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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Spring Cleaning!

Monday, April 22 | 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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Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00am to 9:00am | $5

82 3rd St, Troy, NY 12180 (The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta)

Did you know? There are more than 1,500 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in North America. Join us in a conversation with a panel of local directors from Albany, Troy & Schenectady Business Improvement Districts. Tune into what kinds of business services, events and/or projects they are currently working on and how they support local businesses and economic growth.

The 2019 Career Development Series is Sponsored By: Pioneer Bank

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Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event

Wednesday, May 8 | 8:00am to 10:30am

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Discover Troy Event will take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region with a look at the growth of downtown Troy and how downtown connects to Troy's neighborhoods. 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 2018 Annual Report. Sponsored By: The Rosenblum Companies

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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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