Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PASSEGGIATA!? No doubt you’ve heard the word. Can you pronounce it? Ever participated in one? If not, here’s an opportunity to share in this delightful custom. Quite simply, Passeggiata is an Italian word for an evening stroll by residents of a town. 

This longstanding and respected ritual helps put the day in focus and punctuates the completion of a day-well spent. 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 stroll-about. Each month will feature a different theme -- and engage businesses and attractions to share some neighborly time together.

The September 21st Passeggiata will focus on welcoming students back to college. Along with input from SCCC and Union College, several events are already in place.

Wing Walk • 5-9pm • $5
Vote for your favorite chicken wing recipe from participating restaurants! Register at the Proctors Box Office to get your Wing Walk program, which will serve as your ticket. Visit at least 6 participating restaurants to be eligible to vote; submit your ballot at any location.

  • Nico’s Pizza
  • Café NOLA
  • DeLitefull CrEATionS
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • Deanna’s Café & Catering
  • Isopo’s Downtown Pizza
  • The Union Inn
  • 20 North Broadway
  • The Grog Shoppe
  • Bier Abbey
  • Katie O'Byrne's
Dance Party on Jay St • 7-9pm • FREE
  • Rome Thrasher
  • DJ Prophet
  • cutting edge media displays mixed by VJ Roy Buckley
  • lighting provided by CSI Lighting

It Came From Schenectady Presents The Big Lebowski • 7pm
(ID required)

Downtown businesses are also open later just for tonight all with special offers of their own.

For more information please contact the Box Office 518•346•6204.