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Academic festivals provide engaging and diverse learning opportunities

Academic festivals provide engaging and diverse learning opportunities

By The Ithacan January 30, 2020
Diverse speakers fill gaps in the curriculum and allow students to see how much industries have changed. 
Some of the brightest attractions at the first Winter Lights Festival will be luminescent prisms that glow with colorful light. The festival will begin on Dec. 5 and end on Dec. 15 and also feature a chowder cook-off and an art bike parade.

New Winter Lights Festival will illuminate The Commons

By Maddy Martin December 4, 2019

Last December, blocks of ice were carved into dragons, knights and a surfing goat in downtown Ithaca. This year, 25 light prisms will be taking their place as the new Winter Lights Festival replaces Ice...

Qinfolk festival founder Candace Edwards speaks at the closing keynote celebration. The festival  focused on providing respectful and understanding spaces for queer and transgender people of color.

Festival offers respectful space for QTPOC

By Ash Bailot, Assistant Photo Editor October 9, 2019

The second floor of the First Unitarian Church transformed into an art gallery Saturday, featuring artwork from queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) from around the country. Cinemapolis hosted a mini...

Review: Singles for the week of 3/24

Review: Singles for the week of 3/24

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor March 24, 2019

“Patience” Tame Impala Released March 22, 2019 An Island Records Australia Silvery and psychedelic, Tame Impala’s new single “Patience” is as colorful as the band’s earlier work....

An ice sculpture stands in front of shops on The Commons during last years Ice Fest. The 2018 Ice Fest will last from Dec. 6 to 7 and coincides with a Chowder Cook-off.

Ice sculptors compete for prizes on The Commons

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer December 4, 2018
Although the cooler months are already in full swing, the city will bundle up this weekend to celebrate the cold rather than combat it.
Parents and kids watch the performance. SAM FULLER/ THE ITHACAN

The Festival of Fire and Ice brings community together

February 5, 2018

The Ithaca community comes together to enjoy playing in the snow and, once night falls, watching a fire performer during the Festival of Fire and Ice on February 3.

WATCH: Ithacas 35th annual Apple Harvest Festival

WATCH: Ithaca’s 35th annual Apple Harvest Festival

By Ithacan Staff October 2, 2017
Ithaca celebrates it's 35th annual Applefest. The downtown event is a celebration of local food, art and all things apple.
Cayuga Sound Festival brings array of music styles to Ithaca

Cayuga Sound Festival brings array of music styles to Ithaca

September 25, 2017
See photos from X Ambassadors' Cayuga Sound Festival.
Children and volunteers at the event weave strings together to produce art on Clinton Street. The event featured a bike repair area, a photobooth and a secluded area for locals to perform tai chi. FERNANDO FERRAZ/ THE ITHACAN

Streets Alive! Ithaca celebrates ninth festival on Sept. 25

September 28, 2016
On Sept. 25, Streets Alive! Ithaca celebrated between South Plain and West Clinton Street. The event puts emphasis on natural forms of transportation.
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