October 5-11, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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EmployerCompensationUtilizing the New Employer Compensation Program to Benefit Your Business & Employees
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, October 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
The New York State Department of Tax and Finance recently released information for employers interested in participating in the new, optional Employer Compensation Expense Program. Mike Schmidt, senior economic adviser to Governor Cuomo, and Scott Palladino, deputy commissioner at the Department of Tax and Finance, will provide an overview of how this new program works and the opportunity it presents for the state's employers. The discussion begins tomorrow (Friday) at The Tech Garden.

CenterStateCEO.com or 315-470-1800
Cost: Free
DinoDinomania Invades the MOST!
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Friday, October 5

Dinosaurs are taking over the MOST this fall with new exhibits, films and activities! 

Dinomania is back!
Dinomania is back by popular demand, and the exhibit is even bigger and better than previous years! Experience amazingly life-like dinosaurs as you travel back in time. The moving dinosaurs were created with guidance from paleontologists to be as scientifically accurate as possible. Stroll through the 5,500 square foot exhibit and learn what life was like on Earth during the age of the dinosaurs. The traveling exhibit is on display at the MOST though January 21, 2019. 
Cost: Museum admission

Dinosaurs Alive! Premiere at the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
Friday, October 5, 1:00 pm
Watch a captivating adventure of science and discovery as renowned paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History uncover new fossils - including the remarkable discovery of what may be the oldest dinosaur ever found in North America! The filmmakers of Dinosaurs Alive! created an array of amazingly life-like creatures based on the latest fossil evidence. Audiences will be wowed when they experience these creatures on the domed IMAX screen! The film is approximately 40 minutes, and will play at the MOST throughout the fall.
Cost: $5/members; $6/non-members

25th Anniversary Jurassic Park Showing
Friday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Keeping with the dinosaur theme, a special screening of  Jurassic Park will play on the MOST's domed IMAX theater screen! Viewers are also invited to visit the new  Dinomania exhibit before the show, starting at 5:30 pm.
Cost: $8/adult, $5/child (12 and under)

AdultingProfessional Adulting
at il salotto 
359 S. Warren Street ( map)
Friday, October 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 
Take a closer look at your self-awareness, diplomacy, empathy, teamwork and influence - the five specific competency areas of adulting - and learn how to effectively apply them at work. Refreshments will be provided.

PS: Professional Adulting is offered weekly at different times to meet the scheduling needs of busy professionals. Click here to see the complete list of events.

Cost: $25/person; Free for interns and students
FirstFridayFirst Friday
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, October 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Get the weekend started with the Everson Museum of Art's First Friday celebration! Enjoy an evening of art, music and culture as you explore the galleries, listen to LPs (feel free to bring your own!) or grab a drink from the cash bar. This month's musical genre is Motown!  
 
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free/members; $8/nonmembers
SymphoriaSymphoria Masterworks: Stravinsky's Petrushka
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (  map)
Friday, October 5, 7:30 pm
 
Stravinsky's Petrushka Piano virtuoso, Shai Wosner, performs Schumann's beautifully expressive Piano Concerto. Symphoria completes the program with wonderfully descriptive music, including Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Stravinsky's Petrushka

ExperienceSymphoria.org or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20 - $88; $5/college student; 18 and under free
OktoberfestOktoberfest
at Wolff's Biergarten
106 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, October 5, 8:00 pm
 
Oktoberfest at Wolff's Biergarten isn't over yet! End the week with a bier relay competition! Teams of four can sign up for the mens, womens or co-ed division (two men, two women) anytime before the competition begins at 8:00 pm on Friday. A dance party will follow. Those who dress in Oktoberfest attire will receive a free .3 litre of beer!

Cost: Free admission
CooperAlice Cooper Live
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (  map)
Saturday, October 6, 8:00 pm
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is taking the stage in Syracuse this Saturday night! Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn. 

Oncenter.org or 315-435-8000
Cost: $55 - $100
BillMaherBill Maher
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (  map)
Sunday, October 7, 7:30 pm
 
For more than 20 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. His intelligent and hilarious commentary on important issues of the day, including current political activities, has sold out theaters across the country. This year is the 25th anniversary of the launch of his late night talk show, Politically Incorrect, and Real Time with Bill Maher has been airing on HBO for the past year.

Oncenter.org or 315-435-8000
Cost: $37 - $97
FarmerMarketDowntown Farmers Market: Final Day of the Season
at Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
Come celebrate the last day of the 2018 Farmers Market season with free cider and donuts! Grab your Halloween pumpkin to carve and stock up on your fall harvest favorites. The market is the place to find fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods and much more! 

DowntownSyracuse.com or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free admission
MaxwellsLive Music at Maxwells
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)
Tuesday, October 9, 9:00 pm

Open Mic Night With Jess Novak & Connor Campbell
 
Tuesdays are Open Mic Night at Maxwells! Jess Novak and Connor Campbell hit the stage at 9:00 pm, and after their performance, the mic is yours to rock!
 
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
ToastmastersWeekly Toastmasters Meeting
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 10, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
 
Do you want to grow your confidence during public speaking scenarios and become more comfortable giving presentations at work, impromptu toasts and interviews? The 'Good Morning, Syracuse!' Toastmasters Club is the perfect place to build your leadership and public speaking skills. The Toastmasters Club invites you to be their guest next week to see how speaking practice can help you personally and professionally. The group meets every Wednesday for a positive and constructive session.

Cost: Guests attend for free
CompassionA Call to Compassion: Multi-Faith Prayer Service
at Plymouth Congregational Church
232 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 10, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
 
Join the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center and members of the community to honor and support survivors, family members, caregivers and professionals who were/are affected directly or indirectly by child sexual abuse. Free parking is available at the OnCenter parking garage.

McMahonRyan.org or 315-701-2985
Cost: Free
ClayGlobal Day of Clay
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 pm
 
Celebrate the Global Day of Clay at the Everson Museum of Art with a viewing of the new exhibition, The Very Mirror of Life, Ceramics at the Everson 1968-2010, and a film screening of the documentary A Century of Ceramics in the United States 1878-1978. The documentary was originally produced to accompany the Everson's traveling exhibition of the same name, and features commentary from ceramic historian Garth Clark, as well as studio visits with Peter Voulkos, Victor Schreckengost, and Syracuse University's own Margie Hughto (co-curator of the original exhibition). The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Margie Hughto and Garth Johnson, with Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan (Curator of Ceramics). 
 
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free with museum admission
cavalierJazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 
Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CNY Jazz's Jazz at the Cavalier continues this week with live music from Julie Falatico! 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 10, 7:00 pm

The "Page to Stage" Jazz Club Series is a "come one - come all" open mic opportunity for all spoken word. Bring your poetry, slam poetry, storytelling or book reading to the Sugar Magnolia stage every Wednesday. All spoken word will be accompanied by freely improvised piano. Simply walk in with your work, sign-up and perform as you are called.

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

JazzatMagnoliaJazz at The Magnolia
Thursday, October 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jazz at the Magnolia presents an eclectic lineup of live jazz, soul and Americana every Thursday night through the end of April. The evening will trend toward funky, fashionable and unconventional acts. This week, don't miss music from Joanna Jewitt!

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

CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free admission
SIFFSyracuse International Film Festival
Wednesday, October 10 - Saturday, October 13

Come watch some of the greatest films in the world of independent cinema, as the  Syracuse International Film Festival presents films from around the world in a juried competition!

Opening Night Reception
Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Redhouse Arts Center ( map)
Celebrate opening night with food, a cash bar, and three separate movie screenings: Bloodlight and Bami, Conan the Destroyer, and A View to Kill. Afterward, meet celebrity guest Grace Jones and ask her questions about Bloodlight and Bami, the documentary film based on her life. 
Cost: $40

Film Screenings
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am - midnight, Redhouse Arts Center ( map)
Watch screenings from a portion of the 130 films submitted for the festival competition this year. Films will be screened in all three theaters at The Redhouse, as judges review the selections. Several celebrities will be present, including Daniel Baldwin, Milcho Manchvski ( Bikini Moon, Macedonia/USA), Micha Feldman ( Intelligent Lives) and others.

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.

SketchCity Sketch Crawl
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, October 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
Explore the architectural history of Downtown Syracuse with a sketching session and walking tour guided by the Onondaga Historical Association and the Central New York AIA. Return to the Everson Museum after the tour to share your sketches and enjoy light refreshments and drinks.
 
Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: $12/members; $15/nonmembers (includes two complimentary drinks and a sketch book)
Click here to purchase tickets
MonoprintMetro Maker Series: Monoprint Painting Workshop
at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse
2 Clinton Square ( map)
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Join SUNY Oswego professor Liz Hunt for an evening workshop using traditional and nontraditional objects to create abstract monoprint paintings. Explore color, texture and chance using objects you bring to the class (leaves, lace, string, etc). Please note, objects will get paint on them. 
Participants should bring an apron or wear clothes they don't mind getting messy.

Oswego.edu or 315-399-4100
Cost: Free
To register, contact Amy at amy.bartell@oswego.edu
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Craft & Build
Monday, October 8, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace
Come test out the Library's leaf crafts and building kits!

3D Modeling for Beginners
Wednesday, October 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Add 3D modeling to your skill set by learning the concepts behind Computer Aided Design (CAD). Participants will gain experience with design essentials for 3D modeling programs and learn how to make their ideas into a reality.

TCG Player at Central Library
Thursday, October 11, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Whether you love trading card games or are just learning to play, this program is for you! Join TCG Player for an afternoon of games and prizes.

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

OnLib.org or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
ClamBakeWood-Fired Clam Bake
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 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.
CrunchWalkWednesday Walk Season Finale with the Syracuse Crunch
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!

*PLUS, all Wednesday Walk participants will receive discounted tickets to the Home Opener on October 13, as well as the November 2 home game.* Visit  www.SyracuseCrunch.com/WednesdayWalk and enter code WALK.
FiddlerSave the Date: Fiddler on the Roof
October 17-19 at the Landmark Theatre
 
The Tony Award-nominated Broadway play, Fiddler on the Roof, is coming to the Landmark Theatre in less than two weeks! Fiddler on the Roof is a heartwarming story, exploring themes related to fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and promises life, love and laughter. 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
EconomicChampEconomic Champions Luncheon
Tuesday, October 30, 12:00 pm
Register by Friday, October 19

Join CenterState CEO in recognizing the outstanding Central New York businesses and organizations contributing to the growth of the region's economy at the annual Economic Champions Luncheon on Tuesday, October 30 at the Oncenter. 

Hear from keynote speaker, Jeremy Garelick, Writer, Director, Producer, Founder and President of the local film company, American High. Garelick will talk about his commitment to growing the film industry in Central New York, establishing American High and investing millions to transform a former school into a production studio. He will also share how his efforts are attracting global talent to Central New York.

The deadline to register is in two weeks,  Friday, October 19.

ClimbClimb to the Top of State Tower to End Pediatric Cancer
Register now and start fundraising!
 
Climb your way up the tallest building in Syracuse to end pediatric cancer! On Saturday, November 17, On My Team 16 is organizing a climb to the top of State Tower. Individuals or teams will have the opportunity to walk or run up all 338 steps (20 flights). There will be prizes for the fastest runner (male and female), fastest walker (male and female) and top event fundraiser. It costs $30 to register individually, with a fundraising requirement of $100 (the $30 goes toward the requirement). You can track the progress of individuals and teams by clicking here. Right now, On My Team 16 is about a third of the way to its total fundraising goal of $20,000. You may register as a recreational, high school, or college team (10 per team is the maximum amount), and must raise a total of $338, including each participant's individual registration fee. If you register as a running group, the maximum number of participants is 5 people, and you also collectively must raise $338.
 
After The Climb, there's a party at The Saltine Warrior to watch SU Football take on Notre Dame. All participants get free food and one drink token.
ProgressBfastSave the Date: Next Progress Breakfast Will Focus on Building Connections
Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 am at SKY Armory
 
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 on November 1, as the 2018 Progress Breakfast series presented by the Downtown Committee and Mower continues. Attendees will learn about the ways three organizations with a stake in Downtown Syracuse are working to bring people together, and the significance of each entity's contributions to Downtown's revitalization.
First, David Nutting, Chairman and CEO of VIP Structures, will preview VIP Structure'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 explore the ways hiring minority and women-owned businesses can enhance productivity and build connections across our region. Brown will discuss opportunities for Downtown businesses and developers to partner with UMEA.
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, Progress Breakfast 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.
Post-It War Contest Winner
Congratulations BlueRock Energy!

On a sunny day, it looks like the neon-colored Pack-Man characters surrounding the eighth floor of the Barclay Damon Tower are glowing as they watch over the workstations of 50 BlueRock Energy employees. Seven ghosts, three bunches of cherries, two strawberries, two power-pellets, 53 gobble dots and of course, Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man, help "power" the office. It took 2,077 Post-It notes to decorate 33 windows with the award-winning design.
 
Pam Conner, the mastermind behind the effort, and BlueRock's Customer Administrator, started to brainstorm with her colleagues what to create as soon as they first heard about the contest. They were originally thinking they might try to recreate minions in the window, but then Pam remembered Pac-Man was created in 8-bit - a square-type of graphics introduced in the 1970s, and thus, would be compatible with the 3x3 Post-It Notes required to create the design.
 
TomatoPieNick's Tomato Pie Reopens After Renovations
Open Monday - Saturday at 11:00 am

Nick's Tomato Pie in Armory Square is officially re-open after several months of renovations. Come grab a slice of pizza or one of the daily specials and check out the newly remodeled space! Nick's Tomato Pie is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 am.
FHIITDeal Alert: 10 Classes for $100 at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks
Purchase a 10-class pass by October 10!

Take advantage of the October Challenge at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks ( map) to receive 10 classes for just $10 each! Purchase your 10-class pass by October 10. Classes expire five weeks after the date of purchase. Come tone, tighten and transform your body at FHIIT Barre and Bodyworks!
KoolakianKoolakian Menswear Defines Style
Longevity vs. "new" trends

Ed Koolakian, third generation owner of Koolakian Menswear, believes that style is all about longevity. In a recent interview with the Syracuse New Times, Mr. Koolakian explains the difference between new and classic fashion. According to Ed, new fashion can change rapidly, creating absurd styles that quickly become obsolete. Koolakian Menswear focuses on high quality classic styles that will transcend time for several years.