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Date(s) - 02/22/2015
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Syracuse and Onondaga County


Sunday, February 22nd


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

LAKE EFFECT HALF-MARATHON AND FREE MOOSE MILE FUN RUN – 9:30am; 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 use 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. The 4th annual Half-Marathon is sold out, but please get on the waiting list for 2016. Registration is FREE and open for the Moose Mile fun run. 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. Info:

2015 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 6pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 37th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 10am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool. See Fri., Feb. 20th.

COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW – 10am – 4pm; Horticulture Building, NYS Fairgrounds. See Fri., Feb. 20th.

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

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

GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF CNY – Noon – 5pm; Carol Watson Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights Rd., Lafayette. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

KIDS KARNIVAL – Noon – 4pm; City Hall Commons Atrium, across from Hanover Square. See Sat., Feb. 14th. Presented by: The Face Paint Lady. Media Sponsor: Family Times.

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 GoMinis 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: Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Limerick Pub, Modern Malt, Syracuse Suds Factory, and The Penny. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Syracuse Suds Factory. Sponsor: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm. See Sat., Feb. 14th 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: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Funk & Waffles, Maxwell’s, Otro Cinco, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, and Syracuse Suds Factory. All are invited to an “after the Wing Walk” party at Syracuse Suds Factory 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’ XI – Noon – 6pm; Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It’s back for number eleven with the biggest show yet celebrating the classic Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker! Spend the afternoon enjoying the musical talents of some of CNY’s best keyboard artists: Gerry Testa & Plan B, Rick Jewett with The Lawless Brothers, Shane Storto and Timeline, the Paulie Scire Group, Bill Barry and friends, Mike ‘Groove’ Davis Plus featuring Skip Murphy, Jimmy Cox & Family, Al Petroff with The Shakedown Revival, and Dave Solazzo and Unskilled Labor. Admission is free. Food and drink available for purchase. For more information call Gerry at 458-8753. Sponsor: Atlantic Hammond & Leslie S&K Sound Productions; Media Sponsors: 95.3 & 103.9FM The Dinosaur, WAER FM88, and Syracuse New Times

SU Women’s BASKETBALL – Noon, vs. Pittsburgh; Carrier Dome.

LEMOYNE Men’s LACROSSE – Noon, Ted Grant Field at Athletic Turf Complex, 1419 Salt Springs Road. vs. Wheeling Jesuit University.

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., Feb. 12th.

LIVE! AT THE EVERSON MUSEUM – 2pm; Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse. Vibrant American and Russian Music performed by cellist Gregory Wood and pianist Fred Karpoff with guest soprano Laura Enslin. Music of Foss, Previn, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Tickets: $20 at the door, and students are free. OnCenter garage parking is $2.50 with CMM stamped ticket.

PLAY: “Jerry’s Story” – 2pm; Onondaga Historical Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse. . In recognition of Black History Month, travel with William “Jerry” Henry as he escapes slavery in Missouri, seeks safety in New York State and finally finds his freedom in Canada. The most famous event of his dangerous journey took place right here in Syracuse, the 1851 “Jerry Rescue.” Meet those who hindered him as well those who helped him on his search for liberty in this compelling, two-person presentation. OHA Members, teachers and students: $10; general public: $12. Reservations are suggested, call (315)428-1864 x312 from Mon-Fri 8-3:30.

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” – 2pm; Empire Theater, NYS Fairgrounds. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

ENTERTAINMENT – 3pm – 7pm; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. New Day

SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 4pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. Rochester Lancers. Info:

CONCERT: Jazzuits sing Disney – 4pm; Campus Center/ James Commons at Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. The Le Moyne College Jazzuits perform Disney tunes with a twist of jazz, including “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” from The Aristocats, “Trashin’ the Camp” from Tarzan, and “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book, featuring special guest Nancy Kelly. Reserved seating: $15 general public, $10 seniors, $5 students; General admission: $5 adults, free for students. Info: (315)445-4200 or

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – See Mon., Feb. 16th.

MARDI GRAS KICKOFF BALLROOM DANCE – 6pm – 9pm; Pensabene’s Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd. (between W. Genesee St. and Hiawatha Blvd.) Fat Tuesday is Feb. 17 and we are celebrating Mardi Gras in grand style! Come in a costume and mask to the ball. Enjoy the waltz, foxtrot, tango, rhumba, etc. in a festive evening of dancing and socializing. Lesson at 6pm, open dancing 7pm – 10pm. Cost: $10 Lesson & Dance, $8 Dance only USA Dance members receive $2 off admission Info: or (315)254-4709.

SU Men’s LACROSSE – 7pm, vs. Army; Carrier Dome.

TEAM TRIVIA FINALS – 7pm; Trapper’s Pizza Pub, 5950 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse. 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

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Lachlan Patterson $15 admission, 21 & up