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ArtsWeek in Downtown Syracuse

July 19-28, 2019

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More than 20 arts and cultural organizations will collaborate to present ArtsWeek, a 10-day program of visual and performing arts events linked through a pedestrian corridor from Columbus Circle to Hanover Square to Clinton Square.  

Connect with us on social media using the hashtag #ArtsWeekSYR

49th Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

A spectacular 3-day showcase of the country’s most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered on historic Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse. Represented in the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival will be artists and crafters from 25 U.S. States and Canada! The event presents contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities. 

Where: Columbus Circle                          
When: July 26-28, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm
For more info: www.syracuseartsandcraftsfestival.com

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Berkshire Bank Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival

The Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival once again brings great music, fun, food and drink for the whole family to downtown! Two days of the finest international jazz, funk, soul, reggae and more on three stages, plus late night jam sessions. Enjoy beer and wine in one of two jazz clubs set up in Clinton Square, or check out the Mardi Gras Pavilion for Swing and New Orleans-style jazz, and the World Beat Pavilion with diverse and eclectic sounds. 

Where: Clinton Square
When: July 26-27, Friday 5pm-11 pm, Saturday Noon-11 pm
For more info: www.nejazzwinefest.org

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Syracuse Family Times 29th Annual Street Painting Festival 

A chalk art contest for artists ranging from young kids to seasoned professionals.  The Masters Competition is the highest level of chalk art competition, in which the artist will recreate a renowned masters painting in chalk on the sidewalk.  Cash and prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is recommended – call 315-422-7011.

Where: 200 block of Montgomery St.
When: July 27, Saturday 8am-3pm (Rain date: July 28)
For more info: www.CNYtix.com

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Empire Brewfest

Celebrate Empire State craft breweries with 200+ beers on tap to sample, all poured by Brewery representatives!

Where: Clinton Square
When: Friday, July 19, 5pm-10 pm
For more info: www.EmpireBrewFest.com

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Empire Wine & Food Truck Festival

Sample Finger Lakes wines and enjoy food from local food trucks. 

Where: Clinton Square
When: Saturday, July 20, Noon-7pm
Cost: $5 admission to Food Truck Festival, $10 admission includes wine & spirit sampling
For more info: www.EmpireWineFest.com

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Cuse Culture Festival

Celebrate the many nationalities that make Syracuse unique at this multi-cultural street festival! Sample a variety of cuisines, shop diverse clothing styles, and listen to music from around the world!

Where: 200 Block of East Washington Street (in front of City Hall)
When: Saturday, July 20, 11am-11pm
For more info: www.CuseCulture.com

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Summer Block Party Concert Series

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown and TCGplayer are shutting down the block to host live music, food trucks and an outdoor bar! Enjoy live music from My So-Called Band, and food from Via Napoli Express and Papa Gallo. 

Where: 500 block of S. Warren St. outside the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
When: Tuesday, July 23, 5pm-8pm
Cost: Free admission
For more infowww.Facebook.com

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Everson Museum of Art Activities:

Film Under the Stars: Crazy Rich Asians

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and settle in on the Everson Community Plaza to enjoy films projected onto the façade of the Museum building. Before the film, enjoy art-making, games and authentic Filipino food by Oompa Loompyas, all starting at 7:30 pm.

Crazy Rich Asians will be projected on the Everson facade at dusk. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Rain Policy: In the event of inclement weather the film and associated outdoor activities will be moved inside the Museum. Notice will be posted to the Everson website and social media the day of the film.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art Plaza
When: Thursday, July 25, film at dusk
For more infowww.everson.org

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BANDALOOP Performance

Enjoy a FREE performance of a newly commissioned work by vertical dance troupe BANDALOOP in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Everson Museum I.M. Pei-designed building. The performance will take place both in and outside the building. Tickets are available first come first served. Limit of 6 tickets per person.
Tickets can also be reserved by calling the Visitors Service Desk at 315-474-6064.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art Plaza
When: Saturday, July 27, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
For more info and to registerwww.everson.org

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Art Making Outdoors

Enjoy outdoor art-making activities inspired by current exhibitions at the museum.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Saturday, July 27, Noon-3pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Raku Firing with the Syracuse Ceramic Guild

Glaze a piece of pottery and discover the magic of watching it fire in a brick raku kiln. $15 glaze and firing fee.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Saturday, July 27, Noon-3pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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CNY Cat Coalition Pet Adoption

Stop by and visit the furry friends of the CNY Cat Coalition or adopt a new member into your family.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Saturday, July 27, Noon-3pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Wheel Throwing

Watch art come to life through a wheel throwing demonstration with artist Bill Perrine. Participants will add decoration to the surface of a vessel, which will be fired and later displayed in the Danial Family Education Center at a later date.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Saturday, July 27, 12:30pm-1:30pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Recycle-A-Bull Bully Breed Rescue Pet Adoption

Visit Recycle-A-Bull and learn about pit bull adoption and rescue.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Saturday, July 27, Noon-3pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Explore the Galleries at the Everson

Come explore all of the galleries and exhibitions at the Everson Museum of Art! Enjoy free admission to the galleries on Saturday, July 27 (admission applies on Friday and Sunday). 

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art
When: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28, Noon-5pm
For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Onondaga Historical Association Activities:

Painting After Hours

Join the Onondaga Historical Museum for special, after-hours access to the museum for painting and pARTying with Painting with a Twist, Dewitt. View one of OHA’s many paintings from its collection and recreate it with the step-by-step instructions and help from a Painting With a Twist instructor.

Food will be provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill (included in seat cost). This is a Bring Your Own Beer event (please no hard liquors).

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association
When: Saturday, July 20, 6pm-9pm
Cost: $40 for OHA members; $50 for non-members
For more infowww.cnyhistory.org

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A History Mystery: Who Invented the Air-Cooled Engine?

Who Really Invented the Air-cooled Engine? Syracuse’s own John Wilkinson did of course. Or did he?

Return to the turbulent year of 1917. A special ceremony honoring Mr. Wilkinson for his inventive accomplishments is about to take place. However, all attending do not have Wilkinson’s best interests at heart. Secrets abound! Can you figure out who-is-who and what-is-what….before dire consequences take place?!

Join the Onondaga Historical Museum for this audience participation mystery filled with twists and turns to solve this burning question on all our minds.

Feel free to dress in appropriate attire for this auspicious event and arrive early to take in the exhibits and immerse yourself in an earlier era.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association
When: Sunday, July 21, 2pm-3pm
Cost: $8 for OHA members; $10 for non-members
For more infowww.cnyhistory.org

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The Craftsman City: Syracuse's Arts & Crafts Heritage

This program, with OHA Curator of History Robert Searing, explores the great traditions that developed early in the 20th century that made Syracuse a center for the national Arts & Crafts Movement. The lecture reviews the story of Gustav Stickley, but also touches on the contributions of local architect Ward Wellington Ward, stained glass craftsman Henry Keck and the artists at Syracuse China.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association
When: Tuesday, July 23, 12pm-1pm
Cost: Free
For more infowww.cnyhistory.org

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Native Crafters

Native Crafters return to the Onondaga Historical Association for the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival  to display their wares; jewelry, dream catchers, ornaments, honey and many other items in front of the OHA and in the lobby.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association
When: July 26-28, Friday - Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
For more info: www.cnyhistory.org

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OHA Summer Bonanza Sale

The OHA Gift Gallery will hold a clearance sale (up to 90% off!) including books, t-shirts, and other history related merchandise. 

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association
When: July 26-28, Friday - Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
For more info: www.cnyhistory.org

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Erie Canal Museum Activities:

Water\Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

The Erie Canal Museum is hosting Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. Water/Ways explores water’s effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, and culture. Water/Ways is on display in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery through August 11, 2019. The Erie Canal Museum is one of only six institutions statewide to host this outstanding exhibition!

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum
When: On display now
For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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Escape on the Erie: Escape "Room"

Kids and adults are invited to join the crew of the Nathan Roberts canal boat as they work to solve the clues that will help their mule escape from mule rustlers on the Erie Canal! The Nathan Roberts canal boat has been tied up in Syracuse waiting its turn at the weighlock. Overnight, the mule towing the boat was unhitched and led away. With the guidance of Museum educators, families and small groups will solve the puzzles, unlock the BreakOut Box and free the mule. As they play the game, participants will learn more about the Erie Canal and other waterways in the Syracuse area, and might even win some cool prizes!

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum
When: Saturday, July 20, 11am-12:30pm
For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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History Happy Hour

Spend time at the Erie Canal Museum after hours with live music by Jessy Chick, a cash bar, and food from Big Awesome BBQ. There's plenty of fun things for kids to do, plus a fabulous Museum to explore.

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum
When: Wednesday, July 25, 4:30pm-7pm
Cost: Free admission
For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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M Street Cooperative 

This event brings 65 local crafters downtown with booths offering stained glass and handmade wooden toys to wrought iron sculpture and handmade children’s and adult clothing. A portion of the profits will support local arts programs.

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.
When: July 26-28, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm

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Media Unit Monster Book Sale 

The region’s largest annual used book and vinyl MONSTER SALE. Browse used books at bargain prices--you make an offer, everything must go! 

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.
When: July 26-28, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-5 pm

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Downtown Writers Center 

The Downtown Writers Center (DWC), Central New York’s only literary writing center, will celebrate the arts under its tent at the Arts & Crafts Festival! Meet DWC and studio faculty, with book signings by their authors (faculty and DWC members) throughout the weekend. Learn about the full range of classes available in all arts disciplines for youth and adults, including the summer arts camps and the Young Authors Academy.

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.
When: July 26-28, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm
For more info: http://www.syracuse.ymca.org/dwc.html

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Swing Dance Demo & Lessons

Join Syracuse Swing Connection to practice your Lindy Hop, Balboa and Swing moves with a welcoming community of dancers! Beginner lessons, demonstrations, and open dance forums will be available. All skill levels are welcome, and no partner is required.

Where: Hanover Square, 100 block of E. Water St.
When: Saturday, July 27
1pm-3pm: Columbus Circle area
5pm-9pm: Hanover Square, 100 block of E. Water St.
For more info: SyracuseSwingConnection.com

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Wind Chime Craft with Habitat for Humanity

A recycled wind chime craft will be available to kids during the Arts & Crafts Festival. Materials include yarn, ribbon, pom poms, beads, craft paper, glue, scissors, markers, duct tape and more!

Where: 300 block of E. Onondaga St., Kids Activity Area
When: July 26-28, Friday-Sunday, 12-5 pm

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Plymouth Congregational Church Art, Bake Sale and More

Plymouth Church is open and welcome to all! Come inside to relax and visit with local artisans. Cold beverages, coffee and church baked goods will be on sale outside the doors. All proceeds will support the community ministries of the church. On Sunday, there will be an outdoor worship service at 10 am on the point (weather permitting!) 

Where: 232 E. Onondaga St.
When: July 26-28, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm
For more info: www.plymouthsyr.org

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 St. Paul's Syracuse Rummage Sale, Open Church & Art Exhibit

Rummage Sale
The Rummage Sale includes clothes, household items, linens, small appliances, books, furniture, toys, jewelry, decorative items and collectibles at bargain prices. 
Cookies, water and restrooms will be available.

Open Church
Come in and see the beautiful stained glass windows and the sanctuary of one of Syracuse’s most iconic churches. Members from the Parish will answer questions about St. Paul’s Church. On Sunday, worship services are held at 8am and 10am.

Where: 220 E. Fayette St.
When: July 26-28, Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-4pm
For more infowww.stpaulsyr.org

Art Exhibit
Several artists from the congregation will exhibit their artwork at the church. 

Where: 220 E. Fayette St.
When: Saturday, July 27, 11am-3pm & Sunday, July 28, 12pm-3pm

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The Girl in the Red Dress 

The Girl in the Red Dress is about a girl named Jane Hughes who lives in a future world where all is bland and colorless, and every act and emotion is controlled by the state. The girl has a magical red dress that can bring color back to the world.

Where: 400 S. Salina St., Redhouse Arts Center
When: Saturday, July 27, 7pm
For more info:  www.theredhouse.org

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Philanthropic Foodies - Culinary Art Showcase

Philanthropic Foodies combines a culinary showcase of talented local chefs and products from local purveyors, as well as a silent and live auction, to create a unique fundraising event that benefits multiple nonprofits within the Central New York community.

Where: 100 E. Onondaga St., Marriott Syracuse Downtown
When: Sunday, July 28, 4pm-8pm
For more info:  www.philanthropicfoodies.org

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