Ithaca Community Bike Rack Design Competition- ROUND TWO

Ithaca Community Bike Rack Design Competition- ROUND TWO Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 Contact kris@downtownithaca.com for more information. Winners Announced: November 2020  The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the City of Ithaca are looking for creative bike rack designs! Even a bicycle rack can be transformed into a work of art in a marriage of form and function. Twelve (12) highly … Read More

State of Downtown Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca Logo

An Important Message for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Executive Director  We live in troubling times… unrelenting and heartbreaking racism and violence against people of color, a global pandemic that has killed over 100,000 people in this country alone, and an economic downturn that has put 40,000,000 Americans (including some 9,000 Tompkins County residents) into unemployment. Isolation has begotten cynicism. The … Read More

Downtown Employee Discount Card

Working at a business in Downtown Ithaca has its rewards!  Downtown businesses offer discounts and savings inside shops and restaurants in the district, for downtown employees with your Downtown Employee Discount Card. (Need to pick up your card? Visit the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office inside Center Ithaca during business hours.) To say Thank You for being a part of our … Read More

Downtown Webinars

This year, Downtown Ithaca is creating a series of 3-4 webinars that are free and easy to watch and learn from. The topic of each webinar is determined based on trends and requests from a variety of topics of interest among retailers and businesses we have spoken with around the district. The first in the series is: Succession Planning – … Read More

Ithaca’s Art Bike Racks

Ithaca’s Art Bike Racks In 2017 the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) and the City of Ithaca together with the Tompkins County Tourism Program and Bike Walk Tompkins launched a Community Bike Rack Design Competition with the idea of encouraging cycling as a desirable mode of transportation as well as enhancing downtown Ithaca with creative functional art, designed by and for … Read More

Art in the Air

Downtown Ithaca would love for you to create something special for Art in the Air, a sponsored seasonal banner program that adds color, variety, and beauty to the Ithaca Commons pedestrian mall.

Pay It Forward Program

A Downtown Ithaca outreach program geared toward helping the community’s less fortunate.