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VOICES-Black Arts Collective Host Say Their Names: Memorial

Arts Collective highlight Syracuse lives taken by police (Syracuse, NY) — The Black Artist Collective (BAC) will host a SAY THEIR NAMES MEMORIAL on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The event will honor and uplift the names of Black and Brown lives lost to racism, injustice, and senseless police violence More »

Dana Balter to Host Virtual Conversation with House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and Local Black Community Leaders

Syracuse, NY — This Thursday, October 1st, NY-24 Democratic congressional nominee Dana Balter will host a virtual conversation with House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and local Black community leaders Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter, and Gwen Webber-McLeod. Together, they will discuss how the federal government can best serve the Black communities in central More »

Partnership with 100 Black Men of Syracuse begins Syracuse Stage season

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh; Andreas G. Frank, president, Front Line Care, Hillrom Company; Senator Rachel May (D-53rd) New York State Senate; and Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner are the first guests in a series of eight video interviews, “100 Conversations for Change,” a new initiative from 100 Black Men of Syracuse, created and More »

Rep. Katko Announces $88k In Cares Act Funding for Everson Museum of Art to Expand Virtual Programming Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Syracuse, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $88,000 in CARES Act funding will be awarded to Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. As the first museum to house a collection of only American art, the Everson Museum is a vital part of the downtown Syracuse and is a critical resource for local students More »

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month ‘Honoring Latina matriarchs that inspire our communities’

This event marks the release of a new bilingual children’s book, written and illustrated by the young participants in La Casita’s dual language literacy programs. The new edition, titled Abuelitas (Little Grandmas), is the 5th annual children’s book released by La Casita. It contains written reflections and illustrations that depict the strong bonds between children and their abuelitas, More »

The Art of Black Women’s Wellness: Social Justice and Equity via the Arts – Thursday September 10th

Join Dr. Tanisha Jackson, Executive Director of the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC), on Thursday, September 10 to virtually view visual narratives by contemporary Black women artists and hear about how their art facilitates wellness and social justice. Dr. Jackson will discuss how art facilitates wellness and social justice by analyzing how the narratives of Black women More »

Mayor Walsh Extends Outdoor Dining in Armory Square Through Weekends in September

Restaurant owners report sales “grew exponentially” and that “foot traffic has been a huge support” Syracuse, N.Y. — The weekend conversion of Walton Street in Armory Square into a two block open air café and shopping area will continue through the month of September. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced today that the City of Syracuse More »

Governor Cuomo Kicks Off 2020 Virtual Great New York State Fair Special Events and Activities

Nation’s Third Largest State Fair Postponed Due to COVID-19, Will Still Have Its Annual Butter Sculpture  Fair Fans Can Enjoy Virtual Contests and Activities From The Fair and Its Partners  Drive-Thru Fair Food Events on Fairgrounds to Continue Through Labor Day  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a full slate of virtual Great New York State Fair special More »