Join us for a different community event each month - live music, movies, demonstrations, lectures and events right here @ the (Albany Community) Center!

Backyard Decathlon

Friday, April 26
7-9 pm
Albany Community Center
Free 

Bring friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to compete in a variety of fun backyard and party games. From cornhole to pop trivia, giant jenga to dance challenges. The games will be fun, competitive and sometimes a little wacky (blindfolded pie throwing? Maybe!). We’ll have something for everyone and some things you might be amazingly bad at. It’s a night to let loose while you get to know your party a little better. Special thanks to our in-kind sponsor Ocean View Brew Works.

 

Bike-In Movie Night

Friday, May 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Albany Community Center
Free 

Join us at the Albany Community Center for a “Bike-In Movie”. We will be showing Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (PG) a family-friendly comedy about one man-child’s cross-country adventure in search of his beloved stolen bike. It’s a bizarre story of perseverance and hope in times of adversity, and is chock-full of zany characters. Ride your bike on down to the Center and join us for this fabulous Bike Month event! We have plenty of space to park your bike in a protected area, complete with a massive bike rack. The popcorn is free and will be flowing freely!

 

Perception & Deception in the Age of Globalization with Joe Lurie

Friday, June 28
7:30-9:00 pm
Albany Community Center
Free 

Free Based on his recently released, expanded edition of the award-winning Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus, UC Berkeley International House, will present a spirited and insightful exploration of cross-cultural miscommunications in an increasingly globalized, polarizing world. With YouTube, tweets, refugees and fake news rapidly crossing cultures without context, Lurie shares a timely, intriguing and consequential array of intercultural encounters gone wrong because of cultural misperceptions across the globe, in the worlds of migration, religion, language, commerce and technology. David Lennon, former managing editor of the Financial Times, called Lurie's book “brilliant!” According to Lennon, the book offers: “Terrific and timely insights and tools for understanding culture clashes in a hyperconnecting world.” Book signing at the conclusion of the presentation.

 

Albany Trivia Night

Friday, July 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Albany Community Center
Free 

Is your head full of random knowledge? Do your friends always roll their eyes when you begin a sentence with “Actually…”? It sounds like the 5th Annual Albany Trivia Night is right up your alley! Bring a group of friends or show up by yourself and join a free-agent team. Join us at the Albany Community Center for pub trivia, Albany-style—multiple rounds, topics and maybe even a few wild cards.

City-wide Scavenger Hunt

 Friday, August 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Albany Community Center
Free 

Ahoy matey! This event brings more than a hundred Albanians together for a vigorous hunt around Albany. This year’s list will be more challenging and as always you’ll get bonus points for creativity! Can you find all the items before Davy Jones catches up with ye’? Only one way to find out —we will see you on the 23rd of August or it’s the plank for ya! This event is sure to put the “ARRRR” in Recreation. All generations are welcome! Come as a free agent or put a team together (max: 10). You will need a camera or phone that takes pictures and video for some of the clues. Bringing a bike will give you a major advantage. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for event status updates.