TOGA BEAR WEEKEND (Sept 22th - 24th, 2017)




Bear Albany is bringing back TOGA!...TOGA!...TOGA!  This popular weekend is a great excuse to wear even less to the bar, so break out those extra bed sheets and show Albany how HOT you look in a toga!  Join us September 22-24th in Albany’s Capital City. 

FRIDAY NIGHT - Meat & Greet / Bearaoke (ROCKS 77 Central Av)  9pm

Things unfold on the club side with our very own God and Goddess of the Bears, Carmie & Jim! Sing on your own or as a group as your Bearaoke hosts, along with Jeremy behind the bar keep things going.  On the pub side you can be your own DJ and battle with other Touch Tunes juke box players while the Underwear Boys & Men entertain.  (Feel free to strip down to your own skivvies).  Lance will be keeping your thirst quenched from behind the bar.  The first night of the weekend is a great time to “meat” new friends and “greet” new ones - don’t be shy!  21+ to enter NO COVER CHARGE!  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY  On your own to do what you want!

Grab lunch, go shopping for materials to create your Toga or…..

Check out the Haunted History Walking Tour in downtown Albany. Lace up your best walking shoes!  Brave Guests will be guided along Albany’s downtown streets to unearth the capital city’s storied past. 

You can also check out the 28th Annual Hudson Mohawk Antique Truck Show at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY.  Each year, nearly 300 antique trucks are registered at the antique truck show.

Feeling lucky?  Take a quick trip to the River's Edge Casino!


SATURDAY NIGHT – Toga!...Toga!...Toga Dance!!! (ROCKS, 77 Central Av) 9pm

The main event Toga Party on Saturday night will have clothes check, so you can don your royal wrap and enjoy the night with ease. Be creative with your draping and accessories, you never know who you may wish to impress! Be social and mingle with your court – Touch Tunes Juke Box on the pub side with Louie bartending and the outdoor patio deck to cool off. Special guest DJ, dancing, drink specials, late night food and plenty more!!  What happens in Albany, stays in Albany…  21+ to enter - $5 donation at the door to benefit the HIV ward at Albany Medical Center.  See who's going...


SUNDAY – Sunday Tea of Course!  (ROCKS, 77 Central Av) – 4pm - 8pm

ROCKS’ famous Tea Dance 4p-8p with a Back-Deck BBQ and Mason Jar $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!! Whoever said size doesn’t matter hasn’t had a Tea at ROCKS, so why not stay til Monday?  BEAR ALBANY rate is always honored at the host hotel. 

HOST HOTEL

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500. Please be sure to book your room in advance to receive the following special BEAR ALBANY rates:


$95 per night for studios
$99 per night for one-bedroom suite
$189 per night for two-bedroom suites

Be sure to mention you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate and book early as the discounted room block almost always sell out. Once you're out at the bar event, ask one of the BEAR ALBANY folks about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

TRANSPORTATION

Ride sharing will be in effect by this event weekend so order up an Uber or Lyft or do it like we used to with one of the local taxi services listed below: 



All Star Transportation518.433.8888
Duffy’s Taxi518.433.8500

The hotel is also on the local bus line.

SWEATY BEAR WEEKEND (JULY 28th - 30th, 2017)





July is HOT & BEAR ALBANY is making things even hotter with Sweaty Bear Weekend July 28th – 30th! Things heat up with a meet and greet on Friday night, optional things to do Saturday daytime, then the main event, Sweaty Bear Dance Party on Saturday night.  Things start to simmer down with Brunch on Sunday morning, then one last burst of heat with an afternoon Tea Dance, including a FREE Back Deck BBQ featuring $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!  Here are the important details: 

FRIDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEARAOKE

Fridays at ROCKS are famous for singing along with Carmie & Jim and this weekend is no exception. Bearaoke is in the Club but if singing isn't your thing then hang out with Lance on the Pub side and TouchTunes DJ!!  Either way, keep an eye out for a special guest who's sure to make you perspire!

Drink specials and NO COVER!  Doors open at 9p for Bearaoke, 21+ to enter.  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY  Out & About on your own!

Enjoy the pool and hot tub at the host hotel, the sites of downtown and the many fine eateries Albany has to offer.  Feeling lucky?  You can always take a short trip to the new River's Edge Casino!

Harness Albany's Jay Rood moderates a fun and informative rope bondage workshop Saturday 3pm to 5pm during Sweaty Bear Weekend at Rocks! It'll be an interactive workshop covering safety, knots, intention and technique. Some rope will be provided but you can bring your own. Don't miss it!

Whatever you decide to do during the day, don’t get too burned out, 'cause the Saturday night party is gonna be HOT!

SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – Sweaty Bear

Bear Weekend’s main event!  Awesome music from our Guest DJ will get you on the dance floor and turn you into a Sweaty Bear! Take a break and chill out on the Pub side then come back for more.  No dress code so wear whatever makes you sweaty - Leather, rubber, uniform, sports gear, whatever makes you HOT! Feel free to strip on down to your jockstrap too!

Guest DJ, drink specials, give-a-ways and more. Doors open at 9p, 21+ to enter - $5 cover  See who's going...

SUNDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEAR BRUNCH & SUNDAY TEA

Change of plans friends – Brunch is on your own this weekend! Due to unforeseen circumstances, ROCKS is unable to host Brunch this weekend. We recommend Café 217 (close to host hotel) or Iron Gate Café.  

Sunday Tea is still on!  A little bit later, ROCKS’ famous Tea Dance 4p-8p with a Back Deck BBQ and Mason Jar $4 Long Island Iced Teas & $10 buckets of Bud or Bud Light all-day/all-night!! 

HOST HOTEL

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500. Please be sure to book your room in advance to receive the following special BEAR ALBANY rates:


$95 per night for studios
$99 per night for one-bedroom suite
$189 per night for two-bedroom suites

Be sure to mention you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate and book early as the discounted room block almost always sell out. Once you're out at the bar event, ask one of the BEAR ALBANY folks about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

TRANSPORTATION

Ride sharing will be in effect by this event weekend so order up an Uber or Lyft or do it like we used to with one of the local taxi services listed below: 



All Star Transportation518.433.8888
Duffy’s Taxi518.433.8500

The hotel is also on the local bus line.