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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week

July 22 - July 26

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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week is a week when we honor downtown’s exceptional employees.  Throughout the week there are all sorts of great deals, treats, and fun things for downtown employees to do culminating in the wildly popular and deceptively competitive Office Worker Olympics.  Teams are already practicing their rubber band archery and paperclip chains as you read this!


Downtown Employee Discount Cards

Enjoy perks of working downtown like special deals for working and shopping Downtown!  Downtown business employees are able to pick up their Downtown Employee Discount Cards for the year during Downtown Employee Appreciation Week–discounts at participating downtown businesses are good all year long from July 2019 through June 2020.  To register for your Downtown Employee Discount Cards, click here.

Schedule of Events & Deals

Monday, July 22

Start your week right! 
Stop by the Bernie Milton Pavilion and pick up your Downtown Employee Discount Card and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a pastry provided by Ithaca Coffee Company (while supplies last).

Tuesday, July 23

Cone and get it! 
Check out Green Street Pharmacy for one free ice cream or Italian soda with your Discount Card!
Tranquility Tent
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Stop by and slow down in our Tranquility Tent. Recharge by taking in the relaxing atmosphere and unwind with de-stressing activities.

Wednesday, July 24

Your CBD Samples
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Your CBD Store will set up their mobile cart in bank alley to offer education and free samples of CBD.

Welcoming Ceremonies for 5 New Businesses
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Join Downtown Ithaca, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and other government officials along with the Tompkins Chamber starting at 12 noon on as we welcome five new businesses — The Brain Shoppe, IthacaSews, Lucky Hare Brewing, Mama Said Hand Pies, and Adrina Dietra —  to the downtown community.  The first ceremony will be at the Brain Shoppe and immediately followed by a ceremony at Ithaca Sews before we head over to Press Bay Alley on W. Green St. to welcome Lucky Hare, Mama Said, and Adrina Dietra.

Downtown Employee Lucky Hare Happy Hour
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lucky Hare Brewing located in Press Bay Alley will be hosting a Special Happy Hour for Downtown Employees! Discount includes $1 off drafts and 10% off all merchandise and beer to go!

Thursday, July 25

Yoga in the Court
Enjoy a free hour of yoga in Press Bay Court, 110 W. Green St, led by Veronica from Finger Lakes Fitness. Bring your own yoga mat – a limited number will be available to borrow.
CFCU Summer Concert
Downtown Employees presenting their discount cards will enjoy $1 off beverages at the CFCU Summer Concert bar(2 drink discount max per person). Playing will be Kitestring(Alternative Rock) and Noon Fifteen(Progressive Soul Rock)

Friday, July 26

Downtown Employee Olympics
Compete for bragging rights and the coveted Golden Stapler against teams from all over downtown in games of speed, skill, and teamwork!
To register your team for the Downtown Olympics, click here.
Week-Long Activity
Downtown Gnome Scavenger Hunt

All week long our Downtown Gnome, Roman, will be hiding in shops and businesses downtown. Clues to Romans location will be posted on Downtown Ithaca social media. Once found participants will be entered for daily prize drawings!

Thank you to our 2019 Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Sponsors


July 22
July 26
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Downtown Ithaca
171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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