Community Calendar

Here’s a list of upcoming benefits and events happening in our area.

If you would like your event listed, submit an entry by emailing [email protected] and make sure to include any web links you may want listed.


June through September


Free Summer Lunches for Kids at NOPL Brewerton

Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Brewerton has been approved as a free summer lunch site. The program is offered in partnership with Oswego County Opportunities and is supported by the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

  • The summer lunch program at NOPL Brewerton begins on Monday, July 1, 2024 and runs through Friday, August 30, 2024
  • Lunches are free for children and teens aged 18 and under and will be served at NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St, Brewerton, NY from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
  • Any child or teen aged 18 and under is welcome to attend, regardless of county, school, or library district. NOPL Brewerton is an equal opportunity provider.
  • Registration is encouraged. To ensure lunch availability, call 315-676-7484 or stop by NOPL Brewerton to sign up for the next day’s lunch or register for the whole week. (To sign up for a Monday lunch, register by the previous Friday.)

Registration required at

Family Movie Night: Tuesday, June 18, 5 pm – 8 pm
NOPL North Syracuse
100 Trolley Barn Ln, North Syracuse
Showing The Color of Friendship, rated G (1 hr, 27 min)

PAWS of CNY Read to George:  Friday, June 21, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NOPL Brewerton
5440 Bennett St, Brewerton
Meet George and his humans Alan and Christy. Practice your reading skills by reading a story to George.


Bad Art Competition: Monday, June 24, 9:30 am – 6 pm
NOPL Brewerton
5440 Bennett St, Brewerton
Come and use anything and everything to make some truly fantastic bad art. Awards for Loudest, Brightest, and Most Atrocious. Bad art will be displayed in the library for the month of July.

Tweens and Teens Creative Writing: Tuesday, June 25, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NOPL Cicero

8686 Knowledge Ln, Cicero
Develop creative writing skills through fun and engaging writing prompts and activities with a group that loves to write and tell stories.

Registration Required at

Teen Mario Kart Tournament: Friday, June 28, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
NOPL North Syracuse
100 Trolley Barn Ln, North Syracuse
Enjoy pizza, soda and some friendly competition with Mario Kart racing
(tweens and teens, grades 5 – 12)

Registration required at


Local Author Talk with JoAnne Davis: Wednesday, June 26, 3 pm – 4 pm

NOPL Brewerton
5440 Bennett St, Brewerton
Local author JoAnne Davis will hold a roundtable discussion about writing, self-publishing, and her new book of poetry, Love Lives Forever: In Hearts and Souls and Verse

Friday, June 21st

Doug’s Fish Fry at St. Michael’s and St. Peter’s Church
The Doug’s to Go Food Truck will be at the parking lot at the corner of Velasko Rd. and W. Seneca Tpke, on Friday, June 21st, from 11am to 6:00pm (or until sold out). Indoor seating is available, along with a bake sale and drinks to purchase. Proceeds support meals for children in our twin parish in Chauffard, Haiti. If you would like to call ahead and place an order, please call 607-753-9184 ext 2, until 4pm.

Monday, June 24th

Upstate Foundation is celebrating FOUR decades of hope and healing, and you’re invited to join them. Monday June 24th the 40th Anniversary Upstate Towsley Pro-Am tees-off at Turning Stone Resort Casino! Get ready for an elite golf experience! And the best part? All proceeds benefit the Clark Burn Center at Upstate University Hospital. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to partner with the CNY PGA and make a difference. For sponsor opportunities, call 315-464-4416 or click on Presented by IBEW Local 43 & Finger Lakes Chapter NECA

Tuesday, July 16th

The Lafayette Community Band will perform it’s annual concert at the Columbian Presbyterian Church (located on the corner of rtes. 11 & 20, Lafayette), Tues. July 16, at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation: $2. ; all donations will be presented to Lafayette Outreach (our local food pantry). Please come out and enjoy a night of live music, and support two wonderful community organizations. Questions: 315-677-3293, [email protected] ,

Friday, July 19th – Sunday, September 29th

July 19th outdoor concert at ARISE at the Farm featuring the Ripcords and food trucks.
August 16th thru September 22, 2024. The UNIQUE art and literary exhibit at the Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y.
September 29th Fall Farm Day event at ARISE at the Farm, with Tangled Roots and Bull & Bear, hayrides, nature walks.

Saturday, July 20th

Black Mental Health & Wellness Fair
The event will take place Saturday, July 20 in Downtown, Clinton Square 12-4. It will be hosted by My Healthy Mind & the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. DJ Bella with On The One will be in attendance for music and we will have a bookmobile, vendors, food trucks, health care screenings, giveaways, raffles, games, and more at this event.