Best In Show (March 06-08, 2015)


After this "Ruff" winter season, Bear Albany is teaming up with EGO Parties to thaw off our paws, shake off the cold of winter, and party hard at our BEST IN SHOW event (March 06-08). This special freak show of an evening will feature big furry beefcakes, performances by the EGO Parties, and dancing till everyone is barking like a dog (or bear in our case). Attendees are welcome to participate, but by no means required to do anything other than gawk at the crazy visual and audio circus. It's a perrrfect opportunity for all you Furries who like walk on the wild side...

For those of you unfamiliar with EGO Parties, they're hosted by Isis Vermouth and feature some of the most unique shows in the Albany and Hudson Valley regions. Acts range from classic camp, to performance art, hard core trash, and everything in-between. Whatever form they take, the demented divas of EGO are sure to leave a fabulous permanent scar. See who's going...

Hotel Information

Most of you should be familiar with the Marriott Townplace Suites (22 Holland Ave. Albany, NY). As always, be sure to ask for the "BEAR ALBANY DISCOUNT" when calling to get our special rates (518-860-1500). There's no event registration fees and be sure to take advantage of the hotel's FREE SHUTTLE so you don't have to drive to the bars! Then, once you're out at the bars, ask one of the Bear Albany gentlemen about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

Friday: Meat & Greet (9pm)

BEST IN SHOW weekend kicks off on Friday March 6 @ WaterWorks Pub (76 Central Ave) for the BEARAOKE MEAT & GREET. Come have a few drinks and then sing your favorite song for the gang. Plus it's a great time to meet new friends and "greet" buddies that you haven't seen in a while. WaterWorks Pub always has a great atmosphere, awesome drink specials, free pizza & wings, and NO COVER for all of our BEAR ALBANY buds. See who's going...

Saturday (afternoon)

As always, our host hotel Marriott Towneplace Suites has its pool and hot tub open all day, so whether your coming back in from the cold or just want to stay in all day, you're likely to find your fellow bear brothers kicking back and relaxing at the pool. Don't forget your bathing suit!

Saturday: Best in Show Party! (9pm)

Join us for the big event! Come out Saturday March 7th at 9pm to the BEST IN SHOW main event at ROCKS (77 Central Ave). Head into the bar for awesome drink specials, great dance music, and a late night bite to eat around midnight. There's $10 donation at the door, which benefits the C4 AIDS Ward in Albany Medical Center. Showtimes are at 11pm, 12am, 1am. And remember, what happens in Albany, stays in Albany... And while you're exploring every DARK CORNER of the bar, remember that what happens in Albany, stays in Albany. See who's going...

Sunday: Brunch (12pm)

Head over with the Bear Albany gang to McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square) to have a delicious lunch. The staff is extremely bear-friendly, they have a pretty great lunch menu, and they'll even give you 20% off your lunch check by saying you're with Bear Albany. It should also be mentioned that it's the perfect place for those in dire need of a little "hair of the dog" on Sunday morning.

Klondike Bear (Jan. 16-18, 2015)


BEAR ALBANY is back for a new year and we want you to join us for another weekend of fun, fur, friends, drinks, and dancing. Shake off the snow and maybe even warm yourself up with a friend under the covers (to prevent hypothermia, of course!). No theme this time--just a mid-winter party for all to enjoy. We want to know what YOU'D do for a Klondike Bear (and let's be honest, what WOULDN'T you do for a Klondike Bear). See who's going...

Hotel Information

Most of you should be familiar with the Marriott Townplace Suites (22 Holland Ave. Albany, NY). As always, be sure to ask for the "BEAR ALBANY DISCOUNT" when calling to get our special rates (518-860-1500). There's no event registration fees and be sure to take advantage of the hotel's FREE SHUTTLE so you don't have to drive to the bars! Then, once you're out at the bars, ask one of the Bear Albany gentlemen about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

Friday: Meat & Greet (9pm)

Klondike bear weekend kicks off on Friday January 16th @ WaterWorks Pub (76 Central Ave) for the BEARAOKE MEAT & GREET. Come have a couple drinks and then sing your favorite song for the gang. It's a great time to meet new friends and "greet" buddies that you haven't seen in a while. WaterWorks Pub always has a great atmosphere, awesome drink specials, free pizza & wings, and NO COVER for all of our BEAR ALBANY buds. See who's going...

Saturday: All day

Check out local businesses on Delaware Avenue in Albany such as Bake For You (540 Delaware Ave) for sweet treats or the Fort Orange General Store (296 Delaware Ave).

Basic Knots for Bondage Beginners (3-5pm)

For those interested in continuing education: Please check out a free Ropes course at ROCKS, 3pm-5pm, as Harness Albany's own Jay Rood demonstrates basic knots for the bondage beginners!

Pool Party (1-5pm)


As always, our host hotel Marriott Towneplace Suites has its pool and hot tub open all day, so whether your coming back in from the cold or just want to stay in all day, you're likely to find your fellow bear brothers kicking back and relaxing at the pool. Don't forget your bathing suit!

Klondike Bear Party! (9pm)

Join us for the big event! Come out Saturday January 17th at 9pm to the Klondike main event at ROCKS (77 Central Ave). Head into the bar for awesome drink specials, great dance music, and a late night bite to eat around midnight. There's $7 donation at the door, which benefits the C4 AIDS Ward in Albany Medical Center. See who's going...

Sunday: Brunch (12pm)

Head over with the Bear Albany gang to McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square) to have a delicious lunch. The staff is extremely bear-friendly, they have a pretty great lunch menu, and they'll even give you 20% off your lunch check by saying you're with Bear Albany. It should also be mentioned that it's the perfect place for those in dire need of a little "hair of the dog" on Sunday morning.

Pot Luck Dinner (5pm)

For those of you sticking around on Sunday, ROCKS will be hosting a Pot Luck Dinner in conjunction with Bear Weekend and Martin Luther King's Birthday, Jan 18 at 5:00. There will be $4 Long Island Ice Teas! You'll be able to enjoy Peter's delicious Chili and David's infamous Southern Chicken. Feel free to bring a dish of your own, or if you don't like to cook, just come enjoy the fun. See who's going...