SALT District

Near Westside Game Night
SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist
Fowler Art Students display @ SATLQuarters
Teacher Appreciation Night
2013 Near Westside Inititaive Holiday Party
Near Westside Game Night
Near Westside Game Night

The Near Westside Initiative was proud to host the first Game Night in the Near Westside community this February, which consisted of the start to an exciting Spades tournament.  We were thrilled to have six teams begin the competition and are looking forward to having them back again to continue the game, along with any […]

SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist
SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist

The Near West Side Initiative (NSWI) is seeking applications from regional artists for the SALTQuarters Artist-in-Residence program. SALTQuarters was established in 2013 by the NWSI through funding from ArtPlace, a national foundation focused on creative placemaking. SALTQuarters is meant to generate a creative hub for artistic endeavors that engage with the Near Westside community. The […]

Fowler Art Students display @ SATLQuarters
Fowler Art Students display @ SATLQuarters

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   By Kelly Homan Rodoski SALTQuarters to Feature Exhibition by Fowler High School Students An exhibition of artwork by students from Fowler High School will open at SALTQuarters, 115 Otisco St., on Thursday, Feb. 13. The public is invited to an opening event from 4-6 p.m.               […]

Teacher Appreciation Night
Teacher Appreciation Night

Co-hosted by 601 Tully, the Near West Side Teacher Appreciation Night was derived from the collaboration between the Near West Side Initiative and Say Yes to Education’s aim to create a “Say Yes Neighborhood” on Syracuse’s Near West Side by capitalizing on the Near West Side Initiative’s community revitalization efforts. By stressing the importance of […]

2013 Near Westside Inititaive Holiday Party
2013 Near Westside Inititaive Holiday Party

The 2013 Near Westside Initiative Holiday Party, hosted by La Casita and the Near Westside Initiative, was a great success.  Numerous community members gathered to celebrate the holiday season and enjoyed great music, food, and fun.  The party was a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for all who are working to revive the Near Westside […]

1st Annual Near Westside Lights Up Competition
1st Annual Near Westside Lights Up Competition

This holiday season, the Near Westside Initiative introduced the 1st annual Near Westside Lights Up Competition, in which all residents of the Near Westside neighborhood were asked to participate by decorating their house, apartment window, or front door with holiday-themed decorations.  Extra decorations were also provided for participants to get them started.  Photos were then […]

‘Before I die’ Wall @ the Gear Factory
'Before I die' Wall @ the Gear Factory

Congratulations to Gear Factory owner, Rick Destito for this succesful project!The NWSI is proud to have sponsored this great addition to our neighborhood! Read more on this project from local press below. Public art project elicits the profound, profane Posted: Dec 04, 2013 2:09 AM EST Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:30 AM EST SYRACUSE, N.Y. […]

400+ People Joined Community Thanksgiving Dinner
400+ People Joined Community Thanksgiving Dinner

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mary Alice Smothers from PEACE Inc, the Near Westside Initiative, and a crew of volunteers were at it once again this year to bring an outstanding Thanksgiving dinner to the Near Westside community.  On Wednesday, November 20th, over 400 neighbors and friends came together in the cafeteria of Blodgett Middle […]

Movement on Main Demonstration Day
Movement on Main Demonstration Day

Movement on Main: Designing a Healthy Main Street from Maarten Jacobs on Vimeo. By Kelly Homan Rodoski The Near West Side Initiative (NWSI) and UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the School of Architecture invite members of the community to experience a prototype of the Movement on Main competition-winning design, “Light-Play!,” […]