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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 Syracuse Dining Weeks Deals
 
 
Spring Progress Breakfast
 
 
Earth Day Cleanup
 
 
Wednesday Walks
 
 
Downtown Living Tour
 
 
DC Annual Meeting
 
 
Downtown Farmers Market
 
 
50th Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
Employee Appreciation Week
 
 
Fall Progress Breakfast
 
 
Holidays in Downtown Syracuse
 

Recurring Events

12/05/2021 (All day)
From Soup to Nuts
Runs 11/04/2021 - 1/02/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

From Soup to Nuts

Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, From Soup to Nuts is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.

Date/Time12/05/2021 (All day)
Runs11/04/2021 - 1/02/2022
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2021 (All day)
Festival of Trees & Light
Runs 12/04/2021 - 12/19/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

Festival of Trees & Light

December 4–19, 2021

(Thursdays-Sundays)

More to See, More to Do, More to Buy

Mark your calendar for the 2021 Festival of Trees & Light! This year’s event, expanded to three weeks, will include performances, films, and art-making activities for all ages, as well as a stunning display of large, beautifully decorated trees. New this year, the Festival will include a Holiday Art Market, featuring artist-made wares and locally sourced products to meet all your gift-giving needs. And the Everson’s new restaurant will offer a variety of tasty refreshments throughout the Festival.

This year’s seasonal display will offer more artful wreaths, exquisitely decorated petite trees plus other table-top décor, and festive wall art. For customer convenience, both seasonal items and Art Market wares will be yours to take home on the day of purchase. That means that every visit to the Festival will offer new visual delights, as new items are introduced!

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

Check out everson.org/connect/fotl2021/ for info on programming coming soon!

Date/Time12/05/2021 (All day)
Runs12/04/2021 - 12/19/2021
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2021 (All day)
AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Runs 9/18/2021 - 1/02/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art

AbStranded brings together contemporary American artists who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. A prominent use of the hand looms large—through knitting, weaving, quilting and more—and suggests an alternative mode of communication within a digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by The Coby Foundation.

Date/Time12/05/2021 (All day)
Runs9/18/2021 - 1/02/2022
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Military w/ ID & Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2021 (All day)
Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Runs 11/03/2021 - 1/09/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented Free Basin, a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. Free Basin was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn’s fifteen-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.

Date/Time12/05/2021 (All day)
Runs11/03/2021 - 1/09/2022
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2021 (All day)
Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Runs 7/24/2021 - 1/30/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection

On view July 24, 2021-January 30, 2022

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts close to forty works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and enduring network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld’s vast network of reciprocal relationships.

Image:
Kate Malone
Small Lidded Flower Jar and Waddesdon Bird, 2016
Crystalline-glazed stoneware and porcelain, 9⅞ x 7½ x 6¾ inches
Victoria Schonfeld Collection

Date/Time12/05/2021 (All day)
Runs7/24/2021 - 1/30/2022
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/06/2021 (Multi-time)
Waitress
Runs 12/07/2021 - 12/12/2021
Landmark Theatre
 

Waitress

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Individual tickets will go on sale Monday, October 18th at 10:00 am. For subscription information, visit www.broadwayinsyracuse.com.

The Thursday, December 9th performance will be ASL interpreted.

COVID Protocols

The Landmark Theatre will require patrons ages 12 and older to provide evidence they are fully vaccinated or present evidence of a negative result from a COVID test 24 – 72 hours prior to curtain for entry for performances in the auditorium. Mask and health check requirements will remain in place.

Patrons will be required to wear masks at all times while in the facility unless they are eating or drinking. Patrons who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, who have a known exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVID within the last ten days (if unvaccinated) or last five days (if vaccinated), or who are currently under isolation orders due to a positive COVID test will not be admitted to the theatre.

The Landmark Theatre’s policies will continue to evolve as conditions change. The Landmark Theatre will follow recommendations from the CDC, New York State, and Onondaga County. We will continue to keep patrons informed of specific protocols for upcoming events.

Date12/06/2021
Multiple Times

12/7 - 7:30p
12/8 - 7:30p
12/9 - 7:30p
12/10 - 7:30p
12/11 - 2p and 8p
12/12 - 1p

Runs12/07/2021 - 12/12/2021
Cost$25.00 - $72.00
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailinfo@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
12/16/2021 (Multi-time)
Symphoria Pops: Home For The Holidays
Runs 12/17/2021 - 12/18/2021
Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
 

Symphoria Pops: Home For The Holidays

Rachel is a New York City based performer, originally hailing from Syracuse, NY. She has appeared in the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and appeared in productions of Once in a Syracuse Stage and Geva Theatre co-production , Bright Star with the Florida Studio Theatre, The Buddy Holly Story with the Forestburgh Playhouse, Shakespeare in Love with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and many other regional productions. Ms. Mulcahy holds a B.F.A. from Fredonia State University.

Date12/16/2021
Multiple Times

December 17 @ 7:30 PM, December 18 @ 1:30 PM, December 18 @ 7:30 PM

Runs12/17/2021 - 12/18/2021
CostAdult $94-$24 College $5, 18 & under $0
Contact Phone315-299-5598
Contact Emailinfo@experiencesymphoria.org
VenueCrouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-435-8000
1/29/2022 (All day)
Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Runs 1/29/2022 - 4/10/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe

January 29, 2022 – April 10, 2022

Dawn Williams Boyd’s “cloth paintings” sheer size adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly “paints” the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches. Boyd charges seamlessly between a myriad of narratives, both distant and recent, collaging together monumental moments of American history that are so often ignored or lost. The work informs and connects people, as humorous and generous as it is unflinching and gut-wrenching. Be it accounts from the past or warnings for the future, Boyd’s paintings bring an overwhelming sense that struggle is timeless. TEST

Woe is curated by Daniel Fuller for the Dodd Galleries at the University of Georgia.

Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe is made possible through a grant from The Coby Foundation, Ltd. and the Lenore Tawney Foundation.

Peaches and Evangeline: Bibbs County, FL 1942, 2004
Mixed media, 72 x 53½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort

Date/Time1/29/2022 (All day)
Runs1/29/2022 - 4/10/2022
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/23/2022 (Multi-time)
Blue Man Group
Runs 2/24/2022 - 2/27/2022
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 there are many group packages specifically for youth groups. However, the performance is not recommended for children under three (3) years of age. Everyone, regardless of age, requires a ticket.

COVID Protocols

The Landmark Theatre will require patrons ages 12 and older to provide evidence they are fully vaccinated or present evidence of a negative result from a COVID test 24 – 72 hours prior to curtain for entry for performances in the auditorium. Mask and health check requirements will remain in place.

Patrons will be required to wear masks at all times while in the facility unless they are eating or drinking. Patrons who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, who have a known exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVID within the last ten days (if unvaccinated) or last five days (if vaccinated), or who are currently under isolation orders due to a positive COVID test will not be admitted to the theatre.

The Landmark Theatre’s policies will continue to evolve as conditions change. The Landmark Theatre will follow recommendations from the CDC, New York State, and Onondaga County. We will continue to keep patrons informed of specific protocols for upcoming events.

Date2/23/2022
Multiple Times

2/24 - 7:30p
2/25 - 7:30p
2/26 - 2p and 7:30p
2/27 - 1p

Runs2/24/2022 - 2/27/2022
Cost$25.00 - $69.00
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailinfo@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
5/28/2022 (Multi-time)
Trolls LIVE!
Runs 5/28/2022 - 5/29/2022
Landmark Theatre
 

Trolls LIVE!

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch, and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor, and happiness only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $15!

VIP Package:

Come join Poppy and Branch in the Trolls LIVE! VIP Party! The VIP Party will be filled with rockin’ sing-a-longs, an exclusive gift, and best of all – a Meet & Greet photo opportunity with your favorite hosts, Poppy and Branch! Trolls LIVE! VIPs will also receive premium seating, a souvenir lanyard, and more.

Please Note: Each adult & child (aged 1 & up) must have a VIP ticket. Pick up your VIP packet at the VIP check-in table prior to the show.

Additionally:

- Any child who has celebrated their first birthday must have a ticket.

- Standard cameras are allowed; however, video cameras may not be brought into the venue and the taking of video is prohibited.

- Previous ticket buyers, please contact your point of purchase to inquire about refunds and exchanges.

- Ticket buyers have until Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to request a refund or exchange tickets.

- Previously purchased tickets will be transferred to the new dates.

Mask Policy

Masks will be required at all times in the theatre unless actively eating or drinking.

COVID Procedures

The Landmark Theatre will require patrons ages 12 and older to provide evidence they are fully vaccinated or present evidence of a negative result from a COVID test 24 – 72 hours prior to curtain for entry for performances in the auditorium. Mask and health check requirements will remain in place.

These policies will remain in effect until at least December 31, 2021. The Landmark Theatre will re-assess this policy and the public health situation for the first quarter of 2022.

Date5/28/2022
Multiple Times

Saturday May 28 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday May 29 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Runs5/28/2022 - 5/29/2022
Cost$15 – $55
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailinfo@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202