Streets Alive! Ithaca is three hours of streets closed to cars and open to people. 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday May 5, 2013 on Cayuga St & Court St. The main focus of the event is making space to Bike, Walk, Roll and Move.
At the Activity Hubs there are additional things to enjoy. All run 1pm to 4pm unless otherwise noted.
Along the Route: Unannounced and spontaneous activity. Please keep at least ½ the street clear for biking, walking, rolling.
NEW this year! Ride the BIKEWAY to the north end of the route. Get a Go the Distance Reward free reflective leg band & a special Streets Alive! picture.
At every activity hub: Bathrooms plus Info, Water, Chalk at Streets Alive! Information Stations
Event ends at 4 pm sharp and the streets reopen to car traffic. Please clear the street accordingly.
Activity Hub #1: Near ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL
Enjoy Live Music: Latin & Ska by THE XSKAVATORS, an 8 piece band complete with horn section. Great for dancing.
Bike Rodeo: For all ages. Hosted by Way2Go. Practice your bike skills.
Free Ice Cream: Compliments of Ithaca Carshare
Quick Bike Repair Station ‘Air, Oil & Advice‘ with The Bike Rack
Put Your Bike on a Bus: Practice with TCAT bus front bike rack
Roller Derby Demos with Ithaca League of Women Rollers
Activity Hub #2: Near Thompson Park:
Quick Bike Repair Station ‘Air, Oil & Advice‘ with Friends Bike Clinic
Talk Transportation with Your Elected Officials
Cornell Big Red Bikes Bikeshare: check out a bike to borrow and ride around.
Food Truck Round Up
Tai Chi with Tai Chi Society of USA Ithaca Branch
Activity Hub #3: Near GIAC:
Dancing In the Street Dance, Zumba & Dance Fitness by Finger Lakes Fitness Center
GIAC Track & Soccer Teams Demos and Competition
Quick Bike Repair Station ‘Air, Oil & Advice‘ with Recycle Ithacas Bicycles (RIBs)
Greenstar Smoothie Bike
A note about Activity Along the Route
This is your street. Enjoy it. If you wish to add an activity, you can. Pick a site on a part of the street, chalk your space and have fun. Hacky sac, hula hooping, even street hockey. Just make sure to leave more than 1/2 the street for traffic flow – cyclists, walkers, strollers, etc. If you are planning in advance, you can let people know on Facebook.
MORE ACTIVITY ALONG THE ROUTE: 3PM: Free Karate Classes at Ithaca Church of Christ. 1-4PM: Extra Water & Info Station & Hangout Place at Lifelong Parking Lot on Court Street 1-4PM: Numerous Community Organizations tabling along the Southern End of Cayuga Street. 1-4PM: Women’s Opportunity Center Clothing Sale on Court Street.
During and after Streets Alive! there are some closeby literary events as part of Spring Writes, at Buffalo Street Books and in the First Presbyterian Church. See the Spring Writes schedule for details.