Activities

June 2019 Events

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

Friday, May 31

Time for Tots Playgroup. 9:30-10:45 a.m. Education playgroup for children ages 18 months-5 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, arts and crafts, and more. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 8131 Soule Road, Liverpool. $3/family. Registration recommended: (315) 622-2843.
NYCrossofChrist.org/Tots.

Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club. 4 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can read Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel Vol. 1 for this session, and discuss other comics and graphic novels. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Saturday, June 1

Le Moyne Dolphin Dash. 8-9 a.m. (registration); 9:30 a.m. (run/walk). Alumni, parents and friends of Le Moyne College participate in an event to support student scholarship. Recreation Center, Le Moyne College, 500 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Run prices: $15-$30. Walk prices: $5-$10.
www.lemoyne.edu.

Rocket Team Challenge. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Rockets built and launched by teams of students in middle and high school blast off and compete for awards. Sponsored by the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and others. Skytop Field, South Campus, Syracuse University, Syracuse. Free. (315) 425-9068. most.org.

National Trails Day Activities. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Scheduled events include a scavenger hunt, a guided walk on Three Meadow Trail (9 a.m.) and a guided walk about beavers (2 p.m.). Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Family Fishing Day. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kids and adults can learn the basics of freshwater fishing from volunteers and staff; bait, rods and reels provided, but bring a rod if you have one. Carpenter’s Book Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. Free. Registration required:
(315) 689-9367.

Saturday Story Morning. 10-11 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2 to 6 and families or caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Snacks and free play follow the session. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also June 8, 15, 22 & 29. 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.

Corduroy. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; through June 15. Gifford Family Theatre performs a show based on two books by Don Freeman. In the story, Corduroy tears through a department store in search of a missing button. Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse. $15/adult; $10/child. (315) 445-4200. giffordfamilytheatre.org.

Oz-Stravaganza Parade. 2 p.m. Costume contest (registration starts 11:45 a.m., judging at 12:15 p.m.) and parade through the center of town, from Sullivan Free Library, on Route 5/Genesee Street, to Community Savings Bank. Kids fun run takes place at 11:15 a.m., at Chittenango Fire Department, 417 Genesee St., Chittenango. Other Oz-Stravaganza events on May 31 and June 2. Various locations, village of Chittenango.
(315) 727-9713. www.oz-stravaganza.com.

Sunday, June 2

AIDS Walk/Run. 8:30 a.m. (registration); 10 a.m. (walk/run). 5K timed run and 10K certified run, plus food, drinks and prizes. Event benefits ACR Health’s programs. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Donations. (800) 475-2430. acrhealth.org/events.

Monday, June 3

Time Out to Fish. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, June 3-July 12. 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.

Maxwell Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also June 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26. Children under 3, accompanied by a caregiver, can get involved in stories, songs, jumping and dancing. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free.
(315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Paws to Read. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Beginning readers, struggling readers and others can read to a dog in 15-minute segments. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required:
(315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Yoga for Everyone. 6 p.m.; Mondays. A class of gentle yoga. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Tuesday, June 4

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m.; also June 11 & 18. 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.

Storytime in the Park. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also June 11, 18 & 25. 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 Cart. Liverpool Public Library,
310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free.
(315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; ; also June 11 & 18. Babies, up to age 2, 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.

Preschooler Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also June 11, 18 & 25. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver, can enjoy a storytime. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free.
(315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Homeschool Hangout. 1:30-3 p.m. Families can get together on the lawn for games, crafts and activities. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

A Visit with CNY Nature. 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages can learn with CNY Nature. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Relationships Matter. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Explore the power of healthy interpersonal connections to address chronic issues facing students, families and staff. A presentation of Syracuse City School District’s Parent University. Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central, 258 E. Adams St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 435-6275.

Unicorn Party. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children can kick off Pride Month by making unicorn crafts and hearing the story Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Wednesday, June 5

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also June 12, 19 & 26. Children of all ages, accompanied by caregivers, can enjoy this storytime. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Early Learners Storytime. 11 a.m.-noon; also June 12 & 26. Children ages 2-4, with accompanying adult, can take part in a session with stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Trading Card Game Day. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kids ages 11 to 18 can join the pros from TCGplayer for Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon and YuGiOh!. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Teen Writer’s Guild. 4-5 p.m.; also June 12, 19 & 26. Students in grades 6-12 can take part in writing workshops, receive criticism, and brainstorm with others. All genres of creative writing are welcome. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Teen Anime Night in Liverpool. 6-8 p.m. Teens can come and talk about anime. Cosplay is okay, but library staff must approve. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, June 6

Musical Storytime in the Garden. 10:15-10:45 a.m.; also June 11, 13, 18 & 20. Children and parents can participate in songs, rhymes, stories and movement under the pavilion on the lawn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free.
(315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Trail Tales. 1 p.m. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, can hear stories read by a naturalist and then go on a hike. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival. 5-9 p.m.; through June 9. Learn about Hellenic culture with festival food, music, dancing and more. Sample delicious Greek pastries, some of which are only available for the festival, or tour the church. St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Road, DeWitt. Free admission. (315) 446-5222. syracusegreekfest.com.

Friday, June 7

Free to Be. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children ages 3-6 can sing along to a to live guitar, creating unique lyrics and exploring beginning acting techniques. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Taste of Syracuse. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; also June 8. Sample foods from area restaurants and hear live music. The Wellnow Urgent Care Kids Zone features entertainment and activities for young people on both days of the festival, until 8 p.m. Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse. Free admission; $1/samples. (315) 471-9597. tasteofsyracuse.com.

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival. 5-10 p.m.; through June 9. See June 6 listing.

Star Party. 8:30-10:30 p.m. See constellations and planets through telescopes. Jupiter, the southern Milky Way and possibly Mars may be seen. (Backup date: June 8.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. (315) 673-1350. Register: baltimorewoods.org.

Saturday, June 8

Paige’s Butterfly Run. 7-11 a.m. Annual event features Caterpillar Crawl, a 40-foot scramble for children age 5 and younger; as well as a 3K walk; and a timed 5K race. Day-of registration begins 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Hanley Federal Building Plaza, 100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. Free/Caterpillar Crawl; $40-$45. (315) 303-2578. pbrun.org.

Syracuse Regional Soap Box Derby. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boys and girls ages 7 to 17 compete to qualify for the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. The Syracuse City School District will be well-represented. Stolp Avenue near Geddes Street, Syracuse. Free for spectators.
(315) 382-7629. soapboxderby.org/syracuse.

CNY Fiber Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; also June 9. See sheep shearing, sheepdog herding and examples of fiber arts. Activities for kids include games, educational activities, farm animals on display, and crafts to make and take home, and a display of children’s art work. Butternut Hill Campground, 6893 Route 20, Bouckville. $6; age 12 and under; $10/weekend pass. (315) 899-7792. www.cnyfiberarts.org.

Dinosaur Tea Party & Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children from infants to age 6 can hear stories, sing songs, and enjoy some tea and treats. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free.
fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Corduroy. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; through June 15. See June 1 listing.

Taste of Syracuse. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. See June 7 listing.

Duck Race to End Racism. Noon-4 p.m. In the main event, sponsored rubber ducks and ducklings are launched in the harbor. A family festival includes entertainment, children’s games, free ice cream, and more. A benefit for InterFaith Works. Syracuse Inner Harbor, West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse. Free admission. (315) 449-3552.

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival. Noon-10 p.m.; through June 9. See June 6 listing.

Sunday, June 9

CNY Fiber Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See June 8 listing.

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival. Noon-4 p.m. See June 6 listing.

Weird! The Musical. 2 & 4:30 p.m. This adaptation of the Weird! book series tells a story of bullying from three difference perspectives, in a performance especially for young audiences. Carrier Theater, OnCenter, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse. $15/adults; $10/children. (315) 435-2121. ticketmaster.com.

Monday, June 10

Teen Stress Relief. 4-5 p.m.; also June 11-14 & 17-22. Teens coping with finals and more can take part in a different stress relief activity each day, from making stress balls to doing origami. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Postpartum Recovery. 6-7:30 p.m. A physical therapist and a doula describe measures to help a woman’s body recover from pregnancy and childbirth. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 707-8097.

Tuesday, June 11

First Day Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesdays, through Oct. 8. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. (315) 422-8284.
downtownsyracuse.com.

Homeschool STEAM Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 5 to 11 can learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through activities and experiments on the lawn. Parents and siblings welcome. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free.
(315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Rainbow Storytime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. At this Pride Month storytime, celebrate families and gender diversity with stories, songs and a craft. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Wednesday, June 12

Friendship Bracelets for Teens. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Make classic friendship bracelets using floss. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Teen Tabletop Games. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out, play board games and eat snacks. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Bloom Gather Grow, Pizza Villa, 305 Vine St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310.

Thursday, June 13

Spring Concert. 6:30 p.m. Enjoy musical performances by the Lyncourt Community Band and The Harmony Katz barbershop chorus. St. Daniel School Gym, 3004 Court St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 432-1005.

Raising Great Kids Parenting Group. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Therapist Jackie Michel leads a parenting group that explores happiness, gratitude, mindfulness, neuroscience and more. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: fflib.org.
(315) 637-6374.

Friday, June 14

Corduroy. 7 p.m.; through June 15. See June 1 listing.

Saturday, June 15

Seneca River Day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festivities, live music, Anything That Floats contest, the Great Seneca River Duck Race, and fireworks (dusk). Mercer Park, North Street, Baldwinsville. Free admission; fee for some activities. (315) 635-5999. baldwinsvillerotary.org.

Art on the Porches. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The southwest Syracuse Strathmore neighborhood’s annual festival features more than 30 artists displaying their works; food trucks; live music; and kids
activities. Ruskin Avenue, Syracuse. Free.
artontheporches.org.

Mystical Acres Open House. Noon-4 p.m. Learn about summer camps to build social skills, executive functioning skills, mindfulness and more. Mystical Acres, 2709 Brennan Road, Pompey.
(315) 559-1219.

Cicero Community Festival. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Annual event features live entertainment, a children’s play area, parade and fireworks. Behind Sacred Heart Church, 8229 Brewerton Road, Cicero. Free admission. (315) 699-1358.

Corduroy. 2 p.m. See June 1 listing.

Matinee. 2:30 p.m. See the PG-rated movie Mary Poppins Returns, with closed captions; for age 6 and up. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Sunday, June 16

FATHER’S DAY

Dollar Admission for Parents. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fathers and mothers receive $1 admission when they celebrate Father’s Day at the zoo. See animals from American bison to penguins and Siberian tigers. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Regular admission: $9/adults; $5/senior citizens; $5/ages 3-17; free/age 2 and younger. (315) 435-8511.

Father’s Day Strawberry Fest. Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, homemade biscuits, whipped cream and strawberries. Fathers accompanied by kids eat free. Take a tour of the 1856 building on your visit. Prices not set at press time. Wilcox Octagon House, 5420 W. Genesee St., Camillus. (315) 488-7800. Fee. octagonhouseofcamillus.org.

Monday, June 17

See Ongoing Events

Tuesday, June 18

See Ongoing Events

Wednesday, June 19

Galaxy Jars. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 10 to 15 can make a galaxy jar using paint, glitter, water and diapers! Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Messy Art Night. 6-7 p.m. Teens can wear clothes that can get dirty and create with different supplies.

NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Thursday, June 20

Trail School. 10 a.m.-noon. A naturalist will lead participants ages 5-15, each accompanied by an adult, on a hike along Boulder Brook. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9/person. (315) 673-1350. Register: baltimorewoods.org.

Game Night. 6-7 p.m. Families of all ages can try out a library board game or bring one of their own to share. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Friday, June 21

Kids Minecraft. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 can play on the library’s server. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Syracuse Polish Festival. 4-10:30 p.m.; through June 23. A celebration of Polish heritage and traditions, with live music, dance performances, Miss Polonia and Polish food. Activities for kids. Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse. Free admission.
polishscholarship.org.

Saturday, June 22

Syracuse Polish Festival. Noon-10:30 p.m.; through June 23.  See June 21 listing.

Skanda Family Fun Day. 1-5 p.m. Meet animals, go on hay rides, get your kids’ faces painted, play games, and more. Event supports rescued animals. The Haven at Skanda, 4000 Mosley Road, Cazenovia. $15/family. thehavenatskanda.org.

Sunday, June 23

Syracuse Polish Festival. Noon-5 p.m. See June 21 listing.

Monday, June 24

Art Making for Teens. 6-7 p.m. A staffer from the Everson Museum of Art leads activities that incorporate a variety of media and include informal guidance. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Tuesday, June 25

Strawberry Festival. 6 p.m. All ages of participants can eat strawberry ice cream sundaes and listen to a family-friendly concert by The McCarthys. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5320.

DIY Pride Month Flags. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids age 7 and up can make their own flags using felt and wooden dowels. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free.
(315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Wednesday, June 26

Safe Place to Game. 4-6 p.m. Expert card gamers will work with participants ages 7-18 to play Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering and YuGiOh!. All participants leave with a free deck of cards. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Origami Art for Teens. 4-5 p.m. Young people learn to make origami they can take home. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Thursday, June 27

Montezuma Birdwatching Tour. 9:30 a.m.-noon. A van tour through the wetlands offers a chance to see songbirds, marsh birds and other wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. $8/child; $15/adult. Prepaid reservations required: (315) 365-3588.

Summer Reading Kickoff. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Children’s, teen and adult summer reading clubs start at a party. Johnson Park, Second Street, Liverpool. Free. Register in person or online:
http://www.lpl.org. (315) 457-0310.

Spaceship Decorating. 2 p.m. Children age 6 and up can help decorate the library’s life-sized cardboard spaceship with paints, markers and more. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5320.

Summer Reading Kickoff. 2-3 p.m. Jeff the Magic Man performs a magic, comedy and balloon show. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. (315) 676-7484.

Leon Festival. 5-10 p.m. A family-friendly festival with bounce houses, food trucks, a craft tent, fireworks, and live music. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool. Free.
(315) 471-9597.

Leon Festival. A family-friendly evening of activities and entertainment takes place Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park. There will be a cape and tiara fun run; carnival games; a photo booth; face painting; bounce houses and inflatable slides; food trucks; and a local talent showcase, performing music throughout the event. Short films will be shown at 8:45 p.m., and fireworks take place at 9:45 p.m. All entertainment is free.

Friday, June 28

BubbleCircus. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Doug Rougeux presents a soapy show with mime, juggling and bubbles. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Pride Picnic. 2-4 p.m. Celebrate the end of Pride Month with food, games and face painting. The library will provide pizza and soda. Participants may bring a dish to share if they wish. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Summer Learning Kickoff Party. 2:30 p.m. Children of all ages can find out about summer reading and planned activities. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Giant Jenga for Teens. 3-4 p.m. Larger-than-life blocks allow participants to build a tower even taller than they are. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. (315) 676-7484.

Jamesville Balloonfest. 4-11 p.m.; through June 30. Daily flights of more than two dozen special shape and hot air balloons, weather permitting. Live music acts and arts and crafts fair. Jamesville Beach Park, Apulia Road, Jamesville. Free admission; some attractions additional cost. Parking: $10/vehicle. General information: (315) 703-9620.
www.syracuseballoonfest.com.

Saturday, June 29

Cherry Festival. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; also June 30. Annual festival’s activities include picking of cherries (sweet and sour); live music; chucking spuds with a giant slingshot; and crafts for sale. Varick Winery, 5102 Route 89, Romulus. Free admission. (315) 549-1004. www.varickinn.com.

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of an entomologist. 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.

Jamesville Balloonfest. 1-11 p.m.; through June 30. See June 28 listing.

Sunday, June 30

Cherry Festival. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. See June 29 listing.

Jamesville Balloonfest. 1-10 p.m. See June 28 listing.

ONGOING EVENTS

Canoeing & Kayaking. Through Sept. 1: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-Sept. 2: weekdays, 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.

Horseback Riding. June 1-23: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 25-Sept. 1: 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.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 11-Oct. 8. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. (315) 422-8284.
downtownsyracuse.com.

Onondaga County Beaches. Through June 15: Saturdays, Sundays & Memorial Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16-August 9: daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, August 17 and 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sandy beaches have lifeguard supervision, shaded areas, picnic tables, grills and boat rentals. 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.

Willow Bay Rentals. Through Sept. 2: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. No rentals after 4 p.m. Kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats. $25-$40/two hours; $45/four hours. Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool. (315) 247-5813.

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.

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