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Cultural Festivals

Part of Syracuse’s love for festivals comes from it’s appreciation for diversity and culture. Throughout the summer, many weekends are devoted to festivals that celebrate a culture with respect to both its heritage and its Syracuse roots. All of these festivals are free, non-profit organizations that are built and created by passionate locals and frequented by Syracuse natives from all walks of life. Offering live music, delicious authentic food, and plenty of activities for both adults and children, the variety of culturul festivals hosted in Syracuse is a great thing to check out on a beautiful summer day.


Events / Fun / Nightlife / Westcott

Westcott Theatre

Westcott Theatre
The Westcott Theater which is a old cinema that has been renovated and reconstructed from past years, which now have been formed into a Upstate NY premiere live music venue. Major functions are Bar, Movies, and Performing Arts. The Westcott Theater host national, regional and local bands at the venue. Many well-known performers, as well as underground artists have came to perform in this venue. The type of genres that are performed at Westcott range from Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Pop, Heavy Metal , Techno, and others. The ticket prices varies for events, so you will need to find out about the prices by calling, email, internet, or fliers that are put around the Westcott Community and Syracuse area. This theater has become a very live and jive place now. 

Events / Histories

Reactions to the Gulf War at Syracuse University


The Gulf War, which consisted of Operation Desert Storm and the joint Air Force Operation Desert Shield, was the United Nations (UN) authorized response to Iraq invading Kuwait on August 2nd, 1990. On August 7th, American F-15 Eagle fighters were flown into Saudi Arabia and after diplomatic processes failed, the air war phase 1 began at 3 am on Jauary17th, 1991. Iraq’s final aggressions on February 25th, 1991 was to send a Scud missile at the American barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 28 military personal and on February 26th to set fire to 737 oil wells before retreating to Baghdad 2.

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Prohibition in Syracuse


Prohibition was enacted in the United States when the Congress has passed the 18th Amendment on December 1917 1. The 18th Amendment stated that all manufacturing of liquor as well as sales but did not specify the consumption, possession, or transportation of “intoxicating liquor” 1. As a result, beer and wine were not heavily regulated by the amendment. Nevertheless, the Congress passed the Volstead Act, which defined the ambiguity stated in the 18th Amendment for “intoxicating liquor”. The Volstead Act had three goals which were “to prohibit intoxicating beverages, to regulate the manufacture, production, use and sale of high proof spirits for other than beverage purposes, and to insure an ample supply of alcohol and promote its use in scientific research and in the development of fuel, dye, and other lawful resources” 3. Nevertheless, drinking still flourished even when laws were regulated and individuals, particularly young adults, were drinking in secrecy such as in an organization as well as underground speakeasies. As a result, National Prohibition proved to be ineffective as it failed to put an end to drinking in the United States 4

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Anti-Semitism at Syracuse University: Between the World Wars


Since its founding, Syracuse University has prided itself on tolerance. Today, the policy is taken for granted, but it was not always so easy to combat discrimination. Beginning in the early 1880s, anti-Semitic in Eastern Europe forcibly dispersed Jews into central Europe and overseas to the United States, and New York in particular. As immigrants reached American shores, many in the established Jewish elite harbored considerable concerns over the potential for a new wave of discrimination. Over the next three decades, anti-Semitism would indeed surface at all levels of American society.