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April 2, 2016

Capital PRIDE Volunteer Positions

Category: Pride — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:44 pm
Capital PRIDE 2016 Festival Volunteer Needs 
Washington Park | Saturday | 6/11/2016 
# of people Volunteer Position  Time Slot
8 Stage Set-Up 6 – 8 am   Sign Up Online
5 Banner Installation 7 -10 am   Sign Up Online
18 Set-Up/Field Set Up 8 – 10:30 am   Sign Up Online
2 Food Vendor Check-In 8 – 10 am   Sign Up Online
2 Traffic/Parking Control 8 – 11 am   Sign Up Online
5 Vendor Check-In Support/Guide/Signage 8:30 – 10 am   Sign Up Online
6 Family Fun Zone Set-Up 9 – 11 am   Sign Up Online
2 Information Tent Set-Up 9:30 – 11 am   Sign Up Online
2 Pride Center Tent Set-Up 9:30 – 11 am   Sign Up Online
4 ID/Beer Tent  11 – 1 pm   Sign Up Online
4 Beer Tent Exits/Re-entry  11 – 1 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Information Booth Staffer 11:30 – 1 pm   Sign Up Online
4 ID/Beer Tent 1 – 3 pm   Sign Up Online
3 Beer Tent Exits/Re-entry 1 – 3 pm   Sign Up Online
4 ID/Beer Tent 3 – 5:30 pm   Sign Up Online
4 Beer Tent Exits 3 – 5:30 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Information Booth Staffer 3:30 – 5 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Litter/Trash Clean-Up 4 – 6:30 pm   Sign Up Online
3 Banner Collection 5 – 7 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Information Booth Break-Down 5 – 6:30 pm   Sign Up Online
12 Break-Down/Clean-Up 5 – 7 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Food Vendor Check-out 5 – 7 pm   Sign Up Online
8 Stage Strike (Break Down) 5 – 7 pm   Sign Up Online
Capital PRIDE 2016 Parade Volunteer Needs 
Washington Park | Saturday | 6/11/2016 
# of people Volunteer Position  Time Slot 
2 Check-In Marshalls 9:30 – 12 pm   Sign Up Online
5 Parade Marshals 9:45 – 1 pm   Sign Up Online
2 Review Stand 9:45 – 1pm   Sign Up Online
1 Floater 9:45 – 1 pm   Sign Up Online

June 10, 2014

PRIDE Week Events for Tuesday!

Category: Pride,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:09 pm

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

We’ve got another great night of events to celebrate PRIDE!

A special night of arts, films and community is planned for tonight, we hope to see you out!

#PRIDEweek #CapitalPRIDE

 


 

Sail Along the Hudson Event

 

Cruise Along the Hudson with Vintage Pride!

6-9pm (Boarding Time @ 5:30pm) |Dutch Apple Cruises

 141 Broadway | Albany |$30 per person

(pre-sale tickets at www.capitalpridecenter.org)

We may be Vintage but we still cruise! Sit back and enjoy a ride on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights and celebrate Pride in style!  The vessel will offer sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed air conditioned decks.  We will sail rain or shine. A fabulous dinner will be provided as well as a cash bar. This event is for Vintage Priders (aged 55+), as well as friends and supporters of Vintage Pride. Unfortunately, the vessel is not handicap accessible. With safety in mind, we suggest low heeled or soft soled shoes. Limited scholarships are available, contact Rosy at rgalvan@capitalpridecenter.org. A Pride Center event!

 


Business Alliance Event June 2014

Pride Center Business Alliance Professional’s Networking Event

6-8 pm | Franklin Terrace Ballroom | 126 Campbell Ave.

 Troy | $10 suggested donation

Our very popular LGBTQ Networking Event comes to Troy’s gorgeous Franklin Terrace Ballroom. Come meet up with friends, distribute those business cards and make important contacts in the lush ambiance of Franklin Terrace. Enjoy a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. Sponsored by Tri City Rentals. A Pride Center event!


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“Mamma Mia” Sing-a-long

6pm | Bowtie Cinemas | 19 Railroad Place | Saratoga Springs  $5 minimum donation per person to benefit Pride Center Youth.  Children under 13 accompanied with parental supervision are free

Enjoy a fun evening and sing along, hum, or dance the movie away.  Cocktails and food available for purchase from 6-7pm in the lobby during a social hour.  Movie begins at 7pm.  Feel free to wear your favorite Mamma Mia outfit.

 


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Trans-Queering Your Sex

 6-7:30pm | Pride Center of the Capital Region

332 Hudson Ave. | Albany | $5

Interested in a Trans* person, gender queer person or gender non-conforming person? Wanna have fun and be respectful? Wanna experience “non-traditional” sex and desire that is not based on stereotypes? Well this is the workshop for you. Open to all sexual orientations and genders. Presented by Victor Tobar. Victor Tobar is a Queer, gender non-conforming, Latin@ kink and sex educator based in New York City. He has been teaching BDSM and sex related workshops locally and nationally for over a decade. A Pride Center event!

 


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Playing with Roles: How to Spice Up Your Sex Life

8-10pm | Fuze Box | 12 Central Ave | Albany

$6-$10 (sliding scale)

Be anything or anyone you want. Let go of your inhibitions and imagine. Join Victor Tobar in having an open discussion about role play as a part of human sexuality. Let’s discuss common misconceptions, pitfalls and explore our fantasies. This workshop is interactive and will delve into what it takes to prepare and visualize our roles. Talk about common misconceptions, pitfalls and learn some techniques that will assist you in getting there. Let’s develop sexy scenarios for some hot play! Victor Tobar is a Queer, gender non-conforming, Latin@ kink and sex educator based in New York City. He has been teaching BDSM and sex related workshops locally and nationally for over a decade. A Pride Center event!


 

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 11th)

Don’t miss these great #PRIDEweek events!

Wine & Cheese Tasting

5-8pm | LAX on Lark | 205 Lark St. | Albany

$10 Suggested donation to benefit the Pride Center

Charting Our History: Capital District LGBTQ History

7-9pm | (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)First Presbyterian Church

362 State St. | Albany | FREE!

LBGTQA Trivia Night

 9pm | Oh Bar | 304 Lark St. | Albany

$5 entry per person, $20 entry for teams of 4 or more –

Proceeds donated to the Pride Center


See the complete schedule of PRIDE Week events in this year’s PRIDE Guide!

May 31, 2014

The PRIDE Show artist Poppy

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 8:26 pm

David Rustin is the artist known as Poppy.

He is a life long resident of the capital district. David’s style of art is a combination of paper and acrylic, joint compound and acrylic or found objects.

He uses color to make a bold statement in some pieces and others to show movement.
In addition to the Romaine Brooks, Poppy has  show was in Boiceville, NY at the Boiceville Flower shop and Gallery, as well as in Troy and Schenectady,NY at local venues.

He feels that the most important part of his art is that it makes you feel something. If you like it, love it, hate it. It does its job as long as you walk away with an emotion.

Poppy was featured in It’s Men magazine’s February 27, 2014 edition.


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Stephanie Slominski

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 6:13 pm

“It takes some getting used to”

 …it’s not a name or title, rather what is required of those exposed to my work…and to me.

I enjoy the bizarre. I put slices of scenes that are completely unrelated together in a way that makes sense to me. I want to inspire hallucinations. I want people to stare at my images and think, “this isn’t right. This isn’t right at all.”

Stephanie Slominski

 

Stephanie was born in Hudson, New York in October of 1970, and moved to Albany in 2002. As a longtime specialty cake decorator, there was always an artistic inclination.

 

While studying for her BS in Accounting at SUNY Albany, she realized finding a way to detox from the unyielding world of business was critical.  Deciding to expand upon her predilection, she focused her electives in Fine Arts and quickly discovered a passion for photography and digital imaging.

 

Inspired by nature, NYC street art, album covers and blotter art, to name a few…


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Mary Pierce LaFleur

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:46 pm

Mary Pierce LaFleur

     I began making pottery 35 years ago at the BostonCenter for Adult Education.  I studied for 3 years with Dorothy Mayzel.    In 1975, I moved back to Troy, NY when I married my husband, Bob.  One of our first purchases was a potter’s wheel, followed the next year by an electric kiln and I was in business.  Pinewoods Potters was established in 1977 on Pinewoods Avenue in Troy.

     I enjoy making functional pottery with a quirky twist.  My education background is in music education.  The forms and patterns that I like to use remind me of the movement and ornamentation in music.  Another influence has been my gardens which bloom with vibrant color and unique textures.

Going to my studio every day is an adventure.  I love creating new, one-of-a-kind pieces.  My new work is influenced by the classes I’ve taken in the last few years.  I studied hand building at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina taught by Lana Wilson, using the extruder in hand building taught by Hayne Bayless at Arrowmont, two raku workshops at Sugar Maples taught by Randy  Brodnax, and a saggar class at Snow Farm taught by Bob Green.  In October I traveled back to Arrowmont to take a hand building class with Sandy Blain.

Recently I have become very interested in saggar and raku firings.  The results are so unique, but also very random.  I find it exciting.  I have just begun mixing my pit fired pieces with wood and wire.  I love the mixed media textures and the organic feeling of combining different media.

I teach hand building and raku classes at the new Northeast Ceramics/Monroe Clayworks at 10 Monroe Street in South Troy.  I also volunteer in the pottery program at Roarke Center in Troy.

My work can be seen at The Broken Mold in Troy, Great Finds in Valatie, Departure at the Albany Airport, The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, Bennington Potters at Sterrup Square in Pittstown, Elissa Halloran on Lark Street,   the shop at Cherry Hill in Albany, Art de Cure in Albany, and the Albany Art Room.


 

The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Carole Fults

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:42 pm

   Carole Fults

I am originally from Michigan but have lived very happily in upstate New York for the last 20 plus years. I am a graduate of Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a concentration in Art. My career has been fairly varied, initially in painting then moving to sculpture, back to painting and most recently photography.

I love color and the natural world, and I love joining with others in making art and exhibiting. As I continue to grow in my artistic expression I  am also acquiring a long list of projects and subjects I would like to explore and accomplish through both solo and group exhibits.

I am very pleased to be included in this particular show, featuring the genius and talents of so many gifted artists, where our individual ways of seeing combine to create a grand vision of beauty, uniqueness, and hope for our world.

My goal as an artist is to suggest things to the viewer that they may not have thought of or seen before, or to present a new view on an old subject. I hope to get better at seeing more truly and clearly, thereby increasing my skill as a reporter of things in the natural world.

 

Carole’s website: http://www.insideoutart-poetry.com


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Lisa Mclain

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:37 pm

Lisa McLain

arsenic.and.old.ones@gmail.com

 

On the whole, I believe I possess a pretty non-descript crunchy candy shell—I grew up in Clifton Park, NY, hold degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, work for the State of New York, and have a wonderful and very precocious daughter.

The things that occasionally tiptoe their way into my active thoughts, however, lead me to believe I contain a sort of creamy nougat center comprised of dark humor and misanthropy, blended with my own special brand of neurosis.

To provide you with an example: currently, I am examining the theory that both the Weedy and Leafy varieties of seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus & Phycodurus eques – relatives of the seahorse) are the reincarnated souls of evil drag queens.  Not that that is a bad thing, mind you…I admire their flair.  The rest of us cynics could conceivably spend perpetuity as unremarkable seahorses adorning some waiting room aquarium (let’s just hope the water PH is ok.  And get ready for karmic payback for all the times you tapped on the glass even after they told you not to).

The above “nougat” theory is, of course, only that—to truly test that hypothesis would, no doubt, involve some from of electrical current and rather painful poking.

Please, however, don’t poke.  I have sharper poking implements than you.


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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May 19, 2014

The 2014 PRIDE Guide Is Out!

Category: General,Pride,Upcoming Events — Tags: — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:30 pm

Have you heard the word that the 2014 Capital Pride Guide is now officially out and about?

You can a find physical copy at various locations throughout the Capital Region, but perhaps you don’t have time to go out and grab one in person. If that’s the case, you can check out our full color interactive version right here on the Pride Center’s website.

Inside you can find a full listing of Pride Week events, schedules and descriptions. Plus, we let you know which events are family and teen friendly! Enjoy!

 

Browse through the 2014 Capital Pride Guide below:

March 20, 2014

Pride Banners on Broadway

Category: General,Pride,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:30 pm

Want to know a great way you can raise LGBTQ visibility and awareness in the Capital Region during Pride Month (June) this year? Of course you do!

W’e’re happy to announce that throughout Pride Month this year Saratoga Pride (an affiliate of the Pride Center of the Capital Region) will be implementing Pride Banners on Broadway as part of the Saratoga Pride Visibility Project. Pride Banners on Broadway will consist of 20 custom-designed pride flags to be hung along Broadway in Saratoga Springs through the month of June. The pride flags will be re-hung in future years to coincide with other local and national Pride celebrations.

If you would like to be a part of the Saratoga Pride Visibility Project, it’s $100 to underwrite the cost of one of the flags and contributions can be considered tax deductible donations towards the Pride Center of the Capital Region. The deadline is Tuesday, April 1st, so hurry if you’re interested in this great opportunity!  

If interested, click on the form below, print it, fill it out and send it with your payment to :
Pride Center of the Capital Region
332 Hudson Ave
Albany, NY 12210
banners on broadway

 

 

 

February 26, 2014

LGBT Health Month: Chiropractic & Core Training!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:56 pm

Mark Your Calendars! Coming up on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6PM we will be hosting a Chiropractic & Core Training featuring Dr. Nancy Radigan, here at the Pride Center!

Chiropractic & core training helps manage, decrease & avoid back pain! Come find out things you didn’t know about chiropractic care & take first steps toward taking control of your own spinal health!

Learn the basics to performing safe & effective core exercises, that will help instead of hurt you!

Please bring a towel.

This event is FREE and open to the public. See you there!

About the FABULOUS Dr. Nancy Radigan:

Dr. Radigan has been a practicing chiropractor in upstate NY for over 25 years. She has 3 years post graduate study in nutrition, 3 years of chiropractic rehabilitative exercise, and a year of applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Radigan grew up right here in Amsterdam, NY; received her BA from SUNY Albany, and went to school for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in suburban Chicago. She is also an active member of the NYS Chiropractic Association.

Life and professional experience has brought her to a place where she understands that an “ounce of prevention” is worth far more than that “pound of cure,” and is trying to bring this perspective to her patients and family and anyone else who will listen! Consequently, she is trying to teach fitness and a healthy lifestyle through all of her professional and public interactions.

 

Check out the event page on Facebook with the link below!

LGBT Health Month: Chiropractic & Core Training

January 6, 2014

Beat that Penalty!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:19 pm

If you missed the Deadline – don’t fret. There’s still time to Enroll.

And We Can Help!!

Sign-up by February 15th for coverage that begins on March 1st

Get Informed

 Join us tomorrow night!

We will be holding our first Drop-In Information Session of 2014 in the  Large Auditorium at:

Main Branch of the Albany Public Library —161 Washington Ave. 12210

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December 17, 2013

Today is so QFEST!

Category: General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:01 pm

While deciding what fantastic snacks to purchase at the concession stand….

Stop by the Pride Center table and say hello to Steve Hendrickson. Steve will be answering questions about the Affordable Care Act and talking a bit about the Pride Center’s FREE Healthcare Enrollment Services.

make the yuletide

Make The Yuletide Gay

Tuesday, December 17

movie starts at 7:00 pm

432 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305

 

November 12, 2013

Don’t Miss Out on the College Night Mixer THIS Thursday @ RPI!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 10:32 am

It’s a new month, which means it’s that time again for our monthly College Night Mixer! This month, we’re excited to be hosted by the Rensselaer Pride Alliance at RPI!

Once a month the Pride Center hosts college students and those looking to go to college (18+), to meet one another and chat about things that are happening in schools around the Capital Region. November’s College Night will be happening at the RPI Student Union in Troy. We’ll meet up there, get to know what’s up in RPI and with your schools, then go out and explore! Troy is a fabulous city with lots to do, right down the hill from RPI!

Our last college night (hosted by UAlbany’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center) was a great success and we had students who represented: UAlbany, College of St. Rose, Siena, RPI, SCCC, Hudson Valley, Sage, Union, among others. Want your school represented at this one? COME OUT!

Don’t miss this great event, it’s free and refreshments will be served.

When?
Thursday, November 14th from 7-9PM

Where?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Student Union (Room 3606), 15th Street, Troy

Questions?
Let us know, call James Shultis, Youth Program Coordinator at (518) 462-6138 x15 or email jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org

College Night November 2013

November 7, 2013

Center Youth Action Team Making Waves and a Tumblr!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:52 pm

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our Center Youth Action Team and our staff as we enter into the month of November! This year we’re excited to have 16 high school students working on the team from schools all over the 10 counties that the Pride Center serves. Check out who they are by visiting our website here!

The Center Youth Action Team is a valuable resource for LGBTQ youth because they are often vulnerable to the challenges of struggling with their sexuality and/or gender expression without the benefit of social support from adults and their peers. These youth experience bullying and harassment in schools at disproportionate rates to their heterosexual peers, and have poorer outcomes as a result. The Center Youth Action Team provides a unique opportunity for LGBTQ youth to gain confidence and pride in their identities and become catalysts for social change, helping all students to feel safe and succeed!

During the month of October, we visited visited 15 schools including Albany, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Niskayuna, Mohonasen, Columbia, Shen and Saratoga to name a few. In November, the team has been scheduled to meet with another 15 schools including Emma Willard, Troy. Schenectady, Watervliet, Hudson, Burnt Hills, among many others. At each meeting, team members and audiences were engaged, curious, and respectful. Hearing these young people talk so candidly about their identities and experiences in schools was a learning opportunity for all involved.

Fall Queer Film Night 2013Jan 2014 GSA Network Brunch Event

This year’s team is so enthusiastic that they’ve formed committees to deepen their experience. We have a Communications Committee who helps generate blog posts, articles for our commUNITY magazine each month, and has even started a Tumblr (check it out!!!); an Events Committee to help plan and execute special events throughout the year, (we’ve got a great one coming up, see below for our GSA Network Event & Queer Film Night!); and an Education Committee, to bring new resources, speakers, and opportunities to the team to learn from to further the CYAT’s own education and exposure to topics.

We’re excited about the momentum of our Center Youth programs including our Center Youth Action Team and can’t wait to share more great stories with you soon! If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling us to visit your school or organization, let us know!

You can reach out to our Youth Program Coordinator, James Shultis at jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org or call 518.462.6138 x15

 

September 16, 2013

We’re Looking for a Youth Program Intern!

Category: General,Pride,Programs — Tags: , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 7:56 pm

Spread the word!

The Pride Center of the Capital Region seeks an intern to assist with our Center Youth Program.

Position Description:

The Youth Program Intern will help ensure the success of the Center Youth program by helping coordinate its regular volunteers, performing outreach for its weekly youth groups and other youth events, and reporting to the Youth Program Coordinator for any other duties as assigned.

The Pride Center of the Capital Region is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Center Youth Program this year. We offer comprehensive programming for LGBTQ and allied youth ages 13-24 offering peer support, clinical groups, and case management, as well as social, advocacy and leadership opportunities. We also have a new group to help support families of LGBTQ young people. We also offer support to schools, administrators, youth-serving organizations, and students throughout the year. For a complete list of what our Center Youth Program includes, please visit our website: www.capitalpridecenter.org

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Youth Program Coordinator with organizing volunteers for the Center Youth program’s regularly scheduled support and social groups (Albany and Schenectady), and various youth specific events throughout the school year;
  • Support the development of the Center Youth Action Team, the GSA Network, the Capital Region Safe Schools Coalition, and other emerging components of the youth program through a positive youth development framework;
  • Manage building usage by maintaining an up-to-date calendar of Center Youth Program happenings, track and record group numbers each week;
  • Manage Center Youth calendar postings for CommUNITY newsletter and the Pride Center’s website calendar;
  • Utilize social media outlets and create Center Youth program outreach materials
  • Enter all participant data and regular demographic tracking information into database, and add new/updated participant information onto Center Youth Constant Contact or corresponding listserv;
  • Support the Youth Program Coordinator and other staff to ensure success of all programs, including Trans Pride, Vintage Pride, Center Support, and Center Families, and outreach/engagement to LGBTQ community;
  • Provide support and staff community events and programs as necessary; and
  • Regular Pride Center duties as necessary.

Expectations:

  • Ideal candidate possesses experience working with social media (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Work in a detail-oriented and organized manner and in conjunction with the Youth Program Coordinator;
  • Perform as a team player, working with other Pride Center staff and others, as needed;
  • Communicate in a professional and organized manner with staff and the community;
  • Understand and support the mission, goals and objectives of the Pride Center;
  • Commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, including race, class, gender identity and sexual orientation;
  • Some nights and weekends required;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation.

Please send a letter of inquiry and resume to James Shultis, Youth Program Coordinator via email at jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org by September 27th. Please no phone calls.

 

June 5, 2013

Wednesday’s Pride Week Events

Category: General,Pride,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 9:54 am

Wednesday June 6, 2013

 

Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour

 5-8pm | Oh Bar (304 Lark St) ROCKS (77 Central Ave) Waterworks Pub (76 Central Ave) | Albany

Donations Accepted at all locations

Waterworks Pub, ROCKS, and Oh Bar welcome you to join us for a tour of wine country and sample some fine fromage from cheese makers around the country and world. Each location will carry different brands of wine and champagne including vintages from Chandon, Snap Dragon, Cape Mentelle Semillion, Rose N Blum and many more. Four locations, one day, great wine, better friends, and let’s not forget CHEESE!

 

Glow Golf – Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

6-9pm | GlowGolf | Crossgates Mall, Albany | $9

Get ready for this fun new twist on a Pride classic.  Bring the whole family for a couple rounds of indoor miniature golf in this unique glow in the dark setting.  Get decked out with free face painting and get your own caddy created by our balloon artist!

 

We Intend to Survive History of Capital Pride

7-9pm | Pride Center | 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | Free

Pride parades and festivals have been around since 1970 when the first Pride Parade in New York City occurred to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.  At the event a short film, “We Intend to Survive,” which depicts some of the early struggles and triumphs of some members of the Capital Region’s LGBT community will be presented. In addition, the filmmaker will have camera equipment there to film short interviews with any participants who would like to be included in a supplementary film about today’s LGBT Capital District community. Following this there will be time for a Q&A session as well as refreshments.  ***

 

CODEBREAKER

 7:15-9pm | Spectrum 8 Theatres

290 Delaware Ave, Albany | $9.25

Tickets are only available at http://tickets.todpix.com/codebreaker/

CODEBREAKER tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century’s most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the war. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution.

 

Tomorrow:

Thursday June 6, 2013

3rd Annual LGBT Educator Appreciation Reception  6–8pm | Midtown Tap and Tea Room | $5 suggested donation

 Trans* Night Out 7-10pm | ROCKS | $5 suggested donation

Pride Bowling 6-9pm | Playdium Bowling Center | $15 incl. shoes and bowling

Therapy Thursday Pride Ball 11pm-4am | Waterworks Pub | Cash Bar

June 3, 2013

Monday’s Pride Week Events

Category: General,Pride,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 9:28 am

Pride Center of the Capital Region

Monday June 3, 2013

Rainbow Skate w. All-Stars & Drag-Stars

 5-9pm | Rollerama | 2710 Hamburg St, Schenectady

$10 includes skates

Come out and skate with your favorite Albany All Stars skaters and the best drag queens of the Capital Region! This family friendly event will be DJed by DiamondsInDaSky Promotions. This new Pride event is not to be missed. Come out, come out… and SKATE!

 

How to be an Activist

6pm | Albany Public Library

161 Washington Ave, Albany | Free

Interested in advocating for LGBT equality and empowerment but don’t know exactly how to do so? A diverse panel of area LGBT activists will discuss how everyone can best make their voices heard and most effectively advocate for your community.  From political lobbying to casual personal interaction, come discover how you can make a difference.

 

Bi Request: the Bi/Pan/Queer Social

7-9pm | Oh Bar | 304 Lark St, Albany

$5 suggested donation

LBGT isn’t the same without the B!  All are welcome! Come meet and mingle with new and old friends at Oh Bar!  This very special Pride event is sure to be a good time. You won’t want to miss a night on Oh’s garden patio plus drink specials, music videos and giveaways- all in a fun and welcoming atmosphere!   A suggested donation at the door will benefit the Pride Center!

 

Tomorrow:

Tuesday June 4, 2013

Pride Center Business Alliance LGBT Professionals’ Mixer   6-8pm | Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar | $5 Suggested Donation

GLSEN Pride Fundraiser 6-8pm | Oh Bar | $5 Suggested Donation

Gaymer Night 6–9pm  | Pastime Legends Video Games | $5 suggested Donation

Out Loud: Youth Open Mic  6-8pm | Professor Java’s | Free

Pride Trivia w. Theo  8-10pm | ROCKS | $5 suggested donation

OUT! In Troy 8pm-1am | Footsy Magoo’s | Cash Bar

June 2, 2013

Sunday’s Pride Week Events

Category: General,Pride,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 9:12 am

Sunday June 2, 2013

 

Carmie & Freida Present “Cabaret for Kids”

1 -3pm | Huxley Theater, NYS Museum

260 Madison Ave, Albany | Free

Join the Queens of Pride, Carmie Hope and Frieda Munchon, for a fun-for-the-whole-family children’s concert. There will be songs, games, prizes, and sing-alongs for kids of all ages. Bring the entire family for a one-of-a-kind afternoon of fun and music.

 

Pride in Our History: A Vintage Pride Storytelling Event

1-3pm | Channing Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Society | 405 Washington Ave, Albany | Free

Sponsored by The Pride Center- Join the Pride Center of the Capital Region’s Vintage Pride program for LGBT adults 55 and older for an afternoon of storytelling and story sharing. This is an opportunity to reminisce, connect with and hear from other LGBT older adults in our community. Come to share your story, listen to others and be a part of the Oral History Project. Lunch will be provided by the Pride Center. Please RSVP to Lyndon Cudlitz at lcudlitz@capitalpridecenter.org or call 518-462-6138 by May 28th.

 

 

 

Men’s Group BBQ

2-6pm | Pride Center| 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | Free

Men’s Peer Support Group members past and present and any men who may be considering attending men’s group are invited to a fun, free barbeque hosted by facilitators Mike and Rich.

 

Interfaith Pride Service

 3pm | St. John’s Lutheran Church

 160 Central Ave, Albany | Free

Join Advocates for a Welcoming Congregations for our annual Interfaith Pride Celebration.  Advocates for Welcoming Congregations is a Capital Region group that encourages the welcoming of LGBT persons into the full life and leadership of communities of faith, and works to make visible for members of the LGBT community opportunities for practicing their faith traditions.

 

ROCKS PRIDE Tea Dance

4-7pm | ROCKS | 77 Central Ave

No cover; suggested donation of $10

Come join us at ROCKS for a Back Deck B-B-Q featuring Happy Hour drink prices. We will have a DJ spinning all your favorite songs (and requests) to keep you rocking on the dance floor! There is no cover charge to come join the party, but donations will be accepted to help raise money for the Pride Center. There will be a 50/50 raffle and giveaways throughout the day! Make sure to stick around for some karaoke with the A-Man from 7 to 10 pm following the Tea Dance.

 

BDSM BasicsLeather Culture & Practice

6:30-9pm | ROCKS | 77 Central Ave, Albany | Free

Kink and leather culture is an often overlooked part of the LGBT movement. If you’re a little kinky and you want some pointers, or if you’re curious about leather culture, come to ROCKS on Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 pm Queer-identified BDSM educator and International Mr. Bootblack 2011 Jim Deuder will give a brief talk on the world of leather, then teach you how to do all the hot, kinky stuff you’ve always dreamed of … safely! People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

 

Chardonnay LeTease and The Ladies of the Terrace present “Over The Rainbow

 9-11pm | The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N. Pearl St, Albany | $5

It’s time to bring back the pride songs of yesteryear. The songs that made you sing along, and it didn’t matter if you hit the notes. Join your host Chardonnay and fellow Dames of the Terrace as we bring back the songs of PRIDE! Including: “It’s Raining Men,” “YMCA,” “I Will Survive,” “I Am Woman” and many more. This is a special show for PRIDE! So don’t miss it; starts at 7:00 pm sharp.  All proceeds will be donated to the Pride Center.

 

TOMORROW:

Monday June 3, 2013

Rainbow Skate w. All-Stars & Drag-Stars  5-9pm | Rollerama | $10 inc. skates

How to be an Activist  6pm | Albany Public Library |Free

Bi Request: the Bi/Pan/Queer Social  7-9pm | Oh Bar | $5 suggested donation

May 15, 2013

Category: Pride — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:29 pm

Capital Pride 2013 is around the corner, do you have your Pride VIP tickets yet?

 

Sunday June 9th celebrate Capital Pride like never before… like a VIP!


Click here to purchase your VIP tickets before they sell out!

 

 

Beat the heat and crowds and lounge in the State Rooms VIP Section!

The VIP experience includes two free drink tickets, a private restroom, with

premium views of the Main Stage, great acts and entertainment

 

 

Important VIP ticket details:

-This is a will call event, no physical tickets will be issued- your names will be listed at the VIP check-in.

-Online presale is first-come first-served and will close on Thursday June 6th.

-The VIP experience is a 21+ event.
 

The Capital Pride VIP section is brought to you exclusively by the State Room.

May 7, 2013

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:06 pm

The Pride Center’s phone line is temporarily down. To leave a voicemail or text us, please use (518)-3CENTER. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also send us an email to programs@capitalpridecenter.org with any concerns. Thank you for your patience.

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