Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hallo-Wine Spooktacular

This popular annual event brings out the child in all of us. Come dressed as your favorite bedtime story character for a chance to win the costume contest – winner goes home with goodies! Live music, food and wine.

Location: Americana Vineyards

Date: 10/31/2015

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Thursday Night Live

The emphasis on healthful, seasonal, local natural foods, has allowed Moosewood Restaurant to be a driving force in the world of creative cooking. Enjoy live music every Thursday at Moosewood.  Featuring live music, local craft brews, bar food and more!

Location: Moosewood Restaurant

Date: Thursdays

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The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature

Photographer, cinematographer, and sound recordist Gerrit Vyn travels around the world to document the lives of birds for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A new book created for the Lab’s 100-year anniversary, The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature, explores our joyful and complex relationship with birds. In his talk, Gerrit will illustrate the major themes covered in the book and share many of his powerful images and video recordings from the field.

Location: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Date: 11/02/2015

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A Chorus Line

In celebration of 30 years at Ithaca College, musical theatre faculty member Mary Corsaro teams up with Roy Lightner to direct and choreograph the ultimate backstage musical. The show recounts the personal challenges of a group of Broadway dancers who are auditioning for an upcoming show.

Location: Ithaca College

Date: 11/3/2105-11/12/2015

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Ithaca City Cemetery Tours

Don’t miss this once-a-year favorite! Learn about the Ithaca City Cemetery’s evolution from village burying ground to Victorian garden of the dead. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell.
Ithaca City Cemetery, University Avenue

Date: 10/24-11/1
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CAP ArtSpace Gallery Night Reception

Stop by and explore the new exhibit by Christi Sobel at the CAP ArtSpace on the Commons. This exhibit features new watercolor paintings inspired by the details of the natural world around us.

Location: Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace

Date: 11/6/2015

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Art-Full Family Day: Art from A to Z

Join designer and art educator Wendy Kenigsberg and search the Museum’s collection for hidden letters. Then create your own prints from wood type, combing collage and letter forms in surprising ways.

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Date: 11/7/2015

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Barnful O’ Blessings

Jump into fall with the Covenant Love Community School. This family-fun filled day is sure to bring smiles as you enjoy several outdoor activities including games, hayrides, petting zoo and more! Don’t forget to check out the craft fair and holiday book sale.

Location: Covenant Love Community School

Date: 10/31/2015

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 Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating

Dress up in costume and join in the fun! Parade through downtown to the Ithaca Commons where you can enjoy music, mini-carnival games, hot apple cider and of course, Trick-or-Treating!

Location: Downtown Ithaca


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21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

Experience the holidays with all the hustle and bustle at the 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and an ornament from each winery. You will also take home a Shopper’s Discount Card and a recipe card from each winery as you enjoy holiday-inspired dishes while sipping fine wines.
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Date: 11/20/2015-12/4/2015
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The Weekly Gem

The weekly gem will highlight a special Ithaca location that the Ithaca & Tompkins County Visitor’s Center thinks you really need to see!

Ports of New York

Frédéric Bouché, the owner and winemaker of Ports of New York, comes from a long line of winemakers from Normandy. With a style grounded in the classic fortified wines of France, his ports are neither as sweet nor as high in alcohol as many others. As you sample the wine, learn about his family’s history of winemaking through historical objects brought over from France.

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