10th Annual Chowder Cook-Off

Stay warm at the Winter Light Festival by sampling over 20 different traditional, exotic, and gourmet chowders (seafood, vegan, vegetarian options will be available) prepared by some top chefs from local restaurants competing to be crowned our next Chowder Cup Champion! Happening on the Commons and surrounding streets including Aurora, Cayuga and Dewitt Mall on Saturday, December 7th from 12-5pm. … Read More

Silent Disco on the Commons

Join us December 6 as we kick off the inaugural Winter Lights Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company and the holiday season with a Silent Disco, a giant dance party, on the Commons. Come dance under the sparkly lights and disco ball at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons as music from a group of DJs is broadcast to … Read More

Winter Light Festival

Prismatica light show

Downtown Ithaca’s Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to make its community debut. The wondrous display of colorful prisms on The Ithaca Commons will be open daily for viewing and interaction. The installation will be present in Downtown Ithaca from December 5 through December 15. Our 11-day festival will feature a series of pop-up events throughout the installation timeline. Events … 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

Meet Adrina Graham at Adrina Dietra

Ever since Adrina Graham was a child she had an inkling that she was destined to be a fashion creator. As a little girl, she custom styled her dolls’ outfits, and, as she matured, she was often sketching clothing designs. And, she simply dreamed of creating and selling her sketched creations when she became an adult. To further nurture her … Read More

Kids Day Unplugged

Grab your kids and leave your phones behind. Kids Unplugged Day is a day of hands-on activities that’s taking place in stores and businesses all over Downtown Ithaca. Come and try out some crafts and puzzles, fun and games. Free Family Fun. There’s many downtown businesses participating, including Alphabet Soup, Home Green Home, Comics for Collectors, Handwork, Cat’s Pajamas, Sunny … Read More

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

Meet Kristin Dutcher at Hair•Color•Art

Looking to add some intense color to your look? Or how how about a new blow out? Or a perfect art piece to tie the room together? Luckily, you can find all three of those offerings and more expertly done in Downtown Ithaca’s Press Bay Court at Hair•Color•Art. Once you enter you will see the stunning views of art, both in the space and in the stylings that patrons receive done by independent stylist and owner Kristin Dutcher.

Meet Amy Cohen at Circus Culture

Whether you are an Ithaca adult, child, or child at heart – if you are interested and inspired by the welcoming community of the circus and the expanded possibilities of human potential, then you need to visit Circus Culture in Press Bay Alley. As you step in and see the talented patrons doing aerial fabric, trapeze, or tight wire, just to name a few, you see the smiling face of the owner behind this magic, Amy Cohen.