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Memorial Day events in Onondaga County


Baldwinsville: 5 p.m. May 30. Parade: Begins at Lock Street, proceeds up East Genesee Street to Oswego Street, across the two bridges and ends at Riverview Cemetery. Ceremony: After the parade at Riverview Cemetery.

Borodino (Spafford): 1 p.m. Sunday. Parade: Starts at Borodino Fire Department to Veterans Memorial Park, Route 41 and Nunnery Road. Ceremony: After the parade at Veterans Memorial Park.

Camillus: 9:30 a.m. Monday (after the 5K Race at 9:28 a.m.) Parade: Starts at Maple Drive/Union Street, west on Route 5 to the Green Gate Inn to the Senior Center on First Street. Ceremony: 11 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Cicero: 9 a.m. Monday; parade: From Cicero Cemetery on Route 11 to James Harvey Spire American Legion Post 787 on Route 31; ceremony: After the parade at Post 787.

East Syracuse: American Legion Post 359’s parade starts at 9 a.m. Monday on Route 290, marches down Manlius Street and ends at the park at Yates Street, with a ceremony. The legion will hold a post-parade open house.

Elbridge: 11 a.m. Monday (after a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Elbridge Elementary School). Parade: Starts at Elbridge Elementary School at 130 East Main St. to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Ceremony: Gravesite service after the parade at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Fayetteville: Parade starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the corner of East Genesee and Highbridge streets, and will follow East Genesee to FM Road, and then continues onto Beard Park for the Memorial Day ceremony

Fabius: Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Main Street, with ceremonies and events to follow, including a Fabius Historical Society display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community center and a 1 p.m. presentation by Lt. Brian Abbott, who recently returned from a deployment to Guantanamo, at the community center.

Jamesville: Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday starting on Apulia Road and ending at Jamesville Elementary School with a ceremony. An open house at the new fire station at 12:30 p.m., with food, music and a carnival.

Jordan: 3:05 p.m. Monday. Parade: Parade of Bands starts at Jordan Fire Department to North Hamilton to North Main Street to Mechanic Street to North Chapel Street to Ramsdell Elementary School. Followed by the Massing of the Bagpipes starting on North Main Street. Ceremonies: 9 a.m., Maple Grove Cemetery; 9:30 a.m., St. Patrick’s Cemetery; 9:45 a.m., Jordan Village Cemetery; 1:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Pool; 2:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park; 3 p.m., National Moment of Remembrance, Veterans Memorial Park.

Liverpool: 9 a.m. Monday. Parade: Begins at Johnson Park and proceeds to Liverpool Cemetery and back. ceremony: Service starts at 9 a.m. at Johnson Park and the parade will follow the ceremony.

LaFayette: Parade starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the Alliance Church, Route 20 and LaFayette Road and ends at the cemetery with a ceremony. VFW Post 1955 will have a chicken barbecue starting at 9:30 a.m.

Lyncourt: 9 a.m. Monday. Parade: It begins at Lyncourt Firehouse and ends at Lyncourt School. Ceremony: After the parade at Lyncourt School.

Marcellus: 10 a.m. Monday. Parade: Starts at North Street to Maple Street to Orange Street to Main Street to North Street (pausing for a flag raising ceremony in Village Cemetery) to Reed Street to First Street to the Veterans Monument in front of Methodist Church in the village. Ceremony: After the parade at the Veterans Monument (Driver Middle School if it rains).

Manlius: The parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Academy Street in the village of Manlius and will end about noon at Manlius Village Centre for a ceremony. A reception will follow at the American Legion.

Mattydale: 11 a.m. Monday. Ceremony: Begins at the Mattydale American Legion and ends at the monument at the center of Mattydale

Minoa: The parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Lewis Park in Minoa with ceremonies in front of the municipal building on North Main Street at the parade’s conclusion.

North Syracuse: 9 a.m. Monday. Parade: Begins at Lonergan Park and travels north on Route 11 to Veterans Memorial Park. Ceremony: After the parade at Veterans Memorial park. Also open house following the ceremony at VFW Post 7290, 105 Maxwell Ave.

Skaneateles: 9 a.m. Monday. Parade: Starts at Robert Hydon American Legion to St. Mary’s Cemetery to Lakeview Cemetery to Clift Park. Ceremonies: After the parade at Shotwell Park. Also, 9 a.m. at Mottville Cemetery followed by ceremony at Shepard Settlement Cemetery.

Syracuse: 3 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Day Concert at the Palace Theatre offered by Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department, United HealthCare and the Palace Theatre. The event will feature music by the Stan Colella Orchestra. The theater is located at 2384 James Street. Monday: 7:30 a.m., Coffee and doughnuts and Eastwood American Legion Post 1276, 102 Nichols Ave. ; 8:30 a.m., ceremony and flag raising at the post; 9 a.m., Memorial Day Parade sets off from the post, heading west on James Street to the monument at James Street and Grant Boulevard; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Palace Theatre will show cartoons, and the legion and Eastwood businesses will have a bicycle give-away halfway through the show. One girl and one boy will receive free bikes.

Solvay: 9:30 a.m. Monday. Parade: Starts at Boyd Avenue/Second Street to Veterans Memorial Plaza, Woods Road Park. Ceremony: 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Plaza (Solvay-Geddes Youth Center if it rains).

Tully: The parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday on the front lawn of Tully Elementary School.


June Events




June 10, 2016, Friday, 5:30 to Dark

     This year we celebrate all Pompey family histories with our Festival theme, Living Family Trees. 
Admission is free.  Please invite your relatives,
local or long-distance, to send anniversary greetings
via text, Skype, or video to the PHS prior to or
during this Festival.
Holy Smoke will provide dinner options for purchase, and Butternut
Creek Revival will provide musical entertainment.
And Yes!  Our yummy strawberry shortcake will be available for purchase.
There will also be a Silent Auction and games for the young – fun for both adults and children.
Event held RAIN OR SHINE at our campus (the Heritage Center is a large open covered building).



History Weekend


Military:     Carol Mayers:    caroljmayers@yahoo.comVolunteers:    Carrie Martin

Vendors and Demonstrators:  Darlene Haflett

Programs:   Dot Willsey

Promotions:   Kim Cesario

24th Annual Civil War Weekend

June 11th & 12th 2016

Friday June 10th Living History for local 5th Graders
Saturday June 11th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday June 12th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Mark your calendars and come celebrate the 37th annual Dunn Tire

Jamesville Balloonfest

with us this summer!

Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features balloons, non-stop musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food, beverages and more!  And this year, thanks to Dunn Tire, admission is FREE all three days!
The Balloonfest will take place from Friday, June 24th-Sunday, June 26th.
This year’s festival will take place at Jamesville Beach, right outside of Syracuse.  Balloons take flight each day (weather permitting) and add to the excitement of the event.


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