Calendar


September 2014

*Please note: Mistakes happen. To confirm event details, call the sponsoring
organization’s phone number or visit the website.

Friday, Aug. 29

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 1. Food, concerts, rides, agricultural, animal, and arts and crafts displays. New York State Fairgrounds. $10/general; free, age 12 and younger. Parking: $5. (800) 475-FAIR. www.nysfair.org.

Saturday, Aug. 30

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 29 listing.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original version of the fairy tale, in which children in the audience help save the Little Mermaid and the Prince from the Seawitch’s spell. Children can dress up as fairy tale characters to enhance their fun. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $5. 449-3823.

Sunday, Aug. 31

Bubble Blast Run at the New York State Fair. 8 a.m. A 5K run, filled with bubbles and foamy obstacles, benefits ACR Health and Operation Walk. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $50/day-of; $25/ages 7-16. (800) 475-2340. bubble
blastrun.com.

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 29 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 6:30 p.m. Cheer the hometown Minor League Baseball team as they face the Buffalo Bisons on the grass field. This game followed by fireworks. Alliance Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse. $5-$12. Parking: $5. 474-7833. www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t552

Monday, Sept. 1

LABOR DAY

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. See Aug. 29 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 2 p.m. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Last home game of the season. See Aug. 31 listing.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Storytime. 10 a.m.; also Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30. Bring a child, ages 1-5, for books, songs, dance and fun. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Sciencenter Showtime. 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays & Saturdays. Toddlers and preschoolers with their grownups can use their senses to explore like real scientists. An educator will share tips with parents. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m. Kids in grades 7-12 can hang out, play games, eat snacks and create. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Ruby Tuesday, 3220 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Reserve: 308-0277.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Music Together Demo Class. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Babies and children through age 5, with a grownup, can sing and dance with Green Lakes Music Together. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Friday, Sept. 5

Syracuse Irish Festival. 5-10:30 p.m.; also Sept. 6. This taste of Ireland features music, dance, culture and children’s activities. Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse. Free admission. 473-4330. www.syracuseirishfestival.com.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Arc Race. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Event features a half-marathon, 5K, 3K (family fun walk) and 1-mile fun run for kids, as well as live music, giveaways and a family fun zone (with a petting zoo!) to help raise funds for programs for people with developmental disabilities. Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. $10-$40/depending on race. 476-7441, Ext. 1147. www.arcon.org.

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Sept. 7. Arts and crafts, live music, storytelling, super-natural midway for kids, wildlife programs, and seasonal foods for sale. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/adult; $1/ages 6-17; free/age 5 & under. 638-2519.

Historical Society Craft Days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 7. Artisans selling their wares, live entertainment, children’s activities and house tours. Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., Oneida. $4/adults; $6/weekend pass; free/under 12. 363-4136.

Grandparents’ Storytime. 11 a.m. Kids and grandparents can hear the books How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Central New York Tomatofest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Sept. 7. Join the celebration of tomato season’s end—with crafts for sale, activities for kids, terrific food, and fresh produce. Proceeds benefit local food agencies. Emerson Park Pavilion on Owasco Lake, Auburn. Nominal admission; donations of canned goods encouraged. 252-2225. www.cnytomatofest.org.

Acoustic Music Celebration. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The Folkus Project presents a day of acoustic music. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Syracuse Irish Festival. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. See Sept. 5 listing.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 30 listing.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Each week explore a different topic in an interactive show. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org.

Sunday, Sept. 7

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 6 listing.

Historical Society Craft Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Sept. 6 listing.

Central New York Tomatofest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 6 listing.

Monday, Sept. 8

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also Sept. 15, 22 & 29. Gentle yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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Wednesday, Sept. 10

Creation Club Junior. 4-5:30 p.m.; also Sept. 24. School-aged children will learn introductory skills for making their own videos, podcasts and 3D models. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Irish Dance School Open House. 5-6 p.m. Kids age 4 and up can take a free lesson and learn about the program at Johnston School of Irish Dance. Johnston’s Bally Bay, 550 Richmond Ave., Syracuse. Free. 343-1998.

Pajama Storytime. 6-6:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5, with a caregiver, can wear pajamas, bring a stuffed toy, and hear stories, songs and rhymes suitable for nighttime. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can watch anime on the large screen, take part in drawing and trivia contests, and more. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 11

MOMS Club of Syracuse-East. 10 a.m. Gathering for local kids and moms. Manlius United Methodist Church, 111 Wesley St., Manlius. Free. 466-6033. momsclubofcuseeast.webs.com/.

Friday, Sept. 12

La Festa Italiana. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; through Sept. 14. Celebrate Italian culture, including food and music, and watch some really good bocce players in the tournament (Saturday, 9 a.m.). In front of Syracuse City Hall, downtown Syracuse. Free admission. 622-3332. www.festaitaliana.bizland.com.

Saturday, Sept. 13

La Festa Italiana. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 14. See Sept. 12 listing.

Syracuse Stroll Baby Buggy Walk. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain date: Sept. 20.) Family event will feature a fitness walk in the park, plus music, food, face painting and more. Kirk Park, 1101 South Ave., Syracuse. Free. 424-0009, Ext. 106.

Sensory Friendly Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Children with sensory integration issues or other special needs, accompanied by a caregiver, can take part in a program combining books, songs and activities that promote learning and play at the preschool developmental level. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5320 or 435-3395.

Where the Wild Things Are Storytime. 11 a.m. A special storytime celebrates 50 years of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Arts and Puppet Festival. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Performances of music, puppetry, workshops and international food. International Mask and Puppet Museum, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. Free. 476-0466.

Animal ABCs. Noon. A Rosamond Gifford Zoo staffer gives a presentation that features live animal visitors, animal artifacts and other fun; best for birth to age 5, accompanied by an adult. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Oswego Garden Railway Open House. Noon-5 p.m. Marine-themed garden railway runs along a retaining wall to the backyard. Home of Keith Kostoroski, 209 Syracuse St., Oswego. Free. 342-3409.

Fulton Garden Railway Open House. Noon-4 p.m. Railroad includes original oval and access to a three-track staging yard. Home of Jim Leach, 10 Harris St., Fulton. Free. 402-2399.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 30 listing.

Cardboard Challenge. 2 p.m.; also Sept. 20. Kids ages 6-14 are invited to use their imaginations and build something out of provided cardboard and recycled materials. Other OCPL branches are also taking part in the challenge; call for details: Betts Branch Library (435-1940); Paine Branch Library (435-5442); Soule Branch Library, with Petit Branch Library (435-5320); and White Branch Library (435-3519). Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. 435-3395. Free.

Sensory Friendly Time. 5:30-7:30 p.m. MOST staffers turn down the noise, turn off the flashing lights and shut off the air compressors so people with sensory issues can enjoy the museum. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Cost: $5. 425-9068, Ext. 2143.

Sunday, Sept. 14

Pancake Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Eat all the pancakes you want and help fund Onondaga Park. Sponsored by the Onondaga Park Association. Most Holy Rosary, 111 Roberts Ave., Syracuse. $5/adults; $2/kids. 478-5749.

Fall Market Extravaganza. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Farm products, seasonal items and crafts for sale. Also pony rides, games and more for a nominal fee. Lysander Town Hall, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville. Free admission. 635-5999.

La Festa Italiana. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See Sept. 12 listing.

Jewish Music and Cultural Festival. Noon-6 p.m. Kosher food, ethnic arts and crafts, Jewish music and dancing, and children’s activities. Jewish Community Center campus, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt. Free admission. 445-0161.

Monday, Sept. 15

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Tuesday, Sept. 16

Tween Tech Talks. 5-6:30 p.m. Kids ages 8-12 can learn about popular, useful technology and how to make it work for them. In this session, they can learn about an audio tool for recording songs and voiceovers, and changing music files. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Lego Brainstorm. 3:30-5 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 will learn basic Lego robotic programming and then form teams to design and program a robot to complete a mission. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Drop in for Crafts. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Children from preschool age to grade 6 with a caregiver can make seasonal crafts; all materials provided. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also Sept. 25. Preschoolers and caregivers can take part in a program with stories, songs and rhymes. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Friday, Sept. 19

Star Party. 8-10 p.m. Participants can view some of the outer planets including Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. (Backup date is Sept. 20.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Saturday, Sept. 20

New York India Festival. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Art gallery, dance and music lessons and performances, children’s activities, and more. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $7. (860) 899-6344. nyindia
festival.wix.com/nyindiafestival.

Great Chocolate Train Festival. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A celebration of the 1955 train accident (with no serious injuries) that spilled chocolate goods in the village, the festival features children’s activities, live folk music and more. Village of Hamilton offices, 3 Broad St., Hamilton. Free. 825-3537.
www.thegreatchocolatefestival.com.

Book and Bake Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Used books, games, puzzles, music CDs; and homemade baked goods for sale. Bag ($2) sale 1:30-4 p.m. NOPL at Cicero Library, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. 699-2032.

Animal ABCs. 10:30 a.m. Children under age 5 and their caregivers can hear a story and meet an animal from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Morning of Mushrooms. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Spend the morning foraging for fungi in the woods. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 30 listing.

Early Autumn Paddle. 4 p.m.; also Sept. 27. A naturalist leads an early-evening paddle, with a break on an isolated point to snack on cheese, crackers and cider. Beaver Lake Nature Center parking lot, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $25/including canoe rental. Registration required: 638-2519.

Bats. 7-8:30 p.m. Spend an evening indoors and out, and find out why bats are beneficial creatures with undeserved reputations. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Oz with Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Symphoria performs to a remastered version of the movie The Wizard of Oz, playing new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s lost scores. Costumes encouraged! Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. $20-$79. 299-5598.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Brain Aneurysm Foundation Run/Walk. 9 a.m. 5K run, 1 mile walk, half-mile kids fun run, plus bounce house, games and more to recognize brain aneurysm survivors and remember Doris A. Connor. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton. $10-$25. Give.bafound.org/2014RunForDoris.

Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Noon-6:30 p.m. The funkiest neighborhood in the city puts on its annual festival, with live music, dancing, crafts for sale, and a chance to learn about local nonprofit organizations. Children’s performances and activities take place at the Petit Branch library on Victoria Place. Westcott Street between Concord and Dell streets, and on side streets, Syracuse. Free. 703-6848. www.westcottstreetfair.org.

Monday, Sept. 22

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Tuesday, Sept. 23

MOMS Club Membership Event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MOMS Club of Syracuse-East gives local mothers a chance to learn about the group. Food, games, car seat checks, identification cards and more. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 466-6033. Email:
momsclubofcuseeast@yahoo.com.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 7 p.m.; also Sept. 24. The touring production of the Broadway musical is the story of Belle and the Beast she discovers in a forest castle. Landmark Theatre, Salina St., Syracuse. $38.45-$88.25. 475-7979 or 424-8210.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Birth Basics. 6:30-8 p.m. Pregnant women can bring their questions to this fun and informative meeting with members of CNY Doula Connection. Mother Earth Baby, 210 Franklin St., Watertown. Free. 395-3643.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 7 p.m. See Sept. 23 listing.

Thursday, Sept. 25

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Friday, Sept. 26

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Saturday, Sept. 27

Liverpool Public Library Book Sale. 9-5 p.m.; also Sept. 28. More than 80,000 books and CDs. Early bird sale, Saturday, 8-9 a.m.; $10 admission. Bag sale, Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Liverpool Elementary School, 910 2nd St., Liverpool. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Dinomania Opening Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kokoro Exhibits’ realistic animatronic dinosaurs return. First-day activities include a special speaker and a chance to dig for dinosaur eggs your child can keep. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Museum admission: $10/adults; $8/seniors and ages 2-11. 425-9068.

Sensory Friendly Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Children with sensory integration issues or other special needs, accompanied by a caregiver, can take part in a program combining books, songs and activities that promote learning and play at the preschool developmental level. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5320 or 435-3395.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 28. Festival is an opportunity for those of all ages to try outdoor pursuits such as skeet shooting, turkey calling, archery, fly fishing, canoeing and muzzle loading. Demonstrations by woodsmen and displays of local wildlife art. Beaver Lake Nature Center parking lot, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $5/vehicle. 638-2519.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 30 listing.

Make a Banned-Books T-Shirt. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can design and make a T-shirt with the cover of a banned book on it. (Harry Potter and Captain Underpants books are included in that number.) Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Early Autumn Paddle. 4 p.m. See Sept. 20 listing.

Sunday, Sept. 28

National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk. 10:30 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.). Individuals with Down syndrome along with their friends and families promote acceptance and advocacy with a two-mile walk; followed by picnic lunch and festivities. Music by TJ Sacco & the Urban Cowboys. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. T-shirts/$10-$17. Registration required: 682-4289. www.dsaofcny.org.

Liverpool Public Library Book Sale. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See Sept. 27 listing.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 27 listing.

Wild Mushroom Festival. 1-4 p.m. Members of the Central New York Mycological Society lead woodland hikes in search of mushrooms (1 & 1:30 p.m.); also, demonstrations on cooking, growing your own mushrooms and making paper from mushrooms. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Monday, Sept. 29

Tinker Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. Children ages 3-5 will have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore and invent. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Drop in for Legos. 2-7 p.m. The library provides Legos (and Duplos for younger kids) for children to build with. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

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ONGOING EVENTS

Wegmans Playground. Boundless Playground for children (and parents) of all ages and abilities includes accessible swings, slides, bridge and more, including special section just for the tiniest tykes. Onondaga Lake Park, Route 370, Liverpool. Free. 451-PARK.

Weekend Walks With a Naturalist. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nature discovery hike with different topics each weekend. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4 per vehicle. 638-2519.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; through Oct. 7. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. 422-8284. www.downtownsyracuse.com.

Fayetteville Farmers Market. Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.; through Oct. 30. Twenty-five vendors selling items such as artisan cheeses, eggs, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and more. Parking lot, Towne Center, Fayetteville. 691-2327.

Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Trails. Daily, dawn to dusk. Visitors can grab their walking shoes and explore 4.5 miles of well-groomed, flat trails. Trails feature a 900-foot boardwalk, osprey nesting platform, and wetland and grassland restoration areas. The area is a stop for many migratory waterfowl and songbirds; other wildlife include muskrats and beavers. Great Swamp Conservancy, 3.5 miles off I-90, Exit 34, 8375 N. Main St. Canastota. Free. 697-2950.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Little Naturalist backpack program allows preschoolers and their families to explore the center through activity-based backpacks available for sign out at the Interpretive Center. Interpretive Center open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays. 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. 673-1350.

Barnes & Noble Storytimes. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Join a storytime for toddlers and preschoolers that’s features a book, songs and coloring. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Maxwell Library Storytimes. Storytimes and book groups for all ages. Call for dates and times. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Northeast Community Center Library Storytimes. Preschool storytimes with rhymes and occasional games; youngsters learn group listening and participation skills. Call for times. Northeast Community Center Library, 716 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Free. 472-6343, Ext. 208.

DeWitt Community Library. Library offers hundreds of free programs for parents and children. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 446-3578.

Fayetteville Free Library Storytimes. (Excluding holidays.) First Steps: (Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.) for children up to age 2. Pre-K Storytime: (Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.) for ages 3-6. Cuddletime: (Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.) for babies not yet walking and an adult. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Petit Branch Library Storytimes. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler and preschooler storytime for children ages 18 months-5 years and caregivers. Includes stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. 435-3636.

Syracuse Go Club. Every Monday, 7-10 p.m. Wegmans sit-down dining area, 6789 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Club devoted to the ancient Chinese game of Go; players of all ages. Free. 479-9073.

Regional Market Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (year-round); Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May through November only). Shop seasonal produce, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, specialty foods and more on display throughout covered sheds; heated shops of Regional Market Commons feature gift and unique items including jewelry, paintings and home decor. Also, flea market, Sundays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 2100 Park St., Syracuse. 422-8647.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed holidays. Free. 471-0593. Interactive exhibit: Work the Weighlock. The Stonecutters: Exhibit reveals the fascinating world of the stonecutters and quarrymen who built the 83 locks and 18 aqueducts along the 363-mile Erie Canal.

Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St. Tuesday-Friday, Sunday, noon- 5p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 donation. 474-6064. World-class museum includes Children’s Interactive Gallery designed to acquaint beginning art viewers with basic art principles, with areas dedicated to portraiture, hands-on activities, and a classroom.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission: $10/adults; $8/seniors and ages 2-11. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/children and senior citizens; (473-IMAX). Planetarium (only available with museum admission): $2. 425-9068. Hands-on science center features the Bristol Omnitheater, Science Playhouse, Earth Science Discovery Cave, Technotown, and Flight and Space Exhibit. Silverman Planetarium shows “Zoo in the Sky,” for kids under age 8, Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, 11:15 a.m.; “Seasonal Sky” Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, 3:15 p.m.

Onondaga Historical Association Museum. 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation. 428-1864. Syracuse’s only comprehensive local history museum, with exhibits on architecture, local industries, transportation and more.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $8/adults; $5/senior citizens; $4/children; free/age 2 and younger. 435-8511. Ongoing attractions include Humboldt penguins.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. Eighteen-hole mini-golf course: $6; free/under 4. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org. Inspires people of all ages to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs.

Strong National Museum of Play. 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700. Permanent exhibits include National Toy Hall of Fame with inductees such as alphabet blocks, Barbie, Crayola crayons, G.I. Joe and the ever-versatile cardboard box. Also, super-sized kids’ market and more; lunch available at Bill Gray’s Skyliner Diner.

WonderWorks. 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Experience more than 100 hands-on exhibits, compete in a game of lazer-tag and take part in the Canyon Climb Adventure. Suspended 70ft in the air it’s the World’s largest indoor ropes challenge course. General admission: $24.99 (plus tax)/adults $16.99+/children (4-12) and seniors (55 plus);. Add lazer tag: $3+. Add the Canyon Climb: $10+. Canyon Climb only: $14.99+. Sky Tykes only (48 inches tall and under): $7.99+ (Included in general admission for children 48 inches tall and under). Lazer tag only: $6.99+ (replays $2.99+). Children age 3 and under are free. 466-7700. Wonderworksdestiny.com.

 

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