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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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08/02/2015 - 08/08/2015

Featured Events

Old Fashioned Fun on the Farm at Stokoe Farms

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Recurring every 3 days
  • Times: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location: Stokoe Farms 656 South Road
  • Contact: Julie Izzo Niedzwick
  • Phone: (585) 889-0770
  • Admission: $8.00 per person

The kids won't complain that they are bored at Stokoe Farms! The farm is opening for three days only for some "Old Fashioned Fun." Excitement for all ages, Stokoe Farms is Rochester's favorite farm located just 15 minutes south of the airport. Head out and play on the two bounce pillows, their famous bee zip line, giant slides, pedal karts, spider web, nature trail and so much more!

Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: August 5th - 9th ~ Performances Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Walnut Hill Farm
  • Phone: (585) 746-1080
  • Admission: $10

Please join us for the largest horse and carriage pleasure driving horse show in the world. Once each year the picturesque Pittsford countryside comes alive with the magic and romance of an earlier era. The Pittsford Carriage Association, Inc. a not-for-profit educational organization hosts this international carriage competition for the purpose of advancing art and traditions of driving and for the promotion of the public interest in the contributions made by the horse and carriage to our country’s cultural, social, and economic history. Our comprehensive five-day schedule of classes offers spectators the opportunity to view a wide variety of 19th Century carriages exhibited by over 250 competitors from some 20 states, Canada, and Europe. Antique vehicles from tiny pony carts to huge road coaches drawn by a four-in-hand (four horses) appointed with highly polished brass and silver harness will be participating in all phases of classical driving competition, including cross-country obstacle classes and the elegant pleasure driving classes in the ring.

Jack Ass Day at Swedish Hill Winery

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: 4565 State Route 414
  • Contact: Swedish Hill Winery
  • Phone: (607) 403-0029
  • Admission: FREE

Kick your heels up as we celebrate the Birthday of our beloved miniature donkey, Doobie, on August 8th, 2015 from noon to 5pm! Get ready to party in true Jack Ass style with LIVE Music, craft vendors, wine slushies, BBQ Food, games for everyone and even our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament (sign up today)!!!

Ongoing Events

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ

  • Date(s): 09/14/2014 - 09/13/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: Every Sunday at 1 & 3 pm
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in Gallery admission

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ Recurring weekly on Sunday Times: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Admission: Included in Gallery admission Going for Baroque is a weekly series of mini-recitals featuring students at the Eastman School of Music performing on the Italian Baroque organ.

Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

This exhibition celebrates the legacy and impact of James Card, the museum's first curator of motion pictures, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

"Tuesday Pipes" Free Concerts at Christ Church

  • Date(s): 03/10/2015 - 03/08/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 12:10-12:35pm
  • Location: Christ Church, 141 East Ave
  • Contact: Myles Boothroyd
  • Phone: (231) 463-9901
  • Admission: Free

Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free concerts on the organs at Christ Church. Get a taste of Eastman culture during your lunch break! The church houses two of Rochester's most prized instruments. The Craighead-Saunders Organ is a scientific process reconstruction of an instrument that still exists today in Vilnius, Lithuania, created by the central German organ builder Adam Gottlob Casparini in 1776. It is perhaps the only instrument in the United States where one can hear the music of Bach as it would have sounded during the Baroque era. Standing opposite, the Hook & Hastings Organ represents the American Romantic tradition, featuring original pipes from 1862 and 1893. "Tuesday Pipes" concerts are held during the lunch hour to give you a break from your busy week. Stop on by Christ Church this coming Tuesday to hear eclectic music by Eastman organists, then grab a bite at one of the many local cafes and bistros across the street!

Opening Day to 2015 Animal Park Tour Season – Friday, May 1, 2015 – 10am-3pm

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
  • Contact: Carol Doggett
  • Phone: (585) 535-4100
  • Admission: $18.75 Adults $14.25 Children ages 3-10 (2 and under free) $16.75 Seniors (Mon-Fri only)

Wild Game Safari Tours will resume May 1, 2015 and run through October 31, 2015. Please see our 2015 Operating Calendar for park hours as they change throughout the season.

Tails & Tales Story Time

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 09/25/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Wickham Farms
  • Contact: Tracy
  • Phone: (585) 377-3276
  • Admission: Free

Each story time centers around a surprise farm animal visitor. After hearing stories from picture books about farming or the animal, children get a chance to interact with the animal – sometimes to pet or touch the animal, other times to look at it up close. Tails & Tales story times are a free activity, and no registration is required.

Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery

  • Date(s): 05/03/2015 - 11/01/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 2:00pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue (opposite Robinson Drive) Parking Available within the cemetery.
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $5.00 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompained with a paying adult)

This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk of about one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.
Admission: $5 per person (except May 10 -- see Mother's Day Special). Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
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In Search of Shadows

  • Date(s): 05/08/2015 - 08/16/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11-5pm, until 9pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in gallery admission

Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, May 21, 2015 This exhibition draws from the wealth of paintings, drawings and prints in MAG’s permanent collection to explore that most enigmatic of visual forms, the shadow. For centuries, artists have used the shadow—the physical counterpart to the absence or dimming of light—as a way to depict the visible as well as the symbolic, metaphorical and psychological worlds. The works on display cross geographical and chronological boundaries to showcase the power and breadth of artistic interpretations of light and dark in all its myriad forms.

MAGthursdays

  • Date(s): 05/14/2015 - 05/12/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Free. Tapas, wine and beer a la carte.

Don't miss Max at the Gallery's weekly Tapas Night. Visit the museum (half price admission from 5 to 9 pm), listen to live music, and enjoy wine, beer and tapas plates for purchase. No reservation necessary!

"ART OF WAR" Bullet Paintings by Viktor Mitic

  • Date(s): 05/17/2015 - 08/23/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: PUBLIC Hours; Fridays & Saturdays 11a.m.-6p.m. and Sundays 12-5p.m.
  • Location: ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road
  • Contact: Michal Hardy
  • Phone: (585) 288-7170
  • Admission: $12 General Admission, $8 Seniors (60+) and Free to ARTIANworks Members

"ART OF WAR" Bullet Paintings by Viktor Mitic Opening Reception, Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-4p.m. One hour Introductory Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. included with admission.

Casa Larga Patio Parties

  • Date(s): 05/19/2015 - 09/08/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Phone: (585) 233-4210
  • Admission: $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie.

Relax and enjoy summer on Casa Larga's patio on Tuesday nights, May 19 to September 8, with a Rochester food truck, live music of soft rock or light jazz, wine, local beer and wine slushies. New this year is patio-side bar service, a full line-up of food trucks and an extended season! $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. http://www.casalarga.com/Events/ROCPatioParties

Casa Larga Patio Parties

  • Date(s): 05/21/2015 - 09/10/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Admission: $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie.

Relax and enjoy summer on Casa Larga's patio on Thursday nights, May 21 to September 10, with a Rochester food truck, live music of rock cover bands, big bands and dance music, wine, local beer and wine slushies. New this year is patio-side bar service, a full line-up of food trucks and an extended season! $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. http://www.casalarga.com/Events/ROCPatioParties

Sample Saturdays!

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015 - 06/04/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Oak Hill Commons Lower Level - 3050 Monroe Avenue
  • Contact: Grand Cru Chocolates & Nuts
  • Phone: (585) 244-9510
  • Admission: Free

Sample Saturdays: every Saturday Grand Cru Chocolates & Nuts puts out a free sampling of delicious treats. From artisan chocolates to fresh roasted nuts to gourmet snacks and drinking chocolates - there are different samples to try each week. We want you to try the exquisite and unique items we have so stop in to experience the Grand Cru difference!

Sunset on Strath

  • Date(s): 06/09/2015 - 08/26/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Times: 6PM
  • Location: The Strathallan
  • Phone: (585) 461-5010
  • Admission: Free

The Strathallan Hotel presents their kick-off to summer! The Sunset on Strath is a rooftop happy hour series featuring live music every Tuesday and Wednesday evening through August. Bands include local favorites such as Teagan Ward, The Swooners, Adrian DiMatteo, Rob & Gary Acoustic, The Regulars, Roses and Revolutions and The Uptown Groove

Twilight Tours

  • Date(s): 06/11/2015 - 08/13/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)


These 75-minute tours will include topics covered on the Sunday general tours as well as new material.
Admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.

Casa Larga Farm to Table Marketplace

  • Date(s): 06/21/2015 - 10/25/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Phone: (585) 223-4210
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy local produce, cheeses, meats and other local products all under the tent at Casa Larga Vineyards each Sunday, June 21 through October 25 (except for September 13), from 10:00am-2:00pm. Check out www.casalarga.com, or call 585.223.4210 for more information.

Summer Hours

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
  • Contact: Carol Doggett
  • Phone: (585) 535-4100

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure is a wild game safari tour, which is now open for the summer! Running 7 days a week, our hours are 10am-5pm until Labor Day.

Grove Place Jazz Project

  • Date(s): 07/07/2015 - 08/18/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $10

Downstairs Cabaret, in association with Eastman School of Music jazz students, features a different jazz ensemble each Tuesday at 7pm, showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and other jazz artisans. Co-sponsored by the Friends of The Grove Place Jazz Project.

Open late Tuesday

  • Date(s): 07/07/2015 - 08/25/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Seneca Park Zoo
  • Phone: (585) 336-7200
  • Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

The Zoo has extended its hours once again this summer for eight Tuesday evenings filled with special programs and FUN! Gates remain open until 7:30 p.m. and you may stay on Zoo grounds until 8:30 p.m.

Bands on the Bricks Concert Series

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: See website
  • Location: Rochester Public Market
  • Admission: see website

Live Concerts Friday Nights at the Rochester Public Market. 

65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

  • Date(s): 07/26/2015 - 09/13/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun, 11 am - 5 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: included with gallery admission

65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition July 26–September 20, 2015 in the Grand Gallery Summers at MAG are dedicated to the art of upstate New York. In 2015, don’t miss Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition. The works in the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition will showcase approximately 100 works by emerging and established artists from a 27-county region of western New York.

Nik Entertainment Karaoke Night With George

  • Date(s): 07/28/2015 - 07/19/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 9:45pm - 1am,
  • Location: Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Avenue.
  • Phone: (585) 244-0331
  • Admission: free

Meet, party and sing along with one of North America's most well known entertainment companies. Learn more about opportunities with the NIK organization! Show of what you got! Simply the most fun karaoke program in town - because attendees are from all walks of life

Dancing with The Strong

  • Date(s): 08/03/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square
  • Phone: (585) 263-2700
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free

Get grooving with dancing and movement activities. On Monday only, watch a live performance by A Moving Experience, the Arc of Monroe County’s modern dance troupe. Make a rainbow dancing stick to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

  • Date(s): 08/03/2015 - 11/16/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 8p
  • Location: West Edge Restaurant & Lounge
  • Contact: Carrie Beagle
  • Phone: (585) 319-3388
  • Admission: Free

Join Geeks Who drink. The areas premier Trivia Quiz Masters every Monday from 8-10p. Win prizes and test you knowledge against other teams.

Design Remedies: Designing with What you Have

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Times: 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Rochester Brainery
  • Contact: Rochester Brainery
  • Phone: (585) 730-7034
  • Admission: $15

Does your dwelling leave you down? Want your abode to look better? Need help with Interior Design, but not sure where to start? Than "Design Remedies; Designing with what you have" is a match for you! Interior Designer Shawn O'Hara will lead you through a series of simple and easy to accomplish design examples and remedies. You will learn tricks that you can take home and implement right away! No need to go out and buy new things, use what you have! About the teacher: Shawn O'Hara is an Architectural/Interior Designer with Carini Engineering Designs in Fairport, NY, and a graduate of RIT with a BFA in Interior Design. With 7 years making spaces better places, Shawn specializes in modern simplified design not only as a design style but as a cost saving device as well. Learn the tricks that he uses in everyday application, for your space!

Introduction to DSLR Cameras

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Rochester Brainery
  • Contact: Rochester Brainery
  • Phone: (585) 730-7034
  • Admission: $20

Come learn to take control of your DSLR camera & look at light in a whole new way! We’ll cover ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and how to use them to take the photos you’ve always wanted to! About the teachers: Rachel from RachelLizPhotography is... A caffeine addict, vegetarian & a really bad dancer. In love with her high school sweetheart & cat mom to George. She's obsessed with constantly evolving, learning & creating the most authentic images she can. Lindsay from LindsayStephanyPhotography is... A wife, ice cream eater & crazy addicted traveler. Dog mom to a funny, massive goldendoodle, Reggie, who is basically a 100 pound party. She's obsessed with Reggie & with love. Photographing love is her "thing." Together they created ROCtheShot to bring the love of photography to Rochester!

Little Gather

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Times: 11am - 12pm
  • Location: One Museum Way
  • Phone: (607) 438-5113

Introduce little ones to the Museum through FREE storytelling, puppet shows, music, and lots of fun! BubbleMan Doug Rougeux will give a fantastic performance featuring giant soap bubbles! Clap along and show your slick moves with hits and rocking oldies. Collection Connection: Watch a Hot Glass Demo where our beautiful glass creations also begin with a bubble. Then, see how many bubbles you can find in objects in the collection! The Southeast Steuben County Library will be on site for each Little Gather Family session at 11 am, offering selected pieces from their collection centered around the Little Gather theme of the week. Bring your local library card to check out these items and further enhance your Little Gather experience at home. Bring your family at 11 am. Groups can attend a special 9:30 am show. Groups MUST register (space is limited) by calling 607.438.5113 or emailing littlegather@cmog.org

Los Straightjackets

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • Location: Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Abilene on the Road presents the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the "Jackets" have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Art Social

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: $12

Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Gather your friends for a fun, quick art experience in a unique setting. While you’re here, purchase food and drink and enjoy live music. No experience needed and all materials provided. Simply come for a little fun and a little art, led by Creative Workshop teacher Sara Blake Davies. Fee: $

Finger Lakes Lecture Series: Ben Altman and Rich Tomasello

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in gallery admission

Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:00 PM The series continues with talks by artists Ben Altman and Rich Tomasello, whose work is on view in the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Included in MAG admission. Altman, of Danby, shot his series SITE/SIGHT at international sites and memorials related to genocide and atrocity. There, with a 1940s press camera, he examined our contemporary response to the violent past as he captured tourists making their own photos with smartphones and cameras. Two works from the series are in this, his first Finger Lakes. Tomasello, of Buffalo, received his BFA in illustration from the University of Buffalo before becoming an art educator. His mixed media works examine the loss of innocence and incorporate “childhood memories, current events, the toy industry, and gender-specific advertising for children.” This is his second Finger Lakes.

Intro to Video Journalism Part 1: Camera Equipment and Exposure

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Rochester Brainery
  • Contact: Rochester Brainery
  • Phone: (585) 730-7034
  • Admission: $15

This class will be a basic introduction to video journalism. The class will go over exposure techniques (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and cover the equipment useful in making short documentaries. It will also demonstrate that you don't need much to get started! The instructor will be showing some of his films during the class as examples. Participants are asked to bring their camera, no matter the kind. Check out the instructor's other Video Journalism classes: Thursday, August 13th | 6:00pm-9:00pm | Intro to Video Journalism Part 2: Telling Stories Thursday, August 20th | 6:00pm-9:00pm | Intro to Video Journalism Part 3: Shooting and Editing Thursday, August 20th | 6:00pm-9:00pm | Intro to Video Journalism Part 3: Shooting and Editing To note: although this class is part of a series, it may also be taken as a stand-alone class. About the teacher: Alex Freeman graduated from RIT in 2012 and chose to stay in Rochester. He worked as a member of Americorps for city recreation, got to know the city and combined his interest for filmmaking with his passion for the community. Alex films and edits a variety of documentaries under the name Studio 73 Productions, and prefers to focus on journalistic style shorts. (vimeo.com/studio73productions). He also films and edits the web series Slow Road (slowroadtravel.com). This past year Alex was commissioned to produce a documentary for the Greentopia film festival, and recently filmed the 2015 Jazz Festival.

Learning To Write Well

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Rochester Brainery
  • Contact: Rochester Brainery
  • Phone: (585) 730-7034
  • Admission: $15

Improving our writing starts with the dot on each letter and comma, and ends with the document. Through the process, we pass through multiple revisions. This class investigates how the grammatical concepts most people know and can learn, apply directly to writing, and to writing well: our goal. I will guide you through simple and more complex grammar rules that if observed, will improve your writing immediately. Please bring a piece of your own writing of any genre (cover letter, academic essay, biography, letter, and e-mail among others), or I will provide a sample for you. About the teacher: George Goga is an English major studying to become a high school English teacher at SUNY Geneseo. He has taught and tutored students how to improve their writing and reading skills. In his free time, he reads classical novels, his favorite being Don Quijote. During his occupied time, he covertly reads some more.

RAF On the Side

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Call for entries: Now - Saturday, July 24 Opening Reception: August 6, 6-9pm ($5) First Friday Open Hours: August 7, 6-10pm Saturday Open Hours: August 8, 1-5pm
  • Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: $5

RoCo and RAF have invited members of the Rochester Advertising Federation to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. The exhibition will feature rarely-seen works by some of Rochester's most well known designers, photographers, and graphic artists.

RAF On the Side August 6 - 8, 2015

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Call for entries: Now - Saturday, July 24 Opening Reception: August 6, 6-9pm ($5) First Friday Open Hours: August 7, 6-10pm Saturday Open Hours: August 8, 1-5pm
  • Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center 137 East Ave
  • Contact: Bleu Cease
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: August 6 Opening Reception: $5, August 7 and 8: general admission free for members $2 for non members

Opening Reception: August 6, 6-9pm ($5) First Friday Open Hours: August 7, 6-10pm Saturday Open Hours: August 8, 1-5pm RoCo and RAF have invited members of the Rochester Advertising Federation to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. The exhibition will feature rarely-seen works by some of Rochester's most well known designers, photographers, and graphic artists.

Summer in Centennial Sculpture Park

  • Date(s): 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: free

Memorial Art Gallery grounds Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM This evening, we celebrate SUMMER IN CENTENNIAL SCULPTURE PARK with guided tours of the grounds, art activities for all ages, music by Black Rock Zydeco (pictured) and more!* Free; food and drink available for purchase. In case of rain, join us inside!

CARIFEST 2015

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Location: Brown Square Park
  • Contact: The Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc.
  • Phone: (585) 234-0909
  • Admission: Early Bird: $15.00, Event Day: $20.00

The CARIFEST Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind in Western New York and features some of the Caribbean finest in entertainment, food, music, dance, costumes and arts and crafts. It gives the Greater Rochester Community and its surroundings a taste of the Caribbean culture. The festival is usually held on the 2nd weekend in August in Downtown Rochester with an average attendance of over 5000 people.

I've Got The Music In Me

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:00pm-9:30pm
  • Location: Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $25

Charismatic entertainer Cindy Miller returns with her hit show! An ultra-electric performance, this hot Las Vegas-style show features great contemporary musical selections & extraordinary impersonations performed with phenomenal energy - great for the entire family.

St. Stanislaus Polish Arts Festival

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: August 7, 2015 (5-11 pm) & August 8, 2015 (4-11 pm)
  • Location: 1124 Hudson Ave. (Corner of Hudson Ave. & Norton St.)
  • Contact: Rectory
  • Phone: (585) 467-3068
  • Admission: Free!

Free admission, homemade Polish food, Polish folk art, polka music, games of chance, $4,000 in raffle prizes, tours of our historic church, kids' games, and much more! Fun for the whole family!

Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 4:30-7:30pm
  • Location: Nedloh Brewing Company 6621 State Route 5 & 20
  • Contact: Nedloh Brewing Company
  • Phone: (585) 360-7272
  • Admission: N/A

Come out and enjoy great pizza and tasty beer in the heart of Bloomfield, New York.

29th Annual AVON CORN Festival

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Village of Avon
  • Contact: Tom Vonglis
  • Phone: (585) 766-9358
  • Admission: Free

The 29th Avon Corn Festival will be held on Saturday August 8th 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The Avon Rotary Corn Festival is a combination of live music, great shopping experience and affordable food options. Browse arts and crafts, listen to a wide range of music on three separate stages, play games, eat lots of food, participate in our annual corn eating contest and enjoy the day. More than 190 craft vendors and about 25 food vendors participate. Proceeds from the Festival are used to support many local, state, national and international service organizations and causes, including the Boy Scouts, Avon Rotary-Lions Ambulance Service, Avon Food Pantry, Teresa House, literacy programs, Rotary International Youth Exchange students, and the Rotary Foundation.

Brockport Summer Arts Festival

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Location: See website for details
  • Admission: free

This Arts Festival includes the infamous Duck Derby held at the canal on Sunday, 100+ artists and vendors, and a multitude of entertainment options as well.

 

Carifest

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: Parade 11am-1pm, Festival 1pm-10pm
  • Location: Parade- East Main Street & Liberty Pole Way, Festival 180 Exchange Blvd & Court Street
  • Contact: RWIFO, Inc.
  • Phone: (585) 234-0909

The Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc. has hosts a Caribbean Festivals, called CARIFEST. This event features some of the Caribbeans finest in food, music, and arts and crafts. The annual costume parade highlights the traditional carnival spirit of the Caribbean, with its flamboyant costumes and music. The parade starts at Liberty Pole Way, Downtown Rochester, continuing down Main Street. It gives the people of Rochester and its surrounding communities a taste of the Caribbean culture. The festival is usually held on the 2nd weekend in August in Downtown Rochester with an average attendance of over 5000 people. For tickets or more information, call 585-234-0909 or email rwifo@rwifo.com

Celebrate Penguins Weekend

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Seneca Park Zoo
  • Phone: (585) 336-7200
  • Admission: Free with regular Zoo admission

Your Zoo is a leader in penguin husbandry and conservation. Hear the whole story and meet some of the players at this weekend-long event.

Roc Summer Explosion

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: gates open at 11:00 AM show starts at 1:00 PM
  • Location: Sahlens Stadium 460 Oak St
  • Admission: 39.00

PUBLIC ENEMY , METHOD MAN , REDMAN , NAUGHTY BY NATURE , GETO BOYS , SCARFACE , KID N PLAY , KOOL MOE DEE , BRAND NUBIAN , CHUB ROCK , DAS EFX , KEITH MURRAY , DJ KOOL

The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery: The Revolutionary War Theme Tour

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: Saturday, August 8th @ 12:00 Noon
  • Location: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $7 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Explore the American Revolution as told through the lives of veterans buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. The tour covers action that took place in New York State.

 

Tour Guides:  R. Dreeson, S. Clarke, and D. Carr

The Revolutionary War Tour

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 12:00pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494

Explore the American Revolution as told through the lives of veterans buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. The tour covers action that took place in New York State.

 

Tour Guides: R. Dreeson, S.Clarke, and D. Carr

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