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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Albany Roundtable to participate in Community Connections II

March 25 mixer will promote downtown neighborhoods and organizations

ALBANY, NY – March 17, 2010 – The public is invited to attend a mixer celebrating Albany’s historic downtown neighborhoods on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6:00 - 8 p.m.

Community Connections II will take place at the University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is hosting this event, dress is casual and one need not be a member to attend.

There is no cost to participate in the mixer, which will feature information on many of Albany’s not-for-profit institutions, including: The Albany Institute of History & Art; The Albany Roundtable Civic Luncheon Series; Equinox, Inc.; Girls, Inc.; Historic Albany Foundation; Washington Park Conservancy; and the quarterly publication Capital Neighbors. Representatives will be on hand to let neighbors know how they can join or support these important organizations.

“The Albany Institute is honored to be a part of Community Connections II,” said Steve Ricci, the Institute’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing. “There are so many outstanding nonprofits working to enrich our community. Community Connections is an opportunity for them to meet the public, and each other, so we can all learn more about we do and lend support to those efforts.”

The Center Square, Hudson/Park, Washington Park, Park South and Mansion Neighborhood Associations will also have information available for those who would like to become members.
The cost of delicious appetizers will be underwritten by neighborhood business and individual sponsors, and beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

The first Community Connections was held in November 2009, and Community Connections II was brought back by popular demand.

“This is a great opportunity for residents of our historic neighborhoods to reconnect with old friends and welcome new neighbors into our community, while celebrating downtown living and building stronger connections among neighbors and groups,” said Colleen Ryan, one of the event’s organizers. “We hope to see many of our neighbors at Community Connections II on Thursday, March 25.