How to make the most out of the last weeks on campus
7 things to do before school ends
With just a few weeks left of the school year, it’s easy to assume that events on and off campus are winding down. But contrary to popular belief, there are still plenty of things to do in the Syracuse area between now and early May, and most of them are wallet-friendly and perfect for study breaks during the final exam period. Here are seven opportunities to make the most of the end of the semester.
Block Party + Mayfest
Mayfest and Block Party, taking place on April 26th, are undoubtedly the main events of the end of the schoolyear. For Block Party in the Carrier Dome, University Union is hosting soul-pop artist Khalid with special guests Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats. Students can get floor tickets for $25 and upper-level general admission tickets for $20. Before the performance, students are welcome to go to Mayfest in Walnut Park, where there will be free food, musical acts, silent disco, and drinks for those 21 and over. Whethan will headline Mayfest with other performances from Saba and singer-songwriter Adult Mom.
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With Mayfest less than 2 WEEKS away UU is thrilled to announce Whethan, Saba and Adult Mom as this year’s lineup!! Join us in Walnut Park on April 26th to see them perform live. Admission is FREE for all SU/ESF Students with an ID. 💫💫 Tickets are $24.00 for the General Public and Graduate Students, available at the Schine Box Office starting Wednesday, April 17th at 9AM. Guests MUST BE 18 years of age or older.
SeriousComedy for SeriousFun
Delta Kappa Alpha and the SU Student Association are putting on a night of comedy on April 19 starring Rachel Sennott, a New York University alum who has appeared on the HBO show High Maintenance, and Pat Regan, co-host of the Seek Treatment podcast. There will also be ten student performers contributing to the night of laughs. All proceeds from the night will benefit the SeriousFun Children’s Network.
Syracuse Mets Games
Not all Syracuse alums can say they had the opportunity to see former football player and now-baseball player Tim Tebow show off his athleticism here in Central New York. The Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, started their season in early April, and now that the weather is finally cooperating, there’s no better way to spend the weekend than at NBT Bank Stadium. During Thursday Mets home games, hot dogs, Coca-Cola products, and select souvenirs are just $1.
On April 28, the Thornden Park Amphitheater will be home to the 2019 Earthfest from noon to 4 p.m. The event, presented by SU Students of Sustainability, NYPIRG ESF/SU, and SU Sustainability Management, will have live music, local food, gift stands, games, and more. Earthfest is free and completely open to the public and will be promoting more conscious and sustainable lifestyles.
CNY Regional Market
Suitable outdoor activities are rare for the Syracuse area, but now that spring weather is here, the farmers market is the perfect way to soak up some of that coveted sun. The Central New York farmers market and flea market are open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and visitors to the markets can shop everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to locally-made gifts.
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Gluten free pb cookie the size of my face and goat milk gelato. I can get down with that!! Didn’t know how I’d feel about the gelato but it was so creamy and delicious, plus I warmed up the cookie in the oven 👌🏻🤤 . Got these goodies along with organic fresh produce and grass fed ground beef from the farmers market. When I don’t have to work, going to the market and getting that alone time is so refreshing for me. It’s crazy how much joy I get from looking at all the local products, talking to the farmers, and seeing how much work and love goes into our local food supply.
Book of Mormon
The hit Broadway show, The Book of Mormon, is playing at the Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse just in time for the end of the semester. It is running from May 7th through May 12th, making it the perfect break from finals week.
For The Seniors: Cuse Crawl in Armory Square
After taking a year hiatus, the Original Bar Crawl in Syracuse is back on May 3. The crawl is happening all throughout Armory Square and consists of 10 bars and a handful of giveaways for all that participate. The event is expecting about 2,000 crawlers, and everyone that attends is entered to win Buffalo Bills season tickets, a trip for two to Atlantic City, and a swag bag from BSN Sports.