January is one cool month, here is our round-up of Rochester and Finger Lakes events to make your visit a little cooler.

Family Fun

dog sledding at Mendon Ponds Winterfest

Visitors will find lots of family themed activities both indoors and out in Rochester and the Finger Lakes this January.

Mendon Ponds Winterfest

January 15
Mendon Ponds Park


Musical Mystery Tour, A Family Celebration of Music and Dance

January 15
Hochstein School of Music and Dance


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

January 15
George Eastman Museum


Celebrating Diversity, Black History presented by Bright Star Theatre

January 16
National Museum of Play at the Strong


High Tech Yesterday: 100 Years of Technology

January 14-16
Rochester Museum & Science Center


Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

January 20-21
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra


Hands-On Harley Davidson Exhibit Opens

January 21
National Museum of Play at the Strong


The Arts

Director Ward Stare conducts the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

January is a great time to explore Rochester's vibrant arts and culture.

Ward Stare Conducts Shostakovich 5

January 26
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra


Author Readings: Michelle Y. Burke, Rachel Hall and Douglas Watston

January 26
Writers and Books


Eastman Presents: Norm Lewis "the Music of the Night"

January 27
Eastman School of Music


Happy Hour Concerts with Record Archive

January 11, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25
Record Archive


Geva Theatre Presents: Sylvia

January 10--February 5
Geva Theatre


Tasty Events

chili and wine pairing at JD Wine Cellars on Long Acres Farm

Bringing together the flavors of winter in the Finger Lakes Region.

7th Annual Chili and Wine Tasting Event

January 21
Long Acres Farm


Alexander the Great: Brandy Cocktails with Flour City Drinksmiths

January 24
Daily Refresher, hosted by Rochester Brainery


Dinner & a Movie: Dirty Dancing

January 26

New York Wine & Culinary Center


Roc Paint Sip night at Via Girasole Wine Bar

January 30
Via Girasole Wine Bar, led by ROC Paint Sip


Last Chance

A Matter of Memory at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY

You won't want to miss these exhibits. See them before they are gone.

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age

Ends January 29
George Eastman Museum


M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

Ends January 29
Memorial Art Gallery

Featured Artist: Scott Matjaszek

Ends January 29
Image City Gallery