Troy in Spring! Check out the Upcoming Events!

Downtown Troy has plenty to Shop, Dine, and Explore!
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT!
Annick Ebersole is the owner and creator of Annick Designs, a retail storefront in downtown Troy which is celebrating their five year anniversary as a brick and mortar storefront on Friday, April 28th from 6:30p.m. until 8:30p.m. The event will offer live music by DJ Intell Hayesfield, refreshments, fun giveaways and discounts!
Annick has been in business, designing and selling her own jewelry line for 22 years, and the storefront showcases not only her own work, but other local artists. Annick Designs carries artisan jewelry, paintings, blown glass, as well as stained glass and an extensive collection of museum quality, mineral specimens, fossils, crystals and home decor which incorporate stones.
Be sure to follow Annick Designs on Facebook and Instagram!
DOWNTOWN EVENTS
Sips for Scholarships
Tuesday, April 25
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Ruck
This is a free 21 and over event for all to attend and enjoy some delicious local craft brews and food! With each beer purchased you will be supporting scholarships for the Craft Beer Brewing and Beverage Management students.
Hosted by current Craft Beer Brewing student and owner of The Ruck Dave Gardell. SCCC Culinary Alum Christopher Faraci will be preparing the food for the evening!
Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing
Thursday, April 27
9:00am to 11:00am
Troy Innovation Garage at 24 4th St.
A FREE workshop offered by Constant Contact in partnership with the Downtown Troy BID. Plus a panel discussion of local Troy businesses discussing how they use social media to market their business. Q&A to Follow.
From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy – join us!
Engaging the Faith Community in
Substance Use Prevention
Thursday, April 27
9:00am to 1:00pm
Christ Church
 
Cost is $10:

Key Leaders in the Faith Community along with Coalition Members will gain valuable insight into integrating substance use prevention into the faith community.

Attendees will be offered a Tool Box of ideas and real world applications for assisting in the work of prevention. Keynote Speaker will be Earl Greene, Community Development Specialist for the Finger Lakes Prevention Resource Center in Rochester, NY

EVENT DETAILS

Downtown Troy Spring Cleaning
Friday, April 28
8:00am to 12:00pm
Business owners, employees and residents are encouraged to work together on Friday, April 28th, in an effort to clean the blocks and alleyways around their storefronts, office building, or apartments.
Step outside and lend a hand to weeding tree pits, flower beds and planters along with cleaning sidewalks and alleyways. In addition, different areas of the district are welcome to determine specific projects they would like to focus on for the morning. The Downtown Troy BID will pair you with a spring cleaning leader and provide needed supplies to beautify our city!

Everyone is welcome to get involved! Additional information will be sent prior to the date. RSVP below to get involved and keep informed.
Please contact the Downtown Troy BID at (518) 279-7997 or by email at [email protected] for any questions.
Troy Night Out
Friday, April 28
5:00pm to 9:00pm
“Earth Day” is the theme for March Troy Night Out. Step outside for fresh air and to engage in community spring cleaning!
Collar City Craft Fest
Arts Center of the Capital Region
Friday, April 28 :: Noon to 9:00 PM
Troy Night Out features live music, snacks, and libations. 
Saturday, April 29 :: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The 5th annual fine arts and crafts event, The Collar City Craft Fest is happening!

This is a juried, indoor showcase of original works featuring the Northeast’s top artists and craftspeople. All proceeds of this event benefit the Arts Center of the Capital Region. This two-day indoor show is located at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
The event costs $5 to attend.
For more information, please call (518)273-0552
3 Year Anniversary
Saturday, April 29
9:00am to 5:00pm
Henry Loves Betty
Henry Loves Betty is moving to 16  First Street, join them on Saturday April 29th to celebrate their 3 year anniversary and check out the new services offered!
  • Full service Pet Grooming
  • Doggie Daycare
  • DIY Dog Wash Tub
Mutt Shots Pet Portraits will be hanging out from 12-3 on to take photos of your pup in the new shop (and backyard!) to benefit a rescue pup, Darby from Rottie Empire Rescue who recently had an extremely costly surgery.
Be sure to stop by with your pet to check out the new space, products and services, pick up coupons and maybe even a special prize or two!
SMCo Coffee School
Monday, May 1
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Superior Merchandise Co.
Brewing delicious coffee at home can seem like equal parts guesswork, mystery and witchcraft. On Monday, May 1st , Superior Merchandise Co. would like to demystify the process with another installment of their Coffee School educational series – Brew Better at Home.

This class will break down the basics of coffee brewing, offering a wide variety of tips for folks seeking more out of their morning cup. Topics such as water, grinding, what to measure and how to select the right brew method for your household will be covered as well as a wide-open question and answer session for folks with detailed concerns.

Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.
Comfort Cuisine
Wednesday, May 10
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Brown’s Revolution Hall
Local eateries compete to see who has the best comfort food in the area! Be a part of the fun and help support Troy Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Programs.

Troy Boys & Girls Club is a premier youth services agency in the City of Troy, NY. By participating in this event, you are helping to support their mission of providing safe places and positive programs for at-risk youth during out-of-school time.

EVENT DETAILS

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!
2017 EVENT SEASON APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
2017 Event Season Applications Now Available
Applications for food, craft, corporate and nonprofit vendors as well as competitor application for Troy Pig Out and Chowder Fest are now available.
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, 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
Beautification:
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
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. 
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