What we're about

This group is for those who want to communicate in ASL. All levels are welcome! We offer events from ASL student practices to coffee chats with our Deaf community. We have a range of other events (captioned/subtitled films, interpreted plays, meet & greet dinners, Deaf club events and other Deaf accessible entertainment) that provide a place for us to meet together and sign with one another.

Our events are held in various locations across the capital region so we hope you find something in your neighborhood or will travel to participate. We love to know about new, relevant events so be sure to keep us posted if we miss something.

Also be sure to thoroughly check out our website to familiarize yourself with the group. Become an active participant in our message board discussions and resource pages which you can find by clicking around/exploring our heading bar near the top of our site.

So welcome to the group, sign up and come on out to your first event for some signing fun! Spread the word to others - We love to sign, so the more the merrier!

Hope to see you at an event soon!

~ Roxanne ~

Networking Organizer for

ASL of the Capital Region

From the Founder: "I have decided to start this group because I love ASL. I have taken a couple courses, but sadly don't remember much. I would like to start getting involved with people who use the language on a regular basis. I would love to eventually become a certified interperter. This group is intended for people of all levels and abilities. I am hoping it would be a learning experience for all."

~ Marissa Mazzei ~ Founder & Co-organizer of ASL Of Clifton Park

Upcoming events (4+)

Johnstown ASL Chat

Needs a location

Amsterdam ASL Chat will be held the following months: October, November, December, NOT JANUARY, February, March, April, May. If will not be held June-September

Time: 6:30-9pm

Mondo's Sub Shop in the Phys. Ed. Building on campus at FMCC:

All levels/ages are welcome!

No Voices Please :)

Come out to join this large, welcoming crowd of all ages and abilities - on the first Friday of each month. ASL enthusiasts from our local Deaf, student and hearing communities to practice their newly acquired ASL skills. Families welcome! Enjoy a relaxed evening of signed conversation and yummy food for purchase at Mondos.

These FMCC chats are very well attended with 30-60 people signing up for each event on the Facebook site. So don't let low RSVP attendance here on ASL of the Capital Region dissuade you from joining in since there will be lots of people to sign and have fun with!

See you there!

Latham Coffee Chat - returning in APRIL (Aril 8, 2022)

Needs a location

What: ASL Coffee Chat

Time: 5:30-9pm

When: Second Friday of Each Month

Where: Latham Farms Panera Bread

Who: All levels and ages are welcome!

Enjoy a meal, beverages and goodies at Panera Bread: http://www.panerabread.com/.

Hi everyone, my name is Maureen Thorpe, called by Mo. I have hosted an ASL Coffee Chat in the past. I have decided to host again but this time at a different location. My ASL Chat is now held on every second Friday evening of the month at the Latham Farms Panera Bread. The time is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This is for EVERYONE - meaning fluent signers and ASL Students who need to come to practice their homework in between classes. Interpreters, educational staff and deaf community members are also welcome to come. Ages do not matter, all are welcome!!

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there!!!


Latham ASL Chat - canceled til further notice

Needs a location

Hello all and welcome! This group meets every third Thursday of the month from 5:30-8:30pm at the Latham Panera Bread. All levels of sign and hearing are welcome.

We would like this group to be used to help others find more opportunities to learn about deaf culture and learn ASL, so please feel free to share any ASL & deaf events in the area!

If you are on facebook, feel free to join the group called "ASL & Deaf Events in the Upper Hudson/Capital District area".

ASL Silent Chat (in Saratoga) - Open in-person again!

Needs a location

~ ASL Silent Chat ~

Welcome to 23rd year of ASL silent chat in Saratoga county. Let's gathering and have a bunch of fun!

It will be held on 3rd Friday each month at 6pm from March to May 2023 except Feb. 2023 (I’ll inform later). At Market 32, Starnucks area, on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs (Home Depot building is behind). Here is the address:
3045 New York 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Please mark on your calendar.
The dates are:
March 18, April 15, May 20 (Feb 2023 Fire Mountain at West Mt. Ski Area), Mar 20, Apr 17, & May 15.



From South, off at Exit 15, make right turn onto Rt. 50 North/East. At 2nd traffic lights, you'll notice the sign for "Market 32 by Price Chopper" on right side, make right turn and then make first left turn onto Market 32 by Price Chopper & go farther to parking a lot & entrance at 2 last doors.

From North, off at Exit 15, make left turn onto Rt. 50 North/East. At 3rd traffic lights, you'll notice the sign for "Market 32 by Price Chopper" on right side, make right turn and then make first left turn onto Market 32 by Price Chopper & go farther to parking & entrance at 2 last doors.

If you have any questions or concerns, email me at anytime.

Thanks, Colette & Paul Steves
In remembrance by Jane & Bob Fluman

Past events (650)

NO Silent Chat at Wilton Barnes & Noble - canceled

Needs a location

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