Best of Syracuse

Family-Friendly Best of Syracuse Winners

The readers have voted! In the family-friendly section of the Syracuse New Times Best of Syracuse competition, nominating and voting for readers’ favorites in 12 categories took place on the New Times’ website. Voting concluded on Sept. 20. The winners appear here. For the rest of the Best of Syracuse, pick up a copy of the Syracuse New Times on Oct. 7.

Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

Wegmans
6789 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. 446-1180. wegmans.com.
Nominees: Biscotti Café & Gelateria, Mario’s Bakery, Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes, Murphy’s Specialized Pastry

Kids Party Place

Sky Zone
3179 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
928-3737. skyzone.com.
Nominees: Billy Beez, Get Air Syracuse, Chuck E. Cheese’s, KidzClub Indoor Play & Party Place

Children’s Party Entertainer

Jeff the Magic Man
452-1215. jeffthemagicman.com.
Nominees: The Face Paint Lady, The Twin Magicians, Perfect Ponies, Mike Carter

Parent’s Night Out Destination

Funny Bone
10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. 423-8669. syracuse.funnybone.com.
Nominees: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Destiny USA, Clark’s Ale House, Salt City Improv Theatre

Family Amusement

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
1  Conservation Place, Syracuse. 435-8511. rosamondgiffordzoo.org.
Nominees: New York State Fair, The Wild Animal Park, Darien Lake, Wonder Works

CNY Playground

Wegmans Playground at Onondaga Lake Park
Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool.
451-7275. onondagacountyparks.com/wegmans-playground.
Nominees: Onondaga Lake Parkway, Oneida Shores, Fayetteville Elementary School, East Hill Elementary School

Place to Buy Baby Items

Babies “R” Us
2027 Park St., Syracuse. 424-3998.
Babiesrus.com.
Nominees: Target, Chicks & Hens, Indie Kids, Polka Tot

Kid-Friendly Attraction

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
1  Conservation Place, Syracuse. 435-8511. rosamondgiffordzoo.org.
Nominees: The Wild Animal Park, Billy Beez, Wonder Works, Get Air Syracuse

After-School Program

YMCA of Greater Syracuse
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse. 474-6851. syracuse.ymca.org/programs/youth-development/childcare/school-age-childcare.html.
Nominees: Say Yes to Education, BASCOL, Jowonio School, Bricks 4 Kidz

Dance Program

Syracuse School of Dance
920 Euclid Ave., Syracuse. 472-0235.
syracuseschoolofdance.com.
Nominees: Tawn Marie’s Dance Centre, CMC Dance Company, Studio B Dance Company, Ballet and Dance of Upstate New York

Gymnastics Program

CNY Gym Centre
3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 437-4535. cnygymcentre.com.
Nominees: Blaze Gymnastics, West Side Gymnastics School, CNY Storm, GC2 Gymnastics

Early Childhood Program

Learn As You Grow Early Education Centers
158 Highland Ave., Syracuse. 474-5627. learnasyougrowccc.com.
Nominees: Jowonio School, Main Street Early Education, Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, Exploring Your World

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