WINTER BEAR WEEKEND (Jan 22–24, 2016)

Come out of hibernation and join BEAR ALBANY as we launch into 2016! The Holidays will be behind us and WINTER BEAR WEEKEND is just what you need to make the cold season a little more bearable…


The weekend kicks off with a meat-n-greet party like we’ve never had before! We are moving our Friday night event to BEAR ALBANY Headquarters at ROCKS, 77 Central Av. There will of course be BEARAOKE, and our friends at ROCKS have arranged a special show that’ll be sure to bring you to your feet.  BEARLESQUE is a cabaret group that puts the burl in burly. This musical troop combines men, fur and Fosse at its best! Shows at 11pm and 1am in between BEARAOKE rounds.

Drink specials, bear snacks and complimentary BEARLESQUE show. NO COVER charge for any of the Friday events.   See who's going...


Get out and explore NY’s Capital City! Lots to do – there is the New York State Museum, Ice Skating on the Empire State Plaza and loads more!

Grab lunch at one of the area’s eateries of your choice.  BEAR ALBANY recommends:
After lunch, join us for a new BA favorite! Meet at Nine Pin Ciderworks Tasting Room at 3pm, 929 Broadway, Albany, NY to sample some delicious ciders.  Various ciders and munchies for purchase - $1 off all ciders for the BEAR ALBANY happy hour group – cheers!

There are also malls and movie theaters near-by so feel free to form your own group and host an outing. Too cold to venture out and explore? Enjoy the heated pool and spa at the host hotel, then rest up for the main event at ROCKS, 77 Central Av, Albany, NY.  Doors open at 9 so get ready to party!


BEAR Dance Party at ROCKS.  Shake your BEAR booty and dance like no one’s watching!  Doors open at 9 - Dance, drink, connect!! Great drink specials, music, door prizes and give-aways.  21+ to enter $5 door.  See who's going...


We will converge on Dolan's Sports Bar at 75 Central Avenue (next to ROCKS) for brunch, lunch or whatever you want to munch.  Plan on 11 am, which is also check out time for our hotel guests.


You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500. Please book your room 10-days 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 “BearAlbany group” to get the discounted rate and book early as the discounted rooms 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.

10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY (Nov 13-15, 2015)

Come celebrate BEAR ALBANY's 10th Anniversary with a weekend of partying, fun, brotherhood, and joy, as we raise money to provide people living with HIV/AIDS some holiday joy!


Head up to Water Works (76 Central Ave) for BEARAOKE MEAT & GREET at 10pm! Free with Pizza, Wings, great drinks, and all your favorite songs! Afterwards, head to ROCKS for Lance's Hairy Bear-thday Party! See who's going...

Always lots to do on a beautiful Fall day in the Capital Region -- leaves, wineries, museums.

We will be meeting at 1pm at the Niine Pin Ciderworks tasting room, 929 Broadway, Albany, NY, to taste some delicious ciders. Cider and nibbles for purchase. Afterwards, we will head down the block to Tanpopo, Albany's Ramen Shop at 893 Broadway to slurp some noodles!

Ramen not your bowl of soup? Wolff's Biergarten and Druther's Brewing are also in the neighborhood!


Main Event at ROCKS (77 Central Ave) beginning at 9:00 pm. Come celebrate 10 years of BEAR ALBANY doing it right! Dance, drink, connect!! Great drink specials, dance music, and more man fur than you can shake your stick at! See who's going...


Early Breakfast? Dolan's @ 75 Central Avenue, opens at 8am and serves a great breakfast and brunch. Late Breakfast? Meet for Brunch at McGeary's at 12:00 noon. It's always a fun little weekend crowd with really great food.


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.