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Welcome Teachers!  

Winter Recess, now in its 10th year, is a celebration of pre- through K-12 classroom teachers and school district employees in the region. 

 

Ithaca will come together for a week

Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday Feb. 21st

to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community.

RELAX, REFRESH and RENEW among friends in a city built on education!

 

 

LODGING DEALS
$119.00
Hilton Garden Inn
Rate discount: Sunday - Thursday rate is $119. Friday & Saturday rate is $139.
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$134.00
Hotel Ithaca
Stay & Play with a special rate of $134 during Winter Recess. Rates are for rooms in the main building, based on availability.
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$155.00
William Henry Miller Inn
$30 savings on all of our available rooms! Room rates include a full breakfast, homemade evening desserts, always available coffee and tea, wireless and parking. Offer available February 15-18 and February 21.
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$119.00
Best Western University Inn
The Best Western is your BEST address with rates of $119.00 Sun.-Thurs. and $139.00 Fri.-Sat. Includes complementary, hot breakfast also!
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$145.00
Inn on Columbia
The Inn on Columbia wants to be the Teachers' Pet! Rates starting at $145 per night!
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WINE & DINE
The Nines
Receive 10% off all purchases.
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Ithaca Beer Company
Buy one, get one wood-fired pizzas at the Taproom. Also, get 20% off retail purchases (excluding beer & soda keg purchases and existing in-store promotions). Complimentary weekend (Sat-Sun) brewery tours on the hour from 12-4pm (reservations recommended). VIT pass and coupon required.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
Boatyard Grill
Purchase one entree to receive the second of equal or lesser value FREE. Valid ONLY Tuesday, February 16th. Dine-In ONLY. $20 max value. Please remember your server!
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Rogan's Corner
Take 20% off menu items on purchases over $10.
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Smart Yogurt
Receive 10% off your order. Valid at both locations.
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EVENTS
Open Mic Poetry
The mic may as well / Be a leather belt / You drive to the center of town / To be whipped by a woman's voice. Free.
Winter Recess Opening Reception at Hotel Ithaca
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Free Beer Tastings at ICC Taverns (Gateway Commons)

Ithaca loves teachers, and Ithaca Coffee Company knows what teachers love! Learn about and linger over your favorite libations, at either of our two cozy tavern locations!

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A Jazz Trio Featuring Nicholas Walker, Greg Evans, and Nick Weiser. Free.
Ice Cream Making 101

Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.

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DEALS
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Show your VIT Pass, pay the student rate of only $7.00, plus one Teacher's Pet per VIT can also pay only the student rate, AND each teacher may receive one voucher valid for one complimentary ticket to a separate CCO concert (Mar-May 2016).
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August Moon Spa
Book a service with us and receive a free spritzer. VIT Pass and coupon required.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
Blackbird Studio
Receive one FREE class and 10 classes for $100 of either Barre, Hot Yoga, or Pilates. Additionally, receive 15% off an unlimited package! VIT Pass and coupon required.
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Ithaca Guitar Works
Receive 10% off accessories and 50% off the MSRP of guitar strings.
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Experience! The Finger Lakes
Receive 10% off an Experience! The Finger Lakes Tour and Shore Package. Enjoy a half-day wine tour followed by dinner (up to $30) at the Boatyard Grill. Plus get a free box of local chocolates! Sunday only.
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