12 Sheridan Avenue

Olde English Downtown Dog Park

Local and visiting dogs alike will feel right at home inside downtown Albany's Olde English Downtown Dog Park.


This sizable grassy space offers Fidos of all sizes a fenced area to run and play off leash.


Waste bags and benches are available, as well as large rocks where pooches can climb, and a beautiful mural featuring some of Albany's best four-legged friends.


The park is open daily/year-round from dawn to dusk and is free of charge.


Olde English Downtown Dog Park Rules:


The Olde English Downtown Dog Park is Officially Open

ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Olde English Downtown Dog Park on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Mayor Kathy M.

Call for Downtown Albany BID Board Nominations

Do you or someone you know want to get involved in shaping the development of our Capital City?

The Downtown Albany BID has the following open board positions:

Three Class A - Property Owner Board Positions each available for a three-year term starting in May 2018.
One Class B Tenant Board Position available for a three-year term starting in May 2018.
One Class B Resident Board position available for a three-year term starting in May 2018.

New York State Holiday Tree Lighting, Celebration & Fireworks Show

The annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting at Empire State Plaza is scheduled for December 3 from 1:00PM - 8:00PM!
Tickets | Free Admission
This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities, including:
  • A chance to meet Santa Claus!
  • Holiday arts and crafts show
  • Skating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club

Ice Skating at Empire State Plaza

Empire State Plaza's 2017 - 2018 season is here! The Empire State Plaza Ice Rink will be open every day starting December 1, 2017 through March 11, 2018 (weather permitting).

Visit https://www.winter.empirestateplaza.org to stay up to date with the rink news & events.


21st Annual Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park

The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive-through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018. The 2017 edition is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park.
Tickets | $20 - $125 (Dependent on size of vehicle)
  • Sundays - Thursdays | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Albany City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony & Open House

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will host a tree lighting ceremony in front of Albany City Hall on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30 PM in honor of the holiday season. City Hall will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with refreshments, music, vendors and informational tables.
Tickets | FREE!

Adorn - A Festival of Trees with a Twist!

Please join the Albany Visitors Center for this inaugural event, showcasing dress forms decorated in the holiday spirit by 7 area artists. All dress forms are available for purchase, with proceeds to benefit the artists’ charities of choice.

Tickets | Donations Requested

The event at the Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center is part of the downtown Albany Holiday Market and is free and open to the pubic. Donations are requested at the door.

Participating artists include:

#NIPPERQUEST - Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt 2017

The Downtown Albany BID will host a Downtown "Nipper Quest" Scavenger Hunt all day on Small Business Saturday, November 25. Free to participate! Download the #NipperQuest guide here. 

Prizes up for grabs are: