July 2015 Downtown Troy Happenings

July 2015
Downtown Happenings
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Business Development
Member Events
Getting Involved
Thank you to our Sponsors 



We are in full summer swing! Weekly concerts, farmers and makers markets, festivals that showcase our local talent, hundreds of unique shops and eateries--we dare you to come downtown and not find something to do this season.

It's easy to be a part of the action too! Follow our social media feeds for daily downtown updates, check in with DowntownTroy.org to volunteer on BID committees and get tons of downtown info, or drop us a line atinfo@troybid.org and we will point you in the right direction.

See you out and about!


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special events 
Troy Night Out - Celebrate Summer! TNO w/ RPI logo 
Friday, July 315:00-9:00PM
Over 50 Different locations throughout downtown Troy
TNO is all about enjoying summer this month! Come downtown the last Friday in July and enjoy a wonderful summer night while supporting local businesses. Click HERE for a complete listing of events and specials! Don't forget to download the mobile app!    

rockin' on the river

Rockin' On the River
Green Island Bridge Parking lot 
**Friday July 3rd, 5:00PM  
- East Bound Jesus 
 with special guest The Hawbuckees 
(in Riverfront Park)
Wednesday July 8th, 5:00PM - Super 400 and Blue Hand Luke.
Wednesday July 15, 5:00PM - Big Eyed Phish with special guest Flakjacket
Wednesday July 22, 5:00PM -
WEQX Presents  
The Rustic Overtones 
with special guest  
Wednesday July 29, 5:00PM - Natural Wonder
with special guest
The Beat Shot Allstars

Check out the official 2015 Rockin' on the River lineup on The Troy BID website here. 

Troy Pig Out 
RiverFront Park 
Saturday, July 11, 10:00AM - 9:00PM 
Now in its 8th year, the annual Troy Pig Out challenges BBQ masters from across the Northeast to duke it out for the top prize in the categories of: Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, Best Pork Rib, Best Beef Brisket, Grand Champion, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Rib contest, Mayor's Choice, and more. The Pig Out will also feature great music all day, as well as Fireworks starting at 9:00! Come "pig out" and enjoy some of the best bbq around. 

Fitness in the Park 

Riverfront Park 
Sundays through August 16, 9:30am
Come down to Riverfront Park Sundaymornings for free fitness along Troy's beautiful waterfront. The classes change between Suples training with Joe and Ashley Uccellini from Underground Fitness, to relaxing yoga with Heartspace Yoga. For more about these classes, and the instructors who run them check out the Fitness in the Park page on our website here. 

Troy Makers Market  
River Street along side the Troy Waterfornt Farmer's Market  
Saturdays 9:00am - 2:00pm
Check out local artisan vendors at the Troy Makers Market, along side of the Troy Farmer's Market. These local craft vendors vary from week to week, and offer wonderful handmade goods. 


Were you at the 2015 Troy River Fest?  
River StreetSaturday June 20, 11:00 - 7:00
The 2015 Troy River Fest has come and gone. We just wanted to say thank you to all of the local businesses, bands, and vendors who participated in this event and made it the success it was. It was a great day for everyone, see you next year!

Downtown Troy BID 2015 Events Calendar
  • Troy Pig Out Press Conference:: In Riverfront Park at noon on Tuesday, July 7, discussing the exciting new changes to this annual event. 
  • Troy Pig Out:: Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 to 9:00
  • Troy Night Out :: Friday, July 31 
  • Rockin' on the River :: Every Wednesday from June 10th to August 12th 
    • Special date Friday, July 3rd
  • 9th Annual Chowderfest :: Sunday, October 11th

Thank you to our 2015 Event Sponsors!

Call for Interns!
Are you a college student interested in Special Events, Marketing, Graphic Design, or Community Development?  The BID might be the perfect place for you.  Gain valuable experience while celebrating Downtown.  If you are interested, please send us your resume at info@troybid.org 
business development
The Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome the 
following new businesses to
our District:   

Troy Grooming Co.   
205 River Street 
James Magur, a local entrepreneur opened Troy Grooming Co. Monday, June 22. The new barber shop is located at 205 River Street adding yet a new service to the downtown area. The philosophy of owner, James Magur is to keep the old school barbershop feel alive, while keeping up with the fast pace of today's man. The shop's grand opening was very special, with former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno being the first client at the shop. Troy Grooming Co. will definitely be another great service offered in the Downtown Troy District. For more information about Troy Grooming Co. check out the website here. 

Star Bartenders Institute & Bar Troy 
120 & 121 Fourth Street
Elda Abate, a local businesswoman who grew up in Troy, has decided to share her skills with others. Abate decided to open Star Bartenders Institute to teach others a skill she has had for many years, bartending. Abate knows how universal this skill can be, as she has traveled the country working in numerous states. As well as the Bartenders Institute, Elda  Abate also opened Bar Troy across the street. Bar Troy features food and fun, while enhancing Fourth Street. For more information about the Star Bartenders Institute click here.  And for more information about 
Bar Troy click here. 

Karma Hair Studio 
265 River Street
Look out! Karma Hair Studio will be hosting their grand opening on Friday July, 10th. Their new home at 265 River Street is located in the Arts Center of the Capital Region's building--what a great fit! For more information on Karma check out their website here. 

member events
Sunday Funday on the Deck  
The last Sunday of the month enjoy food and drink specials at Brown's. Come hang out on the deck overlooking the Hudson River, and enjoy food and live music. Sunday the 26, the Stray Dogs will be performing. Make the best of a lazy Sunday and enjoy some live music and food!

Book Signings
Sunday, July 7, 7:00PM - Dennis Mahoney 
Market Block Books
290 River St.  
Come meet and discuss with this wonderful author. Dennis Mahoney will discuss his new book Bell Wetaher. This book is a thrilling adventure set in a fantastical 18th century, where a young woman must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness. Join this author in a book discussion and get your copy signed! For more information check out market Block Books website here. 

ADCO Welcom & Shake-Up Event
Saturday, July 11th, 7:00pm
55 3rd Street 
This is the first collaborative event in a series called "Shake-up" at the Takk House. There will be specialty cocktails, catering by Sweet Sues, another great local business,
 and music provided by Soulia & the Sultans. For more information on this event and the people participating check out the Takk House website here. 

Come join Buffy Owens, founder and Feldenkrais Practitioner, as she takes you through a series of gentle movement sequences that create immediate improvements in you're personal awareness, posture, balance and flexibility. Each class is 30 minutes followed by an optional Tea & Talk time for sharing your experience and asking questions or simple getting to know the grow community. For more information and class time visit the website  here.

Special Events on the Captain JP Cruise Line
The Captain JP
278 River St. 
Saturday, June 4th 7:00PM-11:30PM- Take a bus from Troy to West Point Military Academy for a tour of the grounds. After that take a boat from West Point to NYC to watch the famous Macy's fireworks on the water!
Friday July 10th 7:00 - 11:30PM - Harmony Rocks & TS Ensemble 
 July 17th7:00-11:30PM-
Live Music from The Refrigerators & DJ Dance party 
Friday, July 24th 7:00-11:30 -  Poor Dead Molly & Overture 
Friday, July 31st7:00-11:30PM Aquanett & Crazy Head Mazie 

Barker Park Kids' Summer Series  
The corner of State and Third Street 
Thursday July 9th, 11:00AM - An all ages interactive show playing world jazz music.
Thursday July 16th, 11:00AM -  Dr. Marmalade Puppet Show, the world traveling vet tends to animals in distress! 
Thursday July 23rd, 11:00AM -   The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Children's Museum presents a educational adventure using live animals.
Thursday July 30th, 11:00AM -  Dog on Fleas, this musical group has been making crazy original music for kids and families for 15 years!

Helen of Troy 
30 Second Street 
Local historian and author Don Rinnter and European theater director Justyna Kostek have joined together to present the first Troy showing of this play. The play is by George F. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. There are multiple dates for this performance in July for a list of these days and times click here! 

Music at Dinosaur BBQ 
377 River Street
Wednesday July 1, 8:30pm - 
The Schmooze, 
a great rock band, for more information on the group clickhere. 
Friday July 3rd, 8:30pm - Given to Fly, a Pearl Jam Tribute Band, for more info. on them click
Saturday July 4, 9:30pm -Under the Den with special guest Band No. 2.
Wednesday July 8, 8:30pmOne Night Stand, playing rock, pop, and country. For more info. click here. 
Friday July 10th, 9:00pmNew York Players, 
"New York's Dance and Party Experts". For more about the group click here.
Saturday July 11th, 9:30pmFormula 5, a jam band. For more info click here.
Wednesday July 15, 8:30pmSchool Bus Yellow, a jam reggae band, to check them out click here. 
Friday July 17, 9:00pm - Run for Cover, a Hard Rock metal band out of Albany, for more info. about the group click here. 
Saturday July 18, 9:30pm - Jet Crash Boys, a party band, for more info. click
Wednesday July 22, 8:30 - MIRK, this local hop-hop/soul group will continue the fun after Rockin'. For more info. click here. 
Friday July 24, 9:00 - The Ameros with special guest Jefferson James, for more information on the band click here. 
Saturday July 25, 9:30pm - Shinobi Ninja, a high energy rock bank, for their website click here. 
Wednesday July 29, 8:30 - Jeff Nanian's Soul Lions, check out the expert saxophonisthere. 
Friday July 31, 9:00pm - LastDaze with special guest Shattered Haze. 
member news

Looking to get BID support of your event?
With the growing interest in our downtown, more and more of our members are starting their own events, and we couldn't be happier! If you are a BID member (property owner, business owner, resident, etc.) and you're looking to hold an event in our district, fill out


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