Night Of the Walking Red 2: Oct. 1, 2014 Troy, NY

The League of Extraordinary Red Heads gathers for its annual, Oct. 1 Pumpkin Ale Toast at Brown's Brewing Co. Troy, New York. 2014

The League of Extraordinary Red Heads gathers again for its annual, Oct. 1 Pumpkin Ale Toast at Brown’s Brewing Co. Troy, New York, 2014. Photo by Tonya Scanlon Massey, 2013

The League of Extraordinary Red Heads will host “Night of the Walking Red 2” this Oct. 1, 2014 at Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy, NY. The event will feature a “marginally symbolic ‘Toast of the Coppertops'” to celebrate the first batch of locally brewed Pumpkin Ale and to mark the change of season in New York’s Hudson Valley.

This year, the Mayor of Troy has issued an official proclamation to mark the occasion:

Now, therefore, I, Lou Rosamilia, Mayor of the City of Troy, do hereby proclaim that, on Oct. 1, 2014, our fair city shall also be known on this day as GINGER CITY, USA, a Shangri-La or Brigadoon for red heads around the world to visit and “kick back in,” not be kicked.

One downtown hotel, Franklin Square Inn and Suites, is even offering a special $99 room rate for redheaded travelers on Oct. 1. (Call 518-274-8800 or Toll Free US 1-866-708-2233 and ask for the “Red Head Rate.”) And participating local businesses will be offering “Ginger Discounts” for those brandishing League of Extraordinary Red Heads “Member” cards (which are distributed free during events). Brown’s Brewing Co. will be serving “Wholly Moses Pumpkin Ale” brewed locally with pumpkins from the Moses Farm (as in the family of the late American painter “Grandma Moses”) of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. There will be a special ginger and pumpkin themed menu. Other features will be added and announced on the fly.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to “join” the facebook event so organizers can better prepare for the expected crowd.


The League of Extraordinary Red Heads Presents:
“Night of the Walking Red” & “Toast of the Coppertops”
An Autumnal Rite with “Wholly Moses Pumpkin Ale”
Oct. 1, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. Start | Free Admission
Brown’s Brewing Co. 417 River Street, Troy NY

Night of the Walking Red 2 Poster

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