Shop. Dine. Explore. Downtown Troy!

 Shop. Dine. Explore. Downtown Troy!

Shop, Dine, and Explore Downtown Troy!
Downtown Troy BID Meet and Greet

Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30pm to 8:00 PM
Plumb Oyster Bar  at 55 2nd Street
This month’s Downtown Troy BID Meet & Greet will take place at Plumb Oyster Bar on Tuesday, May 23rd as we discuss how profit and nonprofit organizations can work together to support one another.
Join us for cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres, plus great conversation with a presentation from our non profit community members. Meet and greet your downtown neighbors!
SMCo Solid Sound Film Screening
Thursday, May 25th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Superior Merchandise Company
Solid Sound Festival will feature an outdoor screening of Brendan Canty (of Fugazi) and Christoph Green’s documentary film ‘Every Other Summer’. Shot in 2013 and featuring performances by Wilco, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Lucius, Foxygen, Sam Amidon and Troy local, Sean Rowe, as well as appearances from Reggie Watts, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman and others,
‘Every Other Summer’ also offers a glimpse into the making of a festival and the positive impact it’s presence can have on a small, struggling rust belt community.

The evening will also include * T I C K E T * G I V E A W A Y S * to this year’s festival (June 23-25), other prizes, and of course a full line up of our usual coffee, beer and snacks!

Feast Into Spring at Red Door Studio & Gallery
Friday, May 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
408 Fulton Street
Featuring the artwork of Lorraine Chesin. Works include acrylics, mixed media and needlepoint.

This exhibit will run from MAY 26-JUNE 11
First Street Funnies at Slidin’ Dirty
Friday, May 26 from 10:00pm to 1:00pm
9 1st Street
May showers have you feeling blue? Get out for a side splitting night of laughter at First Street Funnies featuring Mike Lebovitz. Mike’s intoxicating brand of absurd humor will surely leave you punch drunk from laughter. You might recognize his wild-eyed ways from his time on Last Comic Standing, or maybe you remember rolling in the isles at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Either way this is a night not to miss.
All that laughter made you work up an appetite? No worries, Slidin’ Dirty has gourmet sliders and delicious sides sure to satisfy the pickiest eaters. So after seeing the sites of Troy Night Out head over to First Street Funnies and get your funny bone tickled and your slider craving satisfied.
Forage and Sundry
Saturday, May 27 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
53 3rd Street
In this workshop you will be guided in making two of your very own unique scented (or unscented) natural deodorant jars! Each jar is 2 oz and will last 8-12 months with daily use – A little goes a long way!
All materials are included.
Rare Form 3 Year Anniversary Party and Can Release
Saturday, May 27 from 1:00pm to 11:00pm
90 Congress Street
Help Rare Form celebrate 3 years of brewing with the release of 4-pack cans of Raw Beats IPA AND Freshy Hoppy Lager!
Cans will be for sale in the taproom and the party will commence in both the brewery and the alley between The Ruck and Rare Form. The beer van will be pouring, cans will be for sale, and food will be provided by The Ruck and Slidin’ Dirty!
Headlocks on the Hudson
Sunday, June 4th (rain or shine)
8:00am to 6:00pm
Riverfront Park
An annual event by downtown’s Underground Athletics, Headlocks on the Hudson is a Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling tournament taking place on the Hudson River in Troy, NY.
It is open to all ages, abilities, and genders with a family-friendly atmosphere and some great wrestling!
Adult Yoga at Topsy Curvy Boutique
Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
33 2nd street
All levels are welcome! This gentle yoga class is for those just starting or who have never done yoga before. Grab your yoga mats and see you Monday night!
$15. Preregistration is recommended by emailing

Troy Night Out is “FAMILY DAY”!!
Last Friday of Every Month
Friday, May 26 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.
This month’s theme focuses on families so get out and about for a nice evening on the town with your friends, family and children!!
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 100 Forum
Monday, May 22 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Bush Memorial 
The Troy 100 Forum is a place for us to associate as leaders, and an opportunity for people trying to shape Troy to present their ideas for exploration and reaction.

RSVP by emailing [email protected]
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 Neighborhoods Action Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 31 at 6:15pm
30 3rd St. (Tech Valley Center of Gravity)
Share your neighborhood news, hear from others, and make sure you’re in the know.
Parking is available on the street and in downtown parking garages and city parking lots.


Troy Savings bank Music Hall
Sunday, June 4 at 8:00pm
30 2nd Street
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Throughout his incredibly successful career as a standup comedian, Sinbad has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy specials. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in such films as JINGLE ALL THE WAY and GOOD BURGER, and on the FX super series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Enigmatic Escapes
Ribbon Cutting – Tuesday, May 23, 2:00pm
Troy Atrium, 2nd floor, Suite 2770
Enigmatic Escapes is an escape room which is an interactive entertainment experience where a group of people are challenged to investigate a room, discover puzzles and obstacles, and overcome those challenges before the clock runs out. Escape rooms are often compared with being in a real-life detective story. The business was created by Stephen Kohler and Veronica Melnick who met as students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and began by offering Live Action Role Playing games for their friends and fellow RPI students. They continued programming weekend long events, orientations and short games and decided to make escape rooms a full-time job after experiencing one first hand in 2015.
Currently Lime Shirt Studios has one room available at the Troy location, which is set in the year 1893. Players are summoned to Professor James Prosper’s study on an important mission to solve regarding the professor’s disappearance. They are given an hour to search the study and recover the professors will, otherwise the professor’s business partner will take over his patents and inventions. This setting is arranged for two to eight players and can be enjoyed by friends, as an interactive family outing, or corporate team building exercise. Student discounts are offered with a student ID and rooms can be reserved individually, or shared between groups.
Enigmatic Escapes opened Friday, May 19th .
Visit to find out more information or book an experience.
Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
Grand Opening – Friday, May 26, 6:00pm
Ribbon Cutting – Wednesday, May 31, 12:00pm
137 4th Street
Check out Troy’s first contemporary art and functional art. gallery. The gallery’s mission is to bridge exposure between local, regional, and national artists among the growing community.
The gallery will be managed by co-owners and curators Jon Christopher Gernon and Jillian Platt showcasing high end arts for the beginning or seasoned collector. Items purchased from the gallery could be hung on a wall, shown on a dining room table or worn. The gallery will be open Wednesday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The opening exhibition will feature painters: David Austin, Jon Gernon, John Hampshire, Willie Marlowe, Jillian Platt, D. Jack Solomon, Yeachin Tsai, Stephen Tyson and Jeff Wigman and sculptors: Julie Branch, Susan Spencer Crowe and ceramic artist Randi Kish. Free tickets to the opening can be found at local retailers.
Visit to find out more information about the gallery.
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, Judge Development 255 River St. (5th floor)
Chairperson: Sam Judge
Business Development & Retention:
Wednesday, June 14 at 9:00am, RPI Off Campus Commons, Next to Moe’s at RPI
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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