Spend the weekend in historic downtown Troy with over 120 unique boutiques, art studios, culturally diverse cafes, bars, breweries and restaurants. One of the wealthiest cities of the 19th and 20th centuries, Troy boasts an impressive past, showcased in its historic architecture and displayed prominently throughout the city. Located along the Hudson River and just 15 minutes from Albany, make downtown Troy a destination on your next upstate adventure.


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.

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Tuesday, March 12 | 8:00am to 12:00pm | $50

Answer these five questions for your business with help from expert Chuck Reed.

1. WHO are we? Vision, Mission, Values
2. WHERE are we now? Key Metrics, SWOT Analysis
3. WHERE are we going? Projections, Strategic Objectives
4. HOW will we get there? SMART Goals
5. HOW will we sustain growth? Accountability Mechanisms

Located at Troy Innovation Garage, 24 4th Street, Troy, NY 12180

St. “Practice” Day Kilt Crawl

Saturday, March 16 | Starts at 12pm

Join your favorite Troy bar or restaurant as we warm-up for St. Patrick's Day! This downtown pub crawl will travel through the Collar City, challenging participants to plot their own course and try one of our many new and exciting businesses while at the same time bringing you back to your all-time favorites. As you stop at various spots around the city, have your passport "stamped" -- the more stamps, the more chances you have to win great prizes from our various sponsors. Prizes will be awarded at random between 8pm and 9pm. Register early for the chance to win special-edition prizes!

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Tuesday, March 19 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Meet and greet your neighboring Downtown Troy small business owners, community members, and those new to Troy at Pause Gallery. More minds are better than one and getting to socialize and network with your neighbors and local businesses can be an effective, FUN way to connect with the community you live and work in. Join in on the community art project taking place during the program!

Located at 501 Broadway #106, Troy, NY 12180

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Spring Cleaning!

Friday, April 19 | 9:00am to 2:00pm

Step outside and lend a hand to weeding tree pits, flower beds and planters along with cleaning sidewalk and alleyways. In addition, different areas of the district are welcome to determine specific projects they would like to focus on for the program and it’s a great team building exercise for your office!

The Downtown Troy BID will pair you with a fall cleaning leader and provide needed supplies to beautify our city! Everyone is welcome to get involved! RSVP to get involved and keep informed.

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Spring For Rent Event + SPEED NETWORKING

Tuesday, May 14 | 9am to 11am + Networking 11am to 1pm

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, followed by a speed networking event at Tara Kitchen for the cost of $10. A guided walking tour of the spaces will depart at 9:00am from the Downtown Troy BID office, located at 251 River Street.


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. 

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

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.


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. 

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