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Exploring Ithaca

Exploring Ithaca is one of the SACL Signature Events for Fall 2020!

Learn about the local community through a series of virtual panels and Instagram live posts with local business owners. This will all lead up to a weekend of sales, promotions, discounts and special offers at those businesses! The virtual Exploring Ithaca interactions will occur throughout the fall, but our major weekend will be October 23-25. 

Follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop on all that Ithaca has to offer, and register for events on our Engage portal

Our goals:

  • Increase education and awareness of all that Ithaca has to offer
  • Encourage investment in local Ithaca businesses
  • Build long-lasting relationships between Ithaca College and the local community by connecting Ithaca College students/faculty/staff with the local Ithaca community

Students - attend panels throughout the semester to be entered in a raffle to win giveaways! Don't forget to checkout all of the promotions during the weekend of October 23-25!

If you're a business owner in the greater Ithaca area then email us at selebiary@ithaca.edu to participate in Exploring Ithaca! 

Upcoming Events!

Attend one of these panels to learn more about local business owners!

  • Black Business Owners will join us on Thursday, October 8th, at 7pm EST. REGISTER for this panel HERE. All IC community members are welcome - students who attend the event will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Tamarind, a $25 gift certificate from Taste of Thai, a $25 gift certificate from Ithaca Ale House, and a month-long TCAT pass! Featuring:
  • IC-Alum Business Owners will join us Tuesday, October 13th, at 7pm EST. REGISTER for this panel HERE. All IC community members are welcome - students who attend the event will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Tamarind, a $25 gift certificate from Taste of Thai, and a $25 gift certificate from Ithaca Ale House! Featuring:
  • Local Business Owners will join us on Friday, October 23rd, at 5pm EST. REGISTER FOR THE PANEL HEREAll IC community members ae welcome - students who attend the event will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Tamarind, a $25 gift certificate from Taste of Thai, a $25 gift certificate from Red’s Place, and a $25 gift certificate from Sunny Days!

Promotions and Donations

See the list of local business who will be offering promotions during the weekend of October 23rd-25th, or who have donated a gift certificate for an upcoming event!

  • Adrina Dietra (luxury lingerie and apothecary) - 15% off in store from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID Card
  • American Crafts by Robbie Dein - 20% off from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID
  • August Moon Spa - Donated a $50 gift certificate. Students who attend one of the above panels will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win this grand prize!
  • BH Cleaning - will be offering a 10% discount off the total scheduled cleaning service from Oct. 23-25. 
  • Bramble - 10% off from Tuesday, October 20th to Tuesday, October 27th. Orders need to be placed by the 27th at midnight, and orders will need to be picked up in store on Thursdays from 4pm-7pm. Use code ICEXPLORES.
  • Buffalo Street Books - Donated an “Ithaca is Books” t-shirt and a reading local map. Students who attend one of the above panels will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize! Ithaca Is Books” is Buffalo Street Books' initiative to highlight the community's passionate readers and the diverse books that have inspired them. Their Read Local October initiative celebrates Ithaca's abundance of books and all the places you can find them! Check out their website for more details on these initiatives. 
  • Cinemapolis - offering $2 off your first Cinemapolis Virtual Cinema purchase. Find a full list of NEW first-run indie films available to view at home at https://Cinemapolis.org/virtual-cinema. Just use the code ExploreCinema when completing your purchase.
  • Cobbler's Cottage - 10% off from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID 
  • Country Inn and Suites - 20% off stay between Oct. 23-25 if you call 607-256-1100 and book directly (mention Exploring Ithaca when you call)
  • Emmy's Organics - 25% off online orders from 10/19-11/1 with code EXPLOREITHACA
  • Ithaca Ale House - Donated 2 gift certificates for $25 each. Students who attend the Black Business Owner panel or the IC-Alum Business Owner panels above will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of these gift certificates! 
  • Learning Farm Juicery - Offering a buy one, get one, deal from Oct. 23-25 on farm gift items like handmade crafts, greeting cards, honey, and more, with an Ithaca College ID
  • Luna Inspired Street Food - 10% off online orders from Oct. 23-25 with code LOCAL
  • Mane and Wigs - $10.00 off any wigs over $60.00 and $15 off any wigs over $100 from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID
  • Norabloom Botanicals and Beauty - 10% off online orders from Oct. 23-25 after joining the email list and using code Welcome10
  • Odyssey Bookstore - 15% off from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID
  • Rasa Spa - Donated a gift certificate for a 30-minute massage and will be offering 10% off from Oct. 23-25. Just mention "Exploring Ithaca" when you call or visit.
  • Red Metal Jewelry - 15% off online purchases from Oct. 23-25 with code ICPROMO20
  • Red's Place - Donated a $25 gift certificate. Students who attend the panel with Women Business Owners will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win this prize!
  • Satori Spa and Salon - 20% off first visit from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID
  • Simeon's - Buy one, get one drinks from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID and proof of legal drinking age 
  • South Hill Cider - Will offer 10% off online order after joining the email list and using code Welcome10.
  • Sunny Days - 20% off (double student discount as they already offer 10% off to students) and free pick-up/delivery (locally) from Oct. 23-25. If you're shopping online and would like to receive one of these offers, just call the store at 607-319-5260. They ALSO donated a $25 gift certificate - students who attend the Local Business Owner panel above will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win this gift certificate!
  • Tamarind - Donated 4 $25 gift certificates. Students can attend any of the four panels above to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of these gift certificates!
  • Taste of Thai - Donated 4 $25 gift certificates. Students can attend any of the four panels above to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of these gift certificates!
  • TCAT Buses - Donated two bus passes. Students can attend the Black Business Owner panel (month-long bus pass) or any of the four panels above (year-long bus pass), to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of these bus passes!
  • Texas Roadhouse - 15% off from Oct. 23-25 with Ithaca College ID
  • Van Noble Farm - Donated a retail meat box and will also be offering 10% off a minimum purchase of $50 by using the code "ithacacollege". Expires 10/31/20.