Events around the Pike Block

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Valentine's Day in the SKY

Dates: Friday, February 13

Skip the Saturday night crowds (and the temptation to watch the SU/Duke game during dinner) and join us for an intimate evening at our first Valentine's Day Dinner in the SKY on Friday, February 13, 2015.

4:00pm: SKY Lounge opens, pre-dinner cocktails available

5:00pm: First Seating               9:00pm: Last Seating

There are 16 available seats at each half-hour time slot.

Package includes:

  • Complimentary Parking in Clinton Street Garage
  • Champagne
  • 5 Course Tasting Menu ($75 individual or $150/couple, gratuity not included)
  • 8 Course Tasting Menu ($100 individual or $200/couple, gratuity not included)
  • Live Music by The Mix Tapes

To see available upgrades, read about the special room rate at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel, and to see full menus visit their website.

This event has partnered with the Jefferson Clinton Hotel to offer a special room rate if you'd like to book a room for the evening. Executive King Suite: $189 and Junior Queen/Double Suite: $179 - to book, contact the Jefferson Clinton Hotel directly at 315-425-0500 and mention the "SKY Armory Valentine's Dinner." To redeem the special room rate, bring your SKY event ticket with you to the hotel.


SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton St
Syracuse, NY 13202

For more information, visit

For tickets, go to:


SU vs DUKE – Part 1

Dates: Saturday, February 14

Doors open at 5 pm - Game time 6 pm

On Valentines day come watch this classic game between SU vs Duke on the BIG screen. It's a free date!!!! Free giveaways!

Doors open at 5 pm - Game time 6 pm

Craft beer, wine & food will be available.  Enjoy this great game on the largest screen in CNY!!  Don’t miss this great free event.


Palace Theatre
2384 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13206

Admission: Free

For more information, visit


Syracuse Winterfest 2015

Dates: Thursday, February 12 – Sunday, February 22

Hours vary; check out specific events during Winterfest on their website

From the center of downtown Syracuse to surrounding areas throughout Onondaga County, join in the celebration of winter! Kids will be kids, even when they’re middle-aged. There are no age limits when it comes to enjoying the displays, entertainment, games and culinary delights created by hundreds of hands.  With dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs, various competitions plus an abundance of other activities, Syracuse Winterfest is the premier winter festival in Central New York!

Come out & enjoy the fun ... for a complete list of scheduled events during Syracuse Winterfest, simply go to their website for specific details!


Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: most events are free to attend; see website for more info and details -


11th Annual Downtown Syracuse Dining Week

Dates: Monday, February 16 – Sunday, March 1

See specific restaurants' websites for their operating times

Try a new dining experience or revisit your favorite places to eat.  Experience some of downtown Syracuse’s finest restaurants as they offer 3 courses for $25 or less.  Beverages, tax & gratuity are additional.  Some restaurants may require reservations; see their website for details.  Check out a list of participating restaurants at


Downtown Syracuse
Syracuse, New York 13202

Fee: $25 or less for 3 course meal

For more information, visit


Horsedrawn Sleighrides

Dates: Saturday, December 13 – Saturday, February 28

Repeats every Sunday, Saturday

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Enjoy a 20 minute horsedrawn sleighride through the wintery woods at Highland Forest. No reservations needed. First come, first served.  Weekends only.


Highland Forest
1254 Highland Forest Rd.
Fabius, NY 13063

Admission: Adults $6; Children 5 & under $3

For more information, visit


Syracuse University Men's Basketball - 2014-15 season

Dates: February/March

Come out and see the Syracuse Orange take on various opponents in the Carrier Dome!

Sat, Feb. 14 @ 6pm vs. Duke

Wed, Feb. 18 @ 7pm vs. Louisville

Sat, Feb. 21 @ 12pm vs. Pittsburgh

Mon, March 2 @ 7pm vs. Virginia



Carrier Dome
900 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

For more information including tickets, visit


Syracuse Crunch Hockey 2014-15 season

Dates: February

Come out and watch your Syracuse Crunch take on various AHL opponents at the War Memorial!

Fri, Feb. 20 @ 7pm vs. Albany Devils

Sat, Feb. 21 @ 7pm vs. Binghamton Senators

Fri, Feb. 27 @ 7pm vs. Albany Devils

Sat, Feb. 28 @ 7pm vs. Utica Comets



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

For more information and tickets, visit: