Winter Recess Teachers Festival

Hey teachers, winter break is coming up. During this vacation come RELAX, REFRESH and RENEW among friends in a city built on education! The greater Ithaca area comes together for a week to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and shopping and dining discounts throughout the Tompkins County community. Winter Recess Teachers Festival is open to all PreK-12 public … Read More

Small Business Saturday

Downtown Ithaca is Encouraging Shopping and Dine Local on Saturday, November 30th and throughout the Holiday Season. Downtown Ithaca has over 150+ independently owned and operated shops and restaurants in a concentrated walkable area. By shopping or dining locally in Downtown Ithaca on Saturday, November 30th and throughout the holidays, patrons can show their support for local businesses and for … Read More

2019 Bite of Ithaca

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This year’s Bite of Ithaca presented by: Bite of Ithaca returns to Tompkins County for Year 5! Mark your calendars, June 17 – 22, 2019. Invite your friends and family to plan a trip to Ithaca for the week for this foodie spectacular! Restaurants around the county will offer a $5 bite menu of small plates and rates during dining … Read More

Downtown Living Tour presented by City Centre Ithaca

PRESENTED BY: Returning after a 2-year hiatus, the Downtown Living Tour presented by City Centre Ithaca is an annual self-guided tour of apartments and attractions in the downtown area that will be happening Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1-4 PM.  Tour Registration open from 12:30PM to 3:30pm. For those who have ever wondered what it would be like to live … Read More

Wynnie Stein

For downtown Ithaca visitors who have an affinity for vegetarian or vegan dining, you’ll definitely want to make it a point to meet Wynnie Stein and enjoy a meal prepared by her or one of the other talented chefs at the restaurant Stein co-owns, the world famous Moosewood Restaurant.

Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

So, you’re still searching, or just started looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Don’t worry. Downtown Ithaca’s has got you covered.  Our unique shopping boutiques, dining establishments, and service providers offer something your mother is sure to appreciate. Here are a few last-minute items to consider for your mother this year. A Greeting Card or specialty item from Amuse … Read More

Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month, and National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12th, in Downtown Ithaca

From the classic grilled cheese on sourdough to one-of-a-kind creations, many Downtown Ithaca’s eateries have your favorite comfort food staple ready to enjoy. Ithaca Ale House, 111 N. Aurora St. They claim it’s “the best-grilled cheese you’ll ever have.” It’s made with three kinds of cheese — American, Provolone, and Cheddar and grilled to perfection on crispy rosemary focaccia bread. … Read More