Thanks to all who participated! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming NOAH Connections virtual gatherings!
New Friendships Await in Atlanta!
When adults with albinism gather, something magical happens. Differences in cultures, ethnicities, age, and more fade, and similarities of experiences take center stage. Friendships are forged and lives changed.
Who’s Waiting for YOU?
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Adult weekends are an opportunity for adults with albinism to gather together as a small group and enjoy time with each other. For some, these weekends are a much anticipated chance to see old friends and for first-timers, an opportunity to meet new people and begin building those lifelong friendships for which the entire NOAH community is known.
Take a look back at some fun times shared at previous adult weekends!
Adults with Albinism Weekend
September 27-29, 2019
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Schedule of Events:
Opening Session and Introductions
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Dinner at Pitypat’s Porch (included)
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Parenting Without Pigment
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
How Do You Get There?
Dealing with Negative Comments
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Hobbies & Interests
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch on your own
1:30 – 5:00 PM
World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium (included)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Hot Breakfast (included)
10:00 – 11:00 AM
25 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Based on Gone with the Wind the story is told that when Scarlett visited Atlanta, she always stayed with Aunt Pittypat. During those visits, Aunty Pitty would prepare only her best recipes. At Pittypat’s Porch, the tradition continues. Traditional southern fare will give attendees a true taste of the South.
World of Coca-Cola
This Atlanta museum is located at 121 Baker Street in Atlanta, just blocks away from where John Pemberton created the original Coca-Cola formula. The museum features exhibits about the secret formula of Coca-Cola, a 4D movie where an intrepid scientist and his assistant set out to find the secret for themselves (featuring actors James Meehan and Jameelah Silva), and allows visitors to taste 60 different flavors from around the world. It also houses a fully functional bottling line that produced 8-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola for distribution to its guests. However, citing operation costs, since 2013, the plant runs in simulation.
The Georgia Aquarium houses more than a hundred thousand animals and represents several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons (38,000 m3) of marine and salt water. It was the largest aquarium in the world from its opening in 2005 until 2012, when it was surpassed by Marine Life Park in Singapore.
While the registration fee for NOAH Adult Weekend includes dinner on Friday, a trip to The World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday, the itinerary still allows for some free time to explore other local offerings. Atlanta is filled with fun attractions, activities, and dining for a wide variety of interests; there’s something for everyone!
Activities & Attractions
Get ready to explore Atlanta! The bus routes cover everything from Downtown to Buckhead to include the Buckhead Mansion Tour, Civil War Battleground Sites, walking the Beltline, The Swan House (Featured on “The Hunger Games”) and dozens of other sites! See the homes of your favorite celebrities on our Buckhead Mansion Tour. Let us be your tour guide as we explore the many unique and amazing sights this world famous city has to offer!
Atlanta Bus tours start at the Chick-fil-a located inside the mall (Peachtree Center Mall) attached to the Hyatt.
Born out of a love for beer, Atlanta, and the fine breweries our city has to offer, we bring to you the Atlanta Beer Bus. A hop-on/hop-off, party shuttle servicing Atlanta’s most delicious breweries for only $15 per person all day!
Experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club. Tour routes and locations are subject to change.
Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari style seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With our convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure.
95,000 square feet. A 45-yard indoor football field. More than 50 engaging and interactive exhibits. A shrine to the greatest to ever play or coach the game. All in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the world headquarters of CNN with this tour experience. You will take a 50-minute walking tour with your very own guide through the halls of CNN Center and get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world. You will also get a more in-depth look at how the world’s largest news organization operates. From the historic first newscast to the now living legacy, learn how CNN became the worldwide leader in news.
The BeltLine (also Beltline or Belt Line) is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, Georgia, under development in stages as a multi-use trail. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in a rough state but hikeable. Using existing rail track easements, the BeltLine is designed to improve transportation, add green space, and promote redevelopment.
The High Museum of Art is the Southeast’s leading art museum and home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, special exhibitions, and celebrated architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden.
There’s a world within the world of Mother Nature at Piedmont Park. Not only is Piedmont Park host to hundreds of events each year, there are over 200 acres of green space to enjoy.
A young boy grows up in a time of segregation…A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s papers and other material relating to the Carter Administration and the Carter family’s life.
The Center was first imagined by civil rights legends Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and was launched by former Mayor Shirley Franklin. The effort gained broad-based corporate and community support to become one of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American Civil Rights Movement and the contemporary struggle for Human Rights around the world.
Established in 2007, The Center’s groundbreaking 42,000-square-foot facility is located on Pemberton Place®, adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, on land donated by the Coca-Cola Company.
Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Less than a mile from downtown, its 48 acres are full of treasures – history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias. It’s a wedding venue, a green space, an art gallery, a classroom space, and a place to celebrate the city’s rich and fascinating past and future.
On February 22, 2019, Atlanta History Center opened Cyclorama: The Big Picture, featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta. At the centerpiece of this new multi-media experience is a 132-year-old hand-painted work of art that stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, and weighs 10,000 pounds. This painting is one of only two cycloramas in the United States—the other being the Battle of Gettysburg cyclorama —making Atlanta home to one of America’s largest historic treasures.
The Hyatt Regency offers multiple dining options on property and over 20 restaurants are located within walking distance from the hotel.
For the more adventurous, here is a list of dining options a short Uber/Lyft or MARTA ride away.
PONCE CITY MARKET breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. The classic structure, which is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, has been reinvented as a vibrant community hub housing the Central Food Hall, various shops, flats and offices, all while pointing back to the roots of its inception. The market infuses vigor and excitement into this historically-signiﬁcant structure, located in one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhoods.
(Also, a great way to view the city on the rooftop and carnival attractions $15 admission.)
Whether looking for a supreme salad orchestrated by you at Salata, a burger like no other at Atlantic Grill or chicken done right at Chick-a-Biddy we have it all when it comes to brunch, lunch, dinner and more. Atlantic Station is your destination with 15 choices all conveniently located in one place.
There’s not a faster, fresher, or more fun-filled dining experience like it anywhere! Gordy family-owned and operated since 1928, The Varsity is a downtown Atlanta institution, and The World’s Largest Drive-in Restaurant.
The Vortex is simply a cool, casual bar with a unique atmosphere, that was designed to be enjoyed by decent, fun-loving adults. No pretense. No nonsense. Service is hospitable but may also be a little quirky or sassy at times.
September 27-29, 2019
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30303
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Street, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is steps from the MARTA station and walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium.
Registration is now closed. See you there!!
Fee: $130 pp*
*Includes Friday dinner, Saturday group outing and Sunday Continental Breakfast