Join Downtown Albany for free events this spring and summer 


Two free event series are returning to downtown Albany, starting with State Street Yoga this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in SUNY Plaza. Entering its fourth year, the yoga series has grown in popularity with each passing season and welcomes community members — experienced and beginner-level yogis alike — to join in on the fun.  


Certified yoga instructors from downtown Albany's OMNI Fitness Center and The Hot Yoga Spot will lead the classes. Participants should bring yoga mats, water, and sunscreen — the instructors will bring the flow.  


"This program continues to attract a diverse group of participants from across the region to the core of our city, to take part in a healthy activity while enjoying one of Downtown's most iconic sites, the beautiful and historic SUNY Plaza," Executive Director of the Downtown Albany BID Georgette Steffens said.  


"Over 400 individuals participated in a State Street Yoga class in 2023, and we're already seeing registration numbers for this year's classes jumping ahead of last year. We are immensely proud of the positive impact and following these classes are generating, as well as the social connections, wellness benefits, and added vibrancy they bring to the neighborhood and businesses in the area." 


State Street Yoga runs every Saturday in June and July. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups are welcome.  


The other event ramping up this summer is Tunesday — a free lunchtime concert series featuring a variety of musical talent every Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albany, July 9 - August 27.


This year, the concerts are held in Jim DiNapoli Park at Broadway and Pine Street and celebrate a multitude of genres and styles, from classical to jazz, folk rock to soul, and almost everything in between. Tunesday is made possible with support from Community Bank.  


 "Community Bank is proud to support the Tunesday concert series in downtown Albany," Community Bank President Dimitar Karaivanov said. 


"More than just a great way to spend a lunch break, this is a wonderful opportunity for all those who work and live in downtown Albany to get a glimpse into the creative culture that makes the area such a unique place to live and do business in." 


The line-up for this series features Capital Region natives, jazz musicians, a harpist, a Queer folk/rock artist, and more. No registration is required – just show up for the tunes and midday fun! 


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Additional events in downtown Albany this spring and summer include the Alice Moore Black Arts & Cultural Center's Juneteenth Freedom Festival on Saturday, June 15, the Albany County Farmers Market, which will take place every Sunday, July 14 to September 29, and PearlPalooza on Saturday, September 21.