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ArtsWeek in Downtown Syracuse

July 19-29

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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.
  

48th 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 27-29, 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

Jazz and wine are the perfect combination! The Berkshire Bank Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival returns with two days of jazz, funk, Reggae and RnB programming on three stages.  That’s two days of diverse, world-class acts, quality wines and wine-tasting events, and mouth-watering food, guaranteed to make Downtown Syracuse the cool place to be this summer! Late night jam sessions will be held at the Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.) both nights.

Where: Clinton Square

When: July 27-28, Friday 5pm-11 pm, Saturday Noon-11 pm

For more info: www.nejazzwinefest.org

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Syracuse NewTimes 28th 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.  The art will be photographed and showcased in the Syracuse New Times newspaper and web site.  Pre-registration is recommended – call 315-422-7011.

Where: 200 block of Montgomery St.

When: July 28, Saturday 8am-3 pm (Rain date: July 29)

For more info: www.syracusenewtimes.com

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Stage of Nations ECOfest

This annual celebration will feature Native American crafts, food, demonstrations, live music and dance. Celebrate the day inspired by history and lore, and learn ways to keep the land green!

Where: Hanover Square, 100 block of E. Water St.

When: July 27-28, Friday 5pm-10 pm, Saturday Noon-10 pm

For more info: StageofNations.org

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Storytelling and Crafts for Young People by Anna Dobkowski & Dennis Heaphy

Children of all ages will be delighted by storytelling by Miss Anna, then have the opportunity to play games and create their own original artwork related to the stories they have heard. Throughout the day, the Kid's Tent will be visited by strolling minstrels, musicians, and craftspeople who will take part in the storytelling. 

Where: 300 block of E. Onondaga St., Kids Activity Area

When: July 27-29, Friday-Sunday, 12-5 pm

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. Media Unit street performers provide original choreography with the dancers roving back to Oz Nation and staging a tribute to Michael Jackson. A portion of the profits will support local arts programs.

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.

When: July 27-29, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm

M Street Cooperative

Redhouse Arts Center Interactive Art 

During the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival, help Redhouse create two art installation pieces to be displayed in the main lobby during its family-friendly showing of Peter and the Starcatcher on August 3rd-5th!

Paint or color a feather to be added as part of a large set of wings, or add your own art to a set of hanging panels.  Both will contribute to a larger piece of art that families can use as a photo-op when coming to the show!

Where: 300 block of E. Onondaga St., Kids Activity Area

When: July 28-29, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-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! Media Unit dancers will perform tributes to the Oz characters and Michael Jackson throughout the weekend.

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.

When: July 27-29, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Media Unit Book Sale

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. The DWC will also feature representatives of Syracuse Stories and the “Know Your Neighbor, Know Your World” oral and video history project.

Where: 300 block of Montgomery St.

When: July 27-29, 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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Urban Sketchers - Syracuse Chapter

The Syracuse members of Urban Sketchers will be on hand at the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival to sketch the festival, the vendors, and the City of Syracuse. Watch art in action as the Urban Sketchers explore and record the colorful life of the city in their sketchbooks with their ink, pencils and paints.

Where: Columbus Circle
When: Saturday, July 28, 10am-4pm

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Onondaga Historical Association Activities

Fine China: An Interactive Syracuse China Presentation

The year is 1957, and as a member of the audience, you are a new employee of Onondaga Pottery. President Richard Pass and his assistant have come to welcome you and share a bit of the prestigious Syracuse China legacy; from teacups to landmines, and to test your pottery skills! Call 315-428-1864 x312 to make your reservation. $8 for the general public. Free for OHA Members.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association

When: Sunday, July 22, 2pm-3pm

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 27-29, Friday - Sunday, 10 am-4 pm

For more info: www.cnyhistory.org

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OHA Gift Sale

The OHA Gift Gallery will hold a clearance sale including books, tee shirts, and other history related merchandise.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association

When: July 27-29, Friday - Sunday, 10 am-4 pm

For more info: www.cnyhistory.org

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OHA Exhibits

Downton Comes Downtown: What the Fashionable Wore in Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930

Resembling the clothing styles portrayed in the critically acclaimed PBS series, Downton Abbey, Downton Comes Downtown features men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing worn by citizens of Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930.

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The War to End All Wars: Onondaga County Encounters World War 1

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) is excited to present an exhibit on Onondaga County’s role in the Great War. The exhibit focuses on the people, places, and events at home and abroad.

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Donald R. Waful: The Remarkable

This  exhibit is of the life Syracusan of  Don Waful.  Don served as President of the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team for 35 years. He has remained active in the Syracuse community, both with Syracuse University and the Chiefs.

Plus, take a look at the OHA's permanent exhibits that share the history and life of Central New York.

Where: 321 Montgomery St., Onondaga Historical Association

When: July 27-29, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11 am-4 pm

For more info: www.cnyhistory.org

Don Waful Exhibit

Everson Museum of Art Activities

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 28 (admission applies on Friday and Sunday). 

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, Noon-5pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

Everson Exhibits

Film Under the Stars: The Odd Couple

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, Byblos Restaurant food truck, beer tasting with Empire Brewery, and wine tasting with White Birch Winery. Then, enjoy The Odd Couple, an uproarious comedy adapted from the Neil Simon Broadway play of two friends sharing an apartment in New York City whose ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. The movie will begin at dusk. 
The Odd Couple, 1968, 1 hr. 45 min., G

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art Plaza

When: Thursday, July 19, dusk

For more infowww.everson.org

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LEGO Design Challenge Architecture Display

Enter the Everson Lego challenge celebrating 50 years of the I.M Pei Everson building. Re-create or re-envision Pei’s existing architecture, or build a new addition for the Everson using Legos. Submissions due July 20. Selected submissions and winners will be displayed on the Everson Plaza for Arts Week from July 27–29. Free and open to the public.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, Noon-3pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Art Making Outdoors

Paint with colorful bubbles or enjoy sidewalk chalk drawing. Take a picture at the Everson's outdoor selfie-station. Free and open to the public.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, Noon-3pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Portrait on the Plaza

Watch art come to life with exhibiting artist Darryl Hughto as he paints a portrait of Syracuse’s Society Gurl.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Friday, July 27, 1pm-2pm

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 28, 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 28, Noon-3pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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West Coast Swing

Come watch the Dance Lovers of CNY as they perform West Coast Swing on the Community Plaza. Free and open to the public.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Saturday, July 28, 12:30pm-1pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Wheel Throwing

Watch ceramic artist Sookie Kayne as she throws and pulls clay into creative shapes.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Saturday, July 28, 12:30pm-1pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Lego Demonstration with the American Institute of Architects

Build an original Everson Museum inspired Lego design with CNY’s American Institute of Architects.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Saturday, July 28, 1:30pm-2:30pm

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: Sunday, July 29, Noon-3pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Cooking Demonstration

Watch With Love chef, Venus Likulumbi cook a culinary creation.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Sunday, July 29, 12:30pm-1pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Tango

Enjoy the Argentine Tango performed by the Mohawk Valley Tango Project and Syracuse Tango.

Where: 401 Harrison St., Everson Museum of Art

When: Sunday, July 29, 12:30pm-1pm

For a complete list of activities and timeswww.everson.org

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Temporary Exhibits at the Erie Canal Museum

Two temporary exhibits will be on display at the Museum. One is titled From Clyde to Buffalo: Construction Photographs of the New York State Barge Canal's Western Division, located in the Museum's second-floor Weighlock Gallery. The other is titled In the Footsteps of John Muir, on display in the first-floor Link Gallery. Both are free and open to the public.

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum

When: On display now

For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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"Living and Working on a Canal Boat" Live Historical Reenactment

While repairing the deck of the Nathan Roberts replica canal boat in the garden of the Erie Canal Museum, historic reenactor Dennis Heaphy will interact with visitors in costume and character as his great-great-grandfather Thomas Heaphy, who arrived in Syracuse on a canal boat in 1848. Free and open to the public.

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum

When: July 23 & July 26, 10am-4pm

For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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Wednesday at the Weighlock

Wednesdays at the Weighlock extends hours at the Erie Canal Museum with live music by Eric Wise, cash bar, food from the Sassy Taco Food Truck, fun things for kids to do, and a fabulous Museum to explore. Free and open to the public.

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum

When: Wednesday, July 25, 5pm-7pm

For more info: www.eriecanalmuseum.org

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Moonlight: A Dance Under the Stars

Enjoy an evening of dancing under the stars with live music from the Stan Colella Orchestra outside the Eleven Waters patio at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. In between dances, grab a drink from the outdoor bar and enjoy passed appetizers and dessert. Cafe lighting will be strung overhead to create a beautiful moonlit night (even if the skies aren't totally clear!).

Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown Eleven Waters patio, 100 E. Onondaga St.

When: Thursday, July 26, 6pm-9pm

Cost: Free

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Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of historic Downtown Syracuse conducted by the Erie Canal Museum. The tour will examine the Erie Canal's history and impact on the economy and social life of the city, as well as how the neighborhood has changed since the days when the Canal ran right through downtown. $10 general public, free for Erie Canal Museum members.

Where: 318 Erie Blvd E., Erie Canal Museum

When: Friday, July 27, 11am

For more infowww.eriecanalmuseum.org

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Jazz Up Your Lunch Series: Stan Colella All-Star Band

Attend a free summer jazz concert during your lunch break. The Stan Colella All-Star Band is organized through the City of Syracuse Parks Deptartment and will be playing at various downtown parks. The jazz band showcases some of the finest high school musicians from Syracuse.

Monday, July 23, 1:00PM in Hanover Square
Tuesday, July 24, Noon in Clinton Square
Wednesday, July 25, 11:30AM in Fayette Park
Thursday, July 26, 2:00PM in Armory Square
Friday, July 27, 11:00AM in Perseverance Park 

Stan Colella All Star

Docent-Led Tours of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Take a docent-led tour of the newly-renovated Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Where: 259 E. Onondaga St.

When: Friday, July 27, 10 am & 2 pm
           Saturday, July 28, 11 am
           Sunday, July 29, 3 pm

The Cathedral will also be open to the public to catch a glimpse of the new construction and ornate details at the following times:
Friday, July 27, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, July 28, 9 am - Noon and 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 29, 7 am - 5:10 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 27-29, 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

St. Paul’s Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church, will hold its popular Rummage Sale during the Americu Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. The Rummage Sale includes clothes, household items, linens, small appliances, books, furniture, toys, jewelry, decorative items and collectibles at bargain prices. Cookies will be available for $1 a bag; water is free. Bathrooms are open to the public. On Saturday, July 28th children are invited to make their own Sidewalk Chalk Art.

St. Paul's Syracuse Open Church

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

St. Paul's Syracuse Outdoor Children's Craft Table

Visit the outdoor children's craft table on the Fayette Street side of the church. Little ones can color and do crafts with the Director of Sunday School, Debbie Santucci.

Where: 310 Montgomery St.

When: July 27-29, Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-4pm

For more info:  http://www.stpaulsyr.org/

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Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society

Stop by the Guardian Angel Society's booth at 264 East Onondaga Street across from the Cathedral, to learn more about their mission to support the education of local children in need.  Father Joseph Champlin's books will be available for purchase as well as Guardian Angel Society merchandise, including the Kid's Design Christmas Cards. 

Where: 264 E. Onondaga St., Columbus Circle

When: July 27-29, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5pm

For more info:  www.guardianangelsoc.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 29, 4pm-8pm

For more info:  www.philanthropicfoodies.org

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