One of Albany’s landmark hotels has completed a multi-million dollar renovation project, two restaurants have recently opened in the Capital Region, and there’s a fun new way to support downtown Troy businesses. Get details on all that and more in this week’s roundup of news and events.
Landmark Albany Hotel Completes Major Renovation Project
Renowned for offering upscale accommodations close to Albany International Airport, The Desmond Hotel has recently finished a nearly $16 million renovation project. As reported by the Albany Business Review, the lodging property is now named Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel, and there are new upgrades and modern features. Find out more and see the newly renovated guests rooms and suites on their website.
Release Some Energy at Get Air Albany
Get Air Albany, Crossgates Mall’s indoor trampoline park, has reopened to the public. New COVID-19 guidelines are in place, masks are required, and you can book a trampoline session on their website. If your kids like to jump around, then bring them to Get Air Albany.
The Impossible Is Real at the New Wizard Burger
The Times Union has reported that Wizard Burger, a spin-off of Burrito Burrito in Troy, opened in downtown Albany last month. They are a vegan burger restaurant that offers a variety of delicious items that feature their “impossible patty.” Takeout and delivery are available, so check out their website to see the full menu and order today.
Farmhouse Tap + Tavern Opens for Takeout Service
Have you heard? The new Farmhouse Tap + Tavern in Altamont has officially opened for takeout service only. They specialize in modern American pub fare made with locally sourced ingredients, and the takeout menu features woodfired pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and more. The restaurant doesn’t have an opening date for dine-in service yet, so be sure to follow their Facebook for updates.
Shop, Dine & Explore Downtown Troy While Playing Spring Bingo
As a way to encourage people to visit downtown Troy and support the local community, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District has launched Spring Bingo. To play, print out a bingo card and complete five squares in a row (across, up, down, or diagonally).
After you’ve filled out a row, email your sheet to “firstname.lastname@example.org” or post on social media and tag @troybid by Friday, April 30, for a chance to win the Spring Prize Pack. See full details: https://www.downtowntroy.org/downtown-happenings/2021/4/5/spring-bingo-in-downtown-troy
Hit the Green at Capital Hills This Spring
Capital Hills at Albany Golf Course, one of the region’s top golf courses, has finally opened for the season. This 18-hole golf course is fun for all skill levels, and tee times can be made two days in advance. To book a time, call the Capital Hills Pro Shop at 518-438-2208.
Find Things to Do in the Albany Area & Virtually
- Baby Animal Days: April 1 – May 9
- “Spring Lights” at the Thomas Cole Historic Site After Dark: April 16 – 18
- Pop-Up Shop at Colonie Center: April 17 – 18
- Washington Park Clean Up: April 17
- Tri-City BMX Open House: April 17
- A #StationaryFeast 2021 to Support Historic Albany: April 17
- Doghiker: Mountain Hikes with Your Canine Best Friend: April 22