List of Activities

What to do at Streets Alive!  ?  Walk, bike, roll, dance, play, and hang out with neighbors and friends.   Enjoy all the new found space when streets are closed to cars and open to people.   Spontaneous and unscheduled activity is encouraged, from lemonade stands to four square games.  Simply claim a space and remember to leave at least half the street for people to easily walk, bike or roll past.

PLUS explore the entire route and find these activities along the way. 



Thomson Park

VOLUNTEERS sign in & EVENT info

Bike Walk Tompkins

Ithaca Carshare

Cornell Big Red Bikes

Quick Fix Bike Repair

Food Trucks


ACTIVITY HUB #2 IHS Parking Lot:  

Bike Rodeo with Ithaca Youth Bureau

TCAT Bikes on Buses

Boxy Bikes

Event Info & Bathrooms



Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC)

GIAC Navigators

GIAC Jumpers

GIAC Beats Alive!

Cultura Cinco de Mayo

Taste of Muslim Culture

Event Info & Bathrooms




Finger Lakes Fife & Drum Corps


The North Stretch: Cayuga from IHS to Thomson Park

Circus Culture

Physics Bus

Tabernacle Baptist Church Bathrooms & Treats

Davi’s Jumpers

Porchfest Sign Painting

Canada Corner Street Hockey

Jolly Buddha Massage

Tompkins County Health Dept Water Taste Test

Tompkins County Recycling Center Activity

Taoist Society of Ithaca Tai Chi

Tompkins County Quilter’s Guild

Seishi Karate


The SouthWest Stretch: Cayuga and Court Streets from Thomson Park to GIAC

Dancing in the Street with Finger Lakes Fitness Center

Photo Booth with Finger Lakes Wealth Management

Sew with SewGreen

Spiral Cracks Dance Company

Finger Lakes Independence Center

Mental Health Association

Lifelong Activity Center

Centerline Martial Arts


As you enjoy yourselves, please also remember that Streets Alive! is a family and community friendly event put together by a small team of dedicated active transportation professionals.  We discourage the production of waste (no trash, thanks; if you carry it in, carry it out), uncomfortable levels of sound and danger, and extra work; and we encourage the production of smiles and kindnesses along the way.  Everyone has to clear the streets by 5pm.  Thank you!

Host an Activity

Anyone can host an activity:

Streets Alive! is at its simplest a day where the streets are closed to cars and open to people.  Anyone can join in and make some fun.  Simply chalk a space and leave at least half the street open for people to walk, bike, and roll by.  The possibilities are almost endless:  hula hooping, jump rope, hopscotch, street hockey, frisbee, basketball… Or practice your unicycling, play a little acoustic music, run a lemonade stand, build a fort…

Big Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses: Email us with your ideas.

If you are a bigger group or a formal organization or business, (and anyone who wants their activity formally listed) please contact us about your activity idea.  We have some guidelines to follow, and want to put you on the map. We welcome fun activities that connect with our themes of active transportation (walking, rolling, biking, etc.), inclusive community-building, health and wellness, empowered neighborhoods, and having fun outside with neighbors. Thanks for your interest!