The World Refugee Day celebration on June 20th brought together the Syracuse community to celebrate the achievements of the refugees who have settled in our city.
The event was composed of a soccer and volleyball tournament, music and dance from different cultures, food from My Lucky Tummy, and an interactive art display.
To view all the photos from the event, visit World Refugee Day in Syracuse’s Facebook page.
More than a place to clean your clothes, The Laundry Room celebrates their customers by hanging flags from their home countries.
On June 20th, over 100 people came out to the Pastime Athletic Club to support Hari Bangaley and his business concept for the Bhutan House, a restaurant that combines Bhutanese food and culture under one roof. Guests were able to meet Hari, taste authentic Bhutanese food served by Hari’s family and friends during the three-course dinner, and enjoy several dance performances throughout the evening.
UP Start Syracuse is a business incubation collaborative that targets emerging entrepreneurs within Syracuse’s urban neighborhoods. As part of the program, UP Start Presents is an event designed to provide entrepreneurs with the hands-on experiences necessary to test their products in the market while connecting with customers to provide valuable feedback on their business concept.
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This week, Mike Greenlar profiled The Cathedral Candle Company in a photo essay that depicts the people, machines, and workmanship necessary to make quality candles. Founded in 1897, the Company is still owned by the Steigerwald family and still uses some of the original methods from that time period.
“The assembly lines of molds, presses and inventive automation devices built to Jacob Steigerwald’s specifications still operate alongside modern state-of-the-art equipment.”
To read the entire article and view the photographs, visit Syracuse.com.
Hari Bangaley is testing his business idea, the Bhutan House, during our next UP Start Presents event on June 20th! Guests will get an opportunity to experience Hari’s concept for his business, the Bhutan House, a restaurant that brings together Bhutanese food and culture. Seating for the event is limited. Tickets are available for purchase through CenterState CEO. To learn about all the event features, click here.
We’re so happy to have Stasya back from maternity leave! Her positive energy, fun spirit, and creative outlook is a guiding force in our office. Our Northside UP family feels whole again!
“The photographs reflect the rampant poverty and public health crisis as well as the dignity and grace of a people who persevere despite centuries of conflict.” -ArtRageGallery.org
ArtRage Gallery‘s new exhibition, IMPRESSIONS: South Sudan, is a series of photographs and commentary that depicts the lives of those living in the South Sudan prior to the formation of an autonomous South Sudan in 2011. The photos are taken on separate trips by photographers Michelle Gabel, a past photojournalist for the Syracuse Media Group and former student of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Bruce Strong, a professor at the Newhouse School. Each photo is representative of “specific conditions and struggles of the South Sudanese” prior to 2011 and is part of the broader context of the “debilitating effects of all wars,” regardless of location or time period.
Maureen Sieh’s commentary that accompanies the photographs, adds a contextual element to the exhibition. Sieh is a former reporter for Syracuse Newspapers and currently works as an independent journalist in Africa.
IMPRESSIONS: South Sudan opens Saturday, June 6th and will run until July 18th during normal gallery hours. For a list of events connected with the exhibit, click here.