10 CNY Events to End April

Check out these local events to close out April.

April showers shall bring May flowers, and hopefully the frost did not get the best of the environment. Yet, despite the weather, the number of events keep growing in number and size in Central New York.

This is definitely a weekend for the community arts: film, singing and music, literature, comedy, exhibits, magic, craft beer, running — yes, running is an art — and more.

This Top 10 list will be even more difficult to put together. However, no matter how many times I sprain my finger from typing, I hope you get out and about. There are too many things to do.

Community Cabaret

homer_logoA fundraiser and effort by Center for the Arts of Homer and Miss Pride of NY Foundation is a two-evening festival that celebrates community members and their talents.

Friday | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday | 7 p.m.


Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30
Cost: $10/adults, $8/ages 12-17, $5/ages 6-11; Free/ages 5 and under | Buy Online | (607) 479-4900

Fuku’d Up Art Show

13051649_10156696783365251_8369419956516432894_nSyracuse University alum, artist and activist Jacob Alan Roberts will be featured in this exhibit of new artwork. Chad Boogz will feature a photo exhibit, and misic will be provided by DJ Afar and DJ BuckyBlends.

Where: House of S. Jaye, 233 N. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 29 | 5-10 p.m.
Cost: $5/person


J. Ryan’s Cask Festival

1385836_10151951533769375_1142792711_nThe annual cask festival is back, featuring crafts from Green Flash Brewing, Abita Brewing, Roc Brewing and several more.

Friday | 4-9 p.m.
Saturday | 2-7 p.m.
Sunday | 1-6 p.m.


Where: J. Ryan’s Pub, 253 E. Water St., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1
Cost: $30/all you can sample, $6/pint, $3/sample | 399-5533

Janis Siegel

200405_134b_span9The Manhattan Transfer singer teams up with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra to celebrate CNY Jazz’s 20th Concert Cabaret season.

Where: Sheraton University Hotel, 801 University Ave., Syracuse
When: Sunday, May 1 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $30/day of, $25/advance, $10/student | 479-JAZZ


Magical Mayhem

Three magic shows are taking place this weekend, featuring all local talent and each event is family friendly. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss them.

wade_stairsWade the Magician

Where: NOPL at N. Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Ln., N. Syracuse
When: Friday, April 29 | 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free | 458-6184



734324_10151360264229827_875969636_nMagical John

Where: Funny Bone Syracuse, Destiny USA
When: Saturday, April 30| 4 p.m.
Cost: $7/advance, $8/door | Buy Online | 423-8669



13103398_1022849464465428_6040498622795545677_nSalt City Magic Club

Where: The Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult, $5/under 10 | Buy Online | 885-8960


Mountain Goat Run

12509250_10153124047237757_2779950104114242161_nThis is a last call to sign up, but it doesn’t cost a darn thing to volunteer or attend to cheer on friends and family participating in the walk, 3K or 10K.

Kids Half Mile Fun Run | 8:50 a.m.
3K & 10 K | 9:15 a.m.
3K only | 9:15 a.m.
10K only | 10:15 a.m.
Two-person Relay | 10:15 a.m.

Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse
When: Sunday, May 1
Cost: Register Online

Savoca & Heitzman

12932656_1129137460470618_3554946470198958347_nPowerhouse duo of folk musicians with ties to Syracuse celebrate music and the CD release of Shook the Trees. Good Nature Brewing will be in house and pouring their crafts.

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Saturday, April 30 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $22/day of | Buy Online | 655-9193



12472325_10153365326110997_6076968110843401211_nThe annual spring film festival returns for a four-day run at The Palace Theatre, featuring local, national and international filmmakers and their work. Click here for the full schedule.

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1
Cost: $10/person (one day), $15/couple (one day), $25/festival pass, $40/festival pass (couple) | Buy Online | 671-2188 or 706-2147


Symphoria: Birth of the Concerto

CAS_Birth-1200x500REVFeatures violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo, playing concerto pieces from Bach, Corelli and Mendelssohn.

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, May 1 | 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $35/adult, $15/senior, $5/student, Free/ages under 18 | Buy Online | 299-5598


Tig Notaro

Comedienne known for her observational humor and new Amazon series, One Mississippi, pays a visit to Ithaca State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W. State St., Ithaca
Saturday, April 30 | 8 p.m.
$31, $36|
Buy Online | (607) 277-8283



Editor’s PickSpring Writes Literary Festival

spring_writes_and_capFour-day literature event features a variety of events: panel discussions, spoken word and theatrical performances, workshops and more. Be sure to follow the link for the full schedule and specifics.

Where: Various venues, Ithaca
When: Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1
Cost: Free (for the most part) | (607) 273-5072


Chiefs of Spring

All baseball games are played at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse. Box office phone: 474-7833.

NBT Bank Stadium. Photo by Christopher Malone.Dollar Thursday & Ugly Sweater Night

Opponent: Pawtucket
Thursday, April 28 | 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online


Fireworks Friday & Latavius Murray Autographs

Opponent: Pawtucket
Friday, April 29 | 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Bark in the Park (Dogs get in for $5)

Opponent: Pawtucket
Thursday, April 30 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Family Sunday: ALS Day, Meet the Chiefs, Mike Timlin Autographs

Opponent: Pawtucket
Sunday, April 1 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online


Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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

NYS Skills USA Championships

Friday, April 22 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Horticulture Building
Thursday, April 28 – Friday, April 29
Cost: Must be pre-registerd | More Info | 942-9200

Syracuse PHA Horse Show

Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 7:30

Where: Toyota Coliseum
Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1
Cost: Free | More Info | 436-1933

CNY Irish Feish

The 25th Annual Irish step dance competition features participants from all over the Northeast and Canada.

Where: Horticulture Building
Saturday, April 30
Cost: Free | More Info | 715-2362

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 56 degrees / 39 degrees
Conditions: Mostly cloudy, but slightly 100 percent sun.


Temperature: 56 degrees / 36 degrees
Conditions: Free rain.


Temperature: 61 degrees / 42 degrees
Conditions: Only partly cloudy; ergo, mostly sunny.


Temperature: 54 degrees / 43 degrees
Conditions: Light rain as opposed to heavy rain.

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