Calendar


 

August 2014

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

Friday, Aug. 1

Sundaes on Friday for Teens. 1-2:20 p.m.; also Aug. 22. Teens can eat ice cream sundaes, take part in book discussions and activities, and win prizes. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1900.

Music with Donna B. 2 p.m. Join Donna Butterfield for an interactive music and movement show. Space is limited, so arrive early. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Frozen Friday. 7 p.m. Fans of all ages can take part in a Frozen sing-along celebration and activities. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Cardboard Challenge for Kids. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; also Aug. 16. Kids ages 6-14 can take part in a citywide challenge to make cardboard arcade games. All supplies provided. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5326.

A Day on the Farm. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Working dairy farm welcomes visitors for a day of hay-wagon tours, agriculture-themed entertainment, free dairy products and a lunch of local foods. Tre-G Farm, 8183 Route 20 (between Watervale Road and Pompey Center Road), Manlius. Free. 424-9485, Ext. 224.

Smart Play. 10:30 a.m-noon; also Aug. 14. Children age 5 and under can explore a free-play environment that promotes discovery, creativity and the development of early literacy skills. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Gravity Fest. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Aug. 3. Athletes on luges, speedboards, and buttboards speed down a road filled with challenging curves and vertical drops. Shuttles from parking area at Stockbridge Valley Central School, 6011 Williams Road, Munnsville. Gravity Fest events take place on East Hill Road, Munnsville. Free. 495-6593. www.munnsvillegravityfest.com.

Reading with Rover. 11 a.m.-noon. Kids ages 6-10 can read to a dog from Paws of CNY in a 10-minute session. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

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.

Learn to Build a Computer. 2 p.m.; Part 2 on Aug. 9. Two-part workshop for teens and adults teaches how to take a PC apart and rebuild it. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-1940.

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.

Kirk Park Family Day. 3-7 p.m. Entertainment and activities for the whole family, including performances by the Stan Colella All-Star Band, Five to Life, Wacheva Cultural Arts and more. Kirk Park, South avenue and Onondaga Creek Boulevard entrance, Syracuse. Free. 473-4330.

Captain America Visits. 4 p.m. Dress as your favorite superhero or villain and meet Captain America for a photo opportunity in celebration of 75 years of Marvel Comics. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Gravity Fest. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. See Aug. 2 listing.

Bavarianfest. Noon. An event filled with German food and drink, folk dancing and music. Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. 451-7275. www.bavarian
clubalmenrausch.org.

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

Make-It-Yourself Mondays. 2:30 p.m.; also Aug. 11 & 18. Each week, kids ages 5-12 can make a different easy project; all materials provided. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Monday, Aug. 4

Dan the Snakeman. 11 a.m. Meet some reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Solvay Public Library, 615 Woods Road, Solvay. Free. 468-2441. www.solvaylibrary.org.

Teen Get Fit Club. 4-5 p.m.; Mondays through Aug. 18. Personal trainer Joseph Labbate leads teens to improve their fitness with personal assessment and goal setting. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442. Preregistration required by email: dmcgregor@onlib.org.

Elementary Spanish Exploration. 5:45-6:30 p.m.; also Aug. 11, 18 & 25. Children entering kindergarten through grade 5 will be introduced to Spanish language and culture by certified Spanish teacher Amanda Burt. DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse. Free. 727-8246.

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also Aug. 11, 18 & 25. Gentle yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-1940.

Sleepytime Pre-K Spanish/English Storytime. 5:45-6:30 p.m.; also Aug. 11, 18 & 25. Children may arrive in pajamas and learn about Spanish language and culture with Spanish teacher Amanda Burt. DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse. Free. 727-8246.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Cheer the hometown Minor League Baseball team as they face the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 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

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Storytime. 10 a.m.; also Aug. 12, 19 & 26. Bring a child, ages 1-5, for books, songs, dance and fun. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Mad Scientists. 2 p.m. Make film-canister rockets. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also Aug. 12, 19 & 26. Kids ages 4-10 can drop in to make a different craft each week. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Teen Murder Mystery Night. 6-7:30 p.m. An evening of suspense, mystery and fun. Refreshments provided. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. Registration required: 672-3661.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. See Aug. 4 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

DCL Crafts at the Beach. 11 a.m.; also Aug. 13. DeWitt Community Library staffers help participants (ages 5-11) make crafts at the beach. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Admission: $7/vehicle. Registration required: 446-3578.

Family Fest Program. 11 a.m. Elinor Freer and David Ying perform joyful music and talk about what makes it celebratory. The program concludes with a group performance of “Happy Birthday”; bring an instrument if you play. Presented by the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Free. 685-7418.

DIY Club. 1 p.m.; also Aug. 20. Kids age 10 and older can work on a different project at each session, making items such as duct-tape crafts and marble magnets. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Hula Hoopla. 3:30 p.m.; also Aug. 13 & 20. Kids ages 8-11 can do Hoopnatica with Dena Beratta of Mandala Moon Yoga. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Wild Wednesday. 6-7 p.m. Visit with a staffer from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and some animals. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

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.

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, Aug. 7

Soda Bottle Science. 6:30 p.m. Award-winning author and scientist Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek presents science experiments that go fizz, boom and pop! Space is limited, so arrive early. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Louisville Bats. See Aug. 4 listing.

Friday, Aug. 8

French with Veronique. 11 a.m. (ages 3-6); 11:30 a.m. (ages 7-10). Kids can learn French through a game, song and craft. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 17. The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival presents Twelfth Night, a comedy filled with mistaken identities. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Thornden Park amphitheatre, entrances at Ostrom Avenue and Madison Street, South Beach Street, Ackerman Avenue, Syracuse. Donations. 476-1835. www.syrsf.org.

Madeline Visits Storytime. 7 p.m. Hear Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline and meet the famous French schoolgirl in person. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Louisville Bats. Fireworks follow this game. See Aug. 4 listing.

Film Under the Stars: Coraline. 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the film about a young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her family’s new house and enters a parallel reality. Everson Plaza, across from the War Memorial, State Street, Syracuse. Free. 474-6064.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Blueberry Festival. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Aug. 10. Pick your own blueberries and enjoy wagon rides, live music, a bounce house, face painting and more. Abbott Farms, 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville. Free admission. 530-3246. www.abbottfarms.com.

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

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.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 2 listing.

Barefoot Hike. 1-3 p.m. Join Barefoot Bob for a half-mile barefoot hike along the Valley Trail over grass, wooden bridges, leaves and soil; not for families with strollers. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8/individual; $25/family. Register: 673-1350.

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.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 17. See Aug. 8 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Louisville Bats. See Aug. 4 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Blueberry Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Aug. 9 listing.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 2 p.m.; through Aug. 17. See Aug. 8 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 5 p.m. Vs. Louisville Bats. See Aug. 4 listing.

Monday, Aug. 11

Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-noon; daily, through Aug. 15. School with theme of “weird animals” is open to children from age 5 through fifth grade. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Road, Camillus. $10/child; $25/household maximum. Register: 487-1171 or 466-6171.

Mad Scientist Party. 4-6 p.m. Kids of all ages can celebrate a summer of reading fun, dressing up as a mad scientist, eating crazy foods and doing weird experiments. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Charlotte Knights. See Aug. 4 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

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.

Tinker Tots. 11 a.m.-noon. Children ages 3-5 will have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore and invent. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Pirate Party with Captain Jack. 1-2 p.m. Children age 5 and up (pirate garb optional) can come in for a swashbuckling good time. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Mad Scientists. 2 p.m. Make fake snot. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Charlotte Knights. See Aug. 4 listing.

Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower. 9-11 p.m. Participants can view one of the year’s best meteor showers through telescopes as well as see Mars and Saturn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8/individual; $25/family. Register: 673-1350.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Family Fest Program. 11 a.m. The Shanghai Quartet performs music from around the world. Presented by the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Free. 685-7418.

Teen Reading Finale: Pizza and Prizes. 2 p.m. Have pizza and celebrate your summer of reading. Those who have read five books will be entered for a chance to win tickets to local attractions and other prizes. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Charlotte Knights. See Aug. 4 listing.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Geek Squad Academy. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; also Aug. 15. Two-day tech camp for ages 10-18 gives kids the chance to learn about digital film production, robotics, 3D printing and more. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: academy.geeksquad.com/register. 492-1727.

MOMS Club of Syracuse-East. 9:30 a.m. Gathering for local kids and moms. Manlius United Methodist Church, 111 Wesley St., Manlius. Free. 395-5009. momsclubofcuseeast.webs.com/.

Moreland the Magician. 6:30 p.m. David Moreland fumbles his way through experiments that blend magic, mystery and audience participation. Space is limited, so arrive early. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Stargazing. 7 p.m. (Cloud date: Aug. 21.) The Syracuse Astronomical Society presents an introduction to the night sky, including ways to learn the constellations and information about meteor showers, satellites and more. Beaver Lake Nature Center parking lot, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2/person. $4/parking. Registration required: 638-2519.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Charlotte Knights. See Aug. 4 listing.

Friday, Aug. 15

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 17. See Aug. 8 listing.

Teen Overnight. 8 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Kids in grades 6-12 can spend the night in the library reading books, watching movies, playing games—or even sleeping. Signed parental permission forms required. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Tristyn’s Dragonfly Golf Tournament. 7:30-8:45 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. (tee off). Pig roast follows tournament. Benefit for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Liverpool Country Club, 7209 Morgan Road, Liverpool. Non-golfers (pig roast): $20/adult; $10/kids; free/under 6. Golfers: $100/person; $400/team. (484) 241-7808. Email: tristynsgolftournament@yahoo.com.

Asian Elephant Extravaganza. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn all about the zoo’s resident pachyderms while playing games, seeing cultural demonstrations and visiting activity stations. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Free with zoo admission: $8/adult; $5/senior; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and under. 435-8511.

Model Railroad Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See a model railroad layout by the Central New York Large-Scale Railway Society. The Commons, Driver’s Village, 5885 E. Circle Dr., Cicero. Free. 451-3199.

Recreate NY Festival. 10 a.m.; also Aug. 17. All-ages event includes yoga in the park, live music, and artists, crafters and more selling their wares. Lake Neatahwanta, 609 W. Broadway, Fulton. Free. 561-7861.

Science Social. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain date: Aug. 17.) Learn about the properties of water and bubbles with free outdoor science demonstrations in the park to the east of the 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.

Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; also Aug. 17. Live music, German food and drink, face painting—and the Twin Magicians (2 p.m., both days). Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. Free. 451-7275. germanamericanscny.com.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 2 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. 17.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8/individual; $25/family. Register: 673-1350.

Sidewalk Art. 2 p.m. Children ages 5-11 can design with chalk. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 17. See Aug. 8 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Recreate NY Festival. 10 a.m. See Aug. 16 listing.

Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park. 2 p.m. See Aug. 8 listing.

Monday, Aug. 18

Build a Bridge. 3:30 p.m. Children ages 8-11 can use Legos to build a bridge. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

See Ongoing Events

Wednesday, Aug. 20

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, Aug. 21

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. The fair’s always a cornucopia of food, concerts and rides. And this year a new midway rides operator, Wade Shows, promises different attractions, price options and other changes. As usual, there will also be numerous 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.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 4 listing.

Friday, Aug. 22

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Mask Making. 11 a.m. Children age 5 and up can take a hands-on workshop with Open Hand Theater staff and make a mask. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. Fireworks follow the game. See Aug. 4 listing.

Film Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the film E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, about a boy and his friends who find an alien and help him. Everson Plaza, across from the War Memorial, State Street, Syracuse. Free. 474-6064.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Art on the Farm. 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about intuitive painting. Abbott Farms, 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville. $15. Register: 530-3246. tours@abbottfarms.com.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 2 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 24

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Monday, Aug. 25

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Cooking Up Literacy. 2 p.m. Kids can learn to make their school lunches. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

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. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 726-3632.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 4 listing.

Thursday, Aug. 28

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Picnic and Games. 1 p.m. Kids ages 6-11 can enjoy all kinds of games on the lawn. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and drink provided. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.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.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 4 listing.

Friday, Aug. 29

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Saturday, Aug. 30

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 2 listing.

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. $45/advance; $50/day-of; $25/ages 7-16. (800) 475-2340. bubbleblastrun.com.

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 1. See Aug. 21 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 6:30 p.m. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. See Aug. 4 listing.

Monday, Sept. 1

LABOR DAY

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight. See Aug. 21 listing.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Summer Movie Express. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; through Aug. 27. Regal Entertainment Group offers G- and PG-rated flicks at three area cinemas for $1 admission. Selections include Hotel Transylvania, The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Arthur Christmas and more, changing each week. Shoppingtown Mall 14, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt; 449-2001; Destiny USA 19, Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse; 466-5680. Regal Great Northern Mall 10, 4155 Route 31, Clay; 622-8928. www.regmovies.com.

Sterling Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; through Aug. 17. Visit the recreated Elizabethan village and enjoy the minstrels, jousts, japes and other entertainment provided by actors in costume, on stage and strolling about the 35-acre site. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. $25.95/adults; $15.95/ages 5-11; free/age 4 and under. (800) 879-4446. www.sterlingfestival.com.

Canoeing & Kayaking. Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; June 22-Sept. 1. Paddle around Beaver Lake searching for beaver lodges, turtles and herons. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $10/first hour of rental. $4 per vehicle. Call for current conditions: 638-2519.

Onondaga Lake Skate Park. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; daily (weather permitting); through Sept. 2. (Shorter hours after Sept. 2.) The 16,900 square foot skate park is open for BMX, skateboards and inline skates. Helmets and signed waivers are required. Onondaga Lake Skate Park, Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway. $3/session. 453-6712.

Onondaga County Beaches. Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, noon-6 p.m.; through Aug. 17. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton. $7/vehicle. 435-5252 (Jamesville) or 676-7366 (Oneida). www.onondagacountyparks.com.

Horseback Riding. Daily, except Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Sept. 1. Hour-long guided ride on the trails of Highland Forest, Route 80, 3 miles east of Fabius. $30/hour. Reservations required: 289-3775.

Wegmans Tram. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; through Sept. 1. Schedule subject to change. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. $1/person. 453-6712.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Evening Wildlife Walks. Fridays, 7 p.m.; through July. On guided walks, look for signs of wildlife such as the barred owl, fox or white-tailed deer. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4 per vehicle. 638-2519.

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. 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. Through Aug. 17: Dr. Entomo’s Amazing Arthropods, an exhibit of insects. 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. Ongoing attractions include Humboldt penguins.

Salt Museum. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 p.m.; through Oct. 12. Learn about the industry that supplied the nation with salt until the 1920s. See kettles, wooden barrels and other equipment used in the process. Free. 453-6712.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Tuesday-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.

Seward House. 33 South St., Auburn. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/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.

Sims Store Museum. 5750 Devoe Road, off Route 690 (in Camillus Erie Canal Park), Camillus. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (May through October). Replica of canal store features exhibits, early photos and maps. Also, narrated canal-boat tours available (Sundays, 1-5 p.m.; $3/adult, $1.50/ages 5-11) as well as biking, hiking, fishing and playground along 7-mile stretch of Erie Canal Park. 488-3409.

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: $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.

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. 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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