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To celebrate the opening, the Downtown Albany Improvement District (BID) and Vanguard have put together an exciting week of events to provide a complete Downtown experience by combining the showhouse and seminar offerings at 17 Chapel along wth the best dining and entertainment in the Captal Region.
View the full list of all the Downtown happenings, events, shows, drink and dinner specials by clicking here.
Tuesday May 1st
Vanguard Showhouse Opening Day
Special Rate for Downtown Employees $15
(RSVP by clicking here)
- 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Vanguard Showhouse Opening Day
Wednesday May 2nd
- 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM Vanguard Showhouse Open (Visit Plus Package $25)
- 1:00 PM Showhouse Tour
- 2:00 PM Designer Seminar – “Small Spaces, Special Gardens” by Jaqueline McClory, of JM Designs, and Designer for Roof Deck Garden at 17 Chapel.
- Tour and Tea at Ten Broeck Mansion.
Thursday May 3rd
Downtown Albany’s Renaissance
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District Package $18
(RSVP by clicking here)
- 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM Vanguard Showhouse Open
- 3:00 PM Showhouse Tour
- 4:00 PM Downtown Development Walking Tour with Georgette Steffens, Executive Director of the Downtown Albany BID and Mike Yevoli, Commissioner of Economic Development and Planning for the City of Albany and President of Capitalize Albany. Everyone will meet in the Lobby at 17 Chapel.
- 5:00 PM Happy Hour with BID and Capitalize Albany staff at Blue 82.
One drink coupon provided.
Friday May 4th
- 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM – Vanguard Showhouse Open
- 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Special Evening Rate $12
- 5:00 – 9:00 PM Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition (free)
- Come out and listen to 13 blues groups compete to win three coveted spots at the Alive @ 5 Blues Night this summer. The event is free and acts are depending on you to come out and vote for the evening’s favorites.
- Free trolley between the venues from 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
Saturday May 5th
- 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Vanguard Showhouse Open
- 12:30 PM Designer Days – Meet the designers in their Showhouse rooms.
- 5:00 PM Vanguard Showhouse Tour and Box Dinner from Yono’s – Limited space. Please call for info and reservations 518.366.2022
- 7:30 PM Simply Sinatra Pops Special! Steve Lippia, a modern Sinatra with his own unique musical interpretation performs all the classic Sinatra hits at The Palace Theatre.
Learn more about 17 Chapel.
To visit the Vanguard-Albany Symphony, Inc. website, click here.