Downtown Ithaca Update

04/02/2020
 
 Downtown Ithaca is offering many services and culture events. Read on!

SPECIAL FOOD SERVICES

 
Community Kitchen 

at Collegetown Bages,
301 E. State St. (City Centre)Collegetown Bagels is partnering with World Central Kitchen to offer a community kitchen at 301 E. State Street (City Centre) in downtown Ithaca.
  • All pre-packaged soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees are now offered on a “pay what you can” basis, up to two items per person, per day.

Ithacans who want to aid in the effort have the option to “pay it forward” at the register to help buy the next meal for their neighbors in need. You can order and contribute to their pay it forward program online by clicking here

The restaurant will continue to offer their full menu for delivery, curbside pickup, or take-out.
In addition, all food and beverage in the store is 10% off for members of the hospitality industry. 

MIA’s Buy a Meal for a Healthcare Worker 
Show your appreciation by helping Mia Restaurant feed Ithaca’s local health care professionals!
During this challenging time, you can provide a delicious meal to Cayuga Medical Center heroes! Simply visit Mia’s website http://www.miaithaca.com and order online! 
Curbside Farm Food Transfer Hub  
Every Thursday
at Press Bay Alley/Court, 108-118 W. Green St.Order food from a select group of farmers and then use the curbside pickup service at Press Bay Alley. For more information, visit at http://pressbayalley.com/pressbay-food-transfer-hub/
Luna’s Bulk Food Distribution & Prepared Meals Program
Catering by Luna is now offering a full local meal prep delivery service.

  • Order before 10 pm for next day delivery of freshly prepared meals all over Tompkins County!
  • Plan out your week or month and save 15% with a weekly subscription…Cancel anytime
  • All our meals are delivered in the afternoon or evening to your doorstep
  • Make a donation and we will provide meals to those in need!

For more information, visit www.tompkinshomedelivery.com/luna-meal-prep-delivery.html

 

SUPPORT DOWNTOWN DINING, SHOPPING, SERVICES

 

Business offerings available to you
Downtown Ithaca is maintaining a log of business take-out & delivery services along with online shopping and gift card purchase opportunities on downtownithaca.com. You can also join the Facebook Event Our Hearts Beat As One for Downtown, or check our Instagramor Twitter feeds for updates. 
15 STEPS CHOCOLATE SALE 
April 1st – April 11th
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE On 4 piece, 6 piece and 12 piece Boxes of Locally Made Preliminaries Chocolat Truffles. Purchase by calling 607-272-4902 or emailing 15steps@fifteensteps.com. Hurry, only a limited number of boxes are available.
 
4 piece  — 2 each salt caramel, 1 each, black tea,
6 piece — 1 each salt caramel, orange spice,
raspberry, nutmeg praline, passion fruit, coffee
12 piece  — 1 each raspberry, black tea, coffee, lemon, passion fruit, hot Peruvian, salt caramel, nutmeg praline, basil, thyme, ginger, and orange spice       
 
 
 

SUPPORT DOWNTOWN’S ARTS, HISTORY & ENTERTAINMENT

 
Cinemapolis: Selling gift cards, memberships, and accepting donations.
Community Arts Partnership: Accepting donations
State Theatre: Selling gift cards and accepting donations
Kitchen Theatre: Accepting donations
The History Center of Tompkins County: Accepting donations

 

 


SHOPS SELLING THE ESSENTIALS

 
Downtown convenience & grocery stores, pharmacies and liquor stores are open, but many have limited hours. Check their websites or call them for the latest information.
Commons Market:  
122 N Aurora St.
(607) 273-3236GreenStar:
215 N. Cayuga St. (Dewitt Mall)
https://greenstar.coop/dewitt/Green Street Pharmacy:
131 E. Green St.
https://greenstreetpharmacy.com/Nature’s Apothecary:
115 S. Cayuga St.
www.naturesapothecaryithaca.com/
Cellar d’Or Wine and Cider Shop
136 E. State St. (The Commons)
www.thecellardor.com/Sam’s Wine and Spirits
126 S. Cayuga St. 
downtownithaca.com/directory/shopping/#sams-wine-spiritsShortstop Deli (and grocery store)
204 W. Seneca St.
Open 24 hours
https://www.shortstopdeli.com/
 
 

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

 
While we’re all cooped up in our homes, here are some downtown businesses and organizations providing special activities, services, and classes. 

Circus Culture is launching a Circus At Home Program on April 6th! Join the program at http://circusculture.org/circusathome or sponsor someone else’s membership, https://circus-culture.square.site. Join the circle virtually while staying connected, moving and creative. No equipment necessary, but rentals are available as well as membership sponsors and gift cards!

Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County Artists Live Stream Videos: Daily updates from local artists regarding various art projects they are working on.

The Range Live Music Streaming:  The Range, on its Facebook Page, is hosting live streams of local bands and artists performing from their homes or other locations. 

Community School of Music & Arts Virtual Private Instruction: CSMA is offering virtual private instruction with many of our talented musician educators during this time of physical distancing. If you are already a student with CSMA please contact your individual instructor. If you want to be matched with an instructor for virtual lessons, email education@csma-ithaca.org
 

Hangar Theatre Company Quarantined Class 
Introduction to Filmmaking
April 6-10. Daily; 2-3:30 p.m.
Grades 2-6In this online class, young people will learn the basics of filmmaking via smartphone technology. The class will cover storytelling through imagery, framing, and dialogue and students will create their very own short film. Participation Fee: $75, financial aid and scholarships available. Register at www.hangartheatre.org/filmmakingThe Brain Shoppe’s new Soma Cube pattern sheet: Available each day this week on the Brain Shoppe’s Instagram feed. A great activity for the whole family! Mighty Yoga Virtual Yoga Classes: Free and discounted classes available. Have a Smartphone (iPhone/Android)? Download the PocketSights app to access over 40 self-guided walking and driving tours of Tompkins County! Practice responsible social distancing and share pictures from your experience with us!

If you have a virtual activity happening in the downtown community, please forward the information to us at enews@downtownithaca.com.  

 


The Downtown Ithaca Alliance office is currently closed to the public.  You can reach us by calling (607) 277-8679 from 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday or email info@downtownithaca.com.   If you’re interested in purchasing a Downtown Ithaca Gift Card to use at downtown businesses at a later date, click here.