May 10-16, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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10 Classes for $100 at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks  ( map )
Take five weeks to tone, tighten and transform with ten classes at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks.
Offer expires tomorrow, May 10. Click here to redeem this offer. 

$199 Intro to Personal Training Plan at Metro Fitness  ( map )
Enjoy six weeks of personal training, dual club access and group fitness classes for just $199. 
This offer is limited to one purchase per client.

Joining Fee Waived at the Downtown YMCA  ( map )
Now through May 12
Start a new membership at the Downtown YMCA before May 12, and your fee to join will be waived (this is up to a $49 value)!

$25 Book of Mormon Lottery Tickets
Now - May 12
A limited number of tickets will be available for $25 prior to each performance.  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! 

Plus, check out these deals for the Downtown Living Tour!
MormonThe Book of Mormon
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Shows continue through Sunday, May 12;
Click here for performance times
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. * Please note, the show contains explicit language, and is not advised for young audiences. 

Deal Alert! A select number of lottery tickets will be available for $25 prior to each performance. Entrants must visit the Landmark Theatre Box Office 2.5 hours before their performance of choice to submit their name. Then, two hours before curtain, names will be randomly selected. Limit one entry per person, and two tickets per winner. 315-475-7979
Cost: $25 - $70
NightlabNightLab: Game On
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Friday, May 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nightlab: Game On will provide a variety of games, including vintage console games, tabletop games, puzzles, live-action  games and much more!  Plus, explore all of the MOST exhibits, including the Laser Maze Challenge!  The Night Lab series is designed for adults to enjoy an evening out while exploring scientific concepts and having fun. Guests will also enjoy a cash bar and drink specials from The York and free pizza from Peppino's. 315-425-9068
Cost: $12 for MOST members, $15 for non-members
GirlScoutGirl Scout Badge Workshop
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street ( map)
Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calling all Girl Scouts in the Brownie program! The MOST is offering a special workshop to earn a badge! Learn about biomimicry, and then draw your own robot inspired by a bee. Participants will learn about the parts of robots while looking at one of the MOST's VEX robots, and then plan and prototype their own robot! 315-425-9068
Cost: $25 per Girl Scout
BrewGaBrew-Ga: Yoga & Beer
at The Hops Spot
116 Walton Street ( map )
Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks for a fun, light-hearted yoga class designed for all fitness levels! Then, cool down with a beer from an extensive list at The Hops Spot. Please bring your own yoga mat. or 315-646-2337
Cost: $12 at the door
SymphoriaSymphoria: Cirque Goes to the Cinema
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 pm

Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all-new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty! Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, Titanic and more, this thrill ride includes the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of the audience. or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20-$88, $5 for students, 18 and under free
SKYArmoryNight Market
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Saturday, May 11, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy funky cocktails, fresh a la carte dining and live entertainment while you shop unique gifts from local and regional artists, designers and retailers. or 315-473-0826
Cost: $5
Mother's Day Events MothersDay2
Sunday, May 12

Mother's Day Donut Bouquets
at Glazed & Confused
211 N. Clinton Street ( map )
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
You can't eat flowers, so why not give Mom a donut bouquet instead? The bouquet includes six donuts and three macaroons, all for $20. Please note, the deal is limited to the first 100 bouquets. or 315-214-5544
Cost: $20

Mother's Day Brunch
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map )
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Celebrate Mom in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown with spectacular views and a glorious brunch buffet! Click here to see the brunch menu. or 315-474-2424
Cost: $49 for adults, $20 for children ages 6-12, 5 and under free

Mother's Day Brunch & Cocktails
at Defi Cuisine Corp.
208 W. Water Street ( map )
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Treat Mom to a five-course chef's brunch at Defi! Enjoy a prix fixe menu plus a bloody Mary, coffee and mimosa bar. 

Course 1: Strawberry Salad
Course 2: Chicken and Waffles
Course 3: Asparagus Bisque
Course 4: House Pancetta and Gruyere Quiche
Course 5: Chocolate Mousse or 315-907-0202
Cost: $60/person

Mother's Day Brunch & Cocktails
at The Hops Spot
116 Walton Street ( map )
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Take Mom to a special brunch at The Hops Spot featuring a free Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar!  Enjoy all of your brunch favorites. Click here to see the brunch menu.

The Hops Spot is open for brunch and Bloody Mary's every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! or 315-646-2337
Cost: Menu price
EversonMother's Day at City Market
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The first City Market of the season returns to the Everson Museum of Art this Sunday, just in time for Mother's Day! Browse a selection of antiques, handmade art, jewelry, pottery and much more! Enjoy live music from Jane Zell and free admission to the Everson Museum of Art. City Market repeats the second Sunday of every month throughout the summer. or 315-481-9960
Cost: Free admission
PuppyPuppy Meet & Greet
at The Ice Cream Stand
200 W. Water Street ( map)
Sunday, May 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Ice Cream Stand is teaming up with WeiserWays Training Services to bring you and your dog a sweet treat! WeiserWays is hosting free dog training sessions at The Ice Cream Stand every Sunday in May. Bring your pup for a training session or two, and then, enjoy a special doggie treat from The Ice Cream Stand.

Space is limited, so register now! or 315-458-4848
Cost: Free
TechGardenWeekly Toastmasters Meeting
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map )
Wednesday, May 15, 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
FoodTruckFood Truck Rally
at Clinton Square  ( map )
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by Clinton Square at lunchtime every Wednesday for a rotating selection of food trucks, including Downtown businesses like Byblos Cafe! or 315-422-8284
Cost: Menu price
WedWalkWednesday Walk: Birds of Prey
starting at Clinton Square  ( map )
Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come look for birds of prey in an urban environment with this hands-on Wednesday Walk! Page Wildlife Center will be on hand with live birds! If you have binoculars, bring them! Meet at Clinton Square, then the group will walk over to Hanover Square to meet the live birds and learn about birds of prey in Downtown Syracuse!

A special thanks to Pioneer Companies and State Tower for sponsoring this walk. or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free
popupPop-Up Dining
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Each month, SKY Armory hosts a Pop-Up Dining experience featuring a fresh, local menu paired with beverages from around the world. This month's featured beverage is beer from Jack's Abby Brewing. Click here to see the menu. or 315-473-0826
Cost: $45
EversonEvents & Exhibits at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)

Opening Night Reception Summer Exhibitions
Friday, May 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while viewing the Everson's summer exhibitions. Curator of Art & Programs, DJ Hellerman and co-curator, Judy Natal, will lead a discussion on Time Returns: A Continuous Now, starting at 6:15 pm.
Cost: Free for members and City of Syracuse residents, $15 for non-members

Docent-Led Tours
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm
Enjoy a free docent-led tour of the Teen Council exhibition.
Cost: Free
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Dungeons & Dragons for Newbies 
Friday, May 10 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm,  Community Room
Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons at the library. Volunteers from TCGplayer will host special "pick up" games that will introduce new players to the structure and design of D&D. The session is geared toward teens and adults.  

Gardening 101: Flowers 
Saturday, May 11 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm,  Makerspace
Join Walter in the MakerSpace and learn how to plant flowers just in time for Mother's Day! After you plant your seeds, you can either take them with you or leave them in the MakerSpace's greenhouse to germinate and harden before taking them home. Seeds and soil will be provided. The workshop is designed for teens and adults. 

Free Health Screening Information 
Wednesday, May 15 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Learn about free cancer screening services available through the Onondaga County Health Department. Men and women without health insurance can obtain free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services through the county's Cancer Services Program. 

Unserviceable American Flags Collection 
Now through May 22 
The Onondaga County Public Libraries continue to collect 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.

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
LiveMusicLive Music Events

Latin Night
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: $5 admission ($10 after 11:00 pm)

Salsa Latin Dance Night
Every Monday, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
at Maxwells  ( map )
No experience or dance partner required.
Cost: $5 cover

Open Mic with Jess Novak and Joey Arcuri
Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Stand Up at The Stand: Live Comedy
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at The Ice Cream Stand (map) or 315-458-4848
Cost: Free admission

Mark Zane Live
Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
TriviaTrivia Nights & Leagues
Throughout Downtown Syracuse

Mondays at Wolff's Biergarten (map)
7:00 pm 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 trivia teams playing as part of Dan Tortora Broadcast Media's Trivia Night. 

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 or 315-870-3500
Free to play; the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.

Tuesdays at The Hops Spot (map)
8:00 pm
Free to play; winning team receives a $25 gift card; five bonus round prizes available for food and drinks

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

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

Salt City Market Audition Popup
at The Rail Line ( map)
Saturday, May 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $10

Purple Reign: A Tribute to Prince
at the Oncenter Civic Center ( map)
Sunday, May 26. 7:30 pm
Cost: $37 to $57 

Finding Neverland
at the Oncenter Civic Center ( map)
May 28-30
Cost: Tickets  starting at $35 

History Happy Hours
at the Erie Canal Museum ( map)
Wednesdays, May 29 - November 6, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Rock The Block Summer Concert Series
500 block of S. Warren Street, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map)
Tuesdays, June 11 - August 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free admission or 315-474-2424

Everson Annual Summer Picnic
at the Everson Museum of Art ( map)
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 pm
Cost: $200
LivingTourDowntown Living Tour:
Spotlight Shines on The Lofts at Whitlock and TCGplayer

There's still one more week to get tickets at the advance-sale price of $12 for the Downtown Living Tour, set for next Saturday, May 18! Click here to get your tickets

Attendees will be treated to an exclusive look at some of the newest, most-talked about r esidential projects in Downtown. Plus, they'll be able to go "behind the scenes," and explore one of Downtown's coolest workplaces!  As a reminder, information about all of our stops is provided on our Downtown Living Tour website . This week, we shine a spotlight on The Lofts at Whitlock and TCGplayer. 
480 S. Salina St (map) & 555 S. Clinton St. (map)

The Lofts at Whitlock capture the heart and spirit of Downtown Syracuse. The building is a symbol of the rebirth that South Salina Street has experienced in recent years, and offers an exciting glimpse ahead to its future. 

Those who remember shopping along South Salina Street may remember visiting Lorenzo's Restaurant here, in the 1950s. Then, Goldberg's Furniture opened a large showroom at the site through the late 1990s. 

Right now, a $3 million transformation is underway, bringing new lift to the building. Situated between Clinton and Salina Streets, The Lofts at Whitlock boast secure entrances along both frontages. A unique courtyard entrance, located in the center of the building, leads to the iconic Goldberg's staircase. When construction is complete (expected this summer) The Lofts at Whitlock will feature a total of 26 apartments, unlike any others found in Downtown Syracuse. Each side of the building will have a different feel, promoting a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle throughout. 
  • 13 units along the "Whitlock Clinton" side feature an upstairs loft. Here, tenants will have access to a rooftop deck. Two larger 8,000 square-foot decks are under construction.
  • On the "Whitlock Salina" side, there will be a mix of large one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Nine of those units will contain a full second floor. 
440 South Warren Street (map)

TCGplayer is proud to be part of the growing technology scene in Downtown Syracuse. Founded in Central New York by Chedy Hampson, TCGplayer operates the leading online marketplace for trading card games, and creates software that powers thousands of local game stores across the country.

The company established its headquarters in The Galleries in 2018. The 44,000-square-foot space highlights the company's love of geek culture and features inspiration from some of staff members' favorite fandoms.

As soon as you enter TCGplayer's walls, you'll feel like you've stepped into a medieval castle. Continue exploring to discover a two-story pirate ship (which currently houses TCGplayer's Customer Service department) and themed work spaces that transport you to different worlds. There's a starship room that's ready for blast-off, a wizard room for practicing your potions, and a video game room to help you "level up."

Far from your average workplace, TCGplayer's award-winning culture gains local and national accolades year after year. It's been named a Great Place to Work by employees four years in a row, and has also been recognized as one of Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Women (2015), one of the Top 50 Companies in New York State (2016 and 2017) and CenterState CEO's 2017 Business of the Year. 

Open40Nominations Open! 40 Under 40 Awards
Help nominate the area's top leaders
The Business Journal News Network is searching for the Top 40 professionals under the age of 40 years old in Central New York. They will be honored at the 22nd annual 40 Under 40 Awards! Nominate someone who has demonstrated a commitment to both their career and the local community. 

GENIUSGENIUS NY Round 4 Applications Available
Apply now to the world's largest business accelerator competition in UAS
Do you have the next "million dollar idea" to help unmanned aerial systems (UAS)? GENIUS NY is accepting applications to participate in its $3 million business accelerator competition. The program invests in five startup companies that work in UAS, cross-connected platforms, and data-to-decision platforms. The one-year accelerator, provides funding, incubator space, business programming, mentors, advisers and resources. GENIUS NY is accepting applications now through October 1!