Drawing: Champagne on the Park 2018

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

The annual Champagne on the Park event will be back in Albany's Washington Park May 10. The party -- which is set up near the tulips beds in the park -- includes live music, a vintage photo booth, food from Lark Street-area businesses, drinks, and of course, champagne.

We have a pair of tickets to the event, and we're giving them away. To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something around the Capital Region that you're looking forward to doing this summer?

Could be a place you want to go. Could be an activity. Could be ice cream from your favorite stand. Could be whatever. We'll draw one winner a random. That person will get the pair of tickets.

Champagne on the Park 2018 is Thursday, May 10 starting at 6 pm. This year's theme is "Pretty in Pink."

General admission tickets are currently $80 per person and available online. The event is a fundraiser for the Lark Street BID.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018 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 Monday and must respond by noon on Tuesday, May 8.


This summer, I am looking forward to hours of careless, shoeless outdoor reading, the sun warming my skin and hair, while cooling myself with a glass of pink summer wine and enjoying lazy, satisfying meals of sweet corn-on-the-cob and ice pops.

Outdoor dinner on the deck with friends and neighbors.

Can't wait for Track season!

Margaritas on the El Mariachi patio

Yummy yummy produce from farm stands and being able to pick my own fresh berries.

Our friend has a camp in Sacandaga Lake. We can't wait to sit outside on the dock at night, have some drinks, and watch the lights from the boats going by.

Concerts at SPAC.

taking the bike path to troy for the farmers market!

Wandering the Troy Farmers' Market

Strawberry picking!

Friday happy hours on one of the many great patios around Lark/Broadway in Albany

Picking fresh fruit at Samascott Orchards.

Looking forward as always to grilling every night and strawberry picking!

The same thing I look forward to every summer, Pinky...getting to/from my favorite places via bicycle.

Ice cream at emack!

I can't wait to check out the Grafton Peace Padoga!!!

Patio living, checking out the outdoor spaces at the local breweries, berry picking at Indian Ladder Farms, and The Track.

Hiking around the Adirondacks!!

Just one thing??? How about the awesome list of shows this Summer starting with David Blaine at the Palace!

The Tulip Festival!

Eating fresh, homegrown tomatoes!

Looking forward to hiking around the region and drinks after on patios!


Taking it all in on leisurely drives with the windows down throughout this beautiful region.

The all day BBQ's that turn into bonfires in the evening. Always a great time with friends.

I can't wait for swim holes, waterfalls, and picnic lunches. We have the most wonderful location for mini hikes, and magical natural pool swims.

Kayaking on Saratoga Lake!

This summer I'm looking forward to strolling around the rose garden at Central Park once it's in bloom, going to fairs & flea markets and enjoying the many outdoor dining options around the capital district!

Like others, I'm most excited to enjoy some of the great patios of albany's restaurants!

I'm looking forward to walking around Buckingham Pond then immediately following that up with a small sundae (Brew Ha Ha, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and hot fudge) from Stewart's.

Hiking in the Adirondacks

Definitely eating ice cream, outdoors, at one of the many ice cream stands in the capital region.


I’m really looking forward to taking my son to Huck Finn’s Playland for the first time!

Full moon runs through the Normanskill Farm and Albany Muni with my lunar b*tch running partners.

Picnics in the park!

Hiking! Catskills, ADK...

Picnicking and watching the Park Playhouse series.

Enjoying the Adirondacks, whether it be sitting our having beers by the lake, or hiking around. We are lucky to have them so close.

Walking The Rail Train with the dog.

hiking my first high peak!

Stoop drinks!

Trying a new ice cream flavor at Flavors on Central Avenue. Maybe Grape Nut.

Riding the tandem with my husband.

I'm ready for happy hours on a patio!

Beverages on the stoop!

Driving all the back roads my S2000.

Music, music, and more music.

Stoop gaherings

Food and beer in the Albany Warehouse District

I love all of the outdoor music events like Alive at Five and Rockin on the River!

Patio dining, preferably on water :)

Patio drinks!

Picnics in Washington Park!

This summer, I'm looking forward to walking around the Troy Farmers Market while eating some Dutch Udder ice cream.

It's hard to choose just one, but those random mid-week days where you decide to take off of work and head up to one of the lakes for a day.

Taking a walk down to Collins park, then going to get ice cream at Jumping Jacks.

Farmer's markets, hikes, Kendrick Lamar at SPAC.

Kayaking on local lakes and rivers.

Looking forward to great (free!) theater at Park Playhouse in Washington Park.

Looking forward to free outdoor music like Alive at Five

Hanging out in the adirondacks

Heading to Samascott and picking fresh blueberries

Hiking in the Adirondacks

Taking my kids to Washington Park for picnics and to play on the playground. Walks down to Emack & Bolio's for ice cream and live music. And taking our first family trip up to the Adirondacks!

Dining alfresco and porch drinks with the pup!

Porch drinks with Michelle and her pup!

Kayaking at the many wonderful lakes in the area

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