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2016 BEAR Walk: Community Fair

30 August 2016

Following on previous successes, Cornell University, the City of Ithaca, and the City and Local Affairs Committee of the Student Assembly will host the BEAR Walk: Community Fair on August 30th. The Purpose of the event is to help build a robust Collegetown community of students, full-time residents, the City of Ithaca, and Cornell University.

Bear WalkDate: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: 400 Block of College Avenue

This exciting occasion brings together students, neighbors, city officials, Cornell staff, and local businesses who share the common goal of promoting a greater sense of community and connection throughout the vibrant Collegetown neighborhood.

The Community Fair will start with a welcome from the Big Red Band followed by remarks by Mayor Svante Myrick, Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina, and Student Assembly President Jordan Berger. Later, enjoy a cappella performances and visit resource tables where Cornell and Ithaca service providers will distribute health and safety information on becoming a good neighbor.

Bear Walk: Community Fair Agenda

  • 6:15-6:45pm, Big Red Band
  • 6:45-7pm, Greeting and Remarks
    • Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca
    • Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations
    • Jordan Berger, Student Assembly President
  • 7-7:20pm, Red Solo Cups (A Cappella Performance)
  • 7:30-7:50pm, After Eight (A Cappella Performance)
"We have been encouraged with the growing popularity of Bear Walk over the last several years, and look forward to building an even stronger tradition of annual community collaboration," said Julie L. Paige, Director, Off Campus and Cooperative Living. "Collegetown is a unique and special place, and bringing its residents together each year helps to strengthen neighborhood integrity and improve the quality of life for everyone," she adds.

College Avenue between Oak Avenue and Dryden Road will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, August 30, from 5 pm - 9 pm for the third annual BEAR (Being Engaged and Responsible) Walk and Health and Safety Info Fair.

TCAT bus route changes are posted at

For more information on the 2016 Bear Walk please email

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