While this year’s calendar looks a bit different than years past, we still have many events and activities that you can safely enjoy that are organized by many of Rochester's top attractions. If you plan to visit specific locations, please be sure to check directly with those entities for the latest event information and to view their COVID-19 operating guidelines. 

Unicorns & Rainbows

March 6-7 | The Strong Museum

Learn about the science of rainbows with the Unicorn Prince and Princess and watch the royal duo conduct experiments that will have rainbows growing, fizzing, and foaming at noon and 1 p.m. daily.

Exhibition Talk: George Eastman in 1921 - Online Event 

March 12 | George Eastman Museum

In this annual lecture on George Eastman’s life one hundred years ago, Legacy Collection Archivist Jesse Peers will explore what George Eastman and Eastman Kodak Company were up to in 1921 through a slideshow of related objects and historic documents. This virtual program coincides with the exhibition One Hundred Years Ago: George Eastman in 1921, on view in the Sitting Room through the end of the year.

Season of Warhol Black Artist Engagement Project - Online Event 

March 13 | Memorial Art Gallery

In partnership with Rachel DeGuzman of 21st Century Arts Inc., MAG invited six Rochester-based Black artists in their 20s and 30s to respond to the current suite of Andy Warhol exhibitions and installations on view at MAG through March 28th, and in particular to the limited-edition print Birmingham Race Riot (1964). This idea developed out of a desire to animate the legacy of Andy Warhol in the context of the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement.

Truth Is of No Color - Online Event 

March 15 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Celebrate the life and legacy of Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass! Brought to you in partnership with Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, this program is FREE to the public, available to stream anytime, anywhere, at your convenience.

Sappy Hour

March 17 | Kettle Ridge Farm

Join Kettle Ridge Farm for a St. Patrick’s Day edition of Sappy Hour! Irish-themed fare, drinks and incidental live music inside of the sugarhouse provided by Stephen Burke and Zac Lijewski of The Honey Smugglers and A Girl Named Genny. Outdoor igloo dining available as well.

Maple Sugar Festival

March 19-21 & March 26-28 | Genesee Country Village & Museum 

Gather family and friends for a safe, socially distanced outing together! Start your adventure at the sugarhouse where the evaporator transforms sap into thick, amber maple syrup. Then, journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar.

Maple Sugaring

March 20-21 & March 27-28 | Cumming Nature Center

Join the Cumming Nature Center as they celebrate 43 years of serving up steaming-hot stacks of pancakes. Take in the gorgeous landscape; enjoy a hearty, locally-sourced pancake breakfast at the nature center; and hit the maple education trail to learn how a tree makes sap and how maple sap has been processed across cultures and time.

Book and Beast at Home - Online Event 

March 24 | Seneca Park Zoo

Book and Beast has gone virtual! On March 24 at 11 a.m. we’ll be reading Twas the Day before Zoo Day by Catherine Ipcizade. The session will be on ZOOM. You must register in advance to take part in the session.