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Winter Recess Teachers Festival 2019

Relax, refresh, and renew in a city built on education! Ithaca, NY comes together for a week of Winter Recess every February to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community. It's our way of saying thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to the children and young adults in our communities! #ithacalovesteachers

February 15th to February 24th

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2019 Winter Recess Teachers Festival Schedule Preview

Check back often as more events and fun activities are added to the week's line-up!

For full deatials about special deals on dining, lodging, and shopping, as well as important details about how to obtain your "VIT" (Very Important Teacher) pass, please visit the official Ithaca Loves Teachers website.

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free wine (and maybe spirit) tastings at Triphammer Wines & Spirits.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Production of "The Roommate" at the Kitchen Theatre.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Winter snowshoeing with the Montezuma Audubon Center at Buttonwood Grove Winery.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Production of "The Roommate" at the Kitchen Theatre.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Production of "The Roommate" at the Kitchen Theatre.

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: 8th annual Winter Recess Fiber Arts Festival.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free beer tastings at Ithaca Coffee Company Tavern in the Triphammer Marketplace.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: "Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators" at Mann Library
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free beer tastings at Ithaca Coffee Company Tavern in the Gateway Commons.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Local meats & charcuterie tasting at The Piggery.

Friday, February 22, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility teacher workshop.
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free wine (and maybe spirit) tastings at Triphammer Wines & Spirits.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Try-It Wheel Workshop at Ithaca Clay School.
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Mardi Gras along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Family sledding at Rice Hill.
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Mardi Gras along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
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