Date(s) - 02/16/2018
Various areas in Downtown Syracuse
Friday, February 16th
THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – DRIVEN BY
DRIVER’S VILLAGE – The 31st annual contest begins Feb. 15th and ends when
the medallion is found or at midnight, Feb. 25th. Follow the clues every day in The
Post- Standard, on syracuse.com, or on Twitter or Facebook to find the medallion,
which is hidden on public land in Onondaga County. Solve the clues and find the
medallion, and you win $2,000! The winner should verify the authenticity of the
medallion by calling the telephone number engraved on the medallion. Sponsor:
Driver’s Village; Media Sponsor: The Post-Standard and syracuse.com.
2018 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the
Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga
Rd. This year, over 90 area schools, submitted 5,560 pieces of art. Over
a 3-day period some 50 judges, comprised of professional artists, educators and
photographers, awarded a record 1,885 works in 19 categories. The 2018 firstplace
winners (Gold Key), second-place (Silver Key) and honorable mentions, as
well as special award honorees, will be showcased. Highest-rated pieces move
on to national competition, and the Everson Museum of Art will host a selection of
works March 10th – April 8th. In 2017 the CNY region produced a record 34 national
award winners. Free admission.
DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – The 14th annual event presented by Visions
Federal Credit Union, serves up a new addition, lunch specials. Participating
restaurants will serve the traditional three courses (or more!) for $25 (or less!) for
dinner, as well as three-course lunch offerings for $10. It’s up to the restaurants
whether they offer lunch specials, dinner specials or both. Beverages, tax & gratuity
are additional. Some restaurants may require reservations. Continues through
February 28th. Visit downtownsyracuse.com for list of participating establishments.
CENTRAL NEW YORK BOAT SHOW – 1pm – 9pm; Empire Expo Center/NYS
Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. The 2018 CNY Boat Show and Sale
will showcase more than 500 all-new models of power and sail boats, including
cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, and docks. Come see
the largest Upstate selection of boats on display in three huge buildings at the
New York State Fairgrounds. Boats will be on display in the Center of Progress,
Horticulture Building, and the huge Exhibit Center Building … over 250,000 square
feet of exhibit space! In-water demonstrations, NYS Boating Information Center,
and much more! Admission: $10 adults; multi-day pass $15; children 13 & under
free. Info: 315-487-7711 or www.nysfair.org/events
ICE BLOCK PARTY – 4pm – 8pm; 500 block of S. Warren St. outside the Marriott
Syracuse Downtown. It’s an outdoor party to celebrate the season with an emphasis
on ICE! Come see what’s carved out of this “cool” stuff. Things get lively when
DJs Nick Caplan and John Carucci pump out 70’s, 80’s & 90’s uptown funk & rock.
We’ll have food trucks, family-friendly outdoor events and a spectacular fireworks
display to light up the night. Media Sponsor: 94.1-95.3-103.9 The Dinosaur
STAR PARTY: Elusive Planet Mercury – 5:30pm – 8:30pm; Baltimore Woods
Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus. This is a good chance to see the
elusive planet Mercury, right after sunset, plus the area surrounding Orion, one
of the brightest in the sky. We have to start early to catch Mercury, and we might
still get a good view of Uranus. Back-up date February 17th. Be sure to dress
warmly. Program for all ages. Members $6, Public $9. Info: 315-673-1350 or www.
SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 40th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN: STEEL TIP DART
TOURNAMENT – 6pm; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. $25,000+
in prizes, matches best of 5, Singles, Doubles, 501, Cricket. Registration closes
15 minutes prior to the event. Free for spectators. Info: 315-446-7101 or www.
OWL NIGHT LONG – 6pm – 8pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud
Lake Rd., Baldwinsville. Snowshoe or hike in search of Beaver Lake’s elusive owl
species. Before heading out on the trail learn about the habits of owls and how to
identify them by sight and call. Then venture out into the silent winter forest to try
to get a glimpse of or hear the haunting call of these mysterious nocturnal birds.
Free with nature center admission, advance registration required, 315-638-2519.
TEAM TRIVIA – Enjoy a lively evening of trivia, with teamwork in a fun and social
atmosphere. A team or teams from Lamont Tavern (7pm) may participate in the
Winterfest Team Trivia Finals on Sunday the 25th. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio-
570WSYR and Syracuse New Times
SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 7:05pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. St.
Louis Ambush. Info: wwwsyracusesilverknights.com
DOWNTOWN FIREWORKS – Approximately 7:10pm – 7:25pm; Harrison Street Garage,
corner of Harrison & S. Warren Sts. Make sure some of our taller buildings
don’t block your view, as you enjoy a colorful, glowing fireworks show in the crisp
night air over downtown Syracuse. Presented by Majestic Fireworks.
PLAY: “August: Osage County” – 7:30pm; Empire Theatre, NYS Fairgrounds.
Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare In-The-Park. A tour de force for actors and
audiences as two of the giants in Syracuse community theatre help us illuminate
how a modern family can fall apart as addiction turns love and regret into hate
and cruelty. Admission: $10 – $15; Premium Orchestra tickets: $20. Info: ssitp.org
COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm and 10pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA.
The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show. Gold Circle Seating $35, 21 & up
PLAY: “Flowers for Algernon” – 8pm; CNY Playhouse, 3649 Erie Boulevard East,
Dewitt. See Thurs., Feb. 15th.
CONCERT: Gathering Time – 8pm – 10pm; May Memorial Unitarian Universalist
Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Start with the 1960s folk tradition of Peter,
Paul & Mary, then add the vocal complexity and electric energy of Crosby, Stills
& Nash, a dash of the Byrds and a jot of Joni Mitchell, and you have Gathering
Time, a folk-rock/Americana harmony trio that has been turning heads for nearly
a decade on the northeastern folk circuit and beyond. Tickets: $15
ENTERTAINMENT – 6pm; Sitrus on the Hill, Sheration University Hotel.
Donna Alford JaSS Band
8pm; Kitty Hoynes. Old Friends
8pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Joe Louis Walker
$20 presale,$25 at door
9pm; Westcott Theater. Critt’s Juke Joint w/DJ Logic $15-17
10pm; Coleman’s Irish Pub. Noisy Boys
11pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Nate Gross No cover