News releases from Visit Rochester and our member organizations keep travel journalists informed on the latest tourism and hospitality news in Rochester.
Rochester to Welcome 1,700 Guests for Winter Swim Festival
Friday, January 6, 2017 12:00 PM by Visit Rochester
Youth swimmers to participate in clinic with three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel An anticipated 1,700 visitors - including 600 swimmers - from across New York State will visit Rochester January 13 to
Geva Theatre Center presents SYLVIA
Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:00 AM
The adult urban comedy by A R. Gurney begins January 10. All star cast includes Jennifer Cody, Hunter Foster, Dee Hoty and John Scherer. Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with
ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:00 PM
The 119th annual Rochester Lilac Festival , named one of The Weather Channel’s Top 10 places to visit in May, will take place on May 12-21 next year. The event is the largest 10-day free festival in
Two-Story Beer Keg Tree Returns to Genesee Brewery
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:00 PM
Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Black IPA was Tapped as Keg Tree Shined Bright The Genesee Brewery , New York State's oldest brewery, recently resurrected and illuminated its popular beer keg tree, marking the third year for the holiday tradition.
The Nitrate Picture Show returns to the George Eastman Museum in 2017
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:00 AM
The 3rd Nitrate Picture Show will return to the George Eastman Museum May 5–7, 2017 Passes for the Festival of Film Conservation on sale beginning December 12 The George Eastman Museum will present the 3rd Nitrate Picture Show this spring. The festival will be held May 5–7, 2017 at the Dryden Theatre, the George Eastman Museum’s historic venue for film exhibition in Rochester, NY.
2016 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:00 AM
Three new toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY last week. This annual tradition captures hearts and minds not just across Rochester, but around
Rochester In The Spotlight as Thousands Flock to Susan B. Anthony Grave Site
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 1:00 PM
This Election Day Rochester, N.Y. finds itself once again in the spotlight as the home of Susan B. Anthony, a leading suffragist who spent her whole life working toward voting rights for women.
Rochester, N.Y., Home of Susan B. Anthony Prepares for Election Day 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016 12:00 PM
The community of Rochester, N.Y., the home of women’s suffrage pioneer Susan B. Anthony, has undertaken special preparations to mark election day in 2016. As millions of Americans prepare to head to
Kellogg’s Tour of Champions to Bring Gold Medal Gymnasts to Rochester
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:00 PM by Rachel Laber
Image Provided by AEG Facilities “The Final Five” Olympics Team Brings Gold Medal Talents from Rio to Rochester Members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team will perform in Rochester at the Blue