Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

Hidden City House & Garden Tour, Albany, NY

2021 Stupendous Stoop Stroll

Saturday, June 26, 10am-4pm

Suggested Donation: $10

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Registration is optional

 

Do you have a neighbor, friend, local business, family or community member who you think deserves to be celebrated or recognized? Why not gift them a Daisy Sponsorship? This $25 donation will note their name on the event website, and they will receive a letter of gratitude from our organizations with a personal message from you if desired.
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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!

(Watercolor of Dove Street in Center Square by Kate McLinden)

View photos from previous House & Garden Tours

About the 2021 Stoop Stroll in Albany, NY

Each year Center Square Association, Historic Albany Foundation and Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association present the Hidden City House & Garden Tour in June.

Usually, this tour invites the public into historic homes and gardens of the Center Square and Hudson Park neighborhoods, however 2021 will be a little different.

Due to the utmost concern for the health and safety of our homeowners, guests, volunteers and staff, we are creating a fun and unique day-long Stoop Stroll through Center Square and Hudson/Park, which are renowned for their distinctive stoops and facades.  The day will feature:

  • A Stoop Decorating Contest where guests can stroll through at their leisure and vote for their favorite stoops
  • Lark St Scavenger Hunt
  • A variety of activities in Hudson-Jay Park including:
    • A Farmer’s Market
    • Live Music
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners providing free advice
    • Artists’ Demonstrations and Sale
    • Fresh Flower Arrangements for Sale
    • Flower Pot Contest and Raffle
    • Original Stroll watercolor seen above raffled off


Never been on the tour? 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, programs must be picked up (for the preregistered individuals) and you can register from 10am-3pm 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!

 

We hope to see you at the stroll!

All contributions are nonrefundable.  Tour happens rain or shine!

Historic Albany Foundation teal logo
Center Square Association logo
Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association logo

 

 

 

 

Here are a few videos from previous House & Garden Tours:

Read about the House & Garden Tour on Albany.com!