Best of Syracuse

Family-Friendly Best of Syracuse Winners

The readers have voted! In the family-friendly section of the Syracuse New Times Best of Syracuse competition, nominating and voting for readers’ favorites in 12 categories took place on the New Times’ website. Voting concluded on Sept. 20. The winners appear here.

Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

Wegmans - 6789 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. 446-1180.

Nominees: Biscotti Café & Gelateria, Mario’s Bakery, Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes, Murphy’s Specialized Pastry


Kids Party Place

Sky Zone - 3179 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. 928-3737.

Nominees: Billy Beez, Get Air Syracuse, Chuck E. Cheese’s, KidzClub Indoor Play & Party Place


Children’s Party Entertainer

Jeff the Magic Man - 452-1215.

Nominees: The Face Paint Lady, The Twin Magicians, Perfect Ponies, Mike Carter


Parent’s Night Out Destination

Funny Bone - 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. 423-8669.

Nominees: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Destiny USA, Clark’s Ale House, Salt City Improv Theatre

Family Amusement

Rosamond Gifford Zoo - 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. 435-8511.

Nominees: New York State Fair, The Wild Animal Park, Darien Lake, Wonder Works


CNY Playground

Wegmans Playground at Onondaga Lake Park - Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. 451-7275.

Nominees: Onondaga Lake Parkway, Oneida Shores, Fayetteville Elementary School, East Hill Elementary School


Place to Buy Baby Items

Babies “R” Us - 2027 Park St., Syracuse. 424-3998.

Nominees: Target, Chicks & Hens, Indie Kids, Polka Tot


Kid-Friendly Attraction

Rosamond Gifford Zoo - 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. 435-8511.

Nominees: The Wild Animal Park, Billy Beez, Wonder Works, Get Air Syracuse


After-School Program

YMCA of Greater Syracuse - 340 Montgomery St., Syracuse. 474-6851.

Nominees: Say Yes to Education, BASCOL, Jowonio School, Bricks 4 Kidz


Dance Program

Syracuse School of Dance - 920 Euclid Ave., Syracuse. 472-0235.

Nominees: Tawn Marie’s Dance Centre, CMC Dance Company, Studio B Dance Company, Ballet and Dance of Upstate New York


Gymnastics Program

CNY Gym Centre - 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 437-4535.

Nominees: Blaze Gymnastics, West Side Gymnastics School, CNY Storm, GC2 Gymnastics


Early Childhood Program

Learn As You Grow Early Education Centers - 158 Highland Ave., Syracuse. 474-5627.

Nominees: Jowonio School, Main Street Early Education, Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, Exploring Your World


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