Date(s) - 02/18/2018
Various areas in Downtown Syracuse
Sunday, February 18th
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.
SALT CITY DART LEAGUE YOUTH DART TOURNAMENT – 9am; Holiday Inn,
441Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Adult/Youth event (ages 5-12) & Youth (ages
13-17), Cricket & 01, No entry fee, trophies awarded. For details: 315-446-7101 or
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
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
HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254
Highland Park Rd., Fabius. See Sat., Feb. 17th.
WINTERFEST (Olympics Theme) SCAVENGER HUNT – 11am – 5pm; begins
at Wolff’s Biergarten, 106 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Presented by Happenings
CNY. Gather your friends and family to search the city for people, places, & things
around Syracuse for your chance to win prizes! Take photos, upload them, get
points…as easy as that! Open to the public, teams can have 2-8 people. All ages
welcome. Check in 11am – 1pm, hunting season is open until 5pm. Cost: $20 per
team, cash only at check-in. There will be a prize for best costumed team, so feel
free to get into the Winter Olympic spirit! (Costumes not required)
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT – Noon – 4pm; East Genesee St. in Hanover Square.
Enter your team or come out and cheer for participants in the fun & addictive
game spreading across the nation. Registration Fee: $80 per team of 2, includes
access to open bar inside Maxwells. On-site registration: 10am; Warm ups: 11am;
matches start promptly at Noon. Prizes awarded to the top 3 teams. Questions:
Call 315-944-7774 or email:email@example.com. Applications on www.
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
MOVIE MATINEE – 1pm; City Hall Commons, 200 block of S. Warren St., Syracuse.
Bring a blanket or something cushy to sit on as you enjoy a fun movie fit for
all ages, title TBA. Admission: $1 for children & adults, Free for 2yrs. & under
WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver
Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. See Sat., Feb. 17th.
PLAY: “August: Osage County” – 2pm; Empire Theatre, NYS Fairgrounds. Presented
by Syracuse Shakespeare In-The-Park. See Fri., Feb. 16th.
IRISH FILM SERIES: “Dancing in Lughnasa” – 2pm – 5pm; Jazz Central, 441 E.
Washington St., Syracuse. Adaptation of one of Brian Friel’s greatest plays set in
1936 Donegal with Meryl Streep & Michael Gambon. Suggested donation $10
CONCERT: “Water Music” – 2:30pm; St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery
St. Syracuse. Principal Oboist Jillian Honn performs Mozart’s delightfully
cheerful Oboe Concerto. Music of Beethoven and selections from Handel’s stately
Water Music complete the program. Info: www.experiencesymphoria.org
SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 4:05pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. St.
Louis Ambush. Info: www.syracusesilverknights.com
ENTERTAINMENT – 3pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Jazz Jam No cover
4pm – 7pm; Coleman’s Irish Pub. Blarney Rebel Band
6pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Open Bluegrass Jam with
Brendan Gosson No cover
8pm; Westcott Theater. Simo, The Nate Gross Band,
Atkins Riot $15
9pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Skunk City Funk Night No cover