August 9-15, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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$3 Shots
at Liehs & Steigerwald Downtown ( map)
Tonight - Thursday, August 8, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Enjoy $3 pickleback shots, $3 Fireball shots and $5 Cuervo shots, plus music from DJ Remy.

End of Summer FHIIT Sale
at FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks ( map)
$69 for the first month of a six-month unlimited contract ($110/month for remaining five months), or $135 for six weeks of unlimited classes. Classes include Barre, Cardio, Trampoline, Yoga, Piyo and TRX. Email to get started, or call 315-256-2847.

Museum Membership Upgrade
at the Museum of Science & Technology ( map)
Upgrade your MOST membership from a Household plan to a Household Plus plan for free! Offer valid through September 2, 2019. Click here to see the membership benefits.

50% Off Summer Sale
at The Changing Room ( map)
Enjoy 50% off all summer clothing, sandals, purses, jewelry, hats and home decor!
CoWorksUrban Reset 315: Weekend Wellness Retreat
at Syracuse CoWorks
201 E. Jefferson Street ( map)
Friday, August 9, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Experience a mini-retreat in the heart of Downtown Syracuse!  Come recharge and find the tools to support health, wellness and rejuvenation, right in your own town!  Different themes and sessions are offered each day, allowing you to attend one, two or even all three days. 

Cost: $74 - $149
MOSTSummer of Science Social
on the MOST's lawn
500 S Franklin Street ( map)
Saturday, August 10,  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get hands-on with ocean and marine science themed activities and demonstrations led by MOST educators, plus other fun activities provided by local community organizations such as Onondaga County Save the Rain! or 315-425-9068
Cost: Free
JewelrymakingWater Marbling: Habotai Silk Scarf
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Saturday, August 10, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come experience the magic and mystery of water marbling, an ancient Japanese technique, with artist Julie Ehrentraut of Mizu Marbling Art. Learn the history behind the art, then choose your colors, design and paint for your own habotai silk scarf masterpiece! All marbling is permanent, washable and wearable.

All skill levels are invited to participate, and all materials will be provided. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $44 for Everson members; $55 for non-members
CityMarketCity Market
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Sunday, August 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Catch a preview of Bouckville Antique Week with the vendors at City Market this Sunday! In addition to vintage and antique items, attendees will find pottery, clothing glass and much more from local artists. Food and music will be available, and admission to the Everson Museum of Art is free! or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free admission
at the Redhouse Arts Center 
400 S. Salina Street ( map)
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 15

Coming up this week, The Redhouse Arts Center is offering three week-long summer camps for students ages 6 to 10 years old.

Little Actors Camp
August 12-16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little ones will be given the opportunity to put their imagination to work! Students will express their thoughts and ideas in a nurturing environment, exploring theater through creative activities, such as storytelling, movement, singing and design. Students will collaborate and create a performance to share on the last day of classes. 

Little Rockers Camp
August 12-16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Students will work with professional musicians to write original songs, create promotional materials for their band(s) and prepare for their final concert on the last day of classes!

Little Designers Camp
August 12-16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Students learn about the amazing world of art and design through costume design, set design, visual art, puppetry and more! or 315-362-2785
Cost: $150/camp
EpicuseEpicuse Focus Group: Share Your Input
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Monday, August 12, 5:30 pm

SKY Armory is creating a prepared food market this fall, and wants to know what you want to eat! Downtown residents and employees are invited to enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres during an information sharing session. Come voice your opinion and influence the food Epicuse will offer. 

Cost: Free
Email to RSVP
JuniorLeagueJunior League Recruitment & Information 
at the CNY Philanthropy Center
431 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Monday, August 12, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Junior League of Syracuse Inc. is a women's leadership organization that uses voluntarism as a mechanism for training and developing the potential of women. If you are interested in learning more about the League, its upcoming events and its current members, stop by the CNY Philanthropy Center next Monday for snacks, networking and information. or 315-423-9337
Cost: Free
FarmersmarketDowntown Farmers Market: Cooking Demonstrations & Live Music
at Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, August 13,  7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Clinton Square is your destination for fresh produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and handcrafted items every Tuesday!

Next Tuesday, country singer and guitarist, Greg Hoover will entertain the market from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm as part of the Lunchtime Live Music Series, made possible through support from Onondaga County and CNY Arts. 

The Food Bank of Central New York staff will offer live 20-minute cooking demonstrations every hour on the hour, from 10 am to 1 pm, showing visitors how they can prepare their fresh market purchases. Please note, demonstrations are limited to the first 30 attendees at each session.

Click here  to see the a list of farmers and goods available at The Market, and preview future Lunchtime Live Music Series performances. 
EversonWorkshopSpectacular Skies in Pastel Workshop
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Tuesday, August 13, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 15, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to emphasize skies as a dominant element in landscapes in this fun and educational pastel workshop! This class includes demonstrations, helpful critiques, cloud painting exercises and plenty of painting time! All materials are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $248 for Everson members; $310 for non-members
OHABook Talk & Author Meet & Greet
at the Onondaga County Courthouse 
401 Montgomery Street ( map)
Tuesday, August 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) for a book talk with Dan Abrams and David Fisher, authors of Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy. Hosted in the courtroom in which the trial took place, Abrams and Fisher will discuss topics and themes from their book. 

Prior to the book talk, there will be a VIP Meet & Greet at 317 at Montgomery from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres while mingling with Abrams and Fisher. Registration is limited to the first 40 people. * Please note, the Meet & Greet is the only guaranteed time to get your book signed by both authors.

Books will be available for purchase at both locations. or 315-428-1864
Cost: $70 VIP Meet & Greet and Book Talk; $20 Book Talk only (OHA members - call the Museum for a 10% discount)
ErieCanalHistory Happy Hour
at the Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E. ( map)
Wednesday, August 14, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy fun for the whole family with free admission to the museum, live music from Steve Scuteri, a cash bar (including juice boxes for the kids!) and food from  Chef4Rent Food Truck. History Happy Hours happen rain or shine in the Locktender's Garden or the Museum's second floor. The location is weather dependent. or 315-471-0593
Cost: Free admission
artsweekGrill 'n Chill: Final Patio Party of the Season!
at Eleven Waters
500 block of S. Warren Street ( map)
Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Head to the patio at Eleven Waters for live music from Ashley Rose, beverages from a pop-up outdoor bar, and grilled food! Don't miss the last patio party of the season! or 315-474-2424
Cost: Free admission; $5 drinks; $10 food items
FirstFridayClam Bake
at Citronelle 
113 Walton Street ( map)
Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a seafood feast of clams, shrimp, lobster and more, all expertly prepared by the chefs at Citronelle and Lemon Grass. or 315-445-9999
Cost: $75 all-you-can-eat; $25 for unlimited beer/wine
Call 315-445-9999 to guarantee your reservation 
FilmSummer Film Under the Stars: Coco
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, August 15, 7:30 pm

Bring your blankets, beverages, snacks and lawn chairs to enjoy an outdoor screening of Coco projected on the side of the Everson Museum of Art! Coco follows the story of aspiring musician Miguel who is confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music. See what happens when Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer!

Before the film, enjoy Latin dance lessons with Ritmo Flow, plus art-making and games starting at 7:00 pm.

In the event of inclement weather, the film and associated outdoor activities will move inside the museum. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
CentralLibraryEventsFun at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)

Build Your Own Telescope
Tuesday, August 13, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace 
Summer is a great time to check out the stars. Visit the Central Library to make your own telescope for star-gazing at home.

Zoo to You
Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Get hands-on with exciting zoo creatures and one-of-a-kind animal artifacts! Experts will be on hand to answer all of your animal questions.

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

DJ Remy Live, Plus Drink Specials
Thursday, August 8, 10:00 pm
at Liehs & Steigerwald Downtown (map) or 315-299-4799
Cost: Free admission

Summer Concert Series Ft. Acoustica
Saturday, August 10, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map) or 315-907-6060
Cost: Free admission

Sunday Brunch & Live Music ft. The Shylocks
Sunday, August 11, music from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
at Empire Brewing Co. ( map) or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price

Open Mic: Woodstock 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, August 13, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Akyssa Akkoul
Wednesday, August 14, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Cost: Free admission

After Hours Karaoke
Thursdays, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map) or 315-907-6060
Cost: Free admission

Swing Dance Sessions
Saturdays, through August 31, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
in Hanover Square ( map)
Cost: $5

Over the Edge 4 Kids
at One Park Place ( map)
Saturday, August 17 or 315-701-2985

Food Truck Fridays
at the Everson Museum of Art ( map)
Fridays, through August 30, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Menu price or 315-474-6064

"The Wizard of Oz" Screening to Celebrate Film's 80th Anniversary & Costume Contest
at The Landmark Theatre ( map)
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 pm
Cost: $10 / Adults; Free for Children 12 years old and younger or 315-475-7979

Syracuse Irish Festival
at Clinton Square ( map)
September 6-7
Cost: Free admission

Fall Lineup at The Oncenter

WWE LIVE Supershow - September 8

Criss Angel: The Mindfreak Unplugged - September 15

ZZ Top - September 17

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure - September 18

PBR (Professional Bull Riders): Velocity Tour - September 20 & 21

FOCL Lecture Series: Jesmyn Ward - September 24

Collective Soul - September 28

Brian Regan - September 29

The Office! A Musical Parody - October 3

Cirque du Soleil: AXEL - October 11-13 or 315-435-2121
EdenEden CNY Opening August 14
at 118 Genesee Street ( map

Check out Downtown's only entirely wood-fired upscale-casual dining experience! Eden CNY opens next Wednesday in Hanover Square, highlighting the best food producers, farmers, brewers, distillers and foragers in New York State. Catch a glimpse of the custom-built new space and the delicious menu!

EAWSave the Date: Employee Appreciation Week
September 16-20

Fall will be here before we know it, and we're looking forward to our second-annual  Employee Appreciation Week , scheduled to take place during the third week in September,  September 16 - 20 . We're working with community partners including Downtown companies, retailers, restaurants and cultural institutions to plan a series of  free events each day, all designed to celebrate the 29,000 people  who work in Downtown Syracuse. 
We don't want to spill all of the beans just yet, but in the interest of providing a sneak peek:
  • Many of the events will be built around traditional Downtown lunch hours. 
  • Employees will have an opportunity to participate in a different free "Lunch and Learn" type of activity every day, with the exception of Friday. 
  • There will be a Health and Wellness event during the Downtown Farmers Market on Tuesday, and the Downtown Coffee Break will return for its fourth serving! 
  • Friday Finale will pit Downtown companies against one another in a friendly Tug of War competition. There will be a series of outdoor games available for Downtown employees and a $1 lunchtime sample session. PlusDJ Bella will return to Perseverance Park to keep the fun going into the afternoon. 
*Calling all creatives: Start planning your next office supply order. We're bringing the popular Post-It Note War first introduced during last year's Downtown Employee Appreciation Week event. We'll release the full contest rules in the coming weeks, but all designs must be up by Monday, September 16. Voting will take place throughout the week, and close to the public Friday afternoon, September 20. 
Click here to flip through last year's photo gallery of the "Friday Finale" in Perseverance Park. We also posted a photo gallery of all of the great entries in our Post-It Note War! 
ElvesContest Alert: Last Chance!
Win 4 tickets to "Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical"

Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is coming to the Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter on Sunday, December 8th and tickets are on sale now! The Downtown Committee elves, Dash and Dot, made a special trip to the Box Office to celebrate #ChristmasInJuly by introducing a contest to win tickets to the show. 

Head to the Downtown Committee's Facebook page to share your favorite Elf on the Shelf photo, and tag someone you'd bring to the show.  One winner will be randomly selected on Monday, August 12 to win four tickets to the December 8th showing!