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August 2019

CFCU 2019 Summer Concert Series

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 12, 2019

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
Free
Summer Concert Series

Summers in downtown are simply the best way to relax and unwind, especially Thursday evenings at the CFCU Summer Concert Series that kicks off June 20th at the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage in Bank Alley on the Ithaca Commons! The series is a FREE outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from 6-8pm, June 20th – September 12th (with a brief hiatus the week of 4th of July).   2019 CFCU Summer Concert Series Schedule: June…

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Santa Margherita “Follow the Vine” Wine Tasting

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Press Bay Alley, 118 West Green Street
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Free

Come join us for a wine tasting event where guests can enjoy Santa Margherita wine samples along with a lite bite food pairing within a grapevine maze.  At the end of the maze, there will be a dome tent where guests can be immersed with the Santa Margherita story by watching the 360-degree video projection while sampling even more wines. RSVP at https://followthevine.com/consumer-ithaca #FollowTheVine #UncorkResponsibly

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Finger Lakes Comedy Festival

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - August 29 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States

A 4-day, multi-venue, stand-up comedy festival across the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Comedians from all over the country come out to bring the funny for the entire weekend. Shows include: - Open Wine Bar Comedy Shows - Wine Tasting Comedy Show - Stand-Up Comedy Shows For tickets, please visit: shorturl.at/lMOQ0 *tickets can also be purchased at the door if space permits For a full festival schedule, visit: shorturl.at/fhjsZ Show details below: THURSDAY SEPT 26TH 8pm - Stand-Up Comedy…

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September 2019

First Friday Gallery Night

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance welcomes you to Gallery Night Ithaca, a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of twenty venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time browser. Are you a venue, curator, or artist interested in…

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United Way Carnival For A Cause Presented by Tompkins Trust Company

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ithaca Commons, East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
Free

The Carnival is free to attend and will include free games and activities for the whole family. Food will also be available; proceeds go to support the United Way of Tompkins County.

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December 2019

Winter Light Festival

December 5 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Free
Prismatica light show

Downtown Ithaca's Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to make its community debut. The wondrous display of colorful prisms on and around The Ithaca Commons will be open daily, December 5 - December 15. Our 11-day festival will feature a special visit from Santa Clause, a family-fun silent disco, the ever-popular Ice Bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice,  and of course, the annual Chowder Cook-Off.

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