Halloween Parade

October 30, Cortland County Halloween Parade
6:30 pm, Parade Line-up at Cortland Elks Lodge/Groton Ave Parking Lot Entrance. 7 pm, Parade marches the length of Main St. Costume Contest and Treats following the parade. For more information visit the Facebook event page or download the press release with details.
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Chiller Haunted House

October 24-25, Chiller Haunted House

7-10 pm, Burch Building, Suggett Park, Madison St. $1.00 admission - the haunt goes dark and the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau. For more information visit www.jim8ball.com.

Center for the Arts

October 25, An Invitation to a Community Conversation

9 am - 12 Noon, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. It has been 10 years since the Center opened its doors and much has happened both at the Center and in greater Cortland County. Now it is time to look forward to the next 10 years. As a key member of the Center's community, your thoughts on the Center's place in the community are greatly valued.

Moderated by Steven Butler, Executive Director of CNY Arts, we will begin with a general introduction and recap of the last ten years. Attendees will then break out into "brainstorming" sessions to discuss a number of topics relating to the future of the Center. Session topics will include: Exploring Programming and Performances; Creating a Path to Sustainability; Establishing New Partnerships; Expanding Our Volunteer Base; Local vs. Regional Focus; Innovative Approaches to User Experiences. Refreshments will be available starting at 9 am. Please RSVP at RSVP@center4art.org.

Pipe Organ

October 25, Organ Concert

7 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland, ("Old Cobblestone Church"), Church St. Featuring Armand Discenna, Stephen Wilson, Paulette Fry and Lynn Koch on the historic Morey and Barnes organ. This organ is recognized by the American Organ Historical Society for its superb sound and nearly original condition. Advance sale tickets online www.cortlandarts.com or at The Picture House $15, or $25 for 2, students free. Tickets at the door $20. Includes concert and dessert. Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Cortland County and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cortland.

Trick or Trot 5K/10K

October 26, Trick or Trot Costume 5K/10K

Registration 8-9:30 am, Race starts at 9:30, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. The Kid’s Fun Run is free, and the 5K and 10K both have a registration fee of $20 if pre-registered by Monday, October 20 online. The registration fee will be $25 on race day. All proceeds benefit the Maternity and Pediatric units of the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Goodie bags will be given to the first 250 registrants. Kids 14 and under in the 5K will receive a t-shirt. All courses are USATF certified and it will be timed according to Leone Timing.


October 26, Zonta Fall "Thriller" Fashion Show

12:00 -3:30, Tinelli's Hathaway House, Solon. Social Hour 12:45 -1:30; Lunch 1:30-2:30. Fashions presented by Bev & Co. and Lily Lanetree. Tickets $25.00. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Skinner at 607-753-9651 or email kelly@cortlandywca.org.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

October 26, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! Let us know if you're planning to attend. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

Arts at Grace

October 26, Don Slatoff Jazz Experience

3 pm, Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street. Don Slatoff’s Jazz Experience will perform originals, standards, Mingus, Monk, Duke, calypso, second line, freedom, and blues. Saxophonist Slatoff is an Ithaca native active in the New York City jazz scene. Joining him will be Philadelphia pianist Kenny “Swingin” Gates, Brooklyn double bass player Steve Wood, Syracuse drummer Jimmy Johns, and special guest vocalist Venissa Santi who is based in New York and Philadelphia. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Come to the post-concert reception and meet the musicians. For more information call (607) 756-5438 or e-mail wickman@twcny.rr.com.

Center for the Arts

October 30, Dracula - The Radio Play

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. In 1897, a new and dangerous fiend made his way into the consciousness of the planet, via the mind of Irish author Bram Stoker. In the story, Professor Van Helsing and a small group of men and women take on the mysterious Count Dracula in an epic tale of good versus evil, in a transcontinental adventure from Transylvania to England. Jim Greene and his troupe of actors, better known as Scarlett Rat Entertainment, will perform an adaption of this original tale in a made for radio format reminiscent of the 1930’s radio play heyday. The performance will be broadcast live on WXHC 101.5 FM and streamed on the Internet at www.wxhc.com. This is a free event and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm for our Center Social Hour with the play beginning at 7:00. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

Cortland Downtown Farmers Market

Cortland Downtown Farmers' Market

8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St. Our market started in 1972 and 42 years later our market is still going strong, bringing the Cortland community our freshest fruits and vegetables and the highest quality of soaps, crafts and sewing projects, & homemade baked goods. Our baker has a variety of jams, breads, and candies. Read more >>

Cortland City Seal

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.


Cortland City Seal

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.


Cortland City Seal

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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