Downtown Happenings March 2016
We've been busy here at the BID, getting ready for the upcoming summer season and to roll out a number of big projects that we've been working on.
It's never too late to get involved, check DowntownTroy.org for committee meetings and schedules and pop in to see what's happening.
This is a great time of year to reexamine your goals. Take a few minutes extra to do a walk through of your space starting from the outside and what your customers see. Are there things you could improve? Go back through last year's marketing plan. Did you reach the people you intended to? Did you get your message across the way you wanted to?
Feel free to bring your issues to the committee meetings for some peer advice and insight. That's what neighbors are for!
Looking forward to good things,
Your Downtown Troy BID Staff
Troy BID Events
2nd Annual Collar City Kilt Fest
Troy's 5K Kilt Race kicks off events season in downtown Troy.
City Pass which includes a shuttle to tastings at downtown Troy bars and restaurants. Over $1,000 in prizes for the first ten runners to complete the run. Watch out for Leprechauns to tempt, taunt, and tease you! More info.
Over 25 retailers, bars, and restaurants participate in this celebration of Irish/Scottish culture. There will be live entertainment, street vendors, a party tent, and a kilt costume contest. Don't miss out on the
Friday, February 26,5-9pm
This month was a huge success! In addition to our birthday we also celebrated the fact that it is the birth month of the famous Louis Comfort Tiffany. The BID partnered with the The Troy Public Library for a talk with P. Thomas Carroll, Senior Scholar and Treasurer, Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, on Louis Comfort Tiffany and Charles Darwin. It was a great turnout!
Start getting ready for this month's TNO! March is Women's History Month and we're celebrating Troy's rich history of powerful, ground-breaking women. We will be partnering with the Kate Mullany House to perform an excerpt from a play based on the life of Kate Mullany, who helped organize the Collar Laundry Union, the first female union in the country. We will be forwarding our establishments info on how to take part in some dramatic readings on location as well. Join us in celebrating Women's History Month as we showcase our many women business owners!
The Atrium, 4 3rd Street
Join us every Saturday morning in The Atrium alongside the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market from 9:00 to 2:00! TheMakers Market is composed of artisans from across our region, selling their unique goods to the patrons of Troy. Come see what they have to offer.
Save the Date
your downtown calendar for the next few months
3tarchitects, located on River Street recently won a gold medal for local design. The firm was honored
at the 2015 Gold Best in American Living Awards this in January, in Las Vegas for their work on a family home on Burden Lake in Averill Park. 3tarchitects is no stranger to creative projects, and is also the architecture team behind the highly anticipated Troy Innovation Garage, coming to 4th Street soon! We can't wait to see what other amazing projects they will work on next.
65 1st St.
Number the Stars. February 24-March 5th.
Adapted by Dr. Douglas W. Larche from t
he juvenile novel by Lois Lowry, Number the Stars is set during the tumultuous time of World War II, and seen through the eyes of two adolescent girls. The play presents a moving adventure inspired by real life events, as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Nazi occupied Denmark across the sea to safety in Sweden. 518-244-2248. More info.
425 River st.
March 17 @ 7pm (doors open at6pm)
Superior Merchandise Co.
147 Fourth Street
Superior Merchandise Co.'s
Director of Coffee, Matthew Loiacono leads this class that will delve into a history of coffee, general coffee region taste characteristics, how coffee professionals evaluate coffee, and what to look for when tasting. The class will wrap up with a tasting of three single origin coffees. For even more details and to get tickets click here!