TOP TEN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

1
BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown
When: Feb 28th 7:00pm
*** FREE *** “The Boogie Shakedown” is a beloved backyard party organized and attended by local musicians and their friends and families. Something to look forward to as we navigate these winter months, “BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown” will feature performances from a wide range of musicians that have performed at Boogies of yesteryear.
BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown
When: Feb 28th 7:00pm
Location: From your computer!

 Confirmed artists so far include Plastic Nebraska, Sim Redmond Band, Johnny Dowd, Maddy & Suave (Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots), Mary Lorson & Billy Cote (Madder Rose), Common Railers, The Small Kings, The Rungs, Janet Batch, The Sutras, Don Bazley and The Moles. Donations will be encouraged throughout the concert and all proceeds will help support the participating artists while also sustaining the not-for-profit State Theatre of Ithaca, as their doors have remained closed since March 2020.

2
"Follow Your Heart" Virtual Fun Run
When: February 26th-28th
Put on those snowshoes! It's the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County's "Follow Your Heart" virtual fun run to benefit the relaunch of their scholarship fund!
"Follow Your Heart" Virtual Fun Run
When: February 26th-28th
Location: YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County

Put on those snowshoes!

It's the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County's "Follow Your Heart" virtual fun run to benefit the relaunch of their scholarship fund!

You can walk, run, ski, snowshoe...whatever moves you...and do it anywhere you'd like!

 

 

3
Annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off Safe & Socially Distant Deliciousness
When: Feb 12th - 28th
Support eateries and judge their chili from the comfort of your own home and pick your favorite(s) to be awarded the grand prize of bragging rights. And a trophy. This year, the socially distant Chili Cook-Off allows for dozens of chilis prepared by restaurants across the region to be tested as the competition heats up!
Annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off Safe & Socially Distant Deliciousness
When: Feb 12th - 28th
Location: Various, Ithaca and surrounding areas

Those who want to taste (and judge) the chilis of the Chili Cook-Off will need to visit the participating restaurants of their choice to order a cup o' chili, or featured chili item. Please check with each participating location about their hours and availability.

4
Winter Recess - Ithaca Loves Teachers Festival
When: Feb 12th - 28th
The Ithaca community comes together every February to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout Tompkins County. It's our way of saying thanks to educators everywhere for all of your hard work and dedication!
Winter Recess - Ithaca Loves Teachers Festival
When: Feb 12th - 28th
Location: Ithaca & Tompkins County

The Ithaca Loves Teachers festival is a celebration of Pre-K through 12 public educators and school district employees. Ithaca will come together for a week to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community. We celebrate public educators with discounts on lodging, spa services, meals and so much more. There are special events and receptions too.

5
Sparkling Wine Month on Cayuga Wine Trail
When: thru Feb 28th
Join participating wineries all month long as they pop the cork on all things Sparkling Wine! Learn about the rich history of bubbles, the many ways it’s produced, and the vast list of vocabulary that accompanies it.
Sparkling Wine Month on Cayuga Wine Trail
When: thru Feb 28th
Location: various, Cayuga Wine Trail

Check out offers along the trail* for the entire month of February

6
Winter Beer Festival @ Radisson Hotel Corning
When: March 6th 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Beer lovers can kick their cabin fever at an Alpine Biergarten intact with roaring fire pits, patio heaters and other cozy comforts set against a picturesque wintery backdrop to explore and stay socially distant.
Winter Beer Festival @ Radisson Hotel Corning
When: March 6th 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Radisson Hotel, 125 Denison Pkwy E., Corning, NY

 Included with each ticket, now on sale through Eventbrite, are three flights of four craft beer tastings from specialty craft brewers Grist Iron, Hamburg and Iron Flamingo, a personal pizza, and other fun snacks from the Market Street Social kitchen. After the event outside ends at 6 pm, guests can warm up inside at Steuben Bar where the action will continue with ala carte beer flights. The Winter Beer Festival presents the community with a safe, outdoor event to shed their winter blues in lieu of the town-wide Cabin Fever program which was unfortunately canceled this year.

7
Foodnet Meals on Wheels Mac N' Cheese Crawl
When: March 1st - 31st
It's Foodnet Meals on Wheels' annual Mac N'Cheese Bowl fundraiser, with a twist! Get a Mac 'N Cheese passport to sample mac from 12+ restaurants!
Foodnet Meals on Wheels Mac N' Cheese Crawl
When: March 1st - 31st
Location: Ithaca High School Cafeteria – 1401 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY

During the entire month of March, we are partnering with 12+ local restaurants who will serve up an appetizer portion of their finest mac ‘n cheese dishes. Attendees can purchase mac ‘n cheese crawl passports to sample all, half, or three of the macs and vote on whose is the best in town by email, voicemail, or by using our event app. Mac and cheese tastings will be available through dine-in service and carry-out. Each passport will highlight our amazing family of sponsors.

8
Virtual Cinema @ Cinemapolis
When: Daily options
Don’t worry – you won’t have to don a headset or beam yourself into cyberspace, but Cinemapolis IS going virtual - offering a weekly slate of new films for patrons to view at home!
Virtual Cinema @ Cinemapolis
When: Daily options
Location: From your couch!

 They're collaborating with independent film distributors like Film Movement, Kino Lorber, Magnolia Pictures, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to sell patrons “virtual tickets” for online rentals of current first-run releases.

9
Dine-In or Out, Take-Out & Delivery Dining in Ithaca
When: Daily options
Downtown restaurants are beginning phased reopening for Limited Capacity Outdoor & Indoor Dining, Take Out, Delivery, and/or Curbside Pickup. Business hours of operation are subject to change.
Dine-In or Out, Take-Out & Delivery Dining in Ithaca
When: Daily options
Location: Various, Ithaca and surrounding areas

Business hours of operation are subject to change. Please call business directly in advance to confirm their details & service.

10
Brave Women Finger Lakes Virtual 100K Challenge
When: All winter!
Challenge yourself and your fiercest female friends to crush a winter 100K together or apart! Walk, hike, run, snowshoe, snowboard, ski, skate, skip, shimmy, shuffle, stroll—or all of the above—to celebrate brave women past and present in the Finger Lakes. Why Finger Lakes? Because that’s Where Brave Women Winter, baby.
Brave Women Finger Lakes Virtual 100K Challenge
When: All winter!
Location: Everywhere!

 WHERE: It’s virtual! Join us from wherever you winter!

WHEN: Registration opens January 1st and rolls on until March 1st. Once you’ve registered, head outside and get moving anytime through March 15th.

FEE: $20

Note: Any funds raised through this event will be used to market women-owned businesses and women-focused historic sites in the Finger Lakes region.



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