Employee Appreciation poster

Downtown Albany Employee Appreciation Week
May 20, 23, 24, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Free pop-up lunchtime events with vendors, live music, giveaways, and more!

All week long:

  • Daily giveaways for the first 50 attendees, including Downtown Albany Gift Cards redeemable at 40+ locations, exclusive shirts, mugs, and tote bags 
  • Prize drawing for a $250 Downtown Albany Gift Card! Enter once per day for up to five chances to win. 
  • Albany I-Spy Scavenger Hunt presented in collaboration with Discover Albany & Albany Archives for great prizes
  • Downtown restaurant specials including: 
    • Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar: Half price appetizers, free cup of soup with any salad or sandwich, $3 select draft beers
    • The Cobblestone Lunch Shoppe: May 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - free cookie with every Stadium Box purchase. The Stadium Box features 2 mini hot dogs, choice of toppings, on home baked brioche rolls accompanied by French fries.

Tuesday, May 17 | Federal Plaza Park (N Pearl Street & Clinton Avenue)
Capitalize Albany shares a sneak peek of future Clinton Market home with on-site virtual views, vendors including Boozy Moo! ice cream and Peachy Flynn, and live music by members of Rock Voices

Wednesday, May 18 | Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia Street)
518 Day with games, vendors including Boozy Moo! ice cream and Peachy Flynn, and live music by "Soulist" Garland Nelson of the band Soul Session

Friday, May 20 | Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Beaver Street)
CDTA Mobility Day featuring free demos of CDPHP Cycle! and e-scooters, live music by DJ Intell Hayesfield

Monday, May 23 | SUNY Plaza (Broadway & State Street) *Rescheduled from May 16 due to weather*
Employee Wellness Day featuring free fitness classes by Root3d, plus samples, demos, and information from Downtown businesses BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic, Semblance Medspa, and Synergy Fitness

Tuesday, May 24 | Beaver Alley (Broadway & Beaver Street) *Rescheduled from May 19 due to weather*
Pop-up lunch from Loch & Quay, sidewalk sale from the Vandy Thrift Shoppe, vendors  including Albany Distiling Company, and live music by The Dylan Perrillo Trio