Public meetings this week


New Hartford school board, 7 p.m.,  Bradley Elementary Library.

New York Mills school board, 6:30 p.m., High School library.

New York Mills Library Board, 6 p.m., 399 Main St.

Utica Industrial Development Agency, 8:30 a.m., City Hall.

Village of New Hartford Planning Board, 6:30 p.m., Butler Memorial Hall.

Village of Whitesboro Planning Board, 7 p.m.,  10 Moseley St.

Yorkville village board, 7 p.m.,  Fire Department, Calder Ave. and Sixth Street.

Whitesboro school board, 7 p.m., Administration Building, 65 Oriskany Boulevard.

Richfield Springs school board, 6 p.m., 93 Main Street.


Utica Harbor Point Development Corp., 4 p.m., City Hall.


Utica Urban Renewal Agency, 9:30 a.m., City Hall.

Clayville village board, 6 p.m.,  Fire House, 2371 Main St.

Downtown Getdown features day-long entertainment

Downtown Getdown, a one day music and arts festival with multiple venues and walkable spaces throughout Utica, is planned for Saturday, sponsored by Made In Utica.

The festival begins in Bagg’s Square at the Oneida County Public Market with family yoga at 9 a.m. and live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m., buskers will play every hour on lower Genesee Street. Food and drink specials will be available.

Made In Utica, organized in 2014, is a platform that seeks to highlight and connect businesses, artisans, organizations and people from the Greater Utica area through promotions, digital media, social networking and unique events.

Object-oriented record label Newlywed takes over Franklin Square Alley, next to Bite Bakery and Café, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Franklin Square Takeover will feature nine bands, live art mural paintings and demonstrations and local vendors of community businesses, food, arts and organizations. Also Downtown is a special Open Mic Nite at Tramontane Café and a Showcase at The DEV with local favorites Draculatron and Twin Speak, both starting at 7 p.m.

Music in the Brewery District will be presented by Creative Concerts and starts at Nail Creek Pub at 5 p.m. Umphrey’s McGee takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Saranac and immediately following is the Suke Cerulo Band After Party, happening for the first time ever in the public parking lot next to Nail Creek Pub. This band features prominent members of the jam band scene including Suke Cerulo from SCHLEIGHO, Vinnie Amico from moe., Matt Rubano from Taking Back Sunday and The All-American Rejects, Terry Lynch and Shaun Bazil from Conehead Buddha and Neil Spitzer.

The Downtown Getdown has options for many different genres and tastes. Made In Utica event organizer Katie Reilly says the group felt a gap in the music and arts festival space for this fall and decided to bring the city’s neighborhoods, venues and promoters together. “A festival like this only works because of the enthusiasm that grows everyday for Utica,” Reilly said. “We’re encouraging people to go out and try something new and get comfortable walking throughout the city, exploring new areas.”

Most events are free with the exceptions of The DEV Showcase, Umphrey’s McGee and Suke Cerulo Band. The festival is made possible because of support from Bank of Utica and Adirondack Scenic Railroad. For lineup and more details, visit