Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

Make our Neighborhood Beautiful for the Stoop Stroll

The Stoop Stroll & Summer Market
Saturday, June 29, 2024 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

(Pictured above – 215 Jay St., voted favorite by Stroll attendees at the 2022 and 2023 Stoop Strolls.)

Neighborhood Signup

Help bring the neighborhood alive with creative stoop and sidewalk designs for the Stoop Stroll!

Please fill out the form below to let us know you want your stoop/house exterior to be included on the Stoop Stroll. You must submit this form by 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. See 2022 Stoop Stroll Photos for inspiration!

Some things to know about participating in the Stoop Stroll:

  • You do not have to be present on Stoop Stroll day to show off your designs.
  • The more houses are on the map the more people will come down your street, so encourage your neighbors to sign up and decorate!
  • There are no limits to your creativity, as long as it is legal.

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. So put your creative caps on and your hands in the soil and help us celebrate our beautiful neighborhood! See 2023 Stroll results below the form.

Contact us at with any questions.

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

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Must be within the Center Square, Hudson/Park Historic District.

2023 Stoop Stroll Results

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

The votes have been tallied…

Congratulations to Kathryn and Rajesh Maglani of 🌺 215 Jay Street 🌺 for overwhelmingly taking first place for Best Stoop as voted by Stoop Strollers for the second year in a row!!

Winning the second place prize was Jeffrey Gordon of 🌸 164 Chestnut Street 🌸!

Coming in third place was Ron’s stoop at 🌼 128 Chestnut Street 🌼.

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!