Boogie for the State ~ A Virtual Shakedown

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“BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown” will stream at 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 28th on Facebook and Youtube: FREE! BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown Sunday, February 28th • 7pm Showtime *** FREE *** Facebook: Youtube Link: “The Boogie Shakedown” is a beloved backyard party organized and attended by local musicians and their friends and … Read More

Ithaca Loves Teachers Festival

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Ithaca Loves Teacher Festival is happening for an extended time this year, from February 12 – February 28. Ithaca Loves Teachers is available to public school teachers, school district employees, teachers union retirees, and their guests. Register now for special deals on dining, lodging, and shopping, with your “VIT” (Very Important Teacher) pass and for Teacher’s Pets (family and guests). … Read More

February Gallery Night features four highly skilled black artists and more

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Monthly art show happening tonight from 5 to 8 pm virtually and in-person FEBRUARY 5, 2021 ITHACA NY — Gallery Night, downtown Ithaca’s monthly art show presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is tonight, February 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and businesses on and around the Commons and virtually on the Downtown Ithaca website. In honor of Black History Month, … Read More

Black History Month

Please click on the link below to learn about and explore many great educational activities and thoughtful experiences happening in and around Downtown Ithaca to honor and celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February.

Chili Cook-Off returns, simmers traditions to provide safe & socially distant experience and support for local businesses during a pandemic

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Foodie tradition now spans 17 days, features 30+ chilis & chili-inspired items at area restaurants ITHACA, NY JANUARY 29, 2020 — Get your palates ready for Downtown Ithaca’s 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis happening February 12 through 28 at multiple area businesses. To ensure a safe and socially distant experience, this foodie affair will look different … Read More

TCPL to Offer “Let’s Draw Together,” a Virtual Art Meet-Up

TCPL to Offer “Let’s Draw Together,” a Virtual Art Meet-Up          Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Cornell University’s mannUfactory, is pleased to announce a new addition to its virtual programming: “Let’s Draw Together,” a bi-weekly lunchtime art meet-up on Tuesdays, January 26, February 9, and February 23, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Makerspace Librarian Cady will lead the … Read More

Green Street Pharmacy in Downtown Ithaca is closing soon

ITHACA NY DECEMBER 22, 2020 — The Green Street Pharmacy, a downtown staple for more than a decade for its multiple services, including prescription drug fulfillment, general store, and its ice cream, soda, and coffee cafe, will be closing soon. The pharmacy, 131 E. Green St., is no longer filling prescriptions, but the retail portion of the store will continue … Read More

Pop-up program brings multiple businesses to community

Center Cafe by Lou, FLX Bakes, The Bloomwell Modern Giftshop Popup, and Sunshine’s Creative Designs open for the holidays ITHACA NY DECEMBER 11, 2020 — Some new eateries and specialty shops are temporarily joining the downtown community for the winter thanks to a new program created by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Center Cafe by Lou and Finger Lakes Bakes is opened … Read More

Shops open Late(r) for the holidays

There are many shopping spots open around downtown Late(r) this Holiday Season! Check out our list for Thursday’s Late(r) hours and make a plan to visit during these quieter and convenient evening times! Last updated December 11, 2020 Thursday Open ‘till 6pm Alphabet Soup Angry Mom Autumn Leaves Benjamin Peters (open even later by appointment) Cat’s Pajamas Comics For Collectors … Read More

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