November 9-15, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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BeerWeek Syracuse Beer Week Finale
Courtesy of
at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
301 W. Fayette Street (map)
Friday, November 9, 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Kitty Hoynes is celebrating Beer Week in Syracuse with several specials and giveaways. Enjoy  Lobster rolls, lobster specials and Maine Beer Company drafts starting at  11:00 am until gone. This Friday is also the  Guinness Black Friday Celebration.  Starting at 2:00 pm, t he first 100 customers will get Guinness Family Pints and a gift bag for $4. Oysters will be available for $1 each, starting at 3:00 pm until gone. Enjoy live music from Tommy Connors from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and then again from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am. 

While you're there, enter for your chance to win airfare for two to Ireland, or pick up a banger (Irish sausage) special! 

PigPigRoast on the Patio
at the PressRoom Pub
220 Herald Place ( map)
Friday, November 9, 2:00 pm
Stop by the PressRoom Pub before the Syracuse University football game this Friday for a pig roast! The party on the patio begins at 2:00 pm, rain or shine. or 315-569-4345
Cost: Free
FloridellaFloridella Boutique Grand Opening Celebration
at Floridella Boutique
114 W. Jefferson Street ( map)
Friday, November 9, 4:00 pm
Come celebrate the grand opening of Downtown's newest shop, Floridella Boutique! Refreshments will be served and attendees will be treated to special sales and free drawings! Come shop the eclectic selection of clothing, from Boho, to funky-artsy to minimalist styles. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to In My Father's Kitchen, a local non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless in Syracuse. or 315-741-7961
Cost: Free
TailgateTailgate Block Party
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Friday, November 9, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get pumped up before the game starts on Saturday with a tailgate block party at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Starting at 4:00 pm, South Warren Street will close to traffic in front of the hotel to make way for food trucks, yard games including cornhole and urban street bocce, street vendors and live music. Grab a custom tailgate drink at the outdoor bar and/or listen to the live ESPN Radio Syracuse broadcast on-site.
Catch a $4 shuttle up to The Dome and receive a free parking validation sticker for the Marriott Syracuse Downtown garage, plus enjoy buy-one-get-one draft beer coupons redeemable at Shaughnessy's Irish Pub after the game. Shuttle service begins at 5:30 pm.
This Saturday, the Orange take on Louisville with a 7:00 pm kick-off! or 315-554-3542 
Cost: $4 shuttle ticket
MovemberMovember Fitness Events
at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks
204 W. Water Street ( map)
Friday, November 9, 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 18, 9:30 am
Show your support for the Movember Foundation and men's health with fun fitness classes for men and women!

Barre Class and Bourbon Tasting
Friday, November 9, 5:30 pm

Yoga and Bloody Marys
Sunday, November 18, 9:30 am or 315-256-5847
Cost: $20 suggested donation to benefit the Movember Foundation
YoungVoicesThe Young Voices Project
at Redhouse Arts Center
400 S. Salina Street ( map)
Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2:00 pm
The Young Voices Project allows youth in the community to explore performance and creative writing. This year, students will perform a unique theatrical piece to the community that celebrates diversity, inclusivity and identity. The show is approximately 45 minutes long. Come support our community's youth who are using performance as a platform to share messages that are important to them.  
*Please note, while children are welcome, this is not a children's show. Some of the content is PG-13 material. or 315-362-2785
Cost: $5
ChrisYoungChris Young: Losing Sleep Tour 2018
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm
The Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist nominee, Chris Young, will make a stop in Syracuse for his "Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour" this Saturday. Special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver will join the multi-platinum entertainer. or 315-435-8000
Cost: $39 - $59
CoWorksSyracuse CoWorks Events
201 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 200 ( map)

Extra Life 24-Hour Gaming Marathon
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am - Sunday November 11, 10:00 am
Extra Life is a 24-hour tabletop and video gaming marathon to raise funds to help the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Enjoy snacks, games, contests and raffles. Come help support children and their families in difficult times!
*Please note, you don't have to stay the entire 24 hours.

Cost: Cash donation
5 Building Blocks to Sales Success
Wednesday, November 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Join Chuck of Talentude Training and Development as he shares insights from his 40 years of selling, coaching and buying. Participants will learn how to m aster internal communications, c onstruct and deliver a winning elevator pitch, and how to effectively bond and develop rapport.

Cost: $20
Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine
Wednesday, November 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Would you like to learn how to better manage your stress levels and time, eat better and organize your thoughts? Learn simple, easy ayurvedic tools and techniques to incorporate throughout your day to feel more relaxed and balanced overall. A light lunch will be provided. 

Cost: Free
Build Your Own Board Game Workshop
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join local game developers and other game enthusiasts in a fun, hands-on workshop and learn the basics of game development, plus enjoy a unique opportunity to bring your ideas to life! Teams will be given a blank game kit and access to a variety of materials to make your game a reality.

Cost: $5/team (includes board game building kit)
VeteranVeteran's Day Ceremony
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Come support local veterans at the Oncenter's annual Veteran's Day Ceremony. Explore the War Memorial's museum and walk through every major American conflict, search for family and friends on the War Memorial Honor Wall, and honor the winners of the annual veteran awards. 

Free parking is available in the Oncenter lots. Please note, South State Street will be closed for the Syracuse Half Marathon, so all cars must enter the garage through the Adams Street entrance. or 315-473-4444
Cost: Free
EmpireBrunchSunday Brunch & Live Music
at Empire Brewing Company
120 Walton Street ( map)
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Stop by Empire Brewing Company on Sunday morning for a special brunch menu and live music from Tim Herron. Brunch starts at 10:00 am, and the music starts at 12:30 pm. or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price
teaTea Time and Meditation
at Midnight Sun
406 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Sunday, November 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come unwind at Midnight Sun with tea from UNYtea, meditation and good conversation! The tea menu includes 2007 aged Bai Mu Dan (aged Chinese white tea), Chi Lai Shan (Taiwanese oolong) and Hanayaka (available with tea leaf readings). Attendees will enjoy 10% off all Midnight Sun merchandise. or 315-991-8866
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
CrunchSyracuse Crunch Home Games
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Sunday, November 11, 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm
The Syracuse Crunch hockey team plays two home games in the War Memorial Arena this week. On Sunday, the Crunch host the Hershey Bears for a special Veteran's Day tribute game. Then, on Wednesday, the Crunch host the Binghamton Devils.
Enjoy fun for the whole family! or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
FOCLRosamond Gifford Lecture Series: Diana Abu-Jaber
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Monday, November 12, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Diana Abu-Jaber, author of "Life Without a Recipe," is the next featured author in the Friends of Central Library's lecture series. Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse to an American mother and a Jordanian father, and has lived between the United States and Jordan since she was 7 years old. The struggle to make sense of this sort of hybrid life permeates Abu-Jaber's fiction novels, which includes "Origin," "Birds of Paradise" and "Crescent." or 315-435-1832
Cost: $30 - $35; $10/student
NYSCANew York State Council on the Arts Strategic Planning Session
at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse
2 Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is currently undertaking a strategic planning process and they want your input! Attend the Constituent Workshop for the Central New York region next Tuesday afternoon at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse. or 315-435-2158
Cost: Free
MaxwellsEvents at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)

Open Mic with Jess Novak & Stephen Phillips
Tuesday, November 13, 9:00 pm
Jess Novak and Stephen Phillips take the stage at 9:00 pm, then it's your turn to rock at 10:00 pm! or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Mozza & Mixers
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Echelon Syracuse and Maxwells for a night of networking with young professionals. Enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza with your choice of toppings. The Senior Center program at the Salvation Army will be on-site to talk about the work they do in our community. or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free for the first 25 registered Echelon members; $10 for members after that; $15 for non-members
Live Music with Alyssa Akkoul
Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 pm
Alyssa Akkoul will perform at Maxwells every Wednesday evening from 9:00 pm to midnight. Her sweet voice is the perfect mid-week pick-up! or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
tech garden
MoreBusinessThe Best Way to Generate More Business in 2019
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, November 14, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
John Timmerman, CEO of the marketing and business development agency, Good Monster, will host a short discussion on real ways to get immediate sales (one to three months) while building long-term brand growth (six months or more) for any small to medium-sized business. He will cover both business-to-business and business-to-consumer strategies. Lunch will be provided. or 315-470-1800
Cost: $10
cavalierJazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 
Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CNY Jazz's Jazz at the Cavalier continues this week with live music from Ronnie Leigh! 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
316 S. Clinton Street ( map)

"Page to Stage" Spoken Word Series
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm

The "Page to Stage" Jazz Club Series continues next week and every Wednesday. This "Come One, Come All" open mic opportunity is designed for all spoken word, accompanied by freely improvised piano. All poetry, slam poetry, storytelling and book reading is welcome. Walk in, sign-up and perform as you are called. or 315-373-0586
Cost: Free admission
JazzatMagnoliaJazz at The Magnolia
Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Thursday evening, The Sugar Magnolia Bistro serves up 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 Jeff Stockham.

Deal Alert! CNY Jazz cardholders will receive 10% off food and drinks. or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free admission
Glazed1-Year Anniversary Party
at Glazed & Confused
211 N. Clinton Street ( map)
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Glazed & Confused turns one year old next Thursday! Come celebrate with them and enjoy $1 donuts and free coffee! or 315-214-5544
Cost: $1/donut
EntrepRootsEntrepreneurial Roots: An Evening Social
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street (map)
Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm - 89:00 pm

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is driving economic growth in our community with a diverse gathering of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn more about the Key Bank Business Boost & Build program, which is helping women and people of color grow their businesses and transform Syracuse for the better. 

CharcoalInk Is My Charcoal: Paintings by Marcela Hanford
at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse
2 Clinton Square ( map)
Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
"Ink Is My Charcoal: Paintings by Marcela Hanford" is the newest exhibit at the Tyler Art Gallery. Come browse the new artwork and enjoy refreshments courtesy of SUNY Oswego in Syracuse. or 315-399-4100
Cost: Free
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of figure drawing through the study of a nude model. Bring your own sketchbooks and pencils (charcoal, pastels and paint are not permitted). Easels will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don't want to draw, stop by to see the artists at work, enjoy live music or join the free docent-led tour of the architecture of the museum, starting at 6:00 pm. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Thanksgiving Garlands
Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Create a beautiful "Thanks" garland to display on your door, wall or window just in time
for Thanksgiving. This is a self-guided, walk-in activity. 

TinkerCAD Design Basics
Wednesday, November 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Add 3D modeling to your skill set by learning the concepts behind CAD (Computer
Aided Design) in Tinkercad. Participants will gain experience with design essentials for
3D modeling programs and learn how to make their ideas into a reality. 

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library.
*Please note, the library will be closed all day on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran's Day. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
UpcomingEventsMark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events:

Volkswagon Presents Warren Miller's Face of Winter
at the Landmark Theatre ( map)
Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm or 315-475-7979
Tickets on sale now! Cost: $18

New York Craft Brewers Festival
at Landmark Theatre ( map)
Saturday, November 17, 5:00 pm (VIP experience begins at 4:00 pm)
Cost: $50/Advance General Admission; $60/Day-Of General Admission (if available)
 $70/Advance VIP Experience; $80/Day-Of VIP Experience (if available)

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

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

*All of the holiday events will be featured in a special holiday newsletter, which begins the week of Thanksgiving. If you subscribe to this newsletter, you will automatically receive that information. 

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
RestaurantSpecialsRestaurant Specials & Deals

The Fish Friar  ( map )
Thursday, November 8, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Fish Friar is serving up Cioppino for one night only! Cioppino is a seafood stew made with mussels, haddock, scallops and shrimp in a tomato-based broth.

Clinton Street Pub ( map)
Every Thursday night
$1 well shots, $2 well mixers and $3 Labatt bottles. 

The Hops Spot ( map)
Tuesday Trivia: Weekly trivia every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm. Free to play!
Wednesday Wine Night: Take $10 off any bottle of wine, or $2 off any glass of wine on Wednesday nights.
Friday Office Party: Enjoy live music and $2 off all beverages at the bar every Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Sunday & Monday NFL Football: wear your favorite team jersey during the NFL games to save money on your favorite game-day treats!
Late Night Poutine: Poutine is available until midnight every Monday through Saturday.

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. 
Courtesy of LocalSYR
HolidayTreeClinton Square Tree Arriving Tomorrow
Could impact traffic on Salina Street, between W. Genesee and Washington Streets
If your lunch and afternoon travels take you along South Salina Street between West Genesee and Washington Streets, don't be surprised if you're rerouted. A 45-foot tall Norway Spruce is making its way to Clinton Square to be on display for the holiday season in Downtown Syracuse. The tree is coming from the Water Environmental Protection Henry Clay Campus. The tree will be lit on Friday evening, November 23. The ceremony starts at 6:30 pm.

OHASalinaSalina Street From 1940-1980 
Help the OHA collect memorabilia
The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) is asking for your help with an upcoming exhibit, and it could be as simple as checking your closets!  The OHA's goal is to recreate Salina Street in the first floor gallery space, so that visitors can literally stroll down the grand old street when they visit the museum. 

From 1940 - 1980, Salina Street in Downtown Syracuse was a bustling, flourishing center of retail with department stores - Deys Brothers, Chappell's, Wells & Coverly, Sibley's and Addis - in close walking proximity. Do you have clothing, boxes, bags or other memorabilia from this era? If you do, the OHA is asking the public to donate or loan items to be part of the Salina Street exhibit, which the museum plans to debut this December.  Artifacts, photographs or even old movie ticket stubs are also welcome. 

If you have items that might be of interest, please call 315-428-1864 and ask for Pam, Bob, or Tom.

WedWalkWhat Community Walk Themes Would You Like to See? 
Send your ideas to the Wednesday Walk committee
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Wednesday Walk series! Hopefully you enjoyed stepping away from your desks to learn something new about Downtown Syracuse.

We've already started planning next year's walks, which will run from June to October, but we want to hear from you
  • What topics or places of interest would you like to learn more about? 
  • What did you like about this year's Wednesday Walk series?
  • Do you have any suggestions to further enhance the experience?
Send your suggestions and feedback to
ClimbThe Climb: One Week Left to Register! 
Climb to the top of State Tower on Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am
On My Team16 invites you to help raise money for Pediatric Cancer by climbing all 338 steps to the top of State Tower - the tallest building in Syracuse! Participants will be timed as they walk or run to the top, and prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners and walkers, and the top event fundraiser. Afterward, participants are invited to The Saltine Warrior for complimentary food and one drink token. You can register as an individual or a team here.