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.


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 & Greet: Networking at Scarlet Seven

Tuesday, April 3 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Meet and greet your neighboring Downtown Troy small business owners, community members, and those new to Troy, NY at Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery. Topics of conversation will encourage exchange, new ideas, and ways to connect for a thriving Downtown Troy community.

Downtown Troy Spring Clean-Up!

Friday, April 20 | 9:00am to 2:00pm

Business owners, employees and residents are encouraged to work together on Friday, April 20, in an effort to clean the blocks and alleyways around your storefront, residence or office building.

Step outside and lend a hand to weeding tree pits, flower beds and planters along with cleaning sidewalk and alleyways. The Downtown Troy BID will pair you with a fall cleaning leader and provide needed supplies to beautify our city!

Earth Day Block Party!

Saturday, April 21 | 2pm to 5pm

Celebrate Earth Day weekend with a Block Party!! An afternoon of Family fun with earth day themed activities, Live Music by Oobleck, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, local food, beverages by Hudson-Chatham Winery and more!

Suggested donation of $10 per person. Celebrate earth day by supporting the Downtown Troy BID Raise . Plant . Grow Tree Initiative, raising funds to plant up to 150 trees in Downtown Troy. 

Session Number Two: Small Business Planning 101

Wednesday, April 25 | 9:00am to 10:30am

Informative seminar for current small business owners or those looking to open businesses in downtown Troy. Presented in partnership by Northwestern Mutual and Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin Law Firm. Presentations to cover Planning & Budgeting, Tax-advantaged Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners, Retaining & Rewarding Employees with Simple Group Benefits, Properly Protecting Business Owners & Key Employees, Entity Formation, Liability Protection, Labor Issues, Best Practices

Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event

Wednesday, May 9 from 9am to 12pm

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Discover Troy Event will take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region with a look into the future. Learn more about upcoming downtown projects and initiatives and hear from local businesses about exciting things they are doing behind the scenes. Get to know your neighboring downtown businesses over coffee and breakfast, and learn more about the Downtown Troy BID with a presentation of the 2017 Annual Report.

Don't forget to vote with three Class A and one Class B seats available!

Spring For Rent Event

Tuesday, May 15 | 9am to 11am + Networking!

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 networking event at GreyCastle Security from 11am to 1pm. A 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. These programs can be picked up at the Downtown Troy BID office located at 251 River Street.


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. 

2018 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.

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