Troy Night Out set for Friday
TROY, N.Y. » This month’s Troy Night Out festival is set to welcome students and fall fashion trends to Troy’s downtown district.
All are welcome to shop, dine, explore and get ready for the new school year during August’s Troy Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday in downtown Troy.
This month’s event theme is Student WelcomeFest, as the city’s colleges are inviting students back to campus.
Those students can both discover and return to downtown Troy as the community celebrates the end of summer and start of fall.
Downtown Troy shops will offer many special student discounts throughout the district, along with opportunities to get to know the local small businesses.
Furthermore, fall is an exciting time of the year in retail- a new season of fashion! A Troy Night Out Fashion Show will incorporate a variety of different downtown boutiques as they jump into the fall fashion season. Produced by Gwendolyn Hayles of Creative Directions, fashion show will begin with models leaving participating boutiques for a downtown walk, ending
at Monument Square for a final presentation hosted by Antoinette Lawson of Women With Voices, LLC.
Afterward, there will be a Mix ‘n Mingle with music provided by DJ Mr. Mo, a Troy High School English teacher. Organizers said this event not only highlights the diverse looks to shop for in downtown Troy, but aims to connect Troy High seniors with local college students to aid in their research for colleges.
Participating BID boutiques include Annick Designs, Aurora’s Boutique, Copper Fox, Nine Steps Away to Africa, Sawtooth Jewelry Studio, Topsy Curvy Boutique and Truly Rhe.
This Troy Night Out is also a time for fresh starts, with the debut of AMC Jewelry & Décor new storefront on River Street, Flowers by Pesha’s new location below the News Apartments, and a new decade for River Rocks Jewelry & Bead Shop as it celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary.
Those preparing for the semester ahead can visit Ace Hardware of Troy, Funcycled, Market Block Books, Troy Grooming Co., Kathleen’s Fiber Arts and ZeBra Bras for special student discounts.
Students are also invited to refuel and get to know their dorm mates over a meal this Troy Night Out. Downtown eateries Bespoki Bowl, Tara Kitchen and The Ruck are offering student discounts.
Additionally, students of all ages can enjoy live music at Troy Night Out. Elixir16 2nd floor is the secret space that you never knew about, the Celtic duo Lawson performs at Segel Violins, and Rare Form Brewing Co. welcomes Bobby Kendall with some “raw beats” and “sexy beets.”
This Friday, Aug. 31 will also be the final day to participate in July’s Troy Night Out scavenger hunt “Where in Troy is Uncle Sam?” and win a Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Gift Basket. Winners will be announced next week. The July scavenger hunt brochure is available online or at the BID office, located at 251 River St.
Troy Night Out programs for Friday’s event are available at participating downtown businesses, the BID office or online at www.downtowntroy.org/ troy-night-out. Listings are also available via the event stroll mobile phone app.
More information about Troy Night Out is available online at www.facebook. com/troynightout.