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May 2018

Ithaca Farmers Market in Dewitt Park

May 1 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Pick up your produce and grab lunch in Dewitt Park throughout the warm season at the Ithaca Farmers Market on Tuesdays downtown.

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July 2018

CFCU Summer Concert Series: Taj Weekes & Adowa

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taj Weekes & Adowa join the CFCU Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 18, bringing their unique reggae sound to the Commons. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, in downtown Ithaca. (In case of heavy rain or other extreme weather, concerts may be moved to The Range - check the Downtown Ithaca Facebook page if rain seems likely.) The band's sound has…

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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week

July 23 - July 27
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week is a week when we honor the exceptional employees hard at work downtown.  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! Thank you to our 2018 Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Sponsors for making this celebration possible!   Downtown…

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Weekend Summer Sale

July 26 - July 29
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Mark your calendars! Set a smartphone reminder! Downtown Ithaca’s Weekend Summer Sale is coming up Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th. Refresh your summer style with summer closeout apparel and accessories. Score some great deals on artists’ seconds inside galleries and gift shops. Not sure where to park, valet your car at the Hilton Garden Inn or Ithaca Marriott and they’ll take care of it for you. Participating Shops include: Sew Green - 20% off all Eileen Fisher Renew apparel,…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: Searson

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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For over a decade Searson has toured the world with their unique blend of high-energy fiddling, passionate vocals, and intimidate step-dancing. At the core of Searson, are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. This talented quartet performs sets that feature their original style of “Canadian Celtic Pop”, which includes a mix of traditional and original instrumental and vocal selections. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public.…

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August 2018

CFCU Summer Concert Series: Fall Creek Brass Band & We Are Ithaca Celebration

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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On August 2nd, celebrate the We Are Ithaca portrait project with a performance by Fall Creek Brass Band, Ithaca’s friendly neighborhood brass band! Fall Creek Brass Band is exciting, vivacious, celebratory, and highly danceable brass funk, rock, pop, and hip-hop on horns and drums. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons in downtown Ithaca. (In case of heavy rain or other extreme weather,…

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First Friday Gallery Night

August 3 @ 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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CFCU Summer Concert Series: Stone Cold Miracle

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents: Stone Cold Miracle Ithaca hometown favorites Stone Cold Miracle return to rock the CFCU Summer Concert Series on August 9th. Vocal sensation Trece Stevenson and a band made up of veteran local musicians will have you dancing on the Commons. "Stone Cold Miracle is heavy. Heavy on the funk, the soul, and the unyielding energy... Live, the band brings an intensity and rawness that is honest and real." - Ithaca Times The CFCU Summer Concert…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: The Hilltoppers

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The Hilltoppers are "Bluegrass the way everyone likes it!" Come on out to dance and enjoy an August evening on the Commons with a mix of classic bluegrass and creative takes on cover songs by these Ithaca natives. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, in downtown Ithaca. (In case of heavy rain or other extreme weather, concerts may be moved to The Range -…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: East Hill Classic Jazz Band

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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At this special Saturday afternoon show, we celebrate 40 years of the East Hill Classic Jazz Band! The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, in downtown Ithaca. The History Center in Tompkins County is publishing a book this summer chronicling the band's career titled "Ithaca Our Home: A Forty Year Musical Odyssey in Tompkins County," featuring photos, stories by Johnny Russo and the band,…

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