AskPearl Ithaca & Tompkins County


Designed for curious people who want more than a cursory overview of what’s happening in Tompkins County.

It’s a free local resource featuring events, activities, and opportunities that promote social interactions and engagement. 

We developed AskPearl to help dislodge those personal blind spots that habits and social media algorithms create,  revealing a larger picture of what the community offers.

Socializing and spending time together face-to-face is essential for a vibrant community. AskPearl is an open invitation to participate and experience something new and different.

We work with local businesses, non-profits, radio stations and news outlets to counteract the increasing fragmentation of information and create access and inclusion across different social, cultural and economic groups.

AskPearl respects people’s time and attention by removing unnecessary temptation and distractions that are usually associated with online environments. AskPearl refrains from click-bait, out-of-town advertising, pop-ups and other attention-grabbing techniques.

Our aim is to highlight what’s often overlooked or undervalued, bridging the neighborhoods, villages, towns, and colleges that comprise greater Tompkins County.

We believe that in a healthy community, everyone feels invited to participate and engage.