Downtown Syracuse Events
July 14 - 20, 2017
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
Reflections on Erie's Water Photography Workshop
at the Erie Canal Museum 
318 Erie Boulevard East (map)
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am

Do you love photography? Are you interested in learning more about the Erie Canal and its role in Syracuse and Central New York? Then you'll love Reflecting on the Historic Erie Canal, a workshop by photographer Wilson Cummer. Participants will have a chance to explore the parts of Downtown Syracuse once occupied by the Erie Canal, all while capturing their own visions of history via cell phone or camera. The workshop includes supportive criticism of participants' photos and lunch will be provided. Reflections on the Historic Erie Canal is part of the Erie Canal bicentennial program Reflections on Erie's Waters - The Erie Canal in New York's History and Future. or 315-471-0593
Cost: $12/members; $15/non-members 
candlelight series
Candlelight Series
in Armory Square
at the intersection of S. Franklin and W. Jefferson Streets (map)
Saturday, July 15, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

The 33rd Annual Candlelight Series continues this week with the Symphoria's full orchestra. The concert will be opening with Sammy Award-winning String Bee Duo, covering everything from Celtic to Blues to Standards. Come join in on the fun as the sounds of live music fill Armory Square! The concert takes place where South Franklin meets West Jefferson. or 315-470-1910
Cost: Free 
Downtown Farmers Market
at Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, July 18,  7:00 am - 3:00  pm

Come browse the large selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items and more at the Downtown Farmer's Market this Tuesday. While you're at the Market, check out the cooking demonstrations from The Food Bank of Central New York from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Food Bank of Central New York will be at the Market every Tuesday through September.

Not only does the market offer great produce to choose from, but you can have lunch there too! Check out the delicious lunch options, including Downtown's own Byblos!

PS: Each week, farmers donate an item to the Downtown Committee to use in a free drawing. Visitors are encouraged to try to win the "Item of the Week" by filling out an entry form at the Information Booth, all we need is your name, number and email address. To stay up-to-date with all of the happenings at the Market, subscribe to our weekly Farmers Market newsletter (circulated every Monday afternoon before Tuesday's Market Day) by sending a note to or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free admission
Wellness Wednesday
at Clinton Square ( map)
Wednesday, July 19
6:30 am - 7:30 am, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm, 
5:30 - 6:15 pm

There are two more opportunities to participate in Wellness Wednesday in Clinton Square! Classes are free and open to the public. A description of the classes is offered below:
Sunrise Yoga 
6:30 am - 7:30 am: 
Stretch and energize with a sunrise Vinyasa Flow yoga workout, appropriate for all fitness levels. This class emphasizes linking breathing to movement, and poses are seamlessly woven together. Please bring your own yoga mat.

HIIT Your Strength  
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: 
This 30-minute express class combines intervals of strength and stretching exercises to target the whole body.

Urban Bootcamp  
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: 
A functionally-based strength and conditioning program. Some of the classes will be broken up into two groups - civilians and Army recruits. The Army recruits will receive a brief introduction to team building and what to expect during basic training. Other classes will combine both the recruits and other participants in a fun, group-exercise environment.
Participants are asked to bring their own water, sneakers and workout clothing. If you have any questions, call Metro Fitness at 315-426-8917. Please note, the final Wellness Wednesday session of the season is Wednesday, July 26. or 315-426-8917
Cost: Free
Lunch & Learn: Everything But Health Insurance
at SKY Armory
351 S Clinton Street (map)
Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join CenterState CEO and Business Solutions NY to better understand new family leave regulations, voluntary benefits options, payroll systems, 401K program options and more. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. or 315-470-1800
Cost: Free 
Tech Meets Taste
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street (map)
Wednesday, July 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sample food from local businesses and entrepreneurs while networking with independent business owners. Meet the region's hottest tech companies, and learn about Tech Garden programs. Vendor spaces and sponsorship opportunities are still available. or 315-470-1884
Cost: $10 members/ $20 non-members
Wednesdays at the Weighlock: Summer Happy Hour Series
at the Erie Canal Museum 
318 Erie Boulevard East (map)
Wednesday, July 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Erie Canal Museum's Wednesday at the Weighlock series continues with a happy hour this Wednesday! This Wednesday, come jam out to the music of Eric Wise. The Museum is open for  FREE from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm every Wednesday through August 30. There is live music, a trivia scavenger hunt and a cash bar. or 315-471-0593
Cost: Free Admission
Painting With a Twist Comes to The Theatre
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (map)
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take the stage at the Landmark Theatre for an evening of painting and fun! Enjoy a cocktail reception and then a painting session where you will create your own rendition of a painting to take home. Proceeds will benefit the Landmark Theatre. or 315-447-2733
Cost: $35.00 Painting Only/ $50.00 Painting and Cocktail Reception
Live Music From Brett Falso
at Wolff's Biergarten
106 Montgomery Street (map)
Wednesday, July 19, 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Experience the musical talents of Brett Falso during a live acoustic session! Enjoy a mix of 90s hits and classic rock every Wednesday at Wolff's Biergarten. or  315-299-7789
Cost: Free admission
Ride-Sharing Readiness - Are You Insured to Drive for Uber & Lyft?
at SUNY Oswego Metro Center
2 S Clinton Street (map)
Thursday, July 20, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Thinking about driving for Uber or Lyft? Let C.H. Insurance Brokerage Services Co. and Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, Inc. teach you all there is to know about having the proper financial protection before signing up. Stay in-the-know and learn about how to best protect yourself with auto insurance. or 315-470-1800
Cost: Free for members/ $10 for non-members
Fun at the Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)

Drop-In Craft
All month long
Make a craft at the KidSpace Do-It-Yourself Craft Table. All materials are provided. You bring the creativity and the fun! No registration required.

Monday, July 17, 2:00 pm
Watch bubble pro Doug Rougeux teach you a thing or two about building better bubbles. Get hands-on tips and tricks for better bubbling! No registration required, and all ages are welcome. 

Read It and Eat It
Tuesday, July 18, 11:30 am
Help spread the word about Syracuse Community School District's Summer Feeding Program. Listen to a story read by Superintendent Jaime Alicea, learn about healthy eating, and make something to take home. No registration required, all ages are welcome. 

Family Game Time
Tuesday, July 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Play board and video games with your whole family. No registration required, all ages are welcome.

Read, Sing, Play! Storytime
Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Share the joy of books with your child. Read, Sing and Play with them to help them learn what they need to know to be ready for school. No registration required. 

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Teen Advisory Board is a group that helps plan programs and make the Central Library a great place for teens to hang out. New members are always welcome, no registration necessary. Ages 12 through 18 years old are welcome.

Eureka! Discover, Understand, Build with the MOST
Thursday, July 20, 2:00 pm
From simple electric fans to superconductors, our world is full of amazing gadgets, but how do they do what they do? Once you understand how common machines work, you can explore new ideas and create new things. Come find out how people get energy from wind, sun, water and the world around us! No registration required, all ages are welcome.

Teen Book Club
Thursday, July 20, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Come discuss this month's book, "A Taste for Monsters" by Matthew J. Kirby. Set in 1888, 17 year-old Evelyn Fallow finds herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she works. Evelyn is hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man- but when the Jack the Ripper murders begin, she and Merrick find themselves haunted by the ghosts of the slain women, and Evelyn is caught up in the mystery of Jack's identity. No registration necessary, and ages 8 through 12 years old are welcome.
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
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ArtsWeek Starts Next Week!
Enjoy an array of visual and performing art events

ArtsWeek, a week-long program of visual and performing arts events celebrating Arts and Culture throughout Downtown Syracuse, kicks off next Friday. Events take place from July 22 to July 30, 2017 with a number of activities, from live music and dance, to storytelling and book sales, to art exhibits and crafts. ArtsWeek has something for everyone to enjoy, including the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival in Columbus Circle. Stay tuned for more information! We'll have a special edition of this newsletter as we kick-off ArtsWeek in Downtown Syracuse.

Save the Date: CNY Whiffle Ball Summer Classic
Wednesday, July 26, 5:30 pm

Our friends at CenterState CEO are taking on the Chiefs later this month on the MOST east lawn. Watch our own Executive Director Merike Treier in action! This is not an event to miss as The Summer of Science meets the Boys of the Summer Wednesday July, 26 at 5:30 pm, with networking to follow.

State Tower Now Leasing for Fall, 2017
63 luxury units with unique layouts available

You could live in the tallest building in Central New York! Pioneer Companies is transforming the upper 14 floors of the State Tower Building to include 63 high-end residential units, expected to be complete by October. The apartments include a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units ranging from 600 to 2,000 square feet. Each unit features a washer and dryer, solid surface countertops, tile and hardwood flooring, wood cabinetry and energy-efficient appliances. There are ample amenities to complement the stunning vistas and modern layouts, including a workout facility and attached parking garage. Residents of State Tower will enjoy the comforts and conveniences of luxury city living.

The State Tower Building was established in 1927. Pioneer Companies, purchased the building in March 2016 with a vision to restore the iconic structure to its original glory. The team is making significant structural and system improvements, working to repair the masonry facade and upgrade the first seven floors into class-A office space.