Weekend's Best Bets June 7 - 9

      Samples and music 11am - 11pm on Saturday

      Here are some choices on things to do around Central New York:

      ***Taste of Syracuse

      $1 samples, free music

      Clinton Square area

      Friday and Saturday 11am - 11pm

      ***Greek Cultural Festival

      St. Sophia's Church, Waring Road Syracuse

      Saturday noon - 10pm

      Sunday noon - 4pm

      free admission & parking

      free shuttle: Tecumseh Elementary, J-D Middle or CBA

      ***Cicero Festival
      noon parade, then til 11pm

      Sacred Heart Church (off Route 11)

      Fireworks 10:15pm

      ***Cortland Italian Festival
      St. Anthony of Padua Church, Pomeroy St.

      Saturday 4 - 10pm (fireworks at end)

      Sunday all day

      ***Calder Cup Playoffs

      Syracuse Crunch Ice Hockey

      Syracuse: War Memorial

      Saturday & Sunday evening

      ***Soap Box Derby

      Syracuse: Geddes St. Hill

      Saturday until 4pm

      ***Civil War Weekend
      Encampments, displays & demonstrations

      Peterboro, Madison County

      Saturday & Sunday (free)

      ***Kayaking Info/Try-outs

      Beaver Lake Nature Center

      Sunday 10:30 - 2pm (free with park parking)

      ***St. Baldrick's Head Shaving

      sponsored by Auburn Firefighters

      Children's cancer fundraiser

      Auburn Knights of Columbus

      Sunday 11m - 5pm

      ***Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend


      Sunday parade 1pm, Induction Ceremonies 2:30

      ***Philanthropic Foodie Event

      Tastings/wine to benefit charities

      Syracuse/Geddes St: Gentile's Restaurant

      Sunday 4 - 8pm

      ***Save the Mansion Tours

      Syracuse/James Street: Hiscock Barnes Mansion

      Saturday & Sunday noon - 4pm

      Saturday, Sedgwick area homes open as well

      There's more on our website calendar