NEHDA Neighborhood December Updates: Hiring, Holiday Giveaways, and Hayrides

There’s a lot going on in the neighborhood that encompasses the Hawley-Green, Washington Square communities; its boarders are Teall Ave., Burnet Ave., Grant Blvd, State St., and Hiawatha Blvd. Meetings are usually held monthly and neighborhood involvement is encouraged. The following are just a few things going on in the neighborhood:

Holiday Hayrides at Burnet Park

The City of Syracuse Parks Department will offer free horse-drawn wagon rides on December 14 & 15 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (while space is available). Meet Santa and enjoy free holiday treats!

Annual Winter Giveaway

The Syracuse Northeast Community Center will be distributing coats, hats, gloves, socks, and scarves for their Annual Winter Giveaway! Friday, December 21 from 10 AM – 2 PM at SNCC. Open to the public.

We’re Hiring!

NEHDA is searching for a new Program Coordinator. Please send resume and cover letter due January 4, 2019 to

Meeting Changes

The Washington Square Neighborhood Association will have it’s meeting on Thursday, December 20. Meet & Greet starts at 6:30 PM with refreshments. Speaker Jonathan Link Logan from NorthsideUP will share an infographic on I-81 options.

The following meetings in December are canceled for the holiday season…
-Dec. 18 Hawley-Green Neighborhood Watch
-Dec. 25 Danforth-Pond-Butternut Task Force
-Dec. 26 Northside TNT

Community For The Grid Fundraiser

Build support for the Community Grid! Hear from local activists, urban developers, members of the Common Council, and the Walsh Administration. Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Munjed’s Middle Eastern Cafe.


Winter Warmth Workshop

Come celebrate the season with HeatSmart CNY, Alliance for a Green Economy, and local Finger Lakes wineries. Learn how to weatherize your home by switching your heating and cooling system to something more environmentally and pocketbook friendly. Thursday, December 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at ArtRage Gallery.


. . . Everything Else… Notable Links in Syracuse

 Blessing Boxes

Members of Syracuse’s Vietnamese community, Operation Northern Comfort, and friends spent the weekend building blessing boxes. These bright pink boxes are located throughout the community and filled with food and other necessities for people to take as needed, with no questions asked.

Cathedral Candle Company Expansion

Cathedral Candle Company has expanded at its location on the Northside. The $2.5 million investment was privately funded and is part of a multiphase master-development plan.