Dine Downtown

From a quick cup of coffee to the creations of award-winning chefs, Downtown welcomes you to taste what our restaurants, eateries and bars have to offer. Choose from signature cocktails, beers from around the globe, gourmet doughnuts, world-class dining and more at more than 60 locations in the heart of our Capital City.

Fork in the Road Returns

Our popular food truck event is back!

Come out and enjoy Downtown in a new, fun way. Relax in Tricentennial Park while enjoying some delights from available food trucks, soak in some music or browse the cool wares from artisanal vendors and artists. Make it a full evening and pop in for a drink at one of our many Downtown pubs. We'll see you - and your friends, family, dogs and everyone else you know - soon!

Event schedule (5:00 - 8:00 PM each month):

Neighborhood Cleanup Day

Join the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and community partners in a Neighborhood Cleanup Day! Wear comfortable clothes and bring your friends; tools and supplies will be provided.

Volunteer cookout with bounce house and music immediately following in the parking lot of the Coliseum.

For more information, contact Don at dwilson@downtownalbany.org.

Dutch Apple Cruises

The Dutch Apple II was built at Scarano Boat Building Inc, in 1986. The boat is derived from popular Hudson River Dayliners of an earlier era.

The dayliners plied the waters of the Hudson River ferrying passengers to and from ports along the way between Albany and New York City.

In designing the boat and whenever practical, Scarano utilized wood species that are both indigenous to the region and traditional for building boats. The result is a blend of classic styling and warm elegance.

USS Slater - DE766

During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER.

Ten Broeck Mansion


Since 1942, the Albany County Historical Association has been interpreting Albany's history. In 1948, the ACHA was charged with the stewardship of the historic Ten Broeck Mansion, and for more than a half-century has been maintaining, preserving and making historically accurate renovations for the benefit and enjoyment of the community, and to ensure the integrity and history that the mansion stands for.

Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence

An outstanding artifact of the Anti-slavery and Underground Railroad period is the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence located at 194 Livingston Avenue in Albany, New York. As is known, Stephen and Harriet Myers were the point people in Albany regarding the Underground Railroad in the 1850’s. While they lived at a variety of buildings in Arbor Hill in the 1850’s, this is the only one that still stands.

Historic Cherry Hill

More than just a historic house museum, Cherry Hill is a family home brimming with thousands upon thousands of artifacts and manuscripts spanning three centuries. After five generations of Van Rensselaer family ownership, Emily Rankin, the last Cherry Hill descendant, bequeathed her house and its contents to “the people of New York State.” It opened as a museum in 1964, one year after her death.

New York State Museum, Library & Archives

The New York State Museum is a center of art, science, and history dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state. Established in 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. From its beginning, the Museum has been home to some of the nation’s leading scientists, including the founders of American paleontology, ethnology, botany and mycology. Its collections rank among the finest in many fields and total more than 16 million scientific specimens and one million cultural objects.

Corning Tower Observation Deck

This 42-story building was dedicated in 1983 to the memory of Erastus Corning 2nd, a long-time mayor of Albany who played a special role in the creation of the Plaza as the center of state government. The Tower is the tallest building in New York State outside of New York City. The building dominates the Albany skyline with its glass, marble and angular forms.