The A Taste of Albany team has worked closely with the New York State Museum and the City of Albany to provide complimentary and accessible parking options for event guests. Please see the list below for a five-star parking experience. If you have any questions about parking, or the event, please contact
Madison Avenue Lot – Free parking after 2 p.m.
Location: Entrance on Madison Avenue above the Cultural Education Center, and within easy walking distance to the New York State Museum.
Cathedral Lot – Free parking after 2 p.m.
Location: Entrance on Madison Avenue, between the Albany Cathedral and the Cultural Education Center - also located across the Empire State Plaza.
East Parking Garage – Free parking after 4 p.m.
Location: Corner of Philip Street and Madison Avenue, two blocks down from the Empire State Plaza and the NYS Museum. There is a covered tunnel walkway from level two of the East Parking Garage that leads to the Empire State Plaza.
ESP Visitor's Lot (V-Lot) – $5.00 charge
Location: Beneath the Empire State Plaza and accessed through I-787 Empire State Plaza exit. Visitors are required to show photo identification upon entry and all vehicles are subject to search by the State Police.