The Albany Alive at Five season started - a bit drizzly - yesterday. With a whole season of free music planned, there's a contest to win a parking spot right near the Corning Preserve stage each week.
The details are in this press release:
ALBANY – The Albany Parking Authority is bringing back the “Closest Space to the Stage” to award the best parking space in the city for this year’s Alive@5 Concert Series. Each week a winner will be selected at random to receive a free parking space in the Riverfront parking garage, which is connected to the pedestrian bridge leading to the Corning Preserve.
“Alive at Five is a popular summer tradition here in Albany, and we are once again supporting the event by giving away free parking at the Riverfront Garage,” said Michael Klein, Executive Director of the Albany Parking Authority. “Many concert goers park in the Riverfront Garage as it is conveniently connected to the pedestrian bridge leading to the Corning Preserve.” Event parking at the Riverfront Garage is still only $5 for all Alive@5 concert goers, other than the lucky winners that receive free parking in the reserved “Closest to the Stage” space
To participate, contestants must ‘like’ the Albany Parking Authority Facebook page and post the message “Closest Space to the Stage.” Two winners will be selected each week and the parking spots will be reserved in their names.