturday
Saturday, February 18
8:00am to 8:00pm
Superior Merchandise Co.
 
Every third Saturday of the month is Scandinavian Saturday at Superior Merchandise Company. Modern Scandinavian aesthetics are an obvious influence on the store, so Superior Merchandise brings in a new Nordic roaster each month to feature at their pourover bar.
Nordic roasting is a style of coffee roasting that values impeccably clean and high quality green coffee, roasted delicately to highlight the coffee’s bright and unique taste characteristics. A limited amount of two different coffees from a different roaster each month are featured as pourover drip coffee until they run out.
This month: Coffee Collective is on deck all the way from Denmark!

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Rare Works by Marjorie Semerad
Ongoing through February 22
Clement Frame Shop & Art Gallery
A retrospective exhibit of more than 30 works by the late, well-know artist and educator Marjorie Semerad.  All of the works will be for sale.
These rare works span six decades and include paitings and sketches of Troy buildings and industrial sites as well as more recent powerful watercolors such as Adirondack natural wonders as Buttermilk, Irishtown and Bog River falls.
Mysterium Learn to Play Day
Friday, February 24
7:30pm to 11:00pm
Foam Brain Games
A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

Join together with your friends and help uncover how the silent ghost died, with vision cards as clues to lead you to his grisly demise.

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Troy Night Out
Friday, February 24 
5:00pm to 9:00pm
“Fashion Your Passion!” is the theme for February Troy Night Out.  Show off what you love and shop, dine and explore participating businesses. There are promotions, events and pop-ups sure to light a spark in your life!
Partner Yoga Workshop
Saturday, February 25
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts
 
Come with your yoga buddy, friend, mate, and move through a series of partner assists that will strengthen and open your standing poses, backbends, twists and forward bends. You may laugh, cry, and have a lot of fun!
Cost for this is $40 to preregister two partners ( only one person has to sign up).

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Grow Your Business with E-mail & Social Media:  Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
Tuesday, February 28 
9:00am to 10:30am
Troy Innovation Garage
This FREE workshop offered by Constant Contact in partnership with the Downtown Troy BID, is designed to give small businesses and non profits some simple ideas for growing their organizations using email marketing and social media.
Topics to be covered include: What to write about, how to get more people to stop and read your messages and how to get more action, or reaction, to your messages and offers. We will discuss what it means to run a campaign and tactics for measuring success without spending a lot of time or money.
Troy Makers Market
Every Saturday 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Join the Makers Market every Saturday morning inside the Atrium, a market composed of artisans from across the region selling unique handmade goods. Come see what they have to offer while exploring downtown Troy and all of it’s restaurants and retailers!
VALENTINE’S DAY THEMED EVENTS & PROMOTIONS
The Heartbreaker Ball
Saturday, February 11
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Takk House
 
Hot cousin helps you celebrate the Valentine’s day you’ve always wanted.  Rock & Roll – 80’s and beyond at Takk House!
Pre-sale tickets are $8 / At the Door tickets are $10
This is a 21+ event with a cash bar, kissing booth and light snacks.
 
Valentine’s Special
Ongoing through Valentine’s Day
The Art of Reiki
Purchase a gift certificate for a friend and receive $10 off a one hour healing session for yourself now through Valentines Day!
Gift cards may not be combined with other discounted offers, not redeemable for cash.
Contact Joyce Wilson RN, BSN, Reiki Master Teacher, IET Master
Valentine Special
Tuesday, February 14
10:00am to 4:00pm
Kathleen’s Fiber Arts
Kathleen’s Fiber Arts will have Valentine Specials including 15% off all red yarn (balls and skeins), 25% off all pink Solmate Socks and 15% off all red knitted hats.
Valentine’s Special
Ongoing through Valentine’s Day
Lotus Wellness
Lotus Wellness has Valentine’s Specials with $50 gift certificates towards the Chocolate Rose Wrap, Rose Vanilla Scrub, Sandalwood Rose Facial or 45 minute massage.
Make it a wellness day with 2 treatments for $100 or 3 treatments for $150.
February Workshops include: Yoga for Beginners on Sunday, February 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Strawberry Heart Bagels
Tuesday, February 14
6:00am to 9:00pm
Psychedelicatessen
Strawberry heart bagels for Valentines Day are available for pre-order from Psychedelicatessen.
$6 for a half dozen and $11 for a baker’s dozen.
Valentine’s Day with Clark House Hospitality
Tuesday, February 14
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Lucas Confectionery, Peck’s Arcade, Tavern Bar
LUCAS CONFECTIONERY
Visit 12 2nd Street, 4:00 PM – close, for oysters, champagne, and a dance party with DJ Trumastr.
Follow @12secondstreet on Instagram for updates
 
PECK’S ARCADE
Visit 217 Broadway for a 4 course prix fixe tasting menu for $75.00 per person. Optional wine pairings available for $45.00 per person. Menu will be posted on social media in advance. Follow @pecksarcade on Instagram for updates
Call  for available seating times and to reserve your table for Tuesday February 14th
TAVERN BAR
Visit 215 Broadway 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Tuesday February 14th for Valentine’s themed craft cocktails and good company. Follow @tavernbar on Instagram for updates
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14
Brown’s Troy Taproom
Course 1 (choose 1)
Wedge Salad – wedge of iceberg lettuce, with crisp bacon, diced tomato, and creamy bleu cheese dressing
Lobster Bisque – traditional lobster bisque finished with parmesan crisp

Course 2 (choose 1)
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp – jumbo bacon wrapped shrimp, baked, and served with tiger sauce for dipping
Eggplant Rollatini – breaded eggplant with a pesto ricotta cheese filling and finished with a sundried tomato cream sauce

Course 3 (choose 1)
Prime Rib of Beef – 12 oz horseradish-encrusted prime rib of beef slowly roasted, drizzled with au jus, and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and sautéed asparagus
Herb Roasted Chicken – airline chicken breast filled with boursin herb cheese, poached and roasted in the oven, finished with thyme au jus, and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus
Sundried Tomato Risotto – creamy risotto with sundried tomato, asparagus, crimini mushrooms, spinach, and parmesan cheese
Course 4 (choose 1)
Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake
Cost is $35 per person and reservations are recommended.  Visit brownsbrewing.com or call 518-273-BEER
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14
Doors open at 5pm
Brown’s Malt Room
 
Brown’s Malt Room opens at 5 pm for a Valentine’s Day pop up dinner with a special menu to mark the occasion. Share your love of great food and drink in our intimate space. Pay à la carte or $39/person for the first course, salad, one entree, and dessert.

First Course
First Kiss: asparagus and celery root sherry bisque

Salad
Love is in the Air: hearts of palm, pears, radishes, arugula, orange saffron vinaigrette

Entrees
Will You Be My Valentine: butternut squash ravioli, wild mushrooms, roasted red pepper coulis, herb marinated feta
You Had Me at Hello: spice rub tuna, fennel artichoke kale puree, blood orange citrus sauce
For Me, There is Only You: Zathar spice grilled filet mignon, roasted beet medallions, herb goat cheese quenelle, fennel chocolate sauce

Dessert
And They Lived Happily Ever After: dark chocolate espresso panna cotta with strawberry whipped cream

Valentine’s 10 Course Dinner
Wednesday, February 14
5:00pm to 11:00pm
Unagi Sushi
Enjoy a red carpet entry, photo shoot, a complimentary flower, truffle chocolate, and a 10-course meal with complimentary Champagne.
10-course menu for $150 per person
1. Love at first bite:  Kumamoto oyster with cucumber salsa and Japanese vinaigrette
2. Pick me up:  Toro nigiri
3. You had me at hello:  Japanese red snapper with sour cream and pecan
4. Love in Tokyo:  King crab nigiri
5. Keep Calm & Seduce On:  Toro tartare with caviar
6. Love you Tsuneni:  Akimo with roasted bell pepper miso sauce
7. Spice up my love:  Seared pepper tuna with pepper sauce
8. You give me butterflies:  Japanese red snapper sashimi
9. Love me tender:  Wagyu beef with balsamic vinegar truffle oil
10. You are my guilty, pleasure:  Special dessert selection

Collar City Kilt Fest Sweetheart Deals
For a limited time only
Collar City Kilt Fest
The annual Kilt Race returns on Saturday, March 18th!  For a limited time, buy the Kilt Run 5K package for $35 which includes race registration, a city pass and a t-shirt!
Take advantage of the sweetheart deal by registering 2 or 4 runners for a discounted $30 each including race registration, a city pass and a t-shirt!

Register

DOWNTOWN TROY WALKING GUIDE!
Have you picked up your Downtown Troy Walking Guide? 
Visit a retail shop or restaurant, the Downtown Troy BID office at 251 River Street -or- download the 2016 Troy Walking Guide to discover all historic downtown Troy has to offer!
If you would like to distribute walking guides in your shop, school, office, etc., please contact our office to arrange a pickup or drop off. (518) 279-7997. 
JOIN A COMMITTEE
Stay involved and up to date with BID news by attending one of the monthly committee meetings. Find out more information on DowntownTroy.org. 
Marketing:
Tuesday, February 7 at 9am, Troy Innovation Garage, 24 4th St.
Chairperson: Deb Lockrow
 
Special Events:
Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30am, Muddaddy Flats, 49 Third St.
Chairperson: Dan Frament & Tom Clement
Fund Development:
Tuesday, February 14 at 1pm, Groff Networks, 81 4th St.
Chairperson: Lauren Groff
Beautification:
Tuesday, February 14th at 5:30, Judge Development 255 River St. (5th floor)
Chairperson: Sam Judge
Business Development & Retention:
Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30am, Superior Merchandise Co., 147 4th St.
Chairperson: Marie Gavazzi
For up to date information on meeting locations, please contact info@troybid.org or call (518) 279-7997
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