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Things to Do in Ithaca


Visitors Bureau at 800.284.8422 or info@VisitIthaca.com

http://www.ithacaevents.com/


OVERVIEW

Ithaca offers a wide array of activities during the summer - visit state parks, wineries, museums, concerts, farmerís markets, and more! Below are some suggestions.

 

ON CAMPUS

Cornell Cinema Under the Stars -- outdoor screenings of classic movies on the Willard Straight Terrace, complete with cash bar! http://cinema.cornell.edu/
STOP MAKING SENSE - Wednesday, June 21
FANTASTIC MR. FOX - Thursday, June 29
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - Wednesday, July 12
DOUBLE INDEMNITY - Wednesday, July 26

Cornell Dairy Bar -- Cornell Dairy ice cream, milk, yogurt, pudding, and Big Red Cheddar, produced right here at Cornell's very own dairy processing plant!
 http://living.sas.cornell.edu/dine/wheretoeat/cafescoffeehouses/cornelldairybar.cfm

Okenshields -- Okenshields is an AMAZING "All You Care To Eat" dining room with beautiful views of the Slope and Ithaca hillsides.
 http://living.sas.cornell.edu/dine/wheretoeat/AYCTEdiningrooms/okenshields.cfm

Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery -- Located on the third floor of Robert Purcell Community Center on north campus, the Marketplace Eatery is an award-winning "All You Care To Eat" dining room with a huge variety of menu options. http://living.sas.cornell.edu/dine/wheretoeat/AYCTEdiningrooms/robertpurcellmarketplaceeatery.cfm


ALL SUMMER

36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Summer concerts: Seven locations, different times of the week

Arts Quad on Cornell campus, Friday 7PM http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/about/events/fri.php
Schwartz Center Tuesdays, 7:30PM: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/about/events/tue.php
Taughannock Park Saturdays, 7-9PM. $5.00 per car parking. Info: 607.387.6739
Myers Park, Lansing Thursdays 6:30 PM
Ellis Hollow Music in the Hollow, Tuesdays 6-8 PM
Six Mile Creek Vineyard Sunset Music Series, Thursdays 7:30PM, info@sixmilecreek.com, 607.272.9463

 CFCU Summer Concert Series; free fun on The Commons! http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/CFCU Summer Concert Series

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 114 Central Ave Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-6464, http://www.museum.cornell.edu/

Salsa Fiesta at Agava every Wednesday

Agava Restaurant, 381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca-NY, 607-592-1986 10pm-1am every Wednesday.
10-10:30pm: survival Salsa dance instruction.
$3 cover
(Ages 18+) Gov ID with Age and Photo Required.

Ithaca's Farmer's Market
Every Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Steamboat Landing 545, 3rd St, just off of RT 13, next to Aldi's

Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms
Many farms are dotted around the area and you can pick whatever is in season at bargain prices.
www.ithacafamilyfun.info/farms-food‎

Nature Trails and Parks (admission for the day $7 for some parks)

Good Information on the Ithaca gorges, http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/05/gorge-safety-paramount-cornell-summers 

Ithaca Falls/Fall Creek Gorge (no admission fee), http://www.fingerlakes.com/parks/waterfalls/fall_creek_gorge_ithaca_falls
Impressive gorge views from the Cornell campus leading to a 150-foot waterfall near downtown.
NO SWIMMING ALLOWED!

Taughannock Falls State Park, https://parks.ny.gov/parks/62/details.aspx
Pronunciation: Tuh-GAN-ick. At 213 feet, the tallest waterfall in the northeast. The car-friendly overlook is convenient but the best views are along the rim trail and gorge trail, both easy hikes. Across the street, on Lake Cayuga is the park, and beach area for swimming.

Buttermilk Falls State Park, https://parks.ny.gov/parks/151
A lush, sinuous gorge trail from the upper park down to the swim area at the base of the 90-foot falls.

Robert Treman State Park, Enfield Glen and Lucifer Falls, https://parks.ny.gov/parks/135/details.aspx
Perhaps the most beautiful of Ithacaís gorges. The hiking is somewhat strenuous but well worth the effort.

Stewart Park (no admission fee), http://www.cityofithaca.org/516/Stewart-Park
On Cayuga Lake, just off of RT 13
Home of the only local carousel!

Six Mile Creek Wildflower Preserve off of Giles Street and RT 79, https://www.sixmilecreek.org/

Hangar Theatre
801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-8588
http://www.hangartheatre.org/

Kitchen Theatre
417 West State St., Ithaca, NY 14850-4351
607-272-0403
http://www.kitchentheatre.org/

State Theatre of Ithaca
107 W State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-216-8750
For tickets go to www.ithacaevents.com or http://www.stateofithaca.com

Gallery Night
Downtown Ithaca every 1st Friday of the month.
Visit the art scene: glass blowers, potters, painters and sculptors exhibit their work in various galleries all within walking distance in center Ithaca. Follow the Art Trail and meet local artists in their studios. http://gallerynightithaca.wordpress.com/

 

Summer Latin Events in Ithaca -- Join Us on Facebook for More Details!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsalatineventsithaca/events/

     
SALSASON BAILE LATINO DOWNTOWN ITHACA :: DANCE PARTY with DJ, LESSON & LIVE MUSIC
DATES TBA for SUMMER 2017 8:45PM-1AM
THE DOCK Ithaca's Premiere Live Music Venue - 415 Taughannock
Blvd, Ithaca-NY  Map
Drink Specials! $5 Cuba Libres, $6 Margaritas, $8 Rum Punch.
8:45-9:45pm: Survival Lesson in Salsa and Latin Dance
9:45-1am: Dance Party
Admission $7. 18+ Gov ID with age and photo required.
Ithaca's signature weekend Latin dance party is back in downtown Ithaca at The Dock! Top Hits of Salsa-Son-Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Latin House, Reggaeton and Cumbia. DJs take requests. Enjoy large dance floor and outdoor deck overlooking Cayuga Lake inlet. Food menu available all night.

     
SALSA NIGHT on the ITHACA COMMONS
SATURDAY  AUGUST 12 and Every 2nd Saturday 7PM-1AM
THE RANGE 119 E. State Street, Ithaca Commons, Ithaca-NY Map
7-9pm Salsa Social Matinee
9-9:45pm Survival Salsa and Latin Dance Lesson
9:45pm-1am Dance Party with DJ Michael Luis and Guests
Admission $5 before 9pm, $7 after. Gov ID Required.
Drink Specials TBA.
The Salsa and Latin dance scene has finally arrived at the social and nightlife epicenter of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes - the chic Ithaca Commons! Arrive early for extra practice, dance lesson warm-up, and admission discount. Enjoy excellent cocktail, wine and beer selection. DJ accepts requests. Live music on some nights.

     
SALSA NIGHT AGAVA :: SALSA SON TIMBA BACHATA y MAS with DJ MICHAEL LUIS and GUESTS
EVERY WEDNESDAY Summer 2017 10PM-1AM
AGAVA RESTAURANT 381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca-NY  Map
10pm Salsa and Latin Dance Lesson (included with cover). Party til 1am. 18+ $5 Cover ($8 for Live Bands). Gov ID Required.
Drink Specials! $6 Agava Margaritas, $4 Dealer Choice 'Top Shelf' Tequila Shots.
Indoor and outdoor dancing at Ithaca's hottest weekly party with DJ Michael Luis and Guests. Free bus transportation on Tcat route 92 with college ID. Arrive early for Salsa lesson or to dine. Two dance floors, lounge areas, Ithaca's finest cocktail, wine and beer selection, great music and free dance instruction. DJs accept requests. Live music on some nights.


A Few Restaurants to NOT Miss!

The Boatyard Grill, http://www.boatyardgrill.com/, 525 Taughannock Blvd. YUM! Plus a wonderful view.
Glenwood Pines, http://www.glenwoodpines.com/, 1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850. A bit of a drive, but the fresh fish fry is so worth it! Not to mention the broccoli bites....
Ithaca Bakery, http://ithacabakery.com/, 400 N. Meadow Street. Homemade breads daily (including bagels and croissants), amazing coffee & sandwich selections, the BEST desserts!
Moosewood Restaurant, http://www.moosewoodcooks.com/, THE world-famous vegetarian restaurant, 215 North Cayuga Street.
Viva Cantina, http://www.vivataqueria.com/, corner of state & aurora streets. Mexican food to die for, try the Taqueria Super Burrito or Chorizo Fundido or the Cantina Platter or ANY of the quesadillas!

 

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