What an interesting idea for a fundraiser to benefit a guide dogs organization.
Dining in the Dark - where the diners wear blindfolds - is Oct. 25 in Glastonbury, CT (about 2 hours away from the Albany area). Tickets are $50, and you also get to meet some of the guide dogs. (I'm assuming you do that without a blindfold)
(a photo from a past Dining in the Dark event)