Victorian strolling this week

troy victorian stroll 2006The Victorian streetwalks/strolls for both Saratoga Springs and Troy are coming up this week.

Saratoga's Victorian Streetwalk is this Thursday from 5-10 pm. This year's event includes activities at 49 locations. Broadway will be closed downtown to car traffic. CDTA will be running shuttles from parking location.

Troy's Victorian Stroll is Sunday from 11am-5pm. This year's stroll includes 123 locations and the shop window decorating contest. Here's a photo set Sebastien posted from the 2006 stroll.

photo: Sebastien B


The Troy Food Cooperative is sponsoring a Victorian Stroll Food Drive. Come drop off non-perisable food items at the Pioneer market at 77 Congress St from 11-4.. Come see the state of the building and talk to Co-op board members about the progress of the Co-op. Sonny and Pearly will preform from 12-1, and there will be a sing-along following. Free baked goods!

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