Downtown Troy


Shop, Dine, and Explore Downtown Troy!
Downtown Troy BID Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event
Wednesday, May 10
5:00pm to 8:00 PM
Takk House at 55 3rd Street
Get to know your neighboring downtown businesses and hear about Troy’s growth at the Annual Discover Troy Event followed by a presentation of our
Annual Report. Cash bar by Rare Form, Brown’s Brewing Co., and The Beer Diviner. Tastings from Muddaddy Flats, Next Level at the Ruck and Butter & Sugar Co.
Keynote Speaker
Jeff Mirel of The Rosenblum Companies
Panel Discussion
Tom Rossi of Redburn Development
Bianca Dupuis of The Broken Mold Studio
Bill Gamble of Pinhole Press
Gary Brown of Brown’s Brewing Co.
Intro to IP – Learn about Intellectual Property
Tuesday, May 9
8:00am to 10:00am
Troy Innovation Garage, Economic Development – City of Troy and Downtown Troy Business Improvement District are pleased to sponsor “Intro to IP,” a talk by Matt Hulihan, Esq. from the law firm of Heslin, Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C. as he presents on the basics of IP law and protection.
The discussion will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other forms of protection, with emphasis on the relation between IP and startups. Matt is a member of Troy Innovation Garage and his IP practice extends to several disciplines, focusing on computer hardware and software protections. The information presented will be generally applicable to any industry.
Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up at the Ruck!
Thursday, May 11
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Beer, cupcakes, and the freshest baked… Clothes?! That’s right. Get ready for a Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop happenin this Thursday. Johnny Cupcakes is a bakery based clothing line, but not to worry, there will be cupcakes. 🙂
The Ruck wil be cooking up a beer pairing menu with cupcakes from Albany’s own Bake For You cupcakes. Get everything you ever need with Beer, Cupcakes, and fresh clothes and accessories provided by Johnny Cupcakes. Cheers!
The Kingston Trio at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Friday, May 12
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music. They have remained consistent in their sound, which probably explains their resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Today, the Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty.
Market Block Books
Saturday, May 13
11:00am to 1:00pm
Matt Bua will sign and discuss his book: Talking Walls: Casting Out the Post Contact Myth of Northeastern America’s Stone Walls, with a focus on Catskill, NY
Local Food 101: What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Saturday, May 13
11:00am to 11:45am
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Interested in fresh, local food and meeting the farmers who grow it? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) might be for you!
Join Jean’s Greens & Grow Your Seasons of the Troy Innovation Garage for this farmer-led session to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture: What is it? How does it work? Why is it different than other food distribution models? What are the health benefits? Where can I find CSAs in my community? Now is the time to know more, when seeds are going in the ground and crops are starting to grow. Admission is free.
Modesti’s Concert Photo Experience at the River Street Beat Shop
Saturday, May 13
11:00am to 3:00pm
River Street Beat Shop
Are you looking for that special concert memorabilia from your favorite local group or from a famous band that you would like to display in your home? Come to the River Street Shop during the Troy Riverfront Farmer’s Market to support its lively music scene and their performance photographers.

The River Street Beat Shop’s May featured concert photographer is Amy Modesti. As part of “Modesti’s Concert Photo Experience”, local musicians and bands are encouraged to perform at an open mike jam, hosted by Modesti, during the reception.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Captain JP Cruise Lines
Moms are the best! Show how much you appreciate the moms in your life by bringing her on the annual Captain JP Mother’s Day Brunch. There will be onboard entertainment and a fabulous brunch buffet of ham, roast beef, eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, red roasted potatoes, rolls and butter, fruit and dessert bar. Coffee, tea and juice is included as well.
Mother’s Day Brunch Paint with Free Mom-Mosa!
Sunday, May 14
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Canvas, Corks & Forks
No experience needed, must be able to have FUN!!!
Guests of 21 yrs old and up receive (1) Mom-Mosa!! Choose Orange, Strawberry or Peach!! 1 per guest, not transferable. Specialty Cocktails, Craft Draft & Homemade Sangrias! Root Beer Floats! Wine Ice Cream & Tipsy Scoop! Mac N’ Cheese Bar is FREE!!
SMCo Coffee School: All Things Aeropress
Monday, May 15th
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Superior Merchandise Company
Invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the Aeropress won a World Championship competition because of its portability, ease of use, and a seemingly infinite number of ways to brew with it. Witness and taste Aeropress brews of traditional recipes as well as variations on other recipes. Time allowed at the end of class to try out the brewers as well as have individual questions answered for Aeropress owners.
For Rent Event
Tuesday, May 16
9:00am to 11:00am
Downtown Troy
This annual Downtown Troy BID event showcases available commercial and residential properties in the downtown district with an open house and guided tour departing from the BID office at 251 River Street.
A program with full listing details and a map will be available throughout the morning for those that prefer a self-guided tour. These programs can be picked up throughout the event at the BID office.
55th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, May 17
5:30pm to 8:30pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Enjoy fine fare from local hot spots, exceptional company, and dancing. The event also honors Tom Nardacci of the Innovation Garage with this year’s Creative Spirit Award!
The 2017 Gala opens the highly celebrated Fence Show- members’ show and largest exhibition of the year- before it opens to the public.
Intro to Flower Essences
Saturday, May 20
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Christ Church
Cost is $20:

Learn about the concept of flower essences, their history, how to make them, and how to use them. Reserve your spot by calling (518) 479-0471, or by emailing [email protected]
Forage and Sundry
53 3rd Street
(518) 874-1408
Forage and Sundry has some great workshops coming up in the next few weeks. Learn to make your own terrarium, a staghorn fern wall mount, or your very own all natural deodorant.
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!
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, May 2 at 9am, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St.
Chairperson: Deb Lockrow
Special Events:
Wednesday, May 3 at 8:30am, Muddaddy Flats, 49 Third St.
Chairperson: Dan Frament & Tom Clement
Fund Development:
Tuesday, May 9 at 1pm, Groff Networks, 81 4th St.
Chairperson: Lauren Groff
Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30, Judge Development, 255 River St. (5th floor)
Chairperson: Sam Judge
Business Development & Retention:
Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30am, Bruegger’s Bagels, 55 Congress St.
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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