April 12-18, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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DealAlertDeal Alert!
Downtown Savings
 
BOGO Tickets to the Threepenny Opera
Friday, April 12 & Sunday, April 14
Use code 3PENNYJAZZ when purchasing tickets online to get two tickets for the price of one! Click here for more information about the show, which comes to the Civic Center tomorrow (Friday).

Half-Price Poutine
at The Hops Spot (map)
All day today (Thursday, April 11)
Celebrate National Poutine Day with 50% off all poutine at The Hops Spot all day long.

Earn a Free Cookie from Provisions Bakery!
More details below.

Downtown Businesses: If you have any deals, or specials, you'd like us to highlight in this newsletter, let us know! Send an email with the dish on your deals! 
AutismPut a Spring In Your Step
at Element on Water
206 W. Water Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 
Come style and shop your way into spring! 

Make an appointment at the Element on Water salon for a cut, color or blowout and receive styling and make-up application advice, beauty tips, and the opportunity to try skincare products. The Changing Room will "pop up" at the salon with the latest spring clothing styles for you to browse! 

ElementOnWater.com or 315-471-1730
Cost: Free admission
ScholarScholars and Champs Grand Opening
at Scholars and Champs
310 S. Salina Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 
Scholars and Champs, a new men's and women's clothing store featuring fashion, art and vintage, is celebrating its grand opening Friday. Come shop the selection and celebrate with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 pm. 

Scholars and Champs hours are:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Facebook.com or 315-560-7430
Cost: Free
MaxwellsTap Takeover with Ommegang
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 5:00 pm
 
Brewery Ommegang is taking over the taps at Maxwells  Friday, and you don't want to miss it! Meet the brewers and discover your new favorite brew, while enjoying complimentary appetizers starting at 5:00 pm. Attendees will have a chance to win a free brewery tour and lunch at Ommegang. 

Stick around for live music from Dark Hollow Duo, starting at 8:00 pm.

Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Sold Out: Tap Into the MOST
at the Museum of Science & Technology
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
The Museum of Science & Technology's premier beer, wine, cider and spirits event - presented by OBG - is officially sold out. All proceeds benefit STEM education in our community.

*Please note, the museum will be closed for the day on Friday, April 12 to prepare for the event. The museum will re-open on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am.
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm
 
The Syracuse Crunch will host back-to-back home games in the War Memorial Arena this weekend. Watch as they take on Laval Rocket on Friday night, and the Rochester Americans on Saturday night. The puck drops at 7:00 pm both nights.

PS: Tickets for the first round of the Calder Cup Play-Offs are on sale. The Crunch open the playoffs with two home games next Friday and Saturday! Tickets may be purchased at the Crunch Box Office inside the War Memorial, or by calling 315-473-4444. They're also available on Ticketmaster.com

SyracuseCrunch.com or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
FashionWeekDowntown Syracuse Fashion Week Events

Sold Out: The Underground Show
at Marisa's Fortress of Beauty
220 Walton Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
 
The Underground Show is back and sexier than ever! Featuring sultry designs from the 1920s through the Aughts (2000), guests will see the latest designs in lingerie, body paint, high heels, leather and much more! 
Syracuse Fashion Week Gala
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
Tickets are still available for the annual Syracuse Fashion Week gala! The luxurious event at the Landmark Theatre promises a showcase of custom-made couture designs, formal wear and bridal gowns from Syracuse's premier designers and boutiques.

Keeping with Syracuse Fashion Week tradition, proceeds from both nights benefit the Food Bank of Central New York.

Cost: $60/general admission 
ThreepennyThreepenny Opera
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, April 12, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 pm
 
Threepenny Opera transforms old-fashion opera with an injection of sharp political perspective and 1920s Berlin dance bands and cabarets. Set in Victorian London, the acid harmonies and biting texts create a new musical theater which inspired future hits like Caberet, Chicago and Urine Town. The iconic song "Mack the Knife" made famous by Bobby Darin, was written for Threepenny OperaThe play is sung in English, with adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. The play features music by  by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann.

Deal Alert! Use code 3PENNYJAZZ when purchasing tickets online to get two tickets for the price of one!

SyracuseOpera.org or 518-476-7372
Cost: $26 - $200
BlackOwnedBlack-Owned Syracuse Pop-Up
at Wildflowers Armory
225 W. Jefferson Street (map)
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Buy black and local at Wildflowers Armory this weekend! Hosted by Black-Owned Syracuse, several local vendors will "pop-up" for one day only. 

Facebook.com or 315-546-4919
Cost: Free admission
HopsBrunchBloody Marys & Brunch
at The Hops Spot
116 Walton Street (map)
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
 
The Hops Spot is now serving brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Enjoy all of your brunch favorites, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar!  Click here to see the brunch menu.

Facebook.com or 315-646-2337
Cost: Menu price
CNYJazzNancy Kelly's Jazz Jam & Cabaret
at CNY Jazz Central
441 E. Washington Street (map)
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 7:00 pm
 
This Saturday, internationally-known jazz vocalist, Nancy Kelly, will work with participants of all ages in a vocal master-class. Participants are coached on all elements of song delivery, such as posture, tone, key replacement, deportment and interaction with the audience.

On Sunday, participants are invited back to the stage to perform in an elegant "Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret." Nancy Kelly will close out the night with a special performance with the CNY Jazz Trio.

CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299
Cost: Saturday's coaching session is $30/person; 
Sunday's cabaret is free for vocalists, otherwise it's $10/adults or $5 for those who are 18 and under.
FHIITSip, Shop & Sweat
at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks
204 W. Water Street (map)
Sunday, April 14, 9:00 am -11:30 am
 
Sip, shop and sweat your way into spring and celebrate FHIIT Barre & Bodywork's second anniversary! Sample Isagenix nutritional products and enjoy mimosas, shop The Craze Boutique, and sweat through yoga and Intro to Bounce, starting at 9:00 am. Click here to sign up for a class.

Facebook.com or 315-256-5847
Cost: $20/class (registration required)
BrineBrine Well Eatery: Preview Day
at the Brine Well Eatery
128 E. Jefferson Street (map)
Sunday, April 14, Noon - 4:00 pm
 
The Brine Well Eatery is getting closer to its grand opening later this month! Before opening day, the restaurant invites the public for a "Preview Day" this Sunday to try its specialty dishes. Tickets, including one entree and a fountain beverage, are available for $10.

Facebook.com or 315-299-4162
Cost: $10
OHABeneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake
at the Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street (map)
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake covers the amazing history of the lake and the remarkable impact it has had on our American way of life over the past six centuries. Tickets for the screening will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

CNYHistory.org or 315-428-1864
Cost: $5 for members; $7 for the general public
MOSTApril Break 2019
at the Museum of Science & Technology
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
April 15-19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
The MOST is offering five one-day science camps during April Break, each with a different theme. All camps are designed with children ages 6-12 in mind, and are limited to 20 campers per session. The daily schedule of camps activities is listed below.
  • Monday, April 15 - Be the Environmental Scientist
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Be the Chemist
  • Wednesday, April 17 - Be the Doctor
  • Thursday, April 18 - Be the Computer Scientist
  • Friday, April 19 - Be the Marine Biologist
MOST.org or 315-425-9068
Cost: $60 for members, $70 per non-members
MiddleAgesMiddle Ages Single Batch Dinner
at Kasai Ramen
218 Walton Street (map)
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Join Middle Ages Brewing and Kasai Ramen for a special dinner event! Enjoy special single batch releases from Middle Ages Brewing, paired with an incredible five-course meal from Kasai Ramen. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, so make sure to reserve yours soon! 
Click here to see the menu.

Facebook.com or 315-310-8500
Cost: $60
TNTDowntown TNT Meeting
at the City Hall Commons Atrium
201 E. Washington Street (map)
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Downtown residents, employees and business owners are invited to the next TNT meeting! Learn more about the City's new Bike Share program and other community initiatives.

Cost: Free 
IceCreamStandStand Up at The Stand
at The Ice Cream Stand
200 W. Water Street (map)
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy  ice cream and comedy - both served at The Ice Cream Stand - every Wednesday at 7:00 pm! Treat yourself to live, local laughs and all the ice cream you can eat! Sign-ups start at 7:00 pm, and the comedy acts start at 7:30 pm. Each comic has five minutes to deliver their material. 

Facebook.com or 315-458-4848
Cost: Free admission
SUNYOswegoMake a Spring Wreath!
at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse
2 Clinton Square (map)
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Jump into spring with a free wreath-making workshop! Led by studio artist, Suzanne Gaffney, participants will enjoy a hands-on lesson and bring home their own spring-inspired wreath. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required.

The Metro Maker Series is an opportunity for people to create, take chances and explore a variety of tools and materials in a casual, community setting.

Cost: Free; All materials included
Contact Amy.Bartell@Oswego.edu to register
SKYPop-Up Dining
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street (map)
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm
 
Each month, SKY Armory hosts a Pop-Up Dining with a fresh, local menu paired with beverages from around the world. This month's menu is paired with wines from Cline Cellars of Sonoma County, California. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm, but guests are invited to arrive at 5:30 pm to enjoy pre-event cocktails

SKYArmory.com or 315-473-0826
Cost: $45, plus gratuity
LandmarkCNY Love Jam
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (map)
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
 
The first CNY Love Jam is a showcase featuring local R&B vocalists Deidre Graves, Tamar Juntia and Erika Lovette. The event will be headlined by Lil Mo and Slim of 112, with music provided by DJ Bella J.

LandmarkTheatre.org or 315-475-7979
Cost: $30 - $100
FirstFridayWeekend Fun at The Everson
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)

Design Talks with the CNY American Institute of Architects
(TONIGHT!) Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm
 
Join the Central New York American Institute of Architects for a design talk, led by Caitlin Taylor and Chris Kroner of the Hudson Valley Design Lab. The Hudson Valley Design Lab is a community design and innovation center located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Caitlin and Chris will discuss what they've learned while bringing the design lab to life, some of the key projects being developed in Poughkeepsie, and how the projects are focused on the development of regional, just, equitable and self-determined systems in the Hudson Valley.

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free

The Colours of Her Heart: A Roar For Women's Freedom and an Emerging National Sisterhood
Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm
 
Don't miss a special dance, theater, music and video art performance featuring Mallika Sarabhai and Samia Malik with the Darpana performing group.

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free for members; $8 for non-members; children under 12 free

Sunday Funday
Friday, April 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
Don't miss the final Sunday Funday of the season! Bring the whole family to enjoy art-making, storytelling and games, and to explore the galleries.

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free for members; $8 for non-members, children under 12 free
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Unserviceable American Flags Collection 
Now through May 22 
The Onondaga County Public Libraries are collecting worn, tattered, or faded American Flags that need to be respectfully retired. Bring your unserviceable flag to Central Library to be properly burned at the Memorial Day Watchfire ceremony sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Earth Day Crafts 
Monday, April 15, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace 
Children of all ages are welcome to create crafts inspired by Mother Earth.

Simple Machines
Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace 
Come and test catapults, inclined planes and other simple machines.

TinkerCAD Design Basics 
Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace 
Learn 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.

STEM Kit Airplane Build 
Wednesday, April 17, 2:30 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace 
Help build an airplane and see if it will fly!

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

OnLib.org or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
LiveMusicLive Music Events

Dark Hollow Duo
Friday, April 12, 8:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Open Mic with Jess Novak & John Harris
Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Jazz at the Cavalier
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Cavalier Room (map)
CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299 
Cost: Free admission

Mutt Farm Live
Wednesday, April 17, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
TriviaTrivia Nights & Leagues
Throughout Downtown Syracuse

Mondays at Wolff's Biergarten (map)
7:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-299-7789
Free to play; $30 gift card for the winning team, $20 gift card for the 2nd place team

Tuesdays at the PressRoom Pub (map)
7:00 pm
Free to play. The PressRoom Pub offers half-price pizza and half-price wings to participating trivia teams. 

Tuesdays at Clinton Street Pub (map)
7:00 pm
Free to play; win free drinks and gift cards.

Tuesdays at The Evergreen (map)
8:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-870-3500
Free to play; the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.

Wednesdays at Empire Brewing Co. (map)
8:00 pm
Facebook or 315-475-2337
Free to play; winning team with receive a $50 gift card, 2nd place receives a free round of drinks

Thursdays at Maxwells (map)
7:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Free to play; winning team will win prizes
UpcomingEvents

Doggie Day
at the Rail Line ( map)
Friday, April 19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Suggested $10 donation

Easter Brunch
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map)
Sunday, April 21, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $56/adult, children 10 and under free

Syracuse Technology Week
April 22-27
Cost: Free

Chef Challenge Syracuse X amano Kitchen & Bar 
at amano Kitchen & Bar (map)
Monday, April 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $50 - $60

WISE Symposium
at SKY Armory ( map)
Thursday, April 25, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: $99; $50/student

Wicked Awesome 80s House Party
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map )
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: $50
SummerhelpCall for Summer Help
Three positions available for waterers

Have you ever wondered how the 335 purple petunia baskets installed throughout Downtown Syracuse bloom all summer long? Well, if you know someone looking for summer employment, this might be your chance to get the inside scoop!

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. is looking to hire three individuals for summer employment. Their primary responsibility will be watering the hanging flower baskets and other planted areas throughout Downtown Syracuse. Waterers work 35 hours/week, must have a valid driver's license and be able to sit, stand and lift (a watering wand) for extended periods.

If you know someone who may be interested in this position, please contact Chuck McFadden, Director of Operations for the Downtown Committee, at   cmcfadden@downtownsyracuse.com .
Help Showcase Urban Living at its Finest! 

Starting next week in this newsletter, look for a preview of the stops you'll see on the 13th Annual Downtown Living Tour (which is set for Saturday, May 18). Tickets go on sale next week!

In the meantime, the Downtown Committee is looking for volunteers to help showcase the coolest places to live! There are two 2.5 hour shifts to choose from, and in exchange for your time, we'll give you a free ticket to take the tour and a free t-shirt. 

If you aren't familiar with the Downtown Living Tour, it's a great way to get inside access to the newest, most-talked about projects. Be one of the first to walk through residential spaces that are breathing new life into our city center. 

ArtinWindowsCalling All Artists! 
Grants available for artists to create window installations throughout Downtown Syracuse

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse and CNY Arts are accepting proposals for the Art in the Windows program, which seeks to activate urban spaces through temporary installations of art in storefronts.

Eligible applicants include individual artists, groups or collectives, and/or nonprofit organizations located in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga or Oswego Counties. Awards will range from $500 to $3,000, depending on the scale, scope and location of the installation. 

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 22 at 4:00 pmClick here to apply.

Courtesy: CenterState CEO
GENIUSGENIUS NY Winners Announced: Congratulations Sentient Blue!
$3 million awarded to five startup drone companies
 
GENIUS NY, the world's largest drone pitch competition, awarded a $1 million grand prize to Sentient Blue Technologies. Headquartered in Italy, the company develops efficient, more environmentally friendly micro gas turbine based power plants for use in unmanned aerial vehicles to include flight endurance. Sentient Blue captured the prize during "Finals Night" held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown earlier this week. 

Four other companies - EagleHawk from Buffalo, Vermeer from Brooklyn, Resilienx from Syracuse and CivDrone from Israel - were each awarded $500,000. 

GENIUS NY is supported by the Empire State Development Corporation. GENIUS NY is an acronym for "Growing Entrepreneurs & Innovators in Upstate New York." 

MobilityPlanPublic Meeting: 
Armory Square Mobility Plan
Mark your calendar:
Thursday, April 25, 5:30 pm
 
The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC) is currently conducting the Armory Square Mobility Plan, a look at the state of walking, driving, and parking in one of Downtown's most popular districts. The public is invited to discuss options for Walton, Clinton, and Jefferson Streets and provide feedback on Thursday, April 25 at the City Hall Commons Atrium (map). 

SMTC staff will begin the presentation at 5:45 pm, and there will be exhibits and design ideas available to review beforehand. The study is being guided by an advisory committee with representation from the City of Syracuse, the Downtown Committee, and the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency. 

IMAXNew IMAX Documentary at The MOST
Superpower Dogs now open
 
Superpower Dogs, the newest IMAX film at The MOST is now playing! The film follows six real-life working dogs - and their human partners - as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species and transform the lives of people living with special needs. 

Audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers.  This family-friendly film is scheduled to play at  12:00 pm and 2:00 pm every Wednesday through Sunday during the month of April. For planning purposes, the documentary's run-time is 46-minutes. 

ProvisionsLast Chance to Earn a Free Cookie from Provisions!
Take a quick survey

Do you want to earn a free chocolate chip cookie from Provisions Bakery? Take a short survey about the bakery's services, and you will receive a coupon for a free cookie! The survey link and free cookie coupon expires tomorrow (Friday, April 12!), so be sure to complete it soon!