Greater Ithaca Activities Center

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GIAC announces FREE TCAT bus rides (13X Express Route) to get to GIAC Festival of Nations (Sept. 7) and Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (Sept. 7 & 8) at Ithaca High School, including the 8 pm showing on Sept 7 of the family-friendly movie Space Jam on the outdoor inflatable screen. Additional event transportation info is below.

Take the 13X (Express) bus route from the Seneca and Green Street stations and stops along the Cayuga St. route to and from the events at Ithaca High School (see map). Questions, call GIAC at (607) 272-3622 or message us.

Event parking also available at Boyton Middle School. Bicycle parking is available near the IHS tennis courts. Stewart Park parking is not available due to another event.

The GIAC Festival of Nations is Sat., Sept 7 (11 am - 6 pm) at IHS. The event will feature 60+ food, product and community organization vendors. Activities include music and performers, children's area, fun activities and games from around the world for all ages to play.

The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Sat., Sept 7 & Sun., Sept 8 (games start 8 am and run all day) is a fun two-day national tournament. Come out to watch some exciting basketball featuring out-of-state, regional and local teams of all ages and food vendors. Team registraton has ended. Volunteers needed.

The movie is Sat., Sept 7 (8 pm) offered as part of the event festivites. Bring a chair/blanket for a movie under the stars. TCAT will have a bus running back along the Cayuga St. route and to Green Seneca Stations immediately after the movie.

These events made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

Volunteers needed for GIAC's Gus Macker and Festival of Nations, Sept 7th & 8th.

Please use this link to see all the volunteer opportunities. 


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Game Time! Ithaca will be hosting its first Gus Macker 3 on 3 tournament on Sept. 7th & 8th at IHS! Get your team registered at! It’s a great time for everyone! Whether you’re a pro or just trying to play some light pick up! ages 8 to whatever! $148 per team of 4, thats $37 per player! get your team in and let's have some fun and show them what Ithaca Basketball looks like! Share this and spread the word to every and anybody that loves to hoop! #ithacagusmacker

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GIAC Festival of Nations

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11 AM to 6 PM

Ithaca High School Grounds

1401 North Cayuga Street Ithaca, NY 14850

Everyone is invited to this celebration of cultures from around the globe, found right here in Ithaca, where we share our precious heritage through music, performances, art, activities, clothing, goods, and food. Explore, engage and share with us!

We invite food and product vendors for the international market, non-profit organizations to lead engaging experiences, games, and activities, or share information and individuals who would like to share their heritage with the community. 

Seeking volunteers:   volunteers needed to assist in event set-up, activity stations, clean-up, vendor arrival/departure and other tasks related to the event. 

To be a vendor, share your heritage or volunteer, please contact Gloria or Kerry at (607) 272-3622 or email

We are still taking applications for vendors. Please click below for more information. 

Food Vendor 

Product Vendor

Community Organization  Tabling 

Video care of The Ithaca Voice, by Jacob Mroczek, link to story

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Thank you!
GIAC, Inc. Board