Calendar


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

 

Saturday, July 30

Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street 
Painting. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date: July 31. Artists, young and old, decorate squares of sidewalk with chalk and compete for prizes. Chalk provided, but bring your own for the best availability. Montgomery Street near City Hall, Syracuse. Free for spectators. Participants: $10/age 17 and younger; $20/adults. Add $5 for registering after July 22. Preregistration recommended: syracusenewtimes.com.

Cazenovia Library Book Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also July 31. Thousands of books for kids and adults for sale. Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia. 655-9322. cazenoviapubliclibrary.org

Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through July 31. See July 29 listing.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish with Spider Rybaak. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Class is followed by a free fishing derby, 1-4 p.m., with prizes. Lake Neatahwanta pier, Route 3, Fulton. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com

Children’s Activities at Oswego Harborfest. 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; through July 31. See July 29 listing.

Northeast Jazz and Wine Scholastic Fest. Noon-3 p.m. Part of the weekend-long jazz festival, the Scholastic Fest focuses on young local jazz musicians. Clinton Square, Syracuse. Free. 479-5299.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See July 9 listing.

Family Canoe and Campfire Program. 6-8:30 p.m. Families can have a guided paddle around the lake in search of wildlife, then enjoy time around the campfire. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $20/canoe, including rental. $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Harry Potter Countdown Party. 8 p.m. Enter giveaways, do activities, and hang out with others awaiting the rehearsal edition script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, on sale at midnight. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

 

Sunday, July 31

Children’s Activities at Oswego Harborfest. 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. See July 29 listing.

Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See July 29 listing.

Cazenovia Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; also July 31.



Friday, Aug. 5

YogaKids. 11 a.m.; also Aug. 12 & 19. Midge Regier, a certified YogaKids teacher, shows participants how to do simple yoga; for age 4 and up. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Life with Your New Baby. 11:30 a.m.; every Friday. Support group for pregnant and postpartum mothers and significant others; babies welcome. Topics include baby blues, mother guilt, and anxiety and breastfeeding. Chicks and Hens, Empire Plaza, 3150 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Free. 470-7940.

Teen Murder Mystery. 6-7:30 p.m. Teens can try to discover who killed the star baseball player at the local high school, following clues and trying to win a prize. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

13. 7 p.m.; through Aug. 7. This hilarious coming-of-age (PG-rated) musical is the Syracuse City School District summer production, with students from five city high schools performing. Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Ave., Syracuse. $5/advance; $8/door. 435-4181.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Corner Store Country Run 5K. 8:30 a.m. A 5K to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters is followed by a country fair, complete with carnival games, face painting and live music. SRC Arena and Events Center, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. $10/adult (run); free/under 12; $5/country fair only.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish with Spider Rybaak. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Great Swamp Conservancy, 3.5 miles off I-90, Exit 34, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

The Wizard of Oz. 11 a.m. Hampstead Stage Company presents a stage version of the story about Dorothy and her adventures; for age 5 and up. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; through Aug. 7. Live music, facepainting and more. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free admission. germanamericanscny.com.

Reading to Rover. 11 a.m.-noon. Children ages 6-10 can read to and get their pictures taken with a dog from Paws of CNY in a 10-minute session. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 492-1727.

Canal Day. Noon-10 p.m. Festival features carnival games, inflatables and the Tumblebus (1-3 p.m.), plus food trucks, crafters, live music and more. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Ryder Park, 5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse. Free. 446-3910, Ext. 137. townofdewitt.com/CanalDay.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See July 30 listing.

Olympic Viewing Party. 2 p.m. Watch beginning matches at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Learn about a different topic first hand each week, including bioacoustics and more. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

13. 7 p.m.; through Aug. 7. See Aug. 5 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Aug. 6 listing.

Moto-Inventions. 1-2 p.m.; Sundays in August. Tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

13. 2 p.m. See Aug. 5 listing.

Monday, Aug. 8

The Spoon Man Musical Comedian. 2-3 p.m. The Spoon Man performs a hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages—a real “stirring” performance. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Messy Day for Teens. 2-3 p.m. Young people age 12 and up can play with finger paint, shaving cream and other materials. Wear old clothes and bring a towel to sit on in your parent’s car on the way home. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Registration required: 699-2032.

Juggling and Magic. 2-3 p.m. Father-and-son team Dave and Kyle Fulton amaze and amuse children ages 5 to 11. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

DCL Crafts at the Beach. 2-4 p.m. Join the crew from the DeWitt Community Library and make a craft. (In the event of rain, program will take place at library at Shoppingtown Mall.) Jamesville Beach, Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Park admission: $7. 446-3578. dewlib.org.

Design a Nursery on a Dime. 6 p.m. CNY Doula Connection hosts a meeting on designing a nursery inexpensively, with advice from a seasoned do-it-yourself decorator and mother. Refreshments provided. Simpson Family Wellness, No. 1, 309 Kasson Road, Camillus. Free. Registration preferred: 447-4343.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Tai Chi. 1 p.m. Try tai chi, a meditative, relaxing form of exercise; for all ages. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Fencing. 2 p.m. Kids can learn some moves with an instructor from the Syracuse Musketeers Fencing Center. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Teen Iron Chef. 2:30 p.m. Teens going into grades 6-12 can test their culinary skills using only ingredients and supplies provided. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Gravitational Bull. 3 p.m. Western New York juggler Dave Fultz and his son Kyle deliver an eclectic and entertaining show for all ages. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Ready, Set, Spin with the MOST. 2 p.m. Children in kindergarten through grade 8 can learn about the science of play in this interactive presentation by a Museum of Science and Technology educator. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover. 6:30 p.m. Kids age 2 and up can bring a stuffed animal to the library, hear a pajama storytime and do a craft. The stuffed animal can stay, get its picture taken on the overnight, and be picked up on Aug. 11 after 11 a.m. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Ukelele and Ice Cream Therapy. 7 p.m. Join a fun sing-a-long. Bring a chair or blanket. Pop’s Media Café and Yogen Fruz, 5630 Bear Road, North Syracuse. 243-7716. gssom.com.

Thursday, Aug. 11

Summer Reading Final Party. 11 a.m. All ages can celebrate their reading accomplishments and dig into a s’mores bar. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

The Great Library Obstacle Course. 11:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 6 can climb through tunnels, jump over bean bags and run around piles of books with an adult’s help. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Juggling and Comedy Show. 2-3 p.m. Gravitational Bull—Dave and Kyle Fultz—perform a blend of juggling and comedy; best for school-aged children. NOPL at Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484. nopl.org.

Jeff the Magic Man. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jeff the Magic Man takes audience members on a journey through Magical Story Land at this party to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Chalk Fun. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 12 will make sidewalk chalk, then use it outside to play games and draw sidewalk art. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Zoovies Summer Movie Series. (Dusk) 8:30 p.m. See Zootopia outdoors; bring blankets and chairs. Movie shown indoors at 8 p.m. if it rains. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Tickets: $10/general; free/age 2 and younger. 435-8511.

Friday, Aug. 12

Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower. 8:30-11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors. Through a telescope, see the Milky Way galaxy and views of Mars and Saturn. (Backup date: Aug. 13.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. 673-1350. baltimorewoods.org.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop. 1-4 p.m.; also Aug. 19. In a two-part workshop, participants age 11 and up can work together to create a story, characters and a set, and shoot video. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: dmcgregor@onlib.org. 435-5442.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Breakfast Canoe Tour. 7:30 a.m. See animals on the shore of the lake and take a break for a campfire pancake breakfast. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/adult; $3/child; plus $10/canoe rental and $4/parking. Registration required: 638-2519.

Tristyn’s Dragonfly Golf Tournament. 7:30 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. (tee off). Golf tournament, followed by pig roast, benefits the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Hickory Hill Golf Course, 3451 Route 31, Baldwinsville. $100/person; $400/team; $20/adult spectator; $10/child spectator; free/age 5 and under. (484) 241-7808.

CNY Scottish Games. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy Scottish and American food and immerse yourself in the culture of clans, pipes, drums, dancers and athletic competitions. Long Branch Park, Liverpool. $10/adults; $7/seniors; $4/ages 5-12; free/age 4 and younger. 463-8876.

Paws to Read. 10-11:30 a.m. Kids can read to one of three great dogs from Paws of CNY. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Canine Carnival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Event calls attention to hundreds of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats and horses. There will also be animal demonstrations, horse carriage rides, music, food, and a kids zone. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Free admission. 218-5903.

Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Youth Music Festival. Noon-8 p.m. Musicians in all genres, under age 24, can perform and receive feedback from local professional musicians. Prizes (including music lessons and studio time) will be awarded. Special concerts take place at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Both participants and audience members are welcome. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. 345-4444. syracusesunrisemu
sicfestival.com.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See July 30 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 14

See Ongoing Events

Monday, Aug. 15

Outside Art. 2 p.m. Children of all ages can go outside and make sidewalk art. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Drop In Crafts. 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Children of all ages can create with the materials in the children’s room. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Kids Science. 2-3 p.m. Kids ages 7 to 12 can experiment and learn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Ukelele and Ice Cream Therapy. 7 p.m. Join a fun sing-a-long. Bring a chair or blanket. Sno Top, 315 Fayette St., Manlius. 243-7716. gssom.com.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Brown Cow Day and Book Swap. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a root beer float and bring gently used children’s and teen books to exchange. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Life-Size Angry Birds. 2 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 can make pigs and birds, set them up, and knock down their boxes. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Bubble Games. 2-3 p.m. Doug “The Bubble Man” Rougeux leads some audience participation games. NOPL at Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484. nopl.org.

Final Reading Party. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 12 can celebrate with games, crafts and pizza. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5326.

Friday, Aug. 19

Sports on the Lawn. 1-2 p.m. People of all ages can play a variety of sports on the lawn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen Overnight. 8 p.m.; through Aug. 20, 8 a.m. Students entering grades 6-12 can play games, watch movies, eat pizza—and even sleep. Parents must sign a permission form. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Asian Elephant Extravaganza. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A day-long celebration combines wildlife conservation education with the culture and heritage of the native countries of Asian elephants.  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adult; $5/senior; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and under. 435-8511.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish with Spider Rybaak. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Lake Neatahwanta pier, Route 3, Fulton. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See July 30 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 21

See Ongoing Events

Monday, Aug. 22

See Ongoing Events

Tuesday, Aug. 23

See Ongoing Events

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Sticky Frog Storytime. 10-11 a.m. Donna Hurst shares a story and an icky, sticky frog craft for audience members to make; for ages birth to 5. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Jeff the Magic Man. 1-2 p.m. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 can watch the magic and take part in a balloon workshop. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Thursday, Aug. 25

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. The fair features thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of rides and countless styles of deep fried food. It’s also a place to see the works of New York artists and crafters. New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Admission: $10/general; free/age 12 and younger. $3/Thursdays. $1/Sept. 5. Parking: $5. (800) 475-FAIR. nysfair.org.

Friday, Aug. 26

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

Saturday, Aug. 27

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

KidsFest. 11 a.m. Time for Three performs fiddle music in a mix of genres: classical, bluegrass, jazz and country. Part of the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. $5/adults; free/under 18. 685-7418. skanfest.org.

Youth Engineering. 12:30 p.m. Young people in grades 3-6 can design and build rockets using paper and tape. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See July 30 listing.

Solar Party. 1-3 p.m. With special telescopes, sunspots, solar prominences and magnetic storms can be viewed clearly and safely. (Back-up date: Aug. 28.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350. baltimorewoods.org.

Sunday, Aug. 28

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

Monday, Aug. 29

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 25 listing.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Fayetteville Free Library Storytimes. (Excluding holidays.) Note that the library will be closed March 25-27 for renovations. First Steps: (Wednesdays, 9:30-10 a.m.) for good walkers up to age 3. Sign, Learn, Sign: (Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.) for babies, with instruction in six basic signs to use before children can talk. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

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/vehicle. 638-2519.

Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Trails. Daily, dawn to dusk. Throughout the year, 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. Interpretive Center open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Snowshoe rental: $5/day. 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. 673-1350.

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.

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.

NOPL at North Syracuse Library Storytimes. Birth-age 3: Wednesdays, 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Daycare Storytime: Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. NOPL at North Syracuse Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration requested: 458-6184.

NOPL at Cicero Library Storytimes. Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Preschool Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. NOPL at Cicero Library, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. 699-2032.

NOPL at Brewerton Storytimes. Age 3 and older: Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. & 1:30-2 p.m. NOPL at Brewerton Library, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484.

Onondaga Free Library Storytimes. Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (for children age 2 and younger). Toddler Storytimes: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. (for children ages 2-3). Preschool Storytimes: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. (for children ages 3-5). Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration preferred for first-time attendees: 492-1727.

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

Cayuga Agricultural Museum. Route 38A, Emerson Park, Auburn. Free. 253-5611. Antique farm life on display.

Corning Museum of Glass. 1 Corning Glass Center, Corning. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $14/adults; free/age 19 and under. (607) 937-5371. Ongoing: You Design It, We Make It: Glassblowers choose from among designs submitted by young visitors and create that work on the spot.

Cortland Children’s Museum. 8 Calvert St., O’Heron Newman Hall, SUNY Cortland campus. (607) 753-5525.

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.

Farmers’ Museum. Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown. $11/adults; $9.50/seniors; $5/age 7-12; free; age 6 & under. (888) 547-1450.

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo. Route 49, three miles west of Rome. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $9.95/adults, $6.95/children; $8.50/seniors. 336-1930. Animal presentations of the exotic and native alike.

International Boxing Hall of Fame. Thruway Exit 34, Canastota. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $4/adults, $3/seniors, $3/youths. Ages 6 and younger free. 697-7095.

H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center. W. First St., Oswego. Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7/adult; $3/teen; free/age 12 & under. 342-0480. Exhibits highlight more than 400 years of maritime history. Vessels on display include: New York State Derrick Boat 8 from the Canal System, schooner Ontario and Eleanor D, the last U.S. commercial fishing vessel to work Lake Ontario.

International Mask and Puppet Museum. 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. Fridays by appointment. First two Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-noon (October-April). 476-0466. Permanent collection includes masks, marionettes, shadow puppets and more.

Jamesville Museum. East Seneca Turnpike, under the steeple in the village center. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Free. 469-1914.

Manlius Historical Society. Office and Research Center at 109 Pleasant St., Manlius. 682-6660. Call for hours. Museum at Smith and Scoville streets, Manlius. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also open Mondays and Tuesdays for national holidays and school break weeks. Museum admission: $10/adults; $8/seniors and ages 2-11. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/children and senior citizens; (473-IMAX). Make Your World, exhibit of various kinds of miniatures including toothpicks, being built throughout September. 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.

Octagon House. 5420 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Sundays and some holidays, 1-5 p.m. Weekdays by appointment. Free tours. 488-7800. House on the National Register of Historic Places and complete with 1856 kitchen and six stories restored to 1856-1900 style.

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.

Oswego Railroad Museum. 56 W. First St., Oswego. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 p.m. $2/age 12 & older; $1/ages 6-11; free/age 5 & younger. 342-0028.

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. Nov. 1-20: Art Gone Wild! Exhibition, featuring works of art created by trunks, paws, feet and even brushes. 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. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org. Inspires people of all ages to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs. Fall Exhibition, starting Sept. 19: Pattern Wizardry, discovering how patterns are the building blocks of the natural and man-made world. Through Nov. 30 (weather permitting): mini-golf ($6); Sciencenter Mini-Golf will be closed for renovations Sept. 8-25. Re-opens Sept. 26 with science obstacles at every one of the 18 holes.

Seward House. 33 South St., Auburn. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10/adults; $9/seniors; $5/students with identification; free/under 6. 252-1283. Designated National Historic Landmark was the home of William Henry Seward, governor of New York, state and US senator, and secretary of state to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and purchaser of Alaska.

Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum. Caton Street, McHarrie Park, Baldwinsville. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. 638-2452.

Shakowi Cultural Center. Route 46, Oneida. 363-1424. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ongoing: Oneida Culture: The Living Past, highlighting the knowledge of Oneida Nation elders on subjects ranging from corn to early medicine; Oneida Industries, life-size plaster figures engaging in different crafts; The Oneida Art of Basketry.

Skaneateles Historical Society. The Creamery, 28 Hannum St., Skaneateles. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 685-1360.

Strong National Museum of Play. 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $14; 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.

Syracuse Astronomical Society Observatory. Open Friday-Saturday, weather permitting. Strong Road, Tully. Free. 422-4503, 492-9118.

Harriet Tubman Home. South Street Road, Auburn. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, call ahead. 252-2081. Dwelling of the heroine of the Underground Railroad.

Willard Memorial Chapel/Welch Memorial Building. 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 suggested donation. 252-0339. Historic Victorian buildings featuring mosaic floors, carved oak furniture and the glass work of Louis Tiffany.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park. 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed national holidays. 568-2991. History of the women’s rights movement.

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. Various admission prices. Children age 3 and under are free. 466-7700. Wonderworksdestiny.com.

 

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