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DOWNTOWN

RESIDENT BULLETIN

Special update from the Downtown Albany BID
STRETCH, SHOP & SAVOR
You're invited to come enjoy all your neighborhood has to offer with the new socially distant event series Stretch, Shop & Savor, every Saturday in September! Stretch out with a free outdoor yoga class, shop specialty retail, and savor a wide variety of dining options at Downtown's diverse independent businesses. It all kicks off this Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 AM. Find more information and participating businesses here.
PEARLPALOOZA GOES VIRTUAL
Live from Downtown to wherever you are, it's PearlPalooza! With the safety of the community in mind, PearlPalooza is going virtual for 2020. Tune in to Facebook Live on September 19 from 1:00-6:00 PM for performances, interviews, and more. Watch from the comfort of home or make your reservation and experience the livestream while enjoying PearlPalooza food and drink specials at Downtown restaurants. Find more information, musical lineup, and participating businesses here.
YOGAPALOOZA
Join us for a free, socially distanced outdoor yoga class celebrating wellness and community as MVP Health Care presents YogaPalooza on September 19 at 11:00 AM. With safety in mind, this year's event will take place with a limited, pre-registered audience with instructors from The Hot Yoga Spot instructing and assisting in the 60-minute yoga class that's perfect for all levels. Find more information and registration link here.

 
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Downtown fitness studios, restaurants, retailers, hair salons, barbershops, and personal service businesses continue to re-open and expand their hours and services. For a complete, regularly updated list of open Downtown businesses and hours, click here.
 
STAY CLASSY (NOT TRASHY)
The Downtown BID Clean Team has reported residential garbage being put in our street trash cans, causing them to fill up too quickly. We encourage you to be a good neighbor and only dispose of items in your building's residential containers. Dumping residential garbage in street trash cans puts a strain on our hardworking Clean Team and City of Albany Department of General Services workers. DGS will charge a minimum $145 fine to any party responsible for dumping residential trash in street containers.
 
COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS
The City of Albany reminds you to complete the 2020 census before the September 30 deadline. Census results determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is shared across the nation for programs like Head Start, School Breakfast & Lunch Programs, and Housing Repair Grants, as well as how Congressional districts, school districts, and city wards are drawn, and how sales tax revenue is shared. Learn more here.

 
NEW NEIGHBORHOOD PORTAL
The City of Albany recently launched albanyneighborhoods.com, a new interactive neighborhood portal designed to provide residents with a convenient source of information on quality of life services in Albany. Peruse frequently asked questions, request certain City services, sign up for the City’s Department of General Services programs, and lend your opinions regarding ideas and data collections pertaining to DGS. Learn more here.

 
MEET DOWNTOWN'S NEWEST BUSINESSES:
Boozy Moo! Ice Cream (at The Yard)
Address:
16 Sheridan Avenue
Website: boozymoo.com

Wouldn't it be nice to sit outside and enjoy a cool drink? How about some ice cream? You don't have to choose with Boozy Moo! Boozy Moo! is not just any ice cream; it's ice cream flavored with premium alcohol. Owner Leyla Kiosse creates small batch, craft ice cream weekly in-house. Enjoy a scoop at your next axe-throwing excursion at The Yard.
 
Queen Hustle Nation
Address:
153 S. Pearl Street
Website: alildrip.com

In fashion, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but quality should never be a compromise. No matter what you're looking for, Queen Hustle Nation guarantees durability and style. This new retail shop at the Albany Coliseum is committed to providing you today's fashion at an economical price, keeping you looking picture perfect. Queen Hustle Nation provides the clothing so you can focus on looking great!
 
River Garden Studio
Address: 39 Columbia Street
Website: rivergardenstudio.com

Inside the doors of River Garden Studio exists a celebration of nature encapsulated as a peaceful oasis. A nature inspired space specializing in plants and products with a purpose. Offering a wide variety of indoor houseplants and their growing needs paired with a unique selection of artisan pottery - select home accessories and fragrances for gifting and personal use.
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