Community Events

The Coddington Road Community Center was first erected as a one room school house in the 1850’s and later incorporated in 1949 as a place for the residents of South Hill to congregate and socialize.  Active as a social club until the late 1970’s, the center held frequent community gatherings and events.

Today, the community can still enjoy CRCC’s ball field, woods, playgrounds, and pavilions.  Our buildings and grounds are also available for rental, additional fees apply. View our community calendar for a list of upcoming events on continue reading below for a full list of upcoming Ithaca community events. Please subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events, activities and classes.

Friday, April 6th: Adult Paint Night with Instant Artist 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join us and Melissa from Instant Artist as we each paint this 16×20 canvas. Take your completed work home with you or donate it. Coddington is reaching out to area nursing homes to donate unwanted paintings to local residents for room decor. $35 a person with all proceeds to benefit the Coddington Family Scholarship Program. Bring your own alcoholic beverages if you desire; bottled water and light snack provided. Please note this date is a reschedule from 1/26/18 Register for Paint Night here!

Mondays Starting April 16th: Classic Soccer Shots (Ages 3-5) 3:30pm-4:15pm
Soccer Shots returns to Coddington this spring. The Classic Program is designed for preschoolers aged around 3-5 and is a high energy introduction into the sport of soccer. Registration is done via the Soccer Shots website.

Mondays Starting April 16th: Premier Soccer Shots (Ages 6-8) 3:30pm-;4:15pm
New this year at Coddington; Soccer Shots is offering a Premier Program for school aged children around the ages of 6-8 years. This program is designed for children who are looking to grow their soccer skills and competition will be introduced in a friendly manner. Registration is done via the Soccer Shots website.

Tuesdays Starting April 17th: Youth Karate Classes with Cayuga Lake Seido Karate 6pm-6:45pm
Students will learn kicks, punches, blocks and forms appropriate to their level of experience, as well as the history and philosophy of a traditional martial art. Specialized curriculum for students ages 6-8 allows them to progress steadily as they acquire the fundamental skills of balance, strength, and mental focus. Class is taught by instructor Kyoshi Gail Lajoie, 5th Degree Black Belt from Cayuga Lake Seido Karate. Registration form.

Saturday, April 28th: Women’s Self Defense Workshop, 1pm-5pm
This workshop is led by Kyoshi Gail Lajoie, 5th Degree Black Belt from Cayuga Lake Seido Karate. In addition to teaching classes at Cayuga Lake Seido Karate, Kyoshi Gail also teaches classes in Seido Karate and Personal Defense at Ithaca College. This session is designed to present an array of mental, verbal, and physical skills that help participants increase their awareness, improve their confidence, and feel safer in their environment. The class will be a mix of group discussion, role plays, and physical drills and activities. Areas of focus will include situational awareness, verbal and nonverbal communication strategies, conflict resolution skills, and easy-to-learn physical techniques.
$50 registration fee; space is limited. Register today!

Past Events/Activities:

2018: February Itty Bitty Bookfest, STEM Playtime Hosted by Finger Lakes Toy Library, February Red Cross Babysitter Training Class

2017: January Parents’ Night Out, Family Game Night, February Parents’ Night Out, Adult Paint Night, March Parent’s Night Out, March Red Cross Babysitter Training Class, Earth Day Community Cleanup, April Red Cross Babysitter Training Class, , May Preschool Fun Fit Classes with Tamara Scott, June Red Cross Babysitter Training Class, July Red Cross Babysitter Training Class, July Camp Invention, September Open House/Annual Meeting, September Preschool Fun Fit with Tamara Scott, Fall Session of Soccer Shots, September Intro into the World of Music, Fall Clean-Up Day, Fall Festival, Fall Session of Youth Karate with Cayuga Lake Seido Karate, December Parents’ Night Out, December Ithaca Families Gift Economy Holiday Swap, December Winterfest Activity Day

2016: Fall Festival, December Parents’ Night Out, Winterfest Activity Day & Vendor Fair

Property Rental

The Coddington Road Community Center is available for rent.  We have the ideal space for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions, or just because-gatherings.  Rental is only $25 an hour with a 2-hour minimum.  Pay an affordable rental fee for use of one of our classrooms (tables and chairs included) or one of our outdoor pavilions with picnic tables.  All rentals gain access to our playground and open field spaces.  Please contact (607) 277-1434 to check availability or email
Rental Agreement Form
Availability Calendar 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Coddington Road ComCoddington Road Community Center, volunteer, volunteers needed, volunteer in Ithaca, Ithaca volunteersmunity Center is focused on expanding our community programs. In addition to the Fall Festival, we envision a community center with monthly community gatherings and events. The success of these programs depend on wonderful volunteers; volunteers just like you! Students, middle school aged up, as well as members of the community are encouraged to volunteer at Coddington Road Community Center. Volunteer responsibilities vary from event-to-event; however, you can be assured that you will have a memorable experience.

All volunteer work will be verified by Coddington staff. Successful tracking of volunteer work is important, as it is a wonderful and unique addition to job applications, scholarship applications, as well as National Honor Society applications. For more information on how you can volunteer at the Coddington Road Community Center, please email or call (607) 277-1434.  Online volunteer sign-up.

Coddington Road Community Center
920 Coddington Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-1434 | Fax: 607-277-8873