About The Stockade Association
The Stockade Association was founded in 1958 to protect, preserve and improve New York’s first historic district. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that serves our community by:
- Providing practical information and assistance to our neighbors.
- Represents our neighborhood to the city, state, and federal governments.
- Develops and manages improvements projects, like the Streetscape Plan, and adding amenities such as benches, gardens and trash cans.
- The Stockade Association works with the city to mitigate major projects occurring in the Stockade, such as the new pump station in Riverside Park and the flood resilience project underway on Ingersoll Avenue.
- Hosts community events, like the Walkabout, Art Show, and Tavern Night.
- Offers home-improvement grants to help maintain our historic neighborhood.
The Stockade Association also created and provided initial seed funds to the Schenectady Heritage Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization focusing on historic preservation, through advocacy, education, and financial assistance. The Foundation provides discretionary grants to help preserve the most vulnerable properties in our neighborhood and throughout Schenectady County.