In honor of the history of the ice cream sundae being created in Ithaca by a Unitarian minister, we serve ice cream sundaes to the community during the annual Porch Fest event, usually the third Sunday in September. The porch of our parish house also features community musicians.
Find EVERYTHING you need at this much loved Ithaca yard sale on an epic scale. Great deals to be found in furniture, clothing, shoes, housewares, books, CDs, shoes and antiques. It is held for three days, usually held on the third weekend in August, with prices reduced daily.
Unirondack Labor Day Camping
Each year we fill the Unirondack camp and conference center in the Adirondacks with 100 excited campers in cabins and tents who use the time to connect with one another and the great outdoors.
A gala night of exciting bidding for great dinners, vacations, antiques, artwork, excursions, tickets and services all provided by First Unitarians. An evening of fun that builds community and raises much-needed funds!
Gingerbread House Decorating
Your basic house is already assembled and you get to decorate it using a myriad of edible and colorful items and then take it home. One per person or one per family! A fun winter holiday tradition.
Children and adults are secretly paired with each other and over the course of a few weeks in winter they try to figure out who their pen pal is. A final reveal brunch in March allows them to finally meet and get to know each other better.
The last “regular” service of the year is held at Stewart Park where we bridge our middle and high school youth to the next adventure. This is all followed by a potluck lunch by the beautiful Cayuga Lake.