Downtown Troy Happenings!

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Shop, Dine, and Explore Downtown Troy!
Rockin on the River

Wednesday, June 7 through Wednesday August 9, 5:00pm-8:30pm
Riverfront Park
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District invites you to downtown Troy on Wednesday nights this summer for the annual Rockin’ on the River concert series in Riverfront Park. The series will begin on Wednesday, June 7th and run through August 9thwith 10 weeks of free family-friendly programming encouraging music fans to shop, dine and explore downtown Troy on Wednesday nights during the summer. The concerts will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Riverfront Park, sandwiched between historic downtown Troy and the beautiful Hudson River.
Rockin’ on the River
Wednesdays, June 7 through August 9, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
June 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 12, 19, 26 | August 2, 9 
River Fest
Saturday, June 17, 10:00am-5:00pm
Monument Square and River Street
Showcasing carefully curated, locally crafted hand-made goods and 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 throughout the streets of downtown Troy.
“Prostitution and Prohibition: Troy’s Promiscuous and Unprincipled History” at Plumb Oyster Bar
Monday, June 5, 6:30pm 
15 Second Street
RCHS FUNraiser: a signature cocktail and a talk about Troy’s promiscuous and unprincipled history, with City Historian Kathy Sheehan. Plumb Oyster Bar’s Proprietor Heidi Knoblauch will also be available to answer your Oyster History questions!
SMCo Wednesday Night Vinyl Club
Wednessday, June 7th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Superior Merchandise Company
147 4th Street
The first Wednesday of every month Superior Merchandise will be spinning vinyl and slinging beers. YOU bring your fave records and THEY spin them on grandpa’s old record player (first come, first play). The number of people that show up will determine if we play select songs or a whole side of an album. BEER SPECIALS all night, plus full coffee service, snacks + GIVEAWAYS!
The Ruck
Stone Brewing Fiercely Independent Night
Friday, June 9, 5:00pm-11:55pm
104 3rd Street
Founded in 1996,Stone Brewing started as a tiny microbrewery, and now have become a global craft beer powerhouse. The Ruck has the most unique Stone Brewing Lineup in store that we’ve ever had.

On tap:
2013 Old Guardian – American Barleywine
2013 Imperial Russian Stout
Bittersweet Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Stochasticity Quadrotriticale – Belgian-Style Quadrupel
Enjoy by IPA 7.4.17
Ghost Hammer IPA
Tangerine IPA
Ripper – Sand Diego Pale Ale
Lotus Wellness Studio Grand Opening Party
Friday, June 16 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
1813 5th Avenue
We are extremely excited to announce the official Grand Opening of Lotus Wellness Studio! It will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 13th at 11:00 a.m. and a Grand Opening Party on Friday, June 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Grand Opening Party will allow guests to tour the studio and meet the wellness practitioners and yoga teachers. The event will be catered by the wonderful Carmen’s Cafe of Troy and feature pop-ups from local venues including Ian LaBrake’s Hell Bent Tacos, delicious Vegan Treats from Chris and Terra Berghela at CaveBaby Kitchen, and tasty offerings from local brewers Kevin and Jenny at Rare Form Brewing Company
Forage and Sundry
Saturday, June 17 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
53 3rd Street
Soy Candle workshop with  Tidy Thyme!  
Creating and burning candles with pure plant ingredients and focused intention can be a powerful practice for manifestation and healing. Candles have been used in sacred rituals and prayer since ancient times! This workshop will walk you through the practical steps of making your own scented or unscented soy candle for daily rituals of self-love! You will take away a custom 8oz Aromatherapy Soy Candle, and of course your new found SKILLS! All materials and supplies will be provided.
June Troy Night Out

“Celebrating Culture, Diversity & Inclusion in Troy”
Last Friday of Every Month
Friday, June 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural event that regularly draws thousands of people onto the streets of Downtown Troy to Shop, Dine & Explore. Attendees are able to enjoy countless art events, music venues, fine restaurants and unique boutiques of all varieties.
Troy Makers Market
Every Saturday 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Join the Makers Market every Saturday morning outside on River Street. 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!
Troy Activism History Talk with P. Thomas Carroll at the Troy Public Library
June 5, 6:00pm-7:30pm
100 2nd Street
P. Thomas Carroll will tell the story of how nineteen-year-old Irish immigrant Kate Mullany organized the shirt collar laundry workers of Troy, New York, into the nation’s first truly all-female labor union.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Freckleface Strawberry, the Musical
May 31-June 11
Theater Institute at Sage
A musical based on the beloved New York Times best selling book by Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. With fun music, awesome dancing…and freck face full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages…freckles or not!
Troy Landlord Training Program
Saturday, June 10 10:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.
409 River St.
TRIP offers a training workshop for Troy landlords or potential landlords to learn about best practices in rental management, such as screening tenants, code issues, eviction process, safety and more. Session includes speakers from Troy Code Enforcement, Community Police, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United Tenants, and TRIP’s Rental Management Unit. This program is offered twice each year.
The goal of the Troy Landlord Training Program is to improve the quality of life in Troy’s neighborhoods by assisting landlords secure decent tenants and responsibly maintain their buildings. All landlords or potential landlords are welcome to attend.
There is a $15 workshop fee, per attendee
2017 Street Painting Competition at the Arts Center of the Capital Region
Saturday, June 17, 9:00am-2:00pm
265 River Street
All regional artists (professional and amateur) are invited to participate in the annual Street Painting Competition for the best chalk design on the sidewalks of River Street. Registration fee is $15.00 and includes one set of chalk.

Chef Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholarship Dinner

Monday, June 19, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Franklin Terrace Banquet Hall
A celebration of the culinary arts and a life dedicated to excellence.

In Jackie’s memory, the Chef Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholarship is being created at SCCC Culinary Arts Program. This inaugural fundraiser is Monday June 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. support this worthy cause.

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2017 Event Season Applications Available
Applications for food, craft, corporate and nonprofit vendors as well as competitor application for Troy Pig Out and Chowder Fest are now available.
Please consider volunteering for an event! It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet people in your community.
Stay involved and up to date with BID news by attending one of the monthly committee meetings. Find out more information on 
Tuesday, June 6 at 9am, Topsy Curvy Boutique, 33 2nd St.
Chairperson: Deb Lockrow
Special Events:
Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30am, Muddaddy Flats, 49 Third St.
Chairperson: Dan Frament & Tom Clement
Fund Development:
Tuesday, June13 at 1pm, Groff Networks, 81 4th St.
Chairperson: Lauren Groff
Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30pm, Downtown Troy BID Office 251 River St. (5th floor)
Chairperson: Sam Judge
Business Development & Retention:
Wednesday, June 14 at 9:00am, Downtown Troy BID Office 251 River Street
Chairperson: Marie Gavazzi
For up to date information on meeting locations, please contact [email protected] or call (518) 279-7997
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. 
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Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, 251 River St, Troy, NY 12180
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