We had a blast last night and are grateful for the many that stopped by to eat, drink, bid and support the launch of this social enterprise. More photos to come next week. Meanwhile, here’s a teaser from Daylight Blue Media. Many thanks to them for documenting our event.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Support Assumption Church and attend their Wine Tasting Fundraiser this Saturday! Attendees will enjoy appetizers, a raffle, and a sampling of wine from Eagle Crest and O-Neh-Da Vineyards. Tickets are $20 and proceeds from the event benefit the Church and Ministries. To purchase your ticket, call the Office of Mission Advancement at 422-4833 ext. 338.
Salt Works got some great coverage today on Syracuse.com! You can read the article in full HERE and watch the video, below. Tonight’s event starts at 5 p.m. – come see what this effort is all about!
This Thursday, come to the Salt Works Launch Party to check out the furniture this social enterprise has been building on the Near Westside. Each hand-crafted piece celebrates the massive old growth timbers that were reclaimed from area warehouses.
Zeke Leonard, an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University who has worked closely with the enterprise and his classes to design the furniture, will auction off a Salt Works Trestle Table, Plank Bench, and a “mystery” piece designed by Salt Works employees, Luis Vilella and Pedro Ignacio Diaz Ramos.
The event is free to attend and My Lucky Tummy will be there to provide several dishes, including flan and stuffed eggplant. Beer, wine, coffee, and tea will also be available.
King + King Architects is located off of West Street on Syracuse’s near Westside. Click HERE for a map and directions to the Launch party.
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Our 13th Green Train class graduates today after three months spent working together in the classroom and on the construction site gaining hands-on-experience. Last week we were able to check-in with the students and ask them how they were feeling about graduation. Fredie Jenkins is happy to be graduating, but sad to see the program end: “We’re working together. You get to learn people’s background. Their learning the American way and we’re learning their way.” Ernesto Reina, a refugee from Cuba who has only been in Syracuse seven months, feels much the same way. “I never before worked with Puerto Rican people, American people. Dynamic people,” he explains. The camaraderie among the students builds a platform for collaboration and teamwork especially useful as they’re getting ready to enter the job market.
Later today at ProLiteracy (104 Marcellus Street) we’ll be celebrating graduation with a short ceremony and refreshments. The event will include words from our guest speaker, Suzanne Williams, the Executive Director of Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, and remarks from both Fredie and Ernesto on behalf of the class. We’re so happy to be celebrating such a hardworking group of students, instructors, and staff!
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • May 20, 2014
Join us in celebrating the launch of Salt Works, a furniture social enterprise, on May 29th! Salt Works’ artisan pieces are crafted from reclaimed materials by neighborhood residents to build a stronger, more sustainable future. To learn more about the launch party, click the image below.
Written by admin • May 16, 2014
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Open Hand Theater is in Finland this week to participate in the Mukamas International Puppet Theater Festival. They’ve been busy sightseeing in Tampere and preparing for the performance of “That Old Mr. Fox” for the Festival. During their trip, Open Hand has been sharing photos and keeping us updated via Facebook. Here’s some of our favorite pictures of their experience in Finland:
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Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of checking in with our new NBP member, Maxian + Horst, and touring their office in a beautifully redone building in the heart of Hawley-Green. Their space was full of maps, plants, plans, and books, and we got to connect about their landscaping business and their collaborative working dynamic. They had a major hand in the development of two important projects in our neighborhood: the Union Park Playground and the site plan for the Dunkin’ Donuts building on N. Salina Street. We are grateful for their efforts and membership!
To learn more about Maxian + Horst, visit their website.