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364. Noon Years Eve

The second to last post for this blog is upon us…there are only 2 days left in 2013…I really truly can not believe this is over!

New Years Eve has never really been my thing…I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not one to get all dolled up and go somewhere really expensive. I also usually have to work on the 31st (lame!). But, I’m only one person, and a lot of people know that NYE is a huge celebration where they buy glittery dresses and pay $100 for open bar and listen to live music… which is awesome! I’m all about having fun! This year, I’m definitely going out!


For those people with families, who don’t have to work on the 31st or who are going to call in sick and take the family somewhere special… I think you should check out The Zoo!

There will be fun and games and animals and crafts and more! All with just the admission to the zoo. It’s Tuesday, December 31st from 10:30am-noon

This almost sounds as much fun as the 40-below party….almost!

Tip: Tickets to the zoo range from $4-6

Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo


295. Snow White at the Spaghetti Warehouse

A few months back, I posted about a dinner mystery theater at the Spaghetti Warehouse.  While this was a huge success, I soon learned that there’s tons of other fun theatrical performances that go on at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Something to consider is the fact that Snow White might just be one of the greatest stories of all time, in my honest opinion.


This is one of those family friendly fun things, where children have the chance to interact with the characters to save Snow White.

Definitely geared towards the younger crowd, but cool at the same time. If i had young children I’d take them to this event without a doubt!

This show runs every Saturday at 12:30pm at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 449-3823 to reserve your table.

location: Spaghetti Warehouse 689 North Clinton Street

150. Wegmans Good Dog Park

Is there anything better than taking your dog to the park to play with other pups?

I think not.

With nice weather brings lots of people to parks and recreational places, and with them they bring their dogs…but finally, the dogs are the ones with all the attention and playtime is on their time.

good dog park

The Wegmans Good Dog Park is one of the only parks in Syracuse that is specifically designed with the dog in mind. It’s 40,000 square feet of dog playground heaven.  Dogs are allowed within the fenced in space without a leash to run up obstacles and play with their dog friends. This is a really great park to take your dog to…especially if it can play nice with other dogs!

Dog at Dog pArk

There are a few rules associated with the park, such as:

  • Your dog may not be in heat, sick, have parasites or be younger than four months old.
  • Dogs must have tags and up-to-date on shots and a valid license.
  • No food allowed in the dog park.

For more information on the rules of the park, click here.

Tip: Don’t forget to clean up after your pet, there are stations located throughout just in case you forget some bags!

location: 49 Cold Springs Trail, Liverpool, NY

145. The MOST

Deep in the heart of Armory Square sits a haunting building, massive in size and features it’s home to an old armory. It’s dynamic size and structure watches over Syracuse, it protects it…it’s awareness leads to innovation and creativity. It’s the coolest place around, by far.


After years of different uses, it settled in as a Science Museum. Now, the building gets hundreds of visitors per day, curious about cells and robots and the most hands on interesting activities in town. This building is The MOST.

Personally, I’m just plain old awful at Science. I never understood any part of it…and the only time I can really get a grasp on the way Science works is when it’s hands on…not to mention, it’s really fun to experiment with all the cool tools there!

The MOST is great, it’s a fantastic activity for people of all ages, and even caters to the older crowd too, like Tap into the MOST, an IMAX theater –the only one in town, a planetarium (!!!) and they’re always bringing really awesome features around…like interactive exhibits on Robots!

The MOST is open throughout the week (closed on Mondays & Tuesdays) and the prices vary for what you’re interested in discovering. Click here for more details.

There’s so much stuff that goes on at The MOST that my suggestion to you is to try it out for yourself…walk around, feel the learning around you and take in the gigantic structure of the old Armory while you’re at it.

Tip: Museum Week is just around the corner, Buy 1 admission get 1 free the week of June 12-16.


104. Le Moyne Lacrosse Game

With all of the hustle and bustle of March Madness behind us, we can’t forget that spring sports here in Syracuse are still going on. Syracuse Lacrosse (both Men’s & Women’s) are doing well, and Le Moyne Lacrosse is doing well too! With a record of 9-2, they’re ranked #5 in Division II Men’s Lacrosse.


Sometimes we tend to forget about Le Moyne College Athletics, they fall into the shadow of Syracuse University. However, they’re pretty good…and from what I’ve heard incredibly entertaining. To watch Lacrosse is thrilling, it’s constant back and forth gives the spectators an “edge-of-your-seat” feeling the entire game…and now that they’re rounding out the season LeMoyne Lacrosse has limited home games.

Their next home game is vs St. Rose at 4pm up at LeMoyne. They play on a brand new field located at the Turf Complex and tickets are just $5. Tuesday’s forecast says 67 degrees (with a slight chance of rain…but we all know how Syracuse weather is…). That’s the perfect weather to watch a game in. Grab some friends and head on over to the complex to watch the Dolphin’s play.

Tip: If you can’t make it to this game, there is one last home game on April 27th at 2pm.

location: 1419 Salt Springs Road Syracuse, NY 13214

21. The Carousel

If you’re familiar with Syracuse, you’re familiar with the Carousel at the Carousel Mall.

Historically, this Carousel is very important to Syracuse. It was originally stationed at Long Branch Park from 1926-1938 and years later, after the park had long been closed, The Pyramid Companies purchased the Carousel refurbished it to it’s original state and placed it in the center of Carousel Mall.

Today, children of all ages ride the Carousel without ever knowing the history behind it, but for the sheer entertainment of a traditional piece of fun.  It’s an absolute must-do thing to do in Syracuse, without a doubt.


Tip: From January 14-February 3rd there are free rides on the Carousel.

19. Syracuse Silver Knights

I’m sure a lot of you didn’t know there was a professional indoor soccer team in Syracuse…but there is, and their name is The Silver Knights, and you do now.


I went to the game last night with my friend and her family with literally zero knowledge of what I would encounter and walked away a fan of indoor soccer.

There’s a certain magic, almost a dance, that these players perform on the field when passing and defending and shooting and scoring. Sometimes soccer can be an incredibly boring sport to watch but the fast pace of an indoor game keeps the spectator on the edge of their seat the entire time.

Not to mention, the team behind the scenes does a great job of keeping the crowd interested and participating. While I was thoroughly creeped out by a full grown human dressed as the Kia hamster dancing around the War Memorial, I was also fully entertained by it. There’s even a group of guys who appeared to be the Silver Knights biggest fans so cleverly called the Salt City Supporters with drums and chants. I almost felt like I was finally arriving to a party I was very late for; everyone there was already a fan, they already knew the Kia hamster was going to be there.


If you’re looking for a fun (very fun!) for all ages activity check out a Silver Knights game. It’s entertaining, you can drink a beer while laughing at (err i mean with…) the man in a full body suit who is walking around (still not sure if he’s just a regular dude or a paid employee…), and the players aren’t too bad to check out either!

Tip: their next home game is against Baltimore tomorrow at 1:30.

Tickets can be bought here.

Oh yeah, and to the guy sitting in front of us with the Vuvuzela I don’t care if it was only $5…my ears are still ringing!