Downtown Syracuse Events
May 12 - 18, 2017
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
Legendary Lights: Landmark Theatre Gala
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (map)
Friday, May 12, 8:00 pm

The Landmark Theatre's premier fundraiser, the Legendary Gala presents an opportunity to enjoy a spectacular evening of live music, fine dining and entertainment at the historic Landmark Theatre. Artwork created by local artists and inspired by the Landmark Theatre and Downtown Syracuse will be available for silent auction.

Guests may one enjoy one the following packages:
Dinner and Cocktails (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm): Tickets include passed appetizers, crudite, open bar, dinner on the Landmark stage, music from Just Joe and a special performance from Mic tha Poet.
After Party (11:00 pm - 1:00 am): Tickets include two hours of dancing with music from DJ's Joe Grosvent and Jeff Watkins, open bar, desserts and late evening snacks.
Full Evening (8:00 pm - 1:00 am): Tickets include all of the above. or 315-475-7979
Cost: $75 - $250
Syracuse Crunch - Division Finals
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, May 13, 7:00 pm
Monday, May 15, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 pm,  if necessary 

The Syracuse Crunch defeated the Toronto Marlies in the first two games of the best-of-seven North Division Finals series, but fell to the Marlies in Game 3 and Game 4 to knot the AHL playoff series 2-2. The Crunch will play the Toronto Marlies for Game 5 on Saturday, and again on Monday, May 15. If necessary, the Crunch will face the Marlies for final game of the series on Wednesday, May 17. If they win, they will continue to the third round in the Calder Cup playoffs!

Continue to cheer on The Crunch via social media, using the #FIN15H hashtag.

Deal Alert! Purchase discounted Round Two Playoff tickets for $21 by calling Andrea Marino at the Crunch office at 315-473-4444 x1. or 315-473-4444
Cost: $22 - $26
Symphoria: Mahler's Titan
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mahler's Titan Symphony is epic in all proportions, from its massive orchestration, to sprawling form and range of emotion. The full power of a symphony orchestra is on display for this heroic closing to Symphoria's 2017 season.

Join music conductor Lawrence Loh before the performance for the Bond Schoeneck & King 
Pre-concert Talk, which starts at 6:30 pm. or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20 - $81; 18 and under free
City Market Returns for the
Summer & Fall 
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Sunday, May 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Market has moved to the Everson Community Plaza! Every second Sunday, from May through October, you'll find vendors from all over the region showcasing ceramics, vintage clothing, furniture, home decor, handmade crafts, antiques and much more! Plus, admission to the Everson Museum of Art is free on City Market Sundays! Come explore treasures galore at the market, and stunning art and exhibits in the museum. or 315-449-0015
Cost: Free admission
Motown The Musical
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (map)
Tuesday, May 16 - Sunday, May 21
Click here for the performance schedule

Motown The Musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and his journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. Did you know that Berry Gordy launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more? Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," starting Tuesday, you can experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical! or 315-424-8210
Cost: $35 - $65
Small Business Show SOHO
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street (map)
Wednesday, May 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SOHO Syracuse is an annual conference that brings together Upstate New York's most passionate members of the small business and entrepreneurial community. Join small business founders, investors and emerging leaders looking to build community, connect with potential collaborators and get inspiration from industry leaders.

Cost: Free
Downtown TNT Meeting: ReZone Syracuse Discussion
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)
Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 pm

The Downtown branch of Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today (TNT) will host its next meeting next Wednesday, May 17 at the Central Library. Owen Kerney, Assistant Director for City Planning, and Nora Spillane, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood and Business Development, will discuss how the new ReZone Syracuse plan will attract new business into Downtown. Everyone who lives, works or owns property in Downtown Syracuse is welcome to attend all meetings. or 315-448-8178
Cost: Free
Joint Book Signing
at the Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street (map)
Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Authors Douglas R. Egerton and Leigh Pought, will be at the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) together for a joint signing of their newly-released books next Wednesday. Both books are placed in the Civil War era and overlap with the stories of Charles and Lewis Douglass, and focus on the lesser told histories of the time. or 315-428-1864
Cost: Free
Open Figure Drawing
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy figure drawing through the study of a nude model. Bring your sketchbooks and pencils. Some easels will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don't want to draw, stop by to see the artists work and enjoy live music. Museum admission is free that night, and guests can take advantage of a free docent-led tour at 6:00 pm. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
Crossing Over With John Edward
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (map)
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 pm

John Edward is one of the country's most well-known psychic mediums and a New York Times bestselling author. Next Thursday, he will host a "group" event at the Oncenter Civic Center. Please note, these seminars are reading intensive. For more than 25 years, Edward has h elped thousands of people with his ability to predict future events and communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the Other Side. At the event on Thursday, t here will be question and answer session, and an opportunity to receive messages from the Other Side. Please note, no one attending any John Edward event is guaranteed a reading. or 315-435-2121
Cost: $59 - $69
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

One Week Left to Purchase Advance Sale Tickets!

You have one more week to purchase Downtown Living Tour tickets at the Advance Sale price of $12.  Click here   or visit our office located at 115 West Fayette Street from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday to purchase tickets. After Thursday, May 18, tickets will only be available on Saturday, May 20, the day of the tour. Those tickets will be 15, cash or check only, at Icon Tower (located at 344 South Warren Street.)

Deal Alert! When you purchase an Advance Sale Living Tour ticket, you will automatically be entered into a free drawing to win a gift basket, valued at $150, courtesy of the Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival. The basket (pictured right) includes the following items: Two all-access festival passes, an Irish plaque, Barry's Irish Tea, marmalade, whiskey-infused honey, Kerrygold Irish cream, Malteasers Irish chocolates, instant Irish accent gum, green tea towel, shamrock creamer and sugar set, vanilla candle, dessert napkins, $10 Sweet Praxis gift card, $10 Metro Home Style gift card and a $15 Kitty Hoynes gift card.
Spotlight on Regency Tower
Bonus Stop at 770 James Street (map)
We are excited to introduce Regency Tower as this year's Bonus Stop on the Downtown Living Tour! Regency Tower offers fully-furnished studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, with unfurnished studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom options as well. Spacious apartments include oak parquet floors (some units are carpeted), walk-in closets, ceramic tile baths, open air balconies (some are enclosed), and panoramic sized windows which offer stunning views of Syracuse.
The front desk is staffed 24/7 to welcome all visitors. Residents will also enjoy features such as a car wash service, as well as valet and self-parking options in a 24-hour attended heating parking garage. As an extra convenience, Patrick's Cleaners picks up and drops residents' dry cleaning at the front office every Tuesday and Friday. Regency Tower promises to fulfill your housing needs, while preserving customer service traditions expected when staying in a fine hotel.

Spotlight on D-Train Doggie Daycare
Open House located at 530 S. Clinton Street (map)

D-Train, a new doggie daycare facility, is expected to open this summer! Designed for Downtown Syracuse residents and employees, the staff promises to deliver a welcoming, safe and well-maintained experience for your furry friends. The doggie daycare facility will be open during the work week. On the weekends, the space will be available for use for special events. With 4,000 square feet of open space, an outdoor area, and an accent-lot urban rooftop, D-Train is the perfect place to hold your next event. Located on the railroad viaduct where trains still run through Armory Square, D-Train's name is a nod to the history of the railroad industry through the city.

Spotlight on Ashley McGraw Architects
Open House at 125 E. Jefferson Street (map)
Ashley McGraw Architects believes sustainable, equitable communities form the foundation of a future where humans thrive in harmony with the natural world - and this belief is at the core of all its projects. Located in Downtown Syracuse for more than 30 years, Ashley McGraw Architects boasts a staff of 39 professionals focused on architecture, interior design and planning. Ashley McGraw fosters a collaborative environment in the office, as well as on project teams. Its work represents a wide range of building types, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, community and civic buildings. The team represents an intensive exploration of sustainable and regenerative design approaches, including Net-Zero Energy, LEED Gold and Platinum, and Living Building Challenge.

Call for Volunteers: Downtown Living Tour
Last Call to Help! 

Do you have plans on Saturday, May 20? The Downtown Committee is still looking for volunteers who would like to help during the Downtown Living Tour. Volunteer responsibilities include helping at registration, providing direction to tour-goers and monitoring the units to be showcased.  

All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a free ticket to take the Downtown Living Tour!

If you're interested, please send Kristine Sherlock a note at as soon as possible! 
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Now Open: 
Darwin on Clinton
New location at 110 W. Fayette Street

Darwin on Clinton is open for business in One Lincoln Center!  The iconic sandwich shop serves lunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and starting next week, it will open earlier to serve coffee and breakfast.   This summer,  Darwin on Clinton will extend its hours for customers to enjoy an early dinner, or take it on the go. You may remember, Darwin on Clinton recently  relocated to One Lincoln Center, located at 110 W. Fayette Street ( map). Renovations in the new space took about a month. 

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Progress Underway at the New Redhouse Arts Center
Projected to Open in March, 2018 

Construction on the Redhouse Arts' new theater in the former Sibley's Building is officially underway! Crews are at work drilling holes in the attached parking garage in order to support the rigging equipment for the larger of the center's two performing stages (see photo to the right). The Redhouse is slated to have a "soft opening" in March, 2018, with plans to hold a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony in late May or early June of 2018. 

Traffic Alert: 
Washington Street Paving
Washington Street closed between S. Clinton and S. Franklin Streets

For your planning and travel purposes, Washington Street through Downtown Syracuse will be under construction for the next four to six weeks. Crews are currently working on the stretch between Clinton Street and Franklin Street, which will be closed for the next several days. Expect construction work between  7:00 am and 7:00 pm. The intersections along Washington Street will remain open, however, motorists may experience delays when crossing Washington Street in the construction zone. Check or call 315-448-2489 for updates. You can also follow the progress in this newsletter. 

Brian Wilson To Visit the Oncenter in October
Pre-sale tickets available NOW

Brian Wilson is extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour to include a visit to the Oncenter on October 1! Wilson continues to deliver a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music's most-cited influences.

Get your tickets before everyone else! Use the code, BWCuse', to purchase pre-sale tickets here until 10:00 pm tonight, May 11. General ticket sales begin tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:00 am. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-745-3000. or by visiting the Solvay Bank Box Office at 760 South State Street ( map).

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Second Expansion Planned for the Amos Building
Proposing to add an additional 40 apartments to the west side of the building

The owners of the Amos Building have plans to expand again! The owners want to add six stories to the western side of the building, which would bring an additional 40 units and 80 parking spaces to the site. You may remember, last year the Amos added four stories to the eastern side of the building.

The original structure was built in 1878, and held a prominent role in the Erie Canal's Hey Day. The current owners bought the building in 2005 and created 19 apartments and retail space. 

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NEW Rapid Weightloss Kickstart Program
2-week program offered by Metro Fitness

A few years ago, Metro Fitness Team Leader, Randy Sabourin, created a 42-day weight loss, exercise and mental health program called "Metro42." This new "Rapid Weightloss Kickstart" program is a two-week strategy based on Metro42 principles, designed to help you start losing weight quickly. Randy will meet with you individually and discuss Metro's clean eating nutrition approach used in the 42-day program. He will customize an exercise prescription for you, which will include personal training as well as full access to the Metro Fitness Clubs. This is a NEW program, and as a "Beta Test" slots are limited to a first come basis. Contact Randy directly for further information:

Discounted Student Gym Membership
For college students at Metro Fitness

Do you have a child returning home from college this summer? Metro Fitness is offering a Student Summer Fit Membership! Students will receive a 10% discount on all training packages, a FREE introduction/orientation personal training session, and the joining fee is waived! Stay fit all summer long at Metro Fitness.

Spanish Language Classes Before Work!
7:50 am - 8:50 am on Mondays & Wednesdays

InterAct Language Center is offering a beginner-level Spanish class on Monday and Wednesday mornings at Syracuse CoWorks (map). Come have a free cup of coffee, meet new people and learn from kind, patient professionals who will teach you to speak the language. The morning classes will be held at 7:50 am to 8:50 am on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 28. The cost is $160 for eight hours of class (some discounts may apply). To register, visit or call 315-391-6652. Speaking a new language can be scary, but the professionals at InterAct Language Center make it fun and possible.

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Save the Date: Downtown Committee Annual Meeting; Now Accepting Awards of Excellence Nominations
Thursday, June 22 @ The Grand Ballroom in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

We hope you'll join us for the Downtown Committee's Annual Meeting in the Grand Ballroom in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at noon on Thursday, June 22. Stay tuned - in the next few weeks, we'll be sharing more details. 

Right now, we are accepting nominations for our Downtown Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Downtown Committee recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed to downtown's growth, diversity and vitality. If you know of a downtown champion who has been actively involved in making good things happen downtown, we encourage you to submit a nomination for our Urban Innovation, Perfect Partner or Heart of Downtown Awards. Please click here to submit a nomination form. We can't wait to celebrate our Downtown Award Winners!