Country Bear Weekend (Mar. 27th-29th) - CANCELLED




UPDATE: 

Hey Friends..After the first set of New York State and local mandates over COVID-19 , we made the sad but responsible decision to cancel Country Bear Weekend.  This marks the first time since Bear Albany's inception in November, 2005 that we have cancelled an event.
  
BEAR ALBANY will keep you posted as to what's coming up. Stay safe, be healthy and we will see you all soon as possible for an awesome reunion!



Yee-hawww! Country Bear weekend is a-comin!  Meet & greet with Red-Neck Bearaoke, pool party at the host hotel, Dance Party with DJ Solidbear, Tea Dance & a Men’s spa day. 


FRIDAY NIGHT  ROCKS, 77 Central Av - Meet & Greet with Bearoke

Red-Neck Bearaoke Meet & Greet in the Club at ROCKS, 77 Central Av. ROCKS Models in the Pub with DJ Amyl.  Doors open at 9p, 21+ to enter NO COVER - Suggested Code = Cowboy, Redneck, Farmer, Ranch Hand!  See who's going... 


SATURDAY DAY  Pool Party at Host Hotel

Bear Soup Pool Party at Host Hotel, 22 Holland Ave, Albany NY 1-4p – Let’s get soakin wet!

*kindly note, the pool is open to other hotel guests, we’re just taking over!


SATURDAY NIGHT  ROCKS, 77 Central Av 

Giddie-up on the dance floor at ROCKS. Guest DJ Solidbear will be spinning some popular county dance re-mixes along with current pop hits.  

Dress to impress – boots & hats, overalls, anything cowboy, Redneck, farmer, rancher! Don’t forget your hanky code.
  
Doors open at 9p, 21+ to enter - $5 donation   See who's going... 


SUNDAY FUN-Day – Loaded with events and options 

Brunch on your own!  We’d love for you to stick around longer but if you’re looking for some nourishment before travel, we suggest the following hot spots in Albany that are close to the hotel: 

Café 217 – 12 ½ Delaware Ave, Albany
Iron Gate Café – 182 Washington Ave, Albany

Bear Steam at River Street Men’s Club, 540 River Street, Troy 11a – 5p

BEAR ALBANY heats things up at RSC. Enjoy private lockers, sauna, steam room, hot tub, dark room, “changing rooms”, and group shower. Proceeds from your day pass membership cost goes to BEAR ALBANY’s favorite LGBT charities. Don’t miss this steamy event! www.riverstreetclub.com for rates.

Classic Rewind Tea Dance at ROCKS, 77 Central Ave, Albany.  ROCKS famous Tea Dance with classic hits you’ll love at 5p.  $4 Long Island Iced Teas!!  Bar opens at 2 with drink specials all day/all night with buffet at 6p.  NO COVER


HOST HOTEL – Marriott Towneplace Suites

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500 and make sure to mention that you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate.   To book online, click here for the discounted rate by March 10th. 


TRANSPORTATION

BEAR Albany recommends Uber, Lyft or one of the local cab companies for a safe ride to and from the event venue.

Cabin Fever Weekend (Jan. 17th-20th)




Got a touch of Cabin Fever?  We’ve got just the cure for you! Join us for a weekend packed full of events including Meet & Greet, Bearaoke, Drag Bingo, Dance Party, Brunch, Trivia, Tea Dance and more! This weekend has more events than ever before!  


FRIDAY NIGHT  ROCKS, 77 Central Av - Meet & Greet with Bearoke

Fireside Bearaoke in the Club with your hosts Carmie Hope & JstaBear.  Pay to move ahead of the line, change someone’s song or request your favorite singer to do a song of your choice. All proceeds go to our favorite charity. ROCKS Models in the club with DJ Anthony.  Doors open at 9p, 21+, no cover or code.  See who's going...


SATURDAY DAY  Drag Bingo at Host Hotel

This is a first-time event for us! Join Frieda Muncheon and friends for a few rounds of bingo in the 1st floor conference room at the hotel.  Munchies provided. Purchase cards and win prizes! 2p-4p.


SATURDAY NIGHT  ROCKS, 77 Central Av - Cabin Fever Dance Party

Guest DJ Solidbear will keep you moving on the dance floor.  Drink specials, Go-Go dancers and late-night pizza party.  Geek & Gamer Bear Lounge in the club with all sorts of fun stuff to do.  Dress code is ‘Flannel’ – shirts, PJs, union suites or whatever else you desire! Doors at 9p, $5, 21+   See who's going...


SUNDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av 

11a - 2p - Bear Brunch Buffet $$
Tasty Breakfast foods to fill your belly

2p - 4p - Trivia with Frieda - no cover
Form a team or be brilliant on your own. Prizes for each round.

5p - 8p - Classic Rewind Tea Dance - no cover
DJ Barna in the Club with classic hits hosted by Grand Dutchess Ivanna Douche

$4 mason jar teas all day, all night
6p - Free Dinner Buffet

HOST HOTEL – Marriott Towneplace Suites

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500 and make sure to mention that you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate.   To book online, click here for the discounted rate by Jan 10th.  Be sure to book through Monday!. 

  • $95 per night for studios
  • $99 per night for one-bedroom suite
  • $189 per night for two-bedroom suites
* Future 2020 events will have a hotel rate increase


TRANSPORTATION

The host hotel has limited shuttle availability; BEAR Albany recommends Uber, Lyft or one of the local cab companies for a safe ride to and from the event venue.