Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome to the Downtown Ithaca E-News for April 22nd-30th, 2009.

This Week in Downtown

4/22: 12:00 noon-1:30 pm: Greening the Workplace. Brownbag luncheon in the small atrium in Center Ithaca. Come learn how to be green and save green in your office. Presenters: Gay Nicholson, Program Coordinator for Sustainable Tompkins & Kat McCarthy, Tompkins County Solid Waste4/24: 6:30-11:00 pm: Party for the Planet. Family friendly (costumes welcome!) face painting, solar stae, three bands, arts activities, door prizes, raffle: Roberta Dixon & Nancy Ridenour art works. Suggested donation of $10 or a dish to pass. Tickets available at Home Green Home, Greenstar, Volume Records and Ludgate Farms Market.
4/25: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 pm: SewGreen Crazy Quilt Bee. Free quilting activities at the Community School of Music and Arts.
4/25: 12 noon-1 pm: Art for a Just and Sustainable Community Parade. Gather at 11:00 am for a parade down the Commons from 12 noon - 1:00 pm.
4/26 12:00 noon-5:00 pm: Earth Day Ithaca 2009 Community Celebration at Steamboat Landing (Ithaca Farmer's Market). Opening Ceremony featuring Joe Mareane of Tompkins County. Additional activities include a parade for the earth, a sacred ceremony, an eco-friendly fashion show, food & beverages, a solar stage with music and dancing and much, much more.


4/25: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm: Official Reconition Ceremony for the Cornell Men's Big Red Basketball team and the Ithaca High School J.V. Boy's Little Red. Downtown Ithaca and the entire City of Ithaca will celebrate the accomplishments of the Cornell University Men's Varsity and Ithaca High School Boys J.V. Basketball teams at 1:00 p.m. The Cornell hoopsters recently went to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row, while the I.H.S team won the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Championship. A proclamation from Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson will be presented and the Cornell team will also shoot hoops and play basketball skill games with children. A Basketball hoop will be set up in Bank Alley on the Commons and all kids are invited to participate. The Ceremony starts at 1:00 pm in the Bernie Milton Pavilion.

4/25: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm: Sabado Gigante on the Commons. A giant Saturday celebration for children in grades 1 - 10. Sabado Gigante is based on the popular TV. show, which can bee seen on the Univision Television Network. It includes games and activities for kids, performances by student organizations from Cornell University, Ithaca College and area schools. The event is geared around community service and providing fun, performances, and prizes for the children in the community. Sabado Gigante runs until 4:00 p.m. and serves as the anchor for many of the other activities taking place on the Commons that day. It's sponsored by Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity at Cornell University COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS -
4/24: 8:00 pm (3rd Floor Concert Hall): Popcorn Youth is proud to present KRANKY RECORDS dream pop artists WINDY & CARL and BENOIT PIOULARD live for the first time in Ithaca. Windy and Thomas will also collaborate as their duo, LAMBS LAUGHTER. Local musician and current Ithaca College student Chris Knight will open with his live electronics-based ambient noise. 8PM / ALL AGES/ $7.




Week of 4/20: CSMA: Spring Term Begins. Many classes still have openings. Register online NOW at or call (607) 272-1474 need-based tuition assistance is available through our Arts for All program.

Cornell Football Car Wash to Benefit Family & Children's Service of Ithaca -

4/26: 10:00am-2:00pm:Carwash at the Shortstop Deli on Seneca St. All proceeds benefit the Youth Services/Depositional Alternatives Program (DAP) of Family & Children's Service. Donations Greatly Accepted. Learn more about Family & Children's Services by visiting them on-line at
4/25: 3:00 pm: Ginnah Howard Reads From Her New Novel Night Navigation. Ms. Howard spent time at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts while writing this novel. She will be available to sign copies and answer questions. For more information about Night Navigation, visit
4/26: 3:00 pm: Sandy Krolick will read from his new memoir The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia. Returning from three years in the Siberian Steppe, and more than twenty years since his last publication, Sandy unleashes a firestorm of cultural critique and commentary in his new book. Krolick will also be available to sign copies and answer questions. For more information about The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia, visit
4/24: 8:30 am-10:00 am: Market Research on a Shoestring Budget. Presenter: Deirdre Kurzweil, WB&A Market Research. Understanding your customers and potential customers. What do people think about your business? Who are your customers? What do they want? How can you use surveys and get valuable, reliable data? In the Space next to the DIA office in Center Ithaca.

2009 Annual Comics Price Guide.The complete guide to Comics History, Prices, Grading.30% OFF on soft cover and hard cover supplies, sale on until May 1st.Say you read it here. HISTORY CENTER IN TOMPKINS COUNTY -
4/11-5/23: Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in early Flight: celebrating the 100th anniversary of flight through stories of fliers, businessmen, and inventors from the first forty years of aviation.
Visit the history center at 401 E. State St. or on-line at


4/27: 7:30 pm - On the Bottom by Michael V. Poe. Written and directed by Michael V. Poe, the cast features Ryan DeNardo, Daniel Kopystanski, Emma Poole, Amberlee Weber, and Michael Wessells. This original work takes you to the bottom of the world where anything can happen.
One night only - Monday, April 27th at 7:30pmTickets are $10 and are available at the Ticket Center at Clinton House, by calling 273-4497

4/22: 6:30 pm: Filmmaker Perspectives from India: Tibetans in Exile. Borg Warner Community Room, free and open to the public.
4/25: 1:00 pm: Forum on Exploring Directions for the Arts in Downtown Ithaca. Borg Warner Community Room.

Gomorrah: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families - 7:00 pm, 9:35 pm + Sat. & Sun. Mats 2:00 pm & 4:35 pm. Sunshine Cleaning: In order to raise the tuition to sen her young son to private school, a mom starts and unusual business--a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service--with her unreliable sister - 7:15 pm, 9:35 pm + Sat. & Sun. Mats 2:15 pm, 4:35 pm + We. Mat 5:00 pm

4/22: 6:00 pm: Djug Django
4/22: 9:00 pm: Earth Day Show Benefit
4/23: 9:00 pm: Funknut with Free Boody Institute.
4/24: 9:00 pm: Urban Horse Thieves, Hee Haw Nightmare, ZipWire & Steve Gollnick.
4/25: 6:00 pm: Drag Show with CoCo Chanel
4/26: 8:00 pm: I, Crime & Noman
For more information visit

4/25: 3:00 pm: Ithaca Ballet's Cinderella
4/26: 3:00 Pm: Ithaca Ballet's Cinderella
4/30: 8:00 pm: Cornell University's Johnson Follies
For more information visit

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