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    Beautification Programs

We love Downtown Syracuse and we know you do, too! If you’d like to put your adoration to good use, help us beautify downtown. Below please find a few ways you can contribute to our downtown beautification efforts.


Hanging Flower Baskets

The gorgeous hanging flower baskets that bloom throughout summer months in Downtown Syracuse are tended by the Downtown Committee. They dress streets throughout and hang in the Cathedral Square, Hanover Square, Salina Street, Clinton Square and Armory Square neighborhoods. In 2019, 330 baskets adorned Downtown's streets in vibrant shades of purple.

Would you like to help us increase Downtown Syracuse's Flower Power in 2020 by making a contribution to the maintenance of the hanging basket program? 

Use the PayPal button below:

Select # of Flower Baskets You Wish to Sponsor

** If purchasing more than five flower baskets, please contact the Downtown Committee at 315-422-8284 for special processing.

Thank you 2020 Hanging Flower Basket Sponsors!

  • 16th Avenue Investments
  • Acropolis Realty Group
  • Ale 'n' Angus Pub
  • Allyn Family Foundation
  • Bousquet Holstein
  • Cathy's Cookie Kitchen
  • CBD Companies
  • C&S Companies
  • Cerio Law Offices
  • Citronelle
  • Courtyard & Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown
  • Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage
  • Digital Hyve
  • Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C.
  • Erie Water Street Associates, LLC
  • The Events Company & SKY Armory 
  • Frankton Associates, LLC
  • Fust Charles Chambers
  • Grange Realty Associates, LLC
  • Hueber-Breuer Construction Co.
  • Jefferson Clinton Hotel
  • Bud & Robin Kennedy 
  • KeyBank
  • Lemon Grass / Bistro Elephant 
  • M&T Bank
  • Mackenzie Hughes
  • Marriott Syracuse Downtown
  • Money FCU
  • Mower
  • National Grid
  • NBT Bank
  • Norstar Development USA, LP
  • NY Optometric
  • The Oncenter
  • Pacific Properties 
  • Partnership Properties
  • Pastabilities
  • Pioneer Companies
  • Legal Team of Piraino-Zimmerman
  • QPK Design & Salina Street Partners 
  • Rapid Response Monitoring
  • RHS Holdings, LLC
  • Solvay Bank
  • The Sutton Companies
  • Synapse
  • Terakeet
  • Trevisani Brokerage 
  • Towers Realty
  • VIP Structures
  • Washington Street Partners


Is there a part of Downtown that’s special to you that you’d like to take an active part in sprucing up? We can work with you if you’d like to start a clean-up crew or if you’d like to make a donation towards a specific item in our public space (such as plantings, benches, bike racks to name just a few). 


Partners In Planting

The Partners in Planting program bolsters downtown employees’ pride for their neighborhood by combining engagement and beautification efforts to transform Downtown Syracuse's landscape.


Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

In March 2018, the Downtown Committee received a $5,000 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant from Keep America Beautiful. The grant allowed the Downtown Committee to implement a new litter prevention campaign, including the purchase and installation of 20 new powder-coated steel cigarette butt receptacles throughout Downtown Syracuse. In one year, cigarette litter decreased by 20% along South Warren, South Salina and South Clinton streets.


Arts In The Windows

The Downtown Syracuse Committee orginated the Arts in the Windows program in 2015 to howcase available storefronts, while spotlighting the talents of local artists. The temporary artwork installations activate Downtown's streetscape by generating new foot traffic, and expand the audience for the visual arts in our community. CNY Arts currently administers the program.