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Date(s) - 02/24/2013
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Syracuse and Onondaga County


Sunday, February 24th

BREAKFAST with H.O.N.Y., HUGGIE, & SNOW BALL – 9am – 11:30am; PJ’s Pub and Grill, 116 Walton Street.  For a nominal charge, families can enjoy a breakfast with H.O.N.Y., Huggie, and Snow Ball; Syracuse Winterfest’s kid-friendly costumed polar bears that have become very popular characters.  Fee: $5 for children up to 10 yrs. and $8 for adults.  Media Sponsor: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

MOOSE MILE KIDS FUN RUN – 9:30am; Onondaga Lake Park.  Entry is Free.  For information see Lake Effect Half-Marathon below.

LAKE EFFECT HALF-MARATHON AND FREE MOOSE MILE FUN RUN – 10:00am; Onondaga Lake Park.  Featuring a flat 3.3 mile out and back, spectator friendly course which is run twice to get to 13.1miles.  Runners can the event as a tune-up to check on fitness level for other goal races in spring or summer such full marathon or the Syracuse 70.3 Ironman on June 23.  The Half-Marathon is sold out, but please get on the waiting list for 2014.  Registration is FREE and open for the Moose Mile fun run.  The event website is  Proceeds from the race will benefit Ophelia’s Place, a 501-c-3 charity based in Liverpool, NY that supports people dealing with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues.

CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 10am – 6pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College.  See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm, Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. See Sat., February 16th.

EXHIBIT: “Nouveau Risqué: A Perspective on Women and Progress”- 11am – 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building.  See Thurs., February 14th.

EXHIBIT: NEIL WELLIVER PRINTS – 11am – 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building.  See Thurs., February 14th.

KIDS KARNIVAL – 11am – 4pm.  See Fri., Feb. 22nd.  Presented by: Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God Academy.  Media Sponsor: Radio Disney

CHOWDER COOKOFF – 11am – 3pm; Hanover Square.  Presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse, the cook-off pits area restaurants and others against each other to see who has the best chowder in CNY. The cook off yields some interesting creations as the public will be able to taste for themselves during the public sampling  beginning approximately 2;30pm and then vote for the people’s Choice Award. A panel of celebrities will choose the winning entries, and the winners will receive plaques and cash awards. Sponsors: Onondaga Beverage Corp. and Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc.; Media Sponsors: B104.7 and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

SESAME STREET LIVE: Elmo Makes Music – 11:30pm & 3pm; Landmark Theatre,  362 S. Salina St.  See Fri., February 22nd.

SUNDAY BLUES BRUNCH -11:30am – 2:30pm; Empire Brewing Co.  Live music from The Super Delinquents

BLOODY MARY MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm.  Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Bloody Mary Mix in Syracuse. Enjoy the variety as ticket holders will sample these creations and vote for their favorite. Competitors will be judged on taste and presentation. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at any participating restaurant presale or at the POD in Hanover Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running during the event or participants can walk to competing restaurants. Participating establishments: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Holmes Pub, Kokomo’s Bar & Grill, Limerick Pub, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Syracuse Suds Factory, Twist Ultra Lounge, and Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro.   Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at PJ’s Pub & Grill.  Sponsor: PODS and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm; starts at Hanover Square.  Continuous free shuttle service between Winterfest’s major downtown venues.  Simply hop aboard the bustling Winterfest Express at any designated site or you can start at the corner of Salina and Water Streets near Hanover Square. The bus stops briefly at each location and continues on, returning to that stop again in 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the day Sponsor: Centro

WING WALK – Noon – 5pm. A Winterfest favorite!  Wing Walkers can purchase a ticket for $10 pre-sale at participating establishments until Sat., Feb. 23rd at 3pm, or for $12 in Hanover Square on the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running dring the event or patrons can walk to competing restaurants to sample the wings and vote for their favorite.  Participating establishments: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.,  J. Ryan’s, Niko’s, OC’s Fat Boy BBQ, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Syracuse Suds Factory, and Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro.  All are invited to an “after the Wing Walk” party at PJ’s Pub & Grill starting at 5pm where winners will be announced and prizes awarded.  Sponsor: Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc. and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR, Hot107.9 and Syracuse New Times

HAMMOND JAMMIN’ IX – Noon – 6pm; Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.  Hammond Jammin’s annual celebration of the classic Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker is back again for a 9th edition!  Also back to host is “B-3 Bonanza” DJ Eric Cohen.   Spend the afternoon enjoying the musical talents of some of CNY’s best keyboard artists: Host band Gerry Testa & Front Street, Dave Flansburg with In Too deep, Steve Schad with Steppes N’ Wolf tribute set, Paulie Scire and friends, Bill Barry with special guests, Mike Davis with Michael Davis Plus, Jimmy Cox & Family, and Dave Solazzo Band.   Admission is free.  Drink specials and food available.  For more information call Gerry at 458-8753.  Sponsor: Atlantic Hammond & Leslie; Media Sponsors:  WAER FM88 and Syracuse New Times

ICE CARVING – 1pm – 3pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square.  Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.

CARDIO-SALSA & LATIN MOVEMENT – 1pm – 2pm; One Village Dance Centre, 117 Harvard Place(off Westcott St.)  See Thurs., February 14th.

SU Women’s LACROSSE – 1pm, vs. Univ. of Virginia; Carrier Dome.

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “The Merchant of Venice” – 2pm; SU Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St.  See Fri., February 15th.

SU Men’s LACROSSE – 4pm, vs. Army; Carrier Dome.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH HOCKEY – 3pm, vs. Connecticut Whale; Onondaga County War Memorial Arena.

CONCERT: The Jazzuits sing Frank Sinatra with Ronnie Leigh – 4pm; Campus Center/ James Commons at Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse.  World-class jazz singer, Ronnie Leigh, joins the Jazzuits with his renditions of Frank Sinatra’s hit recordings, including “Come Fly With Me,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” & much more. Tickets: $10 general public, $8 seniors, $5 students.  Info: (315)445-4200.

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – See Fri., February 15th.

TEAM TRIVIA FINALS – 7pm; PJ’s Pub & Grill, 116 Walton St. Enjoy a lively evening of teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere.  Teams representing several local bars & taverns, who’ve been competing the previous two weeks, will face off for the title!  Hosted by Brian Cocca.  Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

CONCERT: Aaron Carter with special guests Big Dan’s iPad Experience, Leo LeMay, Jay Loftus, Project Boy Machine – Doors 7pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse. All Ages Admitted. Admission: $20.  Info:

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm: Wise Guys Comedy Club, 201 S. Salina St., Syracuse.
Michael Malone & John Garrett.  Admission: $15.