November 16-22, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
Monday, November 19, we will send out our first 
Holiday Newsletter, previewing all of the activities happening next weekend, through Wednesday, November 28. There will not be a Thursday newsletter published next week, but Holiday events will continue to be featured in the regular Thursday newsletter through New Year's Day.
For quick access to the articles in this newsletter, please use these links:
DocuPetDocuPet Syracuse Open House
at AXA Tower II
corner of Montgomery & Madison Streets ( map)
Friday, November 16, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come sit, stay and enjoy a treat - DocuPet's United States Headquarters is now open in Syracuse!  DocuPet is a dog licensing company which helps create a city-wide lost pet system.  Enjoy refreshments and take a tour of the new office space. Four-legged guests are welcome, and even City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will be there to welcome the newest member of the pack! or 855-249-1370 x410
Cost: Free, RSVP required
ErieCanalLunchtime Lecture: Veterans of Water and War
at the Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E. ( map)
Friday, November 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this special lunchtime lecture, historian Pamela Vittorio will discuss the impact that the end of the Civil War, World War I and the Canal era had on the lives of veterans. Many boatmen of the original Erie Canal joined the Union Army to fight in the Civil War just as the Enlarged Erie Canal was being completed in 1862. Those who returned to the boats and banks of the canal found the culture had shifted; it was harsher and more difficult. Fast Forward to 1917: the Enlarged Canal closed its gates forever as the newly built Barge Canal System was about to open. Boatmen made their last trips in the fall of 1917, and many enlisted in the armed forces during World War I. or 315-471-0593
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members
WelcometoSYRWelcome to Syracuse Day
Friday, November 16, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome to Syracuse Day is a day to celebrate local businesses, support local artists and creators, and to learn about local charities. 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Funk 'n Waffles ( map)
Come meet new people and hear from community leaders and organizations including O.G.'s Against Gun Violence, In My Father's Kitchen, 315 Brand, Hot 107.9 and Mickey Lebowitz. 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Wildflowers Armory Square ( map)
Support local artists and We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach by purchasing donuts from Glazed & Confused, and cinnamon buns from Rise n Shine Diner.
Cost: Free
WarrenMilerVolkswagon Presents Warren Miller's Face of Winter
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm

Watch as the world's best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations around the world. Warren Miller has helped create and capture the magic of skiing for decades. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment, will bring new and veteran athletes together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. or 315-475-7979 
Cost: $18
SggroVolunteer Management 301
at Michael Sgro, LLC at il salotto
359 S. Warren Street ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you frustrated by your volunteers? Do you struggle to recruit "good" volunteers? Do board members spend less time volunteering? This three-hour workshop will help improve your ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers for your organization using both digital and in-person strategies. or 917-275-3385
Cost: $75
ClimbThe Climb
at State Tower
109 S. Warren Street ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am

Climb your way up the tallest building in Syracuse, and help end pediatric cancer! This Saturday, 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 (that's 20 flights!). There will be prizes for the fastest runners (male and female), fastest walkers (male and female), and top event fundraiser. After The Climb 2018, join fellow participants at a party at The Saltine Warrior to watch the Syracuse University football team take on Notre Dame. All climbers will be treated to free food and one drink.
On My Team 16 seeks to give children battling cancer the opportunity to receive the best treatment possible to survive. The organization was founded by Jordan Sheridan, who was inspired by the way her brother Jack tackled Leukemia. Jack Sheridan, a baseball pitcher from Syracuse, who was diagnosed with Leukemia during his sophomore year in high school. He is now a student-athlete at Le Moyne College and doing well. or 315-416-2065
Cost: Donation
BrewNew York Craft Brewers Festival
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 6th annual New York Craft Brewers Festival will bring together more than 60 New York State breweries from every region of the state, featuring 130 hard-to-find and award-winning beers. Come sample the best beers that New York State has to offer, and meet the people who make the beer you love! or 315-475-7979 
Cost: $60/general admission; $80/VIP (includes early access and specially selected beer)
CrunchSyracuse Crunch vs. Laval Rocket
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 7:00 pm
The Syracuse Crunch face-off against the Laval Rocket at the War Memorial this Saturday in professional hockey action. The puck drops at 7:00 pm, and promises fun for the whole family! or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
CatMojoJackson Galaxy: Total Cat Mojo Live Tour
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 8:00 pm
Jackson Galaxy is the host of Animal Planet's longtime running show  My Cat From Hell, the author of two NY Times best selling books, and is known everywhere as the "Cat Daddy." Learn how Jackson found his "cat mojo," and how you can find yours. Audience members will learn everything cat-related: from history, to environmental enrichment, to best diets, and even the little secrets that only the Cat Daddy can give you! or 315-435-8000
Cost: $32 - $47
BallsatBarreYoga and Bloody Marys
at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks
204 W. Water Street (map)
Sunday, November 18, 9:30 am
Show your support for the Movember Foundation and men's health with a fun fitness class for men and women! This Sunday's class combines yoga and Bloody Marys! or 315-256-5847
Cost: $20 suggested donation to benefit the Movember Foundation
EmpireBrunchSunday Brunch & Live Music
at Empire Brewing Company
120 Walton Street (map)
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Stop by Empire Brewing Company on Sunday morning for a special brunch menu and enjoy live music from Jess Novak. Brunch starts at 10:00 am, and the music starts at 12:30 pm or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price
ToastmastersWeekly Toastmasters Meeting
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, November 21, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Do you want to get more confident in public speaking scenarios and get more comfortable giving presentations at work, delivering impromptu toasts and giving 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 at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 
Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, November 21, 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. or 315-479-5299 
Cost: Free admission
CoWorksEvents at Syracuse CoWorks
201 E. Jefferson Street, 2nd floor ( map)

NaNoWriMo Write Ins
Friday, November 16, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Work on your novel morning, noon or night on Fridays at Syracuse CoWorks. For those who may not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. or 315-870-1248
Cost: Donation
Friday, November 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
End your week with an hour-long yoga class that's offered every Friday evening. or 315-870-1248
Cost: Donation
Energy Up - 30 Minutes of Stretching
Monday, November 19, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Get your week off to a good start with 30 minutes of guided stretching. The free session is offered every Monday at lunchtime. or 315-870-1248
Cost: Free
Free CoWorking
Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to try out the CoWorking environment? Every Wednesday, CoWorks invites the community to test it out for free! or 315-870-1248
Cost: Free
MaxwellsEvents at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)

Jess Novak & Melissa Gardiner Open Mic
Tuesday, November 20, 9:00 pm
Jess Novak and Melissa Gardiner (a trombonist pictured here) hit the stage at 9:00 pm, then the mic is open for you to sing at 10:00 pm! or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Coffee & Beer - Live on Thanksgiving Eve
Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 pm - midnight
Head to Maxwells on Thanksgiving Eve for live music, great food and drinks! Coffee & Beer will play a mix of Americana, Electric Folk and Plymouth Rock music. or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Turkey Day Fun! 
Wednesday, November 21, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace
Enjoy several Turkey Day activities, including "Pin the Tail on the Turkey," place mat decorating (which can be used at your feast at home!) and bowling.

TinkerCAD: Design a Turkey
Wednesday, November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Keeping with the Turkey theme, learn to design and print 3D-modeled turkeys in Tinkercad. Completing TinkerCAD Design Basics (which was recently offered on November 11), or prior knowledge of TinkerCAD is a requirement for this class.

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

*Please note, the library will be closed all day on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 to observe Thanksgiving. The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
Clinton Square Tree Lighting
at Clinton Square (map)
Friday, November 23, 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

Night Market
at SKY Armory (map)
Saturday, November 24, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm or 315-473-0826
Cost: $5 admission

Jingle Mingle
at The Changing Room (map)
Thursday, November 29, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Festival of Trees Preview Party
at the Everson Museum of Art (map)
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm or 315-474-6064
Cost: $75/person

MOST Holiday Auction
at the MOST ( map)
Thursday, November 29, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm or 315-425-9068
Cost: $10 suggested donation

Business After Hours and Member Showcase
at Rail Line ( map)
Thursday, December 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm or 315-470-1800
Cost: $10/member; $20/non-member

Holidays in the City
Throughout Downtown Syracuse
Saturday, December 8, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & Sunday, December 9, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KasaiWelcome, Kasai Ramen!
Located at 218 Walton Street ( map)
Kasai Ramen is the newest restaurant in Armory Square! Contrary to the inexpensive "Ramen Noodles" found in grocery stores, Ramen is a hand-made noodle that is combined with braised and marinated meats, pickled vegetables and homemade spice blends. Stop by for lunch, dinner, late-night snacks or a drink at the bar. 

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am 

TwistedLil Twisted Food Fusion Spins Into The Atrium Building
Located at 2 Clinton Square ( map)
Lil Twisted Food Fusion is now serving up a variety of breakfast sandwiches, burritos and lunch classics. It's in the Atrium Building, in the space most recently occupied by Primo Italian Oven. 

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Click here to see the menu. Follow Lil Twisted on Facebook to see daily specials, or call them at 315-477-0735.

ArtMartArt Mart is Open for the Season
Located at 499 S. Warren Street ( map)
Art Mart is now open for the holiday season at 499 South Warren Street! Stop in between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Browse a selection of gifts from local artists, including ceramics, photography, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, glasswork, textiles, consumables and other unique products. Art Mart runs through Monday, December 24. It's closed on Thanksgiving ( Thursday, November 22), and will be open Sunday, December 9 for Holidays in the City. 

IceCreamWinter Treats at The Ice Cream Stand
New menu items and warm indulgences! 
Continue to indulge at The Ice Cream Stand in Clinton Square while enjoying all of the festivities this season! The stand will be open every Wednesday through Sunday throughout the winter. Plus, enjoy new menu items during the Tree Lighting Ceremony (coming up next Friday!) and throughout the holiday season. You can look forward to hot chocolate, warm baked goods, homemade waffle cones and a custom roast from Salt City Coffee!

PS: Follow The Ice Cream Stand on  Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding changes to scheduled hours.

Restaurant Specials & Deals
The Hops Spot (map)
November 19 - November 23 (closed on November 22)
Enjoy half-off all food from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm! Offer applies to dine-in only.
Glazed & Confused (map)
Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grab a box of Thanksgiving-themed donuts. As a thank you, receive a $5 Glazed & Confused gift certificate with every box purchased. 

The Fish Friar  (map)
Every Monday night starting at 5:00 pm, enjoy half-price appetizers, plus $5 glasses of wine and 12 oz tap beers. 

The Evergreen (map)
Friday, December 14, 3:00 pm - close
Enjoy a lobster dinner and sides for only $6 with the purchase of three draft beers! or 315-870-3500
Floridella Boutique (map)
November 20 - November 24
Enjoy 20% to 60% off merchandise during the Customer Appreciation ThanksGIVING Sale.
I81Downtown Syracuse Developers Rally In Support for the Community Grid 
"Best solution to move people into the center of our city"
As the community continues to look forward to a recommendation from the New York State Department of Transportation regarding the future of the 1.4 stretch of Interstate 81 that runs through Downtown Syracuse, a group of 18 Syracuse developers - who all own property or stakes in Downtown Syracuse - are rallying for the Community Grid as the best option. In a recent Letter to the Editor, published earlier this week on, the developers toted their support for The Grid, saying it is the best solution to "move people into the center of our city." They also spoke about the economic opportunity to increase jobs and create additional opportunities for property investments and generate new tax resources for the City of Syracuse. 

RedhouseRedhouse Arts Center Hires Broadway Veteran as New Artistic Director
Hunter Foster will help bridge connections from Syracuse to NYC
The Redhouse Arts Center welcomes Broadway veteran Hunter Foster as its new artistic director. Hunter starts next month, and his first task is to work with executive director Samara Hannah to plan next year's season! Foster - who's been on Broadway for more than 20 years - has impressive accolades. He originated the role of Bobby Strong in "Urinetown," and earned a Tony Award nomination for his role in "Little Shop of Horrors." Foster knew he wanted the job as soon as he walked into the Redhouse's new space. He said the space will help him create "a Syracuse-to-NYC pipeline" to draw actors - including his connections - to Syracuse, but he wants the facility to continue to be open to local talent.

DensityTech Garden Plans Expansion for Anchor Tenant
Creating a hardware center to help Density with manufacturing
The Tech Garden, an incubator for startups and investors, is preparing to help its anchor tenant Density, reach its goals. Profiled earlier this week in a piece by NewsChannel9, Density makes anonymous data collectors to help count people. Although the company has received a variety of offers to leave for other areas, it chose to make its home in Syracuse because of the support it has received. Currently, Density's manufacturing facility is in Texas, but it plans to move to the Tech Garden by the end of the year, once a new hardware center in the garden complete. Eventually, the company plans to build a manufacturing facility in Central New York, and hopes to hire as many as 200 employees. The Tech Garden currently hosts 30 resident tenants, and hopes to expand out towards Harrison Street to make way for more entrepreneurs and start-ups!

GENIUS15 Semi-Finalists Announced for Round 3 of GENIUS NY
Selected from more than 350 high-quality applicants from around the world
GENIUS NY, the world's largest business accelerator for unmanned systems, now in its third season, has selected 15 semi-finalist teams to compete for more than $3 million in investments. The semi-finalists were selected from a highly-competitive pool of more than 350 submissions from around the world. Of the 15 teams selected, three are international teams representing Italy and Israel. Additionally, three businesses are women-owned and two are minority-owned. 

The 15 semi-finalists now have three weeks to complete a video presentation on why their company would be the best fit for GENIUS NY. A panel of local judges will review the presentations and select five finalists. Judges will be looking for companies that will stay in the Central New York region and utilize the UAS ecosystem, will scale and be successful, and represents a diversity of technology and team makeup.

YMCA12 Days of Giving at the YMCA
Start collecting items to donate!
The Downtown YMCA is gearing up for its 12 Days of Giving drive. Starting December 1, bins will be located in the YMCA lobby for donations. Though there are 12 suggestions for items below on the "12 days" starting December 1, any of the below items will be accepted each day. Check your pantries and closets for the items below.

The other YMCA branches will also be accepting donations for the Men's Residence program during November and December. Donations can be dropped off at the other YMCA branches as well.

Day 1: Coats
Day 2: Gloves/Mittens
Day 3: Hats
Day 4: Socks
Day 5: Canned Goods
Day 6: Urban Swim bathing suits
Day 7: School Supplies & Books for Power Scholars
Day 8: Blankets
Day 9: Non-perishable food items
Day 10: Footwear
Day 11: Lightly-used Clothing
Day 12: Hygiene Products