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Visits to Downtown Syracuse are Always Eventful!

Join the 5.1 million people who enjoy the high-quality arts and entertainment experiences that only Downtown Syracuse can deliver.  The visitor experience promises a spectacular line-up of Broadway-caliber theater performances, museum exhibits, riveting live music, sporting events, and much more. With a host of shopping, dining and nightlife options to bookend the event experience, Downtown is Instagrammable!

 
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Downtown Committee Signature Events

 
Downtown Dining Weeks
 
 
Spring Progress Breakfast
 
 
Earth Day Cleanup
 
 
Wednesday Walks
 
 
Downtown Living Tour
 
 
DC Annual Meeting
 
 
Downtown Farmers Market
 
 
Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
Syracuse Style Fashion Show
 
 
Employee Appreciation Week
 
 
Fall Progress Breakfast
 
 
Holidays in Downtown Syracuse
 

Recurring Events

2/21/2020 (All day)
Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Runs 12/21/2019 - 3/01/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection

On View December 21, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, Lasting Impressions explores highlights from the Everson’s collection of twentieth century prints.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs12/21/2019 - 3/01/2020
CostFree with museum admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Runs 2/15/2020 - 3/29/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Jim Ridlon: The Garden

On View February 15 – March 29, 2020

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs2/15/2020 - 3/29/2020
CostFree with museum admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
Selections from the Everson Video Archive
Runs 1/24/2020 - 4/19/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Selections from the Everson Video Archive

On view through April 19, 2020

Selections from the Everson Video Archive features recently digitized works by pioneering women who helped shape the future of video art.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs1/24/2020 - 4/19/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Runs 11/16/2019 - 3/22/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects

On View November 16, 2019 – March 22, 2020

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson’s collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum’s collecting priorities, from the Museum’s earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs11/16/2019 - 3/22/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Runs 11/16/2019 - 3/22/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson’s collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum’s collecting priorities, from the Museum’s earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs11/16/2019 - 3/22/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Runs 1/11/2020 - 3/15/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux

On View January 11 – March 15, 2020

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process. This exhibition is a partnership with the Syracuse University School of Art, with additional support from Laguna Clay Company.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs1/11/2020 - 3/15/2020
CostFree with museum admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (All day)
Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Runs 12/21/2019 - 5/01/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware

On View December 21, 2019 – May 2020

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. Casual China showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company and others.

Date/Time2/21/2020 (All day)
Runs12/21/2019 - 5/01/2020
CostFree with museum admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 10:30 AM
Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery
Runs 1/25/2020 - 7/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery

On View January 25 – July 5, 2020

Since acquiring its first works by Adelaide Alsop Robineau in 1916, the Everson Museum of Art has built one of the finest collections of art pottery in the world. Renegades and Reformers revolves around two common personality types among potters: the “renegades” who embarked on highly personal artistic quests that pushed clay and glaze to their limits, and the “reformers,” whose modern designs and social attitudes pushed back against Victorian mores.

Date/Time2/21/2020 10:30 AM
Runs1/25/2020 - 7/05/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/21/2020 (Multi-time)
Winter & Spring Break Youth Art Classes (Ages 5-12)
Runs 2/18/2020 - 4/10/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Winter & Spring Break Youth Art Classes (Ages 5-12)

February 18–21, April 6–10
9:00am–Noon

Looking for fun and creative activities during break? Sign up for one day or the entire week! Each day will hold a different themed activity to engage young artists including art-making, gallery exploration, and more! The Spring Break session incorporates yoga. Space is limited.

Date2/21/2020
Multiple Times

February 18–21, 9am-12pm
April 6–10, 9am-12pm

Runs2/18/2020 - 4/10/2020
Cost$20/day Members | $25/day Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/23/2020 2:00 PM
Sunday Funday
Runs 1/26/2020 - 4/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Sunday Funday

Every Sunday, January 5–April 5, 2:00–4:00pm
FREE Members & children under 12 | $8 Non-Members

Warm up with fun for the whole family this winter at the Everson. Every Sunday come explore the galleries, enjoy art-making, storytelling, and more!

Date/Time2/23/2020 2:00 PM
Runs1/26/2020 - 4/05/2020
CostFREE Members & children under 12 | $8 Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
3/07/2020 (All day)
Scholastics
Runs 3/07/2020 - 4/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Scholastics

On View March 7 – April 5, 2020

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the arts. Every year, students across the country in grades 7-12 are invited to enter original works of art in regional competitions. This year, over 2,500 students representing over 100 Central New York schools submitted 5,673 works of art, which was then judged by professional artists, educators, and photographers. The judges award first place (Gold Key), second place (Silver Key), honorable mentions, and special award honorees. Gold Key winners move on to compete at the national level, while a small selection of the Silver Key winners are displayed at the Everson.

Date/Time3/07/2020 (All day)
Runs3/07/2020 - 4/05/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
3/07/2020 10:30 AM
Art + Yoga for Kids (Ages 4-12)
Runs 3/07/2020 - 3/27/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Art + Yoga for Kids (Ages 4-12)

4-week Sessions
Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

March 7, 14, 21, 28

Let the art inside the galleries inspire your own original artwork in these four-week sessions. We will start with Yoga- based stretching to find your focus followed by sketchbook technique in the galleries. Then make art to take home at the end of each class! Artists will explore drawing, painting, mixed media, and clay.

Date/Time3/07/2020 10:30 AM
Runs3/07/2020 - 3/27/2020
Cost$65 Members | $85 Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
3/12/2020 (Multi-time)
Blue Man Group
Runs 3/12/2020 - 3/15/2020
Landmark Theatre
 

Blue Man Group

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites all audiences.

*Please note: Blue Man Group is a family-friendly performance appropriate for kids, teens and adults, and we have many group packages specifically for youth groups. However, children under three (3) years of age are not permitted into the performance. Everyone, regardless of age, requires a ticket.*

Date3/12/2020
Multiple Times

3/12: 7:30 pm
3/13: 7:30 pm
3/14: 7:30 pm
3/15: 1 pm, 6:30 pm

Runs3/12/2020 - 3/15/2020
Contact Phone315-475-7979
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
3/12/2020 (Multi-time)
Blue Man Group
Runs 3/12/2020 - 3/15/2020
Landmark Theatre
 

Blue Man Group

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUEMAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

Date3/12/2020
Multiple Times

March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm
March 13, 2020 at 7:30pm
March 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
March 15, 2020 at 1:00pm
March 15, 2020 at 6:30pm

Runs3/12/2020 - 3/15/2020
CostContact Famous Artists at (315) 424-8210 for pricing and availability
Contact Phone315-424-8210
Contact Emailinfo@famousartistsbroadway.com
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
3/24/2020 7:30 PM
Riverdance
Runs 3/24/2020 - 3/26/2020
Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
 

Riverdance

Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance – beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.

Date/Time3/24/2020 7:30 PM
Runs3/24/2020 - 3/26/2020
CostCall Famous Artists at (315) 424-8210 for pricing and availability
Contact Phone315-424-8210
Contact Emailinfo@famousartistsbroadway.com
VenueCrouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-435-8000
4/11/2020 12:00 PM
Veterans Creative Arts Festival
Runs 4/11/2020 - 5/10/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Veterans Creative Arts Festival

On View April 11 – May 10, 2020

Across the country, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities incorporate creative arts into their therapy programs to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the progress and recovery made through that therapy and is a way to recognize the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans. The competition begins at a local level, where Veterans enrolled in VA health care facilities submit work in visual arts categories ranging from oil painting to leatherwork, as well as categories in the performing arts and creative writing. First, second, and third place entries are awarded for each category, and the competition culminates in a national exhibition featuring selected gold medal winners. A selection of the participants from the Syracuse VA Medical Center are displayed at the Everson.

Date/Time4/11/2020 12:00 PM
Runs4/11/2020 - 5/10/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/25/2020 1:00 PM
SAORI Weaving
Runs 4/25/2020 - 4/26/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

SAORI Weaving

April 25 or 26 (one-day workshop)

SAORI is a Japanese art of hand weaving that places more emphasis on creativity and free expression than technical skills. There are no rules or samples to follow, and no mistakes—only possibilities! Learn the basics and rhythm of the loom with gentle guidance. The looms will be set up and ready for students to begin weaving after a brief introduction and demonstration. Students will take home the cloth they weave! Materials and equipment provided.

Date/Time4/25/2020 1:00 PM
Runs4/25/2020 - 4/26/2020
Cost$68 Members | $85 Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/28/2020 (Multi-time)
Miss Saigon
Runs 4/28/2020 - 5/03/2020
Landmark Theatre
 

Miss Saigon

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Siagon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

Date4/28/2020
Multiple Times

Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
Thursday April 30, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday May 1, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday May 2, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday May 3, 2020 at 1:00pm
Sunday May 3, 2020 at 6:30pm

Runs4/28/2020 - 5/03/2020
CostCall Famous Artists at (315) 424-8210 for pricing and availability
Contact Phone315-424-8210
Contact Emailinfo@famousartistsbroadway.com
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
7/27/2020 (Multi-time)
Summer Art Camp (Ages 4-12)
Runs 7/27/2020 - 8/03/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Summer Art Camp (Ages 4-12)

Registration open now! Session I July 27 – 31 - Session II August 3–7

Morning Half Day: 9:00 am – Noon
Afternoon Half Day: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
$116 Members | $145 Non-Members

Full Day (Ages 8–12 only)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $244 Members | $305 Non-Members

Everson Summer Art Camp is an immersive program that allows participants to engage with artists, art educators, and each other as they create original works of art inspired by themes found in Museum exhibitions. Over the course of the week participants learn to use a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Through guided exploration, sketching in the galleries, artist demonstrations, and outdoor fun campers watch art come to life, all while making friends. Space is limited, all materials provided including a snack.

Date7/27/2020
Multiple Times

Morning Half Day: 9:00am–Noon
Afternoon Half Day: 1:00–4:00pm
Full Day (Ages 8–12 only): 9:00am–4:00pm

Runs7/27/2020 - 8/03/2020
Cost$116 - $305
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064