Annual Events

2015 Everson Trips

January 1, 2015

Time: N/A

The Everson Trip Committee plans several exciting art related trips each year. If you wish to be added to our e-newsletter list and for more information or questions regarding trips, please send an email to

Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake: Theatre Trip

June 24 - 26, 2015

The Everson Trip Committee’s 2015 theatre trip will be June 24 to June 26 and offers a variety of plays and musicals certain to delight theatre-goers. Besides a visit to 2 charming communities, the trip offers 6 meals, including lunch at Queenston Heights, the Revival Restaurants, and The Prince of Wales, travel by Quality Coach, and lodging at the centrally located Queen’s Inn. A current passport or enhanced drivers license is required for travel to Canada. We will check that all travelers have one of these documents with them before departure. Please reserve your place on this trip by filling out a registration form.  

For more information, call Patricia Hudelson, Theatre Trip Coordinator: (315) 655 8430 

Chautauqua Institute

July 26 - 30, 2015

The Everson Trip Committee is planning a trip to the Chautauqua Institute in 2015. The topic for the week is "Art and Politics."  Lecturers will demonstrate how art is used in politics and to influence political processes using examples from music, fine art, photography, the digital world, comedy, satire and language. For more information, please contact Nancy Karapin at

To register, download the form here.

Italy, Croatia & the Greek Island Cruise

Sept. 11 - 20, 2015

Join the Everson Museum for an amazing European get-away coming this fall! With port calls in Italy, Croatia, Turkey and Greece, discover temples to the ancient gods, sky-spanning sunsets and the ruins of a Roman emperor’s private retreat. When you disembark from your ship, you’ll step right into the timeless beauty of Venice on a local tour.

Highlights of the trip include the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas, the up-and-coming culture of Dubrovnik, the vibrant blue roofs of Santorini, the legendary site of the first Olympics and Venice’s inimitable romance. This tour is offered through Go Ahead Tours.   To reserve your spot, or for more information, call Go Ahead Tours at 1-800-206-9871, or visit the trip website:

$300 reserves your spot! Payment plan options available.

Festival of Trees

December 4, 2015 - December 13, 2015

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Special Events

Civic Morning Musicals

Free Wednesday Recital Series

March 25, 2015
April 1, 2015
April 8, 2015
April 15, 2015

Time: 12.30pm

Civic Morning Musicals presents a free Wednesday concert series held at 12.30pm in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium. Each performance highlights different talented artists from our region. For more information, visit

Celebration of the Senses

An Arts, Crafts, Food, Garden Show and Sale to benefit Everson Museum of Art

Carol Watson Greenhouse

March 28, 2015
March 29, 2015

Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Smell, see, hear, touch and taste at Carol Watson Greenhouse's annual Celebration of the Senses. This weekend long event is not to be missed! Admission is free. Tasting samples are available for $1 each, and a wonderful raffle will be made possible through generous donations by participating artists.

Carol Watson Greenhouse
2980 Sentinel Heights Rd.
Lafayette, NY 13084

Smell… The fragrance of exotic blossoms.

See… The work of CNY artist and crafts people.

Hear… The music by CNY performers.

Touch… The first intimations of spring.

Taste… Fine Food from fine CNY restaurants.

For more information visit Carol Watson Greenhouse

A Night of the Arts: Fashion Show

April 11, 2015 -

Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Enjoy a night of ballet, music, art, and fashion designs from Central New York. This red carpet event includes admission to the Everson's Prendergast to Pollock exhibition. Proceeds benefit Everson Museum of Art and Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer.

7:00-8:00 Cocktail Hour (Performance by Fayetteville Manlius Orchestra)

8:00-9:00 Speakers from Everson Museum of Art and Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer, special thanks to sponsors, performances by opera singer Meaghan Sands & the Syracuse City Ballet.

9:00-9:45 Fashion show featuring designers from throughout Central New York

10:00-11:00 After party with performance by Big River, meet the models and designers, dance the night away!

To purchase tickets, please visit CNY Mode's Eventbrite website.

Vintage Pop-Up

April 23, 2015 -

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Enjoy a unique evening of art and shopping at the Everson Museum! Pair paintings from the first half of the 20th century with fashions of the time, or find inspiration for your spring palette in the works of influential American artists. Local vintage vendors Maeflower Vintage, Modern Pop Culture, and Thriftwares, will “pop-up” in the Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court and demonstrate how artworks like those seen in Prendergast to Pollock can influence fashion trends. The pop-up event is included in your admission for Prendergast to Pollock. A portion of your purchases benefit the Everson Museum!

American Legends Concert

April 26, 2015 -

Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm

A concert with legendary local performer Ronnie Leigh, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, and an ensemble from Symphoria. This special event includes admission to Prendergast to Pollock.

Everson Beer Garden

April 30, 2015 -

Time: 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Celebrate the closing of our exciting exhibition Prendergast to Pollock at the Everson Beer Garden!

Sample fine craft beers from Empire Brewing Company, Middle Ages Brewing Company, and other local breweries, as well as hard and soft ciders from 1911 Spirits. Beverages may be purchased to benefit the museum and enjoyed in the Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court. Food will be available for sale from Recess Coffee. Throughout the night, guests can enjoy live music by Oswego’s top singer/songwriter John McConnell, view the exhibitions, and peruse the wares of local artists. Weather permitting, beverages can also be enjoyed outside on the Everson podium.

$15 cover charge, includes exhibition admission. Cash bar.

2015 LEGO Design Challenge Entry Deadline

May 1, 2015 -

Time: 6.00pm

The 2015 LEGO Design Challenge is a design competition that promotes the creative and original use of LEGO Bricks. All design entries must respond to the following challenge:

Let’s reimagine Syracuse! This is your city, help us rebuild it. Think about the buildings, structures, and modes of transportation that exist in Syracuse. What does Syracuse need? What can be improved and how? What’s missing? Think big and be imaginative, the sky is the limit.

Your design must be on a LEGO baseplate. Design must not exceed 20"W x 20"L x 24"H.

Design finalists will be exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art June 5 - August 9, 2015.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015

Entry Fee (per individual or group): Members $10, Non-Members $15

How to submit a design: Complete the 2015 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE Application (form at right). Submit the application along with one photograph of the design. Photo should not exceed 2MB and send to the following email address along with payment information.

Who can compete? Anyone is eligible to participate in the 2015 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE, but all finalists must be able to transport their designs to and from the Everson Museum on designated dates.

Judging will be based on the following categories:

·         Children (12 and under)

·         Teens (ages 13-17)

·         Adults (ages 18 and older)

·         Group and families (multiple people working on one design such as co-workers, a classroom or a family)

Final designs and grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of professionals using the following criteria:

·         Creative application of LEGO bricks

·         Imaginative design and concept

·         Difficulty of execution

·         Quality of display

·         Vision


·         All entries must be original designs

·         One submission per individual or group

·         Designs may not exceed 20”W x 20”L x 24”H

·         All entries must include a complete application, entry fee and photograph of the design


Several finalists from each age category will be selected for the Museum exhibition. Grand Prize Winners will receive special prizes. 


Sixty Artists in Sixty Minutes

June 19, 2015 -

Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm

The Everson Members' Council presents 60/60 under the tents on the Everson Community Plaza on June 19. Art lovers stroll about chatting with the 60 artists as they work and purchase raffle tickets which they place in pails by the artists whose pieces they would like to win. At the end of the hour, winning raffle tickets are drawn for each of the sixty works of art.

New this year will be Afterglow, an event in which guests can mingle with the artists after the drawing has concluded, and enjoy sparkling wine and dessert. Tickets for Afterglow are $120 per person, and include admission to 60/60. Afterglow tickets may be purchased at, advance tickets required. 

LEGO Happy Hour Workshop

July 30, 2015 -

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Participants will create a mini stop-motion animation short film. The event includes instruction by Syracuse University Professor Gail Hoffman, all materials, light refreshments and a cash bar. Open to adults ages 21 and older. Registration is $35 for Everson Members, $50 for non-members. To register, please contact Kimberly Griffiths by email at or by calling 474 6064 x308.