Calendar

July 2018 Events

Polish Festival, June 22-24 | MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTO

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

Saturday, June 30

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of an astronomer. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068.

Hansel and Gretel. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents a comical, interactive version of the tale, in which the brother and sister are clueless until they get help from a leprechaun and children in the audience, and teach the grumpy witch the virtue of kindness. Children are invited to dress as their favorite fairy tale character. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: (315) 449-3823.

Sunday, July 1

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Monday, July 2

Tinkergarten Trial Class. 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Kids from 18 months to 8 years old can
participate in outdoor, play-based learning activities. Shove Park, Slawson Drive, Camillus. Free. Registration required: tinkergarten.com/classes.

Gaming for Adults with Special Needs. 1:30-3 p.m. Adults with special needs can play Wii games and board games; caregivers must remain in the room. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Twin Trees Too, 1029 Milton Ave., Syracuse. For more details and to reserve if you wish to attend: multiplemomsmingle.com.

Tuesday, July 3

Storytime & Book Bike in the Park. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also July 10, 24 & 31. Kids and caregivers can walk from the library to Onondaga Lake Park, near the Wegmans playground. There they can enjoy stories and songs, and check out books and DVDs from the Book Bike. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Arts with Eve. 1-2 p.m.; also July 10. Young people ages 8-16 can learn to draw animated characters using pencil, paper, and painting software. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3797.

Tween Scene. 1-2 p.m.; also July 10, 17, 24 & 31. Kids ages 10-14 can make crafts, play games, and engage in other activities. Something different every week. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwell
memoriallibrary.org.

Make-Your-Own Galaxy. 2:30 p.m. Participants can fill a jar with provided supplies (including glitter) to make their own galaxy. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 435-1940.

Wednesday, 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., starting at East Seneca and Fayette streets); food, carnival games and rides, a magic act, and more (12:30-7 p.m., baseball field); and fireworks (dusk). 1 Arkie Albanese Ave. and other locations, Manlius. Free. (315) 682-7887. manlius
village.org.

Balloon Show. 2-3 p.m. Jeff the Magic Man will open his Magical Mystery Trunk and take out amazing and impossible things. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. (315) 676-7484.

Symphoria July 4th Celebration. 8 p.m. Symphoria performs patriotic tunes, the Syracuse Pops Chorus sings, and a fireworks display follows the concert. Lakeview Amphitheater, 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse. $10/general admission; free/under 18; $10/parking. (315) 435-2121. experiencesymphoria.org.

Thursday, July 5

Musical Storytime in the Garden. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also July 12, 19 & 26. Songs, stories, rhymes and movement for all ages in on the Dinosaur Garden Lawn (or in the Children’s Room if it rains). Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Indoor Drive-In Movie. 2-4 p.m. Children in grades K-2 can design and decorate “cars” made out of boxes, then watch a movie. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

MOST Traveling Science Show. 2 p.m. An educator from the MOST (Museum of Science & Technology) will teach participants about rock groups and their stories and will also discuss the science of sound in an interactive presentation. Program available at other county libraries; visit onlib.org for information. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Friday, July 6

Sharing Nature with Your Child. 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays or Fridays, through July 27. Preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, can go on nature walks, play games and make crafts. A new topic is covered at each session. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $7/session; $30/all five sessions. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Wildlife Walks. 7 p.m.; also July 13, 20 & 27. Participants in guided walks will hike the forest and meadows in search of wildlife and their signs. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Saturday, July 7

Upcycling. 10-11:30 a.m. Participants age 10 and up can learn how to make useful household products from old milk jugs. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Make Hypertufa Stepping Stones. 10 a.m.-noon. Children in preschool and older can make a decorative stepping stone out of craft materials and cement. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also July 14, 21 & 28. Kids can read to a friendly dog from Paws Inc. of CNY. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Paint a Rock. 2-4 p.m. Bring your own rock to paint. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Rice Creek Rambles. 11 a.m.; also July 14, 21 & 28. Explore trails, woods and wetlands with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego, Thompson Road, 1 mile south of Route 104, Oswego. Free. Call day of to check trail conditions: (315) 312-6677.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Weekly interactive experience has a different theme each week; this month topics include rabbit care and behavior; science experiments designed by college students; and composting. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/general admission, ages 2-64; $7/seniors; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Sunday, July 8

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Monday, July 9

Messy Play Day. 3 p.m. Kids from babies to age 5 can enjoy sensory activities with painting, water, and play dough; participants should dress for mess (or bring a change of clothes). Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Tuesday, July 10

Summer Learning Day. Noon-2 p.m. Visit activity and craft tables, and meet Daniel Tiger, star of his own PBS show. Event raises awareness about the importance of summer learning and is presented by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. Canyon Area, Destiny USA, 1 Destiny Drive, Syracuse. Free. (315) 428-8129. onliteracy.org.

Nate the Great Show. 2:30 p.m. In this interactive one-man juggling performance, enjoy comedy, get a chance to volunteer, and watch a variety of objects fly through the air. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Zoo to You. 4:30 p.m. Come face to face with zoo animals and ask an educator questions. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Wednesday, July 11

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike. 1 p.m.; also July 25. Help pick blackberries or raspberries on a hike, then try your hand at cranking out some ice cream. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/person. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Summer STEAM Club. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5-10 can learn through hands-on activities and experiments on the Dinosaur Garden lawn. Caregivers and siblings are welcome. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

STEAM Activities. 2 p.m. Children in grades 3-5 can take part in activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Hip Hop Dance. 3:30-4:30 p.m.; also July 18 & 25. Young people age 12 and up can learn dance moves with Nazir Mohammed. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3797.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also July 18. Teens can play board games in the first session of the month and video games in the second. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Dan the Snakeman. 6-7 p.m. People of all ages can learn about snakes and other reptiles during this interactive presentation. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Zoo to You. 6:30 p.m. Children from preschoolers on up and families can get face to face with zoo animals. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Words and Music Songwriter Woodshed. 6:30-9 p.m. Songwriters of all ages and skill levels can bring work, and get and give constructive opinions and suggestions. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, July 12

Free to Be. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also July 19 & 26. Children ages 3-6 (though younger siblings are welcome) can sing along to a live guitar and explore early acting techniques. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Stampin’ Creations. 2 p.m.; also July 19. Kids in K-2, accompanied by an adult, can stamp, color and craft together; materials provided. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Sprockets to Spokes. 2 p.m. Kids age 5 and up can learn about bike repair and maintenance with Ben Wormuth. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3797.

DIY Painted Rocks. 2 p.m. Participants can paint at least two rocks: one for the library’s rock garden and one to take home. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 435-3395.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 15. The festival features dances, a souk full of crafts, Middle Eastern food and desserts. There’s also a playground for the kids. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse. Free admission. (315) 488-0388.

Open Late ’Til 8. 4-8 p.m. Explore a science theme with hands-on activities. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Half-price museum admission: $6/adults; $5/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068. most.org.

Teen Open Mic and Improv Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can share a talent—a poem, a comedy act, a musical performance, among others—and play improv games after the show. Participants must register by July 10, sending performance details to teens@lpl.org. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Friday, July 13

Toddler Dance Party. 10:30 a.m. Children age 18 months to 5 years, accompanied by caregivers, can dance, play musical instruments and enjoy bubbles. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Kids Costume Party. 2-3 p.m. Children can dress as their favorite characters and make crafts, eat snacks and more. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 15. See July 12 listing.

Saturday, July 14

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. Onondagalakefest.com.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-10 p.m.; through July 15. See July 12 listing.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. In the Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presentation, children in the audience can help the Little Mermaid get her voice back and win the Prince’s heart. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: (315) 449-3823.

Butterfly Program. 1-3 p.m. All ages can enjoy a presentation by the president of Butterfly Rescue International; Rick Mikula will also bring live butterflies. Great Swamp Conservancy, 3.5 miles off I-90, Exit 34, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota. $10/person. Registration: (315) 697-2950. greatswampconservancy@gmail.com.

The Story of Harriet T. 2 p.m. All ages can listen to author Keith Copes talk about why Harriet Tubman’s story still resonates today. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3797.

Sunday, July 15

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-6 p.m. See July 12 listing.

Monday, July 16

Vacation Bible School. 10-11:30 a.m.; also July 18 & 20. Splash Canyon is the theme for ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 8131 Soule Road, Liverpool. Free. Registration required: NYCrossofChrist.org/VBS. (315) 622-2843.

Grandparent/Grandchildren’s Fishing Days. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.; Monday-Friday, through July 27. Grandparents can spend time with grandchildren; bait and poles provided. Carpenter’s Book Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $3/child; free/accompanying adult (up to three children per adult). Registration required: (315) 689-9367.

Vacation Bible School. 1-4 p.m.; daily through July 20. Splash Canyon is the theme for ages 5-12. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 8131 Soule Road, Liverpool. Free. Registration required: NYCrossofChrist.org/VBS. (315) 622-2843.

The Wild Animal Park. 2-3 p.m. Park staffers will bring six to eight animals for visitors to see up close. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Water Balloon Experiments. 3:30-5 p.m. Kids age 7 and up can make a contraption to protect a water balloon from harm (or try, anyway). NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

MOST Science Program. 6:30 p.m. Participants can learn some rock science and investigate the properties of sound with staff from the Museum of Science & Technology; recommeded for preschool age and up. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Sunset Canoe Tour. 7-9 p.m.; also July 21. Go on a guided paddle around the lake in search of wildlife, including great blue herons and beavers. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $20/canoe, including rental. $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Tuesday, July 17

Yoga Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. Children ages 3-6 take part in a full-body experience that incorporates yoga poses, breathing exercises, songs and more. Mats are provided; socks must be worn. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: (315) 637-6374. ffl.org.

Party at the Pond. 1 p.m. Children and adults can look at the wildlife pond with a naturalist. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Miranda Sings Live. 7:30 p.m. The “Miranda Sings Live … No Offense” show features Colleen Ballinger—actor, vocalist and comedian—performing as her popular YouTube character. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse. $39.50 (plus fees). ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday, July 18

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m. Children who are good walkers, up to age 3, can with a caregiver take part in a program with music, movement, crafts and more. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Babies and caregivers can share rhymes, songs, stories and signs in this language-building program. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Craft Time. 12:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 can make a guitar out of cardboard. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Wild Wednesdays. 1 p.m. Children, preschoolers and older, can explore the woods with a naturalist and take part in activities; children must be accompanied by an adult. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Crazy Cartoons. 2:30 p.m. Illustrator Phil McAndrew teaches participants how to draw cartoon rock stars. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Moreland the Magician. 6-7 p.m. Magician David Moreland packs music, comedy, puppetry and more into this 45-minute show, followed by a 15-minute magic workshop. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Thursday, July 19

Rigamajig. 2 p.m. Children can build with this collection of planks, wheels, pulleys and rope. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 435-3395.

Friday, July 20

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 22. See thousands of hot rods, (pre-1985) classic and custom cars and trucks. Extreme-motorcycle show, model car show, live music performances and more. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Advance tickets: $15/adults; $6/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and under (day-of ticket prices are higher). (800) 753-3978. syracusenationals.com.

The Nate and Kate Kids Show. 2 p.m. Children from infants to age 8 can enjoy interactive entertainment including juggling, learning about musical instruments, and more. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Saturday, July 21

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 22. See July 20 listing.

Arise and Ride at the Farm. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cycle in a benefit for Arise at the Farm, 1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango. Pledges. (315) 472-3171.

Summer Fun Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Games, crafts, food and drinks. North Volney Methodist Church, corner of Routes 4 & 6, Volney. Free admission; tickets for activities and food. (315) 598-6738.

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike. 11 a.m. Help pick blackberries or raspberries on a hike, then try your hand at cranking out some ice cream. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/person. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See July 14 listing.

Sunday, July 22

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See July 20 listing.

Monday, July 23

The Science of Music. 2-3 p.m. Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, a geologist and science educator, helps audience members explore the physics of sound. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Symphony of Magic. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children in prekindergarten and up can watch a show full of magic, comedy and puppetry. A brief magic workshop follows the show. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Tuesday, July 24

Jeff the Magic Man. 11 a.m.-noon. Children age 4 and up will discover the contents of Jeff’s Magical Mystery Trunk in this show. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Zoo to You. 2:30 p.m. Children of all ages can get face to face with zoo animals. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Symphony of Magic. 6 p.m. Magician David Moreland packs music, comedy, puppetry and more into this 45-minute show, followed by a 15-minute magic workshop. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Wednesday, July 25

Young Naturalists. 2 p.m. Young people in grades 3-8 can play games and observe the local environment. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

CirqOvation. 2-3 p.m. Joshua J. performs a one-man variety show with stunts and comedy. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

MOST Traveling Science Show. 2:30 p.m. An educator from the MOST (Museum of Science & Technology) will teach participants about rock groups and their stories and will also discuss the science of sound in an interactive presentation. Program available at other county libraries; visit onlib.org for information. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Christmas in July. 2:30 p.m. Decorate sugar cookies, make silly putty, decorate a tree, and take part in an indoor snowball fight. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Code Dojo. 7-8 p.m. Tweens can join other techies to explore different aspects of technology each month. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, July 26

Stampin’ Creations. 2 p.m. Kids in grades 3-6 can stamp, emboss, color and create their own DIY castles. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Dan the Snakeman. 6:30 p.m. Audience members can learn about reptiles and their importance to the environment; recommended for kids in pre-K and older. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Friday, July 27

Storytime with Goats. 10-11 a.m. Mrs. Goatley and her goats will read goat stories and make a goat craft. (Held outside, weather permitting.) NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 29. More than 160 artists, entertainers and craftspeople make their mark on Columbus Circle in Syracuse. (315) 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

Children’s Activities at Oswego Harborfest. 10:30 a.m.-midnight; through July 29. Harborfest, which runs July 25-29, includes a Children’s Stage at West Park and activities at the Novelis Family Park at Franklin Square. Also crafters, midway rides, and live entertainment in the parks and along the shores of Lake Ontario. A Children’s Parade starts at Breitbeck Park (July 27, 10:30 a.m.) and concludes at the Novelis Family Park at West Park. Don’t miss the fireworks over the harbor (July 28, 9:30 p.m.). Free admission. (315) 343-6858. oswegoharborfest.com.

Giant Games. 11 a.m. Children in pre-K and up can play giant board games at the library (weather permitting, games will be outdoors). Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Arts Week at the Everson. Noon-3 p.m.; also July 29. Activities include: Lego design on display, art making outdoors, and various demonstrations. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Outdoor activities are free; museum admission for galleries: $8/adults; $6/senior citizens & students; free/age 12 & under. (315) 474-6064. everson.org.

Saturday, July 28

Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (drawing and judging). (Rain date: July 29.) Artists of all ages decorate squares of sidewalk with chalk and compete for prizes. Chalk provided, but bring your own for the best availability of color choices. Montgomery Street near City Hall, Syracuse. Free for spectators. Participants’ preregistration: $10/age 17 and younger; $20/age 18 and older. Add $5 for registering day of the event. Preregistration recommended: cnytix.com/events/syracuse-new-times-street-painting2018.

Everson Family Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See the Lego design display, observe ceramics being fired, or check out a Lego demonstration. Admission to the galleries and activities are free. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 474-6064. everson.org.

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through July 29. See July 27 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. (315) 479-5299. nejazzwinefest.org.

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of a marine biologist. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See July 14 listing.

Family Sunset Canoe Tour. 6-8 p.m. Go on a guided paddle around the lake in search of evening wildlife. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $20/canoe, including rental. $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Sunday, July 29

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See July 27 listing.

Monday, July 30

Puppets with Pizazz. 6:30 p.m. Puppeteer Nancy Sander performs “Little Red Riding Hood,” a show for ages from pre-K on up. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Bongo Joe. 2-3 p.m. Participants can get hands-on with many types of percussion instruments and will learn to make their own shakers. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Tuesday, July 31

Harry Party Birthday Celebration. 2:30-4 p.m. Come in costume if you wish, and celebrate with crafts, cake and more. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

ONGOING EVENTS

Summer Movie Express. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; through Aug. 29. Regal Entertainment Group offers G- and PG-rated flicks at three area cinemas for $1 admission. Selections include Despicable Me 2, The Boss Baby, The Secret Life of Pets and more, changing each week. Regal Shoppingtown Mall 14, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt, (844) 462-7342, Ext. 474; Regal Destiny USA Stadium 19, Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse, (844) 462-7342, Ext. 485; Regal Great Northern Mall 10, 4155 Route 31, Clay, (844) 462-7342, Ext. 472. regmovies.com.

Sterling Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 7-Aug. 19. Visit the replica 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. $28.95/adults; $17.95/ages 5-11; free/age 4 and under. (800) 879-4446. sterlingfestival.com.

Willow Bay Rentals. Through Sept. 3: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; no rentals after 4 p.m. Single kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and sit-in pedal boats. Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool. $25-$45; hourly and daily rentals. (315) 247-5813.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Attractions. Animal demonstrations, through Sept. 3: daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “In the Wings” bird show, penguin feedings and various animal encounters. Dinosaur Invasion, through Sept. 3: 12 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs throughout the outdoor zoo. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adults; $5/senior citizens; $4/children; free/age 2 and younger. (315) 435-8511.

Horseback Riding. Through Sept. 2: daily except Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Highland Forest on an hour-long guided horseback ride. Highland Forest Park, Route 80, 3 miles east of Fabius. $35/hour. Reservations required: (315) 289-3775.

Onondaga County Beaches. Through Aug. 12: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 18 & 19: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton. $7/vehicle. (315) 435-5252 (Jamesville) or (315) 676-7366 (Oneida). onondagacountyparks.com.

Time Out to Fish. Through July 13: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Children and adults with special needs, as well as senior citizens and small groups fish for rainbow trout. Maximum group size is 20. Carpenter’s Book Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $3/person. Registration required: (315) 689-9367.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; through Oct. 9. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. (315) 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

Canoeing & Kayaking. Through Sept. 4: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Paddle around Beaver Lake searching for beaver lodges, turtles and herons. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $10/hour of rental. Admission: $4/vehicle. Call for current weather conditions: (315) 638-2519.

Nature on Wheels. Through August 14: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Tours of the trails on an electric vehicle, for visitors with mobility limitations. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $3/person; plus admission: $4/vehicle. Preregistration required: (315) 638-2519.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Thursdays, 5 p.m. Members of the community can join in making more than a hundred bagged lunches to hand out to the hungry and homeless in downtown Syracuse. The Road, 4845 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 218-6066. wholelygroundsattheroad.org.

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. (315) 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. (315) 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. (315) 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. (315) 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. (315) 449-2948.

Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville Storytimes. Mondays, 10:30 a.m., July 9-August 13: Baritone Babies (birth to 18 months). Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., July 10-August 14: Rockin’ Story Play (birth to age 5). Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., July 11-August 15: Tenor Toddlers (18-36 months). Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., July 12-August 16: Pitch Perfect Preschoolers (ages 3-5). Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration recommended: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

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