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 and around The Ithaca Commons will be open daily, December 5 – December 15. Our 11-day festival will feature a special visit from Santa Clause, a family-fun silent disco, the ever-popular Ice Bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice,  … 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.

Meet Layne Dann at Gee June Bridal

At F. Olivers, shoppers can find an enormous selection of specialty vinegar, extra virgin and specialty olive oils that come in multiple flavors, along with shelves filled with many types of spices. Of course, Zack is more than happy to tell you the best use of each item.

Meet Crystal Ward at Indigo Rose Boutique

For Ithaca locals, students, and visitors who are looking for fresh, handpicked jewelry, clothing and accessories – make sure to make a visit to Indigo Rose Boutique on the Commons Pedestrian Mall. As you look through the carefully curated selection, you most certainly will be greeted by the smiling face of Crystal Ward, owner of the boutique.

Meet Kelly Serbonich at Jillian’s Drawers

At F. Olivers, shoppers can find an enormous selection of specialty vinegar, extra virgin and specialty olive oils that come in multiple flavors, along with shelves filled with many types of spices. Of course, Zack is more than happy to tell you the best use of each item.

Meet Michael Abdulky at Mansour Jewelers

At F. Olivers, shoppers can find an enormous selection of specialty vinegar, extra virgin and specialty olive oils that come in multiple flavors, along with shelves filled with many types of spices. Of course, Zack is more than happy to tell you the best use of each item.