Tuesdays, July 8-Aug. 12, 2014
1 to 2 p.m.

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, or caregivers, are invited to bring your little ones (children pre-K to second grade) to the WCNY courtyard for Sit.Stay.Read story times! Participate in fun activities, and listen to stories. The event may be moved inside depending on the weather.

415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

“Poetry for All” Funshop

July 16, 23, 30
Aug. 6 and 13
11 a.m. to noon

It’s time to write and rhyme WCNY. Join your friends and the WCNY Education Center to explore the fun-filled world of poetry at the “Poetry for All” Funshop. Children ages 3 to 8, along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers are invited.

Westside Learning Center
Partners in Learning
422 Gifford Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

Bill Knowlton’s 42nd Annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

Aug. 3, 2014
1 to 7 p.m.

The longest running bluegrass festival in New York takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York.

The community-friendly event started in 1973 after the launch of Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble radio show on WCNY-FM. The show can be heard Sundays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Now affectionately known as “Mr. Bluegrass of Central New York,” Bill emcees the event annually.

This year’s program features host band The Delaney Brothers, Atkinson Family, Diamond Someday, Gospel Way, Joe LaMay & Sherry Reese, Lake Effect, Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics, Northwater, Off The Wall, Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, Salmon River Boys, Sean Martin Band, Spare Parts , The Cadleys, and The Easy Ramblers, among others.

The Picnic is free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. is required to attend. The event begins at 10 a.m. To learn more about Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble radio show on WCNY-FM, visit To learn more about the history of Bluegrass music, visit

Route 281
Preble, NY 13141

Near Westside Multicultural Block Party at Skiddy Park

Aug. 14, 2014
1 to 6 p.m.

Join WCNY and the community at the Near Westside Multicultural Block Party. Skiddy Park will be transformed into a fun park for children and adults to get to know each other and learn about what’s happening in the community. Food, music, and friends; come celebrate all the positive changes made to the community!

Otisco St
Syracuse, NY 13204





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