other folks doing awesome things

If you live in Troy or just learning about Troy through these efforts – there are many folks, organizations and businesses that are doing awesome things to build a strong and vibrant community here. These are just some of them that we love – if you dont see yourself on the list, and would like to be included – please let us know!
NOTE*- those listed here may or may not support our efforts to #Save1011 – we simply appreciate what they do and wanted to share the love.

Organizations & Community Groups

Sanctuary For Independent Media – Using art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

2nd Street Farm – Micro-farm and Market connecting a post-industrial neighborhood of South Troy back to the land and the to cycles of food production.

Schaghticoke First NationsThe ancestors of the Schaghticoke were living in this region for hundreds and hundreds of years before colonization.

Grafton Peace Pagoda – Peace Pagodas are a symbol of non-violence dating as far back as 2000 years ago. Jun Yasuda has crossed the country four more times on foot and logged in several thousand additional miles for the cause of peace.

Troy Bike Rescue – Troy Bike Rescue is a collective of cycling enthusiasts operating a volunteer-run bicycle resource space in North Central Troy.  We are committed to removing bikes from the waste stream and getting them back on the streets. 

Troy Foundry Theatreexploring the social issues of today by collaborating with a variety of artists from multiple disciplines to produce and perform new work and reinterpreted classics through the means of new writing, devising and immersive performances.

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market – One of the BEST farmers markets !

Soul Fire Farm – Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid.

Power Breakfast Club – The focus of the power breakfast is to foster creativity, network and provide accountability through discussion. 

Equality For Troy – Our mission is to combat systemic injustices and racial inequity in The City of Troy, NY and Rensselaer County through community outreach, education, advocacy and development.

Tech Valley Center of Gravity – Tech Valley Center of Gravity cultivates a community of makers, innovators and entrepreneurs to initiate creative collisions resulting in economic and personal growth.

Renssalaer Plateau Alliance – The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) works with the community to promote and facilitate the conservation of the Rensselaer Plateau’s undeveloped and unfragmented forests and other ecologically important areas. 

Troy Boys & Girls Club – provides services and programs to help young people make positive life choices. From education and career programs to health and life skills, our staff and volunteers help inspire youth by providing an opportunity to belong, succeed and serve their community.

Mount Ida Preservation Association – Preservation and Arts organization based in the Mount Ida Neighborhood in Troy, New York.

Lansingburgh Historical Society – The Lansingburgh Historical Society was formed in 1965 to preserve and interpret the community’s unique heritage.

Citizen Action of NY – Citizen Action of New York is part of a statewide network of groups connecting New Yorkers with mutual aid support during COVID-19.

Local Businesses

Troy Kitchen – Fancy Food Court by Day Lounge by Night

Superior Merchandice Company – Killer cafe, goods and design

Clark House Hospitality – Continue to build a collective of original dining and retail experiences in and around this historic building we call home, proudly located in Troy, NY

Primo Botanica -the Capital Region’s first craft chocolate company setting the standard for how an ethical chocolate company operates.

YesFolk Tonics – Yesfolk is a family run brewery in Troy, New York. We make craft tonic beverages using the best and most local ingredients we can get our hands on.

Tara Kitchen – Moroccan comfort food from an award-winning chef

Collective Effort -a creative agency who’s focus is in building and bridging communities. We specialize in building creative ecosystems designed to increase engagement & collaboration using Marketing, Media & Coworking. 

TAP, Inc. – TAP fosters inclusive and sustainable community development in the Capital Region by providing affordable architectural, planning, and design services to strengthen and preserve the physical and social fabric of our neighborhoods.

Taak House – a bespoke historic space located in the heart of Downtown Historical Troy, NY – music & event venue and bar.

Bard & Baker – is the Capital District’s first board game café, located at 501 Broadway in the original historic Troy Record Building in downtown TroyNY

Nighthawks – feeding our friends and community with the best quality ingredients, cooked nicely while having some drinks and just havin a real good time.

Weathered Wood – Creating custom reclaimed wood furniture: dining room tables, kitchen islands, bars, benches & live edge as well as driftwood art and décor.
Our mission: to make a wide variety of functional art in the form of amazing furniture that is off the beaten path.

Baccus Wood Fired Pizza – We use fresh ingredients in our wood-fired pizzas, making many of them ourselves, such as the dough, sausage & mozzarella cheese! We also serve modern takes on pasta, an ever-changing selection of craft beers and wine.

Artists & Musicians

Ragliacci – Musician. Officiant. Notary. Clown. Need we say more? 

Zan and the Winterfolk – anthems for the revivalists, lullabies for the lonely, ballads for the hopeful.

The Sea The Sea – male/female duo defined by their infallible vocal harmonies and their unconventional song arrangements. 

The Arts Center of the Capital Region – engaging the community in the creative experience through sharing, experiencing, and creating art in all of it’s forms.

Second Street Studios –Studio artist Drea LaRose – featuring the Hallway, an artist-run exhibition space in a non-traditionally structured gallery-setting at 68 Second Street, Troy, NY. The mission of this space is to do more for other local artists. 

The Hangar on the Hudson – music and event venue

The Troy Music Hall – music venue that is world renowned for it’s accoustics.