Drawing: Tickets for Rest Fest 2014

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Drawing's closed! Winners have been emailed!

The annual Restoration Festival will be back at the CAC Woodside in Troy this Friday and Saturday. We have three pairs of weekend passes to the festival, and we're giving them away. Maybe to you.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something in the Capital Region that you'd like to restore?

It could be a building, of course. But it could be all sorts of things -- like an item to a menu at a local restaurant, or an event, or a feeling about a place, whatever. We'll draw three winners at random -- each winner will get two passes.

The Restoration Festival is this Friday and Saturday (August 15 and 16) at the CAC Woodside campus in Troy. It has 20 bands lined up for two stages. A weekend pass is $25 ahead ($30 at the door) / Friday only is $15 ($20 at the door) / Saturday is $20 ($25 at the door).

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 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 10 pm on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday, August 14.

AOA is a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

Comments

I'd like to restore gas prices. NY should not be taxing gas that much!

The Victrola box Nipper is longing for.
Pic: http://fxb.worth1000.com/entries/551719/reunited-with-his-master-s-voice

The DeJohn's cheese platter #RIP

I would like to restore the bustling downtowns of all the cities in the region ala that Friday Nights in Troy article/interview you recently published. That sounds like so much fun!

I would like to see the sewage system restored! Crossing my fingers for a dry basement during this next upcoming storm. I could really use some music to lift my spirits from the flooding (just saying)

The old cold storage building downtown

Sanity (sorry, just had to say it, but not a viable candidate for tickets... out of town this week-end) :)

the waterfront

The waterfront before 787 was built.

Let's get Valentines (The Low Beat) back to where it used to be!

I would like to see the complete restoration of Wellington Row. And I strongly second the waterfront comment.

Restore live music at Revolution Hall in Troy.

The parking lot at Colonie Center before the mall expansion. It used to be so easy to get in and out.

Restore Art Night in Sch'dy!

Proctors Theatre in Troy

I want to restore the Albany waterfront to an accessible public space. People before cars.

Let's restore the upper Hudson river so we can swim in it once again! !!

The downtown Albany restaurant scene! More seasonal, locally-focused menus, please.

I sadly can't attend so I refuse the right to win, but I had to say I totally agree with Jbird (Music returning to Rev Hall - my favorite local venue) and Patrick (cold storage building restoration)!

I'd like to see a Jillian's type dance club in Albany

Schenectady!

shades of green

Midnight movies at the spectrum should be revived!

Clifton Park should be restored to that period just before humans arrived there.

Restore the streetcars.

restore Albany's access to the waterfront and continue the restoration of downtown!

Obviously, the flaming runaway bulldozer.

I'd like to restore New Scotland to the way it used to be. Bring back the old Valentine's!

I'd like to see a restored State Street in downtown Albany. Big, beautiful, functional, revenue and tax producing properties that lead up to our restored Capital.

Downtown area and the waterfront!

Restore the right of citizens to say no to the oil trains and the potential disaster they carry.

I'll agree with the above, restore the rivers to a swimmable condition.

A sense of neighborhood and community. My street is now all folks who have retired and reminice with my boyfriend and me often about the days they spent in our basement bar with my boyfriend's grandparents who owned the home years back. They had dinner parties, cocktails and laughs together on a Friday or Saturday night with most residents on the street. I'd love to see that neighborhood feel restored, and not in the "community" sense of festivals, beautification efforts and volunteer work; while those things are an asset to any society, I'm talking a social community where neighbors were friends and enjoyed a drink and a laugh and didn't stay holed up inside their home.

Monday music in Washington Park. Price Chopper used to host.

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