See You at the New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair opens today in Syracuse and NYSLRS is there.

The 13-day celebration of everything New York runs through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). Our information representatives will be at the fairgrounds, as they have been for more than 20 years, to help members and retirees with their retirement planning and benefit questions. In the past, many NYSLRS members have stopped by the booth to get a benefit projection. You’ll also be able to pick up retirement plan brochures and forms or have a brief consultation with one of our information representatives.

The NYSLRS booth will be in the Center of Progress Building, building 6 on the State Fair map, near the Main Gate.

Find Unclaimed Funds at the State Fair

OSC’s Office of Unclaimed Funds booth will be in the same building. An unclaimed fund is lost or forgotten money, perhaps in old bank account or insurance policy, that has been turned over to the State. See if any of that money is yours. So far this year, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Office of Unclaimed Funds has returned more than $243 million.

New York State Fair


Special State Fair Days

Friday, August 23

  • Pride Day – Performances and LGBTQ participation in daily parade

Monday, August 26

  • Law Enforcement Day — Free admission for active and retired law enforcement personnel and corrections officers
  • Senior Citizens’ Day — Free admission for senior citizens (60+)

Tuesday, August 27

  • Comptroller DiNapoli Visits the Fair — He manages the New York State Common Retirement Fund and is the administrator of NYSLRS. He’ll be stopping by the NYSLRS booth during the day.
  • Fire & Rescue Day — Free admission for active and retired members of fire departments and emergency services organizations
  • Senior Citizens’ Day — Free admission for senior citizens (60+)

Wednesday, August 28

  • Women’s Day — $1 admission for women ages 13-59 (Children 12 and under are always free.)
  • Senior Citizens’ Day — Free admission for senior citizens (60+)

Thursday, August 29

  • Armed Forces Day — Free admission for active duty or veterans

Monday, September 2

  • Labor Day – Show your support of working women and men at the Fair’s Labor Day rally. Meet near Gate 4 at 10:00 am and join the march to Chevy Court at 10:30 am.
  • Summer Send Off “Dollar Day” – $1 adult admission all day

Note: ID required for free admissions listed above. For details, check out the complete schedule of Special Fair Days.

6 thoughts on “See You at the New York State Fair

  1. Brenda L Peterson

    I resigned from my employer in Feb 2019 and submitted ALL my paperwork mid April 2019 and I do not understand why my funds have not been transferred and/or released to myself or Fidelity and why should it take 4+ months for this to happen! This is totally unreal and NYSLRS needs to update/review their process to handle these situations! At this point I am totally disappointed with NYSLRS. It did not take 4+ months take money out of my check so why does it take 4+ months to give it back! Also I would like a personal response instead of the automated response please and thank you.

  2. Mark DiPirro

    Just curious, I retired in Jan. of this year(police & fire) and was wondering the general time line on when my correct and final retirement salary would be determined?

    1. NYSLRS

      Because of the many variables that are often involved in verifying service and salary details with your former employer, finalizing your retirement benefit amount can take some time. The time it will take can vary depending on the complexity of your own circumstances.

      For current processing times, please email our customer service representatives using the secure email form on our website. One of them will review your account and respond to your questions. Filling out the secure form allows us to safely contact you about your personal account information.

  3. Robert Tropiano

    Been trying to call someone to discuss the retirement options. I try every day and never get in.

    1. NYSLRS

      We’re sorry for the trouble you’re having. Unfortunately, the NYSLRS social media team doesn’t have access to your retirement account information. However, you can also email our customer service representatives using our secure email form. It’s a good way to reach our representatives when phone lines are busy.


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