December 3, 2013 - Festivals


Syracuse Peace Council's

  43rd Annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival

If you are in Syracuse this weekend, this is the place to be!

Stop by NOON's booth, say hello and buy a holiday gift from our selection of books, buttons and bumper stickers.

December 7, Saturday, 10-5, & December 8, Sunday, 11-5
Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse 
$2-5 sliding scale. Under 16 and over 65 FREE

More than a craftsfair, it is a peace festival, with music, food and a spirit of fellowship, creating a weekend of grassroots commerce and community. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect at year's end and share in the life and culture of a village marketplace that has no corporate headquarters.

A full performance schedule, along with a list of craftspeople and community groups, and the food menu is available at



 From the Earth Arts & Crafts Festival

 December 14th, Saturday, 10 am to 5pm -  Onondaga Nation School.
More than 40 artists and craftsman from all the Six Nations,
including silver jewelry, beaded jewelry, pottery, soapstone sculpture, leather work, weaving, and paintings.
Traditional Native food, as well as, baked goods and other lunch items.
Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers will be dancing at noon and 2pm

 The event benefits the Onondaga Nation School Parent, Teacher, Student (PTS).
Free parking at the school and at the Onondaga Nation Health Center just south of the school.
Free entry but donations welcomed.


December 7, Saturday, Two Row Wampum End of Year Celebration. Dinner 6 pm, Program and Haudenosaunee Social Dancing 7 pm, Lafayette Jr.-Sr. High School, 3122 Rt. 11, LaFayette, NY 13084. Please RSVP for the dinner.The event is free and open to the public. Share food, discuss the Two Row Wampum Campaign, discuss ideas for continuing the work and join in Haudenosaunee Social Dancing!


December 17 - Doctrine of Discovery Study Group, 7 pm. At the home of Sue & Paul Eiholzer, 4178 Coye Rd, Jamesville, 492-2684.

December 18 - Shaleshock CNY, 6 pm, Community Room, Onondaga Free Library. Meeting on local hydrofracking efforts. 

January 14 - NOON Steering Committee Meeting, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, next open meeting. Since new people often have a lot of questions, we recommend talking with Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council Staff (315-472-5478315-472-5478 , or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Activist (315-492-2684315-492-2684 , before the meeting.

Worth Reading:

Love, Respect and Dignity, A look back during Native American Heritage Month, Irving Powless, Syracuse New Times,  


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