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'''Utica''' [http://www.cityofutica.com/Home] is a city in the [[Mohawk Valley]] region of [[New York (state)|New York]] in the [[United States of America]].
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'''Utica''' [http://www.cityofutica.com/Home] is a city in [[Central New York]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
Located along the Mohawk River, '''Utica''' is a city of approximately 60,000 residents in Oneida County, NY.  Originally settled in 1758 as Old Fort Schuyler, it is now the county seat.  The name Utica comes from an African city.
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'''Utica''' is a city of approximately 60,000 residents in Oneida County, [[New York (state)|NY]], located along the Mohawk River, the Erie Canal, and the New York Barge CanalIt is the seat of government for Oneida County.  The site was originally settled in 1758 as Old Fort Schuyler.  The current name, Utica, comes from an ancient north-African city, once Rome's capital within Africa.     
    
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Interesting Facts: Utica holds the Guinness World Record for "Biggest Doughnut," achieved in 1993 when a local radio station and local bakeries prepared a 1.5-ton jelly doughnut.  It has also appeared in the movies, as the setting for "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939) and the filming location for "Slap Shot" (1977).  Actress Annette Funicello is/was a well-known Utica resident.
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Historically an industrial center, it was particularly well-known for textile production, though this has declined in recent years. 
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A few interesting facts: Utica holds the Guinness World Record for "Biggest Doughnut," a monster 1.5-ton jelly doughnut prepared in 1993 by local bakeries and a local radio station.  It has also appeared in the movies, as the setting for "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939) and the filming location for "Slap Shot" (1977).  Well-known actress/Mouseketeer Annette Funicello was born in Utica.
  
 
Utica is in the Eastern Standard time zone, and is located at latitude 43.100N, longitude -75.233W.
 
Utica is in the Eastern Standard time zone, and is located at latitude 43.100N, longitude -75.233W.
  
Historic routes: Erie Canal
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
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Hancock Airport (Syracuse) or Albany International Airport- the small regional airport in Utica is no longer in operation, the Oneida County airport (Oriskany) has recently moved and is now located in Rome, which has over a 10000 foot runway (at the former Griffis air base). The former location in Oriskany is now a Homeland Security training center.
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===By train===
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Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/] multiple daily departures to and from [[New York City]], and one daily service to and from [[Toronto]] via [[Niagara Falls]] from Utica's Union Station, an historic train station in downtown Utica.
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===By car===
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Utica is easily accessed from the New York State Thruway.
  
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum & Twirlers Hall of Fame, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
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==Get Around==
  
==Education==
 
  
* '''Utica College''' (1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502) offers a wide range of academic programs, excellent faculty, and diversity of a large university, while at the same time providing students with the low faculty-to-student ratio and individual attention of a small college. Founded by Syracuse University in 1946, Utica College continues to grant the Syracuse University bachelor's degree in areas such as health care, criminal justice, public relations, journalism, business, and the liberal arts. Utica College was the first university in the nation to offer Economic Crime Investigation as a major. UC also offers the Utica College master's degree in education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, business administration, economic crime management, and liberal studies.
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==See==
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===Museums===
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* '''Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology''', 311 Main Street, Tel. +1-315-724-6129. M-F 9:30AM-2:30PM, Sa 9:45AM-2:45PM (''hours vary in Sept. & Jan. - check first!''). A hands-on learning center with emphasis on local history, environmental science, the arts, and space science. Housed in an historic building with four floors of interactive exhibits. $7.00 children 2-17; $6.00 seniors; $7.00 adults (''members and children under 2 free'') www.museumforkids.net .  
  
* '''Hamilton College''' (198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1296) is a highly selective residential college offering its students a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Chartered in 1812, it is the third oldest college in New York State and is named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, a charter trustee of the college's predecessor, the Hamilton-Oneida Academy.
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* '''Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art''', 310 Genessee Street, Tel. +1-315-797-0000. Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. The museum has 20 galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions for a total of more than 25,000 American and European 18th-, 19th, and 20th-century paintings and 19th-century decorative arts.
  
* '''Mohawk Valley Community College''' (1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501-5394) is the oldest community college in New York State, beginning operations in 1946Approximately 30,000 individuals have earned degrees or certificates from MVCC.
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* '''Oneida County Historical Society''', 1608 Genesee St. (''in the former Christian Science Church - a local landmark''), Tel. +1-315-735-3642. Tu-F 10AM-4:30PM, Sa 11AM-3PM.  Founded in 1876, the Society has a museum, historical/genealogical library, and book/gift shop.  It focuses on the history of Central New York and specifically of the County of Oneida$5.00 entry for the library.
  
* '''Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute''' (School of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502).  Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute is a prominent, regional fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions: the Museum of Fine Art, the Performing Arts, and the School of Art.  The Institute is named in honor of the founders who established it in 1919 as a legacy for their community and the surrounding region.
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* The '''National Distance Running Hall of Fame''' is located in Utica.
  
* '''State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology''' (PO Box 3050, Utica, NY 13599-4012).  Established in 1966, SUNYIT offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology, professional studies, and selected liberal arts disciplines. The SUNYIT campus is a high-tech learning environment located on more than 800 acres of green lawns and woodlands in the Town of Marcy, just north of Utica.
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* The '''New York State Twirlers Hall of Fame''' is also in Utica.
  
==Do==
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===Sights===
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* The '''Stanley Theater''' opened September 10, 1928 and has been the premier showplace for Central New York ever since.  Housed in a "Mexican baroque" building (with Moorish and art deco influences), the theater is home to the Broadway Theatre League, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Great Artists Series, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, and the Mohawk Valley Ballet.  For event tickets, a tour, or information, call the Stanley ticket office at 724-4000.
  
* The '''Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology''', at 311 Main Street, Utica, is a hands-on learning center with emphasis on local history, environmental science, the arts, and space science. The Museum also has an outdoor display of real train cars and engines.  
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* The '''Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area'''.  Utica Marsh is a wetland area shared by Utica and neighboring [[Marcy]], between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal.  The 213 acres are home to a tremendous variety of plants and animals, especially birds.  Facilities include observation towers / platforms (at least one handicapped-accessible), walking and bike trails, a pavilion, water control dikes, a small-boat launch site for the Mohawk River, and a boat ramp for the Barge Canal. To get there, turn north off Route 5A (Oriskany Blvd.) onto Barnes Ave. There is a parking area at the end of Barnes Ave, down a little hill to the right, or the pavilion location is down a right-of-way lane to the right called Doucharm Road.  
  
Normal Museum Hours:
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* '''Matt's Brewery Tour''' (brewer of Saranac, Utica Club, Matt's)
Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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* '''Florentine Pastry Shop'''
Saturday, 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Sunday, closed (train outside is open)
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Summer Museum Hours:
 
Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 3:30pm
 
Saturday, 10:30am - 3:30pm
 
  
Winter Museum Hours:
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==Do==
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am - 3:30pm
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Saturday, 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Wednesday and Sunday, closed (train outside is open from 12pm to 3pm).
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Sunday, closed (train outside is open).
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* Catch a performance of the '''Utica Symphony Orchestra''', one of the few professional symphonies in Central New York. [505 Henry Street, Utica, NY 13502, Tel. (315) 732-5146, http://www.uticasymphony.net]
Check our Calendar for our holiday schedule, days we may be closed for renovations, and special events.
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Admission:
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=== Running Events===
$4.00 per person
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Children under 12 months (1 year of age) Free
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Members free (during special event programs, Members get a reduced rate)
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As home to the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, you'd expect Utica to have some notable running events - and it does.
  
Contact Info:
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* The '''Boilermaker 15K Road Race''', run on the second Sunday in July, was established in 1976 by Earle C. Reed. The race began with just over 800 runners and a budget of $750.  Now, the Boilermaker is the largest 15K in the nation with more than 10,000 runners.  Join in or just watch the runners go by - participants typically include Olympians and world record holders. For more information visit www.boilermaker.com
Tel: 315-724-6129
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* '''America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk''' is a fun charity fund-raising event for the American Heart Association.
  
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==Learn==
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Utica has several colleges/universities whose programs may be of interest to potential students. 
  
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* '''Utica College''', 1600 Burrstone Road.  Spun-off from Syracuse University in 1946, Utica College (UC) offers bachelor's degrees from Syracuse, as well as master's degrees in its own name, for a wide variety of academic programs within the fields of health sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, and business studies (to name a few).  It prides itself on a low faculty-to-student ratio and the individual attention possible in a small-college setting.
  
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* '''Hamilton College''', 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY.  Chartered in 1812, Hamilton College (named after Alexander Hamilton) is the third-oldest college in New York State.  It is a residential college, and focuses on the liberal arts.
  
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* '''Mohawk Valley Community College''', 1101 Sherman Drive.  MVCC is the oldest community college in New York State, dating from 1946.  It offers degrees and certificates in a range of programs.
  
* '''Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art'''.  The Museum of Art offers 20 galleries featuring selections from the permanent collection and exhibitions of works from major collections worldwide. Find out about the more than 25,000 American and European 18th-, 19th, and 20th-century paintings and 19th-century decorative arts shown in the Philip Johnson-designed museum and Fountain Elms, a refurbished 1850s mansion and original home of MWPAI's founders.
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* '''Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute''', 310 Genesee StreetIn addition to its Fine and Performing Arts programs (see Museums, above), Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute is also home to a well-regarded School of Art.
  
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m;
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* '''State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology''' (in Marcy - just north of Utica). Established in 1966, SUNYIT offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology, professional studies, and selected liberal arts disciplines. SUNYIT has a large, grassy/wooded campus just outside Utica.   
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Phone: (315) 797-0000
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Fax: (315) 797-5608
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Mail: MWPAI
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Museum of Art
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310 Genesee Street
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Utica, NY 13502
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==Buy==
  
* Founded in 1876, the '''Oneida County Historical Society''' (1608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502, Tel. (315) 735-3642) collects and commemorates the history of Central New York in general and County of Oneida in particular. The Oneida County Historical Society offers a museum, historical and genealogical reference library, programs and book/gift shop in Utica's landmark former Christian Science Church.  Opening hours are Tues-Fri 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sat 11:00 am to 3:00 pmAdmission to the library is $5.00 for non-members.
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==Eat==
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*<eat name="Piggy Pats Pickled Pig Pub" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Bar-b-que and live bands, in a casual and entertaining setting. With great food at great prices.  Pulled pork, smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, salt potatoes, wine, beer, Dining area separated from bar area to accommodate all needsGreat place to eat.</eat>
  
* The '''Stanley Theater''' opened September 10, 1928 and has been the premier showplace for Central New York ever since.  Housed in a "Mexican baroque" building (with Moorish and art deco influences), the theater is home to the Broadway Theatre League, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Great Artists Series, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, and the Mohawk Valley Ballet.  For event tickets, a tour, or information, call the Stanley ticket office at 724-4000.
 
 
* The '''Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area'''.  Utica Marsh is a unique urban wetland situated partly on the edge of the City of Utica, partly in the Town of Marcy, sandwiched between the Mohawk River on the south and the New York State Barge Canal on the north. The mixture of cattail wetlands, wet meadows, open water pools and flooded willows create a diverse marsh habitat that harbors a tremendous variety of plants and animals, especially birds.
 
 
Now the WMA 213 totals acres, has 2 observation towers, one handicapped accessible viewing platform, several trails complete with boardwalks over the wet areas, water control dikes, parking areas, a pavilion and car top boat launch site on the Mohawk River. A large parking lot and boat ramp are located on the Barge Canal just off the north west corner of the WMA and a bike trail passes along the marsh and barge canal on the north.
 
 
Get to Utica Marsh WMA by turning north off Route 5A (Oriskany Blvd.) onto Barnes Ave. There is a parking area at the end of Barnes Ave, down a little hill to the right, or the pavilion location is down a right-of-way lane to the right called Doucharm Road.
 
 
* The '''Utica Symphony Orchestra''' is one of the few professional symphonies in Central New York, providing performances and outreach activities throughout Mohawk Valley.  [505 Henry Street, Utica, NY 13502, Tel. (315) 732-5146, http://www.uticasymphony.org]
 
 
==Events==
 
 
* The '''Boilermaker 15K Road Race''', run on the second Sunday in July, was established in 1976 by Earle C. Reed. The race began with just over 800 runners and a budget of $750.  Now, the Boilermaker is the largest 15K in the nation with more than 10,000 runners. Each year, the race attracts top elite runners from all over the world, Olympians and world record holders. For more information visit www.boilermaker.com
 
 
* '''America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk''' is a great opportunity to get some exercise, win prizes and serve the community.  Even more importantly, it's a chance to raise money to support the American Heart Association's fight against heart disease -- our nation's number one killer.
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
Utica has a wide variety of bars, with many of the most popular being in the Varick St area of downtown.  Although popular with residents year round, expect the bars around Varick St to be particuarly crowded during Saranac thursdays.   
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Utica has a wide variety of bars, with many of the most popular being in the Varick St area of downtown.  Although popular with residents year round, expect the bars around Varick St to be particularly crowded during Saranac Thursdays.   
  
Varick St Bars:
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===Varick St Bars===
  
 
* '''The Electric Company''', 700 Varick Street, 792-9271
 
* '''The Electric Company''', 700 Varick Street, 792-9271
 
* '''Matt Brewery''', Varick Street, 732-0022
 
* '''Matt Brewery''', Varick Street, 732-0022
* '''Shamrock Pub''', 601 Varick Street
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* '''Fianchetto''', Piano / Jazz / Wine Bar / Fine Dining, 600 Varick Street, 315-266-0012
 
* '''Stiefvater Room''', 618 Varick Street
 
* '''Stiefvater Room''', 618 Varick Street
 
* '''Varick''', 616 Varick Street, 724-7851
 
* '''Varick''', 616 Varick Street, 724-7851
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* '''Hollyrock''', Varick Street
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* '''Sickenberger Lane''', Varick Street
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* '''Nail Creek Pub and Brewery''', Imported Craft Beers, Pub Food / Lunch, 720 Varick St. 793-7593
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* '''O'Donnells''', Varick Street
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* '''The Celtic Harp''', Sports bar, Pub Food, Varick Street
  
 
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===Genesee St Bars===
Gennessee St Bars:
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* '''257 Steakhouse and Saloon''', 257 Genesee Street, 797-3452
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* '''The Auburn''', 14 Auburn Avenue, 735-2649
 
* '''The Auburn''', 14 Auburn Avenue, 735-2649
 
* '''Babe's Macaroni Bar and Grill''', 80 North Genesee Street, 735-0777
 
* '''Babe's Macaroni Bar and Grill''', 80 North Genesee Street, 735-0777
* '''Chatterbox Lounge''', Genesee Street
 
 
* '''The Devereux''', 37 Devereux Street, 735-8628
 
* '''The Devereux''', 37 Devereux Street, 735-8628
 
* '''Griffin's Pub''', 226 Genesee Street, 724-5792
 
* '''Griffin's Pub''', 226 Genesee Street, 724-5792
 
* '''Space 26''', A Martini Bar, 26 Bank Place, 735-4407
 
* '''Space 26''', A Martini Bar, 26 Bank Place, 735-4407
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* '''The Bogey'''
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* '''The Hadley''', Piano / Jazz Bar / Restaurant, 2008 Genesee Street, 315-507-4264
  
==Get in==
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==Sleep==
===By plane===
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Hancock Airport (Syracuse) - the small regional airport in Utica is no longer in operation, however Oneida County airport (Oriskany)  is still in use by charters and private avation, in addition to the airport in Rome, which has over a 10000 foot runway (at the former Griffis air base).
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===By train===
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*'''Hotel Utica''', 4102 Lafayette Street, Phone: (315) 724-7829, Fax: (315) 733-7621. [http://www.ascendcollection.com/hotel-utica-new_york-NY261].
Amtrak out of Union Station, an historic train station in downtown Utica.
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===By car===
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Utica is easily accessed from the New York State Thruway.
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==See==
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==Get Out==
* Munson-Williams Proctor Institute
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* Matt's Brewery Tour (brewer of Saranac, Utica Club, Matt's)
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* Florentine Pastry Shop
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* Stanley Theater
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Utica [1] is a city in Central New York.

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Understand

Utica is a city of approximately 60,000 residents in Oneida County, NY, located along the Mohawk River, the Erie Canal, and the New York Barge Canal. It is the seat of government for Oneida County. The site was originally settled in 1758 as Old Fort Schuyler. The current name, Utica, comes from an ancient north-African city, once Rome's capital within Africa.

Historically an industrial center, it was particularly well-known for textile production, though this has declined in recent years.

A few interesting facts: Utica holds the Guinness World Record for "Biggest Doughnut," a monster 1.5-ton jelly doughnut prepared in 1993 by local bakeries and a local radio station. It has also appeared in the movies, as the setting for "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939) and the filming location for "Slap Shot" (1977). Well-known actress/Mouseketeer Annette Funicello was born in Utica.

Utica is in the Eastern Standard time zone, and is located at latitude 43.100N, longitude -75.233W.

Get in

By plane

Hancock Airport (Syracuse) or Albany International Airport- the small regional airport in Utica is no longer in operation, the Oneida County airport (Oriskany) has recently moved and is now located in Rome, which has over a 10000 foot runway (at the former Griffis air base). The former location in Oriskany is now a Homeland Security training center.

By train

Amtrak [2] multiple daily departures to and from New York City, and one daily service to and from Toronto via Niagara Falls from Utica's Union Station, an historic train station in downtown Utica.

By car

Utica is easily accessed from the New York State Thruway.

Get Around

See

Museums

  • Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology, 311 Main Street, Tel. +1-315-724-6129. M-F 9:30AM-2:30PM, Sa 9:45AM-2:45PM (hours vary in Sept. & Jan. - check first!). A hands-on learning center with emphasis on local history, environmental science, the arts, and space science. Housed in an historic building with four floors of interactive exhibits. $7.00 children 2-17; $6.00 seniors; $7.00 adults (members and children under 2 free) www.museumforkids.net .
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, 310 Genessee Street, Tel. +1-315-797-0000. Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. The museum has 20 galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions for a total of more than 25,000 American and European 18th-, 19th, and 20th-century paintings and 19th-century decorative arts.
  • Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St. (in the former Christian Science Church - a local landmark), Tel. +1-315-735-3642. Tu-F 10AM-4:30PM, Sa 11AM-3PM. Founded in 1876, the Society has a museum, historical/genealogical library, and book/gift shop. It focuses on the history of Central New York and specifically of the County of Oneida. $5.00 entry for the library.
  • The National Distance Running Hall of Fame is located in Utica.
  • The New York State Twirlers Hall of Fame is also in Utica.

Sights

  • The Stanley Theater opened September 10, 1928 and has been the premier showplace for Central New York ever since. Housed in a "Mexican baroque" building (with Moorish and art deco influences), the theater is home to the Broadway Theatre League, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Great Artists Series, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, and the Mohawk Valley Ballet. For event tickets, a tour, or information, call the Stanley ticket office at 724-4000.
  • The Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Utica Marsh is a wetland area shared by Utica and neighboring Marcy, between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. The 213 acres are home to a tremendous variety of plants and animals, especially birds. Facilities include observation towers / platforms (at least one handicapped-accessible), walking and bike trails, a pavilion, water control dikes, a small-boat launch site for the Mohawk River, and a boat ramp for the Barge Canal. To get there, turn north off Route 5A (Oriskany Blvd.) onto Barnes Ave. There is a parking area at the end of Barnes Ave, down a little hill to the right, or the pavilion location is down a right-of-way lane to the right called Doucharm Road.
  • Matt's Brewery Tour (brewer of Saranac, Utica Club, Matt's)
  • Florentine Pastry Shop


Do

  • Catch a performance of the Utica Symphony Orchestra, one of the few professional symphonies in Central New York. [505 Henry Street, Utica, NY 13502, Tel. (315) 732-5146, http://www.uticasymphony.net]

Running Events

As home to the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, you'd expect Utica to have some notable running events - and it does.

  • The Boilermaker 15K Road Race, run on the second Sunday in July, was established in 1976 by Earle C. Reed. The race began with just over 800 runners and a budget of $750. Now, the Boilermaker is the largest 15K in the nation with more than 10,000 runners. Join in or just watch the runners go by - participants typically include Olympians and world record holders. For more information visit www.boilermaker.com
  • America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk is a fun charity fund-raising event for the American Heart Association.

Learn

Utica has several colleges/universities whose programs may be of interest to potential students.

  • Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Road. Spun-off from Syracuse University in 1946, Utica College (UC) offers bachelor's degrees from Syracuse, as well as master's degrees in its own name, for a wide variety of academic programs within the fields of health sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, and business studies (to name a few). It prides itself on a low faculty-to-student ratio and the individual attention possible in a small-college setting.
  • Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY. Chartered in 1812, Hamilton College (named after Alexander Hamilton) is the third-oldest college in New York State. It is a residential college, and focuses on the liberal arts.
  • Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive. MVCC is the oldest community college in New York State, dating from 1946. It offers degrees and certificates in a range of programs.
  • Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street. In addition to its Fine and Performing Arts programs (see Museums, above), Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute is also home to a well-regarded School of Art.
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology (in Marcy - just north of Utica). Established in 1966, SUNYIT offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology, professional studies, and selected liberal arts disciplines. SUNYIT has a large, grassy/wooded campus just outside Utica.

Buy

Eat

  • Piggy Pats Pickled Pig Pub. Bar-b-que and live bands, in a casual and entertaining setting. With great food at great prices. Pulled pork, smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, salt potatoes, wine, beer, Dining area separated from bar area to accommodate all needs. Great place to eat.


Drink

Utica has a wide variety of bars, with many of the most popular being in the Varick St area of downtown. Although popular with residents year round, expect the bars around Varick St to be particularly crowded during Saranac Thursdays.

Varick St Bars

  • The Electric Company, 700 Varick Street, 792-9271
  • Matt Brewery, Varick Street, 732-0022
  • Fianchetto, Piano / Jazz / Wine Bar / Fine Dining, 600 Varick Street, 315-266-0012
  • Stiefvater Room, 618 Varick Street
  • Varick, 616 Varick Street, 724-7851
  • Hollyrock, Varick Street
  • Sickenberger Lane, Varick Street
  • Nail Creek Pub and Brewery, Imported Craft Beers, Pub Food / Lunch, 720 Varick St. 793-7593
  • O'Donnells, Varick Street
  • The Celtic Harp, Sports bar, Pub Food, Varick Street

Genesee St Bars

  • The Auburn, 14 Auburn Avenue, 735-2649
  • Babe's Macaroni Bar and Grill, 80 North Genesee Street, 735-0777
  • The Devereux, 37 Devereux Street, 735-8628
  • Griffin's Pub, 226 Genesee Street, 724-5792
  • Space 26, A Martini Bar, 26 Bank Place, 735-4407
  • The Bogey
  • The Hadley, Piano / Jazz Bar / Restaurant, 2008 Genesee Street, 315-507-4264

Sleep

  • Hotel Utica, 4102 Lafayette Street, Phone: (315) 724-7829, Fax: (315) 733-7621. [3].

Get Out

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