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The Tromping Around Report #5: 1 Million Tromps

Despite your humble Albablogger having done even more than the normal amount of physical tromping around this past week, this edition of the Tromping Around Report is mostly stuff gleaned from Instagram posts. Here are a few things going on around Albany that you might not know about yet.

Hibachi Live on Broadway This Thursday

Oki Poki, the new sushi/sushi burrito/poke/hibachi place on 41 State street (you actually access it from Broadway) is having its grand opening this Thursday. Everything on the menu will be 15% off.

New Massage on Lark

Open Table Medical Massage is coming to Lark Street on March 18th. It's going into 272 Lark, right next to Healthy on Lark and under Upstate Roots in a space that used to be a law office.

Speaking of Health on Lark

The owner of Lark Natural Foods is expanding his already dizzying array of offerings in order to include ... some less-than-natural options. He says that business has been slow, so he wants to start offering a wider range of products without cutting back on the organic/healthy/natural stuff. He also wants you to stop in and tell him what you'd like to be able to get there: recently, in response to customer requests, he's on a mission to start stocking oat milk.

Presentation Party

An organization called "1 Million Cups" has recently come to Albany. According to their website: "1MC takes place every Wednesday morning in many communities throughout the United States. During each event, entrepreneurs have just six minutes to present their company or business idea (from newly formed up to 5 years old) to a room full of community members. For the next 20 minutes, the audience will ask questions, provide helpful feedback, and share similar experiences or support."

Art Projects

Albany Center Gallery, in cooperation with what looks like practically every other organization in Albany, is launching a new public art initiative called Corner Canvas. From the ACG's website: "During this pilot year, we will work with up to 30 students from the South End, West Hill, and Arbor Hill neighborhoods to reimagine structures and create vibrant pieces of public art for their neighborhoods." Neat!


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