Greetings, motel lovers!
Hope the weather is treating you well wherever you are.
June is a big deal here in Ithaca (well, all summer is really). Not only is it Pride month, it is also time for the famous Ithaca Festival, June 2-5! This year’s theme is “Together Again” and kicks off with the downtown parade Thursday evening, 6/2 @5:30pm along Cayuga St in Fall Creek.
In case you didn’t catch it last month, we have put together Moira’s Ooh-La-La Weekend package to host you for the weekend’s Schitt’s Creek-themed events happening at Grayhaven and the corresponding drag, comedy + burlesque extravaganza on June 18th at CSMA downtown. Visit this link to learn more and purchase tickets.
From the event website:
Looking to make a day of it?
Be sure to stop by our Corporate Sponsor, the Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Road, Ithaca, for “Moira’s Market” Vendor Pop-Up Event on Saturday, June 18th from 11am-3pm. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Shop local vendors, see an art show, and enjoy food options – and don’t miss the “Parade of Moiras” Costume Contest at 1pm! Want to participate? Parade Entry is $5, which benefits Ithaca College LGBTQ Center.
ITHACA PRIDE 2022
June 26 – July 3
Click the above link to see locally-sponsored events.
“Join us for our inaugural Pride Week celebration! Educational opportunities, health screenings, drag performances, dance parties, and more will be happening June 26 – July 3 at locations on and around the Commons.”
Our small town Pride week is great for those of us looking to celebrate at a (slightly) lower key.
Staying in Ithaca on a weekend?
How about an outdoor yoga class at the cidery up the road from Grayhaven? Every Saturday this summer, from 10:30-11:45am Lara Green is leading yoga at South Hill Cider. Their tasting room opens at noon, so grab lunch and reserve a tasting for after class!
Keep your eye on our instagram account to see what we’re up to when you’re not here.
Last but not least, here’s the list of June events happening here at Grayhaven, as well as our favorite Ithaca going ons for the month.
Hope you’re able to join us for one or all.
Upcoming Events at + near the Grayhaven Motel
Friday, June 3rd: Gallery night. Join us from 4 – 7pm for the opening reception of Alison Wise‘s Here to Pet Dogs: a collection of whimsical dog portraits, including fantastical pups-as-characters from favorites such as Wes Anderson films and Schitt’s Creek! Check our Motel Events page for details.
Thursday, June 16th: Check in a day early for a wild weekend beginning with our town’s newest treat: the Ithaca Night Bazaar! From 6 – 11pm, one Thursday night / summer month at Steamboat Landing (the Ithaca Farmer’s Market grounds). Live music, art, food, vendors and more! Click the link to learn more.
Saturday, June 18th: GHM-sponsored event weekend kicking off with Moira’s Market pop-up at the GHM, featuring the Parade of Moiras @1pm in our parking lot and Instagram celeb Michael Judson Berry! Titt’s Creek followup / blowout event at CSMA @8pm that evening.
This May – June you can nab tickets to The Cherry’s Pursuit, a collaboration with Toronto’s b current theater.
If you’re looking for a fun weekend away, any weekend is a good one to visit the Finger Lakes. Here are our June suggestions.
Recommended itinerary for June 2 – 5th:
THURSDAY: Check in and head downtown to watch the Ithaca Festival parade. Many food vendors will be set up all weekend for your enjoyment.
FRIDAY: Enjoy the first Friday opening reception in our guest lounge. Visit the festival for dinner and maybe cap the night off with a Gallery Night Ithaca walking tour and bedtime s’mores in one of our fire pits at the motel.
SATURDAY: Start the day with one of our DIY Breakfast kits, then to yoga at South Hill Cider up the road (you can grab lunch there afterwards). Head over to the Ithaca Commons for festival happenings of all sorts. Catch an early evening movie at Cinemapolis, and have dinner at the excellent Hawi .
SUNDAY: Drink coffee and read the Sunday NYTimes on our patio. Check out at 11am and head to brunch at one of our favorite spots.
Recommended itinerary for June 16 – 19th:
THURSDAY: Enjoy a glass of bubbly or coffee from your Ooh-La-La package after check-in and chill out for a bit before catching this show at The Hangar Theater. After the show, find your way to our farmer’s market at Steamboat Landing for Ithaca’s newest summertime feature: the Ithaca Night Bazaar! You will find dinner, music, vendors and magical delights here until 11pm.
FRIDAY: After a hearty brunch at Stonebend Farm in Newfield, go for a hike at Buttermilk/Treman/Taughannock, or if you prefer a day at the lake, register for SUP board yoga class here!
SATURDAY: Join us at Moira’s Market pop-up event on our patio from 11-3p. Take a nap or a walk around the property before dinner at Moosewood Restaurant (or any downtown restaurant). Walk over to the highly-anticipated Titt’s Creek show downtown at 8pm! Don’t forget your tickets from Grayhaven!
Summer rates and multi-night discounts are active on the website.
See you soon!