March 7, 2019

Art Trail Seeking Vendors

Westcott Art Trail is a fundraiser for Westcott Community Center Since its inception in 2002 Westcott Art Trail has grown to be one of the finest and most well attended art & craft offerings in Syracuse, NY with over 40 extraordinary artisans located at several locations around the Westcott neighborhood. Now, the third full weekend Read More…

February 28, 2019

East Genesee Proposed Development

The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) is concerned about the proposal to develop a major residential building on East Genesee Street from Walnut to Pine. We understand both the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission will be considering actions to facilitate this project at their next meetings. UNPA has been working for more Read More…

January 23, 2019

Stickley House Awarded

Stickley House Project was presented with the Harley J. McKee Award by the Preservation Association of Central NY (PACNY) to the University Neighborhood Association, Crawford & Stearns Architects and the Gustav Stickley House Foundation. This award is a wonderful testament to the efforts of so many as we are so proud to share this news! Read More…

September 3, 2018

ReLeaf Syracuse & Potluck

ReLeaf Syracuse is the City’s new initiative to develop a plan for the future of the City’s trees and to sustain the partnerships to work the plan into reality. The initiative is led by Syracuse Parks Department, Onondaga Earth Corps and a steering committee representing community organizations, business and government agencies. It’s been 20 years Read More…

August 8, 2018

Morningside Cultural Trails at the Barry Park Pot Luck

Join us at the next Barry Park Potluck hosted by UNPA, Thursday, August 16th, 5:30-7:30pm. Help to celebrate the beginning of the second year of the Morningside Cultural Trails and learn how you can be a part of the fun. Share a dish and/or drinks and catch up with neighbors & friends. We will set Read More…

July 18, 2018

Thornden Aquathon Made a Splash!

Syracuse Parks and Recreation, the Thornden Park Association, and the University Neighborhood Preservation Association hosted our first Youth Aquathon for kids ages 5-15. Aquathons combine swimming and running into a fun sporting event. Over 50 kids participated in what will become an annual event.   Special thanks to the lifeguards that made each kid feel confident Read More…

July 7, 2018

Summer Fun in the University Neighborhood

Summer is officially here and we’ve compiled library events, classes & recreation opportunities available right in our neighborhood (or really close!). Get ready to click and see all that is offered this summer.   The Morningside Cultural Trails (MCT) network includes over 7 miles of walking trails on Syracuse’s Eastside, each with its own distinctive Read More…

July 6, 2018

5th Annual Barry Park Fun Run

Rain didn’t stop our fun! The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) and the Barry Park Association hosted the Barry Park Fun Run on Sunday, May 20th. Over 150 children participated in the race and over $800 was donated  for the Barry Park Association, in addition to our sponsors: Ed Smith PTO, Health Pathways, rentfromben and Read More…

June 29, 2018

Stickley House Phase I Celebration

The Gustav Stickley House Foundation and University Neighborhood Preservation Association were joined by over 130 community members as we celebrated the conclusion of Phase I Restoration. We would like to recognize  our community partners including – the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal, Read More…

April 27, 2018

ReZone

The following letter was submitted to the city in response to the proposed ReZone project. UNPA finds many of the proposed changes to be consistent with our goals for perpetuating a dynamic, diverse and inclusive neighborhood on the City’s east side. In particular, we support the emphasis placed on promoting pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented development, increasing Read More…