Annual Events

Silent Movie Under the Stars — every August

August 2018 will mark WSM’s 8th year of Silent Movie Under the Stars — an outdoor screening of a silent film with live music at Taughannock Falls State Park. Produced in collaboration with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, this cinematic event under the night sky has become a summer tradition! Stay tuned for details…


Silent Movie Month — every October

Every October in Ithaca is Silent Movie Month, a month-long celebration of silent film and Ithaca’s role in early movie making history. Join WSM for screenings, exhibits and events at Cornell Cinema and Cinemapolis.

Silents Roar! — every spring

A silent film festival celebrates short films directed by Tompkins County students from middle and high school. A panel of jurors selects prize winners in a multitude of categories. Hosted by Cinemapolis.

Party for the Park — every September

WSM’s joint fundraiser with Friends of Stewart Park takes place each fall in the Picnic Pavilion by the shores of Cayuga Lake in Stewart Park. It’s a wonderful night of people who love and support the park coming together for good food, signature cocktails and live music — not to mention carousel rides! All proceeds benefit Wharton Studio Museum and Friends of Stewart Park.

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