Downtown Ithaca will shine green for Veterans Day

Community participating in Green Light A Vet on November 10-12 ITHACA, NY NOVEMBER 6, 2019 — To celebrate Veterans Day and honor military veterans and their families, Downtown Ithaca is participating in the Greenlight a Vet campaign from November 10th through 12th by using green lights to illuminate the light poles on the Commons pedestrian mall. Many downtown shops and businesses … Read More

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca set for this Friday

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca October 25th

Afternoon event includes a parade, trick or treating at downtown shops
 and businesses, and family activities in Center Ithaca ITHACA, NY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 — Calling all costumed characters, ghouls, goblins, witches, superheroes and the like. Head to Downtown Ithaca this Friday to enjoy our Halloween activities. This family-friendly, Halloween-themed affair, which will include the community’s costume parade and store-to-store Trick-or-Treating, will run … Read More

Bool’s Flower Shop Giving Away Floral Bouquets on October 23

Special giveaway is part of a national initiative to spread kindness ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 15, 2019 — Bool’s Flower Shop, downtown Ithaca’s lone florists and one of the community’s oldest business, is joining hundreds of florists nationwide that will be gifting unsuspecting passersby with free flower bouquets. This random act of kindness initiative is called Petal It Forward and is organized by the Society of … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Welcoming Four New Businesses to the Community

Ribbon cutting ceremonies start at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 ITHACA NY OCTOBER 8, 2019 —  Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), City of Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce leaders will officially welcome four new businesses — Equus Advisors, Mane and Wigs, Nowhere Special Libations Parlor, and One Ring Donuts  — to the community during a ceremony this Thursday, Oct 10, at … Read More

Downtown Ithaca’s first spa and salon celebrating business milestone

The day spa, owned and operated by Awura-Abena Ansah, a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist, offers a full range of skincare and hair removal services including facials, body treatments, toning, eyelash extensions, hair and nail treatments, and massage. Specialized techniques such as “sugaring” (hair removal using a sugar paste) and “microdermabrasion” (using tiny crystals to polish the skin) are also available at the spa. 

October’s Gallery Night featuring live dress making demonstration at Breathe

Plus, dozens of locations showcasing the latest art pieces from local artists ITHACA, OCTOBER 2, 2019 — This Friday’s Gallery Night in Downtown Ithaca will include a special demonstration from one of the community’s fashion designers. Layne Dann, a highly-skilled designer who owns Gee June Bridal in Press Bay Court, will create a bridal gown from initial sketch to final stitch. Using material donated by … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Welcomes CFCU Transformation Center

New banking center joins lengthy list of financial institutions in the community ITHACA, NY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 — The CFCU Transformation Center and administrative offices have recently joined Downtown Ithaca’s business community. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), City of Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the new CFCU Transformation Center and administrative offices to downtown during a special ceremony … Read More

Cornell Student Groups Performing in Downtown Ithaca this Saturday

Performances start at 1 p.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 ITHACA, NY – More than a dozen Cornell University student performance groups are bringing their dynamic, crowd-pleasing acts to Downtown Ithaca this Saturday, Sept 7. The student-led groups will perform between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons … Read More

Take a Bite of Ithaca next week!

From June 17 through June 22, guests can take their taste buds on a culinary journey by enjoying $5 tapas-sized food bites (and $5 sips) at restaurants around Ithaca and its neighboring communities in Tompkins County. More than 20 participating restaurants will offer tasty $5 bites in addition to their regular menu. Grab your friends, locate a Bite passport at any of the participating restaurants, or download one online at biteofithaca.com and start restaurant hopping!