Businesses support veterans

Community participating in Green Light A Vet on November 10-12 NOVEMBER 10, 2020 ITHACA NY — To celebrate Veterans Day and honor military veterans and their families, downtown Ithaca businesses are participating in the national Greenlight a Vet campaign from November 10th through 12th. Greenlight a Vet calls for Americans to display green lights on their homes, businesses, and offices to show … Read More

Gallery Night (virtually and in-person) is happening tomorrow

Experimental exhibits, entertaining demonstrations, educational talks all part of the virtual and in-person art show NOVEMBER 5, 2020 ITHACA NY — Gallery Night, downtown Ithaca’s monthly art show presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and businesses on and around the Commons and virtually on the Downtown Ithaca website. Come enjoy … Read More

Downtown welcomes La Bodega and Sparks and Embers

ITHACA NY OCTOBER 27, 2020 —  City, Downtown Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce officials welcomed two new businesses — Sparks and Embers and La Bodega — to the community during welcoming ceremonies held at each place on Monday.  Sparks and Embers opened earlier this month, bringing a whole new and fun layer of indie labeled women’s apparel, home … Read More

Local artist transforms Commons kiosks into a public art piece

Commons digital directory

Downtown Ithaca recently teamed up with a local artist to add eye-catching public art on the Commons by repurposing its informational kiosks. Portrait paintings and line drawings of people of color along with the slogan Black Lives Matter on the side panels now wrap the former digital directories.  This inspiring art piece was curated by local painter Terry Plater. “When … Read More

Two new shop local experiences available downtown

Guide to Being Local book

Guide to Being Local book giveaway and Read Local happening throughout October   OCTOBER 7, 2020 ITHACA NY — Throughout this month, downtown Ithaca businesses are participating in a pair of locally crafted initiatives meant to reward customers who support the independently owned and operated shops in the community. Among the shop-local incentives are the Guide to Being Local book giveaway. … Read More

Downtown Ithaca hosting Gallery Night tomorrow

Gallery Night logo

Experimental exhibits, entertaining demonstrations, educational talks
all part of the virtual and in-person art show OCTOBER 1, 2020 ITHACA, NY — Downtown Ithaca will host Gallery Night presented by Tompkins Trust Company tomorrow, October 2. This month’s show will include interactive virtual art exhibits, entertaining demonstrations, educational talks from local artists along with a walkable tour of art exhibits at galleries and … Read More

Downtown Ithaca hosting Apple Festive Next Week

Orange Apple Festive logo

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 ITHACA, NY —  Next week, Downtown Ithaca will host Apple Festive, a weeklong experience where guests to the community will be able to enjoy the Fall apple harvest season in a safe and socially distant manner. This new experience, presented by Tompkins Trust Company, will be held from September 28 – October 4. From 12 to 4 p.m. … Read More

Downtown Ithaca postpones Gunpoets’ Summer Concert Series show

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 ITHACA, NY — Due to circumstances beyond our control, Downtown Ithaca is postponing Thursday’s CFCU Summer Concert Series performance from the Gunpoets. “We are currently working with the band and our production team on rescheduling this performance. As soon as it is finalized, we will notify the public,” says Scott Rougeau, special events director for the Downtown Ithaca … Read More

Downtown Ithaca hosting Back to School Giveaway Contest for Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland students

Back to School 10-Day Giveaway Starts September 8th September 4, 2020 —  The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is hosting a contest on Instagram where Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College students will be able to enter for a chance to win baskets filled with products and gift cards from downtown businesses, each basket valued at $75 or more. … Read More