The BID cultivates and advocates the economic growth of Downtown Troy by creating an inviting, dynamic, and sustainable community that celebrates the City’s history while building towards its future. The BID is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the District to further enhance and make our community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, the daily workforce, and students.
Bring a friend and support local in a place where you can engage directly with shop owners, impact individuals and the local economy. Discover over 60 unique boutiques selling antiques, home goods, clothing, jewelry, art, music, gifts, books and more. There’s no need to spend hours moving through crowded shopping malls when you can enjoy a relaxing day with the girls in a walk able downtown. Where stores sell quality, one of a kind merchandise and an experience you cannot find online.
Troy is filled with local flavor, from juice and smoothie bars, coffee and pastries, to pub favorites and internationally influenced dishes. Offering a history of craft beer culture, two local breweries, wine bars, and carefully crafted cuisine, you could taste your way throughout downtown, and bring something home to share. This hardy city has had its ups and downs, once a vibrant industrial center hit with the changing times, it has returned to its roots and stands as a vibrant creative community of local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Meet and greet your neighboring Downtown Troy small business owners, community members, and those new to Troy, NY at the brand new Bard & Baker Board Game Cafe! Topics of conversation will encourage exchange, new ideas, and ways to connect for a thriving Downtown Troy community. Plus, you can play games while you chat!
The 12th Annual Troy ChowderFest welcomes over 15,000 chowder-lovers who turn out and judge some of the best chowder in the area. Centered in Monument Square, guests purchase their tickets, explore the vendors and travel to the participating Downtown Troy restaurants distributing chowder from their establishments.
Numerous local retailers participate in the day's activities with a citywide sidewalk sale. It's a full day of fall food, live music, and family fun!
This bi-annual event showcases available commercial and residential properties in the Downtown Troy BID district with an open house and guided tour between 9:00am and 11:00am. The guided walking tour of the spaces will depart at 9:00am from the Downtown Troy BID office, located at 251 River Street.
A program with full listing details and a map will be available throughout the morning for those that prefer a self-guided tour.
Those seeking an especially scary experience during October's Troy Night Out, can be part of the Mysteries and Mayhem tour, presented by Old Troy Stories. This guided tour, will take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and is sure to delight those in search of historically spooky and hair raising adventures. Tours are provided jointly by The Rensselaer County Historical Society and The Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway.
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Foundation requests your support to grow Troy's urban tree canopy with the Raise . Plant . Grow initiative. The initiative will raise funds to plant up to 150 trees in downtown Troy, and will take place in stages as funds become available.
The first step will include clearing dead or dying trees, and removing stumps from existing tree wells. Once these tree wells are cleaned, in the fall and/or spring, new trees may be planted. The Downtown Troy BID beautification staff will mange watering of the trees.
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life within the district of downtown Troy. In our efforts to make the community a vibrant, attractive destination to live, work, learn and play, we request annual partners for marketing sponsorships. We offer extensive sponsorship packages that fit your marketing goals and with a broad range of benefits creating long-term visibility across the Capital Region.