Enjoy a 'Big City Experience' in the heart of Armory Square! 
Syracuse Style, a FREE runway fashion show, is this  Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 pm!

September 6-12, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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Burger 'n Brew Thursday
Every Thursday  at The Hops Spot ( map )
Enjoy a classic burger and select beers for just $10!
FallExhibitionFirst Friday: O Yoga on the Plaza
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, September 6, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

O Yoga is celebrating its 8th anniversary at the Everson Museum of Art, and is inviting the community to join the fun! The evening starts at 5:30 pm tomorrow (Friday) with refreshments from CoreLife Eatery and yoga starts at 6:00 pm on the plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free for members; $8 for non-members
AfternoonTeaAfternoon Tea
at The Sweet Praxis 
203 E. Water Street ( map)
Saturday, September 7, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit The Sweet Praxis for an elegant and delicious afternoon tea experience in Downtown Syracuse. Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches and pastry delights served with a selection of fine teas from Roji Tea Lounge. 

Facebook.com or 315-216-7797
Cost: $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Click here to purchase tickets (please note any dietary preferences when making your reservation)
CSmontgomeryTour the Newest Co-Working & Co-Living Space
at CommonSpace Montgomery
320 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 11, 12:00 pm

CommonSpace Montgomery, the new co-working and co-living expansion of CommonSpace on Jefferson Street (map), is pre-leasing for October 1, and you're invited to tour the new space! Stop in for coffee and donuts on Saturday morning, or enjoy a smoothie next Wednesday as you tour the unique space. CommonSpace Montgomery is catered to those who want all the social perks of living in a connected neighborhood, but also enjoy their own private space.  Please register ahead of time to ensure adequate refreshments for all. 

CommonSpace.com or 1-800-674-3350
Cost: Free, registration required
IrishSyracuse Irish Festival
at Clinton Square ( map)
Friday, September 6,  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, September 7, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Get a taste of Ireland this weekend in Clinton Square with Irish music, festival food, dancing and activities!  Click here to see the entertainment schedule.

In order to set-up and hold the event, the following streets are closed through late Sunday morning, September 8:

West Water Street, from Clinton Street to Salina Street 
Clinton Street, from Genesee Street to Washington Street 
Erie Boulevard West, from Clinton Street to Franklin Street
West Water Street, from Clinton Street to Franklin Street, will become a two way with no parking along the north curb line.

Cost: Free admission
CityMarketCity Market
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Sunday, September 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Including this Sunday, there are two more City Market Sundays to enjoy on the Everson Museum of Art's plaza this season. Organizers say you're in for a treat this weekend, with live music from the Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble serving as the soundtrack for the day. Enjoy antiques, jewelry, pottery, music, food and art. Plus, a collection of Oriental rugs from estates will be available for purchase inside the museum - and some rugs date back 100 years or more! Keeping with tradition, admission to the Everson Museum of Art is free on City Market Sundays! Check out the new fall exhibitions, including Earth Piece, Yoko Ono: Video Works and Yoko Ono: Remembering the Future.

The last City Market of the season is scheduled for Sunday, October 13. 

CityMarketSyracuse.com or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free admission
FarmersmarketDowntown Farmers Market
at Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, September 10,  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, John Cadley will entertain The Market audience 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. Cadley's style is bluegrass and country. He writes his own songs and plays the guitar. 

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 to 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 additional performances as part of the Lunchtime Live Music Series.
SgroEmotional Intelligence Breakfast Series
at Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching
359 S. Warren Street ( map)
Wednesday, September 11, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching is hosting a new series on Emotional Intelligence! Learn how you can be more effective by practicing key strategies for success. Topics include:

September 11: Self-Management
September 18: Social Awareness
September 25: Relationship Management

MichaelSgro.com or 917-275-3385
Cost: $25/session
WedWalkWednesday Walk: Mindful Walk
starting at Clinton Square ( map)
Wednesday, September 11,  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The next Wednesday Walk of the 2019 season is aimed to help participants heal their fear, hurt and anger, plus create peace and stir reflection to help attendees find the wisest and most compassionate response to any situation we may find ourselves in. The walk steps off from Clinton Square at noon. 

DowntownSyracuse.com or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free

ErieCanalHistory Happy Hour
at the Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E. ( map)
Wednesday, September 11,  4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family for an evening of fun at the Erie Canal Museum! Enjoy free admission to the museum, live music from Donna Colton and a cash bar featuring beer, cider, wine, soda and juice boxes.  Plus, the Chef4Rent Food Truck will be on hand to serve up snacks. History Happy Hour is held in the Locktender's Garden or the museum's second floor, depending on the weather.   

Job Alert!
The Erie Canal Museum is hiring a Museum Educator. The educator will be responsible for providing engaging educational experiences that champion an appreciation and understanding of the Erie Canal's transforming effects on the past, present and future. Click here for more information about the position, and details on how to apply.

ErieCanalMuseum.org or 315-471-0593
Cost: Free
TechGardenInnovation Village
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map )
Thursday, September 12, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Next Thursday, The Tech Garden is hosting an 'Innovation Village,' designed to introduce folks to the resources and programs available for start-ups in Central New York's entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Attendees are invited to join an informal discussion on the people and organizations that can help grow your business. 

Lunch will be provided, but registration is required for ordering and planning purposes.

EventBrite.com or 315-470-1970
Cost: Free, registration required
PopUpTalkTeaPop-Up Talk & Tea
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you haven't yet visited Yoko Ono: Remembering the Future exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art, consider joining artists Katie Shulman and Franco Andres next Thursday as they shine a spotlight on Mend Piece (1966). A discussion and tea tasting provided by Roji Tea Lounge will follow in the Sculpture Court.

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Included in museum admission

FigureDrawingFigure Drawing
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Everson Museum of Art is hosting a figure drawing session featuring a nude model next week. Materials will be provided. Learn how to observe, evaluate and alter figure drawing. The session is designed for multiple skill levels, and will be taught by Iver Johnson of Open Figure Drawing Inc. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: $60 for members; $75 for non-members

garethMasonLetureGareth Mason Lecture
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 pm

Join artist Gareth Mason, who specializes in creating dramatic porcelain vessels, for a discussion on the ways in which the potter's wheel permeates his process. 

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Included in museum admission
SyracuseStyleSyracuse Style Fashion Show
100 block of Walton Street ( map )
Thursday, September 12, 7:30 pm*

Next Thursday, you're invited to enjoy an evening in Downtown Syracuse as the 100-block of Walton Street in Armory Square is transformed to deliver a "big city" fashion experience. The ninth annual presentation of Syracuse Style, Downtown's only outdoor fashion show, is a spectacle! Co-produced by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. and Syracuse Fashion Week, the runway fashion show is free to attend, and offers exciting opportunities to see the unique, one-of-a-kind retail fashion and accessories that have put Downtown on the map as a fashion destination.

Syracuse Style is Downtown's premier fashion event and the social event of the season. Grab a drink or something to eat while enjoying a fashionable night. For even more exclusive access, consider purchasing a VIP Ticket (only a select number are available) for $40. This grants you access to front-row seating along the runway, and special access to a pre-show party at Empire Brewing Company. Otherwise, any available seats along the runway - and standing room positions - will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. 

Keeping with Syracuse Style tradition, all proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Central New York.

*In the event of rain, the fashion show will be rescheduled for the same time and location during the following week, Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. 

DowntownSyracuse.com or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free general admission; $20-40 for VIP tickets
CommonSpaceSyracuse Style Pre-Party
at Showoffs Boutique/Projex 214
214 W. Jefferson Street ( map )
Thursday, September 12, 5:00 pm

Celebrate style with cocktails and shopping at Showoffs Boutique and Projex 214 before the runway show! Shop the runway looks, meet the models, enjoy a beverage and get ready for a fashionable night in Downtown Syracuse!

Facebook.com or 315-471-4636
Cost: Free
CentralLibraryEventsFun at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)

Page Turners Book Club
Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 3rd floor Meeting Room
The Page Turners Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month. September's featured book is Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Come discuss the book with your peers!

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

Fall Concert Series - The Byways
Friday, September 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map)
Facebook.com or 315-907-6060
Cost: Free admission

The Trio
Friday, September 6, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Sunday Brunch & Live Music ft. Tim Herron
Sunday, September 8, music from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
at Empire Brewing Co. ( map)
EmpireBrew.com or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price

Open Mic with Jess Novak & Connor Campbell
Tuesday, September 10, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Pat Tato Live
Wednesday, September 11, 8:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

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

NightLAB: Crime Scene
at the MOST ( map)
Friday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $12 for members, $15 for non-members
MOST.org or 315-425-9068

Festa Italiana
in front of City Hall ( map)
September 13-15
Cost: Free admission

at the Redhouse Arts Center ( map)
September 19-29
Cost: $40

Jesus Christ Superstar
at the Landmark Theatre ( map)
October 1-4
Cost: $25 - $75
LandmarkTheatre.org or 315-475-7979

Syracuse Hard Cider & Doughnut Festival
Starting at The Hops Spot ( map)
Saturday, October 5, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $17 - $25
Facebook.com or 315-646-2337

Fall Lineup at The Oncenter ( map)
WWE LIVE Supershow - September 8
Criss Angel: The Mindfreak Unplugged - September 15
Deal alert! Use the code "DWNTWN" for  $5 off  at  Ticketmaster.com  or the Solvay Bank Box Office ( map ).
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
Assisted Living: The Musical - October 17-20
Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death - October 22
Syracuse City Ballet Presents Dracula - October 25-26
XANADU - October 27
FOCL Lecture Series: Amor Towles - October 29
Oncenter.org or 315-435-2121
Downtown Syracuse Employee Appreciation Week
September 16-20

Thank you for choosing Downtown Syracuse as the place to make your workplace home! As our second annual celebration for Downtown employees gets closer, we have posted a complete list of activities below. Encourage your co-workers to get involved!  

Click here for full event information and registration details.

Post-It ®  Note War 
Make sure to add Post-It® Notes to your next office supply order! Companies are encouraged to create a design or message made entirely of Post-It® Notes in their office window(s). Click here to see the full contest rules. All designs must be up by Thursday, September 19. 
Click here to see the photo gallery of last year's Post-It® Note War designs.

Lunch & Learns
Monday - Thursday, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Step away from your desk and learn something new while enjoying a free lunch! Four different topics will be presented, so choose the day and topic that works best for you! Downtown organizations are hosting seminars covering topics such as Individual Effectiveness (in terms of Leadership), Health & Wellness, Managing Your Personal Brand Through Self Promotion, and Financial Wellness. Registration to each seminar is limited. Visit our website for more details. 

Lunch & Ride with Gotcha Bike
Monday - Thursday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Try out Syracuse's new bike share program during a free guided ride with a Gotcha Bike ambassador. Special Employee Appreciation rides will depart daily, Monday through Thursday from Columbus Circle, and include a stop for a free lunch at Oh My Darling. Visit our website for more information and registration details!

Downtown Coffee Break
Thursday, September 19, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at The Tech Garden Plaza (map)
The Downtown Committee is partnering with Cafe Kubal  for the third consecutive year to hand out free coffee to  Downtown employees  near Cafe Kubal's Marriott Syracuse Downtown location! 
Friday Finale Games
Friday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at M. Lemp Park (map)
Employee Appreciation Week culminates with a friendly Tug-of-War competition, a series of "Office Olympic Games," plus lawn games and prizes. Participate as a company or cheer on your co-workers. Enjoy music from DJ Bella and grab a $1 food sample from on-site vendors. To sign up your company's Tug-of-War team (6 people), please email mail@downtownsyracuse.com.

Click here to see last year's photo gallery of the "Friday Finale" fun! 

margsMargarita's Mexican Cantina Now Open!
Located at 203 Walton Street ( map)

Margarita's Mexican Cantina is now open at the corner of Walton and Franklin Street! Stop in to try a signature margarita or delicious Tex-Mex entrees, like nachos, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and much more! 

Restaurant hours:
Thursday - Friday: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Sunday - Wednesday: Noon to midnight

WildflowersWildflowers Armory Opening New Location
Located at the corner of S. Salina and W. Fayette Street ( map)

Have you noticed new paper signage at the corner storefront of Salina and Fayette Street? Wildflowers Armory will be moving to the space formerly occupied by Dunkin Donuts. The multi-vendor marketplace of local artisans is currently located at 225 West Jefferson Street ( map), but will be moving the storefront to its new location this fall. Stay tuned for more details!

WaltsWinter Reminder From Walt's Automotive 
Schedule your winter service this fall!

The winter months are quickly approaching, and Walt's Automotive would like to remind customers (and new customers) to get their vehicles serviced early to avoid delays. Located at 238 West Genesee Street ( map), Walt's Automotive offers full mechanical, detailing and body shop services. Drop your vehicle off on your way to work, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm or call 315-472-5880 to schedule an appointment. 

IceCreamThe Ice Cream Stand Temporarily Closed for Renovations
Reopening September 16

Please note, The Ice Cream Stand, located in The Amos Building across from Clinton Square ( map), is making some updates to its space and menu. It's temporarily closed until Monday, September 16. 
ParkingMetered Parking Increases in Syracuse
$2 per hour to park at meters in Downtown Syracuse

Earlier this week, new parking meter rates took effect throughout the City of Syracuse, including meters in Downtown Syracuse.

The cost to park at metered spaces is now $.05 per minute, $.10 for three minutes, $.25 for seven minutes, $1.00 for 30 minutes and $2 per hour. The parking fee increase was approved by Syracuse Common Council as part of the 2020 fiscal year city budget, and will ultimately save neighbors from other initially proposed increases. 

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse regularly updates a parking brochure, providing a list of all available lots and garages. 

nationalGridNational Grid Lit Up In Blue This Month
#LightItBlue to find a cure for prostate cancer

This month, the iconic National Grid Building will be lit up in blue to raise awareness about prostate cancer. It's part of the Light It Blue Campaign, led by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with the purpose to raise awareness and support research efforts to eventually, find a cure. We'd love to see your photos of the building at night! Make sure to use the hashtag, #LightItBlue when sharing your images on social media. 
2018 Downtown Committee CorpFit Team
CorpFitWorkout as a Team!
Last call to register for CorpFit

Did you know that effective corporate wellness programs can return $3 for every dollar spent? Workplace programs that improve employees' quality of life can also help the company's bottom line. 

Keep the spirit of Employee Appreciation Week going by making corporate choices to benefit employees. The Metro Fitness CorpFit program kicks off at the beginning of Employee Appreciation Week (September 16), and there's still time to register your team! The seven-week program provides weekly training with a personal trainer, full access to Metro Fitness and the opportunity to compete against other companies in a corporate skills challenge.

If you don't have a company to enroll, you can still participate individually! There are a few CorpFit teams that need a few more participants. Contact Metro Fitness at 315-426-8917 to create or join a team.