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 and start restaurant hopping!

Downtown Ithaca debuting new event & attraction this winter

Prismatica light show

ITHACA, MAY 2, 2019 — This winter, Downtown Ithaca will host a new special holiday event, the Winter Light Festival, presented by Tompkins Trust Company and organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA). The festival will feature Prismatica, an art trail of 25 luminous and interactive prisms. Each prism stands more than seven feet tall and is covered in a dichroic film … Read More

CFCU Summer Concert Series Announcement

CFCU Summer Concert Series

Downtown Ithaca Releases  CFCU Summer Concert Series Schedule Lineup includes a wide range of highly talented regional and local acts The Downtown Ithaca Alliance enthusiastically announces its dynamic lineup for its CFCU Summer Concert Series which kicks off at 6 p.m. on June 20 and continues each Thursday until September 12 — with the exception of a Wednesday show during … Read More

Downtown Living Tour

Downtown Living Tour set for April 27 Walking tour offers a glimpse of downtown’s most sought after addresses If you’ve ever wanted to see downtown apartments or learn about the downtown lifestyle, this weekend is your chance. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) is hosting its Downtown Living Tour, a self-guided excursion that will … Read More