So much to do...!
Rochester is known as "Festival City," with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall. Plus, everyday there is something to do-from performing arts to museum exhibits to musical recitals-and of course, if it's Rochester-there's plenty of PLAY! Be sure to check the calendar for daily activities.
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Celebrate seaside amusements in all of their beeping, blipping, vibrant and gaudy glory. Stroll down a boardwalk that evokes the heyday of 19th century resorts like Coney Island and Atlantic City. Play pinball and arcade games, spin a wheel of fortune, snap a photo with beach props and cut-outs and much more.
From the world’s largest collection of cameras, the evolution of photography is illustrated, -- including the camera that shot the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the only complete NASA Lunar Orbiter, and a Technicolor movie camera that filmed many MGM classics … plus many cameras that you and your family used to own!
With "singing" Tesla coils, this exhibition experience features dazzling displays of lightning set to music. Be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just a few feet away in our newest visitor experience, Electricity Theater! This science show experience features a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils. Watch the dark theater become splashed with light, and allow that spark in you to ignite as you explore the excitement of electricity and all that goes with it: Lightning, conductors, insulators and storm safety. www.rmsc.org
Drill hands-on into construction trades and complete actual electrical, plumbing, architectural and building tasks! Fun for the whole family. Use your hands and minds to: - Maneuver a giant crane to move bricks on the “job site.” - Run wires through 2x4-studded walls to build a simulated working electrical system. - Install plumbing for a sink as well as install a p-trap for outflow. - Stretch your design and math muscles while creating structures with KEVA Planks. Also, hear from local professionals! Local electricians, plumbers and other construction professionals narrate their story of building the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on campus at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, René Lalique’s jewelry, and then his beautifully designed glass objects and vessels, made him an influential figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His work was acclaimed at the international industrial expositions, particularly the 1900 and 1925 Paris Expositions. Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and His Contemporaries surveys the extraordinary glass art created by Lalique and his European contemporaries, including Marinot, Herbst, Gallé, and Val St. Lambert, through design drawings, trade catalogs, period photographs, and rare books from the Rakow Library’s special collections. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.
By Special Agreement with GFour Productions By Special License from The Owner Jeanie Linders’ Company Book and Lyrics by Jeanie Linders. Menopause follows four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! A show for a "ladies night out" at MGR Downtown at the Auburn Public Theater!
Relax and enjoy summer on Casa Larga's patio with a Rochester food truck, live music, wine, local beer and wine slushies. New this year - tableside bar service! $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie. Bring a chair or enjoy our picnic tables for an evening of wine and music by the vineyard. Groups welcome, call Cathy Fabretti 585-223-4210 for details.
Free annual concert series along the canal at the Port of Pittsford Park on Friday evenings, featuring a variety of musical styles throughout the season; open to the public. Port of Pittsford includes a new band pavilion and improves amenities for baoters - potable water, electrical hookups and additional dock space.
Downtown Batavia Public Market , Every Thursday, June 19th - September 25th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. We've Moved To: Bank Street & Alva Place Parking Lot (Across From Jerome Center) Market Features: Fresh Baked Goods, Produce & Fruit, Flowers, Herbs, Wine, Handcrafted Quilts, BBQ Sauce, Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Alston, and lots more... Interested Vendors Contact The B.I.D. At: 585-344-0900.
Beginning Thursday, June 19th we are pleased to offer a live jazz trio in CHAR Steak & Lounge from 5:30-8:30 PM. Proudly featuring local talent from the Eastman School of Music.
Music, Food Trucks, Buskers & More!
Power cities, build cars, harness wind and fire catapults! Dive into a hands-on exploration of the inventive process and see what you can do
Jackson Square Concerts, 7-9pm, Every Friday from June 27th-August 29th: June 27th: Stone Row (Celtic Rock) July 4th: Northbound Rebels (Southern Rock) July 11th: Mitty & The Followers ( MoTown) July 18th: Kelly's Old Timers (Country) July 25th: Bonnie & Collide ( R&B /Blues) August 1st: It's My Party (60's Hits) August 8th: Ghost Riders (Country & Ghost Riders Drum & Bugle August 15th: OHMS Band (Soft Rock) August 22nd: C'est Bon Dance Band (Cajun) August 29th: Bluesway Band (Blues / Classic Rock) Opening Acts On June 27th, July 25th & August 22nd will be ensembles from the Genesee Symphony Orchestra (GSO) Concerts Are Free, Bring Your Own Seating, Rain Days In Batavia City Centre (Former Genesee Country Mall) on Main Street. Food & Refreshments Available: Sweet Ecstasy Bakery & Bistro
Joyful Rescues will be showing dogs and cats up for adoption at Webster PetSmart, 917 Holt Rd. Stop by and see us!
The park is open seven days a week throughout the summer. Wild Game Safari Tours run Sundays-Thursdays 10am-5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 10am-7pm. Season passes available on-line, or call 585.535.4100. Visit our website for a list of all prices and hours.
Join in a festive musical march through the museum galleries. Included with general museum admission fees.
The Annual Sterling, NY Renaissance Festival is a re-creation of an English festival around the time period of Queen Elizabeth I. Authentic jousting, demonstrating artisans, live theatre, music and dance and delicious foods.
Moms, Dads, Grandparents, or caregivers, are invited to bring your little ones (children pre-K to second grade) to the WCNY courtyard for Sit.Stay.Read story times! Participate in fun activities, and listen to stories. The event may be moved inside depending on the weather.
A diehard Washington Senators fan sells his soul to the devil so his favorite team, The Washington Senators, can beat the hated Yankees and win the pennant. As his alter ego, the gifted ball player navigates tricky waters and learns what's most important in life. With classic hits such as "Ya Gotta Have Heart," "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal Mo," and "Whatever Lola Wants," this sporty musical comedy hits it out of the park! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical!
A hilarious musical that follows six awkward adolescents on their quest for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Weekend matinees suitable for ages 10+, all other performances suitable for ages 15+.
One of Rochester's most popular free concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the Rochester Public Market to the evening set with live music through the summer months! 2014 Bands on the Bricks will be run on Fridays. Gates open at 5:30 pm and the music runs 6-10 pm.
See website for concert listings.
In an improv comedy show, the audience provides suggestions to the comedic performers who then create hilarious scenes immediately without any further preparation. Improv Comedy Battles are a type of competition where the improvisors compete for the audience's affection. Based on audience suggestions, and audience scores. Perfect for those who have never seen improv before, first dates, birthday parties and bachelor/bachelorette celebrations.
July 13–September 21, 2014 in the Grand Gallery Summers at MAG are dedicated to the art of upstate New York. On alternating years, the Gallery presents juried and invitational exhibitions that showcase regional artists working in a variety of media. For the 6th Rochester Biennial, the Gallery’s director and curators have selected these six exceptional artists: Juan-Carlos Caballero Perez, Rochester (metalwork) Richard Hirsch, Churchville (ceramics) Jeff Kell, Rush (ceramics) Kumi Korf, Ithaca (prints, artist’s books) Lynette Stephenson, Hamilton (painting) Kim Waale, Manlius (installations) Each Biennial artist will present about half a dozen new works.
"At the Water's Edge" is a featured exhibition of framed prints by Image City Photography Gallery partners Dick Bennett and Carl Crumley. Dick's photos are of various bridges over the Genesee River through Rochester. Carl's images are from the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Guest artists include Michelle Turner and members of the Rochester Photo Editing Group. Opening Reception is on Friday, July 18 from 5:00 to 8:30.
Flutter over to see a whimsical display of the 10 winning fairy houses from the Corn Hill Arts Festival. Included with general museum admission fees.
Scream Campout Live! is New York's most terrifying, original and unique horror camping experience. Our scare environments, special effects, and interactive scare actors will place you in the nightmare of your life. Campers will navigate around a series of outdoor environments thru out the night. Walk through a slaughter house, chainsaw maze, graveyard, and other scare scenes. You will encounter total darkness, strobe lighting, latex, sudden loud noises, live scare actors, and scent effects which are intended to frighten you. Play zombie paintball as zombies are attacking you and watch horror movies. Campers must be 18 or older.
Wall\Therapy is a community level intervention using mural are as a vehicle to address our collective need for inspiration. During this week-long festival, street artists ("therapists") from across the globe paint ("rehabilitate") walls, healing the city with new life and energy, beautifying our landscape, igniting community dialogue and inspiring Rochesterians to view the Image City, a moniker originally attributed to Kodak, in a proud, new way.
Based on the popular John Waters cult film of the same name, Hairspray explores the impact on 1962 Baltimore when a plus sized dancer decides it’s time to end race integration on television.
50 bell carillon will play an open air concert. National and international artists will play. Bring a picnic, friends, and seating. Free, open to the public, enjoy University of Rochester's beautiful campus and arboretum. Parking behind Rush Rhees Library. Rain or shine.
The acclimated chefs of The Culinary Institute of America are coming "on location" to the New York Wine &Culinary Center! Come and join all the fun as you spend 5 days in a professional kitchen with a chef from the CIA. You will build your skills through expert instructions, learn tips and techniques with hands on instruction. There will be chef demos, wine tastings, lectures and meals -PLUS a lot of fun with fellow foodies just like you! Join us for this great summer adventure - classes fill quickly - enroll now. To register - http://enthusiasts.ciachef.edu/cia-on-location/ or call 1-888-579-4454
Enjoy a fun-filled summer at The Strong! Rejoice in new themed activities every weekday with playful pursuits that include arts and crafts, music and dance, and imaginative play. Be on the lookout for special guests, storytelling, and celebratory surprises. This week: View an award-winning display of fairy houses, make an insect craft, and participate in a Discovery Garden scavenger hunt. This week only, get buy-one-get-one free tickets to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, with general museum admission Monday through Friday only.
The world’s most beloved musical, as you’ve never seen it before! Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving family. From this simple act of desperation springs a classic tale of broken dreams, passion, obsession, and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Whether it’s your first time experiencing this enthralling story, or your 101st, you won’t want to miss this thrilling score and this timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit! Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
Featuring a midway, festival foods, petting zoo, family entertainment, DIRT racing, a horse pull, tractor pulls, stunt show 4H activities, demolition derby, fireworks, nightly bands and more.
Live music each evening, chicken BBQ, carnival rides, parade, fireworks, food and more.
JD Wine Cellars “Un-wined” Friday Macedon, NY. (July 25, 2014) — On Friday July 25th JD Wine Cellars will be hosting an after work “un-wined” party at the tasting room. “ There is no better way to start the weekend than to relax with a glass of wine while enjoying the musical selections from the ever popular, local artist, Dave McGrath,” commented Joan Allen, owner. As an added bonus JD Wine Cellars is also releasing their first handcrafted Pinot Gris that evening. “Morning Dew is a delightful semi dry white with notes of green apple. It has a sharp mouth watering lingering finish and is sure to be a crowd favorite this summer” stated Doug Allen, winemaker. Visitors to the Tasting Room will be able to try Morning Dew for free during the evening. All of the other award winning wines along with 3 local beers will be available for sampling as well for just $3 per flight. Dave Mc Grath will be playing form 6-9pm, the BBQ grill will be open along with the Long Acre Farm Ice Cream Shop, Farm Market and Back 40 Adventure Area so bring the whole family. JD Wine Cellars will be open with extended hours until 9pm and will feature a sale on Waggin’ Tail Red, as well as tastings of their award winning wines and Fairport Brewing Company’s custom craft beers. Tastings are $3 per person. For questions, directions and a list of upcoming events please visit www.longacrefarms.com or call 315-986-4202. #END# Long Acre Farms, a third generation family farm, has evolved from its early beginnings in 1927 as a vegetable and grain farm into a premiere agri-tainment destination farm. The farm’s mission, to offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy new experiences in an entertaining, wholesome, challenging and educational way, has made it a popular family destination. JD Wine Cellars is in its 5th year of producing and specializing in small batch, hand-crafted red, white and 100% fruit wines. Co-located and working in line with the goals of Long Acre Farms, JD Wine Cellars aims to provide an authentic and family-friendly experience to its guests in its fun and educational wine tasting venue.
Women's professional soccer
The day is packed with sports-related activities including a 5K run, volleyball tournament, and kickball, all benefiting charity.
Sale Runs along scenic Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer, with hundreds of vendors selling antiques and collectibles. Enjoy barbecue as well. Rain or Shine. Shop in any direction.
3rd Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival. It’s a day-long family event on the farm! Local creameries, farms, foods and vendors sampling & selling. Activities for everyone: Live music, Barnyard Olympics, kids midway, pairing seminars, cooking demo, goat milking, petting zoo, farm tours, hayrides, cheese making…
Ganondagan's Native American Dance & Music Festival is the only event of its kind in Western New York. Last year's Festival featured not one but two popular musicians; multiple award-winning and internationally renowned musicians Arvel Bird (violinist and Native American flutist) and singer-songwriter Jennifer Kreisberg.
Our two-day signature event attracts more than four thousand people annually from throughout the country for the variety of music, Iroquois dance performances, artisan demonstrations, traditional storytelling, Wegman's Family Discovery Tent, Native Arts Market, interpretive programs at the Bark Longhouse and Visitor Center, guided trail walks and more.
A celebration on the Erie Canal that includes music, activities and an array of vendors.
For more than 40 years, the Waterfront Art Festival has brought a unique collection of arts and crafts vendors selling jewellery, pottery, and one-of-a-kind items.