Here are some suggestions for fun activities that are happening around Ithaca this summer.
Friday July 1st at Myers Park in Lansing. BBQ and band 'Bad Alibi' starting at 6 pm, fireworks at dark.
Saturday July 2nd, 9:30 pm in Taughannock Park
Sunday July 3rd, 9:45 pm in Stewart Park. Free TCAT bus service.
Ithaca Shakespeare Company
Productions are outside in Treman Marine Park.
Twelfth Night: July 7, 10, 14, 16, 22, 24 at 6 pm.
Henry VI: July 8, 9, 15, 17, 21, 23 at 6 pm.
Tickets are $25 for reserved seats and $15 for general admission. There is a 20% off discount for students (enter code STUDENT at checkout).
Plays at the Hangar Theatre
In the Heights is playing June 30 - July 16
Third is playing July 21-30
There are also some productions for kids: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe July 7-9, and Louis Braille: The World at Your Fingertips July 14-16.
Tickets from $22-$30.
Cinema Under the Stars at Cornell Cinema
Wednesdays on the Willard Straight Center Terrace. Doors at 8:15 pm, film at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $13.
June 29: Moonrise Kingdom
July 13: Strangers on a Train
Friday Concerts at Cornell
Free concerts in the Arts Quad at 7 pm.
Tuesday Concerts at Cornell
Free concerts in Klarman Hall at 7:30 pm
Ithaca Commons Thursday Concerts
Taughannock State Park Saturday Concerts
7 pm outdoors (pay $5 per vehicle for parking) http://www.nysparks.com/events/event-results.aspx?pk=62
Boating/kayaking/paddleboarding, at either Myer's Point or Taughannock Park Paddle-N-More http://paddlenmore.com/ or at Puddledockers http://www.puddledockers.com/ (near Greenstar).
Puddledockers takes reservations. Paddle-N-More is strictly first come first serve. Usually Puddledockers is easy to get to by bus, but note there is no TCAT bus service on July 4.
Painted Bar Stables http://www.paintedbarstables.com/index.html in Burdett is by appointment only for trail rides and requires closed-toe shoes, etc. See the website for details. The stable is close to Watkins Glen, with its state park.
Bikes can be rented at the Youth Bureau (call 607-273-8364 x 157) near Stewart Park or the Outdoor Store (607-273-3891) on the Commons.
Corning Glass Museum
About an hour from Ithaca by car.
Paleontological Research Institute
Accessible by TCAT bus route 14.
The Ithaca Science center
Lots of fun for kids!
The Cornell Plantations
Beautiful gardens and an arboretum. They offer some free guided walks.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Self-guided trails as well as free tours of trails and the building. Binoculars, and field guides may be borrowed for free between 10am and 4pm.
From June 27-July 1, many restaurants are having specials.
Boat Tours on Cayuga
TCAT Bus Service
Most helpful sections are “popular destinations” and “all routes” in section RIDE.
There is some TCAT service on Saturdays and Sundays from downtown to Taughannock, Buttermilk and Treman State Parks.
There is no bus service on July 4.
Wine Tasting Tours
Info can be found here: