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Wine & Dine for the Arts

January 14-16, 2016 

The 2016 Wine & Dine event information: 

On January 14 - 16, 2016, The City of Albany will host the 7th Anniversary Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival presented by Adirondack Appliance at the Hilton Albany. The 2016 Festival will bring together over 70 Innovative Chefs, 250 Global Wine, Spirit & NYS Craft Beer companies. Festival attendees will savor the finest in culinary offerings, as well as have the opportunity to attend high profile seminars.

2016 marks the seventh year of the highly anticipated Albany Chef's Food & Wine Festival, a three-day festival that markets Albany's restaurants, chefs, and their innovative cuisine; educates consumers on healthy, sustainable agriculture; and provides sustainable funding for the support and preservation of the not-for-profit arts community in Albany, NY.


2016 Festival Events: 


Thursday, January 14, 2016 | City Hall | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

  • Mayor's Opening Celebration 

Friday, January 15, 2016 | Hilton Albany | 4 - 8 PM

  • Battle of the Bartenders: Manhattan Edition
  • Culinary Demos on the Bluestar Culinary Stage
  • Educational Seminars
  • NYS Craft Beer Pavilion
  • Rising Star Chef Pavilion
  • VIP Fire & Ice Lounge 

Friday, January 16, 2016 | 90 State Events | 8 - 11 PM

  • 2016 Slider Slam, 15 Chefs competing for best sliders in People's and Judges' Choice Awards! Craft beer pairings by Brewery Ommegang.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Hilton Albany | 11 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Chemex Cup 2016, pour over coffee paird with artisanal donuts.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Hilton Albany | 12 - 4 PM

  • Educational Seminars 
  • NYS Craft Beer Pavilion
  • Rising Star Chef Pavilion
  • Adirondack Appliance Signature Chef Invitational
  • Battle of the Bartenders: Blood Mary Edition
  • VIP Fire & Ice Lounge 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Hilton Albany | 6 PM

  • Grand Gala Reception & 6 Course Dinner 


To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or to learn more about the arts organizations this event supports, please visit www.albanywinefest.com.

2016 Festival Primary Beneficiaries

Albany Barn
Albany Barn, in partnership with the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany, has re-purposed the long-abandoned St. Joseph's Academy, located on North Swan Street in the City's Arbor Hill neighborhood, into a vibrant creative arts incubator and community art center called "The Barn." The Barn, which opened in April 2014, consists of 22 subsidized live/work apartments for artists and over 13,000 square feet of low cost work and rehearsal suites, a recording studio, and ample exhibition, performance and programming space.

Capital Repertory Theatre

Capital Repertory Theatre's mission is to create meaningful theatre with an authentic connection to the community we serve. We offer extraordinary experiences to young people of the region that support NY State's education goals and standards and help young people to increase critical thinking, self-esteem, courage and personal skills for lifelong success. Capital Rep works to be a strategic player in the dialogue about the role of the arts in our schools, community, region and nation.

The Palace Theatre

The Palace is proud to be the home of the ASO, and also the new home of Park Playhouse's administrative offices through shared service agreements which make PPH, the Palace and the ASOmore sustainable by sharing resources. The Palace will continue its tradition of providing free school-time programming for local students. The Palace regularly opens its door to non-profit-based and community-minded events, regularly hosting fund-raisers, benefit concerts and civic events such as Eat Health Albany and The Big Read, and partnering with great charitable organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Palace Theater also hosts annual events for local Dance Companies and arts schools such as The Music Studio and Eleanor's School of The Dance. The Palace also opens its doors to individuals in the community for events such as weddings and photo shoots, and to local corporations who wish to use the theatre for company events.

Park Playhouse

Park Playhouse augments the quality of life for a diverse audience in the Capital District by producing free musicals and plays in an outdoor setting, and providing arts education programs to young people in the community. By providing free admission at our productions, we make theatre an all-inclusive art form, accessible to people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. Our education programs teach valuable life lessons about collaboration and teamwork, while helping to train the area's next generation of theatre artists. Since our inception in 1989, over one million audience members have enjoyed a performance free of charge in Park Playhouse's 2,000-seat amphitheater in Albany's historic Washington Park. Park Playhouse takes a leadership role in enhancing the cultural landscape of New York's Capital Region and making the arts accessible to both residents and guests of our community. 

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