Jay Street Marketplace

Schenectady’s Downtown Jay Street Marketplace

Nestled in the bustling heart of Downtown Schenectady, the Jay Street Marketplace beckons locals and visitors alike with its vibrant array of over 25 locally owned shops and restaurants. This pedestrian-friendly enclave offers a delightful opportunity to explore the essence of the community while supporting independent businesses.

Adjacent to the renowned Proctors Theater, (named one of New York By Rail’s Top 20 Theaters!), a leisurely stroll along Jay Street unveils a treasure trove of distinctive establishments. Book enthusiasts can lose themselves amidst the literary wonders of the Open Door Bookstore, while aficionados of Celtic culture can peruse the eclectic offerings at Lennon’s of Schenectady. Art aficionados will find solace at Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery, where vintage and contemporary illustrative artworks grace the walls.

Culinary delights await after your day of shopping. The Whistling Kettle entices with an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas and a menu brimming with delectable options like paninis and crepes. Meanwhile, Simone’s Kitchen tantalizes with its casual Mediterranean fare, featuring mouthwatering Mezza Bowls and decadent Baklava.

Special Events

Throughout the summer months, Jay Street bursts into life with a medley of live music performances, adding an extra layer of charm to the bustling marketplace. Families can delight in special events such as Kids Arts Festivals, while food enthusiasts can indulge in the culinary offerings of the Thursday and Sunday farmers’ markets.

Stay updated on the latest happenings at Jay Street Marketplace by following their Facebook page, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any upcoming events or promotions. Whether you’re seeking a literary escape, unique gifts, or a gastronomic adventure, it promises an unforgettable experience for all who venture through its vibrant corridors.

Take Amtrak to Jay Street Marketplace

Peruse the local makers of Jay Street Marketplace via Amtak to Schenectady Station (SDY). Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% Discount!

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