On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will be holding ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new businesses in downtown Ithaca.
At 4:00 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Fibers in the Dewitt Mall (215 North Cayuga Street, across from Moosewood Restaurant). Connie Shipos and Joan Reuning, formerly of Fibers & Fantasy in the Triphammer Mall, have created a beautiful new downtown boutique showcasing their own clothing designs as well as those of four other selected designers: Cupcake, Art of Cloth, Citron, and Hats by Janet Haskell. Reuning and Shipos are offering custom design services, working with customers to create one-of-a-kind tops or jackets from fabrics they select or provide. They will also soon be offering locally-made jewelry by Janet Fortess. Learn more at fibersboutique.com.
At 4:15 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Uncorked Creations at (102 North Tioga Street, second floor above American Crafts by Robbie Dein). At Uncorked Creations, owned and operated by Alise Pierson, a local artist will guide classes with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to create a featured piece for participants to take home. Regularly scheduled adult classes start at $35 and include canvas, paint, and supplies. The studio also offers private events and parties where guests can enjoy refreshments and paint either a painting from the gallery collection or a one-of-a-kind composition created just for the occasion. Learn more at uncorkedithaca.com.
Downtown Ithaca’s ribbon cuttings are free and open to the public.
Downtown Ithaca is a diverse center for educational opportunities. Drop in and take a yoga or painting class. Staying longer? Enroll in a music or dance class at the Community School of Music and Arts, learn to sew at SewGreen, continue your professional development at TC3 or sign up your budding actor at Acting Out New York. Students of every age can find something new to learn from art to aerobics. Take advantage of the broad range of choices.
Acting Out New York
171 The Commons, (310) 717-5405
Professional actress and coach Darcy Martin Rose teaches on-camera acting. Put your kid in the spotlight and discover what a difference the performing arts can make in the life of your little star.
Ahimsa Yoga Center
Dewitt Mall, (607) 280-0190
Ithaca’s most traditional yoga center with class levels ranging from Deep Relaxation through level IV Asana.
Community School of Music and Arts
330 E. State St., (607) 272-1474
Providing instruction in the visual arts, music, dance, theater and languages for students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, enriching the lives of more than 1300 students each year. www.csma-ithaca.org
Finger Lakes Fitness Center
Center Ithaca, lower level, (607) 256-3532
Range of services including group classes and
personal training. Open 24 hours.
Kwon’s Champion School
401 E. State St., Ste. G1, (607) 227-6932
Though our primary focus is on the art of Hwar Do, personal training and group training are also available in strength building, weight training, body toning, wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, aerobics, cardio, stretching, and meditation. We have students as young as 5 and as old as 65. www.hwardoithaca.com
106 W. State St., (607) 272-0682
A welcoming, fun, and supportive space where people can discover, explore, and expand their yoga practice. www.mightyyoga.com
The Potters Room
109A The Commons
Ages 3 and up are welcome to take classes at The Potter’s Room. All students will learn the basic skills needed to work with ceramic media, both on and off the wheel. Classes run Monday to Thursday with open studio time on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday.
112 N. Cayuga St., (607) 319-4106
SewGreen classes are held in our comfortable and well-equipped class rooms. All materials are supplied including a sewing machine to use in class. Projects for beginners are gender neutral. From Saturday sewing camps for kids ages 8-12 to tween, teen, and adult classes, there is something for everyone.
Sunrise Yoga Center
119 S. Cayuga, (607) 272-6108
2 studios, 10 instructors, over 2 dozen classes; something for every body. Sunrise Yoga offers a diversity of yoga classes in a peaceful oasis.
Tompkins Cortland Community College –
Ithaca Extension Center
118 N. Tioga, 272-3025
The TC3 Extension Center offers adult learning and flexible schedules at a convenient downtown location.
102 N. Tioga St., (607) 222-6005
A painting studio that brings people, art, and wine together! A local artist will guide all of the classes with easy to follow, step-by-step instruction on how to create the featured piece. At the end of the class, take home some great memories and a work of art created by you! “UnCork” your inner artist, and sign up for a class today! www.facebook.com/uncorkedithaca
Wine and Design
124 S. Cayuga St., (607) 738-6884
Wine and Design is an art studio offering fun and lively art classes. Bring your own food and beverage of choice and enjoy a relaxing and pressure free, creative environment! Imagine a day or night filled with fun, friends, and fabulous art. No experience necessary.
The Yoga School
141 The Commons, (607)592-4241
Ithaca’s source for the study of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Raja Yoga. More than a yoga studio.