Supporting Black-owned businesses in Downtown
We invite you to support - today and every day - the Black-owned businesses and organizations in downtown Albany.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown - Cheers to 2024!
Ready to ring in 2024? We invite you to celebrate the new year in downtown Albany with music, fantastic food, and drool-worthy drinks.
Downtown Albany Gift Guide
From Albany-centric finds to the truly one-of-a-kind, you're sure to snag the perfect present for friends and family (and yourself... no judgment here) this holiday season.
Giving Tuesday non-profit guide
This Giving Tuesday, and all year long, we encourage you to support the Downtown organizations that support the community.
Small Business Saturday 2023
Remember: Every meal, purchase, donation, or service can enter you to win a $500 grand prize pack.
Celebration held for Ama Cocina re-opening in Downtown
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today, October 20, 2023, celebrating the re-opening of Ama Cocina at 4 Sheridan Avenue in downtown Albany. Joining BMT Hospitality owners Brian Viglucci, Mike Viglucci and Tony Luonello, Ama Cocina Managing Partner Tisean Daniels, and Downtown Albany Business Improvement District Executive Director Georgette Steffens were Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Counsel to the Albany County Executive Jeffery Jamison.
Halloween in Downtown Albany
For something sweet, something spooky, or something to dance to, check out what downtown Albany is serving up for Halloween 2023.
Dream of opening Albany coffee shop comes true for Alias Coffee owner
Alias Coffee is open seven days a week at 76 N Pearl Street.
Hounds of Halloween registration open
Happy Howl-o-ween! On Saturday, October 21, ghoulish golden retrievers, devilish dachshunds, and terrifying terriers will return to roam the streets of downtown Albany for the BID's annual dog trick-or-treating event: Hounds of Halloween!
RFPs: holiday lighting and street cleaning
The Downtown Albany BID is seeking proposals for Holiday Lighting and Street Cleaning initiatives.