Lark Street Business Improvement District

Working to sustain and enhance a unique and prosperous living and businesss community.

When started over 30 years ago as a not for profit entity held responsible to the City of Albany as The Lark Street Neighborhood District Management Association, For over 30 years, the Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID) has "grown-up" to become a successful and well non-profit human service agency, serving the merchants and neighbors on and around the "foot print" of Lark Street. Most notable is LarkFest held every September, Art on Lark held every June, Champagne in the Park held every Thursday before Mothers Day (TulipFest) and Winter WonderLark held in early December. The BID has a new office and address at 248 Lark Street. This new website design represents change for the good and a positive vibe to align with increased quality of life, improved police communication, ongoing neighborhood association joint dialogue and problem solving, as well as continuing street maintenance, providing support to new businesses and grand opening celebrations, participating in City task forces, linking merchants and neighbors to vital systems and resources, offering volunteer and intern opportunities, and being a part of the next phase of Albany's Revitilization efforts. Governed by 11 voted Board of Directors, and with a new seasoned and experienced Executive Director, The Mission of the Lark Street BID  remains stable and confident and unchanged: "The Lark Street BID is an independent not-for-profit organization that works to build, sustain, and enhance a unique and prosperous living and business community for the residents, visitors, and merchants of the Lark Street Neighborhood of Albany, New York. At the Lark Street BID, we provide core neighborhood services focused on Neighborhood safety, Street Maintenance, Marketing and Special Events and promotions."

Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID)


Lark Street is the vibrant heart of Albany, the Capital of New York State. Across 10 blocks of the District, many unique and exciting businesses line the street offering one of a kind experiences for residents and visitors alike. From shopping to dining to nightlife to the arts, Lark Street has it all for a Live-Work-Play lifestyle. Often called the "Village in the City", Lark Street often evokes the feeling of neighborhoods in New York City. Throughout the year, many events take place on Lark Street including Art on Lark, LarkFEST and Winter WonderLark. Lark Street is the place to be!  

  “It’s lofty talk when the Lark Street Business Improvement District calls Lark Street ‘a premiere destination for entertainment, culture and urban life in the Capital Region,’ but we think they’re actually being modest. Home of the two largest street festivals in upstate New York, Lark Street is the warm pulse within Albany’s black heart, the flower busting up through the concrete edifice of the Empire State, the white dove of . . . hell, you get it: We like it here.”   -Metroland, June 2010


Champagne on The Park – 2014

 The Lark Street B.I.D.’s only Fundraiser of the year!

 Thursday Evening, May 8th

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In the Formal Tulip Beds

Washington Park, Albany New York

(Come Rain or Come Shine!)

 Featuring “The Graham Tichy Brothers Dance Band”, “Sonny and Pearly” Cocktail band, and a Fabulous Silent Auction

Refreshments to sample from a wide range of Lark Street Restaurants

Champagne compliments of Capital Wine and Spirits

Beer compliments of Heineken and DeCrescente Beverages


Benefiting The Lark Street Neighborhood Management Association (B.I.D.)


Ticket prices:  $70 with reservation (or 2 for $125), $75 at the door for walk-ins,


To make a reservation please call or email:

(518) 434-3861,


                          DINE & DRINK

Albany Coffee Shop: 222 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-3946

Amazing Wok: 267 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 434-3946

Ben & Jerrys: 250 Lark Street ALbany, NY (51) 463-9636

Bombers Burrito Bar: 258 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-9636

Cafe Hollywood: 275 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 472-9043

Caffe Vero: 260 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 668-5800

Daily Grind: 204 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 427-0464

Dino's Pizza: 420 Madison Avenue, Albany NY (518) 396-3300 

Dunkin Donuts: 420 Madison Ave (518) 396-3300

El Loco Mexican Cafe: 465 Madison Ave (518) 436-1855

Flow from the Garden: 227 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 437-3881

Gyro Station: 185 1/2 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 915-1474

Hot Dog Heaven: 216 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 465-3837

Jewel of India: 187 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 512-5600

Justin's: 301 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-7008 

Kinnaree: 193 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 813-4944

Lark Street Deli: 196 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 436-9396

Lark Tavern: 453 Madison Ave (518) 694-8490

Lil Buddah Tea: 274 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 443-0029

Lionheart Pub: 448 Madison Ave, Albany, NY (518) 436-9530

LAX: 205 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 449-3532

McGuire's Restaurant: 353 State Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-2100

Noho Pizza: 195 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 433-1111 

Oasis Mediterranean Cafe: 4 Delware Ave (518) 813-4880

OH Bar: 304 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-9004

Rain: 259 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 729-4827

Ramonas: 290 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 449-2012

Shogun: 457 Madison Ave, Albany, NY (518) 512-4101

Soho Pizza: 269 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 449-1111

Subway: 202 Washington Ave, Albany, NY (5180 698-0111

Sukothai: 254 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-0223

Susies Pub/Cafe 317: 8 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY (518) 449-2988

Wine Bar& Bistro: 200 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-2881



Albany Art Room: 457 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 427-3910 

Eba Dance Theatre: 351 Husdon Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 465-9916

Upstate Artists Guild: 247 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 694-3090



Albany's Psychic Gallery: 221 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 813-9899

Aurora Foundation: 295 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 320-8606

Dan's Cleaners: 284B Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 465-7519

In Our Own Voices: 245 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 432-4188

Key Bank: 200 Washington Ave, Albany, NY (518) 463-1224

Lark Tattoo: 278 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 432-1905

Lark Vegas Piercing: 237 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 434-4907 Mad Lark Laundry: 449 Madison Ave, Albany, NY (518) 441-4907 

National Upholstering Gallery: 231 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 434-1458

Perfect Cut Hair Salon: 299 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 434-3277

Russell J. Parker Tax Accountant: 272 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 482-5623

Shocker Tattoo: 302 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 426-8287

Studio 248: 248 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 434-3277

Svengali Studios: 225 Lark Street, Albany, NY

Top Nails: 194 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 427-9888

Trinity United Methodist Church: 235 Lark Street, Albany. NY (518) 463-1293 

YBD On Lark: 272 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 308-8337



Alacrity Frame Workshops: 215 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 915-1956

Capital Wine & Liquor: 348 State Street, Albany, NY (518) 689-0160 

Elissa Hallorran Designs: 229 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 432-7090

Exscape Smoke Shop: 302 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 463-1902

Flamingo's Antiques: 211 Lark Street, Albany, NY

Fuzz Records: 209 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 729-4566

Imperial InstaMarket: 191 Lark Street, Albany, NY

Lark Central Market: 218 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 436-0484

Lark Street Flower Market: 262 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 465-8221

Lark news & groceries: 252 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 689-3097

Little Moon: 467 Madison Ave, Albany, NY (518) 434-6018

Pastime Legends Video Games: 292 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 512-5353

Season's Skate Shop: 211 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 729-3685

That Place: 244 Lark Street, Albany, NY (518) 945-8428

Waldorf Tuxedo Company: 204 Lancaster Street, Albany, NY (518) 449-5011