Photo: Rochester Museum & Science Center / @jackiephotographyroc

There are so many things to see, do, and experience when you visit Rochester this January! Check out this list of just some of the special events and activities happening in the area. Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!


Arts & Culture

In Praise of Trees: Woodcuts by Naoko Matsubara

Through May 21 | Memorial Art Gallery

January Classes

January 1-31 | Rochester Brainery

January Giallo

January 5, 13, 19, 27 | The Little Theatre

Confections & Novelties: Women’s Hats of the Gilded Age

January 7 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Striking Power Sunday

January 15 | Memorial Art Gallery

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show

January 17–February 12 | Geva Theatre

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

January 19 | Kodak Center

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

January 19 | Rochester Brainery

Little Women

January 25 | The Little Theatre



Rockin' Rocket Lodge

Sundays in January | Bristol Mountain

"How To Return Home" Concert

January 6-7 | OFC's The Old Farm Cafe

Juliana Plays Mendelssohn

January 12, 14 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Poppin' In The New Year

January 13-14 | OFC's The Old Farm Cafe

Stand Up at Salena's

January 13 | Salena's Mexican Restaurant 

Dave Turner Live at New York Kitchen

January 20 | New York Kitchen

Gershwin, Berlin & Friends

January 20-21 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Hansel and Gretel

January 20-22 | OFC Creations

Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”

January 26, 28 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Family-Friendly Fun

Nature Sunday Experiences

Sundays in January | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Under the Sea

January 14-15 | The Strong Museum

Sensory Friendly Sunday

January 15 | The Strong Museum

Fun Frozen Favorites

January 22 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at Hochstein Performance Hall

Lunar New Year Celebration

January 22 | The Strong Museum

Fit Kids Day

January 28 | The Strong Museum

A Very Frozen Princess Celebration

January 29 | OFC Creations


Food & Drink

Hip Hop Brunch

Every Friday | Locals Only

Cookie Decorating: Rochester Symbols

January 12 | Rochester Brainery

Sushi Rolling with MorSushi

January 14 | New York Kitchen

Dry January: Can Non Alcoholic Wine Taste Good?

January 15 | New York Kitchen

4th Annual Sager Craft Beer Predictions Night

January 17 | Sager Beer Works

Homemade Chicken Tomatillo Tamales

January 25 | Rochester Brainery