Celebrate Syracuse! This is YOUR town!

Celebrate Syracuse! This is YOUR town!

Too often, Central New Yorkers get down on themselves and their community. Negative perceptions of Syracuse led to cynicism and apathy. Today, however, Syracuse is on the rise and we're leading the charge changing perceptions of our community.

Sometimes we take for granted how good we have it here. Traffic is minimal and it takes about 15 minutes to get just about anywhere. While it's easy to make note of our winters, we have four distinct seasons. Many other regions of the country don't get to experience all four of them. Syracuse also receives national recognition for the low cost of living and low cost of buying a home.

Personally, I love Syracuse because it has the best of both worlds. Beautiful parks, farms, rural areas and wildlife. Syracuse is a great place to raise a family or grow old in. It's small enough to feel like home and big enough to have great art, culture, and diversity that will be on display this Friday at the Zoo.

In Greater Syracuse, we're lucky to have art and cultural resources like the Everson Museum, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse City Ballet, Auburn Public Theater, Onondaga Historical Association..... all of whom will be vendors at our event this Friday.

Diversity sums up a lot of what makes Syracuse great to me. A diversity of experiences (rural, suburban, urban, all within 15 minutes of each other), plus a diversity of people. In organizing this event what has stuck us are some of the incredible stories we've heard from some of the people who own the food businesses that will make this an international food festival.

Assad fled as a refugee from Syria and is now starting America's First Syrian Sweets & Ice Cream shop. Sara is starting Syracuse's first Pakistani Restaurant. Zell Avarez has a nationally recognized Filipino restaurant right here in Syracuse. Taste cuisine from each of them this Friday, August 18th at the Zoo. Click here and get your tickets and don't miss out on this experience.

I was on TV yesterday being interviewed on CNY Central about the event. Click here for a video of the interview!

Greater Syracuse Arts & Culture Fest this Friday, August 18th from 5:30-9pm at the Zoo!

  • Kids 12 and under get in free to enjoy the Zoo!
  • Live Music, cultural performances and more!
  • Wine, Beer Liquor available!
  • If we don't sell out, tickets will be $30 at the door
  • Tickets are currently $20 online or two for $35 at BelieveInSyracuse.org


Are you with a group or company who would like 5, 10 or more tickets? Ask me about discounted group rates! Email john@believeinsyracuse.org


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