Cortland Repertory Theatre

June 22 – July 9, West Side Story (CRT)
Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. American musical classic, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet still dazzles after more than fifty years! The treasured songs Something’s Coming, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria and America have become classics in the American Songbook. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email, or visit




Cortland Free Library

June 27 - July 2, Adult Summer Reading Kick Off Week

9:30 a, - 5:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St. Stop in any day this week (including Saturday) during our business hours and pick up your BINGO sheet to get you started! You can start your Summer Reading list, pick up a themed reading list or even make your own stress ball. Help exercise your mind to get a healthy mind! No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email or visit

First Friday Art Event

July 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit

Declaration of Independence

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

10 am, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer. 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

Cortland County Historical Society

July 6, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Cortland's Business District Through the Years"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Please join Kate O’Connell to learn more about the buildings in Cortland’s business district and to see photos from then and now. She will have rare photos from her own collection and from the collection of CCHS. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email or visit us on Facebook.

Courthouse Park Concert Series

July 7, Steve Daniels Swingtet

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

Historic Downtown Cortland

July 9, Taste of Downtown

12 noon, Historic Downtown Cortland. Area restaurants show off their culinary creativity for the 10th annual walking sample tour on Main Street and adjacent side streets. Live music, local artists and craftsman booths, and exhibits pepper the sidewalk for festival goer's enjoyment between tasting stops. Tickets will be available for sale Monday, June 27, 2016 for $15 at The Local Food Market and Cortland Beer Company. Email to reserve tickets now. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email or visit us on Facebook.

Cortland City Seal

HOME Program Funds Available

NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $304,000 from New York State to administer a new HOME Program in the City.  Home funds will be used for the rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City that are owned and occupied by low-to-moderate income persons. READ MORE >>

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Income Property Program Funds Available

ATTENTION INCOME PROPERTY OWNERS - NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $400,000 to administer an Income Property Program in the City.   The funds will be used for the rehabilitation of substandard, one to three unit income properties in the City where at least 51% of the tenants are low-to-moderate in income. READ MORE >>

Emergency 911 Address

Can the City of Cortland Find You Quickly in an Emergency?

Emergency 911 Address & House Number

The following guidelines will assist you in correctly posting an emergency 911 address number. If you have a question in reference to posting your house number, call the Fire Station at 758-8380, or Code Enforcement at 753-1741.

1. The number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road on which the number is assigned, such as a mailbox easily identifiable from the street.

2. The number should be placed on the house or dwelling unit in an area immediately adjacent to the front door. Numbers must be readily visible from the street and the view of the numbers should not be blocked by trees or shrubs.

3. Numbers may be placed on a sign or post at the entrance to a right-of-way or shared driveway. If the sign serves multiple buildings, the address to each house or unit served by that right-of-way or shared driveway shall be affixed. If the house or unit is not visible from the point at which the individual driveway breaks from the right-of-way or shared driveway, the address number must also be posted on the house or dwelling or unit.

4. Numbers should be at least 4 inches high.

5. Numbers should be plain block numerals, not script or written numbers.

6. Numbers shall be set on a background or contrasting color, preferably white or black. It is recommended that a retro reflective material be used.

7. Do not place number on utility poles, road signs, or anywhere within the road right-of-way (except mailboxes).

8. Temporary display of addresses for new structures shall be maintained during construction.

If you receive your mail at a Post Office Box you must still post the Emergency 911 Address on your property so that it can be located by emergency vehicles.

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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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