30th Annual Candlelight Series
Summer 2014
Armory Square Association of Syracuse, NY is pleased to present this Narrative of the 30th Annual Candlelight Series, Armory Square’s signature summertime event that draws thousands of people downtown into the city’s most unique and vibrant urban neighborhood.

The upcoming season will feature three major concert events, staged at the corner of West Jefferson and Franklin Streets, starting at 8:00 P.M.

• Saturday, July 12 – The a cappella groups ‘Five to Life’ & the ‘Theophonics’
• Saturday, July 19 – Tony Trischka
• Saturday, July 26 – International Guitar Duo Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb

“Opening Acts” preceding the above main attractions begin at 7:00 pm and will feature a line-up of stellar talent, including tenor Tallon Larham on July 12, Canvas Moon Band, July 19 and Larry Hoyt & the Good Accoustics on July 26.

Rain Location: Benjamin’s on Franklin, located just up the block at 314 S. Franklin St.

Street Closings: By 6:00pm, all streets in the Square will be closed to vehicle traffic through 10:00pm for reasons of safety, audience lawn chair seating, table set-ups by Armory Square restaurants (serving fine outdoor candlelight dining) and stage strike. (Other than restaurant fare offered, people may opt to picnic.)

The Candlelight Series is free to the public and remains a vital downtown event that promotes the distinct character of one of Central New York’s ever evolving historic areas - one that combines business, city living and entertainment in a welcoming environment.

The Candlelight Series is a program of the Armory Square Association made possible by a grant through New York State Senator John A. De Francisco and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNYArts. The Downtown Committee and area businesses provide additional support.

County Executive Announces Reopening of FREE Parking
Dec. 2013
County Reopens Part of the “Trolley Lot” in Armory Square as the Clinton Storage Facility Nears Completion

November 26, 2013

SYRACUSE, NY – Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today announced that a portion of the “Trolley Lot” in Armory Square will reopen tomorrow afternoon making 100 parking spaces available in Armory Square for holiday shoppers.

“The Armory Square Save the Rain project is nearing completion and we are pleased to reopen part of the Trolley Lot and make it available to holiday shoppers,” said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. “Armory Square retailers and patrons have been tremendous partners for the County during the construction of this project and making these parking spaces available free of charge will help these business have a strong start to the holiday season.”

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Armory Square Book
June 22, 2009
On June 22nd, the much-anticipated book, "Armory Square: Then and Now," will be released by Arcadia Publishing. Arcadia, a leading publisher of historical books, has previously published similar books of historical photographs from the greater Syracuse area authored by Dennis Connors of the Onondaga Historical Association.

The Armory Square book, however, will be the first book to offer a "then and now" look at downtown Syracuse, featuring historic photos from the early 20th century along side photos from today. There will also be a number of photos from the period just prior to the beginning of the numerous renovations that have made Armory Square the hip, urban hot-spot it is today. In this way the book will serve to tell the story of a historic neighborhood that was at one time a thriving manufacturing district before suffering a decline, but later to be reborn as an urban neighborhood now known for fine dining, unique retail, entertainment and a lively nightlife scene.

The book was authored by Robert Podfigurny of the Armory Square Association and George Curry, a key-developer in the rebirth of Armory Square. The Onondaga Historical Association assisted a great deal in the project by providing many historical photographs and a wealth of information. A special thanks also to those individuals and businesses that provided additional support: the Downtown Committee of Syracuse; Joe Rainone of Mulrooney's Pub; Rich Sykes and RHS Holdings, LLC; Rick Tait and Pioneer Cos.; and the Armory Square Association.

The book will sell for $21.99 and will be available at Eureka Crafts in Armory Square, Barnes and Noble, Borders Books, Powell Books,, and many independent retailers in Syracuse. A discount is available to retailers interested in purchasing the book for resale. Armory Square area businesses interested in purchasing multiple copies, please contact Robert Podfigurny by e-mailing Volume discounts may be available.

Visit the publisher's website to read more about the book!

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