9.02.2015

Downtown Troy happenings for September

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

  

  
Greetings!

What an amazing season we've had here at the Downtown Troy BID and we've got even more exciting things coming up on the horizon.

We were able to connect with a photographer and blogger who came to visit Troy and took some beautiful shots of our downtown. Check out the work here.

This week we will start the installation of our new downtown Troy banners. Prepare to be amazed at how these bright new designs will enliven our already beautiful downtown streets.

We had an record breaking Troy Night Out last month with the merge of the RPI and Sage Welcome Fest event. Many of our downtown businesses reported handing out over 500 promotional flyers to incoming students during the three hour event.

Restaurant Week and Chowderfest are both coming up, and the BID marketing committee is preparing to take over 787 with a digital billboard campaign for our Fall and Holiday campaigns.

Are we busy? Yes! Is that how we love it? You know it! Stay in the loop and follow us on social media for daily downtown news.

Thanks for your support and enjoy Troy!

Your Downtown Troy BID staff

                  
special events 

Rockin' On the River -- Thank you! 
Riverfront Parkrockin' on the river
We are all done with an amazing summer full of great concerts. Here at the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District we would like to thank everyone who participated, and attended our concerts all season long. This summer was our best season yet, and we can't wait for an even better one next year.  Our local vendors reported record sales and we were able to report a healthy positive balance to help fund our yearly BID programming. 


Riverfront Park 
Another summer of free outdoor fitness has come to an end. Thank you so much to Joe and Ashley Uccellini from Underground Fitness, the staff at  Heartspace Yoga, and everyone who participated all summer for their hard work and dedication. Fitness in the Park will begin again next June, but for now stay active and we will see you all next summer!
 
 
 
 
Saturdays through October 31st
River Street along side the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market 
The Troy Makers Market has come to an end for it's summer season although we are so pleased to announce that it will continue along with the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market throughout the fall. In November the Troy Makers Market will move into the Atrium with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. To apply to vend at the Troy Maker's Market click here


Restaurant Week & Troy Craft Beer Week 
Monday, September 14th - Sunday, September 20th
Throughout the City of Troy 
Troy Restaurant Week is back this month and better than ever. This year Restaurant Week will coincide withTroy Craft Beer Week creating a whole week that is devoted to all things craft in Troy. All week long local restaurants will offer $5 and $10 lunches as well as $10, $20, and $30 entrees. Many will also offerTroy Craft Beer Week listings will be published on the Downtown Troy BID website here. Print materials to be distributed around the city. Restaurants will also be offering specials to go along with certain craft beer, as well as special events devoted to craft beer at their establishments. Many retail stores will be in on the excitement as well, offering specials on their hand made goods. Be sure to look out for the specials as they get released soon, and we hope to see everyone out at the week's events!

America on Tap 
Saturday, September 19 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Riverfront Park 
America on Tap is coming to Troy!On Saturday the 19th come down to Riverfront park for an afternoon full of music and craft beer from over 100 different breweries. The event will feature a silent disco as well as live music from The WonderBeard. This event, organized by TownSquare Media is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Troy. For more information on this event and to purchase tickets click here.   


The 2015 Troy Banner Project 
They're here! The banners have just arrived at the BID office, and will be going to their new homes this week. Keep your eye out for the new banners, that will definitely make our downtown streets more beautiful. Thank you so much to all of the businesses and their staff who participated in the Banner Project. For a look at all of the businesses who participated check out the 2015 Troy Banner Project page on our website here. 
 
:: SAVE THE DATE :: 
Downtown Troy BID 2015 Events Calendar


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 check out the positions here and send your cover letter and resume to events@troybid.org 
business development
 
 
The Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome the 
following new businesses to
our District:   
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. 


September 22 at 11:00 am
90 4th Street, Suite 100
The Christopher Brian Salon has recently relocated from Cohoes to its new home here in Downtown Troy at 90 4th Street. This salon is a great addition to Downtown, and especially the Proctor's Building. The Christopher Brian Salon carries Unite hair care products, and is a Framesi Modal Capelli salon. For more information visit the Christopher Brain Salon web site here. 






207 River Street
Lux opened its doors last month at its home on River Street. Lux is was 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. 



Saturday, September 5th at noon
147 Fourth St. 
Superior Merchandise Company is a design shop and coffee bar that is opening on September 5th in downtown Troy. Superior Merchandise Co. will carry a variety of unique items from prints, to clothes, to coffee and craft beers. The creators of SMC are devoted to offering their customers the very best in quality across the full spectrum of what they do. For more information on this creative new business check out their Facebook Page here


Collar City Sweet Shoppe
45 3rd Street 
Collar City Sweet Shoppe opened to the public on Saturday, August 22nd to the public. Collar City Sweet Shoppe is owned by Amy and Ron Farrigan. Ron who has been in the candy industry for over ten years had always dreamed about opening a candy store of his own. When Amy and Ron fell in love with downtown Troy they decided it would be the perfect place for them to start their new business. For more information on this new addition to downtown check out the Facebook page here.  



member events
Sunday Funday on the Deck  
Rescheduled Sunday Funday to Friday for September. Come down and enjoy food and drink specials at Brown's with the Jet Crash Boys performing live. Also featured on this night will be a special contest to win a day with Brown's brewers Lee and Dan. Enter to win a day to create a specialty brew at the Troy brewpub. 
 
 
Book Signings - Mark Cheverton 
Saturday, September 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Market Block Books
290 River St.  
Come meet Mark Cheverton, and get your favorite book signed. Mark Cheverton writes Minecraft novels for children ages 8 to 12. For more information on Mr. Cheverton and his novels check out market Block Books website here.
 
 

 
September 12, 3:30 - 4:30 
Heartspace Yoga  
Family Yoga at Heartspace Yoga encourages entire families to come out for an early evening class. Adults can awaken their inner-child while completing an invigorating exersize class. This is a great way to spend some valuable family time, while encouraging your kids to be active. For more information about this class and many more check out Heartspace Yoga's website here. 


377 River Street
Friday, September 4th, 9:00PM -  The Dream Logic& Free Air 
Friday, September 11th, 9:00PM - Annie in the Water
Saturday, September 12, 9:30PM-Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band with special guest Pony in the Pancake
Friday, September 18, 9:00PM Toys in the Attic
Saturday, September 19, 9:30PM - High Peaks Band
Friday, September 25, 9:00PM -  One Night Stand 
Saturday, September 26, 9:30PMCrazy Head Mazie 


Thursdays & Saturdays, 9:00PM
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