Downtown Syracuse Events
March 17 - 23, 2017
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
at Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (map)
Through Sunday, March 27
Click here for the performance schedule

Have you purchased your ticket to see Wicked? The cast is performing at the Landmark Theatre through next Sunday!

If you're not familiar with the story, the Broadway sensation looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships... until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."

With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade."

Deal Alert!
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for each show.  Two-and-one-half hours prior to each performance, people may come to the Landmark Theatre and place their names in a lottery drum; 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  Please note, this lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. or 315-475-7979
Cost: $29 - $79
Click here to purchase tickets or call 315-475-7979
FOCUS Forum on Aerial Systems
at City Hall Commons Atrium
201 E. Washington Street (map)
Friday, March 17, 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Join Centerstate CEO with Craig Marcincowski of Gryphon Sensors, Larry Brinker of NUAIR Alliance and Gurdip Singh of Syracuse University to discuss what provisions for unmanned flight research mean for Central New York. You may stop in for early morning coffee at the FOCUS Forum, and still have time to get to work! or 315-448-8731
Cost: Free
WWE Live
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Friday, March 17, 7:30 pm

Come see your favorite WWE Superstars LIVE! Experience the live action thrill up close and in person as WWE makes one of its final stops before Wrestlemania 33. or 315-435-8000
Cost: $15 - $100
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street (map)
Friday, March 17, 10:00 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Buddhish performing live at Maxwells! There will be no cover charge to get in. or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Junior Cafe Scientifique
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street (map)
Saturday, March 18, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Junior Cafe Scientifique features an informal discussion with a scientist, engineer or technologist every month during the school year. This month, Lt. Matthew M. Sandretto, an aviator, weapons and tactics instructor with the U.S. Navy, will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about the science of flight. Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult. A light breakfast is served before the event. After the event, students and their parents are invited to tour the MOST's exhibits for free. The event is hosted by the Technology Alliance of Central New York. or 315-425-9068
Cost: Free
Paranormal Search With The Paranormal Chef
at the Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, March 18, 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm & 7:30 pm

Join the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) and The Paranormal Chef for a paranormal search of three floors of the OHA's 111-year-old Bell Telephone Building. The entire event will be recorded and produced on a DVD titled, "Paranormal Searchers," with YOU and OHA's Paranormals as the stars! Your ticket includes admission to the search and a copy of the "Paranormal Searchers" DVD in the mail. or 315-428-1864 x312
Cost: $25/OHA member; $30/non-member
Reservations required
Syracuse Crunch Vs. Albany Devils
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, March 18, 7:00 pm

Come watch professional ice hockey at its finest as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Albany Devils. or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
society for new music
Society Music: Recent Works by Daniel Godfrey
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
310 Montgomery Street (map)
Sunday, March 19, 2:30 pm

Listen to recent works by former commissioned composers, now internationally renowned artists, including Daniel Godfrey, Christopher Hopkins and Roberto Sierra, as well as Pulitzer Prize winning composers Christopher Rouse and Melinda Wagner. or 315-251-1151
Cost: $15/adult; $12/seniors & students; $30/family; 12 and under free
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction: The Farmer and the Chef
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street (map)
Monday, March 20, 5:30 pm

Attend one of Syracuse's most unique and exciting dining events! The premise of this event is simple - pair local farmers with local chefs. Not only is this exciting fundraiser for the March of Dimes, it's also a way to create sustainable relationships with local farmers and chefs. The evening will bring together a variety of culinary delights and priceless auction packages for a great cause - the health of babies! or 315-679-5034
Cost: $100
Downtown TNT Meeting
at the Robert P. Kinchen Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)
Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 pm

The Downtown TNT meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 pm. The agenda includes:

I. Welcome & Introductions
2. Ground Rules
3. Issues for City Departments/Police
4. Presentation: Ocesa Keaton, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
5. Learn Something New at the Library: Ossie Edwards, Tour of the Makerspace
6. Update on Special Projects: Interactive Sound Piece
7. TNT City-wide Update: Strategic Planning
8. TNT City-wide Board Nominations
9. Downtown Committee Update
10. Announcements or 315-448-8005
Cost: Free
Paint Night & Live Music
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street (map)
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out for a one-of-a-kind Paint Night! Enjoy live music while you paint your choice of a beer stein or wine glass with a March Madness theme. Order delicious food and drinks while you paint. No painting experience necessary to participate! or 315-299-6633
Cost: $25/person (one glass) or $35/person (buys two glasses)
Text 315-415-0659 to reserve your spot
Movie Night: Night of the Living Dead
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the classic film, Night of the Living Dead, at the Everson Museum. There will be free snacks and a cash bar available.

When unexpected radiation raises the dead, a microcosm of Average America has to battle flesh-eating zombies. Siblings Johnny (Russ Streiner) and Barbara (Judith O'Dea) whine and pout their way through a gravesite visit in a small Pennsylvania town, but it all takes a turn for the worse when a zombie kills Johnny. Barbara flees to an isolated farmhouse where a group of people are already holed up. Bickering and panic ensue as the group tries to figure out how to best escape, while hoards of zombies converge on the house. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $5/members; $10/non-members
Trivia Nights
Monday - Thursday

@ Wolff's Biergarten, 106 Montgomery Street ( map), 7:00 pm
Play for free and BYOF - Bring Your Own Food. Prizes will be available for the top teams. 315-299-7789

@The Evergreen, 125 E. Water Street (map), 8:00 pm
Play for free. The winning team takes home a $50 gift card each week. 315-870-3500
@Liehs & Steigerwald, 117 E. Fayette Street (map), 7:00 pm
Enjoy $5 glasses of wine during trivia. 315-299-4799

@The Saltine Warrior Pub, 214 W. Water Street (map), 8:00 pm
Play for free. Prizes awarded to the top three teams! 315-314-7740

@Maxwells, 122 E. Genesee Street (map), 7:00 pm
Play for free. The winner of the entire contest takes home a trophy and some swag! 315-299-6633

Downtown Syracuse News
Thank You For Attending Our Progress Breakfast!
What topic(s) would you like to hear about next?

If you're one of the 190 people who braved the winter elements to join Eric Mower & Associates and the Downtown Committee for breakfast this Tuesday, as we celebrated Arts & Culture, we thank you!  

If you have a free moment, please take a brief survey (link provided below) and let us know what you thought about the event, and what topics or speakers you would like to see highlighted at future breakfast events. Even if you couldn't make it, we'd love to hear from you! Simply respond "I did not attend the breakfast" in Question #1, and include your suggestions/feedback in Question #2. 

In case you missed it, we introduced our newest publication, "A Guide to Public Art in Downtown Syracuse" at Tuesday's breakfast event! The new brochure is a self-guided walking tour exploring almost 50 public art pieces located throughout Downtown Syracuse, and also highlights new public art pieces to be introduced later this year as part of the Connective Corridor's $650,000 initiative. A digital version of the brochure can be found here.

I-81 Information / Ideas Wanted 
Send Information to WSP|PB  by April 7

The engineering group hired to conduct an independent study related to the I-81 project, is asking for your input as it dives into researching options for the future of the 1.4 stretch of the elevated highway that runs through Downtown Syracuse. The independent consultants, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff,  were hired by Governor Cuomo earlier this year. They want to hear about social and economic concerns, potential neighborhood and/or business impacts, and other items of regional interest that might be relevant in their research as they look at the feasibility of a tunnel, community grid, or depressed highway - or combination of a community grid/tunnel or community grid/depressed highway - as possible solutions for the aging highway. 

WSP|PB  welcomes any data, plans, studies, statistics, reports and other documentation related to research that has already been developed.  The deadline to share information is Friday, April 7. You may email, or send information to:

I-81 Input
One Penn Plaza 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10119 
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Conversation and Book Signing with Sean and Seamus Kirst
Tickets on Sale Now

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) is bringing back Thursday night hours on April 6 with a very special event: A conversation and book signing with former Post-Standard columnist Sean Kirst and his son and fellow author, Seamus Kirst.

This occasion is the first time the two authors will speak and sign their books together. The Kirsts will talk about the overlapping elements in their recent books, the value of storytelling and how life in Central New York has shaped them both as writers. They will speak from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm on April 6 in the MOST's Bristol IMAX Omnitheater. From 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm, they will sign books in the IMAX lobby. Tickets for the event are limited and can be purchased for $5 online or in person at the MOST.

Business Promotion Opporunity
at the Metro Fitness Spring Health Fair

Metro Fitness is hosting a Spring Health Fair on April 13 to promote health and wellness. Promote your business and the wellness benefits that your company can provide. For more information and vendor applications, email Caitlin at

Deadline Extended: Submit Your Application for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program
Applications due next Friday, March 24, 2017

The Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to accept applications for the Syracuse Emerging Leaders 2017 program. Interested business owners are encouraged to complete a Letter of Interest Form. Space is limited, so if you're interested, make sure to submit your application as soon as possible! The deadline for applications has been extended to  next Friday, March 24.

To participate in the 2017 SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative, the business must:
  • Be located in the Central New York Region
  • Have been established for at least three years (this curriculum is not for start-up companies) 
  • Have annual revenue between $400,000 and $10 million per year
  • Have at least 1 employee besides the owner
  • Be represented by an owner of the qualified business
  • Participant must be able to commit to attending 13 training sessions and complete required homework (this is about a 100-hour commitment)