We Love the 90's (May 29-31, 2015)

We had to change the date of our event to May 29-31, 2015 due to a scheduling conflict with the host hotel. It's not an ideal situation, but it's a change that had to be made due to graduations and other local festivities happening at the same time. You can update any existing reservations by calling the Marriott Townplace Suites at (518) 860-1500. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all soon!

Before there was a Bear Community, the early 90's was ruled by overly muscular men in acid wash jeans and white Calvin Klein T-shirt. Together they shaved their bodies, frosted their tips, and danced the night away to 'N Syn, Deee Lite, and the Spice Girls. Little did they know that one day Lance Bass would come out of the closet and Joey Fatone would become a very beefy bear sex symbol. But let's not forget about the Grunge Rock movement and rise of the mighty flannel shirt. For a while it seemed to rule every corner of the earth. Then there was Beverly Hills 90210, Doc Martens, Beanie Babies, and Yoshi was becoming a household name!

There's a lot of great memories to celebrate, and that's exactly what we plan to do. So come join us kick off the summer with our first ever BEAR ALBANY LOVES THE 90's party May 29-31, 2015.
  • Friday (10pm) - BEAR-E-OKE at WaterWorks 
  • Saturday (day) - Greek festival at St. Sophia's Greek Church 
  • Saturday (9pm) - main event at Rocks! Wear your 90's best!! 
  • Sunday (12pm) - Brunch at McGeary's Irish Pub​ 
  • Sunday (2pm) - Pride Kick-Off Picnic at the Corning Preserve on the Hudson River
  • Sunday (5pm) - Pride Kick-Off Karaoke Challenge & All Day Happy Hour
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 (10pm)

Love the 90's weekend kicks off on Friday May 29 @ 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)

Kickin' it Greek Style at Saint Sophia's Greek Church on Whitehall Rd in Albany! A Big Fat GREEK Lunch! 12:30pm -- more info to follow

As always, our host hotel Marriott Towneplace Suites has its pool and hot tub open 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: BEAR ALBANY Loves the 90's! (9pm)

Join us for the big event! Come out Saturday May 30th at 9pm to the 90's 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. 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.

Sunday: Pride Kick-Off Picnic (2-5pm)

The Capital PRIDE Kick-Off BBQ has been an annual tradition for decades, this year that tradition takes on new meaning with a larger event to celebrate the start of PRIDE Month and the many celebrations of the community. This year come for a very special Pride Kick-off picnic in a special venue, Albany's Corning Preserve, and celebrate the official start of all things PRIDE. Enjoy a great spread catered by Bomber's Burrito Bar, catch up with old friends, meet new friends, as always, there will be terrific giveaways. A Family Friendly & Teen Friendly Event. See who's going...

  • The Corning Preserve on the Hudson River
  • Map location: https://goo.gl/9Pn8zP
  • $5 Suggested Donation

  • Sunday: Kick-Off Karaoke Challenge (5:30pm)

    Mike Bear will be Heading off this year's Kick-Off Karaoke Challenge! Donate Cash to change song, knock singers, and raise money for Capital Pride. Happy Hour ALL DAY! See who's going...
    • Kick-off Karaoke Challenge
    • Happy Hour All Day!
    • OH BAR (304 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210)