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On-going Onondaga County Events!

Continuing Thru 3/31/2011
Event: Spectacular Saturn
Location: Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-425-9068

Continuing Thru 12/3/2010
Event: Paintings by Adam Francey and Installations by Diane Banks
Location: Limestone Art & Framing Gallery, 207 Brooklea Dr., Fayetteville
For More Info: 315-632-4445

Continuing Thru 1/9/2011
Event: Exhibit: From the Studio to the Salon
Location: SUArt Galleries, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse University, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-443-4097 (more…)

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

• Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! For specific times & dates, call 435-2121 or on their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com.

• Syracuse Symphony Orchestra performs at the Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter several times per month. For specifics, call 424-8200 or go to www.SyracuseSymphony.org.

• The Community Folk Art Center will feature the exhibit Dogs in Transition-Pit Bulls and Mill Dogs by Cyrus Mejia through December 11th. For details, call 442-2230.

• Highland Forest County Park is a great place to hike, bike & check out the awesome views of southern Onondaga County! Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

• The Everson Museum of Art is featuring two wonderful exhibits – Good Designs: Stories from Herman Miller & On My Own Time. Call 474-6064 or www.Everson.org for details.

• So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

• CNY Regional Farmers Market is open Thursday 10am – 6pm (until Nov. 18), Saturday 7am – 2pm & with a Flea Market on Sunday 7am – 2pm; Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information. Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

• Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call them at 435-8511.

• Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon. Call 475-1807 for details.

• Onondaga Lake Park – a great place to enjoy a walk, a bike ride & so much more! Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool! Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

• IMAX Movies: Alaska, Aliens of the Deep, Wild Ocean, Magic of Flight & Toy Story 3 are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates.

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 3:23 pm by Curt
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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… that downtown Syracuse continued to grow as the center of the city, which by the pre-World War II days, had a population of more than 210,000 within the city limits. Besides a number of prominent local department stores, the downtown area offered fine entertainment through such theaters as the Bastable, the Wieting Opera House and later the movie palaces such as the Loew’s, Keith’s Paramount, and the Strand. There were great restaurants including the original Schrafft’s, and hotels such as the Empire and the Yates were joined in 1922 by the Hotel Syracuse.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Check out our FINE ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/home.php?cat=249) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bag & more! If you’re looking for Syracuse items, we got ‘em right on the website (items available for purchase on-line only). Check it out TODAY!!!

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm by Curt
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Seward House for captivating candlelit tours of the mansion

Seward House for captivating candlelit tours of the mansion

Celebrate Christmas with the Seward House Museum

Welcome! We invite you to visit Seward House Museum, the historic home of William H. Seward and his family. Our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide guided tours, or to help you navigate the many fascinating aspects of this beautifully preserved home. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum’s gardens.

Join the Seward House for captivating candlelit tours of the mansion

Several of the top local florists will be decorating our rooms for the holidays transporting Seward House back to the Victorian Era

Prepaid reservations required. $10 per adult, $8 per children, under 6 free.

Tours begin promptly at 6:30 and 7:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 11, and 18th

Schools and educational organizations interested in arranging group tours should call (315) 252-1283 or email educator@sewardhouse.org to reserve a date.

Seward House? Museum
A National Historic Landmark
33 South Street
Auburn, New York 13021

For reservations call 315-252-1283
Directions From the New York State Thruway:
Auburn is located 8 miles south of the village of Weedsport, Exit 40 off the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, approximately 25 miles west of Syracuse, and 50 miles east of Rochester.

Take Route 34 south until you enter the city limits of Auburn. Route 34 becomes North Street until it crosses Genesee Street, at which it changes to South Street. After the next traffic light heading south, with City Hall to the left, the Seward House is located immediately on the right.

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm by Curt
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24th Annual Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day

24th Annual Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day

24th Annual Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sponsored by the Downtown Auburn BID & City of Auburn

Join us for FREE activities:
3 – 5:30PM Saturday, November 27, 2010

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides (Pick-up @ Exchange Street & Genesee Street)
  • Face painting,  IGNITE prize games, craft table, Child Photo ID Program by Cayuga County Sheriff’s Dept. (Genesee Center)
  • Holiday music by St. Mary’s Church Choir at 4PM (Genesee Center)
  • Cookies by Tyburn Academy Exchange Students (Genesee Center)
  • Break skate demo & coupons -  by Reva Rollerdrome (Genesee Center)
  • Musical entertainment by Jane Stebbins’ DJ Service
  • Chili tasting in front of Daut’s, 10 East Genesee Street ( 5:30-6:30PM)
  • Skaneateles Dickens Characters
  • Toys for Tots Donation Box – sponsored by UPS Store
  • Cayuga County Food Pantries Box – sponsored by Forsaken Generation
  • Partnership for Results “Rock for Charity” food drive at Absolute Dance  (9AM – 9PM)

6PM – 9PM Saturday, November 27, 2010

6PM activities:

  • Holiday Parade (Begins at Genesee & Fulton Streets)
  • Features Syracuse’s Highland Pipe Band
  • Bonfire by AFD, Music by Auburn Civic Band (Parking lot across from City Hall)
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony (6:45PM)
  • Santa visits, bring your camera (7PM @ Genesee Center)
  • APT’s Disney All-Star Adult-Youth Cabaret at 7PM, tickets at door

Spread the word to your family & friends
about this FREE Family Fun Day

in Downtown Auburn!

(315) 252-7874

The Auburn Downtown BID office is located at

24 State Street

Auburn, NY 13021

Phone 315-252-7874

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 @ 8:01 pm by Curt
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