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Attend Lark Street's Early Winter Events: Chili & Chowder Stroll & Santa Speedo Sprint

Mark your calendar for two of the best early winter events on historic Lark Street in Albany, NY: The Annual Chili & Chowder Stroll and Santa Speedo Sprint.

Taste Amazing Food at the Chili & Chowder Stroll

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The 7th Annual Chili & Chowder Stroll will take place from 11am to 4pm on December 9, with samples of chili and chowder available for purchase from participating area restaurants. Vote for your favorites as you stroll through Albany's Lark Street neighborhood, fully decked out for the holidays. Admission to the event is free.

Compete in the Santa Speedo Sprint

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This year marks the 18th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint, and the popular 800 meter run will be held in person on December 9, 2023. Dress in your favorite festive outfit and help raise money for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

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