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Firemen's Association of the State of New York 2016

August 10-13, 2016
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY


On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) we are delighted to welcome the FASNY Annual Convention to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your convention experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!


FASNY Sponsorship Flyer

On Friday, August 12 the 3rd Annual FASNY Fallen Firefighters Golf Tournament will be held at Fairways of Halfmoon, 17 Johnson Road, Mechanicville, New York.  This extremely popular tournament will include a scramble format, morning refreshments, round of golf, prizes, survivor dinner and awards banquet at this beautiful course.  The Fairways is nestled near the picturesque Berkshire and Green mountains, offering world-class golf and dining.  Due to its popularity, this tournament will sell out quickly.  Click here to view the Sponsorship Poster.  For information on how to register please go to the FASNY website. 


Second Annual Michael D. Whelan Walk in the Park for Cancer

This year's event will be the Michael D. Whelan Walk in the Park for Cancer.  This will be at held at the Crossings of Colonie (South Pavilion) at 4:00pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016 with an awards and party immediately following in the Tavern at the Desmond.  You may register on the FASNY website.  Click here for the event flyer.

While you're in town stop by the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, NY (less than an hour from Albany).  Imagine exploring 50,000 square feet of nothing but fire trucks and other equipment.

The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center is centrally located. You will find many options for shopping and dining in close proximity, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall which features L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shop and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Please click here for information on transportation along Wolf Road.

Approximately 20 minutes from Wolf Road is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the New York State Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Please click here for our region's restaurant and attraction offers while you are in town.

Green Meetings

Green Meeting

What Can I do as an Attendee to be Environmentally Responsible at My Conference? You have the power to make a difference....start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience...it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference's success by leaving a smaller "carbon footprint". If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible....better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here.

What is there to do in our 400 year old city?
You can find out right here!  

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Useful Links

Wolf Road Dining Options/Map
Downtown Albany Dining Options/Map
Calendar of Events
Albany Area Attractions

Transportation Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza




Bank of America                      

133 Wolf Road                         

(518) 459-9003

First Niagara

95 Wolf Road

(518) 482-6074

Key Bank

155 Wolf Road

(518) 453-1612

Medical Care Facilities 



Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Med EmUrgentCare

98 Wolf Road 

(518) 264-9500

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550

Nearby Grocery Stores




96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1085

Trader Joe's    

79 Wolf Rd

(518) 482-4538

Whole Foods Market

Colonie Center, Wolf Road

(518) 621-5300





465 Sand Creek Road

(518) 482-2835

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1925

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road

(518) 458- 1205


Click here to return to the FASNY website.





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