Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

2024 Stoop Stroll & Summer Market

Saturday, June 29, 2024, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

About the 2024 Stoop Stroll in Albany, NY

Suggested Stoop Stroll Donation: $10

🌺 Register to Attend the Stoop Stroll 🌺

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.

To celebrate the beautiful architecture and vibrancy of the neighborhood, Center Square Association presents a unique glimpse into our city’s historic urban neighborhood homes, façades, and parks.

This year’s event will include:

  • A Stoop Stroll – residents will decorate their stoops and strollers will be able to view upwards of 60 uniquely decorated stoops – featuring not only flowers, but displaying many different creative themes which grow out of the residents’ imagination. No two stoops are alike.
  • A Summer Market of vendors and crafts persons will be in our local neighborhood park (Hudson-Jay Park) throughout the day, rounding out the celebration.

🌺 Become a Sponsor of the Stoop Stroll!

🌸 Center Square & Hudson/Park Residents: Sign your house/stoop up to be on the Stroll!

 

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 AlbanyHGT@gmail.com. The Stoop Stroll happens rain or shine!

View 2022 Stoop Stroll Photos
by Alicia Demeree

2021 Stoop Stroll Photos 🌼 Previous House & Garden Tour Photos

 

Center Square Association and other organizations in Albany 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 neighborhood to view upwards of 60 decorated stoops 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:
    • Summer Market with a variety of vendors
    • 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 11 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.

Parking

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!

Bennett Contracting logo

 

We hope to see you at the Stroll!

All contributions are nonrefundable.  Stroll happens rain or shine!

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