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This Months Feature Story

A Big Apple weekend is just the ticket

By Eileen Gilligan

The Big Apple. New York City. It’s so big and imposing and filled with possibilities. It’s hard to winnow down what to do and where to go. Yet we are so close, many parents feel the desire to take their kids for a visit.


Photo courtesy of Onondaga County Parks


On Saturday, July 26, the Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting event takes place on Montgomery Street near City Hall in Syracuse. The painting—really drawing with chalk—starts at 9 a.m. and judging takes place in the afternoon. (The rain date is Sunday, July 27.) Preregistration for participants is recommended: The prices are $10 for age 17 and younger; $20 for adults; $25 for masters. Prices go up by $5 after July 11. Here’s the application to print and fill out:
For more information, call 422-7011 or visit

For other events taking place in July, see the calendar!










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