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Hidden City event tours houses, gardens

The 41st annual Hidden City House and Garden Tour will take place Thursday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., as more than a dozen homeowners in the Center Square and Hudson/Park neighborhoods in Albany  open their homes and gardens to the public.
City Historian Tony Opalka will talk about the history of the neighborhood. New this year will be a flower pot competition in Hudson-Jay Park where participants can choose their favorite and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to a Lark Street restaurant.
Tickets cost $20 and can be picked up from 4 to 7 p.m. the day of the tour along with map and program with locations of houses on the self-guided event. Most houses are within walking distance of each other.
The event, which will happen rain or shine,  is sponsored by Historic Albany Foundation.
Purchase tickets the day of the tour from 4 to 7 p.m. at  Capital Wine and Spirits, 348 State St., Albany. (518-689-0160),  and at 235 Lark St., in front of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albany. To buy tickets online, visit http://www.albany.com/.

This year, the Lark Street BID is also putting together a list of discounts for area restaurants and businesses that you can enjoy on the night of the tour. The businesses include Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar, TapAsia, El Loco Mexican Cafe, Lark Tavern, McGuire’s, Savoy Taproom, Cafe Hollywood, LAX, Berben & Wolff’s, Lark & Lily Winebar & Kitchen, Bongiorno’s Italian Restaurant, Shagorika Restaurant, Capital Wine & Spirits, OH Bar, The Lionhearted Pub, Elissa Halloran Designs, Brew and National Upholstering.

Gloria Mazure

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