Drawing: Tickets to Champagne on the Park

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

We're starting off the week with two things that make us happy -- tulips and champagne bubbles.

It's Tulip Festival week, and that means this Thursday is the annual Champagne on the Park event, in Albany's Washington Park. It's what it sounds like: sipping champagne, nibbling tasty treats, and taking in the tulips in Washington Park before the crowds descend.

And AOA has a pair of tickets to give away. Maybe to you.

To enter, please answer the following question in the comments of this post:

Tulips have some interesting names like Queen of the Night and Russian Princess. Some are also named after people -- there's a Dorothy Hamill and a Diana (for the princess). There's even a Donald Duck tulip. What would you name a tulip?

And if you'd like to describe this tulip as well, go for it. We'll draw one winner at random.

Champagne on the Park is this Thursday (May 9) from 5:30-9:30 pm, and includes complimentary champagne, wine, hors' d'oeuvres from Lark Street BID merchants, and music by the Graham Tichy Quartet. The event is a fundraiser for the arts programs run by the Lark Street BID throughout the year. Tickets are $60, or $100 per couple, if you buy them in advance. If you buy them at the event, they're $70 per person and $120 per couple.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 10 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) 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 noon on Tuesday and must respond by 10 am on Wednesday, May 8.

AOA is a media sponsor for Champagne on the Park

Comments

Two-Lip Tulip

Jerry Jennings Tulip, which is orange of course.

A Calla Tulip (after my daughter)

Tictac Tiptoe Tulips

I would name a tulip that was dark red Dutchmans Revenge

The "Read My Tulips" a nod to George H. W. Bush

i'd name a tulip maggie rose, after my daughter. she's the brightest thing in my life. :)

Blushing Bella

petunia

Albany Rose

Irish Rose

2Lip Shakur

Ombre Tulip

Nipper's Beauty

Tulip-git to Quit

In honor of the event, I'd name a tulip Champagne Cocktail, pale ivory shot w/gold, frothy variety like a double.

Pterodactyl Ptulips

The Desmond Tutu Tulip sports a brilliant shade of cardinal red.

Two-Lips Tulip!

Spring Splendor

The tulips I planted outside of my gate are from the 2007 Tulip Fest, and they're called "Hillary Clinton," haha. But if I had to choose, I'd go with William Shatner, because duh.

JunSan after the Buddhist nun Jun Yatsuda of the Grafton Peace Pagoda.

Beverwyck

Hallelujah-it's-FINALLY-spring Tulip. (A little long and inelegant but it gets the general sentiment across.)

Terminator Tulips

Khaleesi Tulips!

one mouth two lips

Tulipcious

Super Tulip

Minnie Martinelli

Bikini Envy

2lipz

just another tulip

Troy-lip and the bottom part of the flower would be white, like a collar.

I would name my tulip Audrey II.

Tulipology

Tulipasaurus Rex. It would look like one of those parrot varieties, but with jagged "teeth".

I'd name a tulip Pantone 205

Tri-City Tulip

I'd name one of the black tulips, the "Don Draper" tulip.

The Little Nipper

Tifferet (it means magnificence in Hebrew)

Gene Kelly the tulip

Trump Tulip. Can't beat um.

Tulle Tulip

Tulipcious

The "Sugar Muffin Tulip" for my niece!

Ella

Don't Look at Me

Bob

The Jerry Jennings -- a rare bronze-colored specimen that hurts your eyes when you look at it. Maybe it still smells good, I wouldn't know.

Talented Tulip

If I had a tulip that looked like a Burning Heart, but had blue on white instead of red on white, I would call it a Royal Blood. If it were a creamy brown and white, I would call it a Cappuccino.

Albany's splendor

George!

Tootie

dirt

Mufasa

A Weird Year

Tuligit to quit

Pink Bubbles

Tick-Tock-Tulip

The Hudson

ta te ti to tulip!

Typical Tulip

the chuck norris tulip

Flower power

The Patrooness

An apricot colored tulip called the Bellini, after the champagne and apricot nector cocktail

the ashhart

Our Tulips are Sealed

Fort Orange you glad I didn't say banana tulip

Hudson sunset

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