ESU Syracuse Branch

A Message from the Syracuse Branch President

Established in 1948, The Syracuse Branch of the English-Speaking Union is a very active group. Our programs reflect our members who are spirited, thoughtful and concerned about intercultural and international communications. They share a genuine interest in people and community affairs. The Syracuse Branch meets the second Saturday of each month - September through May - at a private club.

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News And Events

American Plants and English Gardens

November 8, 2014

Americans have long admired English gardens but have been unaware of the influence we have had on them. Lisa and Tim Ballantyne from Ballantyne Gardens Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals will discuss native American plants, how they influenced English gardens and what that means for our gardens today.


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Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2014

The Yuletide Season is marked with light and lively songs and seasonal favorites in the warmth of the beautifully decorated club. The Silver Notes Barbershop Quartet entertains.


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My Life on Camera

January 10, 2015

Well known for his portrayal of the very popular late night host persona Baron Daemon, which established him in local TV, Mike Price will share memories of his more than forty years in roles ranging from news reporter to weather caster and sports official.


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Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance

February 14, 2015

Participants in the Western New York Teacher Intensive in November, co-sponsored by the Syracuse Branch, will illustrate techniques learned in the two-day workshop. Using Romeo and Juliet, the joint Folger Library/ESU presentation consists of intensive and interactive sessions, as well as hands on materials to take home.


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The Art of Watercolor

March 14, 2015

Nationally recognized portrait artist and educator, ESU branch member Jane Woodruff Carroll has taught privately and at Manlius Pebble Hill.


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The English-Speaking Union

Syracuse Branch

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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