More on What We Do
Written by admin • March 6, 2014
Our approach to community revitalization is diverse, strategic, and multi-faceted. We’re a young organization with a small staff of passionate and vibrant personalities who are excited to talk about what we do and why we do it. For a while now we’ve been working on a document that harnesses that energy and explains our comprehensive approach to “radically improving the quality of life on the Northside.” Below is what we’ve come up with! Questions? Comments? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Di Lauro's Bakery & Pizza
502 E. Division Street
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“When I first started, the only thing I knew about bread was eating it. My father-in-law taught me everything I know now.” -Paul Waverchak, owner of Di Lauro’s Bakery.
Earlier this month we stopped by Di Lauro’s Bakery, one of our Northside Business Partnership (NBP) members. The owner, Paul, gave us a tour of the bakery and answered questions about the business and making good, crusty bread. Stay tuned for a more in-depth article.
Today’s CNY Woman
Written by admin • February 5, 2014
February’s issue of Today’s CNY Woman has a great deal of familiar faces: Humans of Syracuse, chefs from My Lucky Tummy, NBP member Roselinda Abbey, Health Train graduate Dipa Karki, Nicole Watts and Agnes Aombe from Hopeprint, Helen Mallina of InterFaith Works and our very own Danielle Szabo (on page 22)! This issue is full of stories about our refugee and New American community and provides insight into the women that work with these populations.
Read the full issue, here!
My Lucky Tummy
110 Walnut Place
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My Lucky Tummy is back! And this month, they’re featured in Today’s CNY Woman magazine (page 9) and in an article on Syracuse.com:
“On Saturday, Feb. 8, Oyat will cook and serve malakwang and gwenomakitalo–a kind of smoked chicken with peanut butter–for the first My Lucky Tummy event of 2014, held at the Alibrandi Catholic Center on the campus of Syracuse University. Oyat will join other refugee cooks from Afghanistan, Iran, Bhutan, and Mohawk Nation…
As Oyat sits in her living room on Oak Street, she remembers cooking for her motherless siblings in South Sudan. Oyat has cooked for widows, abandoned children, and wounded refugees since she was 8 years old. In fact, when Oyat moved to Syracuse three years ago, she never imagined that one of her biggest passions — cooking — would become one of her part-time jobs.”
Come sample the world, from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Mohawk Nation, South Sudan, and Iran… There are still 50 tickets (of 300 total) available for purchase. Check out the My Lucky Tummy event page for updates and more information.
Photo courtesy of Syracuse.Com, David Lassman
In Da Window #3 at Echo
745 N. Salina Street
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The third installment of the ‘In Da Window‘ series at Echo presents a collaboration between photographer Joe Lingeman and poet Peter Mishler. The installation, which opens tomorrow at 5 P.M., showcases a response to the artists’ collective experience on the Northside:
“The artists began by creating work in their respective media as a response to the neighborhood around the Echo shared studio space. Then, the artists exchanged “data,” and, following cues from this exchange, set out to create more new work. The result is a photo and image response to the artists’ collective experience on the North Side.”
On Sunday, The Syracuse Media Group launched a yearlong effort to find out “What Works” in Central New York:
“Armed with your ideas, we will use all the storytelling tools and platforms at our fingertips to explore what’s working, and why. If we do it right, the work will do more than make you feel good. It will inspire you to act. It will show you how to replicate successes in other places and on different scales. It will make you believe that a sense of community still exists, and that hard problems like creating jobs and soft problems like creating art can be solved if confronted with energy and ingenuity.
What sets this effort apart from anything we’ve done before as a media company is a commitment to share our bully pulpit with you — to initiate and propel a community dialogue on topics that really matter to you. And a dialogue – a two-way conversation — is what we want it to be.”
You can share your thoughts through commenting via email, twitter, facebook, mail or by responding to the article: www.syracuse.com/what-works.
After two years of searching, Echo will reveal their new event space this Friday at NEXT, a launch party featuring live music, poetry, improv comedy, film projections and an art installation.
“Echo will occupy the ground floor of a three-story building that was once a hotel when the New York Central Railroad Co. terminal was located between Burnet Avenue and Erie Boulevard. In the past, the first floor has been a bar, the Old Parochial League, and recently a print shop. Echo’s partners will leave the space open allowing for flexibility in presenting a variety of events. “It’s a raw space, which is what we prefer,” said Vallelonga.”
You can read more on the event and watch a short video at syracuse.com.
Open Hand Theater
518 Prospect Avenue
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This Saturday at 11 a.m., take your family to the Open Hand Theater to see a performance of The Stone Cutter, a folktale set to live music featuring a dynamic array of puppets in Japanese theater style.