Today’s Events Feb 17th

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Date(s) - 02/17/2018
12:00 am

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Various areas in Downtown Syracuse

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Saturday, February 17th

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
Road. 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 10 through April 8. In 2017 the CNY region produced a record 34
national award winners. Free admission.

ANIMAL TRACKING SNOWSHOE HIKE – 10am – 11:30am; Baltimore Woods
Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus. Come out and stretch your winter
weary legs on the trails of Baltimore Woods! Learn how to identify animal tracks
and decipher the stories left behind. Snowshoes are included, if needed. This is
an outdoor program, dress warmly! Program for adults. members $6, public $9.
Info: (315) 673-1350 or www.baltimorewoods.org

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – The 14th annual serving of Downtown Dining
Weeks, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union, offers 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

TACNY JUNIOR CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: The Earth History of Oxygen – 9:30am-
11am; the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. Speaker: Zunli Lu, PhD, Associate
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse
University. Oxygen is an essential gas for many life forms on Earth today and this
talk will explore it’s history, addressing causes and evidences for changes in oxygen
levels. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied
by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.
org. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY – 10am -12:30pm; Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation
Place, Syracuse. Follow the White Rabbit to the zoo for a very special tea
party with Alice and the Mad Hatter! Feast on fantastical finger foods, fruits and
pastries, sip Fairytale Punch & select teas, play flamingo croquet and join the
Queen of Hearts & her magical soldiers for games on the patio. Meet one of our
animal ambassadors & visit the zoo, too! Tickets: $18 members, $20 non-members
(includes zoo admission), Children 2 & under are free. Reservations required;
register online at rosamundgiffordzoo.org or call (315) 435-8511 x113

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. For info: (315)446-7101 or www. saltcitydarts.comN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 10:30am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. 


HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254
Highland Park Rd., Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned 20-minute, horsedrawn sleigh
ride through the winter woods. Rides are offered on a first come, first served
basis. If there is not enough snow, wagon rides will be offered. Please dress for
the weather. $6 per person; $3 for 5 & under. To check schedule: 315-683-5550

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Park Road, Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned 20-minute, horsedrawn sleigh ride through the Highland’s winter woods. Rides are offered on a first come, first served basis. If there is not enough snow, wagon rides will be offered. Please dress for the weather. Cost $6 per person; $3 for 5 & under. To check
schedule: (315)683-5550.

HELPING HOUNDS CANCELLED HUMAN DOGSLED RACE CANCELLED – Noon – 2pm; West Water Street CANCELLED
next to Clinton Square. Build a homemade sled & a team of 4 pushers or pullers
& 1 rider. Come up with a team name and costumes (if you like). Prizes awarded
for 3 fastest teams, best costumes, & most funds raised for charity. The proceeds
benefit Helping Hounds Dog Rescue to find forever homes for rescued dogs in the
Central New York area. Entry fee: $300 per team. Register online at www. helpinghoundsdogrescue.org; Pre-registration deadline is February 14th. Day-of-registration
will be conducted at the Winterfest ticket booth in Clinton Square. 

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm; starts on Salina St. 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 & Water Sts. near Hanover Square. Sponsor:
Centro
CULINARY CRUISE – Noon – 4pm. All aboard for Syracuse Winterfest’s popular,
annual Culinary Cruise. “Cruisers” purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating
restaurants, sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites. Tickets
are available at participating restaurants presale or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton
Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will provide continuous free
shuttle service between the restaurants. Awards are presented to the top vote getters
in each category: Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. An “After the Cruise” party
will be held at Wolff’s Biergarten, 106 Montgomery St. where the winners will
be announced and prizes awarded around 6pm. Participating restaurants: Cathy’s
Cookie Kitchen, Clinton Street Pub, Eleven Waters, The Fish Friar, Franco’s
Pizzeria & Deli, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwells, The Mission, Modern Malt Bakeshop,
Peppino’s Neapolitan, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante, The Stoop Kitchen
and The Sweet Praxis. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table
Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper, NewsRadio570WSYR and Y94FM

MARTINI MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants compete to see
who has the best Martini Mix in town. Variety reigns in this contest as patrons
sample these creations and vote for their favorite. Entries will be judged on taste
and presentation. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at any participating restaurant
presale or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square the day of the event. The Winterfest
Express will be running during the event or patrons can walk to competing
restaurants. Participating establishments: Clinton Street Pub, Dolce Vita World
Bistro, Eleven Waters, Maxwells, Modern Malt, The Penny, Peppino’s Neapolitan,
The Stoop Kitchen, 1060 Restaurant and Wild Will’s Saloon. Sponsors: GoMini’s
and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper
and Hot107.9

HURRICANE & SANGRIA MIX-OFFS – Noon – 4pm. A fresh addition to the
mix-off line up! Purchase a ticket for $5 to sample a variety of Sangria creations
AND Hurricanes & vote for your favorites. Competitors will be judged on taste and
presentation. Tickets can be purchased at any participating restaurant presale
or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square the day of the event. The Winterfest
Express will be running during the event or participants can walk to competing
restaurants. Hurricane participants: Clinton Street Pub, Modern Malt and The
Penny. Sangria Participants: Clinton Street Pub, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwells,
The Mission, Modern Malt, The Penny, Peppino’s Neapolitan, San Miguel Mexican
Restaurante, The Stoop Kitchen, Syracuse Suds Factory and 1060 Restaurant.
Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and
Hot107.9

ICE CARVING – Noon – 2pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square. Ice artisan
& professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice
sculptures. Media Sponsor: 92.1 The Wolf
MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Alice in Wonderland” –
12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St. Presented by: Magic
Circle Childrens Theater. An interactive version of the famous fairy tale where
the kids in the audience are asked to give the characters advice, come on stage
to help out, play croquet, eat the queens tarts, and sing and dance along. Come
dressed as your favorite fairy tale character! Pics taken with all kids after the
show! Meals available before or after, if you wish. All tickets $6 cash at door. Info
or reservations: 315-449-3823

SU Men’s LACROSSE – 2pm, vs. Albany; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com

WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver
Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Registration required
beginning at 8am the day of the hike and space is limited. Offered on snowshoes
only when snow conditions are acceptable, please call 315-638-2519. Cost: Free
with Nature Center admission. Snowshoe rentals $5.

SNOWSHOES, STARS AND STORIES – 7pm – 9pm; Baltimore Woods Nature
Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus. Bring your family out on a snowshoeing
adventure as we take a hike through the mysterious moonlit winter trails of
Baltimore Woods. We’ll travel down to Phillip’s Cabin where we will be welcomed
by a crackling fire, hot cocoa, and tantalizing tales. Snowshoes will be provided.
Program for ages 7 & up. Members $6, Public $9. Info: 315-673-1350 or www.
baltimorewoods.org

COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. The
Corey Holcomb 5150 Show. Gold Circle Seating $35, 21 & up

PLAY: “August: Osage County” – 7:30pm; Empire Theatre, NYS Fairgrounds.
Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare In-The-Park. See Fri., Feb. 16th.                                             PLAY: “Flowers for Algernon” – 8pm; CNY Playhouse, 3649 Erie Boulevard East,
Dewitt. See Thurs., Feb. 15th.

ENTERTAINMENT – 6pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. KMASE Storytellers $10
8pm; Kitty Hoynes. Paul Davie
8pm; Westcott Theater. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Bad
Mamas Blues Band $25 – $35
10pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Steel Guapo w/s/g Gerry Jarcia
String Band $10
10pm; Coleman’s Irish Pub. Soul Risin

 

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