Welcome to the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations Web Site!

The Council of  Albany (NY) Neighborhood Associations, commonly known as "CANA," is a nonpartisan federation of neighborhood associations and related organizations that was founded in 1976.  Subscribe to the CANA mailing list, by clicking here. Please note that CANA is now using Google Groups for its listserv as Topica stopped working.
  • The upcoming meetings are as follows: 
    •   May 6, 2015, Albany School District – Bill Hogan, Library Budget Presentation -Scott C. Jarzombek. An agenda and the April 1 meeting minutes can be found here.

    •  June 3, 2015, Albany Police Department

  • Neighborhood Walking Tours - Discover the wonders of Albany one neighborhood at a time through the following walking tours:
    • 1.       West End, Saturday, May 02, 2015, at  2:30 PM. The estimated time is 1.5  hours and the estimated distance is 2 miles. "We’ll start from the small parking area in front of the city recreation building on Clinton Avenue, just past Bleecker Stadium.   At the first opening in the black fence,   just past Partridge Street going uptown, marked by a red-on-white sign, “Bleecker Stadium,” there is a driveway to pull into.  People will have a chance to rest their feet at the Orchard Tavern after the walk.  Everyone will get a satellite map of the area we’ll walk, and probably there will a list ready a week or so beforehand of the sites we’ll take a look at.

      2.        Mansion, Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Meet in Bleecker Park in front of the Cathedral; it's on Madison Place by Eagle & Madison.

      3.       Pastures, Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 1:30 PM. The estimated time is 1 hour, and the estimated distance is 1.25 miles. Meet at Madison & South Pearl.

      4.       West Hill, Saturday, June 06, 2015. The details will be announced as we get closer to the event.                

  • CANA dues are due for 2015 by January 31, 2015 and are $25 for neighborhood associations and $10 for individuals.   Membership applications can be found at the bottom of this page. The following NA's have paid: Albany Guardian Socieyt, Beverwyck,  Delaware, Eagle Hill NA, Helderberg, Hudson Park, Lincoln Park, Manning Blvd NA, Mansion, Melrose, New Albany NA, North Albany, Park South, Pine Hills, Sheridan Hollow, Upper Washington, University at Albany, West End, West Hill Spirit. A current list of members can be found here.
  • The Executive Board members for 2015/2016 can be found here.
  • Information about how Albany has become part of a virtual oil pipeline can be found here.
  • Classics from the CANA archives are on this site:
    bullet Brief History of CANA
    bullet Starting a Neighborhood Association
    bullet Increasing Neighborhood Association Participation

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