Events around the Pike Block

You can rely on our News & Events page to provide current information on what's happening in downtown Syracuse. From the Farmer's Market to Syracuse Crunch and Opera in the Square, our News & Events page will be your source for what's going on around Pike Block.

Syracuse Crunch Hockey 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs

Dates: April

The Syracuse Crunch have earned the fifth seed in the American Hockey League's Eastern Conference and will face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a best-of-five, first-round Calder Cup Playoffs series. The first two games of the series will be played in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., starting April 24. The Crunch play their first home postseason game April 29.

Wednesday, April 29 - 7pm 

Thursday, April 30 - 7pm



The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: Tickets will range from $19-$23

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Syracuse Chiefs Baseball

Dates: April/May

Come out and watch your Syracuse Chiefs, affiliate of the Washington Nationals, take on various Triple A opponents at NBT Bank Stadium!

Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 23 vs. Rochester Redwings

Monday - 6:35pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 1:05pm

Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3 vs. Columbus Clippers

Friday - 7:05pm 
Sat & Sun - 1:05pm

Monday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 6 vs. Norfolk Tides

Monday & Tuesday - 7:05pm 
Wed - 1:05pm

Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10 vs. Durham Bulls

Friday - 7:05pm 
Sat & Sun - 1:05pm


NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

For more information, promotions and tickets, visit


8th annual Crawfish Clam Festival

Dates: Saturday, May 2: 11am-7pm

Operation Northern Comforts 8th annual Fest, May 2, 2015 11-7pm Clinton Square   Cajun Food: Crawfish Boil, Clams, Beignets, Crawfish Bread, Pulled Pork  games for  kids, craft vendors, music, raffles, putting green. The money raised will benefit  a new project  A Tiny Home for Good, a non profit building Tiny Homes In Syracuse.  

Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202
Admission: free

Syracuse Food Truck Rodeo

Dates: Wednesday, April 22 – Wednesday, August 5

Repeats every Wednesday

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Gather up your posse each Wednesday and head on down to the first ever #SYRFoodTrucks Rodeo featuring the tastiest bunch of full-riggers ever wrangled into one ranch! (well, a parking lot actually.)  We'll have everythang you need there Buckaroos! Including a horsehoe shaped collection of Canteenas on wheels, Outhouses, utensils and a place to park yer ride. Hell there might even be Live tunes from some good Ol' boys. (We encourage random acts of honky-tonkin' so bring your six string if you'd like.) I reckon you'd like to hear the line-up (rotates from week to week).

The Chicken Bandit - Food Truck & Eatery
PB&J's Lunch Box, LLC
Shattuck's Paddy Wagon
Mami's Kitchen
Oompa Loompyas
Toss 'n' Fire - Mobile Wood-Fire Pizza
Sarita's Mmmpanadas
Tortilla Jacks
...  With more to come soon!

We'll be slingin' sliders and sarsaparilla to city-slickers and town folk alike from 11am until 6pm every Wednesday at the Cosmopolitan 1153 West Fayette  (

Cashola is King, but we accept credit cards via SQUARE payments as well! 

Want new-fangled up-to-date details on the #SYRFoodTrucks then follow:

@NOexcusesSYR and the Syracuse Food Truck Association

NO cover! NO 10-gallon hats! NO saddles required!  NO excuses come on down!

Thanks very much Partners! See y'all at the Rodoe!  YIP! YIP! YEEEEEEHAWWWW


Cosmopolitan Building
1153 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Admission: free

For more information, visit

Flicks Al Fresco Outdoor Movie Series

Dates: Wednesday, May 6 – Wednesday, August 19

Repeats every Wednesday except for: 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12

Movies begin at dusk

The Flicks Al Fresco outdoor movie series, invites you to enjoy free screenings in a parking lot, transformed into a cultural venue for Summer 2015. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, walk, bike or carpool. Enjoy local food trucks, listen to local bands and watch films under the stars. Six free outdoor screenings … this year in between downtown and Tipp Hill at the #SYRFoodTrucks Rodeo.  Select Wednesdays May - August!

Eat | Watch | Repeat

May - August, 2015

May 6 Chef  (#SYRFoodTrucks Rodeo )

May 20 Ratatouille  (Family Fun Night)

June 3 Hunger Games  (Food Bank of CNY Drive Night)

June 17 Drive  (Syracuse Nationals Night)

July 22 Sideways  (Vinomania Night)

August 19 Chocolate  (Lune Chocolate Night)

Dusk till movie ends 

-presented by NOexcuses. + Nomad Cinema  at the Syracuse Food Truck Association


Cosmopolitan Building
1153 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Admission: free

For more information, visit


Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Dates: Saturday, April 25 – Saturday, November 7

Repeats every Saturday

12:00PM – 3:00PM

Join us as we eat our way through Downtown Syracuse!  Sampling Syracuse Food Tours will provide you with a delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. Our 3 hour walking tour includes stops at award winning restaurants where participants will sample local fare as well as visit and learn about cultural and historic landmarks.


Armory Square
South Franklin and Walton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: $39

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