Downtown Troy happenings for August

August 2015
Downtown Happenings
Newsletter SubtitleMonth Year
In this issue
Business Development
Member Events
Getting Involved
Thank you to our Sponsors 



Can you believe it? Summer is more than half way over and 2015 has proven that downtown Troy is really the summer place to be.

We have had a very successful year so far and have seen many smiling faces at Riverfest, Rockin' on the River, the Troy Pig Out, Free Fitness in the Park, Troy Night Out, and the Troy Makers Market alongside the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.

We've seen some new events come into downtown via some old friends too, like Troy Flea which takes place on Sunday at 11 AM in Riverfront Park.

Thanks to everyone who helped make downtown a great destination no matter what the reason, and here's to the rest of this beautiful season.


The Downtown Troy BID

special events 
Friday, August 285:00-9:00PM
Over 50 Different locations throughout downtown Troy
TNO is all about enjoying summer this month! Come downtown the last Friday in August and enjoy a wonderful summer night while supporting local businesses. We are lucky that August's Troy Night Out coincides with Sage Colleges and RPI's Welcome Fest. The celebration to welcome these new students will end in fireworks, and we'll also be hosting our downtown scavenger hunt, which is a great way to get these new students acquainted with downtown Troy. This night is such a good way to welcome these new Trojans to our city, and we can't wait to celebrate. Click HERE for a complete listing of events and specials! Don't forget to download the mobile app!    

Rockin' On the River (new dates added) 
Riverfront Parkrockin' on the river
Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00PM - Almost Queen
with special guest Dead at 40 
Wednesday, August 12th, 5:00PM -Zoso 
a tribute to Led Zepplin with special TwoGuys
Wednesday, August 19th, 5:00PM - Blues for Breakfast , a tribute to the Grateful Dead
**Friday , August 21st, 5:00PM - Hair of the Dog 

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

Riverfront Park 
Sundays through August 30th, 9:30am
Come down to Riverfront Park Sunday mornings 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. 

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. 


RiverFront Park 
Saturday, July 11, 10:00AM - 9:00PM 
The Troy Pig Out successfully completed its eighth year on Saturday, July 11th. The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District would like to thank everyone who participated and made this a successful event. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day "pigging out" with friends. We look forward to hosting the festival again next year! 

Downtown Troy BID 2015 Events Calendar
  • Troy Night Out :: The last Friday of every month
    • August 28th - Sidewalk Sale
    • September 25th - Student Night 
    • October 30th - Halloween 
    • November 27th - Black Friday Edition 
  • Rockin' on the River :: Every Wednesday from June 10th to August 21st 
  • 9th Annual Chowderfest :: Sunday, October 11th

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:   

265 River Street
Karma Hair Studio hosted their grand opening on Friday July, 10th.Their new home at 265 River Street is located right above The Arts Center of the Capital Region--what a great fit! Karma will also be hosting a special event at this month's Troy Night Out on Friday July 31st.  For more information on Karma check out their website here. 

55 3rd Street
The Takk House has officially teamed up with the Albany Distilling Co. You will now be able to
attend the Takk House one to two times a month for a "shake-up". These events will be full of specialty cocktails and entertainment. The "shake-up" dates are to be announced periodically,  so keep checking the Takk House website  andFacebook  for updates. 

207 River Street
Lux will be opening this month at it's home 207 River Street. Lux is being opened by
Gwendolyn Guarino, a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. Gwendolyn practices here in Troy as well as in New York City where she teaches a successful Couples Massage Workshop. Lux offers many different massage therapy services, and will no doubt help relax the wonderful people of Troy. For more details about the services offered check out the website here.  

11 State Street 
The Balance Loft is opening this month , adding yet another great service to
 Downtown Troy. Kelly Kendall, a local entrepreneur, is the woman behind this great new business.  
The Balance Loft will be the area's only  infrared heated warm and hot Studio.  The Balance Loft  will be offering pilates mat, Barre, Yoga, Warm and Hot Yoga, and TRX. For a schedule and more information about this new business check out the website here. 

Riverfront Park
Sunday's from 11:00am to 4:00pm  

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!

Sunday, July 7, 7:00PM - M.P Cooley
Market Block Books
290 River St.  
Come meet and discuss with this wonderful author. M.P Cooley will discuss her new newest book: Flame Out. M.P Cooley is from the Albany area, and gets inspiration for her newest book from Cohoes, N.Y. For more information check out market Block Books 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. 
Friday August 7th, 8:30 - 11:30PM - The Refrigerators & DJ Dance Party
 August 14th, 8:30PM -11:30PM-
Funk Evolution & a DJ Dance Party 
Friday, August 21st, 8:30PM - 11:30PM - Harmony Rocks & Cryin' Out Loud 

The Captain JP has many other events throughout the month, for a full calendar check out their website here. 

The corner of State and Third Street 
Thursday August 6th,  11:00AM - Andy the Music Man
Thursday August 13th, 11:00AM -  Sensemaya,
fusing Latin dance and jazz
Thursday August 20th, 11:00AM -   Arts Pop, Ping, Ring! As presented by the Arts Center of the Capital Region


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