Join Us at the Garden Next Wednesday
On September 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Ithaca Children's Garden will host a Live in Ithaca: Welcome Home Wednesday event held by the Tompkins Chamber!

Are you interested in learning more about what Tompkins County has to offer a first time resident or someone returning after years away?

  • Significant others and kids are always welcome to attend our Welcome Home events.
  • Enjoy conversation and light refreshments with other residents who are new to the community.
  • Learn about services, programs, and volunteer opportunities in the area.
  • Explore a business or place that may be new to you.

While the event is geared towards new residents, any resident who feels they would benefit from attending or introducing themselves to new members of our Community are welcome.

Attendees are asked to register in advance for this free event.
Streets Alive! Ithaca Returns in the Fall
The Garden team is returning to Streets Alive! Ithaca on Sunday, September 18!

Streets Alive! Ithaca is, at its simplest, a day when the streets are closed to cars and open to people to walk, bike, roll, dance, and play. Streets Alive! Ithaca first started in 2012, and Bike Walk Tompkins has been rolling with it ever since.

Be sure to stop by our table to participate in a fun activity, and say hello to our Development Director, Ritza (she/her), and one of our brilliant Educators, Grace (she/her)!
Another Summer Camp Season In the Books
After nine weeks of muddy potion making, nature play, and exploration outdoors, ICG Summer Camp wrapped up a couple of weeks ago! Our team of Educators and summer Playworkers delighted in creating memories with each of our Acorns, Willows, and Maples throughout the season.

Morning meetings started our campers' days with a check-in, brightening spirits, and sing-alongs! In the video above, Playworker Jonah leads the morning meeting song that our Education Director, Lauren (she/her) taught to him.

While the Garden is a little quieter without our campers, we are excited to welcome the After School @ ICG bunch this week, and can't wait to see you again next year!
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