Virtual Classes and Experiences

Cinemapolis movies at home

Cinemapolis is now offering a weekly slate of new films for patrons to view at home. The indie file theater is collaborating with independent film distributors like Film Movement, Kino Lorber, Magnolia Pictures, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to sell patrons “virtual tickets” for online rentals of current first-run releases.

For more information about this movie rental service, visit

Opportunities to Learn & Engage Online

While we're all cooped up in our homes, here are some downtown businesses and organizations providing special activities, services, and classes. 

Finger Lakes Fitness Virtual Classes 

In-Person classes have been discontinued.  Virtual Classes are available to members.

View the virtual class schedule at

Circus Culture

Join Circus at Home at

If anyone feels also inclined to support Circus Culture in another way, they can sponsor a membership for someone else at www. or buy a gift card at

If you've ever been interested in taking a circus class, now is the time!

Hangar Theatre Company 2020 Virtual Programming

Holiday Silent Auction: November 30 through December 4th

A component of virtual fundraiser Holiday Spirits with the Hangar.  Anyone can register and bid on the Silent Auction! No ticket required.
Auction proceeds benefit Hangar Theatre educational and artistic programming! The silent auction will run from November 30 through December 6 at 11:59 PM EST.

The silent auction includes prizes from independent artists as well as local businesses

including Argos Inn, Black Button Distilling, Buffalo Street Books, Discover Cayuga, Edible Arrangements, F. Olivers, Fever Tree Tonics, Gola Osteria, Greek Peak, Monks on the Commons, Myer Farm Distillers, Sparks + Embers, the living room, William Henry Miller Inn, and more! Proceeds benefit Hangar Theatre artistic & education programs


The Community School of Music and Arts

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is currently offering multiple types of virtual classes:

Virtual Arts

Learn more at

Virtual Dance Classes

Private Instruction

Enjoy Virtual private instrument instruction with many of its talented musician educators during this time of physical distancing.Young child playing and instrument

If you are already a student with CSMA, please contact your individual instructor. If you would like to be matched with an instructor for virtual lessons,

Mighty Yoga

Free 15-minute yoga sessions each morning on Mighty Yoga's Facebook Page.  Plus, regular yoga classes are available, too!  For more information on how to access Might Yoga's At-Home classes, visit

Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County Artists Live Stream Videos:

Daily updates on CAP's Facebook page from local artists showcasing various art projects they are working on or have completed.

The Range Live Music Streaming

The Range, on its Facebook Page, is hosting live streams of local bands and artists performing from their homes or other locations. 

Have a Smartphone (iPhone/Android)? Download the PocketSights app to access over 40 self-guided walking and driving tours of Tompkins County! Practice responsible social distancing and share pictures from your experience with us!

If you have a virtual activity happening in the downtown community, please forward the information to us at  

We are Resilient database

We are Resilient is a searchable database of businesses and service providers available during the Corona virus response. This resource is sourced by the City's partners, Ithaca Voice, DIA, Chamber of Commerce and Facebook.

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