Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

Make our Neighborhood Beautiful for the Stoop Stroll

Stoop Stroll & Gilded Age Walking Tours
Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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(Pictured above – 215 Jay St., voted favorite by Stroll attendees at the 2022 Stoop Stroll.)

Neighborhood Signup

Help Center Square Association and Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association with the Stoop Stroll and Gilded Age Walking Tours to bring the neighborhood alive with creative stoop and sidewalk designs!

Please fill out the form below to let us know you want your house to be included on the Stoop Stroll. You must submit this form by Sunday, June 18 to be included on the Stroll map/program!

We’re asking you, neighbors, to decorate the front of your houses with flowers, plants, or any other creative ideas you may have. This year we will also feature Gilded Age Walking Tours to commemorate the filming of HBO’s The Gilded Age last summer in our historic and well preserved neighborhood.

There will be prizes for the most popular decorated houses and a judge will vote for best block in the neighborhood, plus day-long events at Hudson-Jay Park including a Summer Market and kids activities. So put your creative caps on and your hands in the soil and help us celebrate our beautiful neighborhood! See 2022 Stroll results below the form.

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View 2022 Stoop Stroll Photos
by Alicia Demeree

Note: The boundaries to be included on the Stroll are the streets within Hudson/Park and Center Square Neighborhoods.

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!

  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