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Albany Kidz Expo - Saturday March 3rd

All the people attending are veterans of this event so I’m just going to list the major points.
This Saturday is another Kidz Expo at EMPIRE STATE PLAZA , ALBANY, NEW YORK under “The Egg”

2. DIRECTIONS
To reach the Empire State Plaza Parking Garage, exit from Interstate 787 at the Rensselaer/Empire State Plaza exit and follow signs to the Empire State Plaza.

Directions
I-87 south to I-90 east: 1-787 south to Empire State Plaza exit
I-87 south to exit 23: I-787 north to Empire State Plaza exit
I-90 west to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit
I-90 east to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit

The parking pass has been emailed to everyone, please remember to bring a copy to show the parking attendant. Same as previous years, it’s the V-Lot / P3 Parking.

The event begins at 10am but the parking lot usually fills up quick, you should arrive a little early.


Expected Attendees:

Fursuiters:
coyoty
fionnadh
freakylynx
Grizz

Handlers:
happypup
Henrique
Jake

If I missed anybody or you wish to be added to the list, please let me know.

Miscellaneous:
All Mascots and costumed people must have an expo badge to be identified by the State Police – registered for one at the show office.



We will probably grab dinner after the event, we usually a nearby diner or if anyone would like to grab some food in the mall or any other nearby places.


Fursuiters & Handlers - If you're available at any points during the event, we need to keep our booth manned by at least one person at all times. If you need a break from fursuiting, or are not keeping an eye on fursuiters, please consider sitting at the booth. We have binders full of pictures from past events as well as candy for any passerby.

Any changes to the above list or final questions, please let me know.


Capital City Diner
1709 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
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Upcoming Events

Just as a quick note for those still checking up on this community:

Albany Kidz Expo will be on Saturday, March 3rd. We've been confirmed for attending this event, I reserved our booth this morning - I'll be sending out the parking permit forms as soon as we receive them.

And... unfortunately the Penguin Plunge takes place on that same date this year as well. But for those in the loop we weren't able to attend last year due to no changing area being available. I've still sent out feelers to our contact for this event but haven't received a response yet. I'll keep the group updated if a changing area is available, as there appears to be at least one member interested in attending this event but not available for the Expo, but unfortunately it looks like our group will be skipping this event again. Had a good run going to the Middletown Penguin Plunge... sad to see it go as one of our yearly events.
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Events Calendar

This community won't be getting a lot of use going forward, technology has moved on and so have a lot of our members.

If you want to view the current calendar list of events you can view them here. ( EDIT: The link has lapsed due to lack of use... as those in our group know, one of our founding members and the maintainer of the calendar rapidtrabbit passed away last year. )

Please also note that there is a Telegram group out there as well as a Facebook community for Hi-4! Entertainment. All three of these will more than likely have more current information on upcoming events.


Thanks so much for being a part of this group, it's not the end... it's just an evolution ;)
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Kidz Expo - Saturday, March 5th

Just as a reminder, the Hannaford Kidz Expo event is coming up this saturday. Event officially kicks off at 10am and lasts til 5pm, though if you'll be using the parking garage in the expo I would recommend showing up earlier as it tends to fill quickly. If you are interested in using the parking garage at the event you will be able to park for free with one of the passes I've received from our contact (drop me a note if you need one).

Currently attending:
coyoty
fionnadh
panzier
freakylynx

We currently don't have any handlers, if anyone else is interested in attending (either as a fursuiter or handler) please let me know.

I've attached the complete information sheet I received - I've bolded the important information for our group. For Parking please use the V-Lot (P3 North), fursuits will need to wear a volunteer mascot badge (which I'll get when I arrive and hand out), and general directions on how to get to the garage.

Kidz Expo Information SheetCollapse )

If there's anything I missed, please let me know.

If you are approaching the expo from a different direction from the one listed in the above lj-cut, here are the different approaches from the website:

Directions
I-87 south to I-90 east: 1-787 south to Empire State Plaza exit
I-87 south to exit 23: I-787 north to Empire State Plaza exit
I-90 west to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit
I-90 east to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit

See you saturday!
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Penguin Plunge 2016

Just as a reminder, this Saturday is the annual Penguin Plunge event in Middletown Connecticut. Event begins at 10am, but because parking in the main lot fills quickly I would recommend arriving no later than 9:30am.

Located at the Pavilion at Crystal Lake - 144 Prout Hill Road, Middletown, CT.

Currently those attending include:
panzier
freakylynx
wally_wabbit


We can grab lunch afterwards if anyone is interested, event usually wraps up around 1'ish.
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MS Walk - Sunday May 3rd

As a reminder, the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY will take place on Sunday, May 3rd. Normally we arrive around 8:30am so we can enter the changing area without getting in away with their additional preparations for the event. It is scheduled until around 1pm (usually winds down around noon).

We had a great changing area by the locker room in the main open area last year and I've been told we should be able to use it again.

The event takes place at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. We will be staying by the main building, hanging out with the parents and kids before and after their walk around the school. It's a smaller event, in the past we've done well with two or three suiters. Definitely need at least one handler for this event, the kids can get a bit energetic and it would be good to have someone watch out for any tailpullers in the bunch.

Plan to meet in the parking lot. If you arrive later than the above time just follow the signs to the registration area and you'll run into either myself or someone else who can direct you to the changing area.

Currently Attending
Fursuiters:
freakylynx
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Upcoming Event - Albany Kidz Expo

Another event that our group has been doing for quite a few years now is fast approaching. On Saturday March 7th we have been invited back to the Albany Kidz Expo. Great event with a lot of parents and adults who have enjoyed our presence. I'll post more details soon but as in the past, it takes place from 10am to 5pm at the Empire State Plaza, the convention center under the 'Egg'.

Please let me know if you are interested in attending.
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Upcoming Event: Penguin Plunge - Saturday, February 21st

A couple long recurring events are coming up again, the Middletown Penguin Plunge and the Albany Kidz Expo - below are the details for the Plunge. If you are interested in attending please let me know :)


Takes place on Saturday, February 21st. As in previous years, he registration begins at 10am with the actual plunge beginning at noon (In the past we've arrived a bit before 10am to give us time to change and start mingling before it gets too crowded). This'll be our ninth year attending, very fun though short event - and if anyone wants to do the actual plunge this year, please let me know.


Directions to Polish Falcons Nest 519 at Crystal Lake: if you wish to use Google Maps or a GPS, it is at: 144 Prout Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457 - when you get near the final destination you will see signs and folks instructing on the parking.

People will be registering and wandering around the lodge area from 10am - noon, then they will begin having groups take the plunge. In the past, our group has done a bit of a 'phoney' plunge - fursuiters would line up looking to jump in, run to the edge of the lake and then stop, and one fursuiter would continue into the water - every year of attendance we have had at least one fursuiter interested in taking the plunge. If anyone is interested in doing this (whether the fake line-up or the actual plunge), please let me know. We would need to sign onto the announcement list before the plungers begin jumping into the water. I plan on taking the plunge if no one else is interested, we've had someone go into the lake every year we've attended and it would be a shame to break tradition :)
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MS Walk - Culinary Institute of America, May 4th

Just a reminder that the MS Walk at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park will be taking place this Sunday, May 4th. They would need us to be there by around 8:00am (they asked we be changed and ready by 8:30am). It will last til sometime between 12 and 1pm.

We will have a changing room, there has been construction at the school but I've been assured we'll have an area to change - might have to leave our bags with the people at the registration desk, they haven't confirmed if they'll be able to lock our stuff. The last couple years I changed in a classroom which they couldn't lock and left my bag with the ladies at the main registration area (this actually worked out better than in previous years because I could go in and out of the classroom for a break without getting someone to unlock the door, and then at the end just grabbed my stuff and changed).

The event takes place at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. We will be staying by the main building, hanging out with the parents and kids before and after their walk around the school. It's a smaller event, in the past we've done well with two or three suiters. Definitely need at least one handler for this event, the kids can get a bit energetic and it would be good to have someone watch out for any tailpullers in the bunch.

Plan to meet in the parking lot. If you arrive later than the above time just follow the signs to the registration area and you'll run into either myself or our contact (Lori) they can direct you to the changing area.

Currently Attending
Fursuiters:
freakylynx
grzzbear
Muzaki