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Downtown Albany Business Improvement District

Rising above the Hudson River, downtown Albany has grown from a Dutch trading post into the Empire State’s capital city. Walk along cobbled streets to discover some of America’s earliest history; turn the corner to experience a Grammy award-winning symphony, a James Beard nominated restaurant, the newest urban residences, or the energy of today’s smart cities technology. Whether day life or night life, downtown Albany is the good life.

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) has worked to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of downtown Albany since 1996. Strategic in nature, the Downtown Albany BID offers special events as a platform for the public to engage with Downtown and its business in creative ways. Special events include Restaurant Week, the Bites Camera Action movie series, Residential Open House, pet-friendly events at the Olde English Downtown Dog Park, and more. The BID also partners on events to support the growth of participation by the public and merchants like PearlPalooza, the Albany Juneteenth Celebration, and the Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade