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September 2019

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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CFCU 2019 Summer Concert Series

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 19, 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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See Your Potential & Believe To Achieve ~ A Weekend of the Stars in Ithaca

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until September 21, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
$10

A Weekend of the Stars in Ithaca is a two-day event featuring three special activities: Motivationally and inspirational talks from a team of distinguished black athletes, humanitarians, and artists; a special movie screening; and a free music concert. Friday, Sept. 20th: Special Movie Screening:  "The Crossover That Won The Game" & A Q&A with the movies' stars at Cinemapolis. The movie starts at 1 pm The Crossover That Won The Game is a heartwarming motion picture depicting the trails of young…

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Not Far From the Tree: An Evening Celebrating Apples & Cider

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Colivare, 235 S. Cayuga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
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$50

Join us for an intimate and informative celebration of New York State's leading fruit crop--Apples! About Not Far From the Tree: 5:30 pm Welcome Reception The evening begins with a welcome pour of Full Bloom Orchard from South Hill Cider, assorted cheeses, fruits, crackers, antipasto platter, and Coltivare's Famous Apple Mac N Cheese featuring smoked gouda béchamel, NY State grown apples, caramelized onions, and apple butter! (Available with or without apple cider-braised pulled pork) 6:30 pm - Soil to Glass…

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Finger Lakes Comedy Festival

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - September 29 @ 10:00 pm
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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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Jason Wilson & Meredith Collins | The Cider Revival

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Buffalo Street Books, 215 N. Cayuga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

​Jason Wilson is an expert on cider, having served as an expert at GLINTCAP, North America's largest cider competition. He passed the certified cider professional exam, making him the closest thing cider has to a sommelier. Following the seasons through the autumn harvest, winter fermentation, spring bottling, and summer festival and orchard work, Wilson travels around New York and New England, with forays to the Midwest, the West Coast, and Europe. He meets the new heroes of cider: orchardists who…

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Monks & Makers: A NY Cider Tasting Salon

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monks on the Commons, 120 South Aurora Street
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is partnering with the NY Cider Association and Cider Week to offer a very exclusive cider tasting opportunity during the 37th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Join us for Monks & Makers, an intimate 60-minute tasting session inside the event space in the Ithaca Marriott on the Commons. During this special engagement, you'll be able to sample ciders from an impressive roster of 12 New York State cideries. Light snacks will be provided during the tasting sessions…

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October 2019

Barbaralla: Beer and Banter

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
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$20

Join the Tompkins County Public Library for this fun event--Barbarella, Beer & Banter--at Cinemapolis on October 2, 2019 from 6-9pm. Featuring live commentary by local comedians during a screening of the 1968 sci-fi comedy film “Barbarella,” the event will also offer a cash bar by Lucky Hare Brewing, with a portion of sales to benefit the arts at TCPL. Commentary will be provided by local comedians Kenneth McLaurin, Dan Kelly, Eli Corning, Marissa Rice, Bryan VanCampen, and Deidre Mollura. Proceeds…

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First Friday Gallery Night

October 4 @ 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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Kids Day Unplugged

October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

Grab your kids and leave your phones behind. Kids Unplugged Day is a day of hands-on activities that's taking place in stores and businesses all over Downtown Ithaca. Come and try out some crafts and puzzles, fun and games. Free Family Fun. There's many downtown businesses participating, including Alphabet Soup, Home Green Home, Comics for Collectors, Handwork, Cat's Pajamas, Sunny Days, Buffalo Street Books, the Brain Shoppe, SewGreen, and MORE! For additional details, visit the Kids Unplugged Day Facebook Event…

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