Downtown Troy happenings from the BID

November 2015
Downtown Happenings
Month Year
In this issue
Business Development
Member Events
Getting Involved
Thank you to our Sponsors 



The cool weather might be settling in on us but Troy is getting ready for another busy holiday season. We are rolling out our Dine-Shop-Explore downtown campaign, perhaps you saw our highway takeover and our beautiful digital billboards promoting our amazing downtown district. Keep your eyes open for another set of billboards this month and lots of exposure in our regional magazines. 

You've got plenty of chances to come visit in November with the Turkey Trot (Nov. 26), small business Saturday (Nov. 28), the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market in the Atrium (every Saturday), and another fantastic Troy Night out (Nov. 27). 

Save the date for our 4th Annual Dinner and Sammy Awards on Dec. 2 from 5 PM to 8:30 PM at the Franklin Plaza. It's a great opportunity to network with our downtown neighbors as we celebrate the people and organizations who help make Troy a great place to live, work, study, and play. See who is being honored this year and come celebrate with us!

Thanks for all of your support all year long for Troy!

The Downtown Troy BID staff
special events 
Keep up with full listings for all of our events with the EventStroll mobile app                  
Troy Night Out - November - Black Friday Edition
Friday, November 27, 5:00 - 9:00PM
It's that time of the year again, and so the shopping begins. This month break out all of your most creative specials, and get the shoppers downtown. Click HERE for a complete listing of participating businesses and their specials and don't forget to download the mobile app (Eventstroll by Gavant)!     

Saturdays, in the Atrium 
We are thrilled to accompany the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market in the Atrium when they move inside, the first weekend of November. The Atrium on 3rd Street will be our home for the next several months so please come find us and see what all of our wonderful makers have to offer. To apply to vend at the Troy Maker's Market click here

4th Annual Dinner and Sammy Awards
Wednesday, December 2nd5:30-8:30
Franklin Plaza
Fourth & Grand Streets
Join us as we celebrate the close of another superb year and honor both individuals and businesses that have helped make Downtown Troy a better place to live, work and explore.The Downtown Troy BID's mission is to cultivate and advocate the economic growth of Downtown Troy and to further enhance and make our community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, daily workforce and students. The Troy BID Presents yearly programs & events such as The Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards, Troy Night Out, Rockin' On The River, River Fest, Troy Pig Out, Chowderfest, Troy Makers Market & Free Fitness In The Park. We serve the different needs of hundreds of businesses in Downtown Troy and over the course of the year, work with over 200 regional vendors and contractors through our various forms of outreach. We also perform beautification efforts such street cleaning, flower baskets and beds, street banners, signage, trees and more and provide general marketing for the Downtown Troy corridor. These programs directly support our mission. Click here for more information and tickets!
Save the Date 
Downtown Troy BID 2015 Upcoming Events
  • Troy Night Out :: The last Friday of every month
    • November 27th - Black Friday Edition 
  • The Annual Dinner ::  Wednesday, December 2nd

Thank you to all our wonderful 2015 Sponsors 


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 


Call for Web Designers! 
We are looking to do a full revision to our website,  see our RFP here .
Please email us at events@troybid.org if you are interested in this project, we would love to hear your ideas!!

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 is officially open! The grand opening was held on October 27th. 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. Sign up for a class today! For more information on this new business in Troy visit the website here.

279 River Street 
Two Ring Circus is open for business. 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. 

225 River Street 
Sentinel Butchery held it's Grand Opening on October 29th at 255 River Street. Emily Petersen, the mastermind behind the butchery says "she chose Troy for several reasons. The city is full of charm and history. The architecture is stunning and the efforts to restore and preserve it is impressive. Troy has revitalized itself organically and it shows in the art, culture and food." The mission of the shop is simple as Emily says "to connect our community to their food sources." The opening of Sentinel Butchery is yet another great addition to River Street and the whole capital district. 

member events

68th Troy Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 26, 2015  8:00 a.m.
233 Fourth Street 
Join in for the 68th Troy Turkey Trot before you fill up on turkey on Thanksgiving morning! 
8:00 a.m. - 10K Start 
9:35 a.m. - Turkey Trot 1 Mile Walk Start 
10:00 a.m.- 5K Start 
9:30 a.m. - Grade School Mile Start 
9:30 a.m. - 10k Awards Ceremony 
10:45 a.m. - 5k Awards Ceremony Starts on 4th Street next to the Atrium. 
Race ends at where Broadway and Frear Alley join River Street. To sign up click here.
377 River Street 
Friday, November 6th 
9:00pm -Rattlesnake
Saturday, November 7th, 9:30pm - Knot Dead
Friday, November 13th, 9:00pm - Let's Be Leonard
Saturday, November 14th, 9:30pm - Groovestick
Friday, November 20th, 9:30pm - Session Brothers
Saturday, November 21st, 9:30pm - Flakjacket WSG & Noise Between Stations
Wednesday, November 25th, 9:00pm - Jill Hughes & The High Rollers
Friday, November 27th, 9:00pm - The Lawn Sausages
Saturday, November 28th, 9:00pm - Black Mountain Symphony

Kathryn Biel Book Signing
Market Block Books
290 River Street
Saturday, November 28 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Come meet Kathryn Biel, and get your favorite books signed. After years of writing countless letters she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I'm Still Here (2014), andJump, Jive, and Wail (2015). For more information click here .

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street
Friday, November 6th8:00pm - The Indigo Girls
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls and they perform emotional songs that are somehow both broadly universal and intensely personal at the same time. This is music of the past, present, and future.
Thursday, November 12th - 8:00pm Gordon Lightfoot
Featuring his well known hits and deep album cuts, all woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes. This event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys
hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
Friday, November 13th - 8:00pm - Selected Shorts
Readers Patricia Kalember (Sisters), Boyd Gaines (Gypsy), and Sam Underwood (The Following, Dexter) perform moving, comical, and surprising stories about unexpected encounters in places both fantastical and close to home. 
Saturday, November 21st - 8:00pm - Sandra Bernhard 
Is a compelling performer who loves to engage her audience with personal provocative and deeply emotional content. Bernhard's live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock 'n roll, a raucous mix of political satire and pop culture commentary!
Saturday, November 28th - 7:30pm - Windham Hill
Master musicians who made their named on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie,  and guitarist Sean Harkness have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. This concert brings the best of acoustic music to joyfully mark a special moment in time.
Thursday, December 3rd - 7:30pm Vanessa Carlton
Came onto the music scene with her smash hit "A Thousand Miles," in 2001. Come enjoy the simple instrumentation mixed with her wistful vocals and poignant lyrics bring you into her world and showcase a new side to this accomplished songwriter.

104 3rd Street 
November 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Certified Ciccerone Nick Nuzzolilo will host this event,  and present to  you a guided tasting that pairs different kinds of saisons with various flavors of chicken wings. Don't miss out on this great event at The Ruck. Sign up for this class as early as you can, call (518) 273-1872 or email Nick Nuzzolilo at Nuzzy@getrucked.com

Muddaddy Flats & Other participating restaurants 
49 3rd Street 
Thursday, November 5, 11:00am - 8:00pm
Celebrate National Quesadilla Day, started last year here in Troy. Many differentdowntown restaurants will be participating by offering their own special quesadillas. If you have any questions about the day or are a restaurant owner who would like to participate contact Dan Frament, owner of Muddaddy Flats at muddaddyflats@gmail.com .

member news
River Street 
So far this year alone, six new business have made their homes on River Street. Troy Grooming Co, Crooked Canvas, Sentinel Butchery, Two Ring Circus, Lux Comfort and Health, and Karma Hair Salon have all opened their doors on River Street this year. We are ecstatic that so many entrepreneurs from all over are choosing Troy as their home. For so many of these business owners, owning a place of their own has been a dream for so long, and we are so thankful that they have chosen Troy to make that dream come true. We hope that the growth on River Street so far this year continues for many years to come. 

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 THIS FORMThe application gives us an idea of what you would like to do, and lets you tell us your expectations of support. We're excited to work with you!
getting involved

The BID is always looking for volunteer committee members in the following areas:

New times and dates are coming check here for the updates!

Please contact the BID office at (518) 279-7997 or email info@troybid.org if you would like to join! There are no requirements - anyone is welcome. Committees meet once per month; they are a great way to help the community and meet new people who all love Troy.   


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