ITHACA, N.Y. JUNE 15, 2017 — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) enthusiastically announces its new activities for its latest installment of Day Out In Downtown.
This fun-filled, midday event featuring activities geared towards the community’s older population is set for Tuesday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various downtown locations. This month, a fourth activity is added to the list!
The day’s activities will begin at Dewitt Park (near the Baptist Church corner) where guests will receive an informative talk about transportation services from Ithaca Carshare and bike safety tips from the Bike Tompkins County program. A demonstration of these two services will be part of this activity, too!
Following this informative activity, at 11 a.m., attendees will take a short walk to Bank Alley on The Commons where Downtown Ithaca Alliance Executive Director Gary Ferguson will talk about the new water fountain. The beautifully designed granite fountain was completed in the late Spring and resembles a gorge. It serves as an art piece and functioning water element on the pedestrian mall.
Following this presentation, guests can make the trek back to Dewitt Park to unwind and socialize while they satisfy their taste buds with a special lunch at noon at Farmers Market. Guests will be able to choose from a full spread — hot prepared foods, recently picked vegetables and fruits and freshly made baked goods. The price for this activity ranges from $8 to $12.
After lunch, at 1 p.m., participants may then walk the short distance to Handwork Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative for a hands-on experience with artist Caroline Spellman. She will introduce attendees to paper quilling and then let guests try their hand at this historic art form.
“In addition to our monthly Gallery Night demonstrations, we are happy to offer a hands-on activity for Day Out in Downtown Ithaca on June 20. We really enjoy meeting people in the community and being creative with them. They often get to take home a little gift or something they’ve made with their own hands, all while learning something new and fun,” said Handwork Marketing Coordinator Jill Hoffman.
Those who are interested in Day Out in Downtown are welcome to attend one, two, three or all four of these fantastic activities. Parking will be available at the city’s three garages — Seneca, Green and Cayuga Street.
For more information about this special day and/or to learn about parking options for the activity, please call the Downtown Ithaca Alliance at (607) 277-8679.
Additional information, including a complete listing of Day Out monthly dates, are available at http://www.downtownithaca.com.