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There is ALWAYS something to see and do when you visit Downtown Syracuse!

Discover 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 the place to be!

 
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Downtown Committee Signature Events

 
Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks
 
 
Spring Progress Breakfast
 
 
Earth Day Cleanup
 
 
DC Annual Meeting
 
 
Downtown Farmers Market
 
 
Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
Downtown Living Tour
 
 
Fall Progress Breakfast
 
 
Holidays in Downtown Syracuse
 

Recurring Events

12/07/2022 (All day)
Rebecca Hutchinson: Re-Generation
Runs 9/03/2022 - 12/31/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Rebecca Hutchinson: Re-Generation

On view September 3—December 31, 2022

Rebecca Hutchinson’s sculptural installations are influenced by the behavioral dynamics found in nature. Her upcoming exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art is focused on the themes of re-generation and observation of natural built systems. Re-Generation highlights Hutchinson’s cultural and environmental research on the industrial legacy of Central New York. Along with its salt mines, Syracuse also possessed massive deposits of soda ash, a material used in the manufacture of ceramics. These materials, in tandem with an influx of European immigrants with craft and material expertise led to the development of Syracuse China, which quickly grew into one of the nation’s largest dinnerware manufacturers.

Reflecting on the decline of the soda ash mining and the closure of Syracuse China, Re-Generation takes the form of large unfired paperclay vessels that will be installed in an inverted position, showcasing on the surface drawings of rare orchids that have evolved out of the polluted soil and are currently thriving in the Syracuse region.

Date/Time12/07/2022 (All day)
Runs9/03/2022 - 12/31/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/07/2022 (All day)
Raymon Elozua: Structure/Dissonance
Runs 9/10/2022 - 12/31/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Raymon Elozua: Structure/Dissonance

On view September 10—December 31, 2022

Structure/Dissonance celebrates nearly five decades of work by New York-based artist Raymon Elozua, who first came to prominence in the 1970s with detailed trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures of decaying industrial landscapes. Elozua’s first major museum exhibition since his 2003 retrospective at the Mint Museum, Structure/Dissonance focuses on three conceptual bodies of work that explore the combined physical properties of three elemental materials: ceramic, glass, and steel. This exhibition contextualizes these vital sculptures within Elozua’s intellectual landscape through the inclusion of a series of collections and research projects that are inextricably linked to his artistic output.

Elozua’s insatiable appetite to uncover the hidden cultural meanings attached to his chosen materials has led him to obsessively collect esoteric objects like gas stove burners and rusted enamel cookware, as well as photographs and ephemera related to topics as varied as labor history and decaying “borscht belt” bungalow colonies. These collections and obsessions help to construct a more accurate picture of the complex intellect that gives depth and meaning to Elozua’s singular expressive sculptures.

Date/Time12/07/2022 (All day)
Runs9/10/2022 - 12/31/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/07/2022 (All day)
Common Ground
Runs 11/12/2022 - 12/31/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Common Ground

On view November 12—December 31, 2022

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski’s sculpture is a testament to the artist’s ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

Common Ground uses Tetkowski’s World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson’s vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terra-cotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson’s collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse’s focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. Common Ground uses ceramics, one of humankind’s oldest art forms to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Date/Time12/07/2022 (All day)
Runs11/12/2022 - 12/31/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/07/2022 (All day)
Festival of Trees & Light
Runs 12/03/2022 - 12/17/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Festival of Trees & Light

December 3-17
(Wednesdays-Sundays)

Planning for the 2022 Festival of Trees & Light is underway, and the beloved holiday tradition will be here before we know it! Community music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning trees, wreaths, and holiday items will bring the magic of the season to Central New York this December.

The Everson is also a special venue for holiday entertaining. Consider hosting your next event at the Museum during the joyful Festival of Trees & Light.

Full schedule coming soon!

Date/Time12/07/2022 (All day)
Runs12/03/2022 - 12/17/2022
CostVisit everson.org for more info coming soon!
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/11/2022 (All day)
Ceramic Menorah and Dreidel Making
Runs 12/03/2022 - 12/11/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Ceramic Menorah and Dreidel Making

December 4 & 11

12:00 - 3:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

Included with Admission to Festival of Trees & Light

In Yiddish the word is dreidel, in Hebrew it is sivivon and in English it is top, the center piece of the spinning game that is played during the festival of Chanukah! Anyone is welcome to participate and make their own dreidel out of clay.

The Chanukah menorah or “chanukiah" is a nine-branch candelabra that Jews use to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. Join us for this drop-in workshop where you can create a unique menorah out of clay that will be decorated with colorful glazes and baked in a kiln! Families who don’t celebrate Chanukah are welcome to create their very own candle holders.

In Judaism, “hiddur mitzvah” means that the beautification of a ritual object will enhance the celebration itself. Come enhance your Chanukah celebration by making a one-of-a-kind menorah, candle holder, or dreidel at the Everson, taught by Nancy Modlin Katz.

No pre-registration required. Visit everson.org/fotl2022 for a full schedule of events.

Date/Time12/11/2022 (All day)
Runs12/03/2022 - 12/11/2022
CostFestival of Trees Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children under 12
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
1/16/2023 (Multi-time)
ANASTASIA
Runs 1/17/2023 - 1/21/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

ANASTASIA

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Syracuse at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann.

The Saturday, January 21 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date1/16/2023
Multiple Times

01/17 at 7:30 P.M.
01/18 at 7:30 P.M.
10/19 at 7:30 P.M.
01/20 at 7:30 P.M.
01/21 at 2:00 P.M. and at 8:00 P.M.

Runs1/17/2023 - 1/21/2023
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
1/28/2023 (All day)
50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Runs 1/28/2023 - 5/14/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection

On view: January 28—May 14, 2023

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work’s 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work’s permanent collection over the past fifty years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.

Date/Time1/28/2023 (All day)
Runs1/28/2023 - 5/14/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/04/2023 (All day)
Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Runs 2/04/2023 - 5/21/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art

On view: February 4—May 21, 2023

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings—beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat—experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today’s pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.

Date/Time2/04/2023 (All day)
Runs2/04/2023 - 5/21/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/13/2023 (Multi-time)
COME FROM AWAY
Runs 2/14/2023 - 2/19/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

COME FROM AWAY

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped.

On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

The Saturday, February 18 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date2/13/2023
Multiple Times

February 14 at 7:30PM

February 15 at 7:30PM

February 16 at 7:30PM

February 17 at 7:30PM

February 18 at 2PM and 8PM

February 19 at 1PM and 6:30PM

Runs2/14/2023 - 2/19/2023
Cost$35-$82
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
2/24/2023 (Multi-time)
PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”
Runs 2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”

Calling all good citizens! The PAW Patrol is yelping for help as they face their greatest challenge yet. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo-Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world. It’s up to the pups to catch those clones, rescue Robo-Dog and show that when the going gets “ruff,” lending a paw makes you the ultimate TOP HERO!

Date2/24/2023
Multiple Times

Saturday, February 25 at 10 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 26 at 10:00 A.M.

Runs2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
CostPrices range from $20 - $90 (before any fees).
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
3/17/2023 (Multi-time)
Bluey’s Big Play
Runs 3/17/2023 - 3/18/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

Bluey’s Big Play

This is Bluey’s Big Play, For Real Life.

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and

Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and

cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy®

award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by

Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you,

featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it

before, brought to real life.

Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in

association with Windmill Theatre Co.

VIP

VIP Package Offer: Each attendee must hold a valid ticket, in any price category to Bluey’s Big Play plus purchase a VIP Package ticket uplift to gain exclusive access to:

• Meet & Greet Photo opportunity

• Bluey VIP Lanyard

• Bluey VIP Gift

A strictly limited number of VIP Packages are available.

Additionally

• Any child who has celebrated their first birthday must have a paid ticket. Prices are subject to demand and can change at any time.

• Doors open one hour before the time on your ticket.

Date3/17/2023
Multiple Times

03/17 at 6:00 P.M.
03/18 at 10:30 A.M., 2:00 P.M., and 5:30 P.M.

Runs3/17/2023 - 3/18/2023
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
4/14/2023 (Multi-time)
STOMP
Runs 4/14/2023 - 4/15/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

STOMP

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Date4/14/2023
Multiple Times

April 14 at 7:30PM
April 15 at 2:00PM
April 15 at 8:00PM

Runs4/14/2023 - 4/15/2023
Cost$29-$65.
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
5/09/2023 (Multi-time)
Dear Evan Hansen
Runs 5/09/2023 - 5/14/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

Dear Evan Hansen

WINNER OF SIX TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
AND GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony®, and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Saturday, May 13 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date5/09/2023
Multiple Times

May 9 at 7:30PM
May 10 at 7:30PM
May 11 at 7:30PM
May 12 at 7:30PM
May 13 at 2PM and 8PM
May 14 at 1PM and 6:30PM

Runs5/09/2023 - 5/14/2023
Cost$30-$87 depending on performance and seating.
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202