SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — This past Sunday, Salt City Market in downtown Syracuse held its third annual trick-or-treat Halloween event. Kids from greater Syracuse got the opportunity to add to their candy bags from vendors around the market. Shining a light on inclusivity is a top priority, said market manager Adam Sudmann.
“The second mission is just as important. Is creating this sort of place where all of Syracuse feels a sense of belonging, recognition, fun, ownership,” said Sudmann.
Another main goal of the market is placemaking that feels intentional, said CJ Butler, marketing and communications manager. She continued that the market is an environment where people from all walks of life can unite.
“It’s really a democratized space, where everyone is an equal, and the great thing about this Halloween event is that you see that happen with the families and with the kids. You see kids of all ages, from all different neighborhoods, all different kinds of costumes, and they all come together and just get to have fun for a couple of hours,” said Butler.
The event featured coloring, cookie decorating, and a costume contest. Event organizers were excited to see some of their own personal favorites in the costume contest.
“Any Barbie costumes would be super fun. I feel like that’s right on topic for this year, so that would be super fun,” Butler said with a laugh.
“I have a weakness for 90s and 80s throwback costumes, so I’d be happy to see a teenage mutant ninja turtle,” said Sudmann.
Salt City hosts many other events you can find on its website, including trivia nights, game nights, cooking classes, and more.