-The best seafood truck on the Finger Lakes culinary scene featuring New England sea and land food favorites!Follow them on Instagram, and Facebook.
-Support the The Learning WebVolunteer Community Service Program’s Can & Bottle Drive to raise money for CRC. Just drop ’em off at the Bottle & Can Retrieval Center and mention CRC!
-Join us for our annual James Potorti Museum of the Earth/State Parks Gorge Walks on Fridays in August. PRI has been offering this series of free Friday-morning interpretive walks in partnership with the Finger Lakes State Parks for more than 16 years.
The Finger Lakes region has an outstanding geological record exposed in the local gorges. These guided walks will introduce major concepts about geology and geologic time, allowing one to interpret the geological history of the region while enjoying the beauty of our local area.
The walks were officially named in 2004 in memory of Ithaca native James E. Potorti, who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The renaming of the walks was a result of an endowment gift to the Museum from his widow, Nikki Stern, Executive Director of Families of September 11. Potorti, 52, was a vice president at Marsh & McLennan, a financial services company, and worked on the 94th floor of 1 World Trade Center. His first career, however, was as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He grew up in Ithaca and attended SUNY Oswego.
Summer 2019 Schedule:
Note: All walks are 10 am – 11:30 am.
August 30 – Cayuga Nature Center/Dennison Falls
Please note that while the walks are free, there is a parking charge for the State Parks, and an admission charge for the Cayuga Nature Center.
-Come join us for some fun in the sun on August 30th, from 12-3pm at Stewart park. There will be food, face painting, games, and plenty of great conversations. Please RSVP by August 16th: 607-272-1520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!!
-Date night, girls’ night or just not ready to commit to a series of classes. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter’s wheel with no strings attached. This workshop is designed for those interested in a one night experience. If you happen to love the experience and want to commit to a 7-week term, you can apply the cost of the workshop you have taken to a future class.
$44 gets you just the workshop, and if you’d like to keep a piece you make can now buy it through the website or if you’re not sure you will also have the opportunity to buy it in the studio with cash or check for $15. The Clay School cannot accept credit cards in the studio.
-Join us Friday at 5pm in RPCC 203 (Wendy Purcell Lounge) for an interesting Friday Conversation with Professor Nathan Matias on the topic of faith and artificial intelligence.
About Dr. Nathan Matias:
I study digital governance and behavior change in groups and networks shaped by algorithms. I also organize citizen behavioral science with communities of millions toward a world where the power of digital technology is guided by evidence and accountable to the public.
I advance this work as an assistant professor at the Cornell University Department of Communication and through the nonprofit CivilServant.
-We are hosting open tryouts in search of new talent to add to our team. Tryouts are open to any Cornell Affiliate who would like to display their skills for our recruiting committee. Tryouts will take place on Aug. 28th-30th from 5-7pm at Jessup Fields. Feel free to contact CJ Rhan at email@example.com or (540) 207-7662 with any questions!
-As of January 2014, New York State has replaced the GED exam with the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam. After successful completion of the examination you will earn a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma. TST BOCES also offers home study and online programs. To register or learn more, please call BOCES at (607) 257-1561.
-Baby Storytime will resume on Fridays, from 10:30 to 11:00 AM in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room, starting June 14 and running through August 30.
At Baby Storytime, caregivers and babies up to 24 months embrace early literacy through books, music, movement and rhyming. This storytime is followed by an hour-long “Baby & Toddler Playtime”at 11:00 AM.
Contact TCPL Youth Services for more information at 607 272-4557, extension 275.
-Following our Welcome Back BBQ, join us for more fun as we enjoy some of Ithaca’s famous Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream with new and old friends! This ice cream is locally made at Cornell’s own dairy farm, and we can promise you that this will be some of the best you have ever tasted! Ice cream will be served at 7 PM following Shabbat services at 6 in Muller Chapel .
-FREE – Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse brought to you by Chemung Canal Trust Company. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and all of your friends! Silo Food Truck, Damiani Wine Cellars, and Ithaca To Go will be vending at each event, follow the event page for more information!
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca
7-8:30 p.m. picnic, vendors
8:30-11:00 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)
-All auditions will be held in Lincoln Hall. Ten minutes before your scheduled audition time, please come to the Lincoln Hall Atrium (through the main entrance of Lincoln Hall, off of East Avenue).
You will start by meeting the director and going through a series of exercises to assess your ear, vocal range, and sight-reading ability. It takes about ten minutes, and no preparation is necessary.
In some cases, where we need more information, we will ask singers back a second time to hear them in a choral context. For this second round, you will join us at a brief rehearsal on Sunday, September 1st to learn a piece from our repertoire, and then sing your part in that piece with a quartet of current members, in front of the director.
Ensemble membership will be announced on Monday, the 2nd (sopranos/altos) and Tuesday, the 3rd (tenors/basses).
To learn more about the groups, visit us at singatcornell.com!
-Enjoy a FREE late night breakfast while supplies last. No meal swipe needed!
Great Food! Great Fun!
A partnership with the Welcome Weekend Committee & Cornell Dining.
-Welcome back and welcome new students!
Interested in hip hop dance? Want to learn some clean moves for your next party? Or just want to have fun?
We’d love to dance with you at our O-Week Workshop THIS SATURDAY from 2-3PM at Willard Straight Hall Rm. 519!
Founded in 2006, BreakFree began as a club that offered free dance classes to the Cornell Community. Soon expanding to include a performance group specializing in hip hop choreography, BreakFree now performs at various campus events and headlines an end of the year showcase. As a family of dancers with a passion to create and share, the BreakFree family lives by the motto: “Dance To Inspire.”BreakFree offers weekly workshops on campus to anyone interested in hip hop dance and has been featured in USA Today, the UK Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, and the Cornell Daily Sun.
Check out more amazing dance teams and workshop opportunities through Cornell Dancers’ Alliance’s Dance O-Week Workshops schedule.
We are SO excited to see you on Saturday!
–Howlfest 2019will be held Labor Day Weekend on Saturday August 31st and will feature 13+ musical acts on 2 stages, Thousands of One, Road Man, Papa Muse, EVO Evolution, The Sunny Weather, The Ilium Works, The Darts, Bob Roberts Calamity, Common Railers, Vicious Fishes, McKenzie Lauren Jones, Late Night acoustic sets with Vinegar Williams+, Turntablism Dance Party with DJ Balacktus Rush, Visualchemy by Smebodyand more…
Artists on Display:
Elizabeth Pitney– Studio at Howl & Stuff & Things Art Collective.
Neeko Bonzini(Studio in Howl – grand opening – Sun Branding & Unique crafts)
Eileen M. Sundquist: Unique crafts
Join us for a day full of activities, including a fine art gallery, craft and food vendors, eco education and entertainment for all ages. Come early to enjoy a community potluck BBQ lunch from 2-5pm. Stay late for round robin acoustic jams and drumming and dancing around the fire.
In an effort to promote sustainability, we will not be providing Single-Use Plastic at this event. We will supply reusable and paper tableware items, and ask that you bring your own reusable container(s) for food and drinks (and maybe one to share).
$20 – 10 sliding scale at the door. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with guardian.
No glass bottles
No public display of beer and alcohol.
No single-use plastic. BYO cup and/or water bottle & utensils.
Pack it in pack it out.
We’d prefer you leave all pets at home, but if that’s not possible, all dogs must be on a leash.
Parents must tend to their kids.
No illegal drugs.
No fireworks or glow sticks.
Have fun and take care of each other!
We strongly encourage carpooling, as its always more fun with good company.
The TCAT Route 21 Bus drops you in front of Howl Studios
Please be responsible, if you plan to drink, plan your transportation accordingly.
We have requested some local ride-share drivers to be available to provide transportation during the event. If you would like to assist as a ride-share driver, please let us know.
This is a one day event with no overnight camping.
We have found a number of camping options if you desire an overnight camping experience.
Spruce Row is 4 miles away and offers camping from $32 per night http://www.sprucerow.com/
Blueberry Patch Camping area and Foster Pond are located in the Finger Lakes National Forest only 11 miles away at $15 nightly
Buttermilk State Park and Taughannock Camping areas are less than 6 miles and offer limited walk up camping (first come first served)
The nearest hostel is in Watkins Glen just 20 miles from Howl Studios you can find more information at https://stayatthelocal.com/
A hotel stay is available within five miles with a wide variety of options.
Don’t forget glamping at Firelight Camps or a stay with some posh neighbors at New Park Retreat Center.
There are also AirBnB options available, starting at $35 dollars a night in the area.
-We’re giving PERSONALIZED CAMPUS TOURS! Bring your schedule and we’ll show you the quickest routes and spill the tea on your classes! Also, at Chai and Syllabi, bring your syllabi and we’ll go over what you really need to buy for your classes. FREE refreshments also!
-Bring a dish from your home country to share with friends, neighbors and community. Also bring a plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon and napkin, and a beach chair, pillow or mat to lounge on. Enjoy a meal together then head over to our new amphitheater to watch a family movie under the stars. Movie starts at dusk. Rain date is Sept 7th. See you soon!
IC & TC3 Downtown Day is the first weekend of Downtown Ithaca’s Welcome Student Weekend celebration.
Join the party on the Ithaca Commons on Saturday, August 31st from 1-5pm. IC & TC3 Downtown Day is a free, family-friendly event, and everyone is invited: new students, returning students, and the whole Ithaca community.
Talented a cappella groups, song, and dance groups from Ithaca College along with 92 WICBwill be performing throughout the afternoon at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.
Bring the kids! Bring the whole family! Ithaca College and TC3 alums are invited to wear university gear and welcome in the school year and our newest students.
Stop by the TC3 tent in Bank Alley by the Bernie Milton Pavilion to learn more about the college and it’s many resources in the community!
TRANSPORTATION TO THE EVENT:
Ithaca College – TCAT will be offering free rides to and from campus for students on the Route 11 bus. Students need only show their student ID to ride.
TC3 – Complimentary school bus shuttle for TC3 students between campus and Downtown Ithaca will be offered. Departing from campus at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm, with return shuttles at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.
TCAT will also provide regularly scheduled bus service on Route 75 from campus into Ithaca (transfer to Route 30 at Ithaca Mall headed to Downtown).
Learn more about the routes and stops at TCATbus.com, and get helpful, free smartphone apps to help you get around Tompkins County!
IC & TC3 Downtown Day is organized in partnership with Ithaca College’s First Bomber Weekend, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, and TCAT.
-Join us on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. for Festival24, a free evening of performances in the Black Box Theatre, Schwartz Center.
Festival24 features an array of various original artistic works written, cast, directed, rehearsed, and performed by students, in just 24 hours!
The event is led by producer Milo Reynolds-Dominguez ’20, with Arin Sheehan ‘22 as assistant producer and Will Aubrecht ‘21 as technical director.
Students interested in participating may email Festival24@cornell.edu and should sign up using the form below!
A full house is expected, so we recommend that you arrive 15–20 minutes before the doors open at 7:00 p.m.
-Based out of LA, indie pop unit COAST MODERN became known for their 2015 single, Hollow Life. Since then, they’ve gone on to release a self-titled album of their feel-good music, laying down surf vibes and going on to tour with artists such as Temper Trap and the Wombats. They’ll be joined by the incredibly talented pop artist TOMI for our annual free concert on the quad August 31st!
You don’t wanna miss this one!
-We’re open for the season!!! Every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9am to 3pm at the pavilion. Old favorites and new vendors will be there to welcome you back for another year full of makers, farmers, chefs and community! Post photos to the discussion page and show us how you shop like an Ithacan!
-For the first time, the sale will be held at The Shops at Ithaca Mall. The sale is free and open to the entire Cornell and Ithaca communities. The sale will be located in the former big box space in the food court.
-Cornell’s Dump & Run program collects items from students leaving campus in May, and resells them to students moving in each August. In addition to diverting tons of reusable items from the waste stream, the annual Dump & Run sale raises more than $60,000 a year for local charitable organizations.
This year’s Dump & Run sale will take place during Orientation Weekend, and for the first time, is being held at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. You’ll find the sale at the west or rear side of the mall, between Regal Cinemas and Best Buy.
The sale is free and open to the entire Cornell and Ithaca communities.
Friday 8/23/19 & Saturday 8/24/19 between 9:00am and 5:00pm
Sunday 8/25/19 between 10:00am and 4:00pm
Saturday 8/31/19 between 9:00am and 5:00pm
Sunday 9/1/19 between 10:00am and 4:00pm ($10 bag day!)
All proceeds from the sale will benefit Cops, Kids & Toys, United Way of Tompkins County, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Finger Lakes, and the local chapter of the Izaak Walton League.
-The Class Notes are Cornell University’s original co-ed a cappella group. You can catch us at arch sings, competitions, our concert hosted every semester, on our upcoming album, and even fall tour!! We perform everything from Daniel Caesar to Billie Eilish to Beyonce, check us out in the links below!
Here are our audition dates:
DAY 1: Sunday, September 1st, 3 – 6PM RPCC Room 105
DAY 2: Monday, September 2nd, 7:30 – 10:30PM RPCC Room 203
DAY 3: Wednesday, September 4th, 7:30 – 10:30PM Lincoln Hall Room 149
DAY 4: Thursday, September 5th, 7 – 10PM Lincoln Hall 140
We are holding auditions during the first week of classes and it is super simple! All you need to do is prepare a verse and a chorus of a song that you feel shows off your voice! We’ll help you through a few exercises to test your range as well. If you beatbox or have any other special talents we’ll want to see those too. See you there!!
-Sunrise Ithaca having a Day of Music for Climate Action and a Green New Deal!
All are welcome on a “pay what you can” basis. All proceeds go to the Sunrise Ithaca Hub.
Musical acts TBH, and if you want to perform something contact Matt Stiadle ASAP! Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a Facebook message! All music is welcome!
Building community through music for intersectional climate justice! In our Ithaca community, we are working on a Green New Deal, which was passed by Common Council on June 5th. Nationally, Sunrise Movement is pushing the DNC to host a Climate Debate as apart of our #ChangetheDebate campaign. Led by youth, we are equipping young people to be politically and socially engaged in our community’s climate action plan and performing this through community organizing to uplift voices of frontline communities and create policy to shape our Green New Deal.
This is a family friendly event with no alcohol or other substances. Thank you for bringing a positive energy and for exuding courage in a global climate movement!!
-LEARN SALSA & LATIN DANCE: Beginner and Intermediate Level. Registration for 3 courses open on August 20th for students, and August 29th for non-students, community members included. All Welcome! Genres include Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue and Rueda de Casino. Movements, step patterns, and combinations are taught in line and integrated into partner dance, where we focus on lead-follow technique, rotational movement, turns, and dance floor navigation.
LATIN DANCE LEVEL 1 (Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha)
Mondays 9:15-10:45pm, 9/9/19-12/2/19.
Course Number PE 1160
SALSA LEVEL 1
2 Sections: Thursdays 10-11:30pm, 9/5/19-11/21/19; Sundays 8-9:30pm, 9/1/19-11/24/19
Course Number PE 1162
SALSA & LATIN DANCE LEVEL 2
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00pm, 9/3/19-11/26/19.
Course Number PE 1163
LOCATION. All classes take place in Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio, 163 Cradit Farm Road, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
REGISTRATION. Add/Drop for Cornell students begins August 20th. Non-students, community members included, can register starting August 29th, in person at Room 305 in Helen Newman Hall (163 Cradit Farm Road, Ithaca, NY), M-F 9am-4:30pm.
PARTNER POLICY. NO Partner Necessary. Couple sign-up encouraged. All classes are gender-free: each student is free to learn the lead or follow role. Non-conformity welcome.
ATTIRE. Participants should bring a water bottle and dress in comfortable attire suitable for movement. Footwear should be fitted and have flat soles and medium level traction.
COST. Course Fee: $90 students. Non-students $140 ($90 for CU staff and faculty with Wellness membership).
QUESTIONS. Email instructor, Michael Luis Ristorucci, at email@example.com, or call (607) 592-1986. Or call PE Office at (607) 255-4268.
-Beginning in MAY we will be open on Sundays! Locals know, this is the day to do your grocery shopping – the parking lot isn’t as crazy, but the selection is just as good.
Every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm at the pavilion. Post photos to the discussion page and show us how you #ShopLikeAnIthacan