Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC

Update: the winner has been notified!

We have two passes for the Saratoga Jazz Festival this weekend at SPAC. We're giving them away to someone. That person might be you.

To enter, answer this question in the comments:

Today is the longest daylight of the year -- if you could do whatever you wanted, how would you spend that sunlight?

We'll pick one winner at random from the comments.

The Saratoga Jazz Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at SPAC. The lineup includes Sharon Jones and Dap Kings (embedded above), Michael McDonald, George Wein and the Newport All Stars, Angelique Kidjo, and bunch of others. One day ticket start at $45.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 10 am on Wednesday (June 22, 2011) to be entered in the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Wednesday and must respond by 9 am on Thursday (June 23, 2011).


I'd spend it wondering why it gets hotter over the course of the summer if the sun isn't out as long as it is on the first day of the season...and then re-reading a sixth-grade science textbook.

I work in a dungeon in the Empire State Plaza. Anywhere that involves being outdoors and actually seeing the sun!

on a boat on the water, preferably the ocean...but the boat must have a port-a-potty, I miss the smell of the salt air.

adventuring, reading in the shade, naps in the sun, and bbqing with friends!

This would be a great way to spend the weekend!
For the ideal Solstice day, I would skip work, read a book in the sun, eat lunch on the patio at Brown's or Dinosaur BBQ, work in my garden, make dinner on the grill, play Volleyball and then stay up and watch the sunset!

Take the day off from work to go fishing with my husband.

Skip out on work and head up to the Adirondacks for a white water rafting trip, grab some grub at Mr. Bee's in Queensbury and then take the bikes out for a nice ride. Ice cream at Kurver Cream would be the icing on the cake to finish off the day!

I intend to be out on the patio all evening.

I'd drive to the closest ocean beach, and on the way I'd pick up fresh corn, clams, and lobster. I'd throw an old school clam bake, swim and eat all day, and then as the sun sets get a little fire going and bust out the s'mores.

I'd go whale watching off the coast of Gloucester-then lay out on the beach!

Take the day off from work, have a picnic, a nice long walk and end with some ice cream!

i would pick berries from the back of a unicorn, go swimming with a mermaid, and fly around with peter pan.

Washington Park with my dog and a book

Lake George

Seeing Michelle Shocked at Caffe Lena and dancing in Circles, not necessarily in that order, or maybe both at the same time :)

Mini-golf marathon followed by a book (aka a nap) in the hammock. Lemonade would be involved. As would The Ice Cream Man.

I'd start with a relaxed breakfast and an extra cup of coffee, at home on my deck, a few errands and chores before noon and then a picnic with someone special. An afternoon nap would set me up for a run, followed by a shower and delicious dinner prepared at home and enjoyed with good company and maybe a cold bottle of rose'.

Id spend it in a park with my beautiful fiancée and our wonderful children.

laying in the sun, on a beach.

I think this means that I can play tennis outside later than normal. I'll do that.

I think I'd go hang out w/Christy. Definitely digging the Unicorn, the Mermaid & Peter Pan.

I would spend it eating fresh picked strawberries and swimming in the pool at Kaaterskill Falls. Oh wait, that is how I spent it!

Being outside putting away the snow shovels.

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