Calendar


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

Friday, July 1

Nate the Great. 11 a.m. Nate the Great gives a juggling, interactive performance for all ages; his show features spinning plates, fire torches and more. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

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.

Saturday, July 2

Meet the Syracuse Doula Chicks. 11 a.m. Learn how doula care can help you before, during and after the birth of your baby. Simpson Family Wellness, 309 Kasson Road, No. 1, Camillus. Free. (716) 532-1999. Registration recommended: syracusedoulachicks@gmail.com

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

Syracuse Jazz Fest. 3-10:30 p.m.; also July 3. The annual event features performances by Noteified, with Julia Goodwin (July 2, 4:30 p.m.); the musicians of the City of Syracuse Parks & Rec All Star Band (July 3, 4 p.m.); headliners Michael McDonald (July 2, 9:30 p.m.) and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue (July 3, 9:30 p.m.); fireworks (July 2, 9:15 p.m.); and many other acts. Bring lawn chairs. Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga Road, Syracuse. Admission: free. Parking: $5-$10. syracusejazzfest.com.

Sunday, July 3

Moto-Inventions. 1-2 p.m.; Sundays in July. 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.

Syracuse Jazz Fest. 3-10:15 p.m. See July 2 listing.

Monday, July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Manlius July Fourth Celebration. 9:15 a.m.-10 p.m. Traditional events include the Stickley Chair Race (9:30 a.m., in front of Swan Pond); parade (10 a.m.); food, face painting, games and more (noon-9 p.m., baseball field); and fireworks (dusk). Arkie Albanese Avenue, and other locations, Manlius. Free. 682-7887. manliusvillage.org/recreation.aspx/

Fanfare and Fireworks. 8 p.m. Symphoria performs patriotic tunes, and a fireworks display takes place at dusk. Lakeview Amphitheater, 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse. $10/general admission; free/under 18; $10/parking. 435-2121.

Tuesday, July 5

Gymnastics for Kids. 2 p.m. West Side Gymnastics School teaches kids basic tumbling skills. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-3395.

Hula Hoop Rug. 2:30-4 p.m. Teens going into grades 6-12 can learn to make a rug out of old T-shirts. Participants should bring at least one old, clean T-shirt. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524.

Wednesday, July 6

Fun for All Storytime. 11 a.m.; also July 13, 20 & 27. Children ages 3-7, with accompanying adult, can take part in a storytime featuring rhymes, songs, crafts and more. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike. 1:30 p.m.; also July 23 & 27. Search for raspberries and blackberries to pick, then make some ice cream. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/person. $4/parking. Registration required: 638-2519.

Cooking Up Literacy. 2 p.m. Kids can learn tasty ways to fuel their bodies. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-3395.

Eric Carle Theme Party. 2-3 p.m. Celebrate the works of The Very Hungry Caterpillar author with activities, cartoons and food. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

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. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1900.

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

Jeff the Magic Man. 6:30 p.m. Jeff leads audiences on a journey through Magical Storyland in his show, which is followed by a mini magic workshop. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Thursday, July 7

Sharing Nature with Your Child. 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays & Fridays, through July 29. Preschoolers, each accompanied by an adult, can hike, play games and do crafts. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $7/session; $24/4 sessions. Registration required: 638-2519.

Drop In Storytime. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also July 11, 20 & 28. Children age 5 and under, and caregivers, can hear stories, sing songs and play games. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Free to Be. 10:30 a.m.; also July 14, 21 & 28. Early-childhood music and acting class for ages 3-6. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. fflib.org

Family Music Jam. 2-3 p.m. Children of all ages, and caregivers, can sing and play music on the library’s instruments—or bring their own. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Coding for K-2. 2 p.m.; also July 14, 21 & 28. Kids in kindergarten through grade 2 can practice computer coding, learning a different platform each week, from robots to Scratch. Participants do not have to attend every class. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org

Nerdy Nummies for Teens. 2-3:30 p.m. Kids in grades 7-12 can make treats featured in the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Coding for Grades 3-5. 3:30 p.m.; also July 14, 21 & 28. Kids in grades 3 through 5 can practice computer coding, learning a different platform each each week, from robots to Scratch. Participants do not have to attend every class. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 10. Enjoy aspects of Arabic culture such as traditional dances, a souk full of crafts, pastries and other food. There’s also a playground for the kids. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse. Free admission. 488-0388. steliasny.com

Blacklight Painting. 5:15 p.m. Teens and tweens can learn how blacklights work and can mix their own paint and make their own painting. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Zoo to You. 6-7 p.m. A Rosamond Gifford Zoo educator brings live animals in for a visit; best for ages 4-10. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. 454-4524.

Jump, Dance and Spin into Fairy Tales. 6:30 p.m. All ages of kids can move to the beat as storyteller Robin Bady tells tales of races, stretches and climbs. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Friday, July 8

Library Farm Nature Camp. 10-11 a.m.; Fridays, through Aug. 26. Kids age 7 and up will identify plants, perform science experiments and create nature-based crafts, among other activities. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org

Kids in Motion. 11 a.m.; also July 29. Children ages 1-5 will have a ball playing with maracas, shaker eggs and more in this video-guided activity. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 492-1727.

Teen Tie-Dye Friday. 2:30-4 p.m. Teens can make colorful T-shirt creations. Bring a white cotton shirt to dye; dyes and rubber bands provided. Wear clothes that can get messy. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 10. See July 7 listing.

Saturday, July 9

Gemworld. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; also July 10. The annual show features hands-on education exhibits, including a water sluice for stone and mineral panning, and demonstrations plus gems, fossils, minerals and more for sale. SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. $7/adults; free/age 12 and under with adult. 672-5328. gmss.us.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, can have fun in this music and movement class. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524.

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.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-10 p.m.; through July 10. See July 7 listing.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original, interactive version in which Sleeping Beauty falls asleep every time she hears her name spoken. Children in the audience can dress up to join the royal court. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: 449-3823.

Sunday, July 10

Gemworld. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See July 9 listing.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-6 p.m. See July 7 listing.

Monday, July 11

Family Yoga. 11 a.m.; also July 18 & 25. Children from infants to age 6, with a caregiver, can join a relaxing family yoga and dance class. Wear comfortable clothes and bring yoga mat or beach towel. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

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.

Teen Yoga Class. 2-3 p.m. Young people in grades 7-12 can take a beginning yoga class with Julie Daniels. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Weird Science. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 8-14 can learn how polymers in common household items can create slime or even plastic. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524.

Computer Dissection for Beginners. 4 p.m. Kids age 12 and up can take apart decommissioned computers and learn what’s inside. In part 2 (July 12, 4 p.m.), participants can see if they can put the computers back together and see if they can get the computers to boot up. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org

Craftastic Critters. 4:30 p.m.; also July 18 & 25. Kids in preschool through grade 2 can drop in to make a craft. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. fflib.org

VBAC Information Night. 6 p.m. Hear from a representative of ICAN, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, how to have a birth after cesarean. Light snacks provided. Presented by the CNY Doula Connection. Simpson Family Wellness, 309 Kasson Road, No. 1, Camillus. Free. Registration recommended: 447-4343.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Tully’s, 2943 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Reserve if you wish to attend: multiplemomsmin
gle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 12

Storytime in the Park. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also July 19 & 26. Children age 5 and older and their caregivers can take part in a story and walk in the park in a program presented by Liverpool Public Library. Wegmans Playground, Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Free. 457-0310.

Instagram Crafts. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Teens going into grades 6-12 can create crafts using their pictures. Be ready to print pictures from a flash drive, Instagram or another source. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524.

Wednesday, July 13

Dan the Snakeman. 2 p.m. Audiences of all ages can watch a reptile show and learn about the animals. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1900.

Henna Body Art. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about (temporary) henna art from SK Henna and get a henna tattoo of your own. Participants under 12 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian to receive a henna tattoo. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Teen Geeks Lite. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out, play games, eat snacks, and create—video game free, in this version of Teen Geeks. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Dan the Snakeman. 6:30 p.m. Audiences of all ages can watch a reptile show and learn about the animals. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Thursday, July 14

Calling All Superheroes. 2-3 p.m. Kids ages 5-10 can dress as their favorite superhero and have snacks, make crafts and take part in activities. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Marble Mazes. 3:30-5 p.m. Use cardboard, tape and other materials to make your own marble maze toy; for age 7 and up. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Friday, July 15

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 17. See thousands of hot rods, (pre-1980) classic and custom cars and trucks. Celebrities are always a feature of the event. (Buy tickets in advance and pay $13 for adults, $6 for kids.) State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $18/adults; $8/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and under. (800) 753-3978. syracusena
tionals.com.

Green Thumb Project. 2 p.m. Kids age 12 and up can spend time in the garden and create something beautiful to take home. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Origami Workshop. 2 p.m. Children age 8 and up can make a basic origami piece to take home. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Family Fort Night. 6 p.m. Families with children age 2 and up can build forts for a special story and activity time. Bring blankets, sheets and pillows from home. Pizza and s’mores provided. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Biscuit Visits Storytime. 7 p.m. Kids can wear pajamas and hear a story featuring Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s Biscuit. Then they can meet Biscuit. Don’t forget your camera! Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Saturday, July 16

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 17. See July 15 listing.

Onondaga Cup and Lakefest. 11 a.m.-9:15 p.m. An all-day regatta with rowing, kayak and paddleboard competition takes place amid an onshore festival. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Free. onondaga
lakefest.com.

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

Sunday, July 17

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See July 15 listing.

Monday, July 18

Grandparent/Grandchildren’s Fishing Days. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.; Monday-Friday; through July 29. A chance for grandparents to fish with grandchildren. Bait and poles provided. No live bait or treble hooks allowed. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $3/child; free/adults (three children per adult allowed). Registration required: 689-9367.

DIY Racers. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 8-14 can learn to make vehicles with different materials and see whose is the fastest. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: 454-4524.

Games on the Lawn. 5-7 p.m. People of all ages can take part in games of croquet, badminton, cornhole, bocce and more. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Tuesday, July 19

Party at the Pond. 1 p.m. Kids and adults can look at the wildlife pond with a naturalist. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Zoo to You. 1 p.m. Live animals visit with an educator from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Karate for Family Fun. 2 p.m. Kids ages 11-18 can watch a demonstration of moves with Randy Lawrence, then learn a few beginning moves themselves. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Hula-Hooping. 2 p.m. Kids can learn to Hula-Hoop with Go Figure Gym. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Wednesday, July 20

Tie Dye on the Lawn. 1-2:30 p.m. Kids and teens can bring a cotton T-shirt or other small item to decorate; the library provides dye, gloves and instructions. (Wear old clothes that might get dye on them.) Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Cartoonist Paul Merklein. 6 p.m. Kids age 10 and up can learn how cartooning is a fun way to express and share their ideas. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-1900. onlib.org.

Thursday, July 21

Candyland. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All ages can step into a game of Candyland and play. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

How to Draw Cartoons. 2-3 p.m. Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches kids of all ages how they can express themselves by drawing cartoons. NOPL at Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484. nopl.org.

Puppets With Pizazz. 2:30 p.m. See puppets perform “The Three Millie Goats Buff,” a silly version of a traditional tale; for ages 4-10. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. 454-4524.

No-Bake Food. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can prepare delicious food and treats that don’t involve cooking or baking. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Zoovies Summer Movie Series. (Dusk) 8:30 p.m. See Mr. Popper’s Penguins 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, July 22

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Saturday, July 23

Arise and Ride at the Farm. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cycle 12 or 25 miles in a benefit for Arise at the Farm, 1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango. 
Pledges. 671-2909. ariseinc.org

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

Sports on the Lawn. 1-2 p.m. Play games on the lawn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Sunday, July 24

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Monday, July 25

Visit to Black Mamba Skate Park. 2 p.m. Kids age 6 and up can take a field trip to the skate park (also in the mall). Participants will learn about skateboarding safety and will see some tricks. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Tuesday, July 26

Yoga for Kids. 1 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 can strengthen their bodies and become more flexible. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5442.

How to Draw Cartoons. 2 p.m. Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches kids age 10 and up how they can express themselves by drawing cartoons. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Puppet Show. 2-2:45 p.m. In the ridiculous tale of “The Littlest Pirate,” young Hubert is kidnapped by Eddie Snickerbucket. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184.

Kids Cook. 2-3 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can cook with recipes in the library’s kitchen. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Hip-Hop Dance Class. 2 p.m. Syracuse School of Dance teaches an intro to poppin’, lockin’ and breakin’ as well as freestyle hip-hop. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Puppets With Pizazz. 6:30 p.m. Nancy Sanders’ puppets perform “The Three Millie Goats Buff,” a silly version of a traditional tale, in a show for pre-kindergartners and up. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Wednesday, July 27

Bubble Games. 2 p.m. Doug Rougeux uses bubbles to engage audience members in an Olympic game show. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-1900. onlib.org.

How to Draw Cartoons. 2 p.m. Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches kids age 10 and up how they can express themselves by drawing cartoons. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-3395.

Ready, Set, Spin with the MOST. 6:30 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. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Thursday, July 28

Fly a Kite. 1 or 2:30 p.m. Children ages 4-10 can learn to build a kite—and fly one, if the weather is suitable. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required for one session: 454-4524.

Kanos and Sonic Pi. 5:15 p.m. Teens and tweens can learn to code using music with Sonic Pi. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Friday, July 29

Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 31. Nearly 200 artists, entertainers and craftspeople make their mark on Columbus Circle in Syracuse. 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com

Children’s Activities at Oswego Harborfest. 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m.; through July 31. Harborfest, which runs July 28-31, includes a Children’s Stage at West Park and activities at the Novelis Family Park at Franklin Square. Also crafters, midway rides, and music in the parks and along the shores of Lake Ontario. A Children’s Parade starts at Breitbeck Park (July 29, 1:30 p.m.). Don’t miss the fireworks over the harbor (July 30, 9:30 p.m.). Free admission. 343-6858. oswegoharborfest.com

Stage of Nations. 5-10 p.m.; also July 30. Native American music, dance and crafts. Also sustainability exhibits at Blue Rain EcoFest. Hanover Square, Syracuse. Free. 479-5299.

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.

 

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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