Downtown Albany BID Board Meetings in 2018

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, which has worked to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of downtown Albany since 1996, will host 2018 Board of Director meetings on the following dates and times. All meetings are held at 21 Lodge Street unless otherwise noted. If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email.


January 31 | 4:30 PM

March 7 | 4:30 PM

April 18 | 4:30 PM

Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP Silent March

Please join the African American Cultural Center in recognizing the 100th anniversary of the NAACP Silent Protest Parade.
Tickets | FREE | More info

Wine & Dine for the Arts

The 9th Annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts will be held January 11 to 13 at the Empire State Plaza. The festival offers food from more than 70 regional chefs and over 250 global wines, spirits and craft beers of New York State will be featured for sampling.


Tickets | $50.00 - $1,600.00 | Purchase online


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Urbane Brows and Beauty Studio

A Registered Nurse by trade, Urbane Brows and Beauty owner Ashley Austin discovered her true passion for microblading, an extremely meticulous process of tattooing individual eyebrow hairs that lasts 1-3 years, while she was still in nursing school.

Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas

The inside of Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas is like a candy store for replicas, as customers can pick through hundreds of variations of fenders, mud flaps, radiator grills, and more to create their own unique, made-to-order diecast replica.

In addition to customization, Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas also has a bountiful inventory consisting of brands such as ERTL Farm Country Toys, Johnny Lightening, and of course, John Deere.


Tuesday - Thursday | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Handmade at The Hollow 2017

In its fourth year, Handmade at The Hollow is the perfect way to begin your holiday shopping in downtown Albany, with gifts for the body, mind, soul, and home.

This one-day indoor market featuring artisans, crafters and makers of unique and high quality goods will take place on the same day as Small Business Saturday on November 25.

To participate in Handmade at The Hollow as a maker, email


Ring in the New Year with Twiddle! Twiddle will perform at the Palace Theatre on both December 30 & December 31, 2017.


Tickets | $39.00 - $75.00 | Purchase online



The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage! Wild Kratts LIVE! will be at Palace Theatre on April 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM.


Tickets | $32.00 - $48.99 | Purchase online


Jennifer Nettles

See Jennifer Nettles perform all of her biggest hits along with holiday classics from her album “To Celebrate Christmas” live on stage at the Palace Theatre!


Tickets | $39.75 - $79.75 | Purchase online



Tiësto will perform at the Times Union Center on Friday, November 10, at 8:00 PM.


Tickets | $33.00 - $83.00 | Purchase online


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