Holiday Information and Alcathons

Happy Holidays!

Special Notice about meetings during the holidays:

Some meetings may not meet on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Often this is because the church is having a service at that time, but it can happen for other reasons.  If you are looking for your first AA meeting on one of these holidays, please consider giving your local hotline a call to find out which meetings will be held on the holiday. If you arrive at a meeting to find that it is not being held, please call your local hotline AND try another meeting. Or try one of the Alcathons listed below.

Known Holiday Schedules

When districts provide holiday meeting schedules, we post them here. https://meetings.aahmbny.org is NOT updated to reflect meetings that are closed on the holidays (feature coming in future years).

District 13 (Glens Falls, Wevertown, Schroon Lake and Queensbury) Holiday Meeting Schedule

Alcathons

Alcathons (or Alkathons) are special AA events held during the holidays. Typically these events offer round-the-clock meetings and fellowship. Some offer meetings every hour, others offer meetings every other hour. Alcathons are free to attend and are supported by group contributions and/or 7th tradition donations.

Christmas Alcathons (December 24-25 2018)

Albany, NY Christmas Alkathon

Begins 6pm on Christmas Eve
Ends 6pm on Christmas Day
Pine Grove Methodist Church
1580 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
View Flyer for additional details

Saratoga Springs Christmas Alcathon (District 5)

Begins 6pm on Christmas Eve
Ends 6pm on Christmas Day
175 5th Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
(Corner of 5th and Henning)
View Flyer for additional information

Kingston, NY Christmas Alcathon

Begins 6pm on Christmas Eve
Ends 6pm on Christmas Day
Meetings every hour, on the hour
HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium (Benedictine Hospital)
105 Mary’s Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

Poughkeepsie, NY Alcothon (District 11)

Christmas Eve 6pm-Midnight
Christmas Day 5am-10pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
161 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Burlington, VT Christmas Alcathon

1pm-7pm on Christmas Day Only
Saint Anthony’s Church
305 Flynn Ave. Burlington VT 05401
See Flyer for full schedule and details
Listing provided by District 10 Clinton/Essex

 

New Years Alcathons (December 31, 2018-January 1, 2019)

Albany, NY New Years Alcathon

Begins 6pm on New Years Eve
Ends 6pm on New Years Day
Pine Grove Methodist Church
1580 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
View Flyer for additional details

Saratoga Springs. NY New Years Alcathon (District 5)

Begins 6pm on New Year’s Eve
Ends 6pm on New Year’s Day
Last meeting at 4pm
175 5th Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
(Corner of 5th and Henning)
View Flyer for additional information

Kingston, NY New Years Alcathon and Fancy Pants Dance

Hosted by Distrticts 7, 15, 16 and HVYPAA
New Years Eve 6pm-1am
(Last meeting at 12:15am)
First Baptist Church
77 Albany Ave
Kingston, NY
See Flyer for additional details

Burlington, VT New Years Alcathon

Begins 4pm New Years Eve
Ends 3pm on New Years Day
Saint Anthony Church
305 Flynn Ave. Burlington VT 05401
See Flyer for full schedule and details
Listing provided by District 10 Clinton/Essex