January 4-10, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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Downtown Specials & Savings
 
Marriotts Armory Square  (map)
Now through January 31
Stay in the heart of Armory Square at the Courtyard Marriott during the month of January and receive a discounted rate. Use code N1Y at checkout

The Hops Spot (map)
Wednesdays: $10 off any bottle of wine, or $2 off any glass of wine.
Fridays: Enjoy live music and $2 off all beverages from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Sundays: Receive $5 off any poutine and beer, or burger and beer combo when you wear your team swag during NFL games.  
 
Floridella Boutique (map)
Enjoy 20% to 70% off select items during the End of Season Sale!

Showoffs Boutique ( map)
Get 50% off clearance items during the Sophisticat Sale!

The Changing Room ( map)
Take 50% off all winter clothing and accessories!
FirstFridayFirst Friday
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, January 4, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come unwind after the hustle and bustle of the holidays by enjoying a relaxing playlist while coloring mandala line drawings and sipping a wine or beer from the cash bar. Artist and educator Marlene Roeder will have 11x11" coloring sheets available for $5. Proceeds benefit the Everson Museum and the A21 Campaign to end human trafficking. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064 
Cost: Free for members; $8/non-members
CrunchSyracuse Crunch Home Games
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, January 4, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 5, 7:00 pm
 
The Syracuse Crunch play back-to-back home games this weekend! Watch the Crunch take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday night, and the Toronto Marlies on Saturday night. The puck drops at 7:00 pm both nights, and promises fun for the whole family! 

SyracuseCrunch.com or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
MOSTInteractive Science Demonstrations & Guided Exhibit Tours
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Saturday, January 5, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Sunday, January 6, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
 
Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of January, the MOST will host several science demonstrations and guided tours of museum exhibits. 

Saturday, January 5:
Science Demonstration (12:00 pm - 12:30 pm) - MOST educators will lead participants through a science demonstration that features the MOST's ball python, Mystic. 
T.E.A.M. Topic: Coding (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) - Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on innovation and discovery while exploring the topic of coding.
Guided Tour of Dinomania (2:30 pm - 3:00 pm) - MOST educators will lead visitors on a guided tour of the visiting exhibit, Dinomania.

Sunday, January 6:
Kitchen Science: Acids and Bases (12:00 pm - 12:30 pm) - Learn about common household substances and their properties.
Guided Tour of NASA Hubble Space Telescope (2:30 pm - 3:00 pm) - Join a MOST educator for a guided tour of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope exhibit. 

MOST.org or 315-425-9068
Cost: Free with exhibit admission
EmpireBrunchSunday Brunch & Live Music
at Empire Brewing Company
120 Walton Street (map)
Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
 
Stop by Empire Brewing Company on Sunday for a special brunch menu and enjoy live music from Tim Herron. Brunch starts at 10:00 am, and the music starts at 12:30 pm
 
EmpireBrew.com or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price
DanialSunday Funday & Danial Family Education Center Dedication
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Sunday, January 6, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the newly-remodeled Danial Family Education Center! Bring the whole family to learn about program offerings, and enjoy art-making and hot cocoa during Sunday Funday! 

Every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, families are invited to enjoy a day of art-making, storytelling, games and gallery exploration as part of the museum's Sunday Funday experience. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064 
Cost: Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
ForecastBfastEconomic Forecast Breakfast
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street ( map)
Wednesday, January 9, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
 
Join hundreds of business leaders and executives for the presentation of the region's 2019 Economic Forecast. Gary Keith, vice president and chief economist for M&T Bank, will present an overview of trends in the national and state economies, and their impact on the Central New York region.

CenterStateCEO.com or 315-470-1800
Cost: $40/CenterState CEO member; $50/non-member
ToastmastersWeekly Toastmasters Meeting
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, January 9, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Do you want to be more confident in public speaking scenarios and get more comfortable giving presentations at work, delivering impromptu toasts and during interviews? The 'Good Morning, Syracuse!' Toastmasters Club is the perfect place to build these skills. The group meets every Wednesday morning for a positive and constructive session!
 
Cost: Guests attend for free
cavalierJazz Events

Jazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, January 9, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CNY Jazz's Jazz at the Cavalier continues this week with live music from Melody Rose! The series offers an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy, club-esque environment of the Cavalier Room. The full schedule of artists can be found here
 
Deal Alert:  CNY Jazz Club card holders enjoy a 10% discount on craft cocktails and the small plate menu.

CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299 
Cost: Free admission
Magnolia
Jazz at the Magnolia
at Sugar Magnolia Bistro
316 S. Clinton Street (  map)
Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Thursday evening, The Sugar Magnolia Bistro offers an eclectic lineup of live jazz, soul and Americana music, plus southern-inspired food. The Jazz at the Magnolia series trends toward funky, fashionable and unconventional acts. This week, listen to music from Deyquan Bowens.
 
Deal Alert ! CNY Jazz cardholders will receive 10% off food and drinks.

CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299 
Cost: Free admission
MaxwellsAlyssa Akkoul Live
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)
Wednesday, January 9, 9:00 pm

Head to Maxwells to listen to the hip sounds of Alyssa Akkoul!
 
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
JewelryJewelry Making: Basic Stringing
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basic components, tools and techniques to make your very own beautiful beaded necklace! All materials are included. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064 
Cost: $24/members; $30/non-members
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

TCGplayer at Central Library
Thursday, January 3, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Join TCGplayer for an afternoon of games and prizes!

Introduction to Creo Parametric 3D CAD Software
Tuesday, January 8, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
In this workshop, learn how to create graphic models in Creo Parametric 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Previous CAD experience is not required to participate, but familiarity using both Apple and PC computers is suggested.

TinkerCAD Design Basics
Wednesday, January 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace 
Gain experience with design essentials for 3-D modeling programs by learning the concepts behind CAD in Tinkercad.

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library.

OnLib.org or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
UpcomingEvents
Chef Challenge Syracuse
at Sugar Magnolia Bistro ( map)
Monday, January 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-373-0586
Cost: $60 

Pop-Up Dining
at SKY Armory ( map)
Thursday, January 17, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SKYArmory.com or 315-473-0826
Cost: $40 (includes five courses and wine pairings)

Cocktail Class
at Defi Cuisine Corp. ( map)
Saturday, January 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-907-0202
Cost: $55

Ventriloquist Darci Lynne
at the Landmark Theatre (map)
Saturday, January 19, 7:00 pm
LandmarkTheatre.org or 315-475-7979
Cost: $25

Weird! The Musical
at the Oncenter Civic Center (map)
January 19-20, 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Ticketmaster.com or 315-435-8000
Cost: $15/person; $10/child

Mayor's Ball 2019
at the Landmark Theatre (map)
Saturday, January 26, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $150
KasaiWelcome, Xavier Optical!
Located at 218 Harrison Street (  map)
 
Xavier Optical, Downtown's newest optician, specializes in stylish eyeglasses at an affordable price. After your next eye exam, bring your prescription to Xavier Optical for a quality pair of glasses. 

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
To make an appointment, please call 1-833-487-3937.

Welcome Back, Penny Pub!
Located at 321 W. Fayette Street ( map)
 
The Penny Pub, located across the street from the Marriotts in Armory Square, has re-opened after a three-month renovation. Patrons will notice newly treated floors, new paint and more televisions. The bar will cater to a casual crowd where folks can come to watch a game, or have a drink and chat. In addition to traditional cocktails and beer, patrons can expect more whiskey options and craft cocktails on the menu. The bar opens every day at 4:00 pm.

Beacon of Light Coaching Now Open at Syracuse CoWorks
Located at 201 E. Jefferson Street ( map)
 
Beacon of Light Coaching offers conscious life coaching, conscious guided meditation, and Reiki to help identify and release personal roadblocks, while empowering you to discover your passion. 

Join Tracey Wright, Certified Conscious Life Coach with Beacon of Light Coaching, for a relaxing, grounding and centering Conscious Guided Meditation class every Friday morning from 8:15 am to 8:45 am at Syracuse CoWorks (2nd floor). Sessions are open to the public and are completely donation-based. You will leave feeling refreshed, and maybe even gain new perspective or leave with a solution to a perplexing situation. 

Come jump-start your creativity, imagination and passion with Beacon of Light Coaching!

Hours:
Make an appointment or call 315-455-6765.

CorporateFitnessNew Corporate Fitness Challenge
Hosted by Metro Fitness
 
Want to build unity, crush fitness goals and have fun with your co-workers? Metro Fitness is looking for five local businesses to compete in a weight loss challenge during the month of January. Teams will compete for prizes, gym memberships, and of course, company pride! 

To get more details or to sign up, contact Randy at Randy@GetMetroFit.com.
WindowWindow Wonderland Contest Winners
Congratulations Soup R Salads, Pastabilities and The Changing Room!
 
Throughout the holiday season, 26 business  decorated their ground-floor windows  to celebrate the season and compete for  $850 in awards! The contest was open to the community for voting, and with a record 2,128 votes , the results are in:

1st Place: Soup R Salads


2nd Place: Pastabilities


3rd Place: The Changing Room


Thank you to all the participating businesses who helped downtown shine this holiday season, and thank you to everyone who voted!
DiningWeeksDowntown Dining Weeks Dates Announced 
February 18 - March 4 
 
Next month we set the table for the 15th annual serving of Downtown Dining Weeks, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union! The most anticipated event of the winter, Downtown Dining Weeks kicks off on Monday, February 18. Keeping with tradition, dozens of downtown restaurants will serve three courses (or more!) at a special Dining Weeks price point. Building off a new addition introduced last year, restaurants will also serve three courses for lunch at special pricing. Next month, we'll start to post the Dining Week menus to our website, so stay tuned!

BizEvents2019 NonProfit Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
Due to BizEventz by February 1
 
Do you know of an outstanding non-profit organization that deserves to be recognized? Or, a leader within the organization, or someone who works closely with them who goes above and beyond? BizEventz is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Nonprofit Awards. Nomination categories include: Board Development, Board Leadership, Career Achievement, Collaboration Award, Corporate Community Support, Executive of the Year, Impact Award, Outstanding Fundraising Event, Young Professionals Advisory Board and Young Professional Leader.
 
Nominations are due February 1.

EnergyExhibitNew Energy Exhibits at the MOST 
Five new bilingual exhibits! 
 
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) has added five new interactive energy exhibits! The entire collection is bilingual, displaying exhibit titles and hands-on instructions in both English and Spanish. 

The new exhibits include:
Store Energy for Future Use:
Learn about generating and storing energy.
Design a Wind Turbine:
Learn how wind turbines convert the wind's kinetic  energy into electricity. Guests can make turbine shapes of their own to see which designs work  best. 
Bike Generator:
Use a seated bicycle to produce electricity and power a fan, light bulb and hand saw!
Traffic Airtable:
Experiment with object motion on a reduced friction table and explore how barriers impact  motion. 
Centripetal Acceleration:
Learn how objects of different mass and shape behave when placed on a rotating circular table. 

Don't forget! Dinomania is on display through January 21, so make sure to check out the life-like dinosaurs before the exhibit goes extinct!