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September 9th 11- 4 

ALERT Partnership Hosts Unite the City 5th Annual Event Promoting Peace, Harmony, and Partnership in the Capital Region.  This iconic event is designed to break down the barriers between Capital law enforcement and the communities they serve, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This huge, completely free carnival celebration in the park is for families to enjoy a Saturday of games, food, and music. It is intentionally and deliberately set up to connect our community with law enforcement on a personal level, promoting unity and engagement.

Rock Climbing Wall, Nanny's Double Dutch League, Haircuts, Fire Safety House by Homeland Security, Dunk Tank, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bubble Soccer, Relay Races and more!

Washington Park, Parade Ground Albany

(Registration tent Madison Ave entrance).  

Rain Location at The MVP Arena

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters for a great event for the Albany Community!

A BIG Thank you to our Event Sponsors


Children will be able to participate in dozens of activities and games to earn tickets that they can put toward a range of prizes. There will be $1,000 in raffle prizes, more than 4,800 prizes, food trucks, six special Superheroes, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Elmo, photo booths, a 75-foot obstacle course and so much more. DJ Biz from
Hott 99.1 will be the emcee on hand all day to keep the energy level up.

“We are uniting law enforcement with urban communities in a fun atmosphere to break down barriers, promote communication, and build better relationships, which ultimately benefits us all,” pastor David said. “We are grateful for all of our volunteers and supporters.” Attendees can expect to see an NYS Police SORT Bearcat transporting superheroes, dunk tanks, and bounce houses. Food trucks, step and dance competitions, and much more.


There is a free shuttle to and from the event being
donated by Tech Valley Shuttle. To learn more about the event, visit UNITE THE CITY.

THIS IS IT... on Saturday, September 9th we will be influencing community and law enforcement relationships in a very positive manner. This is only possible because of your agency's support and participation in the planning and execution of the plans process.


It will be a day of "family" fun, prizes, games, and excitement. As part of ALERT, you have an opportunity to influence your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues through your support of this event, enhancing our mission of engaging the community and law enforcement through this positive event. Please don't forget to encourage your family, friends, colleagues, and business associates to attend.

PLEASE SEE WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN EXPECT at this FREE event below. What this year's team have put together is absolutely amazing.

Peter Jones and DJ Biz Biz will be our emcees. DJ Biz [Hot 99.1] has opened up shows for celebrities such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Eminem, Jay Z, Diddy, Ja Rule, Ashanti, DMX, and 50 Cent just to name a few.

Six Superheroes; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Elmo; 360 degree photos taken; Exhibitions; Bingo, Giant Dart game, Giant Skee Ball [Harding and Mazzotti],  Corn Hole Competitions [Camelot Print and Copy Centers]; Dunk Tank, Sherbear the clown, Face Painting, Hair cuts,  Jump Rope [Nanny's Double Dutch], Talent Show [Cherish the Chance], Tug of War, Relay Races, Bubble Soccer, Lawn games; 150 Book Bags with Supplies [NYSUT], over 3,000 Prizes to be won; 35 Community Organizations including the NAACP, Wizards Wardrobe, ACAP, Albany Housing, Capital District Latinos, 518 SNUG, Hudson Valley Comm College, U of Albany plus U of Albany Athletic Department, Bryant & Stratton College; Pickup Shuttle service in Albany at 10 locations by Tech Valley Transportation [schedule pending]; PAL;  Pony Rides, Petting Zoo; 74 Foot Obstacle Course, 42 Foot Lava Slide, Combo Slide/Basketball hoop, Magic Castle Bounce House. ADA Porta Potties are available.

There will also be 11 law enforcement and First Responder agencies including: APD, Dept Homeland Security; AFD, Cohoes and Colonie Police Departments, DEA, FBI, US Attorney's Office; AC Sheriff's Office, NY State Police, U of Albany Police Dept, Child Passenger Safety Technician; SORT Bearcat; Narcan station, Child I.D. Cards; Drone demonstrations, and a Fire Safety House.

***Born and bred Albanian Joe Roberts who was a educational and civic leader in the city recognizes the impact that Unite The City can have and said:

It is finally happening!... Albany is overdue for this type of full community enjoyment of neighbors, and friends getting together.


A few hours of simply enjoying each other in conversations is a powerful message to reduce the social frustrations of everyday life living in a city!


I salute the people who dared to think and act on creating all the activities of the day to make this event successful!


A village needs to recognize it is a Village and simply enjoy those who live in it!***


Please take a moment to share the flier with your contacts and on social media. Encourage them to arrive prior to 11:00, as there will be a special entrance by some of our heroes.


Drop Off Locations for Event Shuttle

A 6-passenger van is available on a rotating schedule. Please plan accordingly.

  • University Heights         130 New Scotland            9:50 AM

  • WASHINGTON PARK DROPOFF                            10:00 AM

  • Swinburne Park:                810 Clinton Ave.             10:05 AM

  • Westview Apartments    680 Central Ave              10:10 AM

  • Livingston Village           581 Livingston Ave          10:18 AM

  • Arbor Hill Sports Comp  N Manning & Lark St.     10:24 AM

  • South Mall Towers          100 S Pearl St                   10:30 AM

  • Creighton Story Homes  138  3rd Ave Albany NY 10:40 AM

  • Albany Housing              220 Green St.                    10:44 AM

  • Hoffman Park                  27 Hoffman Ave               10:49 AM

  • Ezra Prentice Apts. Mt. Hope and S Pearl St.        10:54 AM

  • WASHINGTON PARK DROPOFF                             11:02 AM


  • Please know that there will be ONE RETURN back to these pick-up points FROM THE DROPOFF LOCATION IN WASHINGTON PARK at the end of the event.

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