10 CNY Events Parading Around Town This Weekend

Parade Day and more this weekend in Syracuse.

Parade day is this weekend, but not all of us are all about the large crowds, lack of parking and hectic running around. However, Syracuse does have the second largest parade in the state, and we should be grateful for this.

It is looking to be a great weekend, and we’re still holding on to the fair weather. Why not make it a weekend to enjoy all that is good in our city. For those not looking for the obvious, here are some fun events to be aware of.

Irish Road Bowling

irish-road-bowlingBowling meets golf in this rolling tournament. Be the team to finish the course with the least amount of tosses.

Where: Onondaga Lake Parkway, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool
When: Sunday, March 13 | 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $100/4-person team | 453-6712



Maple Syrup Workshops

Beaver Lake

The Sweetest Time Of Year Maple SyrupThere are a couple opportunities to surely stick with you every weekend in March.

Saturdays: It’s Maple Syrup Time! | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays: Pancake Breakfast | 9 a.m. – noon | $3-$5
Sundays: It’s Maple Syrup Time! | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville
When: Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13
Cost: See above. | 638-2519

Green Lakes State Park

Enjoy all that is naturally sweet, and learn a few things.

12-1 p.m. — Learn about the maple syrup making process
1-2 p.m. — Tree identification hike and learn of the types of taps
2-3 p.m. — Maple treats and hot beverages for all!

Where: Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville
When: Saturday, March 12 | Noon
Cost: Free (Not a bad deal, eh?) | 637-6111

A Night at the Opera

Ginger-Costa-Jackson-Opera-Singer-Mezzo-Soprano-Carmen-Tri-Cities-Opera-Binghamton-New-York-13-690x260Tri-Cities Opera Company will perform in a traditional European style dinner cabaret, continuing the annual event for its fifth year in a row.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, March 12 | 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors, cocktail hour)
Cost: $50/person, $350/table | Call to Reserve: (607) 749-4900 / (877) 749-ARTS


Our Town

Our_Town_Logo_2-377x420Liam Fitzpatrick directs one of the most beloved American plays, following two small town families.

Friday, March 11 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 | 2 p.m.

Where: The Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, March 19
Cost: $17/Thursdays & Sundays; $20/Fridays & Saturdays| Buy Online | 885-8960

Rockin’ the Redhouse

12742729_10153711256727034_6347498359203094904_nThe fundraiser to benefit educational programming is in its fourth year with The Redhouse features eight local corporate bands:

Petty Ca$h (Bank of New York Mellon)
Six Pack (Anheuser Busch)
Old School (Manlius Pepple Hill)
Defence Mechanism (Lockheed Martin)
CX Dinosaurs (CXtec)
Actuators (Young & Franklin),
The Verdict (Bousquet Holstein Law Firm),
The Chillerz (Carrier Corporation)

Where: The Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse
When: Friday, March 11 | 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors, cocktail hour)
Cost: $10/advance, $15/door | Buy Online | 682-2785

Salt City Improv

12814474_1110799172274701_4581642918387801037_nAn evening of improv features long-form opener SkittleFit and short-form headliner Pork Pie Hat. Portion of the proceeds will go to the Save the Children refugee crisis fund.

Where: Salt City Improv Theatre, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 12 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 | 410-1962


Sleeping Beauty

sleepingbeutySyracuse City Ballet returns to the Crouse Hinds stage to retell this timeless fairytale for a two-night performance.

Friday, March 11 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 | 2 p.m.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, March 11 & Sunday, March 13
Cost: $17, 31.50, $55/adults; $10/we and under | Buy Online |435-2121

St. Paddy’s Day at the Cosmopolitan Building

12728886_670453339723869_5168035109718940721_nL.R.S. Records and Stout Beard Brewing Company present a day long extravaganza with craft beer and live music by:

David Montanye – 11:00 a.m.
Steve Tarnow Music – 11:45 a.m.
All Poets & Heroes – 12:30 p.m.
Matthew Blake V & The Blues Dragons – 1:15 p.m.
Charley Orlando Music – 2:00 p.m.
Mattydale Music Collective – 2:45 p.m.
The Surrogates – 3:30 p.m.
The Cuddlefish – 4:15 p.m.
Stonelord Brothers – 5:00 p.m.
Dave Mallon – 5:45 p.m.
Shore Acres Drive – 6:30 p.m.
Bridge Under Fire – 7:15 p.m.
Ohne-ká and the Burning River – 8:00 p.m.
The Stacy White Suite – 8:45 p.m.
The Amazing Shakes – 9:30 p.m.
Judge Gazza – 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Cosmopolitan Building, 1153 W. Fayette St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 12| 10 p.m. – ??:??
Cost: $10 (Apologies for those reading the newsletter. Due to the excitement of this show, I accidentally listed it as free. It’s not.)

St. Patrick’s Parade Party

skyarmory_logoEnjoy the parade, food a la carte and Irish music in style at SKY Armory. Part of the proceeds will benefit the St. Patrick’s Parade Hunger Project.

Where: SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/person | Buy Online | 473-0826


Symphoria: Motion Dynamics

sparkmotionMusic meets visual arts when CirqOvation teams up with Symphoria for a multimedia performance at the science museum.

Where: Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/adult, $20/senior, $5/student, Free/18 and under | Buy Online | 299-5598


Editor’s Pick: Gary Menke

300x300-9I saw this guy perform Wednesday evening at Funny Bone in Destiny USA after the local comics competed in Clash of the Comics, and the guy exceeded expectations. He also is an advocate for autism, raising money for various organizations and the founder of Ha Ha for Autusim benefit show.

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, Syracuse
When: Thursday, March 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 | Buy Online | 423-8669

Wild World of Sports

Syracuse Crunch

crunchThe Crunch seeks to cage the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, March 12 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Syracuse Crunch

Syracuse CrunchThe Crunch hosts the Rochester Americans.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 12 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444


Syracuse Silver Knights

ssk-facebook-logoThe Silver Knights compete in the second round playoff game against the Baltimore Blast.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, March 13| 4 p.m.
Cost: $17.50 (adult), $14.50 (youth) | 303-7261


Weekend at the Fairgrounds

logoThe Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse.

Greater Syracuse Antiques Expo

Saturday, March 12 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Where: Horticulture Building
When: Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13
Cost: $7/adults, $8/weekend pass, Free/12 and under | Website | 686-5789

Motorsports Expo

Saturday, March 12 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Center of Progress
When: Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13
Cost: $30/family of four pass, $20/adult two-day pass, $12/adults, $5/child, Free/6 and under | Website | 738-8003

12th Annual Meatball Madness

Food and meatball-heavy fundraiser for the Elmcrest Children’s Center.

Where: International Pavilion
When: Sunday, March 13
Cost: $45/family of four ($40/advance), $15/adult ($13/advance), $10/child ($8/advance), Free/6 and under | Website | 446-6250 x334

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


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(#TBT to the time when Jennifer Aniston had issues with a leprechaun.)

Temperature: 57 degrees / 37 degrees
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Temperature: 45 degrees / 31 degrees
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Temperature: 62 degrees / 39 degrees
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Temperature: 58 degrees / 44 degrees
Conditions: normal.



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