INTO THE WOODS WEEKEND!! (Apr 22-24, 2016)



Afraid of what you may find lurking in the woods? Well don’t be cuz there’s a big ole party in there!  Join BEAR ALBANY as we take to the woods, inside of ROCKS, 77 Central Avenue in Albany for a weekend of fun, fur and naughtiness.

FRIDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av

As a reminder, we have moved all of our Friday Night events to BEAR ALBANY Headquarters at ROCKS, 77 Central Av.

Carmie Hope will be hosting Bearaoke as Goldilocks, along with one of her three bears “JstaBear” in the DJ booth. We’ll also be playing a couple of rounds of almost-naked Twister.  All participants  MUST strip down to their boxers, briefs or jocks to play! Meat and greet in the pub or sing your ass off in the club!

Drinks specials, bear snacks –and NO COVER charge for any of the Friday events.  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY

Ever wanted to tie up a bear in the woods and have your way with him?  Ever wanted to be the one tied up? If you want to learn how, our local Rope Master Jay Rood will be on hand to give you all the tips and instructions you need to wrangle a hot bear!  Demonstration starts at 1pm in the pub at ROCKS, 77 Central Av. Ask questions, get tied up or just observe - This is a free event with Happy Hour drink prices at the bar.  Attend the rope class and get a 10% discount coupon for Dolan’s Sports bar to be used during the weekend.

There is always something to do in NY’s Capital region.  If it’s too cold to venture out, enjoy the heated pool and hot tub at the host hotel or choose from one of the other fabulous event options that we will post as the event draws near.

In addition, there is the New York State Museum, the Empire State Plaza, river front and loads more!

Grab lunch at one of the area’s eateries of your choice. BEAR ALBANY recommends:
SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av

It’s a flannel party! Throw on your favorite flannel and meet us at ROCKS for the biggest woods dance party Albany has seen. Special guest DJ to keep you moving!

Great drink specials, music, give-aways, door prizes and maybe some more surprises.  21+ to enter $5 door.  See who's going...

SUNDAY

The weekend wraps up at Dolan’s Sports Bar at 75 Central Avenue (next to ROCKS) for brunch, lunch or whatever you want to munch. The corn beef hash is the best in town! See you at 11am!

The fun isn't over yet - close out the weekend with BEAR MEATZ Tea Dance at ROCKS.  $4 HUGE Long Island Ice Teas, $2 Domestic Bottles & $3 Fire Ball Shots!  NO COVER 5p-8p.

HOTELS WILL BOOK FAST!! 

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 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

The host hotel no longer offers a shuttle, so BEAR ALBANY recommends cabbing or driving responsibly to and from the event venue. Someday we will have UBER! But for now….

Buzzy’s Taxi 518.433.8888
Capitaland Taxi 518.453.8888
Duffy’s Taxi 518.433.8500
Yellow Cab 518.433.0100

The hotel is also on the local bus line. 

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…

FRIDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av

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...

SATURDAY DAY

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!

SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av

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...

SUNDAY

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.

HOTELS ARE BOOKING FAST!! 

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.