September 7-13, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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AdultingProfessional Adulting
at il salotto 
359 S. Warren Street (map)
Friday, September 7, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Take a closer look at your self-awareness, diplomacy, empathy, teamwork and influence - the five specific competency areas of adulting - and learn how to effectively apply them at work. Refreshments will be provided.

Can't make it to either session? Professional Adulting is now offered in a weekly workshop at different times to meet the needs of busy professionals. Click here to see the complete list of events.

Cost: $25/person; Free for interns and students
Click here to register (please register at least 24-hours in advance of the workshop)
IrishSyracuse Irish Festival
at Clinton Square ( map)
Friday, September 7, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 8, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Starting tomorrow (Friday), the Syracuse Irish Festival brings two days of non-stop Irish music and dancing to Clinton Square! There is plenty of fun activities for kids too, including face painting, pennywhistle lessons, Irish language lessons, Irish name tags and much more!

For your planning, the following streets will be closed from now through late Sunday morning, September 9:
- West Water Street, from Clinton to Salina Street
- Erie Boulevard West, from Clinton to Franklin Street
- South Clinton Street, from Genesee to Washington Street
- West Water Street, from Clinton to Franklin Street, will 
   become two-way traffic. There will be no parking allowed
   along the North curb line.

PS: Keep the "Luck of the Irish" with you throughout the week. The Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival kicks off Thursday at Wildflowers Armory Square. Scroll down for more details!

Cost: Free admission
FirstFridayFirst Friday Celebration
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, September 7, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get the weekend started with the Everson Museum of Art's First Friday celebration! Enjoy an evening of art, music and culture as you explore the galleries, listen to LPs (feel free to bring your own!) or grab a drink from the cash bar. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free for members; $8 for nonmembers
Emerging Technologies in Architecture
Friday, September 7, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

During the First Friday celebration, make sure to visit the newly-renovated Hosmer Auditorium to hear from four industry-leading professionals about the emerging technologies in architecture. The following presentations start at 6:30 pm, followed by a happy hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Smart Geometry vs Smart Materials
Daekwon Park, DDES, AIA, LEEP AP

Hybrid Reality Visualization for Architecture 
Amber Bartosh, RA, LEED AP BD+C 
& Bess Krietemeyer, PhD

Drones, Models and Mobility
Dr. Tarek Rakha

Cost: Free
Friday, September 7, 7:00 pm
The thrilling Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther, will be projected on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art tomorrow evening for free! The film starts at 8:45 pm, but t he fun starts at 7:00 pm with dozens of local arts and culture organizations, food trucks, free popcorn and lemonade.

Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or portable chairs. Charter buses will run to and from the Schine Student Center on the Syracuse University Campus every 15 minutes from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
A1Cuse Culture: Celebrating Educators
at Eleven Waters 
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Friday, September 7, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This networking event is designed to connect and celebrate entrepreneurs, professionals and the new or serial networker that thrives on being informed and engaged in Central New York. 

This month, the theme is "Celebrating Educators." Join your friends, family and colleagues to  celebrate educators in collaboration with two phenomenal organizations making a local impact: Access Global Enterprises and The Good Life Foundation.

Cost: Free admission
CityMarket City Market
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come browse a selection of antiques, jewelry, art, pottery, handmade items, food vendors and much more! This month, browse wares from vendors representing different cultures of the world. Guests will also enjoy live music by Kambuya Marimba (who will also perform at the Downtown Farmers Market later this month), and free admission to the Everson Museum of Art. The final City Market Sunday of the 2018 season is next month, October 14.

Cost: Free admission
FoundersBrunchFounders Brunch
at the Evergreen 
125 E. Water Street ( map)
Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
On Sunday, the Evergreen is hosting a special brunch featuring Founders Beer and pours of Breakfast Stout and Curmudgeon's Better Half. or 315-870-3500
Cost: Menu price
BDowntown Farmers Market
at Clinton Square ( map)
Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Downtown Farmers Market continues Tuesday with dozens of the region's best farmers and produce dealers. Clinton Square is the place to find fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods and much more! 

Enjoy live music from the Loose Change Band as part of the Lunchtime Live Music Series from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The series is made possible with support of the County of Onondaga and CNY Arts through the Tourism & Economic Development Grant Program. A full performance schedule is posted to the Downtown Committee's Downtown Farmers Market website

Plus, the Food Bank of Central New York is also on-site, providing live 20-minute cooking demonstrations at 10:00 am11:00 amnoon and 1:00 pm. or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free admission
DLive Music at Maxwells
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)

Open Mic Night With Jess Novak & Matt McReynold
Tuesday, September 11, 9:00 pm
Tuesdays are Open Mic Night at Maxwells! Jess Novak and Matt McReynold hit the stage at 9:00 pm, then the mic is open for you to rock! or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Chef's Happy Hour with 
Andrew Halliday
Wednesday, September 12, 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Head to Maxwells after work for complimentary food and beverage samples, plus live music from Andrew Halliday! Come unwind with your coworkers and friends. or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Jessy Chick
Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 pm
After the Chef's Happy Hour, stick around for the soulful voice and piano skills of Jessy Chick as she performs live at Maxwells until midnight!

Cost: Free admission
RoadmapFunding Roadmap Workshop
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street ( map)
Wednesday, September 12, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
This workshop is designed for all companies from the pre-launch stage to investment ready. Expect exceptional speakers and informative topics, including "Money Meets Startups: Pre-Launch and Early Staged Funding," and "Investment for Economic Growth: Investment Ready Funding." The afternoon starts with lunch and ends with a happy hour. or 315-470-1970
Cost: $10
WedWalkWednesday Walk: Church Architecture
starting at Clinton Square ( map)
Wednesday, September 12, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Syracuse is a city of many faiths and houses of worship. The next walk in the Wednesday Walk series will take participants to and through five historic churches in Downtown Syracuse. Walkers will enjoy a special inside tour of St. Paul's Syracuse to see its stained glass windows, including one fashioned and signed by the famed Tiffany Company!

The walk steps off near the Jerry Rescue Monument in Clinton Square promptly at noon. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free
ByrneDavid Byrne With Special Guest Tune-Yards
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 pm

Legendary artist David Byrne will play at the Landmark Theatre Wednesday as part of an acclaimed extensive world tour. A 12-piece band will join Byrne on stage for a choreographed concert as he performs songs from his recently released solo album,  American Utopia , along with other favorites from both his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. or 315-475-7979
Cost: $41 - $275
GereLunchtime Lecture: 
From Gere's Lock to the Gear Factory
at the Erie Canal Museum, 2nd floor gallery
318 Erie Blvd. E. ( map)
Thursday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Spend your lunch break at the Erie Canal Museum to learn more about the role the canal played in Central New York history, with a focus on energy and environmental innovators. The lecture, From Gere's Lock to the Gear Factory, begins at noon Thursday. or 315-471-0593
Cost: Free/members; $5/general public
FOne Week Away: Syracuse Style Fashion Show
100 block of Walton Street ( map)
Thursday, September 13, 7:30 pm
Watch as Walton Street becomes an 80-foot lighted runway for Downtown's premier fashion event, Syracuse Style! The free fashion show features styles from 15 downtown businesses, and three Downtown hair salons will style the models. Guests are encouraged to grab a drink or a bite to eat as they watch the show in the middle of Walton Street!  The models hit the runway at 7:30 pm. 

Before the event, join Projex214 and Showoffs Boutique for a Syracuse Style Soiree at 6:00 pm. Shop all the latest trending styles prior to the "walk down the runway." Cocktails and light fare will be provided. or 315-422-8284
Cost: Free general admission, $50/ VIP tickets,  $175/ Street Seat Hightops
SketchCity Sketch Crawl
at the Everson Museum of Art 
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the architectural history of Downtown Syracuse with a sketching session and walking tour guided by the Onondaga Historical Association and the Central New York AIA. Return to the Everson Museum after the tour to share your sketches and enjoy light refreshments and drinks. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $12/members; $15/nonmembers (includes two complimentary drinks and a sketch book)
ISyracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival
at Wildflowers Armory Square 
225 W. Jefferson Street ( map)
Thursday, September 13 - Saturday, September 15

Wildflowers Armory Square will play host to some of the wonders of contemporary Irish cinema next weekend.  One film will be shown on Thursday and Friday, with two scheduled for Saturday. Please find descriptions of the films below.

Patrick's Day
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm
When a young man living with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

Friday, September 14, 7:00 pm 
Sanctuary follows two people living with intellectual disabilities - Larry, who has Down Syndrome and Sophie, who has epilepsy - as they live in a world that conspires to keep them apart. With a clever plan and the help of a friend, will love triumph?

My Name is Emily
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm 
Emily has been living in a foster home ever since her father was institutionalized following her mother's death. Still, she keeps in touch with him through the birthday cards he sends her every year. When Emily starts going to a new school, she catches the attention of her shy classmate Arden, and she enlists his help to embark on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses, Emily and Arden must depend on each other as they learn about life, love, loss and letting go. 

It's Not Dark Yet
Saturday, September 15, 7:00 pm 
It's Not Dark Yet tells the ground-breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice (writer and director of My Name is Emily), a talented, young Irish filmmaker living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as he directs his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye-gaze technology. 

Cost: $10 advance sale; $12.50 at the door
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Make a Card for Grandparents Day
September 7 & 8, All day long in the 2nd floor KidSpace
Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 9. There's still time to make a paper card for them with markers, scissors, glue sticks and love.

Gardening with Walter: Mums & Herbs
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Learn how to plant Mums from cuttings, and how to grow herbs for your "winter kitchen."

Growing On Ice: Climate Change, Women, and Antarctica
Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Hear from Dr. Hilary McManus, Associate Professor at Le Moyne College about her month-long leadership development program in Antarctica with 80+ women scientists from around the globe. The program is called Homeward Bound and is aims to empower women leaders in decision-making for the future of our planet. Attendees will hear about her adventures and see incredible photos of vanishing icebergs, dynamic wildlife, and women leaders in action. 

Magic Sewing with Joshua: Mini Embroidery Pillows
Thursday, September 13, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Learn how to make mini embroidered pillows using a sewing machine. 

TCG Player at Central Library
Thursday, September 13, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 2nd floor Board Room
Whether you love trading card games or are just learning to play, this program is for you! Join TCG Player for an afternoon of games and prizes.

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
BlockParty44 Block Party
Friday, September 14, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm in Armory Square

Next Friday, Armory Square will host a special block party in preparation for the largely-anticipated home Syracuse football game against the Florida State Seminoles. The event will feature a main stage at the corner of Walton and South Franklin Streets ( map ) with live music from UPROOTED, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, plus Vacation DAZE and Tim Forbes Music! The Syracuse Marching Band, cheerleaders and Otto the Orange will all be in attendance. There will also be giveaways and special guest speakers throughout the night.

Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the show with food and beverage from local bars and restaurants.

HEmployee Appreciation Week
Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21

The first-ever Downtown Syracuse Employee Appreciation Week  kicks off Monday, September 17 and runs through Friday, September 21. The celebration is a series of free events, activities and promotions designed to celebrate the 29,000 employees (including many of you!) who have made Downtown their workplace home, as well as highlight the diverse array of businesses that contribute to a vibrant Downtown location.
Each day of the week will be built around a different "theme" that highlights the variety of experiences found in Downtown Syracuse. Throughout the week, employees may look forward to free fitness classes, free Lunch and Learn workshops and demonstrations (where lunch will be provided!), free items and specials from participating Downtown retailers, restaurants and museums, a pop-up food hall, a Downtown Coffee Break, and much more! 

Post-It War Contest: Throughout the week, employees will also have an opportunity to participate in a Post-It War, working with colleagues - or by themselves - to create a design made entirely of Post-It (or sticky) notes to be displayed on their office windows. 

Tug-of-War: On Friday, September 21, the YMCA will host a Tug-of-War contest in Perseverance Park. Companies are encouraged to sign up to participate by emailing The winning company will be crowned the Downtown Tug-of-War champion, and will be awarded a prize!

Click here to see all of the activities, and check back often. New activities and specials are added every day! 
Help plan for the future of the City's trees!
Syracuse's tree canopy cover is below average for cities east of the Mississippi River; however, city officials and numerous community partners want to change that through the ReLeaf Syracuse initiative.  The purpose is to develop an urban forest master plan that provides a road map to a healthy, safe and expanded tree canopy in the city. 

ReLeaf Syracuse is looking for your guidance to help establish goals and objectives. What type of programs would you like to see implemented in the City?

NewExhibitsNew Exhibits at the Everson 
Museum of Art
"Time Capsule" and "The Very Mirror of Life: Ceramics at the Everson 1968-2018"

The Everson Museum of Art celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its iconic building design with two new exhibits:  Time Capsule and The Very Mirror of Life: Ceramics at the Everson 1968-2018.

Time Capsule presents five decades of the Everson's history with a look back at the significant acquisitions, groundbreaking exhibitions, and pioneering public programs sponsored by the Museum in the last 50 years.

The Very Mirror of Life: Ceramics at the Everson 1968-2018 opens this Saturday, September 8. I.M. Pei, the architect of the building, believed that "Architecture is the very mirror of life." This exhibition uses work from the permanent collection to explore the harmony between art and architecture in Pei's design over the past half century. 

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