NCAA Chooses Times Union Center for Championship Site

The NCAA has awarded the 2019 Division I Women’s Basketball Regional and the 2020 Division I Men’s Basketball First and Second Round championships to the Times Union Center. More than great for fans, the news also means a substantial economic impact for the area; according to Destination Marketing Association International, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball is projecting an impact of $3.25M. In 2015, NCAA women’s basketball brought in $1.3M in total sales, including $793K in direct sales.

Downtown Albany BID Annual Meeting

The Downtown Albany BID will host our 2017 annual meeting on May 3 beginning at 5:00 PM at Sixty State Place (60 State Street). Join us as we reflect on the accomplishments of 2016 and look ahead to the projects we have in the pipeline for 2017.

This year, the BID will honor Anders Tomson, President & CEO Chemung Canal Trust Company, with the 2017 James M. DiNapoli Award.

5:00 PM | Registration
5:30 PM | Annual Meeting
6:30 PM | Reception

5 Minute Face Makeup Class

Salon 109 will host a 5 Minute Face makeup class on May 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Fee | $20 | Reserve spot online

LOOK! Photo Paste-Up

Albany Center Gallery will host part two of the LOOK! Youth Art Month on April 22 from Noon to 2:00 PM with the photo paste-up at James Street and Maiden Lane.

Fashion On Pearl 2017

Please join Daniel Mozzes Designs, Downtown Pearl St Merchants, and Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Albany as Pearl Street, between Pine Street and Columbia Street, is converted into an outdoor fashion runway on May 20 from 6:30-9:30 PM. Fashion On Pearl inugural event will be feature models wearing clothing designed by Daniel Mozzes Designs.

Eastbound Jesus

Eastbound Jesus will perform at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen on April 15. Doors at 7:00 PM. Special guests Elrod&Motherjudge and Grassroots Rebels.

Tickets | $12 | Purchase online

79 N Pearl Street

Easter at Cafe Capriccio

Celebrate Easter with a special Cafe Capriccio menu on April 16 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

$65 per person for a four course menu.

49 Grand Street | 518.465.0439

Easter Menu
Select one from each category:


Stuffed clams casino style: Bacon, peppers, garlic, onion & breadcrumb.

Deviled eggs: blended with our homemade Caesar dressing, topped with shaved Parmesan.

Shrimp cocktail: spiced shrimp over cocktail sauce & romaine.

William Yager Memorial Foundation Fundraiser

The City Beer Hall will host the William Yager Memorial Fundraiser on May 18 from 3:00 - 9:00 PM.

All donations received do back into the community. Our goal is to provide education and substance abuse services to young adults and their families.

For more info or to RSVP, call 518.331.9786 or email

42 Howard Street

South End Earth Day Cleanup

Join Downtown Albany BID staff and community volunteers in taking part in South End Earth Day (SEED) on April 22. We will meet at the Albany Coliseum (153 S Pearl Street) for the cleanup of Madison and S Pearl areas from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

After, stay for music, free food, and a bounce house from 1:00 - 2:00!

Spring 2017 Blush Collection

Angela's Bridal will host the Spring 2017 Blush Collection trunk show in store for April 13 - 15 only.

This is the perfect trunk show for brides who want a dress with Hayley Paige flavor, at a more modest price point since Blush gowns are around $2,000 and under. Additionally, special Promotions will apply when you say “Yes” to your dress!

Store hours:

April 13 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
April 14 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 15 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM