Stargazing at Stewart Park
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Ribbon Cutting on the Restored Picnic Pavilion
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Ribbon Cutting on the Restored Picnic Pavilion

Friends of Stewart Park will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at noon to celebrate the completed restoration of the Picnic Pavilion in Stewart Park. The event marks the grand re-opening of the newly-restored pavilion to the public, and will include acknowledgements, park revitalization updates, and light refreshments. Friends of Stewart Park welcomes members of the public to the event.  

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Ithaca Reggae Fest
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Ithaca Reggae Fest

The 3rd annual Ithaca Reggae Fest June 28-29, 2019!

Ithaca Reggae Fest is dedicated to the protection of Cayuga Lake through a conscious celebration of Ithaca’s legendary reggae community and its history. 2019 marks the festivals third year and will take place on Saturday June 29th from 11 AM to 10 PM in Stewart Park with an Official Pre-Party Friday June 28th at 7 PM and Official After-Party Saturday June 29th at 10 PM at The Haunt.

Tickets are on sale now at IthacaReggaeFest.com

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks Celebration with Fireworks at Dusk
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks Celebration with Fireworks at Dusk

The Friends of Stewart Park is once again a partner in the Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks Celebration to be held on the evening of July 3, 2019 at Stewart Park and Cass Park (rain date July 5). The Fireworks will launch off the Newman Municipal Golf Course. There will be musical entertainment, food vendors, and activities at both Stewart and Cass Parks. Check out musical acts, get your faces painted, and joke around with Crossroads the Clown while nibbling on some of your favorite local food truck fare. More information will be coming soon!

Consider supporting the celebration and keeping it accessible to all with a gift!

You can see the Facebook event page here.

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Watermusic & Dancing on the Trail
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

Watermusic & Dancing on the Trail

Friends of Stewart Park, Triphammer Arts and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative host Watermusic & Dancing on the Trail in Stewart Park. This event is free and open to the public!

Musicians will be performing along the Waterfront Trail, the edge of Cayuga Lake and Fall Creek, and at the Picnic (Large) Pavilion from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring along a picnic and enjoy a great group of performers including The Catscratchers (Susan Waterbury and Dave Whiting),  Steve Stull and the Opera Cowpokes, Rick Manning & Fall Crikker Jug Band, John White, Jeanne Goddard and Dancers, and many more.

Free! This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.   This project is also made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

Contact Steve Stull at Triphammer Arts if you are interested in performing, participating or learning more.
Phone:  607-257-2043
email: director@triphammer.org

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Movies in the Park
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket or chair to the park and sit back to enjoy the Movies in the Park summer series! Food trucks and activities will be available, so mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Ithaca Summer. 


7-9 p.m. picnic, games, vendors
9-11:30 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)

Movie TBD
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca

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Movies in the Park
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket or chair to the park and sit back to enjoy the Movies in the Park summer series! Food trucks and activities will be available, so mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Ithaca Summer. 


7-9 p.m. picnic, games, vendors
9-11:30 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)

Movie TBD
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca

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Movies in the Park
Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket or chair to the park and sit back to enjoy the Movies in the Park summer series! Food trucks and activities will be available, so mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Ithaca Summer. 


7-9 p.m. picnic, games, vendors
9-11:30 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)

Movie TBD
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca

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Movies in the Park
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket or chair to the park and sit back to enjoy the Movies in the Park summer series! Food trucks and activities will be available, so mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Ithaca Summer. 


7-9 p.m. picnic, games, vendors
9-11:30 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)

Movie TBD
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca

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Movies in the Park
Aug
31
8:30 PM20:30

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket or chair to the park and sit back to enjoy the Movies in the Park summer series! Food trucks and activities will be available, so mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Ithaca Summer. 


7-9 p.m. picnic, games, vendors
9-11:30 p.m. movie (begins at dusk)
(times are approximate)

Movie TBD
Rain location is State Theatre of Ithaca

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Party for the Park -4th Annual
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Party for the Park -4th Annual

Save the Date for Friends of Stewart Park and Wharton Studio Museum's 4th annual Party for the Park to celebrate exciting ongoing revitalization of Stewart Park in anticipation of the park's centennial in 2021! The evening in the Picnic Pavilion in Stewart Park features delicious food, cocktails, and live music. More details to come!

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Stargazing at Stewart Park
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Stewart Park

Join Ithaca Astronomy for All for family friendly, hands-on stargazing at Stewart Park on Saturday nights by the tennis courts.

No experience necessary, they're there to teach! They’ll show you how to use the telescopes so you can explore on your own! Ithaca Astronomy for All says “our telescopes are very easy to use and very hard to break!”

For more information and cancellations, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2106317219415984/

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Strings for Stewart Park
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Strings for Stewart Park

Strings for Stewart Park: Ithaca College, Cornell and Ithaca musicians
collaborating in a benefit concert for Stewart Park revitalization

Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
La Tourelle

Tickets at: https://stringsforstewartpark.brownpapertickets.com/
Early Bird Tickets (til March 31st)-$25
April Advance Tickets: $30
Door: $35
Park Supporter: $50

Strings for Stewart Park features an eclectic blend of fiddle and violin music with guitar, mandolin and bass accompaniment. Performers include Cornell's Ariana Kim, Ithaca College's Susan Waterbury, and Ithaca musicians Judy Hyman, Tim Ball, Dave Davies, and Rick Manning.

Will Russell will be doing the sound engineering and La Tourelle will host this special event.

The concert supports Friends of Stewart Park's plans to recreate the historic performance venue in Stewart Park between the Picnic 'Large' Pavilion and the Wharton Studio/Park Maintenance Building. In the early days of Renwick Park and Stewart Park there was a beautiful bandshell between the Pavilions that hosted well-attended nightly summer concerts, often featuring the renowned Paddy Conway Orchestra. FSP would like to create the Renwick Performance Plaza with a Cayuga Lake Overlook on the lake edge, between the Pavilions, an area that is currently a parking lot.

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Nesting Box Build
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Nesting Box Build

Cayuga Bird Club Community Nest Box Build at Stewart Park, March 30

Families and community members are encouraged to participate in Cayuga Bird Club's nest box building event on Saturday, March 30 at Stewart Park. CBC will be building nest boxes to attract cavity-nesting birds such as Prothonotary Warblers for Stewart Park and Jetty Woods/Lighthouse Point. 

They will also will have wood and supplies on hand for families/groups to construct and take home nest boxes that might be used by chickadees, nuthatches or wrens, for $10 each.

If you would like to build a nest box to take home, please reserve ahead of time by emailing Jody Enck by March 25 so they have enough supplies on hand. The club will also be putting up a large Purple Martin House at Stewart Park in April; that house will be on display at this bird house building event, along with information about nesting habits of different birds, including Purple Martins. The Cayuga Bird Club's Nest Box Build will be held in Wharton building near the new playground at Stewart Park, 9am - 10:30am. 

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Waterfront Cleanup
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Waterfront Cleanup

You can help prepare our beautiful public lakefront gem and the Waterfront Trail corridor for a long season of picnics, recreation, concerts, and relaxation.  Join FSP Saturday, March 30, from 9am to 11am for a morning of spring cleaning. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot between the two main pavilions to help collect litter and do some light gardening. Bring a trash bag and gardening gloves, and together we'll practice good stewardship of our city park!  FSP will be joined by many of our waterfront partners, including Friends of Newman, the Farmers Market, GreenStar, Ithaca Dragon Boat Club, TCDOG, and many others. 

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The Missing Chapter
Aug
31
to Sep 9

The Missing Chapter

The Cherry’s premiere production of the 2018/19 season!  The Missing Chapter by Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford is a brand new “headphone walking play” based on Ithaca’s silent film past, produced in collaboration with Wharton Studio Museum with support from Friends of Stewart Park. It runs August 31–September 9 and walks begin at the Stewart Park Pavilion every 15 minutes from 4-7pm.

The Missing Chapter introduces audiences to Wharton Studio heroine Beatrice Fairfax, advice columnist for the lovelorn… and amateur sleuth. As Beatrice solves crime in the heady days of the women’s suffrage movement, we stroll Stewart Park and investigate “missing chapters” in the history of our own community.

Audience members who participated in Storm Country, The Cherry’s original headphone walking play, will recall the thrill of traversing Ithaca by foot while being immersed in a theatrical experience like no other.

Get tickets online at the Cherry!

 

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Wharton Studio Museum's 8th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars
Aug
25
8:15 PM20:15

Wharton Studio Museum's 8th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars

Join Wharton Studio Museum on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at Taughannock Falls State Park for the 8th annual Silent Movie Under the Stars

This year we’re celebrating Ithaca’s own Wharton, Inc. Studio’s “Beatrice Fairfax” serial, as well as an episode of the popular 1914 serial “Perils of Pauline.” With original music composed and performed by Cloud Chamber Orchestra.

Movie starts just after 8pm. Bring a picnic, some wine, a chair and a blanket, and enjoy the film.

Presenting Sponsor is M&T Bank. WSM thanks NYS Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation for their partnership since 2011!

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Community Carnival
Aug
21
3:00 PM15:00

Community Carnival

You're invited to the first-ever Community Carnival at Stewart Park on August 21, 2018 from 3:00–6:00 PM!

Come and enjoy a savory barbecue chicken dinner from Dave "King of the Grill" Hatfield and nostalgic frozen treats from Meg-a-Moo's Ice Cream, all at old-fashioned prices; live music by Upstate New York's premiere hot club jazz band Djug Django; free carousel rides and activities like prize wheels, stomp rockets, and Pin the Tail on the Kid President; juggling and balloon animals by Frank S. Towner; a visit from the Ithaca Physics Bus, and much more!

This fun, free, family-friendly event is being hosted by eleven different local non-profit organizations, all of whom are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.

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Cayuga Waterfront Green Team
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Cayuga Waterfront Green Team

Meet at the Priscilla Point Overlook near Cass Park. 

Join us for a couple of hours of weeding and mulching along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail! We meet early to try and beat the July heat. 

No experience or tools necessary, although feel free to bring them if you have them! 

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