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Downtown Beautification

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 are ways you can contribute to our downtown beautification efforts.

Hanging Flower Baskets

The gorgeous hanging flower baskets that bloom throughout the summer in Downtown Syracuse are tended by the Downtown Committee and hang in the Cathedral Square, Hanover Square, Salina Street, Clinton Square and Armory Square neighborhoods of downtown. This season, a record 355 baskets will dress downtown's streets in vibrant shades of purple. 

Thank you to those who made the 2016 Hanging Flower Basket program possible:

Partnership Properties & JF Real Estate Inc.

Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association

Armory Square  Association

First Niagara Bank

Key Bank

M&T Bank


MONEY Federal Credit Union

Barclay Damon

Paramount Realty 

The Oncenter

Cushman Wakefield Pyramid Brokerage 

Onondaga Tower

CBD Companies

Rapid Response Monitoring Services 

Salina Street Partners

BTI The Travel Consultants

XCNY Properties

Prime Steakhouse

Syracuse Media Group


Bank of New York Mellon

The 499 Building 


Biz, Inc.

Midnight Sun

Ale 'n' Angus Pub

SKY Armory 

Billinson Law Office 

Greater Syracuse Land Bank 

Lindsay Weichert

 Lynn Pascale

 Kathleen Resch

 Zimmerman Law Office

  Jefferson Clinton Hotel

Would you like to help us increase Downtown Syracuse's Flower Power by making a contribution to the maintenance of the hanging basket program?  Use the PayPal button below:

**If purchasing more than 5 flower baskets, please contact the Downtown Committee at 315-422-8284 for special processing.

Select # of Flower Baskets You Wish to Sponsor

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Have a part of downtown that’s special to you that you’d like to take an active part in sprucing up? The Downtown Committee can work with you if you’d like to start a cleanup crew or if you’d like to make a donation towards a specific item in downtown’s public space (such as plantings, benches, bike racks to name just a few). Contact us to learn how. 

Partners in Planting 

Calling all Promising Planters, Character Cultivators, and Master Gardeners… The Downtown Committee is proud to offer a highly visible program that combines employee engagement and downtown beautification to transform the Downtown Syracuse landscape. The Partners in Planting program bolsters downtown employees’ pride in their neighborhood by inviting employees to plant flowers and shrubs in empty street planters.

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In June, 2015, the inaugural group of Partners in Planting participants - a group of employees from Young Leaders United, a division of the United Way - rolled up their sleeves to plant four flower beds at the intersection of Washington and Warren Streets. When they finished planting, they traded their gardening tools for garbage bags, to participate in a downtown clean-up. In partnership with Pioneer Companies, Young Leaders United presented an exciting streetscape and encouraged walkability to ensure Downtown Syracuse stands out as a destination. The group returned in June, 2016, along with The Bonadio Group for even more coverage.

*For more information about this program, please send a note to mail@downtownsyracuse.com, or call 315-422-8284.