Thursday, September 20, 2012

Downtown Partnership E - News September 20 - 29

Apple Harvest Festival apple harvest graphic
Sept. 28th - Sept. 30th, 2012
on the Commons

It's the 30th Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on September 28th (12pm-6:30pm), 29th (10am-6:30pm) and 30th (10am-6:30pm). The festival is a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun. The delicacies of the region are at every turn with over 100 vendors including unique apple varietals, hot apple cider donuts, kettle corn, fry bread, local farm fresh baked goods and a multitude of around the world specialties. Local farmers are on site selling everything from tasty apple beverages to fall time produce such as local pumpkins and of course, apples, apples and more apples. Wineries and cideries have regional beverages available for tasting and purchase. Kids can visit with the goats and learn how fiber is made with Laughing Goat Fiber Farm.

Over 50 different handmade artists display their arts and crafts in the Craft Show. It is a showcase where you can begin to stock up on handmade items including jewelry, ceramics, home decor, body care, specialty gifts, clothing and so much more. As street fairs go, this one is outstanding, full of family entertainment, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages.

This event is sponsored by the Tompkins Trust Company, Seneca Beverage, MAINES, and the Ithaca Times, and brought to you by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.

For more information call 607-277-8679 or email

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 28 - 12noon to 6:30pm
Saturday, September 29 - 10am to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 30 - 10am to 6:30pm
Food, beverages, arts and craft show, performance, community organizations, kids fun, and farmers market.

Performer Schedule

Bernie Milton - Friday
12:00-1:45 Jorge Cuevas and the Caribe Jazz All Stars
2:15-2:45 The Evan D. Williams Band
3:00-3:30 New Roots Charter School Jazz Ensemble
3:30-4:00 Bumph!
4:30-6:00 Rockwood Ferry

Bernie Milton - Saturday
10:30-11:30 Vitamin L
12:00-1:00 Butch Mudbone
1:30-3:15 Purple Valley
4:00-6:00 The Jeff Love Band
6:00-6:30 Wassa PanAfrika Dance Ensemble

Amphitheater - Saturday
11:00-11:30 ICircus
11:30-12:45 June & Chandani Bellydance Troupe
1:00-1:30 The Lost Dogs
1:30-2:00 Amanda Crouse: Story Telling
2:00-2:45 Nate & Kate's Kids Show
3:00-3:30 F & C Dance and Fitness
3:30-4:00 The Grady Girls

Bernie Milton - Sunday
10:00-10:30 Cornell University Orchestra
10:45-12:45 Radio London
12:45-1:15 Apple Pie Eating Contest
1:30-3:30 5 Mile Drive
4:00-4:30 Nate The Great
4:30-6:00 The DixieKats

Amphitheater - Sunday
11:00-12:45 The Flying Broadwell Brothers
1:00-2:00 Jomo & Johnnycakes
2:00-4:00 Dave Davies & Friends

Green Street Life's So Sweet Family Fun Zone
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm

First Peoples' Festival - Dewitt Park - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30

State Theatre
Friday - Little Apple Fall Follies - 7:30pm
Saturday - The Punch Brothers - 8:00pm
Sunday - The Little Farm Show - 12noon

Lot 10 Lounge
Friday the 28th
6-7:30pm Comedy FLOPS Happy Hour
10pm-1am - Latin Night with Sabrosura on 9/28 from 10-1.
Saturday the 29th
10pm - 1am - Free Boody Institute

Cider Week Apple Harvest Fest After Hours
The Westy - Saturday - 5 to 7pm

More info at
and on our facebook event page
First Peoples' Festival
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10am-5:30pm
Dewitt Park

The FIrst Peoples' Festival is a celebration of Indigenous peoples of New York State with traditional music, crafts, displays and foods. We provide an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about the traditions and unlearn the stereotypes connected with Indigenous cultures. The First Peoples' Festival is in Dewitt Park in partnership with Ithaca's Apple Harvest Festival. Performers include the Allegheny River Indian Dancers, Bluesman Butch Mudbone, traditional flute music by Dan Hill, Crow Weaver Band, plus traditional stories by Barbara Bethman-Mahooty at Dewitt Park and Amanda Crouse on the Commons. Activities include making traditional Lacrosse Sticks by Alf Jacques, water drums by Allyn Underwood, balloon fun by Amazing Pete, face painting, and more.
Three Ribbon Cuttings on Friday

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Mayor Svante Myrick will welcome three new businesses to the Commons: Petrunia, The Center Café, and The Art & Found.

At 10:00 AM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Petrunia at 126 The Commons. Petrunia is a new fashion line founded by Domenica Brockman, Justin Hjortshoj, and Candace Shoemaker. Brockman and Hjortshoj run Petrune, the vintage and vintage-inspired clothing and accessories store that will carry some of the line. The designers cite vintage clothing as their main inspiration; Petrunia's Fall/Winter collection features dresses and coats in a variety of classic silhouettes, from a classic 1940s-style trench coat to a 1950s-style dress with a full pleated skirt. Careful details like metal zippers, built-in slips, and cloth buttons also evoke mid-century couture.

At 10:15 AM, there will be a ribbon cutting for The Center Café in the Center Ithaca atrium, 171 The Commons. Owned and operated by Terry Little, an Ithaca native and a 25-year veteran of the restaurant industry, The Center Café will specialize in American cuisine at reasonable prices. Daily specials include $5.00 burgers on Mondays, $5.00 wraps on Wednesdays, an "I'm Broke Breakfast" on Thursday mornings, and "Free Fry Friday." The café also offers up an authentic Philly cheese steak every day, and delectable pastries and classic homemade soups like corn chowder and hearty chicken noodle round out the menu.

At 10:30 AM, there will be a ribbon cutting for The Art & Found, also in the Center Ithaca atrium, 171 The Commons. The business is a grand prize winner of Downtown Ithaca's Race for the Space competition; local entrepreneurs Heidi Brown and Olivia Royale impressed the selection committee with their innovative plan for a women's fashion boutique offering sustainable and ethically-produced clothing and accessories, including many beautiful designs by Brown and Royale themselves. Grand opening festivities continue later that day with a fashion show at Bernie Milton Pavilion at 5:00 PM and a reception inside the store at 6:00 PM.
Latin Roots 2012 Festival on the Commons
September 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County is proud to present
"Latin Roots 2012", September 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on
the Commons here in Ithaca. This festival is being held in celebration of Latino Heritage Month which is observed from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their heritage and culture. We hope to foster unity and understanding of all sectors of our community as we highlight the contributions of the Latino culture.

The event will showcase the cultura (culture) of all of Latin America.
We will have educational tables with information, food vendors and
merchant vendors to represent as many of the Latin American countries and cultures as possible. This event will be family friendly with live performances and activities.

The event program includes The Gunpoets headlining with a splash of Latino inspiration in their music. The Mayor, Svante Myrick, will kick start the event with a ribbon cutting and follow that up with a
"Dunk the Mayor Auction Fundraiser". Other performances includes a "Latino Kids Got Talent" show and performances by talented members of our local Latino Community.

At the Latino Civic Association we believe that our mission is
accomplished through the implementation of programs and services that strengthen Latino heritage and promote self-reliance and cultural pride, and by fostering mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins County.

Latin Roots 2012 is being made possible by a grant from Tompkins County Tourism Program and is being sponsored by Cornell Public Service Center, Law Offices of Jose Perez, P.C., The Oasis Dance Club, Redmoon Caregivers, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, New Roots Charter School, Multicultural Resource Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Ithaca, Ithaca Community Radio, Ithaca Fire Dept, Hoopla Buttons, Family House Entertainment, Groove Revolution, Gunpoets, numerous volunteers and many more. Latin Roots 2012 is part of CommUnity weekend - check out the Food Justice Summit, Earthdance Ithaca, and Streets Alive for a weekend filled with fun activities.

All are invited to "Latin Roots 2012". For additional information
visit our website at!latin-roots; in
Facebook at Or call Micah Martorell at 607-220-7574 for more information.
Event at Apothekara
September 26th, 6-8pm

Herbal First Aid: 15 (or so) Plants to Have on Hand for a Variety of First Aid Situations; free
7Song of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and Clinical Herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic.

115 South Cayuga St. Ithaca
The Art and Found race for the space logo

Now open at Center Ithaca - The Art and Found - Sustainable clothing, intimates, and accessories. Stop by and meet the crew who won the Race for the Space and have made their store a reality!

Finger Lakes Fitness Center finger lakes fitness logo

LAST CALL! Sign Up Deadline for the Fitness Challenge is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 6PM. Teams of 4 people. Only $30 for 6-weeks of a 24-hour access facility. Includes ALL group fitness classes, orientations to the machines, and prizes from F. Olivers, Magnolia Massage, Subway, Finger Lakes Running and Triathlon Company, and Finger Lakes Fitness Center! Come workout, have fun, win prizes with FLFC!
Events at Lot 10Lot 10 logo
106 S. Cayuga St.
Events at the Lot 10 Lounge through August 25.

9/20 - 10:00p - 1:00a: DJ RoxJax
9/21 - 10:00p - 1:00a: DJ Gudz
9/22 - 10:00p - 1:00a: DJ Vision

***Lot 10 offers 2 happy hours:
5-7pm and 10pm-1am daily!***

Our specials are as follows:
$3 Picklebacks a shot of Powers Irish Whiskey & Housemade Pickle Juice chaser
$4 House Margarita
$2 Yuengling drafts
$5 House Mojito
$4 Sangria
$5 Shot of Jim Beam & 12 oz. PBR
This Week at Cinemapolis

Showtimes September 21 - 27
movies sept. 21

Oscar season is officially here with the arrival of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest effort. The Master has been receiving great reviews and sparking intense debate. Earlier this month at the Venice International Film, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman shared the Colpa Volpi prize for best acting, and Paul Thomas Anderson received a Silver Lion award for directing.

And just a reminder that the new National Theatre Live season kicks off this week with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Remember that we offer only two screenings of each performance, Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Ending Thursday:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Celeste and Jesse Forever
2 Days in New York

Opening Friday:
The Master

See you at the movies,
Scott Bliss

Check out the Cinemapolis newsletter here:
Live Performances at the State Theatre

Cam'ronSeptember 22 at the State Theatre

Carolina Chocolate Drops

September 26 at the State Theatre

PUNCH BROTHERS featuring Chris Thile
September 29 at the State Theatre

The Little Farm Show
(presented by the Tompkins Trust Co. Family Series)
September 30 at the State Theatre

Judy CollinsOctober 4 at the State Theatre

The Swingle Singers
October 5 at the State Theatre

Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents: Special Election Edition of 'The Complete History of America (abridged)
October 6 at the State Theatre

Craig Ferguson

October 11 at the State Theatre

Cat PowerOctober 18 at the State Theatre
(Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 17th at 10am)

Glen Campbell: The Farewell Tour

October 25 at the State Theatre

Gov't MuleOctober 27 at the State Theatre

Indigo Girls

October 30 at the State Theatre

Citizen Cope
November 1 at the State Theatre

Banjo Summit featuring Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Mac Benford, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg and Pete Wernick
November 2 at the State Theatre

November 6

An Evening with Bill Engvall

November 10 at the State Theatre

JOHN HIATT & the Combo
November 16 at the State Theatre
The Yoga School yoga school logo

We are happy to announce a few great offerings at The Yoga School, Ithaca's newest yoga center located just above The Mate Factor in the heart of downtown.

For anyone who is new to the school we are offering an introductory special of 90 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes for $90!! Offer good thru December 1st! Come learn the benefits of building a personal yoga practice.

Downtown Ithaca Employees are eligible for an encouraging 1 Week of Yoga Classes for FREE. Treat yourself to something wonderful this year! This offer is also good thru December 1, 2012.

To learn more about yoga and what we
do, check us out at-
Walk, Bike, Roll, Dance at Streets Alive!
Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-4pm

September is Transportation month for Get Your GreenBack Tompkins, a community-based campaign to inspire all 42,000 households and every business in Tompkins County to take at least one step to save energy and money. In collaboration with Creating Healthy Places and many other organizations, Get Your GreenBack Tompkins is sponsoring a family-friendly street event called Streets Alive!

Streets Alive! involves closing off to cars a stretch of Cayuga Street from Ithaca High School to Court Street and opening it up to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in the street. The closed off street is an invitation to active living and to exploring alternative ways of moving around in the city.

Dozens of organizations are supporting the event--which will take place on Sunday, September 23rd from 1-4 pm--offering food, music, dance, and a bike rodeo. There will also be bicycles to use courtesy of Big Red Bikes and free bike repair from RIBS and the Friends Bike Clinic. For added motivation, Get Your GreenBack is sponsoring a raffle with prizes from local bike and sports shops.

Human-powered transportation is clearly good for our physical health, but it is also healthy for our pockets. The AAA estimates that driving costs on average 60 cents per mile, and we drive a lot, which is why according to the Census an average family of four spends almost $11,000 a year on transportation. Learning to walk, bike, bus, or carpool for our travel needs can make real financial sense.

Go to for more information on the event and to volunteer, and for a list of bike shops in the county, transportation options for other September community festivals, and to learn about other energy and money saving ideas and share your own.

Streets Alive! is partnering with three other events taking place the same weekend. The other CommUnity partners are Earthdance, the Food Justice Summit, and Latin Roots.

Ongoing Events

Jazz at Buffalo Street BooksEvery Tuesday at 9:30pm. An open Jazz Jam with the Neal Massa Trio.

Monday Trivia Night at Silky Jones
Every Monday at 10pm. Ithaca's Longest Running Independent Trivia Night (I think). No charge to play, $50 cash prize.

Tuesday Trivia Nights at Lot 10 Loung
e 8-10pm

Open Session Figure Drawing @ Standard Art Supply & Souvenir. 308 E. Seneca St. Tuesdays, 7:45 - 10:00pm. $10.

Free Beer Tastings at Tavern on the Green
Ithaca Coffee Company, Gateway Commons
Thursdays 4-6pm.
Gallery shows are going on all month long in Downtown!
Visit for a current list!

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