Downtown Ithaca’s Winter Light Festival debut draws thousands to community

Winter Light Festival, a new multi-week celebration in Downtown Ithaca, was a success in drawing thousands of people to the community to experience a premier lighting exhibit and multiple activities.
Throughout the 11-day festival, roughly 42,000 people visited downtown to experience the world-class art exhibit Prismatica by Raw Design, a trail of 25 luminous and interactive prisms, and/or to participate in the festival’s events.

Downtown Ithaca Conference Center project awarded $5 million 

Project will fulfill longtime community need for meeting space ITHACA, NY DECEMBER 20, 2019 — Downtown Ithaca is steps closer to gaining a conference center in the heart of its community. Earlier this week, the State’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awarded the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation $5 million to apply towards the construction of a 49,000 square foot … Read More

Winter Light Festival closing ceremonies include two community centric celebrations  

Lightsaber tournament and glow party happening this weekend DECEMBER 10, 2019 ITHACA NY — To help close out its Winter Light Festival, Downtown Ithaca is hosting two family-friendly activities this weekend that are aimed at celebrating Ithaca’s unique offerings. This Friday, Dec. 13,  you’ll be able to act out your Star Wars fantasies at a Lightsaber Invitational starting at 5 p.m. on the … Read More

Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s premier lounge and nightclub, reopening this week

Revamped club includes stylish redesign, high quality performance spaces, late-night kitchen and new cocktails ITHACA NY DECEMBER 4, 2019 — Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s only two-story lounge and nightclub, is planning to impress guests with its new upscale design and top-notch offerings when it reopen this Thursday, December 5. The club closed in May and has since come under new ownership and has undergone … Read More

Downtown Ithaca celebrating small local businesses with three special promotions to launch the holiday shopping season

Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cider Monday provide fun downtown holiday shopping experience ITHACA NY NOVEMBER 19, 2019 — The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this spirited time of year by presenting three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special … Read More

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

New skincare shop opens in Downtown Ithaca

The Bloomwell offers natural beauty and wellness products  ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 21, 2019 — The Bloomwell, a new natural beauty and wellness shop, is now open in downtown Ithaca. This new specialty shop sells natural beauty and skincare products, handcrafted home goods, and artisan jewelry. With values of simplicity and sustainability, The Bloomwell is a place for mindful consumers to connect with … 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