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Downtown Syracuse is ALIVE with Attractions All Year Round!

Downtown Syracuse is a four-season destination with dynamic entertainment featuring vibrant art and theater performances, exciting family-friendly experiences, exhilarating sporting events, enriching cultural and historical exhibits, amazing outdoor festivals and much more! The atmosphere in Downtown Syracuse is electric, with so many incredible options to be entertained, you’ll keep coming back for more!

 
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Downtown Committee Signature Events

 
Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks
 
 
Spring Progress Breakfast
 
 
Earth Day Cleanup
 
 
DC Annual Meeting
 
 
Downtown Farmers Market
 
 
Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
Downtown Living Tour
 
 
Fall Progress Breakfast
 
 
Holidays in Downtown Syracuse
 

Recurring Events

2/08/2023 (All day)
CNY Artist Initiative: Jamie Young Exhibit
Runs 1/28/2023 - 3/12/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

CNY Artist Initiative: Jamie Young Exhibit

The CNY Artist Initiative builds upon the Everson’s ongoing support of the region’s vibrant arts community through a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. Each year, Everson curators select six artists to display their work in solo exhibitions at the Museum. Selections are based on the innovative quality of the work, how the work aligns with the Museum’s mission, and its relevance to the community.

Jamie Young
On view: January 28 – March 12, 2023
Jamie Young is a photographer based in Syracuse, New York. His work has often focused on the natural world as a source of spiritual redemption and renewal in a time of cultural upheavals and challenges. Young has traveled extensively in Iceland over the last 25 years, and his ongoing Icelandic series documents both the extraordinary solace of the country’s geology and landscapes and the land’s rapid transformations due to climate change. He also runs a professional photography business and teaches photography and wood & metal fabrication at local universities.

Visit everson.org/exhibitions for more information.

Date/Time2/08/2023 (All day)
Runs1/28/2023 - 3/12/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/08/2023 (All day)
Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Runs 2/04/2023 - 5/21/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art

On view: February 4—May 21, 2023

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings—beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat—experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today’s pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.

Date/Time2/08/2023 (All day)
Runs2/04/2023 - 5/21/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/08/2023 (All day)
50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Runs 1/28/2023 - 5/14/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection

On view: January 28—May 14, 2023

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work’s 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work’s permanent collection over the past fifty years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.

Date/Time2/08/2023 (All day)
Runs1/28/2023 - 5/14/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/08/2023 (All day)
Chromania - Exhibit
Runs 1/21/2023 - 5/07/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Chromania - Exhibit

In the depths of a cold and gray Central New York winter, color is an essential therapy. The Everson embraces this impulse with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter blues away. In the wake of Impressionism, twentieth century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by. Beginning with Albers’ iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson’s collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus’ ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.

Visit everson.org/exhibitions for more information.

Date/Time2/08/2023 (All day)
Runs1/21/2023 - 5/07/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/12/2023 2:00 PM
Creative Sundays
Runs 1/22/2023 - 3/26/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Creative Sundays

Free with Museum Admission

Join us at the Everson for Creative Sundays from 2 to 4pm! Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to drop in for a free instructor-led hands-on art activity. Each Sunday we’ll feature activities inspired by our current exhibitions and permanent collections. Activities could include painting, clay sculpting, drawing, building and so much more.

Visit everson.org for more information

Date/Time2/12/2023 2:00 PM
Runs1/22/2023 - 3/26/2023
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/13/2023 (Multi-time)
COME FROM AWAY
Runs 2/14/2023 - 2/19/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

COME FROM AWAY

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped.

On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

The Saturday, February 18 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date2/13/2023
Multiple Times

February 14 at 7:30PM

February 15 at 7:30PM

February 16 at 7:30PM

February 17 at 7:30PM

February 18 at 2PM and 8PM

February 19 at 1PM and 6:30PM

Runs2/14/2023 - 2/19/2023
Cost$35-$82
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
2/19/2023 (Multi-time)
Winter Arts Camp
Runs 2/20/2023 - 2/24/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Winter Arts Camp

Join us for the Everson’s 2023 Winter Art Camp: Common Ground. Inspired by the Everson’s latest exhibition, Common Ground, which showcases ceramic pieces from around the world, students will learn about cultures and traditions through objects found within the exhibition.

24, students will embark on a journey to create their own world fully imagined with maps, characters, cultures, and institutions through artistic disciplines such as ceramics, sculpture, songwriting, costume-design, painting, digital drawing and illustration, and more. Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate each student as they let their imaginations run wild!

Date2/19/2023
Multiple Times

Half Day Camp
Morning Session: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00–4:00pm

Full Day Camp
9:00am–4:00pm

Runs2/20/2023 - 2/24/2023
CostSee website for specific rates
Contact Phone315-474-6064
Contact Emailsmerten@everson.org
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/19/2023 (Multi-time)
Everson Winter Arts Camp: Common Ground (Ages 8-12)
Runs 2/20/2023 - 2/24/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Everson Winter Arts Camp: Common Ground (Ages 8-12)

Join us for the Everson’s 2023 Winter Art Camp: Common Ground. Inspired by the Everson’s latest exhibition Common Ground, which showcases ceramic pieces from around the world, students will learn about numerous cultures and traditions through objects found within the exhibition. Over the course of five days, students will embark on a journey to create their own world fully imagined with maps, characters, cultures, and institutions through artistic disciplines such as ceramics, sculpture, songwriting, costume-design, painting, digital drawing and illustration, and more. Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate each student as they let their imaginations run wild!

Date2/19/2023
Multiple Times

Full Day Camp
9:00am–4:00pm

Half Day Camp
Morning Session: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00–4:00pm

Runs2/20/2023 - 2/24/2023
CostFull Day: $244 Members | $305 Non-Members, Half Day: $120 Members | $150 Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/24/2023 (Multi-time)
Syracuse City Ballet presents Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”
Runs 2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
 

Syracuse City Ballet presents Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”

A fairy godmother, a noble prince, hilarious stepsisters, and enchanting fairies, Syracuse City Ballet is finally bringing Cinderella back to the Crouse House Hinds Theater after 2020’s canceled production.

Date2/24/2023
Multiple Times

• Sat., Feb. 25; 2 p.m.
• Sat., Feb. 25; 6 p.m.;
• Sun., Feb. 26; 2 p.m.

Runs2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
Cost$35+
Contact Phone315-883-0327
Contact Emailinfo@syracusecityballet.com
VenueCrouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-435-8000
2/24/2023 (Multi-time)
PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”
Runs 2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”

Calling all good citizens! The PAW Patrol is yelping for help as they face their greatest challenge yet. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo-Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world. It’s up to the pups to catch those clones, rescue Robo-Dog and show that when the going gets “ruff,” lending a paw makes you the ultimate TOP HERO!

Date2/24/2023
Multiple Times

Saturday, February 25 at 10 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 26 at 10:00 A.M.

Runs2/25/2023 - 2/26/2023
CostPrices range from $20 - $90 (before any fees).
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
3/16/2023 6:00 PM
Salt + Pepper
Runs 3/16/2023 - 7/20/2023
Everson Museum of Art
 

Salt + Pepper

Thursdays, March 16, May 18, July 20

6:00-7:00pm

Free Third Thursday Admission (5:00-8:00pm)

They say good food is just another expression of art. We think so too! That’s why the Everson Museum of Art is thrilled to present Salt & Pepper, an art/food series with lively conversations between a chef preparing their meal, and an artist working on their craft! The artists and chefs will discuss the culture, history, and technique’s inherent within their given creative practices. The chef will also provide samples of their dishes to purchase so you can engage with this program through another sense: taste!

March 16: Mamma Hai’s& TBD

May 18: Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen & Artist David Macdonald

July 20: Cake Bar & Artist Ellen Blalock

Visit everson.org/events for more information.

Date/Time3/16/2023 6:00 PM
Runs3/16/2023 - 7/20/2023
CostFree.
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
3/17/2023 (Multi-time)
Bluey’s Big Play
Runs 3/17/2023 - 3/18/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

Bluey’s Big Play

This is Bluey’s Big Play, For Real Life.

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and

Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and

cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy®

award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by

Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you,

featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it

before, brought to real life.

Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in

association with Windmill Theatre Co.

VIP

VIP Package Offer: Each attendee must hold a valid ticket, in any price category to Bluey’s Big Play plus purchase a VIP Package ticket uplift to gain exclusive access to:

• Meet & Greet Photo opportunity

• Bluey VIP Lanyard

• Bluey VIP Gift

A strictly limited number of VIP Packages are available.

Additionally

• Any child who has celebrated their first birthday must have a paid ticket. Prices are subject to demand and can change at any time.

• Doors open one hour before the time on your ticket.

Date3/17/2023
Multiple Times

03/17 at 6:00 P.M.
03/18 at 10:30 A.M., 2:00 P.M., and 5:30 P.M.

Runs3/17/2023 - 3/18/2023
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
4/14/2023 (Multi-time)
STOMP
Runs 4/14/2023 - 4/15/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

STOMP

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Date4/14/2023
Multiple Times

April 14 at 7:30PM
April 15 at 2:00PM
April 15 at 8:00PM

Runs4/14/2023 - 4/15/2023
Cost$29-$65.
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
5/09/2023 (Multi-time)
Dear Evan Hansen
Runs 5/09/2023 - 5/14/2023
Landmark Theatre
 

Dear Evan Hansen

WINNER OF SIX TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
AND GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony®, and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Saturday, May 13 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date5/09/2023
Multiple Times

May 9 at 7:30PM
May 10 at 7:30PM
May 11 at 7:30PM
May 12 at 7:30PM
May 13 at 2PM and 8PM
May 14 at 1PM and 6:30PM

Runs5/09/2023 - 5/14/2023
Cost$30-$87 depending on performance and seating.
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202