TROY, N.Y. – The City of Troy Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID)'s first-ever "Pride Night Out" event will involve the closing of select downtown roadways. The closures mirror routine downtown road closures that occur during monthly Troy Night Out events and the weekly Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. Roads will re-open after the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market concludes on Saturday.
On Friday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM, the following roadways will be closed to motor vehicle traffic:
- Broadway, from 3rd Street to River Street
- 2nd Street, from State Street to River Street
- River Street, from the Junction of 3rd Street and Fulton Street to State Street
Motorists accustomed to street parking in these neighborhoods are encouraged to mind posted parking restrictions to avoid costly fines and towing. Commuters should expect to encounter roadwork in the area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel if possible.
The mission of the Troy Downtown BID is to foster an attractive and inviting environment for businesses to prosper, a community for residents to grow, and a destination for visitors to continually explore.
Many events will celebrate Pride Month in the City of Troy. Earlier this month, Mayor Patrick Madden, Deputy Mayor Chris Nolin, LGBTQIA+ advocates, elected officials and members of the community gathered for a Pride Flag Raising in Riverfront Park.
To view a directory of local LGBTQIA+ resources, find Pride events occurring in the City of Troy and more, visit troyny.gov/Pride.
Background on Pride Month:
On June 28th, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City triggered demonstrations now known as the Stonewall Riots. This galvanizing moment is recognized as the catalyst for the modern queer rights movement, with lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and other communities forming activist organizations to advance equal rights for all people. Every June, communities like Troy celebrate Pride Month to honor the existence of queer people simply seeking to exist on their own terms with dignity, the contributions of those who have fought to secure greater rights for the queer community, and to raise awareness of the continued threat of violence and human rights abuses that many queer Americans continue to face.