List of Activities

Streets Alive! is back Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 1-5 PM on S Plain St all the way from Green St to Elmira Rd and Clinton St from Corn to Albany.  As you wiggle your way up and down the street, here's what you'll find:

Along the Entire Route

Hundreds of your friends and neighbors biking, walking, rolling, dancing, jumping, and playing with our special guest star: YOU!

March along with music from the Fall Creek Brass Band starting at Corn & Clinton at 1:30, heading south on Plain Street & playing throughout the event

Chalk art by you and your friends

Connect with lovely community organizations and sponsors

... and a couple of surprises you don't want to miss!

Plain St @ Southside Community Center (SSCC)

Volunteer Sign In & Information

¡Cultura! Ithaca's Latino Multicultural Festival at SSCC (12-6 PM)

¡BiciCocina!'s delicious Latin-inspired food

Clinton Street between Plain & Albany

Finger Lakes Fitness Center's Dancing in the Street:  Zumba and more!

GIAC Jumpers with a special International Jumping Demo (1:30-2 PM)

Beechtree's Music & Mobility Display

Clinton Street between Plain & Corn

Ithaca Youth Bureau's Bike Rodeo

Test Out a TCAT Bus Bike Rack

Quick Fix Bike Clinic with RIBs and Friends Bike Clinic

Boxy Bikes Try Out an Electric Bike

Plain St @ near Center Street

Ithaca Carshare Remembox Photo Booth

Folk Song Swap at 504 Plain

Plain St @ Wood Street

Volleyball at Titus Triangle

Taoist Tai Chi of Ithaca Try Out Tai Chi

Play Bike Walk Tompkins' Street Hockey & Corn Hole

Plain St @ Elmira Road

Amazing Circus Culture Performances at 2, 3, & 4pm with special acrobatics act

Cool Experiments on The Physics Bus

Ithaca Fire Department's Firefighting Truck

Elmira Rd @ Ithaca ReUse Center

Free Purity Ice Cream hosted by the Sustainability Center


All activities subject to change and additions

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:   Fill out an application to host an activity!

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!