There are lots of ways to "Enjoy Troy" while you're here! Here are just a few:
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 buildings towards its future. The BID is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the district and further enhance and make our community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, the daily workforce and students.
Tight Knit! is an independent Art/Craft Event based in Historic Downtown Troy, NY. Founded in 2008 by Rachel Wrightson Naylor (Troy Night Out Vacant Storefront Artist Project/ How to Rebuild Zine) and Zhenelle Falk (Born Ready Zine/ Destroy, NY), this event showcases a collection of handmade goods by artists and crafters from throughout the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Southern Vermont.
An interactive museum, where kids and parents can Explore, Discover, and Imagine the world of science together -- a great side trip, before or after market!
The Rensselaer County Historical Society and Museum is open on Saturdays from 12-5, right after the market
and offers guided Troy history walking tours on Saturdays during the summer
and fall months.
In addition to its amazing architecture, Troy boasts a large collection of windows created by the American master of stained glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany. You can find them with this self-guided walking tour!
Great food! Friendly people! Bocce ball courts! Grab a slice or a cuppa and soak up some old Troy neighborhood charm! Be sure to check out the historic location of Troy's open-air public market, for which there are big plans ahead.
Troy's newest happening -- set for every last Friday of the month -- has opened to rave reviews!
Be sure to see Tiffany's "House of Aldus" window, which illustrates a scene from Dante's "Divine Comedy." And, while you're there, check out the nifty glass floors in the library's stacks!
This traditional holiday event transforms the streets of downtown Troy into a wonderful, historical "magical stage" every December!
This 1840 park surrounded by some of Troy's most elegant homes is one of only two privately owned urban parks in the United States. The other is Gramercy Park in Manhattan.