Community Updates!

Clean First

The Clean First Program was developed in response to the City’s Clean-up Cuse Adopt-A-Block program, a year-long neighborhood beautification initiative. Focusing on the Historic Hawley-Green triangle (bounded by James St., Lodi St., and Burnet Ave.) NEHDA is encouraging neighborhood residents, property owners/investors, businesses and stakeholders to assist with “on the spot” litter pickup, as necessary.Clean First will allow those who are interested to stop by the NEHDA offices any weekday during the first full week of each month, grab a bag, and proceed to any area in the Hawley-Green triangle and help beautify our neighborhood. Volunteers can return to NEHDA, drop off what they have picked up and let us know the area they cleaned.  More information can be found here.


Appreciation Picnic – SAVE THE DATE JULY 17

Please join NEHDA and the Syracuse Northeast Community Center (SNCC) on July 17th from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm as we continue our annual Appreciation Day Picnic.  This is our way of saying thanks to residents, stakeholders, city employees, volunteers and anyone that helps make our community a better place to live.  We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of SNCC.  The event will take place in front of the Community Center at 716 Hawley Avenue.  Free food, fun and games.

Volunteers will also be needed for this event from 2 pm to 8 pm.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Stager at 315-472-6343 ext. 211 or Hiba Attia at 315-425-1032.


Northside TNT

Just a reminder, there are no Northside TNT meetings scheduled for July or August. Meetings will resume on Wednesday, September 19th.

Upcoming Events

Trails, Tales and Whales: 200 Years of the Erie Canal

July 5 |  12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York

. . . Everything Else

Notable Links in Syracuse

1. 2018 Save The Rain – Rain Barrel Workshop Residents of the County will be able to attend a 30-minute workshop to learn about Save the Rain program and how they can help in the clean-up of Onondaga Lake by using a rain barrel.  Attendees will receive a FREE rain barrel to take home. Click here for more information.

2. Pretty & Pink now open – While discovering her passion for event planning Pretty & Pink emerged! Fun, Whimsical, Unique and Feminine decorated from start to finish. Pretty & Pink Party Planning LLC is owned and operated by Jontia Grady Branch. The new mini event boutique is located @ 400 Butternut Street in the Butternut Commons Plaza.

Looking for a space to host your next Birthday Party, Women’s Group or Meeting, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower or Entertaining Spa Party for your daughter? Click here to find out more information.

3. The SCSD will provide FREE meals and snacks to children age 18 & under daily throughout the summer as part of its Summer Food Service Program. Select locations will offer special services starting on June 26th.

Up Coming Events

SNCC Spaghetti Dinner! 
Join Syracuse Northeast Community Center for a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on May 11th. It is $5.00 for an individual and $10.00 for a family of (4). Each dinner includes, Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll and dessert. You may either eat in or take out. All money raised will go towards the SNCC 40th Anniversary Celebration and NEHDA Appreciation picnic in July 2018. Click here for more information.

Hawley-Green Neighborhood Meeting! 
Join us for the monthly Hawley-Green Neighborhood meeting on Tuesday May 15th at 6:00.  Our guest speaker will be Katie Bronson, Outcome Broker for GHHI Greater Syracuse Home HeadQuarters.  She will be discussing the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative. The meeting will be held at the NEHDA offices, 101 Gertrude Street

Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus Presents Fabulous Films
May 11 @ 8:00 pm and May 12 @ 2 pm
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E Genesee St.

“What If…” Film Series Presents: Trees in Trouble
May 15 |  6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
ArtRage, 505 Hawley Avenue

. . . Everything Else

Notable Links in Syracuse
1. Volunteer opportunities.  Try the Volunteer Fair on May 17 at Destiny USA from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.Click here to view the flyer.
2.  Children and their families will have the opportunity to get a close-up view of some of the City’s big trucks, along with some big rigs from area companies on May 19. Click here to learn more on Big Rig Day.
3. The Citizens Review Board will be presenting “Know Your Rights, What You Need to Know When Interacting With Police Officers” at the Syracuse Northeast Community Center on May 31 @ 6 pm. Click here to view the flyer.

Up Coming Events

Here in Hawley-Green…

SoapWorks Open House

May 5th @10 am and May 6th @11 am
Syracuse Soapworks, 226 Hawley Ave

And Everywhere Else…

1.  Many ways to enjoy the eclectic variety of food our area offers.  Check out the list of CNY 2018 festivals by clicking here.

2. N. Salina Street’s With Love Restaurant Hits High Mark. Click here for more information.

3.  Sacred Sites open house May 5 & 6.  The New York Landmarks Conservancy is proud to host its Eighth Annual Sacred Sites Open House on May 5-6.   Take a look inside some of our great religious architectural structures by clicking here.

4. A Discussion on The Small Scale Development Movement  Guest Lecture – Bernice Radle.  Do you want to learn more about how you can become a small real estate developer for a project in your neighborhood? Are you an advocate or local leader looking to encourage better buildings in your community? Tuesday, May 1, 5:30pm  – Erie Canal Museum or Wednesday, May 2, 12:00pm – CNY Philanthropy Center. Click here for more details.

5. Pre-order tickets at the Syracuse Northeast Community Center for a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser by April 30th! You may either eat in or take out! All money raised will go towards the SNCC 40th Anniversary Celebration and the NEHDA Appreciation picnic in July 2018. Click here to view the flyer.

Clean Up Cuse 2018

Clean Up Cuse will take place tomorrow Saturday, April 21st between 10:00 am- 1:00 pm! Let’s make our Northside a better and cleaner place!

We will be covering three different locations which include:

1. Hawley-Green Triangle
2. North Salina Street corridor
3. Dr. Weeks Elementary School Area

Meetup locations are the following:

– Hawley-Green Triangle clean-up will meet at the parking lot of Laci’s Tapas Bar at 304 Hawley Ave.
– North Salina Street corridor clean-up will meet at 709 North Salina Street.
-Dr. Weeks School Area clean-up will meet in-front of Syracuse Northeast Community Center at 716 Hawley Ave.

Click here to view the event information.

Better Internet, or Hygge the American way ;)

We are proud to announce that we have upgraded the internet service. We hope that the new and improved connections will allow you to be more productive at home and enjoy more of the things you love online. Happy Holidays!

First Annual Neighborhood Brunch

coming up Sunday, May 7th on Howard St.

This will be at Frank Schiraldi’s house and the whole neighborhood is invited. For an address please contact Frank at 315-415-0728 or email


Neighborhood Garage sale

Saturday May 02 and Saturday May 21

from 9:30 until 2:30

Many neighbors from all over the community will hold their sales these days. If  you are a neighobor and want to join in, let us know and we will let buyers know where you are and will also provide “Event” signs at no extra cost.

To join us, call Frank at 315-415-0728 or email

Hawley-Green Neighbors, Inc. working for you!

Free Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation by Le Moyne College students is available from 9AM until 1PM on April 8 at the Cooperative Federal Credit Union on 800 North Salina Street.

You need tyo bring your tax information as well as a picture ID (your spouses also if filing jointly), SS cards, and birthdates of all those being claimed on the return.

If this date doesn’t work for you, there is free tax prep at other locations on other days – you need to call 1-800-906-9887 for information regarding these locations.

Hawley-Green Neighbors, Inc. working for you!

Rent a plot in the local Community Garden!

Community Garden Plots Available in Hawley-Green

I am happy to announce our 11th year for the Hawley-Green Veggie Garden. (“HGVG”)

HGVG is a community garden that is sponsored by Hawley-Green Neighbors, Inc, and Syracuse Grows. Invaluable support is also given to us by the folks at NEHDA.

The garden offers individual plots to neighbors, and when space is available, to gardeners from outside the neighborhood. The general cost for this garden is $20 for each plot, with consideration for those who cannot afford this amount.

Participation comes with free plants, compost, wood chips, fertilizer, tools, access to water and use of a tiller. (thanks Syracuse Grows!) In return, each garden member is also asked to keep their plot free of weeds, trim the area surrounding their plot, join in general clean up (this year it is April 22 from 11 am until 2 pm.) and help with filling water barrels.

Sign up is on a first come-first serve basis. You will be given a plot, if available, once you pay the $20 fee and sign a use agreement. (copy attached)

Our goal is to include as many people who want to garden as possible. There are beginning gardeners and seasoned gardens willing to help every year. It is really a fun time, but as you know, gardening is work and requires regular weeding and watering!!!

We look forward to hearing from anyone who wants to join us. Attached is a copy of the plot holder agreement. To get put on the list (right now there are 7 plots open), complete the attached form and drop it off or send it to Frank Schiraldi, 403 Howard Street, Syracuse 13203, along with your $20 fee. If you pay by check, make checks payable to Frank Schiraldi.

Also, donations from those who do not want a plot are appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Happy Gardening!

CNY Autism Society of American Fundraiser

Autism Society

Hi Everyone! We will be participating in a fundraiser walk for Autistm Society of America. Please visit their page to donate to the cause. Every little bit helps to provide services for families with Autism and increases awareness and educational programs.

One Piece at a Time: Click here to Donate!