Stoop Stroll Sponsorships

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About the Stroll
Center Square Association has been bringing people together and growing the sense of neighborhood and community for 71 years, recognizing the wisdom of Helen Keller’s words, alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. The initial beautification efforts continue today with one of the most enduring events of the summer – self guided tours that give a unique glimpse into our city’s historic urban neighborhoods. The summer tour is a highly anticipated annual event for history and architecture lovers alike.

In 2021, because of the pandemic, what was once a tour of private homes and gardens evolved into The Stupendous Stoop Stroll, a day-long free celebration of mid-city living at its best. It will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s event will include:

  • The 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. It’s a friendly neighborhood competition with attendees voting for their favorite houses. The top three vote-getters receive a garden-themed prize.
  • A Summer Market of curated vendors and crafts persons will be in our neighborhood park, Hudson-Jay Park, throughout the day, adding to the festivities.
  • The Gilded Age Walking Tours which include stops where scenes of season two of HBO’s The Gilded Age were filmed in the neighborhood and behind the scenes stories. Read more details about the walking tours. Tickets sold separately.

Why Be a Sponsor?
The Stupendous Stoop Stroll draws hundreds of attendees from throughout the Capital Region and beyond. It’s a great way to let people know about your product or service, as well as your support for Albany’s historic neighborhoods and our efforts to maintain and improve Center Square as a very real example of the worth of people working together.

Because there is no charge for attending, we suggest a small donation of whatever amount a person wants to contribute. However, the backbone of the budget for producing the event is our sponsors. Sponsorships help defray standing expenses such as printing, postage and social media exposure. All our workers are neighborhood volunteers. Profits go to a dedicated beautification fund for the upkeep of Hudson-Jay Park. Sponsor promotion includes social media, website, mailings, flyers, listing in the program and day-of signage.

Block Fest – $1,000

  • Company banner displayed at the event
  • Name/logo on website, social media, inclusion in event press release, as well as the printed program/map and on-site signage

Sidewalk Soirée – $500

  • Name/logo on website, social media, inclusion in event press release, as well as the printed program/map and on-site signage

Porch Party – $250

  • Name/logo on social media, in printed program and on-site signage

Stoop Hang – $100

  • Name/logo on social media and in printed program

Step Catch-Up – $50

  • Name/logo in printed program

Yes, I/we will support the 2024 Stupendous Stoop Stroll & Summer Market!

Pay by PayPal or Credit Card

(Please choose “Other” for the $100 and $50 sponsorship levels.)
Sponsor the Stroll

Other Ways to Pay

Venmo

You can also complete your sponsorship payment on Center Square Association’s Venmo charity account, @centersquareassociation.

By Check

Checks can be mailed to: Chris Warner, Treasurer, Center Square Association, Inc., 317 State St., Albany, NY 12210

NOTE:
  Sponsorship funds must be received by June 18 to ensure sponsorship mention in the printed program. Please email logos to albanyhgt@gmail.com. Thank you!

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.