Activities

Looking to kick off the summer fun? Check out the July Event Calendar!

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

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) 458-6184. 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.

Monday, July 1

A Universe of Reading. 10 a.m.-noon; also July 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 & 31. Readers of all ages can enjoy the Dinosaur Garden to check in with reading club progress, play games or relax in the outdoors. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Big Bang Babies and Books. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also July 8, 15, 22 & 29. Children from birth to 18 months can experience sounds and the structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. The program is 15 minutes, followed by play time. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Zoo to You. 2 p.m. See a presentation by a staffer from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Free. (315) 487-8933. fairmountlibrary.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.

Dan the Snakeman. 6:30 p.m. Learn about reptiles in an interactive show. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Tuesday, July 2

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m.; also July 16 & 30. 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.; and several other dates in July. 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 LPL2Go Book Bike Bike Cart. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also July 16 & 30. 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.

A Visit with CNY Nature. 2-3 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.

Summer Kickoff Party. 2:30 p.m. Create anti-gravity bottles and other items, and sign up for the summer learning program. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Wednesday, July 3

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also July 10, 17, 24 & 31. 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.

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, July 4

Manlius July Fourth Festival. Noon-8 p.m. Traditional events include a parade, food, carnival games and rides, and fireworks. 1 Arkie Albanese Ave. and other locations, Manlius. Free to watch; fees for rides. (315) 682-7887.

Friday, July 5

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Saturday, July 6

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Weekly interactive experience has a different theme each week. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/general admission, ages 2-64; $7/seniors; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org.

Sunset Canoe Tour. 7-9 p.m.; also July 20. 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.

Outdoor Concert. 7:30 p.m. This Symphoria performance features patriotic selections and music by John Williams and Leonard Bernstein. Beard Park, Route 257/Lincoln Avenue, Fayetteville. Free. (315) 299-5598. experiencesymphoria.org.

Sunday, July 7

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Monday, July 8

Blast Off Storytime Field Trip. 10-11 a.m. Head to the Liverpool Village Police Department office for a field trip storytime. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Popsicles at the Playground. 2 p.m. Learn about various critters and engage in take-home learning activities. Presented by Fairmount Community Library. Shove Park, 1 Shove Park Dr., Camillus. (315) 487-8933. fairmountlibrary.org.

Teen Drum Circle. 2-3 p.m. Young people ages 12 to 20 can come to a drum circle led by Sandra Sabene. Central Library, Community Room (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Banded Blocks. 3-4:30 p.m. Kids age 7 and up can use wood, nails and rubber bands to make string art. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Young Naturalists. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also July 15, 22 & 29. Kids in grades 3-8 can observe nature and take part in hands-on games to learn about the natural environment; program takes place outdoors if weather permits. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Positioning Your Baby. 6-7:30 p.m. Expectant parents will learn how to discover their baby’s position in utero and find ways to help them reach the ideal presentation for an easier labor and birth. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 707-8097.

Universe of Stories Magic Show. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Moreland the Magician for a high-energy show followed by a 10-minute magic workshop. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Tuesday, July 9

Summer Learning Day. Noon-2 p.m. The popular PBS character Super Why! Visits, and kids can come dressed as their favorite superhero. There will also be entertainment, free books, crafts, facepainting and more. Event is presented by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. Canyon Area, Destiny USA, 1 Destiny Drive, Syracuse. Free. (315) 428-8129. onliteracy.org.

Drawing with Computer Programming. 1 or 2:30 p.m. Teens can draw cool shapes in colors using a simple program with the Python language. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Fizzing Planets. 2:30 p.m. Create your own planets from provided materials. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Starlab. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can explore the universe with the Starlab moblie planetarium; space is limited to 25. Central Library, Community Room (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 435-1900.

Planetarium Adventure. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 can explore the universe in the Starlab mobile planetarium. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5320.

Wednesday, July 10

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike. 1 p.m.; also July 24. 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.

Space Crafts. 2-3 p.m. On the lawn, put together a rocket or space shuttle. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

A Universe of Flavors. 2:30 p.m. Teens entering grades 7-12 can make delicious foods from scratch. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Cosmic Drumming. 2:30 p.m. Teens can come to a drum circle with Sandra Sabene and have some fun. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Moreland the Magician. 2:30 p.m. Blast off with Commander Dave (also known as Moreland the Magician) on a voyage through outer space that’s packed with magic, comedy and puppets. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Teen Tabletop Games. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out, play board games and eat snacks. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310.

Jeff the Magic Man. 6 p.m. Jeff performs a space-themed magic show for children of all ages. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Thursday, July 11

Outdoor Painting Extravaganza. 2-3:30 p.m. In the Jackson Pollock extravaganza, teens will apply washable paint to canvas panels using a variety of methods. Space is limited. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Registration required: (315) 435-3636.

Puppet Show. 2-3 p.m. Join Roquefort the mouse in this original musical play for children. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. (315) 676-7484.

Video Game Truck. 2:30 p.m. Games on a Roll brings games for playing sports, solving puzzles and building worlds. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 14. The festival features traditional singing, dances, a souk full of crafts, Middle Eastern food and desserts. There’s also face painting, games, and a playground for the kids. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse. Free admission. (315) 488-0388.

Friday, July 12

Drum Circle. 2 p.m. Teens can learn basic rhythms and jam with djembe drums, shakers and bells in a workshop led by Sandra Sabene. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Registration required: (315) 435-3636.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 p.m.; through July 14. See July 11 listing.

Saturday, July 13

Paws and Books. 10:30 a.m.; also July 27. Kids ages 5-12 can read to certified Canine Good Citizen Cooper. Then they can make a dog-related craft. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-10 p.m.; through July 14. See July 11 listing.

Science Saturday. 2 p.m. Learn about bees and pollinators. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Tag in Technicolor. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Teens entering grades 6-12 can go wild with (nontoxic) colored powder in an outdoor game; event takes place if weather permits. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Sunday, July 14

St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-6 p.m. See July 11 listing.

Monday, July 15

Popsicles at the Playground. 2 p.m. Children can go on a scavenger hunt around the park, then engage in take-home learning activities. Presented by Fairmount Community Library. Shove Park, 1 Shove Park Dr., Camillus. (315) 487-8933. fairmount library.org.

New Horizons. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 8-12 can explore the galaxy and experience how NASA gets a look at locations like Mars and Pluto. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Fergus the Goat. 2-3 p.m. Hear goat stories and then have a chance to meet Fergus. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Tuesday, July 16

Rocket Races. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Children age 6 and up can make balloon-propelled rockets and race them. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Monarchs on Display. 6-8 p.m. Learn about planting milkweed and caring for caterpillars from Rob Niederhoff. A butterfly release session may take place if the monarchs are ready on schedule. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, July 17

Geek Squad Academy. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; also July 18. Geek Squad agents teach 3D design, digital music, robotics and more. Presented by Liverpool Public Library and partners. Chestnut Hill Middle School, 204 Saslon Park Drive, Liverpool. Registration required: lpl.org. (315) 457-0310.

Supervillain STEAM. 2-3 p.m. Kids ages 7-12 Design a magnet maze or make a cat craft. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Sidewalk Chalk and Outdoor Games. 2-3 p.m. Kids age 5 and up can decorate sidewalks with chalk and play outdoor games such as Connect4; if weather is inclement, the event will take place inside with modifications. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration recommended: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Galactic Nails and Henna. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can work with a henna artist to get their nails done and receive a henna tattoo. First come, first served. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Dan the Snakeman. 6 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.

Thursday, July 18

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

Puppets with Pizazz. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Master puppeteer Nancy Sander performs a new version of “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

CNY Naturalist. 2:30 p.m. Learn about the different animals and plants that call your neighborhood home. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

The Bubbleman. 2:30 p.m. Doug Rougeux makes bubbles of all sorts in an interactive show. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Friday, July 19

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 21. See thousands of hot rods, (pre-1985) classic and custom cars and trucks. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Gate tickets: $22/adults; $10/ages 6-12; free/age 5 and under. (800) 753-3978. syracuse nationals.com.

North Syracuse Library Comic-Con. 1-8 p.m. Learn about anime, comics, art, superheroes, cosplay, gaming and more. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required to enter costume contest: (315) 458-6184.

MOST Traveling Science Show. 2-3 p.m. A staffer from the Museum of Science & Technology talks about our galaxy from the perspective of an alien. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Interactive Harry Potter Movie. 6-8:30 p.m. Families with kids in grade 3 and up can watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (a joint event with Manlius Library). Each attendee receives a bag of prompts, snacks and props. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Saturday, July 20

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 21. See July 19 listing.

Music with Donna B. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children age 2 and up, accompanied by caregivers, can enjoy music and movement with Donna Butterfield of Milk & Cookies. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers can take part in a popular music and movement class. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

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.

Painting on the Lawn. 11 a.m.-noon. Artists in grades K-8 can use provided materials to create their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” while learning about color theory and other concepts. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: lpl.org. (315) 457-0310.

Sunday, July 21

Syracuse Nationals. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See July 19 listing.

Kidz Club Summer. 2-5 p.m.; also Aug. 18. Children age 4 and up can meet friends, play games, and learn Bible truths. New Testament Baptist Church, 1235 Old Stonehouse Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: ntbaptistsyracuse.com. (315) 449-2354.

Monday, July 22

Save the Planets. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Children of all ages can pretend to defend the planets from alien invaders. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Tuesday, July 23

STEAM Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Children ages 5-10 can about telescopes and build their own telescope and kaleidoscope with a member of CNY Observers; meet on the Dinosaur Garden lawn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Moreland the Magician. 2-3 p.m. Blast off with Commander Dave (also known as Moreland the Magician) on a voyage through outer space that’s packed with magic, comedy and puppets. Central Library, Community Room (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Zoo to You. 2:30 p.m. Meet live animals and touch animal artifacts in this presentation by a Rosamond Gifford Zoo educator. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Wednesday, July 24

Out of This World Crafts. 2:30 p.m. Teens entering grades 7-12 can make Perler bead aliens and other items. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Glow Jars and Matchbox Art. 2:30-4 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can use provided supplies to make a tiny work of art and a glow jar. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Space limited; registration required: (315) 435-1940.

Thursday, July 25

Lyncourt Community Band Concert. 6-8 p.m. Families of all ages can listen to the band, with about 50 members, play jazz, classical, movie soundtrack and other selections outdoors at Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Stargazing Picnic. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a picnic in the Children’s Room. Participants will recreate a night sky above while enjoying finger food and activities. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Friday, July 26

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; through July 28. More than 160 artists, entertainers and craftspeople make their mark on Columbus Circle in Syracuse. (315) 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

The Dirtmeister Show. 11 a.m.-noon. Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek demonstrates concepts related to flight, airplanes, rockets, and space exploration. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Children’s Activities at Oswego Harborfest. 10:30 a.m.-midnight; through July 28. Harborfest, which runs through July 28, 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 26, 10:30 a.m.) and concludes at West Park/Franklin Square. Don’t miss the fireworks over the harbor (July 27, 9:30 p.m.). Free admission. (315) 343-6858. oswegoharborfest.com.

Saturday, July 27

Family Times Street Painting Festival. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (drawing and judging). (Rain date: July 28.) Artists of all ages decorate squares of sidewalk with chalk and compete for prizes. Chalk provided, but bring your own for the best color choices. Montgomery Street near City Hall, Syracuse. Sponsored by Family Life and Pathfinder Bank. 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/SNTStreetPainting19.

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through July 28. See July 26 listing.

Scholastic Festival. Noon-3 p.m. Part of the two-day Northeast Jazz and Wine Scholastic Festival, the Scholastic Festival focuses on youth ensembles. Scheduled to perform are: CNY Jazz Youth Orchestra, Cicero-North Syracuse Jazz Ensemble, and the Katz Pajamaz Big Band. Main Stage, Clinton Square, Syracuse. Free. (315) 479-5299. nejazzwinefest.org.

Everson Family Day. Noon-3 p.m. Make art outdoors, visit with adoptable cats and pit bulls, or watch a wheel-throwing demonstration (12:30-1:30 p.m.). Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 474-6064. everson.org.

Kidz Bop World Tour. 6 p.m. The interactive concert for the whole family features hits sung by kids for kids, with dance moves and exciting sets. St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse. $34.50-$45, plus fees. LiveNation.com.

Sunset Kayak Tour. 7-9 p.m.; also July 20. Go on a guided kayak tour around the lake; previous experience kayaking highly recommended. Beaver Lake Nature Center, East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $20/kayak, including rental. $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Sunday, July 28

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See July 26 listing.

Monday, July 29

Popsicles at the Playground. 2 p.m. Children can take part in space-themed activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Presented by Fairmount Community Library. Shove Park, 1 Shove Park Dr., Camillus. (315) 487-8933. fairmountlibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 30

Checkers the Inventor. 2:30 p.m. In this show that features magic, juggling and games, Checkers and Snoozer try to land Snoozer on the moon. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Wednesday, July 31

Painting with a Twist. 2-3 p.m. Listen to music and play games while painting with a local artist. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Harry Potter Game Day. 2:30-4 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 enjoy a low-key game day to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Young Naturalists of CNY. 6 p.m. Children of all ages can learn about watersheds and stream ecology on a field trip to Munro Park and Nine Mile Creek. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwell
memoriallibrary.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Time Out to Fish. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, July 1-12. 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. $5/person. Registration required: (315) 689-9367.

Sterling Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 6-Aug. 18. Visit the replica Elizabethan village at festival time. Enjoy minstrels, jousts, japes and other entertainment provided by actors in costume, on stage and strolling about the 35-acre site. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. $29.95/age 12 and up; $18.95/ages 5-11; free/age 4 and under. (800) 879-4446. sterlingfestival.com.

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. $5/child; free/accompanying adult (up to three children per adult). Registration required: (315) 689-9367.

Canoeing & Kayaking. Through Sept. 1: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 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. Through 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.; 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.

Onondaga County Beaches. Through 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.

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