Drawing: Tickets for Albany Barn Fusion 2017

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The Albany Barn's annual Fusion "anti-gala" returns October 20. The event features food from a lineup of local chefs, wine and craft beverage pairings, music, and art. And we have a pair of "catalyst" tickets to give away -- maybe to you.

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

What are two Capital Region things that should be combined -- and what would they create?

We've asked this question before and gotten fun answers, so we're looking forward to what people come up with again. It could be two anything -- be creative. We'll pick one winner at random.

Here's what's in store for Fusion this year:
+ A food menu led by Michelle Hines Abram and guest chefs Joan Dembinski, Melissa Doney, Ella Montelone, Rachel Mabb, Marla Ortega, Donna Purnomo, Anna Weisheit, and Courtney Withey.
+ Wine, craft beverages, coffee, desserts.
+ An Albany Distilling Co. tasting station.
+ Music from Victory Soul Orchestra and Jordan Taylor Hill.
+ Live painting showdowns.
+ Silent auction and wine pull.

The catalyst tickets also includes reserved parking and a commemorative Albany Barn glassware with signature cocktail.

Fusion is Friday, October 20 starting at 6 pm at the Barn (56 Second Street). Tickets are $75 / $125 for catalyst / $200 for catalyst couple. The event is a fundraiser for the Albany Barn.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2017 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 Friday and must respond by noon on Monday, October 16.

AOA is sponsor of Fusion.


Breakfast diner at the Egg to equal Ham and Eggs

Combine the New York Senate and Assembly to make a unicameral legislature.

The new bicycle ride share plus better drivers in the Capital District.

Fusion of Racetrack and NY Wineries, they would create horse track racing and winery tours so each race would end with a different winery tasting. "Horses & Wines"

Oakwood Cemetery and an apple orchard. Dodging gravestones makes apple picking more of an adventure!

Take out from a favorite Lark Street restaurant and a candle lit table in Washington Park, creating the best romantic date ever.

This region's amazing architecture and a sense of wonder. If you've lived among them your whole life, it might seem like some of these gems have lost their sparkle - but I'm pretty sure that's just dust in the eye of the beholder.

Combine Nipper and the Egg. Make it look like a puppy is sleeping on a dog bed in our skyline. Endear everyone to the capital and it's welcoming, animal friendly ways.

The county-owned parking lot on Washington Avenue (between Henry Johnson and Lark) should be combined with folks who are seeking parking in the evening and on the weekends to create dozens of available parking spaces for people interested in frequenting businesses on Lark Street and Central/Washington Avenues.

Lyft/Uber and busy parents who need rides for their kids to school, sports, playdates, etc. This creates a SAFE and affordable rideshare program just for children.

Does it have to be just 2? How about all of the disjointed bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure around the region? Making progress but the slow rate of improvements and the misinformed opposition are excruciating.

a public/private partnership (CDTA and local bar/restaurant owners) that could run a free hop on/hop off circulator bus on a loop from downtown establishments to places in the warehouse district

Henry Hudson Planetarium + Sky Zone Trampoline Park = Reaching for the Stars

Combine Lark Street area restaurants/bars with the Pearl Street/Warehouse ones to create a cohesive downtown area.

I would merge Nipper with the Albany All Stars so we can have a super cool giant skating dog to tear up the town...

pretty fall leaves & spring flowers ALL YEAR!

What about combining the gondola project and the Northway trek to Saratoga? It could alleviate traffc and travel time..maybe?

Capital Region museums and downtown restaurants/bars. Food and drinks, with a twist of history? The perfect day.

Local casino's + Mohawk Hudson Humane Society = Bets for Pets.
A night of casino table games, craft food and beer, silent auctions and more where all proceeds go to the humane society to help animals in need.

Gus's hot dogs (with the works of course) with Druther's mac-n-cheese. It's about time we had a mini-hot dog mac.

Saratoga summers with the magic of Albany's upstate autumns.

Spectrum Theater and New World Bistro should combine and join forces to offer a dinner and movie combo...and offer cocktails during the movie!

Water Slide World and the hill down State St.

Downtown Albany could use a splash of fun.

Two things I'd combine would be the great camping we have in the local forests and mountains with some of the great craft breweries and cideries in the area. Maybe some kind of pop-up bar at the camp sites? Happy(hour) Trails?

Famous Lunch hotdogs and bartender’s creativity at the Shop for some cocktail weenie cocktails.

All the towns and villages!!!

I'd love to see General Electric bring out their Energizer Bunny for some Salsa and team up with Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra for a "Batteries for Boricuas" fundraiser to benefit Puerto Rico.

Cider Belly and the ice cream truck!!!!!

Combine the Hudson River Bike trail with the Helderberg Bike Trail for a great bike trail.

Death wish coffee and cider belly donuts. What a better way to wake up !!

Dog park and bar in one. A Bark Bar! Somewhere for the dogs to play while the humans enjoy beverages.

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