Holidays Spirits With The Hangar

Holidays Spirits With The Hangar Saturday, December 5 at 6 pm EST Gold and Silver tickets must be purchased by November 30. Join the Hangar for a virtual mixology event where you can learn how to make your very own at-home cocktails (or mocktails), enjoy artistic entertainment, and bid on fantastic prizes! Gold and Silver tickets include a pre-packaged ingredients … Read More

PressBay Thanksgiving Market

Stock up on farm-fresh goodies at PressBay Thanksgiving Market happening Tuesday, November 23 in Press Bay, 108-118 W. Green St., in Downtown Ithaca. This market features PressBay businesses selling their unique products along with Press Bay Food Hub vendors and special guests.   Farms and vendors will take pre-orders or offer direct sales onsite (physically distanced throughout the Court, Alley, … Read More

Meet Joan Reuning at Fibers 

Joan standing in Fibers

Meet Joan Reuning at Fibers  Fashion designer, entrepreneur, musician, and more For those who enjoy a bit (or a lot) of style that makes a statement in their life, you must meet Joan Reuning, an extremely talented fashion designer. She has more than 30 years of experience handcrafting stylish garments for women. Reuning is the proud owner of Fibers, a … Read More

Spring Writes Literary Festival ~ Virtual

Spring Writes logo

The 12th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival is happening virtually in November!   The Spring Writes Literary Festival, now in its 12th year, features over 80 regional writers, and 23 literary-themed events and performances — all taking place virtually from November 18th through the 29th. All events are free, with zoom registrations required. There is truly something for everyone! There … Read More

Businesses support veterans

Community participating in Green Light A Vet on November 10-12 NOVEMBER 10, 2020 ITHACA NY — To celebrate Veterans Day and honor military veterans and their families, downtown Ithaca businesses are participating in the national Greenlight a Vet campaign from November 10th through 12th. Greenlight a Vet calls for Americans to display green lights on their homes, businesses, and offices to show … Read More

Gallery Night (virtually and in-person) is happening tomorrow

Experimental exhibits, entertaining demonstrations, educational talks all part of the virtual and in-person art show NOVEMBER 5, 2020 ITHACA NY — Gallery Night, downtown Ithaca’s monthly art show presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and businesses on and around the Commons and virtually on the Downtown Ithaca website. Come enjoy … Read More

Meet Verity Woitach at V’s Salon 

Since Verity Woitach was a teenager, she dreamed of becoming a master hairstylist and opening her own salon.

Verity studied cosmetology while attending Ithaca High School to achieve these goals, and she accrued nearly 20 years of experience as a licensed hairstylist. (That’s a lot of hair maintenance!). She’s spent half her career working at her friend Akoko’s salon, Akoko@Ithacacuts, on Cayuga Street.

Downtown welcomes La Bodega and Sparks and Embers

ITHACA NY OCTOBER 27, 2020 —  City, Downtown Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce officials welcomed two new businesses — Sparks and Embers and La Bodega — to the community during welcoming ceremonies held at each place on Monday.  Sparks and Embers opened earlier this month, bringing a whole new and fun layer of indie labeled women’s apparel, home … Read More

Two new shop local experiences available downtown

Guide to Being Local book

Guide to Being Local book giveaway and Read Local happening throughout October   OCTOBER 7, 2020 ITHACA NY — Throughout this month, downtown Ithaca businesses are participating in a pair of locally crafted initiatives meant to reward customers who support the independently owned and operated shops in the community. Among the shop-local incentives are the Guide to Being Local book giveaway. … Read More