October 12-18, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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ProgressBfastTickets on Sale Now:
Next Progress Breakfast Will Focus on Building Connections
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Thursday, November 1, 8:00 am
Downtown Syracuse is the center of our city, and is recognized as a place where communities converge and new connections are established. This theme will be explored three weeks from today on November 1. Please join us for breakfast as we learn about the ways that three organizations are working to bring people together, and the significance of their contributions to Downtown's revitalization.
First, David Nutting, Chairman and CEO of VIP Structures, will preview VIP's exciting plans for the former Post-Standard Building in Clinton Square, which will bring new apartments, office and commercial space to Downtown's northern-most neighborhood. Nutting will speak to the value of building connections across the community.
The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA), founded in 2015, is the only Minority Chamber of Commerce in Central New York. Focused on harnessing the economic power of the minority community, Executive Director Rickey Brown will discuss opportunities for Downtown businesses and developers to partner with UMEA to enhance productivity and build greater connections across our region.
On the southern end of Downtown Syracuse, the Allyn Family Foundation's plans for a public market, food hall and mixed-income housing will catalyze development not only in Downtown Syracuse, but on the city's near-west side and near-southside as well. Through Meg O'Connell, Executive Director of the Allyn Family Foundation, attendees will be treated to an exclusive glimpse into the forward-thinking plans underway for the space at 484 South Salina Street, and learn why the Allyn Family Foundation chose Downtown Syracuse.
The 2018 Progress Breakfast series is presented by Mower and the Downtown Committee. It receives corporate support from SWBR.
MasqueradeBlack Masquerade
at Wildflowers Armory
225 W. Jefferson Street ( map)
Friday, October 12, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wildflowers Armory is hosting a horror art show! Local artists will depict nightmarish imagery for the community to browse. Plus, enjoy live music from Opus Black and Tarot readings from Jessica Huse. Don't forget your costume, mask or scary makeup for free admission!

Cost: Free admission with a costume, makeup or mask; $5 masks available at the door
EversonExhibitsWeekend Happenings at the Everson Museum of Art
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)

Fall Exhibitions Opening Night Reception
Friday, October 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Explore the new fall exhibitions at the museum while enjoying music, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free/members; $15/nonmembers
Urban Video Project: Curator Conversation
Friday, October 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the director of Urban Video Project (UVP), Anneka Herre for a Curator Conversation about the multiple levels of meaning in the works on view at UVP's outdoor projection at the Everson. Discuss choices such as subject, composition, narrative, style and style, and the impact of those choices on our experience of the film.

Stick around to watch the current exhibition, Christopher Harris: Extended Forecast starting at dusk on the Everson Community Plaza. The works in this exhibition explore the cosmological resonances of the seemingly mundane.  The exhibit is on view Thursdays through Saturdays, from dusk until 11:00 pm through October 27.
UrbanVideoProject.com or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
On My Own Time Exhibit Opening
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am
CNY Arts' 45th annual On My Own Time exhibition showcases the creative talents of employees throughout the region. This professional juried selection recognizes outstanding original works created by amateur artists who work in a variety of professions and organizations. Artists from several downtown businesses and organizations will be featured, including CenterState CEO, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, O'Brien & Gere and TCG Player.

On Friday, October 19 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, browse the artwork and meet some of the artists at the On My Own Time Artist Reception. Tickets are $10 and include refreshments and a cash bar. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 12.
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free with museum admission
citymarketCity Market Season Finale
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The final City Market of the season is this Sunday at the Everson Museum of Art. Outside on the Community Plaza, get a head-start on your holiday shopping from a variety of local artists and vintage dealers. Enjoy an afternoon of food, music and shopping, plus free admission to the Everson Museum of Art! Inside the museum, vendors will have a selection of costumes, decor and masks, just in time for Halloween! 
Facebook.com or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free admission
PinkPink Party on the Patio
at the PressRoom Pub
220 Herald Place ( map)
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the PressRoom Pub, 93Q and Amy Robbins to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help raise money for breast cancer research in Syracuse. Spin the prize wheel for great prizes, including free chicken wings! Enjoy face painting, balloons, glitter tattoos, auctions, prize drawings and music by the Party Sharks from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Plus, Genesis II Hair Replacement Studio will be on-site offering pink hair extensions for just $10! Don't miss this fantastic event to help raise money for breast cancer research!

93Q.com or 315-299-5652
Cost: Free admission
SIFFSyracuse International Film Festival
at the Redhouse Arts Center
400 S. Salina Street ( map)
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am - Midnight

Now showing at The Redhouse Arts Center: a selection of films from the Syracuse International Film Festival! Films will be screened in all three theaters as judges review the selections. Several celebrities will be in attendance, including Daniel Baldwin, Milcho Manchvski ( Bikini Moon, Macedonia/USA), Micha Feldman ( Intelligent Lives) and more.

The festival will also host a forum with officials from the Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Department, the regional film office, and local filmmakers to discuss film production in Central New York. Topics will explore tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more.

Cost: $30/full day admission; $10/single screening
ClamBakeWood-Fired Clam Bake
at Rail Line
530 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Saturday, October 13, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join The Evergreen, Eden and Rail Line for its first-ever clam bake! A ticket gets you a baker's dozen (13) clams on Eden's own open-fire catering grill, plus sides and a craft beer. Enjoy a full bar, craft beer on tap and special gift card giveaways! Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Rail Line, a unique outdoor space with a rooftop garden and courtyard. Eden is expected to open soon in Hanover Square.

TheEvergreen.co or 315-870-3500
Cost: $15
SymphoriaSymphoria: Bernstein to Broadway
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (  map)
Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm
Symphoria celebrates Leonard Berstein's 100th birthday with a performance featuring the Syracuse Pops Chorus. Vocal soloists will reminisce Bernstein's distinctive music that bridged boundaries between Broadway, movies, and the symphonic stage. 

For your convenience, Symphoria arranged a free concert shuttle, which departs from the movie theater entrance at Shoppingtown Mall at 6:30 pm, and drops patrons off at the entrance of the Civic Center. The shuttle will depart promptly after the concert. 

ExperienceSymphoria.org or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20 - $88, $5/college students, 18 and under free
SOHOSOHO Syracuse Small Business Show
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street ( map)
Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SOHO Syracuse is an annual conference that brings together the most passionate members of the small business and entrepreneurial community including founders, investors and emerging leaders. Come network and build connections with these local small businesses. 

SOHOSyracuse.com or 315-470-1800 
Cost: Free
ShakerCareers in the Creative Industries
at the CNY Community Foundation
431 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm
Meet with students across the region who are interested in pursuing careers in the arts and creative industry. You can even obtain resumes for upcoming internship programs! 

Register your organization by the end of the day today, Thursday, October 11.

CNYArts.org or 315-435-2155
Cost: Free
MaxwellsLive Music at Maxwells
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)

Open Mic Night With Jessy Chick
Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 pm
Tuesdays are Open Mic Night at Maxwells! Jessy Chick hits the stage at 9:00 pm, and after her performance, the mic is yours to rock!
Cost: Free admission
Live Music with Alyssa Akkoul
Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 pm
Come listen to the new, hip sound of Alyssa Akkoul live at Maxwells!
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
FossilNational Fossil Day
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrate National Fossil Day by becoming a paleontologist for a day and dig for rare dinosaur fossils in the Dinomania exhibit dig pits! Make fossil imprints of your own! Then, adventure into the Earth Science Discovery Cave to dig for more fossils and explore the fossils of creatures that lived right here in Central New York.

MOST.org or 315-425-9068
Cost: Free with museum admission
CanalCurator Talk: The History of the Oswego Canal
at the Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E. ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Did you know that construction of the Oswego Canal was spurred by the Erie Canal's early success, and started right here in Downtown Syracuse in 1828? Museum Curator Ashley Maready will present a free talk about the origins and construction of the Oswego Canal, how it has changed over the years, and its current use. 

ErieCanalMuseum.org or 315-471-0593 
Cost: Free
Candidate2018 Meet the Candidates Reception
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Upstairs
246 W. Willow Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet and mingle with business leaders and candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the New York State Senate and Assembly, Onondaga County Sheriff and a Syracuse Common Council at-large seat. Additional invited guests include representatives from the region at local, state and federal levels. 

CenterStateCEO.com or 315-470-1800 
Cost: Free admission
CrunchWalkWednesday Walk Season Finale with the Syracuse Crunch
Starting at The Atrium Building
100 W. Water Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 pm

Join the Syracuse Crunch for the final Wednesday Walk of the season! Meet at the Atrium Building near Clinton Square ( map) at 5:00 pm for coffee, cider and donuts. The Syracuse Crunch players will arrive at 5:15 pm for a Meet & Greet and prize giveaway, and will then lead the walk to the newly-renovated War Memorial at 5:30 pm. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Crunch locker rooms and improvements to the War Memorial.

This event is free and open to the public. Don't miss your chance to win great prizes including Syracuse Crunch merchandise and game tickets! All ages are welcome to attend!

Deal Alert! Receive discounted tickets to the Home Opener on October 13, as well as the November 2 home game by visiting  www.SyracuseCrunch.com/WednesdayWalk and enter the code "WALK".

Facebook.com or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free
cavalierJazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 
Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CNY Jazz's Jazz at the Cavalier continues this week with live music from Maria DeAngelis! The series provides an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy, club-esque environment of the Cavalier Room. The full lineup 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
at Sugar Magnolia Bistro
316 S. Clinton Street ( map)

"Page to Stage" Spoken Word Series
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm

The "Page to Stage" Jazz Club Series is a "Come One, Come All" open mic opportunity for all spoken word, accompanied by freely improvised piano. All poetry, slam poetry, storytelling and book reading is welcome every Wednesday. Just walk in, sign-up and perform as you are called.

CNYJazz.org or 315-373-0586
Cost: Free admission

JazzatMagnoliaJazz at The Magnolia
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Thursday, an eclectic lineup of live jazz, soul and Americana delights attendees. The Jam at the Magnolia series trends toward funky, fashionable and unconventional acts. This week, Melissa Gardiner is the featured act.

Deal Alert! CNY Jazz cardholders will receive 10% off food and drinks.

CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free admission
ShakerSalt City Shaker to Honor Maria Maldonado-Lewis
at the CNY Community Foundation
431 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn about the programs and services of Catholic Charities while enjoying light fare, an open bar and live music. This year, the Mover and Shaker Award will recognize Maria Maldonado-Lewis, Constituent Services Advocate for the City of Syracuse Mayor's Office. 

CCOC.us or 315-424-1800
Cost: $40
FiddlerFiddler on the Roof
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17 - Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm
Fiddler on the Roof, a heartwarming story, exploring themes related to fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and promises life, love and laughter, will delight audiences at the Landmark Theatre next week. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including To Life (L'Chaim!), If I Were A Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Tradition. Tickets are still on sale!

BroadwayinSyracuse.com or 315-424-8210
Cost: $25 - $65
PopUpDiningPop-Up Dining: Falling For Cider Since 1911
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm
Feast on a fall-inspired menu, paired with 1911's new line of hard Cider at this month's Pop-Up Dining experience at SKY Armory. Doors open at 6:00 pm for pre-event cocktails, and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. Each month, SKY Armory features a fresh, local menu paired with beverages from around the world. 
Click here to see the menu and cider pairings.

SKYArmory.com or 315-473-0826
Cost: $35/person, plus gratuity
OktoberfestBuried Acorn Tap Takeover
at Wolff's Biergarten
106 Montgomery Street ( map)
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buried Acorn Brewery will host its first Tap Takeover at Wolff's Biergarten! Come sample beer and enjoy food from Potatoes and Molasses food truck. 

Cost: Free admission
PeopleMapThe PeopleMap System
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
During this special introductory session to the PeopleMap System, participants will gain a new understanding of how people relate to one another and work together. This program will profoundly impact work groups and teams by providing new tools that result in effective collaboration.

Each participant in the seminar will complete a brief PeopleMap questionnaire to determine their main personality type. Each type has three inborn strengths as well as a weak spot. Participants will learn about their strengths, important motivators, communication styles, weaknesses, and areas for potential improvement. 

EventBrite.com or 315-473-0826
Cost: $25
ArtinArtArt Within Art: The Everson at 50
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm
Join Steffi Chappell, Curatorial Assistant at the Everson, and Dennis Connors, former Executive Director at the Onondaga Historical Association, for a walking tour exploring the museum's history. During Art Within Art: The Everson at 50, Connors will highlight the history and locations of the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts prior to its evolution into the Pei building in 1968 as the Everson Museum of Art. Attendees will learn how history merged with a community desire to create a cultural civic center in Syracuse.
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
BoutiqueCrawlDowntown Boutique Crawl
throughout Downtown Syracuse
Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20

To celebrate the fall and winter seasons in Syracuse, a selection of downtown boutiques are hosting a three-day boutique crawl, featuring hors d-oeuvres, live music and special deals for shoppers. Get your postcard stamped at all ten shops for your chance to win a super-pack gift box with items from all ten shops!

Participating boutiques include: 
Accents of Armory Square (map)
Ambition Upstate (map)
American Reserve Clothing Co. (map)
The Changing Room (map)
Floridella Boutique (map)
Kenn Kushner Designs (map)
Midnight Sun (map)
Projex214 & Showoffs Boutique (map)
Wildflowers Armory (map)
Cost: Free to participate
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

3D Printer Training
Saturday, October 13, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Learn how to safely print designs using  the Ultimaker 2 + 3D printers. Participants will learn the MakerSpace guidelines regarding 3D printer usage and PLA filament costs. 

Gardening with Walter: Pumpkins and Spider Plants
Saturday, October 13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Decorate your own mini-pumpkins and grow your own Spider plants! All supplies will be provided. Register in the MakerSpace or online by clicking here.

Tinkercad: 3D Modeled Pumpkins
Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Learn to design cute and ghoulish 3D-modeled pumpkins in Tinkercad. Have them printed and add them to your Halloween decorations! Register in the Makerspace or by calling 315-435-1813.

Magic Sewing with Joshua: Sewing 101
Thursday, October 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Interested in learning how to use the Brother CS-6000i sewing machine for a variety of fabric projects? Or, are you trying to figure out how to sew by hand? If so, come to this training in which you will learn the basics. 

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

OnLib.org or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
FallintoAmosFall Into Amos
at the Amos Building businesses
200 W. Water Street ( map)
Sunday, November 4, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take a walk down West Water Street and meet all the businesses in the Amos Building! The Ice Cream Stand, Defi Cuisine Corp., FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks, Saltine Warrior and Element on Water are opening their doors to showcase all their block has to offer. Enjoy tastings, shopping, prizes, beauty demonstrations and music. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of fun!
HalloweenHalloween Festivities
Parties, dinners and more!

Enchantment in Wonderland
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Grand Ballroom ( map)
Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Syracuse Snarl Runway Fashion Show
at the Landmark Theatre ( map)
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jack-O-Lantern Competition Featuring Fulton Chain Craft Brewery
at Wolff's Biergarten ( map)
Thursday, October 25, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

at Glazed & Confused ( map)
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am

Halloween Party
at Wolff's Biergarten ( map)
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Maxwells Halloween Bash
at Maxwells ( map)
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 pm

Kids Costume Party
at the MOST ( map)
Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Legend of Eerie Hollow
at the Onondaga Historical Association ( map)
Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm

All Hallows Eve Dinner
at Kasai Ramen ( map)
Monday, October 29, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Halloween Networking Reception
at Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching ( map)
Wednesday, October 31, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BestOfBest of Syracuse 2018 Winners
Congratulations to our Downtown establishments

Congratulations to the following Downtown businesses for being voted the "Best of Syracuse!"
Best Hotel - Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Best Wedding Venue - Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Best Brewery - Empire Brewery
Best Sunday Brunch - Empire Brewery
Best Attorney - Anthony Marrone II (Marrone Law Firm)
Best Barbecue - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Best Local Caterer- Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Best Doughnuts - Glazed and Confused
Best Local Coffee - Café Kubal
Best Yoga - Aspen Athletic Club
Best Thai Restaurant - Lemon Grass
Best Museum - The MOST

Congratulations to the following events,  which are always held in Downtown Syracuse!
Best Organized Walk/Run - Paige's Butterfly Run
Best Ethnic Festival - Festa Italiana
Best Food Festival - Taste of Syracuse
Best Music Festival- Taste of Syracuse
Best Place to Ice Skate: Clinton Square Ice Rink

Congratulations to our Downtown friends, Jessica Novak (who frequently performs at Maxwells and the Downtown Farmers Market) for being voted Best Female Vocalist, and Toss 'n Fire Wood-Fired Pizza (a frequent guest at the Downtown Farmers Market) for being voted Best Food Truck.
LiehsGannonsLiehs & Steigerwald Downtown Now Serving Gannon's Ice Cream!
Stop in for a scoop!

Liehs & Steigerwald Downtown ( map) is now serving Gannon's ice cream! Gannon's Isle Ice Cream is known for its delicious homemade ice cream flavors.
MetroDeal Alert! Lowest Prices of the Year at Metro Fitness!
Now through November 2

The month of October marks 23 years in business for Metro Fitness Downtown. To celebrate, Metro is offering the lowest prices of the year on personal training and gym memberships, through November 2! Visit Metro Fitness at 205 South Salina Street ( map) for details.