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Fun Syracuse Facts

  • National Geographic’s Green Guide named Syracuse “One of America’s Top 20 Green Cities”
  • American Planning Association named University Hill one of America’s Top Ten Neighborhoods.
  • Business Facilities named the Syracuse and Central Upstate region among its seven best locations across the nation for companies seeking to move or expand in a new location, commenting that “Syracuse also has something that increasingly is a rare and valuable commodity: an abundant supply of fresh, portable water.”
  • The dental chair was invented by Syracuse’s Milton Waldo Hanchett in 1840.
  • The Erie Canal in its century long existence, contributed more to the growth of Syracuse than anything in its history.
  • The country’s first drive-in window installed by our own Merchants Bank in 1941.
  • Literacy Volunteers was founded here in 1962-helping thousands of adults world wide read.
  • At one time there were more than 50 breweries here in the Syracuse area.
  • Syracusan Charles F. Brannock invented the measuring device that tells the shoe salesman, what your size is. Also Nettleton patented the world’s first “Loafer” in 1933.
  • Our State Fair in the longest running State Fair in the country, in fact it started in 1848. Archabald Stadium was the first totally poured concrete stadium in the country.
  • At the turn of the century 90% of the nations garment pressing machines were manufactured right here in Syracuse.
  • Cornelius Tyler Longstreet invented the first standardized clothing in the mid 1880′s.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Upstate Medical Center predecessor Geneva Medical College in 1849.
  • Crouse Hinds manufactured the country’s first traffic light installed in Texas in 1921.
  • Robert E. Dietz can boast ownership of an English patent issued by Queen Victoria in 1873 for a self-setting animal trap better known as a mousetrap.
  • The first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court was a Syracuse University Grad. Belva Lockwood.
  • 27 antennae located on the moon were made in Syracuse by Sims.
  • The 24-second shot clock, used in all NBA games, was invented by Danny Biasone, the late owner of the Syracuse Nationals. Following the 1953-54 season, he invented the clock to try and speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling. Head to Armory Square in downtown Syracuse to watch the clock tick for yourself!

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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know… …that Syracuse Stage was founded in 1974, and has produced more than 300 plays in 40 seasons.  In addition, it maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 30,000 students from 24 counties.  Many of America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Syracuse Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipients Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, and Ben Gazzara. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre.  For this holiday season, Syracuse Stage will be performing the family classic A Christmas Carol, which opens this weekend.

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: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:08 am by Curt
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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know……that auto racing and motorcycle racing came to the NYS Fairgrounds in the early 1900’s when such renowned names as Barney Oldfield, Ralph DePalma and Wilbur Shaw brought their speedy autos to town to race around the oval dirt track at breathtaking speeds approaching 60 miles per hour.  Through the years, auto racing has been a staple at the NYS Fair, from the Indianapolis-style racing that featured many of the biggest stars on that circuit half a century ago, to the present day stock car racing.   Beyond the NYS Fair, racing continues at this venue.  In 1972, DIRT Week was formed bringing Big-Block Modified cars to the oval track at the Fairgrounds.   This year marks year 42 for “racing’s biggest party” … DIRT Week! … running from October 9 through October 13, 2013 at the Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds.

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.

Syracuse Convention   & Visitors Bureau
572 South Salina   Street | Syracuse, New York 13202 | Phone 800.234.4797 | Email

Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm by Curt
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FRIDAY FACTS

 

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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So much fantastic seasonal fun at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Maple Syrup Time runs through the end of March! Call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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SU Art Galleries, located in the Shaffer Art Bldg, currently features the exhibit Neil Welliver Prints& Nouveau Risque: A Perspective on Women and Progress. For details call 443-4097.

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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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Onondaga Community College features the Arts Across Campus exhibit Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta. For details call 498-2622.

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Come enjoy beautiful winter weather & partake in Ice Skating in Clinton Square. Open through mid-March (weather permitting). Call 423-0129 for details.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Dolphins, Beavers, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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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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Enjoy activities & demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org or call 435-8511.

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Onondaga Lake Park is a great place to enjoy the beauty of winter along Onondaga Lake. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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ArtRage Art Gallery presents the exhibit Significant Souls-Paintings by Patrick Fiore thru March 9th. Call 218-5711 or go to www.ArtRageGallery.org for details.

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Everson Museum of Art features the exhibit American Moderns, 1910-1960 O’Keeffe to Rockwell. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horsedrawn sleigh/hay rides weekends & cross-country skiing& sledding daily-WEATHER PERMITTING. www.OnondagaCountyParks.com or Call 683-5550.

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Art exhibits at The Warehouse Galleries through May 11 are Rebecca Soderholm: Crescendoe & Benjamin Faga-Authentic Syracuse. Details call 443-6410.

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Onondaga Historical Museum features the exhibits Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, Love & Marriage, Onondaga County at Gettysburg: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance& Toys from the Collection. Call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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The Erie Canal Museum is offering Collected Memories: Quilts, Quilters & Quilting thru March 27, 2012. For details, go to www.ErieCanalMuseum.org or call 471-0593.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 2 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

 

Continuing thru 3/7/2013

Event:

 

Exhibit: Our Community, Our Vision, Our Voices

 

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

For More Info: 315-442-2230

Continuing thru 3/27/2013

Event:

 

Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Continuing thru 4/26/2013

Event:

 

Friday Night Music Series at bc

 

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

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 3/30/2013

Event:

 

Saturday Spanish Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter Jesus Bas

 

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

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

 

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

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

2013 Aquarius Cup

 

Location: Song Mountain, 1 Song Mountain Road, Tully

For More Info: 315-696-5711

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

43rd Annual RV & Camping Show & Sale

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

Brad Williams – The Syracuse Funny Bone

 

Location: The Syracuse Funny Bone, 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 3 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: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/1/2013

Event:

 

Brew & View series featuring Barbarella, The Warriors & Switchblade Sisters

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

Starts: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/1/2013

Event:

 

First Friday Art Glassblowing Event

 

Location: Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc., 4251 Jordan Rd, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-5091

Starts: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/1/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Improv Collective “Bank Show”

 

Location: Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-885-8960

Starts: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/1/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble

 

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

For More Info: 315-498-2787

Starts: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/30/2013

Event:

 

Central Library Presents Quilts & Collage by Sharon Bottle Souva

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, The Galleries of Syracuse, 447 South Salina Street, Syracuse, For More Info: 315.435.1834

Starts: 3/2/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

Ballet: The Wizard of Oz with Interactive Music Program by M&M;and Friends

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-455-8641

Starts: 3/2/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

Singer/Songwriter Jason Bean

 

Location: The Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-885-8960

Starts: 3/2/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Louisville

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 3/3/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

SUArt Galleries Film Series Double Screening: Portrait of Wally and The Desert of Forbidden Art, Location: SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-4097

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 4 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: 3/3/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

WWE Presents Raw Road to Wrestlemania

 

Location: War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 3/4/2013 Ends: 3/4/2013

Event:

 

Friends of the Central Library Present – Jacqueline Woodson

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

Starts: 3/4/2013 Ends: 3/30/2013

Event:

 

March Art Exhibit at Central Library: Sharon Bottle Souva

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315.435.1900

Starts: 3/4/2013 Ends: 4/16/2013

Event:

 

David MacDonald Gallery Exhibit

 

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

For More Info: 315-498-2787

Starts: 3/5/2013 Ends: 3/6/2013

Event:

 

Carlos Mencia – The Syracuse FunnyBone

 

Location: The Syracuse FunnyBone, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/6/2013

Event:

 

OHA Presents: Booksigning with Joseph F. C. DiMento

 

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

For More Info: 315-428-1864

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/6/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/7/2013

Event:

 

CNY Hard Hat Expo

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/31/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

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

For More Info: 315-443-3275

 

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: 3/7/2013 Ends: 3/9/2013

Event:

 

50 Shades of Men Preshow

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 3/7/2013 Ends: 3/9/2013

Event:

 

Play: The Full Monty

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 3/8/2013 Ends: 3/8/2013

Event:

 

3rd Annual Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents the James Carter Organ Trio, Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 800-234-4797

Starts: 3/8/2013 Ends: 3/8/2013

Event:

 

Elit Fisk Lecture & Recital

 

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

For More Info: 315-498-2787

Starts: 3/8/2013 Ends: 3/10/2013

Event:

 

Aries Spears – The Syracuse Funny Bone

 

Location: The Syracuse Funny Bone, 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

Starts: 3/8/2013 Ends: 3/23/2013

Event:

 

Rarely Done Productions presents “Suddenly Last Summer”

 

Location: CNY Jazz Central, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-546-3224

Starts: 3/9/2013 Ends: 3/9/2013

Event:

 

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

 

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

For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 3/9/2013 Ends: 3/9/2013

Event:

 

Shifting Paradigms: Choral Greats of the Modern Era

 

Location: St. Charles of Borromeo Church, 417 Orchard Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-637-3899

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 6 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: 3/9/2013 Ends: 3/10/2013

Event:

 

The Greater Syracuse Antiques Festival

 

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

For More Info: 315-686-5789

Starts: 3/9/2013 Ends: 5/4/2013

Event:

 

Exhibits: Corporeal Contours: Works by Firelei Baez and Andrea Chung& When We Just Existed: Works by Deborah Roberts, Location: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse, For More Info: 315-442-2230

Starts: 3/10/2013 Ends: 3/10/2013

Event:

 

Shifting Paradigms: Choral Greats of the Modern Era

 

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society, 109 Waring Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-637-3899

Starts: 3/12/2013 Ends: 3/12/2013

Event:

 

Film Talks with Thomas Newman

 

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

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 3/12/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Famous Artists Broadway Shows presents Dixie’s Tupperware Party

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-424-8210

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/14/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Rain (Beatles tribute band)

 

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

For More Info: 315-475-7979

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/14/2013

Event:

 

Cosmology and Creation: A McDevitt Center Lecture

 

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

For More Info: 315-445-6200

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

2013 Home & Garden Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-463-6261

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Cinefest 2013

 

Location: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-468-6147

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 7 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: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Ian Bagg – The Syracuse FunnyBone

 

Location: The Syracuse FunnyBone, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

Starts: 3/16/2013 Ends: 3/16/2013

Event:

 

3 in 1 Tour, featuring Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Laura Story

 

Location: North Syracuse Baptist Church, 420 South Main Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-214-7333

Starts: 3/16/2013 Ends: 3/16/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Dark Marbles

 

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

For More Info: 315-435-0405

Starts: 3/16/2013 Ends: 3/16/2013

Event:

 

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

 

Location: Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-9068

Starts: 3/16/2013 Ends: 3/16/2013

Event:

 

Vocal Jazz Fest

 

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

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 3/16/2013 Ends: 3/24/2013

Event:

 

Play: The Full Monty

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 3/17/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Irish Road Bowling Tournament

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 3/21/2013 Ends: 3/21/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Ted Neeley & the Little Big Band

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 3/21/2013 Ends: 3/23/2013

Event:

 

Jim Norton – The Syracuse Funny Bone

 

Location: The Syracuse Funny Bone, 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 8 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: 3/22/2013 Ends: 3/24/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Motorama

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 3/23/2013 Ends: 3/23/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Kenny Wayne Shepard with special guests Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-512-SHOW

Starts: 3/25/2013 Ends: 3/27/2013

Event:

 

Famous Artists Broadway Theater series presents The Addams Family

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

Starts: 3/28/2013 Ends: 3/28/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Celtic Woman

 

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

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 4/5/2013 Ends: 4/6/2013

Event:

 

Manlius Historical Society’s 37th Annual Antique Show & Sale

 

Location: Fayetteville-Manlius High School House 2, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius

For More Info: 315-682-6660

Starts: 4/12/2013 Ends: 4/14/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball vs Leigh Valley (OPENING DAY)

 

Location: Alliance Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-7833

Starts: 4/19/2013 Ends: 4/21/2013

Event:

 

Country Folk Art Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 4/20/2013 Ends: 4/21/2013

Event:

 

NYS Arms Collectors Association presents Syracuse Spring Gun Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 4/26/2013 Ends: 4/28/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

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FRIDAY FACTS

 

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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Highland Forest County Park offers horsedrawn sleigh/hay rides weekends & cross-country skiing& sledding daily! Valentine’s in the Park offers a romantic evening Friday’s & Saturday’s thru Feb 16 (reservations). Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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

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SU Art Galleries, located in the Shaffer Art Bldg, currently features the exhibit Neil Welliver Prints& Nouveau Risque: A Perspective on Women and Progress. For details call 443-4097.

~

 

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.

~

 

Onondaga Community College features the Arts Across Campus exhibit Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta & CNY Scholastic Art Awards exhibit. For details call 498-2622.

~

 

Come enjoy beautiful winter weather & partake in Ice Skating in Clinton Square. Open through mid-March (weather permitting). Call 423-0129 for details.

~

 

IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Dolphins, Beavers, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

~

 

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.

~

 

Enjoy activities & demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org or call 435-8511.

~

 

Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool features sledding in the Long Branch section or bring your cross-country skis & enjoy the beauty of winter along Onondaga Lake. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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ArtRage Art Gallery presents the exhibit Significant Souls-Paintings by Patrick Fiore thru March 9th. Call 218-5711 or go to www.ArtRageGallery.org for details.

~

 

Everson Museum of Art features the exhibit American Moderns, 1910-1960 O’Keeffe to Rockwell. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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Community Folk Art Center features the exhibit Our Community, Our Vision, Our Voices thru March 7th & the Stone Canoe Art Exhibit thru February 23rd. For details call 442-2230.

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Onondaga Historical Museum currently features the exhibits Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, Love & Marriage, Onondaga County at Gettysburg: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance& Toys from the Collection. Call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 2 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

 

Continuing thru 3/27/2013

Event:

 

Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Continuing thru 4/26/2013

Event:

 

Friday Night Music Series at bc

 

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

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 3/22/2013

Event:

 

DWC Visiting Author Reading Series

 

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

For More Info: 315-474-6851

Continuing thru 3/30/2013

Event:

 

Saturday Spanish Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter Jesus Bas

 

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

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

 

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

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Continuing thru 2/28/2013

Event:

 

Central Library Hosts Photography Exhibit by Mia Burse

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, The Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St, Syracuse

For More Info: 315.435.1834

Continuing thru 2/28/2013

Event:

 

Exhibit: Gina Mancini Horan

 

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

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 2/17/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Opera presents Sweeney Todd

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-5915

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 3 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

 

Continuing thru 2/23/2013

Event:

 

Play: A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Location: The Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-885-8960

Continuing thru 5/31/2013

Event:

 

Friday & Saturday Nights Music Series at bc Restaurant

 

Location: bc Restaurant, 247 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Continuing thru 2/16/2013

Event:

 

Central New York Boat Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Continuing thru 2/15/2013

Event:

 

Concert: A Valentine Wish for Karen Oberlin

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Continuing thru 2/17/2013

Event:

 

Josh Blue – The Syracuse Funny Bone

 

Location: The Syracuse Funny Bone, 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-8669

Continuing thru 2/17/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Automobile Dealers Association New Car Expo

 

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

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Continuing thru 2/24/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse WinterFest 2013

 

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

For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 2/15/2013 Ends: 2/17/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Golf Show

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-426-8741

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 4 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: 2/15/2013 Ends: 2/18/2013

Event:

 

Presidents’ Day Sale at Waterloo Premium Outlets

 

Location: Waterloo Premium Outlets, 655 State Route 318, Waterloo

For More Info: 315-539-1100

Starts: 2/15/2013 Ends: 2/23/2013

Event:

 

Rarely Done Productions presents “Spooky Dog and the Teenage Gang Mysteries”

 

Location: CNY Jazz Central, 41 E. Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-546-3224

Starts: 2/15/2013 Ends: 2/24/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival presents The Merchant of Venice

 

Location: S.U. Warehouse Theater, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-1835

Starts: 2/15/2013 Ends: 2/28/2013

Event:

 

AmeriCU Dining Week(s)

 

Location: Downtown, 400 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 2/16/2013 Ends: 2/16/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Rik Emmett Live

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-470-1910

Starts: 2/16/2013 Ends: 2/16/2013

Event:

 

Film: Won’t Back Down

 

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

For More Info: 315-435-1900

Starts: 2/16/2013 Ends: 2/16/2013

Event:

 

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

 

Location: Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-9068

Starts: 2/16/2013 Ends: 2/16/2013

Event:

 

Women’s Inner Peace Retreat

 

Location: Christ the King Retreat House, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-446-2680

Starts: 2/16/2013 Ends: 2/17/2013

Event:

 

SUArt Kids

 

Location: SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-4097

 

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: 2/17/2013 Ends: 2/17/2013

Event:

 

Concert & Jam: CNYBA Sweetheart Showcase Event with The Salmon River Boys

 

Location: American Legion, 13 Main St., Marcellus

For More Info: 315-572-2247

Starts: 2/19/2013 Ends: 2/19/2013

Event:

 

2013 SyracuseFirst Local Thirst

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7979 x107

Starts: 2/19/2013 Ends: 2/19/2013

Event:

 

DJ Tiesto

 

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

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 2/20/2013 Ends: 2/20/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Providence

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 2/21/2013 Ends: 2/21/2013

Event:

 

A Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora: Samba Laranja

 

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

For More Info: 315-442-2230

Starts: 2/21/2013 Ends: 2/21/2013

Event:

 

Pro Indoor Lacrosse Exhibition Game – Syracuse Stingers vs NYC All-Stars

 

Location: War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

Starts: 2/21/2013 Ends: 2/23/2013

Event:

 

New York Farm Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 2/22/2013 Ends: 2/22/2013

Event:

 

Film: Airplane! Live Reading

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 2/22/2013 Ends: 2/22/2013

Event:

 

Jason Gray & Andrew Peterson, the Storytellers Tour

 

Location: Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-214-7333

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 6 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: 2/22/2013 Ends: 2/24/2013

Event:

 

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music

 

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

For More Info: 315-475-7979

Starts: 2/23/2013 Ends: 2/23/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Cris Trapper

 

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

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 2/23/2013 Ends: 2/23/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Judy Collins

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

Starts: 2/23/2013 Ends: 2/23/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Georgetown

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 2/27/2013 Ends: 2/27/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Milwaukee Wave

 

Location: War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-303-7261

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 2/28/2013

Event:

 

Film: The Bourne Legacy

 

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

For More Info: 315-435-1900

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

2013 Aquarius Cup

 

Location: Song Mountain in Tully, 1 Song Mountain Road, Tully

For More Info: 800-234-4797

Starts: 2/28/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

43rd Annual RV & Camping Show & Sale

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 3/1/2013 Ends: 3/1/2013

Event:

 

Brew & View series featuring Barbarella, The Warriors & Switchblade Sisters

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 7 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: 3/2/2013 Ends: 3/2/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Louisville

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 3/3/2013 Ends: 3/3/2013

Event:

 

WWE Presents Raw Road to Wrestlemania

 

Location: War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/6/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 3/6/2013 Ends: 3/7/2013

Event:

 

CNY Hard Hat Expo

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 3/8/2013 Ends: 3/8/2013

Event:

 

Elit Fisk Lecture & Recital

 

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

For More Info: 315-498-2787

Starts: 3/9/2013 Ends: 3/9/2013

Event:

 

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

 

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

For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 3/9/2013 Ends: 3/10/2013

Event:

 

The Greater Syracuse Antiques Festival

 

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

For More Info: 315-686-5789

Starts: 3/12/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Famous Artists Broadway Shows presents Dixie’s Tupperware Party

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-424-8210

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/14/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Rain (Beatles tribute band)

 

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

For More Info: 315-475-7979

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 8 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: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

2013 Home & Garden Show

 

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

For More Info: 315-463-6261

Starts: 3/14/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Cinefest 2013

 

Location: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-468-6147

Starts: 3/17/2013 Ends: 3/17/2013

Event:

 

Irish Road Bowling Tournament

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 3/21/2013 Ends: 3/21/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Ted Neeley & the Little Big Band

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 3/22/2013 Ends: 3/24/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Motorama

 

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

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 3/23/2013 Ends: 3/23/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Kenny Wayne Shepard with special guests Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-512-SHOW

Starts: 3/24/2013 Ends: 3/24/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse Half Marathon

 

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

For More Info: 315-558-3727

Starts: 3/25/2013 Ends: 3/27/2013

Event:

 

Famous Artists Broadway Theater series presents The Addams Family

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

Starts: 3/28/2013 Ends: 3/28/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Celtic Woman

 

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

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 @ 8:19 am by Curt
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