EARTH DAY BLOCK PARTY!

Saturday, April 21 | 2pm to 5pm on Fulton Street

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, informational tables, 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. To learn more about the program, visit downtowntroy.org/bid-foundation.


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LIVE  MUSIC BY OOBLECK!

An analog funk band out of the Capital Region of NY.  They play raw, in your face, booty shaking funk. Gritty funk, mixed with the poly-rhythms of afrobeat, plenty of spacey weirdness and improvisation, the sensibilities of jazz and blues, the blast beats of hardcore, and the distortion of grunge.  That my friends, is the recipe for Oobleck. Oh, and if you can’t dance to it, Oobleck doesn’t play it. No gimmicks, just horns and funky beats to get your feet moving.


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TREE PLANTING

On Wednesday, April 18th, the Raise . Plant . Grow Tree Initiative will begin planting trees! There will be four trees planted on Fulton Street in each of the empty tree wells between 4th Street and 5th Ave. The initiative has raised $23,000 to date of the $75,000 goal. 


COLORFUL PAINTINGS

Can you imagine what our street tree canopy would look like if each of the empty trees on the blocks were filled? We will help you imagine with colorful street paintings of leaves in the shadow of a full grown tree around the tree pits on Fulton Street! 


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HUNGRY OR THIRSTY?

Local beverages provided by Hudson-Chatham winery

Local food vendors serving on the street or out of their restaurants include First Choice Caribbean, Chom's Cafe, and Shalimar.


MAKE A DONATION

Make a $10 donation or more and place your leaf on the giving tree! We will show our community what it looks like to raise our urban tree canopy together. 


EARTH DAY T-SHIRTS

Get your Earth Day 2018 T-Shirt at The Image Gallery with a portion of sales going towards the Raise . Plant . Grow tree program! 

Pre-Order your T-Shirt HERE.


Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!


RAISE - MAKE A DONATION

It’s events like this, and community members like you that have helped the Downtown Troy BID grow Troy’s Urban Tree Canopy. If you are interested in supporting the program, attend the Earth Day Block Party! Donations can also be submitted to the Downtown Troy BID Foundation located at 251 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, or online at downtowntroy.org/bid-foundation.

The cost of new trees is approx. $500 each, which includes their purchase, installation, and maintenance, as well as the removal of stumps and debris from each tree well prior to planting. Make a donation today as funds are raised to ignite the growth of Troy's urban tree canopy!  

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PLANT

Following the raising of funds, clearing the city of dead and/or dying trees and removing stumps from tree wells, is the first stage of the planting process. Once removal of the stumps is complete, the opportunity presents itself to plant new trees during the following planting season. These efforts will occur in stages, allowing for planting of trees throughout the spring and fall months.

GROW

The Downtown Troy BID staff includes 1 to 3 individuals, varying by season to maintain beautification initiatives. This includes watering of hanging baskets and flower pots as well as cleaning the streets of debris. Downtown Troy BID beautification staff will manage watering and care of the trees to ensure their healthy growth. 

Corporate and individual donors of $1,000 or more, will be recognized in appreciation on a plaque located near Monument Square following the tree planting.