Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ~ downtown edition

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, Sunday, February 14. And, while these unusual times are certainly changing our traditional plans to celebrate with our special someone(s), that doesn’t mean you have to forget about the holiday entirely. In fact, plenty of simple gestures and small gifts exist that you can send to your special someone to show your love and appreciation … Read More

February Gallery Night features four highly skilled black artists and more

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Monthly art show happening tonight from 5 to 8 pm virtually and in-person FEBRUARY 5, 2021 ITHACA NY — Gallery Night, downtown Ithaca’s monthly art show presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is tonight, February 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and businesses on and around the Commons and virtually on the Downtown Ithaca website. In honor of Black History Month, … Read More

Chili Cook-Off returns, simmers traditions to provide safe & socially distant experience and support for local businesses during a pandemic

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Foodie tradition now spans 17 days, features 30+ chilis & chili-inspired items at area restaurants ITHACA, NY JANUARY 29, 2020 — Get your palates ready for Downtown Ithaca’s 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis happening February 12 through 28 at multiple area businesses. To ensure a safe and socially distant experience, this foodie affair will look different … Read More

Chili Cook-Off returns, simmers traditions to provide safe & socially distant experience & support for local businesses

Chili Cook-Off logo

Foodie tradition now spans 17 days, features 30+ chilis & chili-inspired items at area restaurants  ITHACA, NY JANUARY 29, 2020 — Get your palates ready for Downtown Ithaca’s 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis happening February 12 through 28 at multiple area businesses. To ensure a safe and socially distant experience, this foodie affair will look different … Read More

TCPL Offering “Book a Librarian” virtual meeting opportunities

The Tompkins County Public Library will offer patrons 30-minute one-on-one meetings via Zoom to discuss and help with a range of topics. Before COVID, a favorite task of Adult Services librarians was working with patrons and teaching new skills, ranging from computer help to makerspace skills, genealogy, book recommendations, and more. While all meetings will remain virtual for the time … Read More

Green Street Pharmacy in Downtown Ithaca is closing soon

ITHACA NY DECEMBER 22, 2020 — The Green Street Pharmacy, a downtown staple for more than a decade for its multiple services, including prescription drug fulfillment, general store, and its ice cream, soda, and coffee cafe, will be closing soon. The pharmacy, 131 E. Green St., is no longer filling prescriptions, but the retail portion of the store will continue … Read More

Pop-up program brings multiple businesses to community

Center Cafe by Lou, FLX Bakes, The Bloomwell Modern Giftshop Popup, and Sunshine’s Creative Designs open for the holidays ITHACA NY DECEMBER 11, 2020 — Some new eateries and specialty shops are temporarily joining the downtown community for the winter thanks to a new program created by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Center Cafe by Lou and Finger Lakes Bakes is opened … Read More

Shops open Late(r) for the holidays

There are many shopping spots open around downtown Late(r) this Holiday Season! Check out our list for Thursday’s Late(r) hours and make a plan to visit during these quieter and convenient evening times! Last updated December 11, 2020 Thursday Open ‘till 6pm Alphabet Soup Angry Mom Autumn Leaves Benjamin Peters (open even later by appointment) Cat’s Pajamas Comics For Collectors … Read More

Winter Lights Presented by Tompkins Trust Company

About the Light Installations LIGHT PROJECTIONS Interactive Light Projection onto Trolley Circle The interactive illumination onto Trolley Circle was created by Doug Shire and Laurence Clarkberg.  The projected illumination will span the space of the metal inlay sculpture of trolley tracks at Trolley Circle.  The illumination is interactive and the colorful projected images will change and react as people pass … Read More