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Street musician and local legend Elijah Harris Jr., who was killed by a pair of hit-and-run accidents in April 2020, will be honored during a celebratory memorial service from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Hendricks Chapel.
All members of the community are invited to this special observance being organized by his daughter, Lakisha Harris and her family, and hosted by Syracuse University’s College of Professional Studies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the family asks that attendees wear masks to keep the community safe.
Last fall, the Harris family established the Eli Harris Scholarship Fund, through the College of Professional Studies, which will assist a part-time music student annually. To make a donation in memory of Eli Harris, contact Jeff Comanici, executive director of advancement and external affairs, at (315) 443-1409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Eli Harris’ memorial service, contact Lakisha Harris at (315) 418-5536 or email@example.com.Find out more »
Volunteer attorneys provide free legal advice, information and referrals regarding any civil legal issue at locations throughout the community. Each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. residents may attend an in-person clinic at the downtown library.Find out more »
The Syracuse Healthy Start Fatherhood Program will hold a special event for father's to bring their kids to Barry Park to fly kites and be a kid at heart. To register for the event, call (315) 766-0393.Find out more »
“The Underground Railroad," a novel by Colson Whitehead, will be discussed at the next meeting of the ACTS Race Matters Book Club to be held 7 p.m. Monday, July 26, via Zoom.Find out more »
Beauchamp Branch Library will offer free 45-minute beginner-friendly yoga classes, hosted by Thrive in Healing, this summer. Bring a yoga mat and water; limited yoga mats are available to borrow. The program will take place outside. To learn more, call (315) 435-3395 to sign up.Find out more »
The Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Community Give Back event from 1 to 5 p.m. July 31. This event will give away essential items such as diapers, wipes, baby clothes, adult clothes, feminine hygiene products and much more.Find out more »
The agency It's About Childhood and Family will host a Family Day at Brady Market with special guest Scooch from Syracuse Mets. Additional local resource agencies present include: Early Childhood Alliance, Help Me Grow Onondaga and Partners in Learning Inc. The two-hour event will also include music, yoga, free children's books, shirts, crayons, yoga cards, stress balls and more.Find out more »
Syracuse SCORE will offer an in-person, four-session QuickBooks course starting Aug. 3. Cost is $100 total for the four sessions. Laptops with software are available for in class use or attendees can bring their own. Call (315) 616-3544 for more information.Find out more »