This is one of my favorite things to do all summer long! I’m so excited for it!
Flicks on the Crick is a simple event, they’re movies displayed on the side of The Sound Garden building…right along the creekwalk. This is a really great collaborative effort done by both The Sound Garden and the City of Syracuse to bring people together.
Plus there’s something really fun about watching movies outside.
Also, one of the perks to this is that it’s free!
They’re every Wednesday downtown during July & August. All that you’ve got to do is show up with a chair and some snacks and you’ll be set to watch some really great movies!
Movies they’re featuring this summer are
July 10th: Looper
July 17: TED
July 24: The Dark Knight
July 31: Flight
August 7: 21 Jump Street
August 14: Skyfall
August 21: Pitch Perfect
August 28: The Avengers
You can guarantee I’ll be going to see a few of these movies, especially 21 Jump Street and Pitch Perfect!
With Wednesdays on Walton and Flicks on the Crick, downtown Syracuse’s #1 night will definitely be Wednesdays. Tip: Like Flicks On the Crick on facebook to learn more about the movies and events they’ll be holding throughout the summer!
When I think of records I think of my brother. He’s got a tangible collection larger than anyone I have ever met. On top of his iTunes library being almost 30,000 songs, he has shelves and shelves of records. Varieties of music only the realest of music lovers have. (see picture below!)
Record Store Day is nationally celebrated. It’s for people who like a raw sound when listening to music. You have to own a record player, you have to have the key components, you have to have an affinity for music and not just for good lyrics; but for sound and feel and touch of the beats, the melodies, the moment. I once listened to Lil’ Wayne on vinyl…it changed the game for me…it was incredible.
They’ll have some rare records available at the store, live music throughout the day, food trucks parked outside to satisfy customers every need, and more!
Tip: They’re open from 10am-Midnight but if you’re really interested in getting that record you’ve been waiting for, or you’re interested in having a large variety to choose from I suggest getting there earlier rather than later. They’ll have a very limited selections of released records for Record Store Day.
In the age of instant everything, it seems that gone are the days where tangible music exists. I’m talking, CD’s and vinyl…You can basically purchase whatever you want from your smart phone or computer…why waste the gas to go to the store…amiright?!
However, in this city there’s one place that you know is not going to let the tradition of listening to music through “old fashioned” means die.
This place is an institution around town. Everyone knows about Sound Garden because they’re the only place that’s made selling entertainment successful in a digital age. You can purchase records, CD’s, DVDs, concert tickets… You can go in and talk to a variety of well versed employees who know a thing or two about all things music.
Nestled across the street from The MOST, the Sound Garden sits quietly, away from the hustle and bustle of Armory Square. It’s got volumes and volumes of history behind it’s doors. If you’re looking for something to do, or feeling a bit nostalgic. Head to The Sound Garden. It’s open from Sunday: Noon – 8 PM, Monday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 10 PM and Thursday – Saturday: 10 AM – Midnight.
Tip: They also buy back old DVD’s & CD’s if you are looking to clear out your collection, or make room for new stuff!