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Guide To Jay Street - Schenectady, NY

jay street entranceJay Street is Schenectady NY's hot-spot you must hit. It is a pedestrian neighborhood full of art, culture, history, celebration, and more - you will have to see for yourself.


  • Located between the Capital Region hot-spot Proctors Theater and Schenectady City Hall
  • Stretches from State Street, downtown Schenectady, turning into North Jay Street, ending at Erie Blvd in northern Schenectady


  • A destination in the Capital Region for shopping and entertainment
  • Small and independently operated businesses
  • An assortment of bars and restaurants, great for a night out

Things To Do:

  • Head out to the Van Dyck, Alto Grille, or Pinhead Susan's for a night of live music and drinks
  • Explore artwork along Jay Street at galleries and shops, like the Jay Street Gallery
  • Stop for a bite to eat at one of the Jay Street eateries:
    • Perecca's Bakery and Ambition Coffee & Eatery serve lighter fares
    • Culture shines in downtown restaurants like Cornell's and Persian Bite
  • Jazz On Jay - During the summer months, jazz music can be heard every Thursday afternoon on Jay Street

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