Cortland Repertory Theatre - 1776

June 17 – July 4, "1776" (CRT)
Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. The birth of our nation blazes to vivid life in this Tony Award winning musical about the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This one-of-a-kind musical puts a human face on our Founding Fathers: proud, uncertain, irritable, and ultimately noble figures who are determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Follow John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the Continental Congress to vote for independence. Funny, insightful, and stirring, it’s an exciting way for the entire family to celebrate our country’s birth. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit




Cortland LGBT Resource Center

June 25, "Gen Silent" (film)

6-8 pm, 9 Main Street. Join the Cortland LGBT Resource Center and AAUW (American Association of University Women) for the viewing of this powerful film that follows LGBT seniors navigating the healthcare system as they age. No charge. For more information call (607) 756-8970 x254, e-mail or visit

Center for the Arts in Homer

June 25, Summer Kick-Off Party

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Featuring The Brothers MacRae. $10 per person includes hot dogs, hamburgs, etc. To purchase tickets call (607) 749-4900 by June 19. Limited tickets available at the door. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit

Cortland Works! Career Center

July 1, Job Corps Orientation for 16-24 Year Olds

10 am, Cortland Works Career Center, 99 Main St. Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, offers free career technical training for 16 – 24 year olds in auto mechanics, auto body repair, medical & business office, C.N.A., L.P.N, construction, culinary arts, security guard and more. The program includes up to two years education and training, campus housing, meals and other services. There is no cost to eligible students. Both high school graduates and non-graduates may apply. If needed, a student can also get a NY State High School Equivalency (TASC) or high school diploma at the same time they train for a career at Job Corps. Interested students must call Admissions Counselor Felicia Holland at (315) 478-5529 to see if you are eligible for the program and to reserve their seat. For more information call (315) 478-5529, e-mail or visit

First Friday Art Event

July 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit, or our Facebook page.

Fireworks at Little York Lake

July 3, Fireworks

Dwyer Park, Little York Lake. No admission charge, but there is a fee for parking. Music by Cortland Old TImers Band.

Country Music Park

July 4, Celebration and Strawberry Festival

9 am - 11 pm, Cortland Country Music Park, 1824 State Route 13. All day Chicken BBQ; crafters and all kinds of strawberry desserts: strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, strawberry cake, and more.
9 am - 12 noon, Fishing Derby for Kids & all ages. Followed by free hot dogs, potato chips and soda. No Charge.
2-6 pm, Bluegrass on the outdoor stage: Solomon River Boys, Diva's and Dude's. Bring your own chairs. Admission $10.00.
7-11 pm, Round and Square Dancing with Doc Weismore with Real Country. Admission $7.00

Combination Admission $15.00. To purchase tickets call 607-753-0377. For more information call 607-753-0377, e-mail, or visit

Homer Village Green

July 4, Twentieth Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

10:00 am, Homer Congregational Church, Homer Village Green. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607/749-4365 or send an e-mail message to

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Upstate Revitalization Fund

Opportunity: Seven Upstate NY regions will compete for three, one-time, $500 million economic development investments from the State of New York’s Upstate Revitalization Fund (URF). Read More >>

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City of Cortland Property Owners - Free Trees!

The City is pleased to offer a beautiful tree for your property’s right-of-way. The City of Cortland’s Landscape and Design Commission (LDC) has chosen several species of street trees for planting under its annual Tree Program. Funding for the trees is provided through a grant awarded to the City under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Urban and Community Forestry Program. All City property owners may apply for a tree. However, according to the terms of the grant, the emphasis for 2015 will be properties located in the City’s East End. Read More >>

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City of Cortland Assessor's Office

Effective Monday, February 23, the City of Cortland Assessor's Office will be located in the Homer Town Hall at 31 North Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. The phone number is 607-749-3153. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12:30 pm. The City Assessor is Mr. Randy Deal.

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Funds for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Homes Awarded to City of Cortland

The City of Cortland was awarded funds to assist in the purchase and rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City.


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Multi-Family Home Ownership Program Funds Still Available UPDATED 08-01-2014

The City of Cortland has a limited amount of Community Development Block Grant funds remaining in its Multi-Family Home Ownership Program. The Program provides assistance for down payment and closing costs for those wishing to purchase a two or three unit home in the City of Cortland that is in need of repairs. The City can provide up to $16,000 to assist in the purchase.


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Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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