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All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org 

Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau

CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

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Onondaga Lake Park presents its annual holiday light spectacular Lights on the Lake evenings thru January 6, 2013. Call 453-6712 or go to www.LightsOnTheLake.com.

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CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information.

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

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Everson Museum of Art is featuring the following exhibit Prophecy – Peter B. Jones running through January 2013. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Polar Express, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt 1, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. Check out their latest exhibit Ice Age: Mammoths & More. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

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The Central Library at the Galleries features an exhibit by David Hicock & other great programs. For more details call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend & a wonderful open house on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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Onondaga Community College is featuring a new exhibit Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta through August 2013. For details, call 498-2622 or check out their website at www.sunyocc.edu.

 

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The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Transforming Syracuse’s Lakefront: 25th Anniversary of a Bold Vision 1987-2011, Manifest Destiny and the American West and Last House, Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930& Syracuse Cultural Workers 100@30. For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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Community Folk Art Center featuring the exhibit TONY: 2012 as well as the One Million Bones Workshop. Call the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230 or on the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

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Continuing thru 8/1/2013

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Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta

 

Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Continuing thru 1/20/2013

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Exhibit: Syracuse Cultural Workers 100 @ 30

 

Location: Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864 X312

Continuing thru 11/17/2012

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One Million Bones Workshop

 

Location: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-442-2943

Continuing thru 12/24/2012

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Art Mart 2012

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-6359 or 637-6562

Continuing thru 12/14/2012

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Arts Across Campus Art Exhibit: Onondaga Faculty Art Exhibit

 

Location: Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center in Ferrante Hall, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Play: From Foster Care To Fabulous

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

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Lights on the Lake

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 2/9/2013

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Exhibit: ecoarttech – wilderness 24/7

 

Location: Warehouse Gallery, 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-6410

 

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Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/16/2012

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Concert: Tragically Hip

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/16/2012

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Friday Night Music with Tenor Madness

 

Location: bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 31-701-0636

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/16/2012

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Literary Reading by poet Paul Roth

 

Location: YMCA of Downtown Syracuse, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-6851 ext. 328

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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2012 Junior League Holiday Shoppes

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-9773

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Concert: Zac Brown Band

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Home Party Consultants & Craft Show

 

Location: Elbridge Elementary School, 130 East Main Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-558-3408

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Our Glorious Workplaces

 

Location: Chuck Hafner’s Farmers Market, 7265 Buckley Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864X314

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Toddler’s Tango

 

Location: Curtin Auditorium, Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina St, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-1900

 

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Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 1/5/2013

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The Art of Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman

 

Location: Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-1568

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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Harvest Bluegrass Showcase Concert featuring the Mark Allnatt Band

 

Location: American Legion, 13 E. Main St., Marcellus

For More Info: 315-572-2247

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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Selections from CHICAGO

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Wagner

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/21/2012 Ends: 11/21/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Princeton

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/22/2012 Ends: 11/22/2012

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Thanksgiving Circle of Peace and Hope

 

Location: Willow Bay Picnic Area (north shore of Onondaga Lake, off Long Branch Rd), 7199 Onondaga Lake Trl, Liverpool, For More Info: 315-424-1454

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 11/23/2012

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Clinton Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

Location: Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-473-4330

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 11/23/2012

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Friday Night Music series featuring Rob & Stan

 

Location: bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-701-0636

 

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Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 11/23/2012

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Holiday Shopping at OHA’s Gift Gallery

 

Location: Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864 x312

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

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Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

 

Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets, 20 Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-0552

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 12/30/2012

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Syracuse Stage presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

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27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x15

Starts: 11/24/2012 Ends: 12/16/2012

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Play: Always … Patsy Cline

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-479-SHOW (7469)

Starts: 11/25/2012 Ends: 11/25/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Colgate

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/28/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

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Play: Wicked. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/29/2012 Ends: 11/29/2012

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Festival of Mini Trees

 

Location: Town of Manlius Historical Society, 109 Pleasant Street, Manlius

For More Info: 315-682-6660

 

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Starts: 11/29/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Play: Hairspray

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 11/30/2012

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BREW & VIEW – Blues Brothers and Animal House – 35mm Double Feature

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 11/30/2012

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Friday Night Music Series featuring Donna Colton

 

Location: bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

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Syracuse Holiday Crafts Spectacular

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Open Hand Theater & Salt City Productions presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

Location: First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-0466

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

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Christmas Tree Sale & Wreath Making

 

Location: The Great Swamp Conservancy, Inc., 8375 North Main Street, Canastota

For More Info: 315-697-2950

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

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Holiday Festival of Trees

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-6064

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

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Holiday Favorites and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

 

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Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

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Shaolin Warriors

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/6/2012 Ends: 12/6/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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NYS Indoor Go-Kart Racing Championship

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-676-1061

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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Play: The Adventures of Rudolph

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Canisus

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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The Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro: Homemade for the Holidays Tour

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

 

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Starts: 12/17/2012 Ends: 12/17/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/18/2012 Ends: 12/18/2012

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Brew & View Series featuring Dracula’s Daughter & The Wolfman

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

Starts: 12/22/2012 Ends: 12/22/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Temple

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/23/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

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Empire Brass featuring Elisabeth von Trapp

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/29/2012 Ends: 12/29/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Central Connecticut

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Posted: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 7:39 am by Curt
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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know… … that the Junior League of Syracuse has promoted volunteerism for women in the area for over 90 years & has benefited over 100 various agencies & countless women, children & families .   Some of these include the creation of the first prenatal clinic in Syracuse; securing a home for the Erie Canal Museum; supporting such social advocacy groups as the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Group, Vera House, Southwest Community Center & Huntington Family Center on various projects; music, art & science education programs in conjunction with the Discovery Center (now the MOST), the Everson Museum of Art, the city of Syracuse School District & the Rosamond Gifford Zoo; and assisted in the founding of Home Aides of CNY just to name a few.  The Junior League of Syracuse is one of 293 leagues in the US, Canada, Mexico & the UK with a total membership of over 170,000 women.

Please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts here. 

For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a look at our website www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Posted: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 7:37 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 14th – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun! The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September. Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages welcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  $1 per child.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 14th & 15th - FREE Wellness Health Fair & Walk – Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  November 14th at the hotel, there will be health demonstrations, flu shots, blood pressure checks, raffles and much more! On November 15th at Noon join the Walk for Health to celebrate National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout in front of the Cayuga County Court House and will end at City Hall. Following the walk a press conference and reception will be held.  11/14 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hotel, 11/15 Noon at Court House. www.cayugahealthnetwork.org  315-252-4212

 

 

Nov. 16th & 17th - GAMES – A romantic COMPLICATED like/crush LOVE story SAGA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Drawing Board Theatre Project presents an Original Play written and directed by Rachel Carrozziere.  The ageless question continues to baffle us today: Is there such a thing as true love? Love stories have dominated theater from the beginning. Why have myths and fairytales about valiant heroes who rescue princesses trapped in towers, stood the test of time? Despite our vast differences, there is an undeniable force that draws us together. This play challenges us to laugh at ourselves, our obscured ideas of relationships, and how things ‘should’ be. Through the process of producing this play, I have concluded one thing: love is what it always has been, a mystery. There is no right or wrong way to define it. In fact, it is its intrigue that entices us, and its power to scale any obstacle that makes love the miracle that it is. $15/at the door; $10/advance, 11/16 8:00 pm, 11/17 5:00 & 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov.16th & 17th – Sleepwalk With Me – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Comedian Mike Birbiglia has long been mining his life and personal foibles for material in his stand-up act, creating a persona that’s self-effacing, sweet and silly. In 2008, he reconfigured elements from his act and from his life together to create the one-man show Sleepwalk With Me, which went on to become a book in 2011, and later a narrative film that took Sundance by storm last winter. Birbiglia both directed and starred in the piece which tells the tale of a struggling comedian who faces a career slump and a failing relationship, amidst increasingly dangerous bouts of sleepwalking.  Tickets $5/online,. $6/at the door, 11/16 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/17 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 16th & 17th – 19th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree – Participating wineries on Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  Snowflakes falling, the smell of pine and a crackling fire help us to exprience the warmth of the Holidays here at our 19th Annual Hoiliday Shopping Spree.  Start at King Ferry Winery, stop by Long Point Winery and by the other 14 Cayuga Wine Trail wineries.  Check the web site for exact times and days the wineries are open.  Advance Tickets – $35/single $50/couple, Designated driver – $30/single $45/couple, At the door, $40/single $55/couple.  www.cayugawinetrail.com  800-684-5217

Nov. 17th – Aurora Free Library to host PUSH Physical Theatre – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St.. Aurora.  PUSH Physical Theatre is coming to the Aurora Free Library’s Morgan Opera House on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 pm. Seeing award winning PUSH Physical Theatre is like watching a live action-movie. This talented group of performers inspires awe with physical illusions and gravity-defying, dance-infused, acrobatic high-jinx. PUSH Physical Theatre, the masters of physical storytelling, grab hold of audiences’ emotions and “push” the boundaries of traditional theatre.  Free, donations gratefully appreciated, 7:30pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-8074

Nov. 17th – Cayuga Museum’s Annual Holiday Party – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Kick off the holiday season at the Cayuga Museum with our Annual Holiday Party! Tickets include entry for two, top shelf libations and hors d’ oeuvres. Your ticket is also good for an entry into a raffle for $500. This party is one of the highlights of our year and we would love to see you there!  $50/couple, 7-9pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

 

 

 

Nov. 17th – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail.  Finger Lakes cheesemakers use fresh, farmstead raw milk to make several artisan cheese styles, including European, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and much more.  Visit them to receive farm tours, talk with the cheese makers, and taste cheese samples…all at no cost.   Sample and stock up on delicious artisan cheeses for all your Thanksgiving and Christmas entertaining needs. (Plus, squirrel away some for your own enjoyment!)   Bon appetite!  10-5pm.  www.flcheesetrail.com 

Nov. 17th – Holiday Dessert Festival - Dickamns Farms Greenhouse & Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn.  Join us for the 1st Annual Dessert Festival.   Come and enjoy an afternoon of sweet delights. Visit with local bakeries and restaurants featuring fresh pastries, delicious pies, holiday cookies, festive desserts and more! Purchase your holiday desserts, or place your holiday orders!  All proceeds of ticket sales benefit Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY.  $5/advance, $8/at the door  315-253-3030. 

Nov. 17th – Fair Trade Festival – United Church of Auburn, 77 Metcalf Dr., Auburn.  Support Artisans from over 38 counties, receive a fair price for their products. Hand loomed textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, toys and home decor accents.  Food Tastings, children’s activities, and presentations.  9am-3pm.  315-252-4397

Nov. 17th – Release Party – Autumn Notes – Down Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come by Downtown Books & Coffee on Saturday, November 17th at 1pm for a realease party with Elizabeth Patton catered by Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Cafe!  “Elizabeth Patton’s beautiful poems tell a story-’a good story’ of a life enriched by art and words and dreams. Her own words that leave us smiling and sad and grateful for the eloquent sharing.” -Ellen McNeal, Poet, South Carolina.  1pm, free.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Nov. 18th – “Miss Emily’s Birthday” – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora.  Join us for Miss Emily’s Birthday Party and for a short program: Historical Sketches of Sherwood’s Select School (est. 1871) based on manuscripts by Lucy Jacobs and Phebe M. King. Lucy, a student on opening day in 1871 and Phebe a former pupil, teacher and principal of the Sherwood school will “share” memories of the school that Emily Howland built as “a seat of learning where the sons and daughters of the land may seek knowledge.” Presenter Judy Furness is Ledyard Town Historian.   Free, 4pm.  www.howlandstonestore.org  315-364-5587

Nov. 18th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show & Machine Stitching Demo with Nancy Bales.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 18th – Drop-In FAMILY ART Making – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences at the Schweinfurth. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in between 1- 4:30pm to complete a project.  KOOL AID TIE DYEING – Learn to tie dye with non-toxic flavored drink mix. Bring new t-shirt, socks, etc.  Cost is $5 per project, 1-4:30pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

Nov. 20h  & 27th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 21st – Pas’cal / Barrigar & Mazengarb: The Thanksgiving Concert -  Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join APT for our 4th annual Thanksgiving concert. It’s a great family show featuring 3 of the best regional talents in the area.  $12 Regular; $10.80 Member, 7:30pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 23rd & 24th – In The Family – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody’s will reveals that he named his sister as Chip’s guardian. The years of Joey’s acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and closer to his son.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/23, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/24, 8:00 pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 23rd – Bittersweet Cottage “Black Friday” Sales – Bittlersweet Cottage, 2348 Brick Church Rd., Cato.  Studio of Boulder Cove Orignials. Resident Artisan Kathleen Spingler. Clay designs for the Home & Garden. Unique jewelry, antiques & guest Artisans. An off the beaten path shopping experience.  315-834-6110

Nov. 24th – FAMILY FUN & HOLIDAY PARADE – Downtown Auburn.  Enjoy an afternoon full of FREE family activities. These include horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting and other kids’ activities, music, the Child Photo ID Program by the County Sheriff’s Department and more. The parade will begin at 6PM. After the parade there’s the tree lighting ceremony, music by the Auburn Civic Band, and visits with Santa Clause.  3-8pm.  315-252-7874

Nov. 24th – Bet the Farm Wine Lunch – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our neighbors at Bet the Farm Winery pair with the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team to present a 12:00 p.m. reception followed by a 12:30 p.m. lunch. Featuring three courses, the menu is sure to bring a welcome respite from Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. Including three paired courses and a reception wine, this epicurean event promises hearty and warming seasonal faire, and relaxed atmosphere perfect for a post-holiday family get-together. Please call for reservations.  $45++/person, noon.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Nov. 24th – Holiday Lights – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Enjoy the beautiful lighting display at Emerson Park.  Free, 5-9pm.  www.co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson           315-252-7644

 

 

 

 

Nov. 25th – Sunday Series:  Tess Eller – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tess Eller is a born and raised New Yorker in her roaring twenties. Singing since she was a young lass, she boasts the sultry smokey vocals of a modern day jazz singer. Once a student of the notorious Nancy Kelly, Ms. Eller has begun to come into her own under the spotlight.  As a frequenter of the stage at Auburn Public Theater’s Open Mic night, she was performing an a cappella version of Misty, when her luxurious notes crept into the ears of Mr. Carey Eidel.  Upon hearing her vocal talent, he took her under his wing. After multiple performances at APT’s open mic night, offered her the opportunity to hit the stage for her debut.  Her soulful vocals and undeniable razzle and dazzle will launch you back to the golden era of Jazz.  $10 Door / Advance, 4pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 25th – Quilts=Art+Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show with the Fiber Peeps.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 25th – Tamez-Sorgen Jazz Quartet – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Music fans have a rare opportunity to hear two internationally-acclaimed jazz artists, making a stop on their U.S. tour to play Auburn’s newest music venue, Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum. Omar Tamez, Mexico’s most respected jazz and new music guitarist, and Harvey Sorgen, a celebrated drummer who has played and recorded with Hot Tuna, Paul Simon, Bruce Hornsby and many more, will be giving a one-night-only performance to benefit the Cayuga Museum. Tamez, founder and director of Mexico’s leading new music festival “ENCEUENTRO INTERNATIONAL,” now in its 13th year, is a leading proponent of increasing cultural understanding through musical collaboration. He and Sorgen will be playing in Auburn with Peter Mack, jazz bassist who has recorded several big band albums with the leading lights of modern jazz. David CasT, a multi-talented jazz musician and master of the saxophone, who has recorded with Levon Helm, the Dave Matthews Band, and a host of others, will anchor the band.  Tickets $15, 7pm.  315-253-8051

Nov. 27th – Open Table/Open Mic Community Dinner – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join APT and its community partners* and share FOOD, FUN and FELLOWSHIP!  Open Table/Open Mic is a FREE community dinner open to the public. Following the dinner, all participants are invited to attend our Tuesday open mic for a night of music, spoken word, comedy and more. Anyone can get on stage and perform.  Dinner from 5:30 – 7:00pm, Open Mic starts at 7:30pm.  Free.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY FACTs for corporate relocation apartments

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 1 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

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CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information.

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

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Everson Museum of Art is featuring the following exhibit Prophecy – Peter B. Jones running through January 2013. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Polar Express, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt 1, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. Check out their latest exhibit Ice Age: Mammoths & More. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

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The Central Library at the Galleries features an exhibit by David Hicock & other great programs. For more details call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend & a wonderful open house on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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Onondaga Lake Park - Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool. Enjoy a stroll, a ride on the Tram or visit the Salt Museum (weekends only). Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

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Onondaga Community College is featuring a new exhibit Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta through August 2013. For details, call 498-2622 or check out their website at www.sunyocc.edu.

 

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The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Transforming Syracuse’s Lakefront: 25th Anniversary of a Bold Vision 1987-2011, Manifest Destiny and the American West and Last House, Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930& Syracuse Cultural Workers 100@30. For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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Community Folk Art Center featuring the exhibit TONY: 2012 as well as the One Million Bones Workshop. Call the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230 or on the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

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Continuing thru 12/24/2012

Event:

 

Art Mart 2012

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-6359 or 637-6562

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/9/2012

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Celebration of Hope Dinner 2012

 

Location: Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/9/2012

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CNY International Citizen Awards Dinner

 

Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0252

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/9/2012

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Friday Night Music series with Anna Vogel

 

Location: bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Antinori Wine Festival

 

Location: Village Bottle Shop, 18 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-5197

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Observing Session

 

Location: Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info: 315-559-4737

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/11/2012

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New & Used Ski Sale & Swap

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 585-292-0580

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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5th Annual CNY Veterans Parade & Expo

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9651

 

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Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Annual Craft Fair

 

Location: C.W. Baker High School, 29 E Oneida Street, Baldwinsville

For More Info: 315-635-7481

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Fashion Night

 

Location: The GoodTime Banquet Hall, 526 Teall Ave, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-256-0592

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Haunted History Investigation

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-527-2164

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Local History of Indian Artifacts

 

Location: Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota

For More Info: 315-697-2950

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Football vs. Louisville

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 1-888-366-3849

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

Event:

 

Wine Toast Comedy Roast

 

Location: Grapevine Country Tours, 3766 Kime Beach Road, Geneva

For More Info: 800-536-8123

Starts: 11/11/2012 Ends: 11/11/2012

Event:

 

Fort Drum: The First 100 Years

 

Location: Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864 x312

Starts: 11/11/2012 Ends: 11/11/2012

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Take Your Shot: Picture This

 

Location: PJ’s Pub & Grill, 116 Walton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-2500

 

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Starts: 11/11/2012 Ends: 11/12/2012

Event:

 

Veterans Celebration at the Zoo

 

Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8511

Starts: 11/12/2012 Ends: 11/13/2012

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Lights on the Lake Stroll

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 11/12/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

Event:

 

Arts Across Campus Art Exhibit: Onondaga Faculty Art Exhibit

 

Location: Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center in Ferrante Hall, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 11/14/2012 Ends: 11/14/2012

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A Reading by poet B.H. Fairchild

 

Location: YMCA of Downtown Syracuse, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-6851 ext. 328

Starts: 11/14/2012 Ends: 11/14/2012

Event:

 

Lights on the Lake Dog Walk

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 11/15/2012

Event:

 

A Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora: Corn-Bred Band

 

Location: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-442-2230

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Play: From Foster Care To Fabulous

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

Event:

 

Lights on the Lake

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 5 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 2/9/2013

Event:

 

ecoarttech: wilderness 24/7

 

Location: Downtown – The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-6410

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/16/2012

Event:

 

Concert: Tragically Hip

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

Event:

 

2012 Junior League Holiday Shoppes

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-9773

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

Event:

 

Concert: Zac Brown Band

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 1/5/2013

Event:

 

The Art of Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman

 

Location: Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-1568

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

Event:

 

Harvest Bluegrass Showcase Concert featuring the Mark Allnatt Band

 

Location: American Legion, 13 E. Main St., Marcellus

For More Info: 315-572-2247

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Wagner

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/21/2012 Ends: 11/21/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Princeton

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

 

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Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 11/23/2012

Event:

 

Clinton Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

Location: Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-473-4330

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 11/23/2012

Event:

 

Opening of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

 

Location: Village Streets of Skaneateles (Jordan & Genesee Streets), 20 Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-0552

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 12/30/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

Event:

 

27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x15

Starts: 11/24/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

Event:

 

Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

 

Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets, 20 Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-0552

Starts: 11/25/2012 Ends: 11/25/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Colgate

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/28/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Play: Wicked. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/29/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Play: Hairspray

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

 

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Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 11/30/2012

Event:

 

BREW & VIEW – Blues Brothers and Animal House – 35mm Double Feature

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Holiday Crafts Spectacular

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Open Hand Theater & Salt City Productions presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

Location: First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-0466

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Festival of Trees

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-6064

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Shaolin Warriors

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/6/2012 Ends: 12/6/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

NYS Indoor Go-Kart Racing Championship

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-676-1061

 

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Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Play: The Adventures of Rudolph

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Canisus

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

The Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro: Homemade for the Holidays Tour

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/17/2012 Ends: 12/17/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/22/2012 Ends: 12/22/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Temple

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/29/2012 Ends: 12/29/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Central Connecticut

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles Returns Nov. 23 Festival a Tradition for Four Generations of a Rochester-Area Family   Brett Norsworthy, of Wolcott, N.Y., had become a real-life Scrooge. “If it hadn’t been for my children, I never would have celebrated the holiday,” he recalls.     Then, in 2000, he, his wife, Fran, and their four daughters and son, Duke, became the Cratchit family in the cast of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.   Life hasn’t been the same since.   “Now, I can’t wait for Christmas each year,” says Norsworthy, who has been playing Barry M. Deep, the local mortician, since his son outgrew the role of Tiny Tim. “It’s not Christmas unless we’re at Dickens.”   In 2006, Norsworthy’s father-in-law, Clarence Emery, of Brockport, and his wife, Wendy, joined the cast, as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig.       And finally, last year, Norsworthy’s 1-year-old granddaughter, Madisyn Emery, became the youngest-ever cast member, playing the last child left at the orphanage before Christmas.   “We have met and worked with so many wonderful and talented people over the years, many of whom have become close friends,” says Norsworthy, who has never missed a rehearsal or a performance. “I can’t imagine Christmas without this festival. This is our Christmas.”   Thousands of people who return year after year share the sentiment.  

Dickens Christmas opens its 19th season Nov. 23 with the World’s Smallest Christmas Parade. Charles Dickens and his entourage will leave at noon from the old firehouse on Fennell Street and proceed east to Jordan and Genesee streets, arriving at the Sherwood House porch in time for the 12:10 p.m. grand opening.  

The festival is produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and presented by Mirbeau Inn & Spa and the Skaneateles-area business community. It runs over five weekends this year—from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.   So, what brings these Victorian-era characters to a Finger Lakes village?   The year is 1842, and Charles Dickens is working on his soon-to-be-written classic “A Christmas Carol.” In need of inspiration, he journeys to Skaneateles accompanied by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. On the village streets, they encounter Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Christmas Present, among other local denizens. Slowly but surely, the story takes shape.   The festival is free and draws more than 20,000 visitors each year.  

Highlights include:   • The Revels Live—Christmas carol sing-along—2 p.m. every day at the Gazebo. Twelve groups form, each representing one of the 12 days of Christmas. The groups vie for attention, and at the end, Queen Victoria awards a silver teasel to the most spirited performer. Winners have been known to wear their coveted silver teasels throughout the season.   • Scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” featuring guests from the audience, performed at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the Masonic Temple.   • Horse-drawn wagon rides around the village, departing from the Sherwood Inn, provided by Route 80 Stables.   • Free refreshments, including roasted chestnuts donated by Tops Friendly Markets and Johnny Angel’s and roasted outside Johnny Angel’s, and Byrne Dairy eggnog served by the Girl Scouts.   For children, Mother Goose will read holiday stories at the Skaneateles Library and Father Christmas will hand out treats from the porch of the Masonic Temple.   And for children of all ages, the Wonderful Wizard of the North will perform comedy magic shows at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the Skaneateles Library. Various musical groups, including the Victorian Dancers and Singers, will perform on alternate weekends. For a full schedule of events, go to www.skaneateles.com.  

Everyone is invited to borrow period costumes from the Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and join in the merriment.   “Our village becomes a magical place during the holiday season,” says Susan Dove, director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We invite Dickens fans from near and far to step back in time and join us for a slower-paced, more enjoyable atmosphere, where shopping can still be fun.   “We have more than 70 shops and restaurants, sure to please any taste,” she notes. “Why not make a weekend of it, and stay at one of our lovely bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or inns.”   Behind the scenes   Dickens Christmas has a cast of about 65, including young apprentice talent, which is joined by a variety of guest musicians and caroling groups. The show comes together in just six rehearsals. “We pack a lot in and streamline the process of building a character,” says Jim Greene, of Dryden, who is producing director and plays Dickens. “Every actor learns music and uses improvisational techniques to build his character and become part of the ensemble.”   Direction comes from Maria Wechsler, of Marcellus, who is artistic director and plays Queen Victoria; Kristen Baskewicz, of Rochester, who is music director and plays Lady Charlotte Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch; Brian Goldblatt, of Lafayette, who is managing director and plays Jacob Marley; and Tracey Greene, of Dryden, who is costumer.   More than 120 local businesses make Dickens Christmas possible through their sponsorship support. This year’s presenting sponsor is Mirbeau Inn & Spa.   Father Christmas sponsors include CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Hamburgers, The Sherwood Inn, SRC Arena, Summit Auto, Tops Friendly Markets, Verizon Business Services, and The Village Inn and Old Stone Mill.   Charles Dickens sponsors include Arbor House Inn and Suites, Bluewater Grill, Community Bank, Creekside Books & Coffee, Doug’s Fish Fry, Fleur de lis Florist, Group M Communications, Imagine, Joe’s Pasta Garage, KeyBank, M&T Bank, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea, Pomodoro, Rhubarb, the Skaneateles Library, Skaneateles Town Square, the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center and Wegmans.   The festival is further supported through ticket sales from a Dickens Raffle. First prize is a $1,000 gift certificate from Mirbeau Inn & Spa; second prize is a family membership to the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center; third prize is a $500 gift certificate from Mirbeau; fourth prize is an amethyst necklace from Imagine; fifth prize is two tickets to an SU Men’s Basketball game, courtesy of Galaxy Communications; and sixth prize is two tickets to “The Sound of Christmas,” featuring Elisabeth von Trapp, Dec. 21 at the SRC Arena. Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20, and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and other local merchants.   Additionally, when tickets to “The Sound of Christmas” are purchased through the Skaneateles Chamber (or when purchasers order their tickets online at srcarena.comand type in the promo code DICKENS), $5 from the sale of each ticket will go toward Dickens Christmas and purchasers will get preferred seating.   Looking for still another Dickens-inspired way to celebrate the season? The Sherwood Inn will offer Dickens Christmas Ale, made for it exclusively by Empire Brewing Co. with water from Skaneateles Lake.   For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to www.skaneateles.com, call 315-685-0552, or follow the event on Facebook (Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles) or Twitter (@DickensXmas).  

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Posted: Friday, November 9th, 2012 @ 7:23 am by Curt
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