1st Friday. Troy Night Out. Passeggiata. Passe-what?
A group of downtown Schenectady orgs are building on the city's "third Friday" events (Art Night Schenectady) with what they hope will become a new series: Passeggiata, modeled on an Italian term for strolling the town. From Proctors:
Passeggiata (päs-sād-ˈjä-tä) will soon be the new third-Friday tradition in Schenectady's revitalized downtown area! Starting Friday, September 21 - and each third-Friday of the month thereafter - residents, businesses and visitors will participate in a downtown strollabout. Each month will feature a different theme -- and engage businesses and attractions to share some neighborly time together.
The focus of the first event will be welcoming college students back to town. So, this Friday's events include:
+ A Wing Walk -- $5 gets you a chicken wing from a handful of downtown restaurants, from 5-9 pm
+ A "Campus Underground Block Party" on Jay Street from 7-9 pm (we're pretty sure it'll be above ground on Jay Street) with a bunch of DJs.
+ And Proctors is showing The Big Lebowski that night as part of the It Came From Schenectady series, at 7 pm. Tickets are $9 / $6 students with ID.
Of course, you don't have to be a college student to enjoy those things.
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