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412 Broadway
Albany, NY, 12207
United States

(518) 818-0105

A lifestyle and home goods gift shop in Albany, NY. 

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Pop-Up with Libby's Lovely Buns
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up with Libby's Lovely Buns

Sweet tooth? If you shouted "YES!" out loud at your desk, you are NOT going to want to miss this pop-up! And if you attended our anniversary event, you already know.

We are so excited to announce that Albany's very own cake QUEEN, Libby Bellacosa, will be returning with her amazing confections on Wednesday, November 13th for just TWO HOURS. Stop by and claim your slice of heaven--but don't wait. You'll want to get here early for this one.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Holiday Edition
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Holiday Edition

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy on Saturday, November 9th from 1 - 3 PM for a special holiday edition of her popular Modern Calligraphy workshop! During the workshop, you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique.

In addition to in-person instruction, each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

This class is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register.

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Albany Lantern Parade: Lantern-Making Workshop
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Albany Lantern Parade: Lantern-Making Workshop

Join us to create your lantern for the 4th Annual Albany Lantern Parade (Nov 3). All materials will be provided, free & accessible to all.

Fort Orange General Store is generously offering their space for a lantern-making workshop on Tuesday, October 29. Thanks to FOGS for offering a 10% storewide discount during the workshop for all participants!

We will use recycled bottles and tissue paper to create lanterns for this year's Lantern Parade, co-sponsored by the Washington Park Conservancy and the City of Albany. No previous experience or "skills" necessary- just come ready to create simple art with neighbors!

Reserve a free ticket to ensure there are materials and seats for all. This workshop is free and accessible to all.

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Historic Albany Window Workshop - Winter Prep
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Historic Albany Window Workshop - Winter Prep

COST: $15 HAF Members / $20 General Public

Get your historic wood windows ready for winter by joining Kim and Jack Alvarez of Landmark Consulting for a workshop that explores both the why and how-to for old wood window repairs. Learn how to button up your windows in preparation for the colder months, as well as a whole host of other useful techniques through hands-on demonstrations.

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3rd Annual Hounds of Halloween
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

3rd Annual Hounds of Halloween

Join us for the Downtown Albany BID's third annual puppy trick-or-treating event: Hounds of Halloween!

Dress up your doggo for the Costumed Canine Contest and stop by local businesses for unique Halloween treats for pups and people. The winner of the costume contest will be determined by public vote via a Facebook photo album. The top three best-dressed pets will receive special prizes (and bragging rights)!

Trick-or-treating will start and end at The Olde English Pub, home to one of the neighborhood's most dog-friendly patios.

A $5.00 suggested donation to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will get you your limited edition Hounds of Halloween trick-or-treating bag (while supplies last) and a guide to all the stops! Pre-register via Eventbrite to guarantee that you'll receive a bag.

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Larkfest 2019
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Larkfest 2019

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An Albany tradition for 39 years, the annual LarkFest is Upstate New York’s largest one day street festival! It is one of Albany's most anticipated events with 80,000 people expected to attend each year. Live music and entertainment including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual art, craft vendors, food trucks and much more!

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Pop-Up w/ Libby's Lovely Buns Co.
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up w/ Libby's Lovely Buns Co.

Sweet tooth? If you shouted "YES!" out loud at your desk, you are NOT going to want to miss this pop-up! And if you attended our anniversary event, you already know.

We are so excited to announce that Albany's very own cake QUEEN, Libby Bellacosa, will be returning with her amazing confections on September 17th for just TWO HOURS. Stop by and claim your slice of heaven--but don't wait. You'll want to get here early for this one.

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Pearlpalooza 2019
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

Pearlpalooza 2019

SEFCU presents PearlPalooza, downtown Albany’s highly-anticipated, FREE, all-ages music festival, returning for its 10th year on September 14. Presented by SEFCU, in association with WEQX, The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID), and Sugar Productions, the event includes a diverse lineup of locally- and internationally-acclaimed musical acts, MVP Health Care's YogaPalooza mass yoga gathering, the PearlPalooza Cornhole Tournament, and high-quality local vendors - all just steps away from some of downtown Albany’s finest dining, retail, and entertainment establishments. Roughly 8-10,000 attendees are expected to join in the festivities.

Bands will alternate between the Remarkable Liquids Stage at N. Pearl Street & Sheridan Avenue and the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage at N. Pearl & Pine Streets.

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Albany VegFest 2019
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Albany VegFest 2019

The Albany VegFest brings together the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings.

This landmark event will feature more than 100 regional and national exhibitors and expert speakers, fantastic vegan food, children’s zone, VegFest PLUS lounge, and more from 10 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Free commemorative reusable grocery bags for the first 100 attendees. Come enjoy a variety of vegan foods while learning about plant-based living.

NEW LOCATION:

Introducing a NEW, larger location that will allow for an expanded number of exhibitors: The Albany Capital Center is a beautiful, newer, modern convention center located in the heart of Albany.

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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

For 18 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues. This all-day concert features world-class music, vendors, great food & beverages. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages- and admission is still free!Be sure to check out the firework display after the show!

Please note: In the event of rain, this event will be held at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch

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Every Thursday | Fallbany Art & Craft Market
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Every Thursday | Fallbany Art & Craft Market

A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, Fallbany features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week.

The series will be held in Tricentennial Park located on Broadway in Downtown Albany on September 5,12,19 and 26.  The market will run each Thursday from 11:30a.m.-2p.m. and feature vendors plus live music from Honey Slider, Mike Grutka and more!   


You can fill out the Fallbany vending application online by visiting the following link: VENDOR APPLICATION

To request an paper or PDF application via phone, email or fax, contact Ty Versocki at the City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs:

             Phone:  518.434.5416 or email Vendor@albanyny.gov

For more information on the Fallbany Art and Craft Fair, call 518.434.2032, visit www.albanyevents.org or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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2nd Anniversary Celebration!
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Anniversary Celebration!

We've turned 2 and you're invited to help us celebrate!

Come by on Saturday, August 3rd from 11am to 3pm, to check out some AMAZING local makers and bakers who will be popping up with their handmade goods and tasty confections, along with a collection of the dreamiest vintage clothing and accessories!!

Featured Pop-Ups include:
Libby's Lovely Buns
Sea & Sprig Handmade Teethers
Pearl & Oak Soap Co.
Compas Life/The Outpost
Monsternest Vintage

If you haven't visited the store in the past few weeks, you'll also see a TON of new products that have become fast favorites, including a line of our very own tees, tanks, and glasses!

Oh, and we can't forget some awesome raffle prizes from Compas Life, Oxford Pennant, Pearl & Oak, and more!

See you there!

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PYOT: Screen Printing Workshop with Compas Life
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

PYOT: Screen Printing Workshop with Compas Life

Join the Compas team on June 13th for an evening of screen-printing! Compas founders Tim and John will be hosting this fun, interactive workshop. Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics of apparel screen printing.

In this workshop, you will learn the process of apparel screen printing and each participant will have the opportunity to print their very own event-exclusive Albany themed tee shirt!

This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. Screen-printing is a fun, hands on process. Come join the fun! Space is limited, so register today!

Workshop cost is $25 and includes your very own custom tee and light refreshments! All participants will also be offered 10% off Compas Life and Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase!

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Capital Pride Festival 2019
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Capital Pride Festival 2019

Capital Pride's annual Pride Parade and following festival take place on Sunday, June 9. The parade follows the annual path of State St., Lark St., and Madison Ave., and afterword head on over to Washington Park where the party has just begun! This year's headliner is R&B singer MYA, and the entertainment and local vendor lineup is full of names you won't want to miss.

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Yesfolk Tonics Tasting & Meet the Maker
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Yesfolk Tonics Tasting & Meet the Maker

Join us on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6-8PM for a tasting and info session with the team behind Yesfolk Tonics! Yesfolk will be here with samples of their current products, and can’t wait to share their beverage process with you! Participants will receive 10% off in-store purchases during the event.

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Book Signing and Tutorial with Akum Norder, author of "The History of Here"
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing and Tutorial with Akum Norder, author of "The History of Here"

Join us for a special reading by author Akum Norder of her latest bestseller “The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany,” followed by a tutorial on how to research your own house’s history and a book signing by the author.

“The History of Here follows Albany, New York’s, Pine Hills neighborhood through more than one hundred years of change. At its heart is the story of Norder’s 1912 house and the people who built and lived in it. As Norder traced their histories, she came to see the development of her house, her street, and her neighborhood as a piece of Albany’s story. In the lives of its residents, their struggles and triumphs, she saw a reflection of twentieth-century America.

Drawing on interviews, city records, newspapers, out-of-print books, and other sources, Norder’s narrative makes a case for city neighborhoods: their value, their preservation, and the grassroots involvement that turns a jumble of houses into a community. Funny and thought-provoking, readable and relevant, The History of Here celebrates the sense of place that fuels the new urbanism.”

This event is free and open to all! Books will be available for purchase that day, and all attendees will receive 10% off their store purchase.

Click here for more information about the book

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Mind Your Business Workshop with Ilana Griffo
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Mind Your Business Workshop with Ilana Griffo

Come hang with Ilana at the Mind Your Business workshop at The Fort Orange General Store in Albany, NY

What you get: 
Your very own copy of Mind Your Business!!!
FREE WATER! And chocolate - because FUEL
A fun time with cool new friends IRL!

We’ll do activities, share resources, and have time for Q&A so you can ask questions specific to your business. Think of this as a crash course to stepping up your game. 

In the workshop you'll learn about: 
Creating a modern day business plan
Scary Stuff, Finances, and knowing your value
Pitching & Outreach 
Impressing Clients & Being Professional 
Revenue Streams 
All for just $75 - consider how many hours you need to work, or how many products you need to sell to recoup those cost!

Workshop participants will also receive 10% off their Fort Orange purchase that afternoon!

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Screen Printing Workshop w/ Breakout Press Co.
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Printing Workshop w/ Breakout Press Co.

For February’s First Friday join Krissy and Price of Breakout Press Co to learn how to screen print!

In this hands-on workshop, you can drop-in any time between 6 PM - 8 PM and they will guide you through the screen printing process. You will be able to select your bag from a variety of handle colors and screen print their limited edition ALB/Nipper design on your very own tote bag. This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. 

Cost is $20 and includes light refreshments and 10% off Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase, and stick around to shop our new product line!

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop w/ Holly Winnie Calligraphy
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop w/ Holly Winnie Calligraphy

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique. In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles. Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Tickets are $75 per person and the class is limited to 12 participants.

Click here for more information.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Wreath Making Workshop w/ Olive & June Floral Co.
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Wreath Making Workshop w/ Olive & June Floral Co.

Join Cassie of Olive & June Floral Co. for a fun, causal evening of wreath making! Choose from a selection of modern & classic wreath bases and an array of fresh & dried ingredients. All materials, instruction, fancy snackage & a festive cocktail are included!

Participants also will receive 10% off their store purchase that evening!

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Albany lantern parade: workshop at fort orange
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Albany lantern parade: workshop at fort orange

Join us at Fort Orange General Store for a fun night of creating handmade lanterns in preparation for the 3rd Albany Lantern Parade.

Participation is free and open to all, and materials will be provided. Just bring your friends and creativity!

For more information about the Albany Lantern Parade 2018, visit our Facebook event page. We hope you'll join us with your lantern on November 4!

Click here to reserve your spot!

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mini botanical embroidery workshop
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

mini botanical embroidery workshop

In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Included Materials:

-2 workshop-exclusive patterns

-3" wooden embroidery hoop

-5" x 5" piece of fabric

-Thread Snips

-Pencil

-Embroidery Thread generously provided by DMC

-2 hours of instruction.

All experience levels are welcome, but no experience in necessary! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


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mini botanical embroidery workshop
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

mini botanical embroidery workshop

In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Included Materials:

-2 workshop-exclusive patterns

-3" wooden embroidery hoop

-5" x 5" piece of fabric

-Thread Snips

-Pencil

-Embroidery Thread generously provided by DMC

-2 hours of instruction.

All experience levels are welcome, but no experience in necessary! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Click here to register!

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Holly Winnie Calligraphy

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique. In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles. Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Tickets are $75 per person and the class is limited to 12 participants. All participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Click here to register.

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Flower Crown Workshop with Olive & June Floral Co.
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Crown Workshop with Olive & June Floral Co.

We’ve heard your demands for another flower crown workshop, so here it is - gather your girlfriends for an evening of flowers, cocktails, and lots of laughs!

$50 includes all materials and instruction by Cassie of Olive & June Floral Co., as well as a cornucopia of charcuterie goodness and delicious cocktails!

Get your tickets now - this workshop is our most popular and sure to sell out fast! Only 15 spaces available.

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Photos by Joe Vogel Photography.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering on Saturday, August 11 from 1 - 3 PM for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique.

In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

This class is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register.

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Screen Printing Workshop with Breakout Press Co.
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop with Breakout Press Co.

Join Krissy and Price of Breakout Press Co to learn how to screen print!

In this hands-on workshop, you can drop-in any time between 11 AM - 1 PM and they will guide you through the screen printing process. You will be able to select your bag from a variety of handle colors and screen print their limited edition ALB/Nipper design on your very own tote bag. This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. 

Cost is $20 and includes light refreshments and 10% off Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase, and stick around to shop our new product line!

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