Downtown Ithaca hosting Apple Festive Next Week

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 ITHACA, NY —  Next week, Downtown Ithaca will host Apple Festive, a weeklong experience where guests to the community will be able to enjoy the Fall apple harvest season in a safe and socially distant manner. This new experience, presented by Tompkins Trust Company, will be held from September 28 – October 4. From 12 to 4 p.m. … Read More

Downtown Ithaca postpones Gunpoets’ Summer Concert Series show

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 ITHACA, NY — Due to circumstances beyond our control, Downtown Ithaca is postponing Thursday’s CFCU Summer Concert Series performance from the Gunpoets. “We are currently working with the band and our production team on rescheduling this performance. As soon as it is finalized, we will notify the public,” says Scott Rougeau, special events director for the Downtown Ithaca … Read More

Downtown Ithaca hosting Back to School Giveaway Contest for Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland students

Back to School 10-Day Giveaway Starts September 8th September 4, 2020 —  The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is hosting a contest on Instagram where Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College students will be able to enter for a chance to win baskets filled with products and gift cards from downtown businesses, each basket valued at $75 or more. … Read More

Meet Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market

Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market

Meet Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market One World Market is one of downtown’s most fascinating and unique shops on the Commons. When you step inside this specialty store, you are in for a worldly experience.  As you browse through two floors of hundreds of items, you’ll find many fair-trade, cultural crafts & housewares handcrafted by artisan … Read More

Downtown Ithaca honors essential workers 


Commons banners showcase the community’s local heroes ITHACA NY, AUGUST 6, 2020 — Downtown Ithaca is going the extra mile to salute its essential workers. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) has installed a series of 12 banners on the light poles on the Commons pedestrian mall featuring images of essential workers printed on them.   DIA Executive Director Gary Ferson says the essential workers’ … Read More

Three New Businesses Open in Downtown Ithaca

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Cayuga Nail Spa, Odyssey Bookstore and Kimchi join community during COVID-19 pandemic ITHACA NY JULY 23, 2020 — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) enthusiastically announces three new businesses have joined the Downtown Ithaca community since March. Cayuga Nail Spa came to the downtown community in the early Spring, a week prior to New York State requiring businesses to shut down because of the COVID-19 … Read More

Downtown Ithaca canceling a number
 of special events for 2020

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ITHACA NY JULY 21, 2020 — After a thorough review of its options, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) today announces the cancellation of more of its special events programming for the remainder of the year. The event cancellations include the Apple Harvest Festival, Fashion Week, Welcome Student Weekend, Halloween on the Commons, Santa’s Arrival, and Chowder Cook-Off — each traditionally … Read More

GO ITHACA program expanding

Downtown Ithaca Employers & Residents Now Eligible for Transportation Benefits Program ITHACA JULY 2, 2020 — GO ITHACA, the community’s transportation benefits program, is expanding to offer its membership to downtown Ithaca’s employers and residents. Since February, the program has been recruiting and providing discounted transportation options and other perks to downtown employees, and now the area’s employers and residents … Read More