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Things to Do in Ithaca

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



Cornell Cinema Under the Stars -- outdoor screenings of classic movies on the Willard Straight Terrace, complete with cash bar! http://cinema.cornell.edu/
THE THIN MAN - Wednesday, June 27
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT - Thursday, July 12
SUNSET BOULEVARD - Wednesday, July 25

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!

Okenshields -- Okenshields is an AMAZING "All You Care To Eat" dining room with beautiful views of the Slope and Ithaca hillsides.

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

Bound for Glory, North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast. Sunday nights at Anabel Taylor Hall and on WVBR 93.5 FM, http://boundforglory.org/


36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Summer concerts

Arts Quad on Cornell campus, Friday 7PM http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/about/events/fri.php
Bound for Glory
on Cornell campus, http://boundforglory.org/
  (North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast. Sunday nights on WVBR 93.5 FM, 8-11 pm EST.)
Schwartz Center
Tuesdays, 7:30PM: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/about/events/tue.php
Ellis Hollow Music in the Hollow, Tuesdays 6-8 PM, https://ellishollowcc.org/
CFCU Summer Concert Series; free fun on The Commons! http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/index.html
Taughannock Park Saturdays, 7-9PM. $5.00 per car parking. https://taughannock.us/activities/taughannock-falls-state-park-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 Farmers Market, http://www.ithacamarket.com/
Every Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Steamboat Landing 545, 3rd St, just off of RT 13, next to Aldi's

Ithaca Family Fun - FAIRS, FESTIVALS, AND CONCERTS, https://www.ithacafamilyfun.com/special-events

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.

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

Kitchen Theatre
417 West State St., Ithaca, NY 14850-4351

State Theatre of Ithaca
107 W State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
For tickets go to www.ithacaevents.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/


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A Few Restaurants to NOT Miss!

Agava Restaurant, https://www.agavarestaurant.com/, 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY. Wood-fired oven for sensational flatbreads, seasonal menu cooked from scratch
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, https://moosewoodcooks.com/restaurant/, THE world-famous vegetarian restaurant, 215 North Cayuga Street.
Viva Cantina, http://www.vivataqueria.com/, just off The Commons on the 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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