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Explore the Corridor' Saturday

The Connective Corridor hopes a scavenger hunt and day-long community celebration will help familiarize neighbors with upcoming Corridor-related projects.

Connective Corridor Director Robbi Farschman said the event was organized by Syracuse University students interested in raising awareness about the transformation the Corridor will undergo this summer.

Throughout the summer, the Corridor will implement major renovations to East Genesee Street, a Forman Park, University Avenue and the area around The Warehouse. Improvements include streetscaping, bike lanes and bike bodegas, new sidewalks and paving on East Genesee Street and the conversion of University Avenue back into a two-way road.

A fa ade improvement program introduced by the Connective Corridor helps fund small businesses along the corridor renovate storefront while encouraging the Connective Corridor "brand" through unified color and design.

'Explore the Corridor,' kicks off with a scavenger hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday April 30. Pick up clues at The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., and on Corridor buses, specially designated Centro buses that follow a Connective Corridor route and are free for all riders.

Clues will lead participants to hidden tokens throughout the Corridor.

The festivities continue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. Tokens discovered through the scavenger hunt can be entered into raffles for prizes, which include a 60-minute massage, restaurant gift certificates and two tickets to Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Mulroy Civic Center. The event will also feature giveaways, live music and catered rereshments.

Find out about additional prizes, and the Connective Corridor map and bus routes, at connectivecorridor.com .

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