Newsletter Archives

June 2024

In this issue:

  • Greyhound Tavern Completes Main Street Grant Project
  • 6th Annual Pride is Set for Saturday, June 22
  • Craft Brew Smackdown Returns 1st Friday, Aug. 2
  • River Rhythms, Summer Sounds Return to Monteith Park
  • Bullshot Crummond Opens June 14 at ACT
  • Summer Passport Program Kicks Off Saturday, June 22
  • Meet the Neighbors: Summery Mocktails
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Jackson
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – June / July

May 2024

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In this issue:

  • Downtown Flower Baskets Return on Sunday, May 19
  • May is National Historic Preservation Month
  • Downtown 1st Friday & Rotary Wine Walk is May 3
  • New Downtown Art Walk set for Saturday, May 11
  • Historic Preservation Month Brings Activities
  • Meet the Neighbors: Mother’s Day Ideas
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Gabe Anderson
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – May / June

April 2024

In this issue:

  • Mixology Madness Fundraiser Returns Sunday, April 21
  • Downtown Restaurant Week is April 21-27
  • Brews, Trolley Highlight Taps & Caps on April 6
  • Downtown 1st Friday “Spring Fling” is April 5
  • First Commissioner’s Art Show Runs April 1-30
  • Mother’s Day Flowers Go On Sale April 6
  • Meet the Neighbors: Our Amazing Volunteers
  • Diaper Drive Set
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Oscar Hult
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – April / May

March 2024

In this issue:

  • Albany Civic Theater Presents Eclipsed March 1-9
  • Downtown “Egg” Hunt starts March 16
  • Albany Taps & Caps is Saturday, April 6
  • Downtown 1st Friday “Pot O’ Gold” is March 1
  • Albany Visitors Photo Contest Deadline is Mar. 8
  • Meet the Neighbors: Downtown’s Coffee Cafes
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Wadlington
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – March / April

February 2024

In this issue:

  • Shop & Dine Downtown for Valentine’s Day
  • 2024 Rotary Crab Fest set for February 10
  • Downtown 1st Friday Chocolate Walk is February 2
  • Albany Explore Highlights Pioneering Black Women
  • Meet the Neighbors: Downtown Entertainment
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Taylor Roosa
  • Downtown Events – February/March
  • ParkWise Parking Update

January 2024

In this issue:

  • “The Miracle on First Avenue” Carousel Book Arrives
  • The Great Gatsby Premiers Friday, January 26 at ACT
  • Gallery Calapooia “Big Show of Little Art” Call for Artists
  • Thousands Attend Downtown Twice Around Parade
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Bond
  • Downtown Events – January / February
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Parking Surveys

December 2023

In this issue:

  • Downtown Twice Around Parade is Sunday, Dec 3
  • 1st Friday, Dec 1 – It’s a Sweater Party
  • Shop Small All Season Long in Downtown Albany
  • Downtown Unwrapped Features Fun Holiday Windows
  • Annual Christmas Parlour Tour set for Sunday, Dec 10
  • Holiday Fun at the Monteith House
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah Darling
  • Downtown Events – December
  • ParkWise Parking Update

November 2023

In this issue:

  • Downtown Unwrapped & Holiday Open House Nov 2-5
  • Shop Small and Dine Small on Saturday, Nov. 25
  • Downtown Uniform Displays Honor Veterans
  • Downtown Trick or Treat & Costume Contest, Character Hunt
  • Albany Takes Top Honors at Oregon Main Street Awards
  • Volunteers Needed for Holiday Events
  • Meet The Neighbors: Home for the Holidays
  • Volunteer Spotlight: The Scouts
  • Downtown Events – November
  • ParkWise Parking Update

October 2023

In this issue:

  • Downtown Trick Or Treat, Trolley of Terror, Ghosts Tours
  • Chamber’s 120th Anniversary & Mural Celebration Set for Oct 18
  • 2023 Excellence in Downtown Albany Awards
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie Gutierrez – Volunteer of the Year
  • Water Avenue & Wells Fargo Lots Sold
  • Downtown Events – October
  • ParkWise Parking Update

September 2023

In this issue:

  • New Stage Takes Shape at Monteith Riverpark
  • Nominations Open for Excellence in Downtown Albany Awards
  • Meet The Neighbors: Sweets & Treats
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Melinda Martin
  • Mercy House Fundraiser Celebration is Sept 16
  • Volunteers Needed to Prep Downtown for Fall
  • Wells Fargo Lot Presentations set for Oct 2 ARA Meeting
  • Everclear to Play at Albany Block Party Sept 2
  • Downtown Events – September
  • ParkWise Parking Update

August 2023

In this issue:

  • Summer Brings Downtown Flower Baskets
  • Everclear to Play at Albany Block Party Sept 2
  • Meet The Neighbors: American & Pub Food
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Moore
  • 6th Annual Carousel Carnival set for August 19
  • ADA, The Main Street Approach and Volunteering
  • August 1st Friday includes Axe Throwing, Bands
  • Downtown Events – August
  • ParkWise Parking Update

July 2023

In this issue:

  • 125th Crazy Daze Sales and Fun is July 6-9
  • Fans Select Princess Bride for August 11
  • DOWNTOWN CONNECTIONS: Working With City Departments
  • Monteith House Sets Summer Hours, Fun
  • Gallery Calapooia Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • Historic Home Tours Set For Saturday, July 29
  • Meet The Neighbors: Dream Spaces
  • Volunteer Spotlight: WAHS Interns
  • Downtown Newsletter Subscriptions
  • Downtown Events – July
  • ParkWise Parking Update

June 2023

In this issue:

  • Downtown Skate in the Street Returns June 4
  • 6th Annual Pride is Set for Saturday, June 24
  • Movies by Moonlight Returns to Downtown
  • Moonglow to Open June 23 at ACT
  • Meet The Neighbors: Father’s Day Ideas
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Hailey Wadlington
  • Summer Passport Program Kicks Off June 24
  • Downtown Events – June
  • Parkwise Parking Update

May 2023

In this issue:

  • May is National Historic Preservation Month
  • Waterfront Project Open House set for May 15
  • Window Contest Winners Announced
  • Meet The Neighbors: Mother’s Day Ideas
  • Downtown Flower Basket Hanging Day is May 21
  • Love, Loss, and What I Wore Opens May 12
  • Wine Walk is May 5
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Doolan
  • Downtown Events – May & Early June
  • ParkWise Parking Update

April 2023

In this issue:

  • 2023 Downtown Restaurant Week Set for April 23-29
  • Mother’s Day Flowers Go On Sale Saturday, April 9
  • Something Rotten opens at ACT
  • ADA Volunteers Make Downtown Great All Year Long
  • Step into Pioneer Days at the Historic Monteith House
  • Meet The Neighbors: Kid Spots & Shops
  • Kentucky Derby at the Carousel is May 6
  • Diaper Drive Set
  • Downtown Events
  • ParkWise Parking Update

March 2023

In this issue:

  • Albany to Make Double Application for OMS Revitalization Grant
  • Goodbye to the Wells Fargo Bank Building
  • Downtown Connections: “Let’s Get Visual” Workshop
  • ADA Members & Partners Take Home Five Chamber Awards
  • Meet The Neighbors: Dream Weddings
  • Downtown Seeks 2023
  • Hanging Basket Sponsors
  • Downtown Easter “Egg” Hunt Starts Mar 24
  • Downtown Events – March & April
  • ParkWise Parking Update

February 2023

In this issue:

  • Downtown 1st Friday Chocolate Walk set for Feb 3
  • Albany Taps & Caps is Saturday, March 4
  • Shop & Dine Downtown for Valentine’s Day
  • CARA Update
  • ACT presents Silent Sky
  • Albany Visitors Photo Contest Deadline is Feb. 10
  • Rotary Crab Fest is Back February 11
  • ADA Strategic Plan Published
  • Downtown Events – February & March
  • ParkWise Parking Update

January 2023

In this issue:

  • Revitalization Grant Opportunity Returns for 2023
  • Gallery Calapooia “Big Show of Little Art” Call for Artists
  • Meet The Neighbors: Downtown Winter Ideas
  • Lights Highlight Twice Around Parade
  • Downtown Salons and Studios Offer Pampering for the New Year
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – January & February

December 2022

In this issue:

  • Downtown Twice Around Parade is Sunday, Dec 4
  • First Friday, Dec 2 – It’s a Sweater Party
  • The Land of Misfit Toys Offers Free Family Fun – Sat, Dec 2
  • Shop Small All Season Long in Downtown Albany
  • Creative Windows Highlight Downtown Unwrapped
  • Annual Christmas Parlour Tour is set for Sunday, Dec 11
  • CARA Update
    • Waterfront Contractors Introduced
    • Splashpad Grant Accepted
    • Wells Fargo Demolition Awarded
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • Downtown Events – December

November 2022

In this issue:

  • Albany brings home Oregon Main Street Awards
  • Downtown Unwrapped is Thursday, Nov 3
  • Veterans Day Parade Returns to Downtown Albany
  • Meet the Neighbors: Clothing Stores
  • Bids Open for Wells Fargo Demolition
  • Downtown Halloween Draws Hundreds of Costumed Visitors
  • Small Business Saturday Is November 26
  • Veteran Uniforms to Grace Windows in Downtown
  • Volunteers Needed for Downtown Christmas Parade
  • Downtown Events – November
  • ParkWise Parking Update – Leave Room for Birds, Bikes & Trucks & Winner

October 2022

In this issue:

  • Downtown Trick or Treat Returns on October 29th
  • City of Albany Offers Meet-Ups in Downtown Albany
  • ADA Seeks Community Input on Downtown
  • Meet the Neighbors: European Favorites
  • Ghost Walks, Ghost Hunts Join Monteith House Halloween Offerings
  • Murder on the Orient Express Opens October 28
  • Open Skate in the Street Set for October 16
  • Volunteers Needed
  • ParkWise Parking Update & Winner
  • Downtown Events – October 2022

September 2022

In this issue:

  • Antiques in the Streets & Classic Car Show is Sept 10
  • Nate Smith Headlines Albany Downtown Block Party on Sept 3
  • Albany Beer Run is Back!
  • 2022 Excellence in Downtown Albany Awards
  • Albany Waterfront Entering Pre-Construction Phase
  • Fall Volunteers Needed
  • ParkWise Update – Contractor Permits, September Parking Winner
  • Downtown Events – September 2022

August 2022

In this issue:

  • Hanging Baskets Grace Downtown Streets for 20th Year
  • Craft Brew Smackdown Returns August 19th
  • ACT Summer Camp Presents Disney’s Frozen Jr. August 19-27
  • Star Trek II & The Dark Crystal Round Out Movies at Monteith’s 2022 Season
  • The Garage Brings Country Star Nate Smith to Downtown Sept 3
  • Meet The Neighbors: Downtown Entertainment
  • Annual Carousel Carnival set for August 20th
  • “Mexicans in Oregon” presentation August 10th
  • ParkWise Parking update – Employee Parking Options
  • Downtown Events – August 2022

July 2022

In this issue:

  • Movies at Monteith Lineup Celebrates ADA Birthday
  • Downtown Crazy Dazes starts July 7th
  • Summer Historic Home Tour Set for July 30
  • It’s Time to Volunteer for Movies at Monteith
  • Visitors Enjoy Sunny Days at Albany Alley
  • Meet The Neighbors: Downtown’s Breakfast Spots
  • ParkWise Parking update – 1st Avenue Merge Zones
  • Downtown Events – July 2022

June 2022

In this issue:

  • Albany Downtown Assoc. awarded $200K Grant
  • June’s 1st Friday to Kick Off “Summer Vacation” on June 3
  • Downtown Albany is the Place to Celebrate Dads
  • Summer Passport Program Kicks Off June 11
  • Bon Appetit: Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party Opens June 3
  • Meet The Neighbors: More “Historic” Businesses
  • Craft Brew Smackdown Moves to August Date
  • Director’s Corner
  • ParkWise Parking Update – Numbered Spaces are Reserved
  • Downtown Events – June 2022

May 2022

In this issue:

  • May is National Historic Preservation Month
  • Albany Alley Opens on 1st Friday, May 6
  • Volunteers Needed for Hanging Basket Day on Sunday, May 15
  • Meet The Neighbors: “Historic” Businesses
  • Downtown Albany Offers Mother’s Day Gifts, Treats, Dining & Fun
  • Hult’s Dedication to Historic Preservation Shines in May
  • ParkWise Parking Update – Meters in Downtown Albany
  • Downtown Events – May 2022

April 2022

In this issue:

  • Downtown Restaurant Week is April 24-30
  • Mother’s Day Flowers are Back!
  • Downtown Easter Hunt Fun Starts April 1
  • Meet The Neighbors: Downtown’s Coffee Cafes
  • Albany Civic Theater Presents “Clue”
  • Carousel’s Kentucky Derby Night Offers Southern Fun on May 7
  • ADA Volunteers Make Downtown Great All Year Long
  • Director’s Corner
  • ParkWise Update – 10-Minute Bank Zones Gone, April Parking Winner
  • April & May Events

March 2022

In this issue:

  • Sybaris’ OER Station Project Selected to Compete for Grant
  • 2022 Albany Taps & Caps a Success
  • 2022 AVA Photo Contest Winners Announced
  • April Diaper Drive Set
  • Downtown Easter “Egg” Hunt Starts April 1
  • Riverfront Community Center Grand Re-Opening March 24
  • Albany Waterfront Construction to Begin in Summer 2022
  • ParkWise Parking Update – more customer parking available
  • March & April Events

February 2022

In this issue:

  • Albany Civic Theater Presents “Fly Babies”
  • Albany Taps & Caps Returns to Downtown on Saturday, March 5
  • Shop & Dine Downtown for Valentine’s Day
  • AVA Photo Contest Deadline is Feb. 11
  • Rotary “Super Boil” replaces Crab Fest for 2022
  • Oregon’s 163rd Birthday  Celebration is Feb. 12
  • Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Albany Historic Carousel
  • High School Art to Expand Albany Alley’s Art Dumpster Exhibit
  • February & March Events

January 2022

In this issue:

  • OMS Revitalization Grant Opportunity Announced
  • Gallery Calapooia “Big Show of Little Art” Call for Artists
  • Meet The Neighbors: Embrace Kindness Bodywork
  • Twice Around Parade Brings Smiles!
  • Christmas Week Snow Drapes Historic Downtown Albany
  • Director’s Corner
  • ParkWise Parking Update
  • January & February Events