Downtown Troy October happenings

October 2015
Downtown Happenings
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Thank you to our Sponsors 



We've just started one of the best seasons in upstate and we couldn't be happier!

Hope you all made it to our Restaurant and Craft Beer Week and our last Troy Night Out--it's been booming in downtown Troy!

Thanks again to all of our partners with our Downtown Banner Project, the banners look fantastic and are appearing all over our beautiful downtown streets. Welcome also to our newest yearly sponsor the Troy Local Development Corporation--more on that soon!

Mark your calendars for Chowder Fest (Oct. 11) and the Annual BID Dinner and Sammy Awards (Dec. 2). Both events are chock full of exciting changes and not to be missed!

Many of our downtown shops are already extending their hours in anticipation of the holiday season, take some time and explore downtown there is so much to be seen. 

Tonight's Troy Night Out is catered towards all of our local students. Come downtown for a Fall evening of shopping, eating, and exploring all our city has to offer. 

Don't forget to follow the Downtown Troy BID on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram--we've got a lot in store for you everyday. 

Thanks for all of your support for Troy!

The Downtown Troy BID staff
special events 
Keep up with full listings for all of our events with the EventStroll mobile app                  
Friday, October 30th5:00-9:00PM
Over 50 Different locations throughout downtown Troy
October TNO is all about Halloween! Come downtown in your costumes the last Friday of the month and enjoy a wonderful fall night while supporting local businesses. This month's Troy Night Out will also feature the Mystery & Mayhem Tour. Sign up before hand for an tour of Troy where you will learn about all the mysterious events that filled our history. 
Click HERE for a complete listing of events and specials and don't forget to download the mobile app!     
Sunday, October 11th, 12:00 - 4:00
It's time! ChowderFest is right around the corner with some amazing  new changes.This year the center of the festival will be in Monument Square. This is where the main ticket booth will be located, the live music, craft and food vendors, and some competitors. A second ticket booth will be located in the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot. This year participants will move throughout our city into all of the participating restaurants. ChowderFest will be full of free kid's activities, an abundance of different chowders, and fiery competition as the participating chefs lead their teams to victory. For a full listing of the participating restaurants and more event details CLICK HERE. 

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

They're here! The banners are continuing to go up around the
city. Thank you so much to all of the businesses and their staff who participated in the Banner Project, as well as the teams at Collar City Painting and The City of Troy for helping in installing these banners. For a look at all of the businesses who participated check out the 2015 Troy Banner Project page on our website here.
Downtown Troy BID 2015 Events Calendar
  • Troy Night Out :: The last Friday of every month
    • October 30th - Halloween  
    • November 27th - Black Friday Edition 
  • 9th Annual ChowderFest :: Sunday, October 11th
  • The Annual Dinner ::  Wednesday, December 2nd  

Call for Interns!
Are you a college student interested in Graphic Design?  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:   
Sawtooth Jewelry Studio1915 5th Ave
Sawtooth Jewelry studio will be having its grand opening on October 30th! Maria Levin, owner and instructor has been a goldsmith in jewelry fabrication, repair and medals education for over 11 years. The Sawtooth Jewelry Studio is a metalsmithing classroom and will be offering classes and private lessons on how to create your own jewelry. For more information on this new business in Troy visit the website here.

90 4th Street, Suite 100
The Christopher Brian Salon, now relocated on 90 4th Street, is officially opened! 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. 

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

279 River Street 
Two Ring Circus will open it's doors this month, on October, 17th at 279 River Street. Owner Irena Shein says that "her love of fashion started early on in Kiev, Ukraine where she was born". Irena worked in NYC in the luxury goods industry where she had the opportunity to work along  some of the most amazing fashion icons for men, women and children.  After her and her family relocated to the Capital District her passion for a stylishly dressed kid and her dream of owning a children's boutique developed into her opening Two Ring Circus in downtown Troy. 

member events

Saturday, October 17
Come down and enjoy food and drink specials at Revolution Hall. $20 admission at the door ($15 advance purchase) will be donated entirely to the Rensselear Land Trust. Doors open at 12:00pm:
1:00pm-3:00pm Flood Road
3:30pm-5:30pm Chilly  Nickels 
6:00pm-9:00pm Eastbound Jesus 

Bring a Friend for Free 
Fridays 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Heartspace Yoga  
Enjoy a relaxing Friday night at Heartspace Yoga! When you bring a friend to a Friday night class, one of you comes for free. This is a great way to spend some time with a friend, while relieving some stress at the same time! For more information about this class and many more check out Heartspace Yoga's website

Come check out this amazing display of creative sculptures function as fantastic mechanical objects, fused with plausible scenarios and characters for free! Greg Skochko encourages viewers to participate in his performance, combining a child-like playfulness with serious cultural issues. This interactive and playful art show will be on display through October 10th.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 2nd Street
Grammy award winning singer, actor and composer performs a unique and intimate performance.
Friday, October 9th, 8:00pmThe Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
A unique musical ensemble of ukuleles in different registers.
Thursday, October 15th, 7:30pmRegina Carter
Thursday, October 22nd, 8:00pmMother Falcon and Ben Sollee
This indie orchestra has released two albums and hundreds of shows in the last seven years.
Saturday, October 24th, 8:00pmA Masters Tapestry
A gala showcasing music by the greats engraved at the Music Hall from Albany Pro Musica's history.

Wednesday, October 7th  6:00pm - 8:30pm
65 1st Street 
At the Sage Bush Memorial on October 7th there will be a community conservation event from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Through dialogue, and demonstrations they will identify the best practices to enhance respect and quality of interactions for people in Troy. There will also be small group discussions and short talks by several community members. Finally, there will be a call to action indicating options for people to take part in creating a more welcoming, inclusive and safer Troy as well as an invitation to join several community groups in order to build on the caus

Monday October, 26, 5:30pm
The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group presents the Troy 100 Forum, where people can go and share information and network. On Monday, October 26ththe mayoral candidates will be present for people to present questions to. 

377 River Street 
Friday, October 9th, 9:00pm - Emerald City 
Saturday, October 10th, 9:30pm - Funky Monks 
Friday, October 16th, 9:30pm - The Accents 
Saturday, October 17th, 9:30pm - North and South Dakotas 
Friday, October 23rd, 9:00pm - Wide Awake 
Saturday, October 24th, 9:30pm - Yankee Hollar & The Paradox Saints 
member news
The Tech Valley Center of Gravity (new location)
30 3rd Street 
The Tech Valley Center of Gravity opened its doors on Wednesday, August 19th at its new home in the Quackenbush Building. The CoG has been a wonderful addition to Troy, and their new space will enable all of the members to create even more creative products. The CoG allows its members the freedom and resources to bring their ideas to life, while sharing these ideas with others. The CoG inspires sharing, and team work to enhance the ideas of one person. For this business, moving will create the space for even more people to get involved. Check out more information about this Makerspace here.

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