"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."
- John F. Kennedy

The road traveled for the past two months has been long and difficult. But this journey would be so much more difficult without the hardwork, dedication and talents of our essential workers. Without them, there would be no food to eat. Or transportation for those that need it. Or care for the sick. Or the privilege to remain safe in our homes. So we think it is time to stop and thank the essential workers who have made a difference in all of our lives.
Starting today, and continuing throughout the month of May, for every gift card purchased we will send a gift card of equal value to an essential worker of your choice. At no additional cost.

Each week we will select a new category of essential workers to thank. And to kick things off, we have selected our healthcare heroes.
Today through May 1st, buy a gift card on our website and then tell us the name and address of the healthcare hero you want to thank with the second giftcard, and we will deliver it for you. The link to our website is below.

We know the light at the end of tunnel will arrive. And when it does, there will be axes to throw, lawn games to play, and friends to hug. We look forward to seeing you on the other side.


#showgratitudeinaction #togetherforward #loveandkindnessconquersall #supportessentialworkers #supportsmallbusiness #axethrowing #lawngames #theyardalbany #downtownalbany

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The past 45 days have been challenging for everyone. The isolation. The uncertainty. The constant worry. It has been difficult to stay positive with all that is going on.
But at The Yard we are staying positive by focusing our energy on making our space even more beautiful for our friends and guests to enjoy when this crisis passes.
Here is a sneak preview of our deck, which is nearly complete. We are excited for this outdoor space and can't wait to share the inviting and beautiful details we are adding to it. So stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the coming weeks.
We are also excited to annouce something we have been working on to thank all of our essential workers that have worked so hard to help carry all of us through these dark times. Be on the lookout for our announcement later today. @redburndevelopment
@downtownalbany @capalbanycorp @bullmooseclubalbany

#togetherforward #staysafestayhome #betterdaysareahead #supportsmallbusiness #axethrowing #lawngames #summervibes #theyardalbany #downtownalbany

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This warm weather makes us excited for summer and our deck, and for an end to NY PAUSE. Hang in there friends; we'll get there.

In the meantime, don't forget we have Happy Hour Takeout Wednesday through Sunday. Our menu and hours are on our website.
#onwardandupwardtogether #wecandoit #happyhourinyourhome #cansbottlesandwineohmy #broughttoyoubytheyard #downtownalbany

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Thanks @lark_st_poke_bar and @thepaperdragonalbany for fueling us up before we open for Happy Hour Takeout at The Yard.
Remember to support the restaurants and bars in your community by ordering takeout when you can.

We are open today from 3 p.m. until 6. And our takeout menu is on our website.
#supportsmallbusiness #takeout #everylittlebithelps #downtownalbany #wecandoit #theyardalbany

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Did you know The Yard is an "essential service" and that we are able to stay open for takeout service only?? It's true! We have a variety of cans and bottles, and also wine (!) for takeout. And we even offer mix and match packs! Our Takeout Menu is on our website. Order your favorites and get our complimentary homemade Chex mix and $5 off your future axe-throwing trip. (Do not worry. You WILL be throwing axes again, and there's no expiration date to this.) We are open for Happy Hour takeout Wednesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

#hunkerdownwithyourfavoritebrew #supportsmallbusiness #downtownalbany #wecandothis #onedayatatime #washyourhands #lovefromatleast6feet #theyardalbany

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Well this has been a helluva week for everyone.

We want to remind you to take comfort in friendship and family, even if it has to be from a distance. If there's any brightside to this crisis, it's that we have all kinds of technology to stay in touch and be connected.
We also want to remind you how important it is to support eachother and the small businesses in your community. So starting today, we're going to help you identify small businesses that could use your support. And we're giving you some incentive to do it.

First up is @thepaperdragonalbany. Have you met the owner Jeff yet? He's an outstanding guy with an outstanding menu. He's offering some awesome takeout and family meal options. Plus he is rollling out a Saturday breakfast menu beginning tomorrow. Put in an order with Jeff and you won't be disappointed.
After that, order from our Happy Hour takeout menu (available on our website tomorrow) and get $2 off your order with us. All you need to do is take a screenshot of your receipt from the Paper Dragon and send it to us.

Happy Hour takeout is available at The Yard Thursday to Saturday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
We look forward to the light at the end of this tunnel.

#staystrongalbany #wegotthis #loveyourneighbors #supportsmallbiz #allforoneandoneforall #downtownalbany #theyardalbany

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Staying indoors to help stem the spread of the virus? We are too.

Although we had been hoping to start our regular hours of operation this week, we know that the best thing to do for now is to hit the pause button. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary situation for all, especially since long term closures will devastate small businesses and the community economy.

If you have booked a reservation for this week, we will hold your booking and reschedule you to a future date once this situation ends. If you are on one of our leagues, you will still receive the play time that you paid for once we reopen.
If you would like to help support us during this difficult time, we invite you to buy a gift card for future use. Or you can buy one of our latest Yard t-shirts. You will be able to purchase both through our website soon. In the meantime, email us at to make any purchases.
If you're not able to make any purchases, then you can also help support us by inviting your friends to follow us on social media. Or you can simply tell them about The Yard and invite them to visit when we reopen.
Despite this temporary closing, we'll still be at The Yard periodically taking care of our 120 plants on the wall and around the space. (Yes! They're all real!) If you see us inside while walking by, give us a wave!

We will keep everyone updated on any changes with our hours via our website and social media.
Thanks for supporting The Yard.

#wellbeback #seeyousoon #downtownalbany #theyardalbany

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This group loved Kubb so much they came back to do it again.
#kubblife #vikingchess #kubbleagueintheworks #sundayfunday #axethrowing #lawngames #downtownalbany #playattheyard

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Grand opening weekend continues! Everyone who came out last night had fun and greatly appreciated our clean and cozy space. And of course, the free shots of hand sanitizer!

We're open today starting at 3. If you want to come in to play, don't delay! Evening slots for tonight are filling up.
You can book through our online shop, Feeling lucky? Then try your luck as a walk-in.

Not in the mood to play? Then pull up a chair at our cool full bar! The seats are so comfy you will not want to get up.
Finally, if you are sick, have the sniffles or are otherwise feeling under the weather, then stay home!

#axethrowing #lawngames #8waystoplay #axes #tomahawks #hatchets #theresanewgameintown #comeplaywithus #butfirsthandsanitizer #downtownalbany #theyardalbany

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It's here! And we're open. So come visit!
#overthemoon #wevearrived #andwebroughtsummerwithus #axethrowing #lawngames #greenspace #itsplaytime #washyourhandsfirst #downtownalbany #comoutandplay

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Now serving complimentary shots of "Germ-aXe" hand sanitizer with purchase of axe throwing or lawn games!
We're a little less than 2 hours away from our grand opening! We welcome you to come out and visit us. (But if you don't feel well or don't wash your hands, stay home please!) Our axes and games have been sanitized, and our bar is stocked with new brews! We're especially excited to showcase Double Valkyrie by @chathambrewing.

Reservations today and throughout the weekend can be made through our online shop found here:

If you're planning to come play, save time on check-in by reviewing and signing our waiver in advance, also found on our website:
We look forward to seeing you at The Yard!

#butfirstwashyourhands #followedbyoursanitizer #axes #tomahawks #hatchets #ohmy #lawngames #greenspace #livingwall #fullbar #swingstoo #thisplaceiscozy #downtownalbany #throwwithus #theyardalbany

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Our grand opening is less than 48 hours away! And we are super excited to be featuring the latest from @chathambrewing - Double Valkyrie! The awesome label matches its awesome flavor.
Get ready to throw some axes with a glass of Double Valkyrie! Grand opening celebration starts at 4 p.m. on March 13th! Come hang out with (or play) with us!
#axethrowing #axes #hatchets #tomahawks #lawngames #cornhole #ladderball #washers #kubb #mölkky #lawndarts #pétanque #weevenhavetwister #greenspace #wehaveafullbar #thisplaceiscozy #somethingforeveryone #summerishere #downtownalbany #playatthebestplaceintown #theyardalbany

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Rise and shine! We're hanging out and huckin' hatchets with Benjamin Ryan from News10 (and Fox 23). A great way to start a Monday!

Don't forget, our grand opening is this Friday, March 13th! Ribbon cutting at 11:15 a.m., with The Yard open at 4 p.m. Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us! @redburndevelopment

#huckinhatchets #nocaseoftheMondayshere #wereontv #summercomesearlyattheyard #downtownalbany #wevearrived #comeplay

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It's Sunday Funday at The Yard! Axe throwing and 2 lawn games going at once. Men v. Women. Needless to say, there's a lot of trash talk going on in here!
#washers #cornhole #swings #axethrowing #postbrunchfun #downtownalbany #theyardalbany #theonlyplacetoplay

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There was some serious strategizing going on here last night with this game of Kubb.
The fun continues tonight at The Yard! We're open, so come on down and visit us!
#vikingchess #akakubb #lawngames #axethrowing #axesaplenty #saturdaynightshenanigans #downtownalbany #comeplaywithus #theyardalbany

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We're open tonight, and we're loving our new window decal by @vitalsignandgraphics. Thank you for making our swing spot even better!

#swingswing #greenspace #lawngames #axes #axethrowing #tomahawks #hatchets #comeplaywithus #downtownalbany #theyardalbany

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