Saturday, June 24, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
About the 2023 Stoop Stroll in Albany, NY
Suggested Stoop Stroll Donation: $10
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 and neighboring Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association have joined together to present a unique glimpse into our city’s historic urban neighborhood homes, gardens, 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 100 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.
- Gilded Age walking tours – See more info below! Please note: Walking Tour tickets are sold separately or in addition to Stoop Stroll registration.
🌸 Center Square & Hudson/Park Residents: Sign your house/stoop up to be on the Stroll!
About the Gilded Age Walking Tours
Walking Tour Ticket: $15/person
This year’s Stoop Stroll will have a gilded glow. In the summer of 2022 Heyday Productions, LLC chose Center Square and the surrounding neighborhoods to film portions of Season Two of The Gilded Age for HBO. We will commemorate this filming with unique walking tours. Guides will illuminate the history of the houses used by The Gilded Age production and will provide behind the scenes information on the filming of the show. Pictures of the actors in costume and the transformation of the facades will be on display. The experienced tour guides will take you through the Center Square and Washington Park Neighborhoods.
Tour price is $15/person. There are two tours every hour between 11 am and 4 pm. The maximum per tour is 16 people. Event is rain or shine. No tickets mailed. Check-in at tent at 235 Lark Street in front of Trinity Methodist Church 15 minutes prior to tour start. Tour duration is approximately one hour, covers eight city blocks, and it will be the end of June, so please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for hot or damp weather.
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
Center Square Association 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:
- Summer Market with a variety of vendors
- Kids activities
- 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. Note: The Gilded Age Walking Tours are guided tours.
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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Visit the Center Square Association YouTube page to view videos from previous House & Garden Tours.