A Destination Experience is defined as a venue so interesting, different, or special that people travel just to be there. The experiences identified within this blog will feature the most unique aspects of the Central New York region -- Things to Do and Where to Stay in Syracuse and the Heart of New York.
The Everson presents the annual Summer Film Under the Stars Series, in partnership with Urban Video Project and The Oncenter. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and settle in on the Everson Community Plaza to enjoy films projected onto the side of the Museum building. Come out at 8:30 pm for activities before each film. Screening will begin as soon as darkness permits.
Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina St. (map)
Saturday, August 17, 1:30 pm
See the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome world of giants. The giants fight to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Rated PG.
Tours begin at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd. E. (map)
Sunday, August 18, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm; Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23, 3 pm
Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of historic Downtown Syracuse, exploring the same path where the famous waterway once ran. The tour begins at the Erie Canal Museum, winding through Clinton and Hanover Squares before ending back at the museum. Discover how the neighborhood has changed since the days of the Erie Canal. The tour is about an hour long.
Clinton Square (map) Tuesdays, ongoing through October 8, 7 am-4 pm
The Downtown Farmers' Market is presented by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. The market features over 50 farmers and produce dealers selling fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items, and more. Some weeks the market hosts live entertainment.
Clinton Square (map)
Wednesdays, ongoing throughAugust 28, 12:15-12:45 pm
A fusion of hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, the routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combine to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. A one of a kind fitness program appropriate for all fitness levels. No registration required, simply show up in comfortable clothes and sneakers for some fun in the sun!
Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson St. (map) Wednesdays through August 28, dusk
The Sound Garden presents Flicks on the Crick - a weekly film series shown on a massive outdoor screen with professional sound. Bring some chairs, grab some friends, and enjoy this free film series all summer long - it's the perfect respite from the grind of the work week!
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