/First Complete Solar Eclipse in the Region Since 1925

First Complete Solar Eclipse in the Region Since 1925

April 8 event generating a big buzz

Don’t wait for the next one. That won’t happen until 2045. Since CNY lies directly in the path of the eclipse, you can view it (with your solar glasses for safety) at 3:23 p.m. for one minute and 24 seconds in Oswego, Syracuse and the surrounding area. Vist the websites listed below to learn about special eclipse events. There’s the 2024 Solar Eclipse Festival at the Museum of Science & Technology (www.most.org/solareclipse2024), events scheduled for Thompson Park in Watertown and many more across the region.

Other Events in Spring

March 9 is when you can see more than 100 vendors set up at the Salt City Spring Antiques Show Syracuse. For more than 30 years, the event has brought choice antiques to sell at the fairgrounds. Attendees can also connect with potential buyers for their own antiques.

More info: https://nysfairgrounds.ny.gov/events/salt-city-spring-antiques-show

March 15-17 offers the Home and Garden Show for gearing up for the spring season. Peruse dozens of vendors at the Exposition Center at the NYS Fairgrounds for inspiration.

More info: https://nysfairgrounds.ny.gov/events/home-and-garden-show

March 16-17 and 23-24 is Maple Weekend at farms statewide. More than 180 farms and museums host free open houses that may include farm tours, maple history, activities, samples, product sales, sap boiling, tapping and spile driving demonstrations and pancake breakfasts. Except for breakfasts and museum tours, these events are free. Visit https://nysmaple.com/retail-dealers to find farms around CNY and to see which farms are participating in Maple Weekend.

More info: https://nysmaple.com/retail-dealers

March 22-23 is the area’s largest and longest-running beer festival, CNY Brewfest in Syracuse. More than 100 breweries will participate, along with other local vendors and live entertainment. Ticket sales are limited, so it pays to purchase them early.

More info: www.facebook.com/CentralNewYorkBrewfest

March 28-31, plan to attend Salt City Cluster Spring Dog Show in Syracuse. This AKC-sanctioned show includes an all-breed show, obedience trial and junior showmanship. Numerous vendors will offer canine items as well, so you can find some new supplies and gear for your pal.

More info: www.raudogshows.com/upcoming-shows

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