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 (5+)

Latham ASL Chat

Panera Bread

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 Student Practice at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Wilton

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Saratoga

ASL Practice Time: 6 - 9pm All levels of American Sign Language welcome with a focus on students. Join Barb and Robert for an evening of signed conversation at the Saratoga Barnes & Noble cafe. This is a good opportunity to learn/practice some ASL skills. We welcome beginners and more advanced students as well as Deaf signers. No voices please :)

Johnstown ASL Chat

Fulton Montgomery Community College

Amsterdam ASL Chat is taking a break for the summer (no chats June, July and August) - See you in September! Time: 6-10pm 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, year round. Fulton Montgomery Community College ASL 1 and 2 students will be there to meet & greet 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

Panera Bread

What: ASL Coffee Chat Time: 6-9pm 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 6 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!!! Mo

Past events (460)

ASL Silent Chat in Saratoga

The Market Bistro inside Price Chopper

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