Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

2023 Stoop Stroll, Gilded Age Walking Tours & Summer Market, Albany, NY

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

More details to come!


About the 2022 Stoop Stroll in Albany, NY

Suggested Donation: $10
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🌼 Register to Attend 🌼
Registration is optional but it will provide you with event reminders and help us determine how many programs to print. You can also donate through this registration.

Map and Program Pickup

🌺 Pick up & day-of registration: 235 Lark Street (in front of Trinity United Methodist Church), Albany

You will not get a physical ticket until the day of the Stroll. Once you sign up, your name will be on the guest list. Email questions to The Stoop Stroll happens rain or shine!


2021 Stoop Stroll Photos 🌼 Previous House & Garden Tour Photos


Center Square Association, Historic Albany Foundation and the Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association have joined together since 1975 to present one of the most enduring events of the summer – a unique glimpse into our City’s historic urban neighborhoods and gardens, a highly anticipated annual event for history, garden and architecture lovers alike.

What was once a tour of private homes and gardens, because of the pandemic, in 2021 turned into a new event: the Stupendous Stoop Stroll! Tour attendees now walk through historic Center Square and Hudson/Park neighborhoods to view upwards of 75 decorated stoops and several private gardens open to the public that day.

In addition to the self-guided walking tour, the event features an array of family friendly activities located in the Hudson/Jay Park:

          • A Stoop Decorating Contest that guests can stroll through at their leisure. Attendees can vote for their favorites!
          • Hudson/Jay Park activities include:
            • Marvelous Market with a variety of vendors
            • Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners providing free gardening advice
            • Flower Pot Contest and Raffle
            • And more!

Never been on the Stroll? Here’s how it works

Once you register your name(s) will go on the guest list for the Stoop Stroll. We cannot give out maps and programs ahead of time.

On the day of the Stroll, maps/programs must be picked up (for the preregistered individuals) and you can register from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in front of Trinity Church (235 Lark Street). The stroll is a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace, whatever-order-you-desire type tour! Most of the homes are within walking distance to one another.


Many people find parking on the streets off of Lark Street or in Washington Park. There are also pay-to-park lots on the corner of Hamilton and Swan Streets (you will have to come down Swan from Madison Ave. and enter from Swan St) and at 208 Washington Ave.

🌸 Special thanks to our Stroll sponsors!

We hope to see you at the Stroll!

All contributions are nonrefundable.  Stroll happens rain or shine!

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2022 Stoop Stroll Results

The votes have been tallied…

Congratulations to Kathryn and Rajesh Maglani of 🌺 215 Jay Street 🌺 with their Secret Garden for overwhelmingly taking first place for Best Stoop as voted by Stoop Strollers!! They will receive a $100 gift card to Honest Weight Food Co-op! Kathryn and Rajesh placed third at last year’s Stoop Stroll.

Were you SEEN at the Stoop Stroll and Garden Tour? See photos in the Times Union taken by Silvia Lilly.

Winning the second place prize with their Le Petit Bistro are Michelle Bruck, and Chris and Summer Wilber of 🌸 64 Chestnut Street 🌸! Their Parisian cafe in Albany has earned them a $25 gift card to George’s Market & Nursery LLC!

Coming in third place with their Teddy Bearz Picnic is Judith Place and Neil Shapiro at 🌼 128 Lancaster Street 🌼 who will receive a $25 gift card to M&K Greenhouses! The full top ten is listed below.

Another congratulations to ⭐️ Lower Lancaster Street ⭐️ neighbors who hold on to their title from last year as Best Block, as determined by two judges based on participation and overall presentation of the block. They win bragging rights. ☺️

A big THANK YOU to the Stoop Strollers who cast more than 2000 votes to pick their favorite stoops and houses! And of course the Center Square and Hudson/Park residents who brought such amazing creativity, great ideas and hard work to this event. It was a fantastic event that really showcased the charm of our community. Thank you on behalf of our fellow presenting organizations Historic Albany Foundation and Hudson Park Neighborhood Association!

  1. 215 Jay St
  2. 64 Chestnut St
  3. 128 Lancaster St
  4. 116 Lancaster St
  5. 122 Lancaster St
  6. 164 Chestnut St
  7. 126 Lancaster St
  8. 170 Chestnut St
  9. 94 Chestnut St
  10. 192 Lancaster St – Tied
  11. 118 Lancaster St – Tied


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Visit the Center Square Association YouTube page to view videos from previous House & Garden Tours.