Each summer, The Stand newspaper sponsors its annual Photo Walk, encouraging community members to explore, meet neighbors and document the South Side in photos. This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, photographers will not come together in person but will…
University Volunteers Participate in Westcott Street Cultural Fair
On Sunday, Sept. 22, Syracuse University once again participated in the 28th annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair, a yearly celebration of the Westcott neighborhood’s culture, arts, food, organizations and activities. The fair attracts thousands of people to the Westcott Business District for a day filled with eclectic music and dancing, handmade goods and foods from around the world.
Despite the late-September heat, this year’s event was one of the most well-attended in the fair’s history. Over 100 volunteers from the Syracuse University community helped staff the Kids Corner, which featured kid-friendly performances, mini golf, face painting, crafts and games, and performed other volunteer duties to help the day run smoothly. The fair, which is orchestrated entirely by a crew of dedicated volunteers, featured a parade, used book sale, and kids races, in addition to more than 40 live music and dance performances.
“The Westcott neighborhood has a unique cultural heartbeat, one that’s celebrated each year through this event,” says Syracuse University community engagement coordinator Emily Winiecki of the Office of Community Engagement. “We are proud to support the community while simultaneously providing a great volunteer experience for our students, faculty and staff.”