So much to do...! 

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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09/14/2014 - 09/20/2014

Featured Events

OktoberFest 2014

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: See website for details
  • Location: 1306 Lake Shore Blvd., Camp Eastman, 14617
  • Phone: (585) 336-6070
  • Admission: See website for details

A celebration of German culture, cuisine and music!!!

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival

  • Date(s): 09/18/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: various
  • Location: various
  • Contact: The Fringe
  • Phone: (585) 454-9460
  • Admission: free - $55

This growing Fringe Festival features more than 360 performances--and over 100 of them free,  including artist from Rochester, Western New York and the World. Don't miss this extraordinary festival with performances and events all over the city of Rochester, NY. Tickets and info at

Ongoing Events

Huckleberry Swamp Family Fall Festival

  • Date(s): 09/18/2010 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring on the 3rd Saturday of September
  • Times: 10am-3pm
  • Location: Huckleberry Swamp, Catchpole Road
  • Contact: Elizabeth VanAcker
  • Phone: (585) 766-8643
  • Admission: none

The Huckleberry Swamp Family Fall Festival is a fun and free event perfect for families. Enjoy a day of family fun with outdoor games, crafts, face painting, and fairy houses. The trails will be open all day, come and experience a walk through nature. Huckleberry Swamp trails start with an easy foot path and then graduates to a boardwalk that goes right through the middle of the swamp and past a Great Blue Heron Rookery. Huckleberry Swamp is located off Route 104, turn south onto Brick School House Road. Take Brick School House Road until it ends at Catchpole Road then turn right. Huckleberry Swamp is just ahead on the left.

Cameras from the Technology Collection

  • Date(s): 06/01/2011(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum admission

AWS!From the world’s largest collection of cameras, the evolution of photography is illustrated, -- including the camera that shot the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the only complete NASA Lunar Orbiter, and a Technicolor movie camera that filmed many MGM classics … plus many cameras that you and your family used to own!

Electricity Theater featuring Musical Tesla Coils

  • Date(s): 07/02/2013(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Various—see
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see

AWS!With "singing" Tesla coils, this exhibition experience features dazzling displays of lightning set to music. Be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just a few feet away in our newest visitor experience, Electricity Theater! This science show experience features a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils. Watch the dark theater become splashed with light, and allow that spark in you to ignite as you explore the excitement of electricity and all that goes with it: Lightning, conductors, insulators and storm safety.

Under Construction: Building Careers Exhibition

  • Date(s): 01/10/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see

AWS!Drill hands-on into construction trades and complete actual electrical, plumbing, architectural and building tasks! Fun for the whole family. Use your hands and minds to: - Maneuver a giant crane to move bricks on the “job site.” - Run wires through 2x4-studded walls to build a simulated working electrical system. - Install plumbing for a sink as well as install a p-trap for outflow. - Stretch your design and math muscles while creating structures with KEVA Planks. Also, hear from local professionals! Local electricians, plumbers and other construction professionals narrate their story of building the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on campus at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM - 5PM
  • Location: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Contact: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Phone: (800) 732-6845
  • Admission: Included in Museum Admission

AWS!In the late 19th century and early 20th century, René Lalique’s jewelry, and then his beautifully designed glass objects and vessels, made him an influential figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His work was acclaimed at the international industrial expositions, particularly the 1900 and 1925 Paris Expositions. Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and His Contemporaries surveys the extraordinary glass art created by Lalique and his European contemporaries, including Marinot, Herbst, Gallé, and Val St. Lambert, through design drawings, trade catalogs, period photographs, and rare books from the Rakow Library’s special collections. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit

René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM - 5PM
  • Location: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Contact: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Phone: (800) 732-6845
  • Admission: Included in Museum Admission

AWS!This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit


  • Date(s): 06/01/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see

Imagine & discover a world you cannot see! Get the family together & become enthralled by the worls of nanoscale science, engineering & technology in an exciting interactive exhibit. Hands-on components present the basics of nanoscience & engineering, introduce some real-world applications, & explore the societal & ethical implications of this new technology.

Downtown Batavia Public Market

  • Date(s): 06/19/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Location: Bank Street & Alva Place Parking Lot (Across from Jerome Center)
  • Contact: Don Burkel Or Anthony Condello
  • Phone: (585) 344-0900
  • Admission: Free

Downtown Batavia Public Market , Every Thursday, June 19th - September 25th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. We've Moved To: Bank Street & Alva Place Parking Lot (Across From Jerome Center) Market Features: Fresh Baked Goods, Produce & Fruit, Flowers, Herbs, Wine, Handcrafted Quilts, BBQ Sauce, Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Alston, and lots more... Interested Vendors Contact The B.I.D. At: 585-344-0900.

Joyful Rescues Adoption Event

  • Date(s): 06/28/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:30-2
  • Location: Webster PetSmart 917 Holt Rd.
  • Contact: Joyful Rescues
  • Phone: (716) 372-3661
  • Admission: Free

Joyful Rescues will be showing dogs and cats up for adoption at Webster PetSmart, 917 Holt Rd. Stop by and see us!

6th Rochester Biennial

  • Date(s): 07/13/2014 - 09/21/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, until 9pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave.
  • Admission: included in gallery admission

July 13–September 21, 2014 in the Grand Gallery Summers at MAG are dedicated to the art of upstate New York. On alternating years, the Gallery presents juried and invitational exhibitions that showcase regional artists working in a variety of media. For the 6th Rochester Biennial, the Gallery’s director and curators have selected these six exceptional artists: Juan-Carlos Caballero Perez, Rochester (metalwork) Richard Hirsch, Churchville (ceramics) Jeff Kell, Rush (ceramics) Kumi Korf, Ithaca (prints, artist’s books) Lynette Stephenson, Hamilton (painting) Kim Waale, Manlius (installations) Each Biennial artist will present about half a dozen new works.

State of the City: Lost and Found

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Opening Reception: August 1 6-10pm
  • Location: 137 East Ave
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: 2

August 1 - September 27 Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 6-10pm Artist's Talk: Saturday August 2, 1pm State of the City 2014 features monumental installations by Ron Klein (Philadelphia, PA) and The Shua Group (Jersey City, NJ), each encouraging us to think differently about our surroundings. Shua Group creates movement based artworks which encourage deep listening, human exchange, and spatial and perceptual transformation. Ron Klein's complex and varied installations grow out of his pseudo-anthropological creative practice. Presented in partnership with The Memorial Art Gallery and Howard Scott Gallery. Special Fringe Festival Events: Open Circle: September 24 & 26 at 7pm Embracing the Rochester Contemporary Art Center as a space for exchanging ideas, art, and music, Sound ExChange invites the community to participate in an open-house concert. When the Sun Comes Down: September 27, 3pm and 8pm A Halloween Poetry Reading with audience participation. Come, see, hear and participate in the art of Halloween. Come dressed for the occasion or just as you are.

Medicine at the Museum Speaker Series

  • Date(s): 08/17/2014 - 09/28/2014
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday
  • Times: 4:00pm
  • Location: The Cobblestone Museum - 14389 Ridge Road
  • Contact: Matthew Ballard
  • Phone: (585) 589-9013
  • Admission: $5.00 Suggested Donation

The Cobblestone Society & Museum is hosting a four-part speaker series. Speakers from around the area will provide a unique look into the development of the medical profession in Western NY. The series coincides with our “Medicine at the Museum” exhibit, which displays a collection of medical artifacts from the Rexall Drug Store in Albion, NY. Speakers: Dr. Ronald Batt, MD, PhD, Professor SUNY University at Buffalo, The History of Buffalo's Medical School; Erica Wanecski, The Search for Health: Sanitariums and Health Resorts in Western NY; Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian, Trivial Tales of Orleans County Physicians; Derek Maxfield, Associate Professor of History GCC, Dying on Script: A Look at Victorian Attitudes Towards Illness and Death in the 19th Century.

New Ghosts for A New Age: Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • 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

New Ghosts for A New Age: Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts Japanese Prints. This exhibition showcases the series by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), the most important Japanese woodcut artist of the Meiji period. Created near the end of his life, the individual prints, with their dramatic, sometimes terrifying subject matter, are linked only by the inclusion of supernatural beings—ghosts, demons, and monsters—drawn from the ancient legends of Japanese history and theater.

Will Rogers Follies

  • Date(s): 09/03/2014 - 09/24/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Visit web site or call box office for show times and prices
  • Location: Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd.
  • Phone: (800) 457-8897
  • Admission: Visit web site or call box office for show times and pricese

Celebrate the life of famed humorist, performer and Oklahoma-native Will Rogers in this song and dance spectacular. Set within the famous Ziegfeld Follies, every scene and song in this musical comedy is a lavish production number as we reminisce with one of American's beloved folk heroes. Stunning showgirls, tapping wranglers, stellar rope tricks and one of Cy Coleman's best scores, this winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) is a feel-good hit!


  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues. - Sat. Noon - 6 pm; Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.
  • Location: 722 University Ave.
  • Contact: Dick Bennett
  • Phone: (585) 749-7010
  • Admission: None

 In this show Steve Levinson will present a series of images that explore recent travels to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, New Mexico, Toronto, Maine, Yellowstone National Park as well as some of the neighborhoods of Rochester. Additional Exhibitors include Nick Cerami, Mary Colclough, Steve Copeland, Jum Dusen, Camera Rochester, Gallery Partners, and Artists-in-Residence. The exhibit will be on display through October 5, 2014. Opening Reception is on Friday, September 12, from 5:00 to 8:30.

Wait Until Dark

  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: various, visit for more info.
  • Location: Wilson Mainstage, Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd.
  • Contact: Geva Theatre Center Box Office
  • Phone: (585) 232-4382
  • Admission: Tickets from $25

A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside - waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller's chilling conclusion. The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors, turn her disability to advantage, and survive.

Jr. Americans USPHL Empire Games

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 12/18/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Check website / see below for event times
  • Location: Bill Gray's Iceplex 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
  • Contact: Brendon Bleier
  • Phone: (585) 424-4625
  • Admission: $7-Adult $3 12-17 11 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is an American ice hockey league. Founded in 2012, the USPHL has 36 organizations from across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States fielding teams in Premier, Elite, Empire, U18 and U16 divisions.

9/13 - 7pm. 9/14 - 9am. 9/27 - 8pm. 9/28 - 10am. 10/11 - 7pm. 10/12 - 9am. 10/18 - 7pm. 10/19 - 9am. 12/17 - 7pm. 12/18 - 7pm.

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

  • Date(s): 09/14/2014(No End Date)
  • 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.

Storytime Club: Making Friends

  • Date(s): 09/15/2014 - 09/29/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum
  • Contact: Shane Rhinewald
  • Phone: (585) 410-6365
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

AWS!Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Making Friends. Included with general museum admission fees.

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival

  • Date(s): 09/18/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Various, visit for details
  • Location: In Downtown Rochester
  • Contact: Rochester Fringe
  • Phone: 5853715017feesapply
  • Admission: Free - $48

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is a 10 Day festival with 380+ performances at 28 venues in Downtown Rochester, featuring Music, Dance, Theatre, Comedy and more. The Free Friday on the Fringe from 5-9pm on September 19 includes a performance from world-renowned Circus Orange. The Magic Crystal Spiegeltent hosts 2 performances by SNL's Jay Pharoah on Sept. 20 and nightly performances of Mardi Gras! by Cirque du Fringe as well as Silent Disco and 20 Penny Circus.

Geva Comedy Improv - DEAD DAMES DON'T DANCE

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30 pm
  • Location: Geva Theatre Center
  • Contact: Fringe Fest Box Office
  • Phone: (585) 371-5017
  • Admission: $11.00

Geva Comedy Improv presents an improvised, live-action Film Noir comedy staged entirely in black and white, featuring ruthless gangsters, femme fatales, and fast-talkin' thugs with a penchant for convoluted slang. So scrape up a sawbuck and get a slant on a show that's a real darb - before the button man fits you for a Chicago overcoat... Ages 18+/Mature Audiences

RocCon! Rochester's Premier Comic Con & Pop Culture Event!

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: September 19, 5pm to 10pm Saturday September 20, 10am to 7pm, Sunday September 20th 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Kodak Event Center & Theatre on the Ridge
  • Contact: Alicia D. Lurye
  • Phone: (585) 317-4046
  • Admission: Please see website for adult and child admissions

RocCon! is Rochester's Premier Pop culture event featuring comic books, sci-fi, film, anime and board & collector card gaming! Meet Brent Spiner, Ltd Data of Star Trek, Next Generation, Alanina Huffman of Supernatural, Stargate Universe & Smallville, Billy West, The voice of Fry in Futureama, the voice of Ren & Stimpy, PBS' Doug Funnie, The Red M&M and Buzzy the Bee in the Cheerios commercials. All will have their own cool panel and be at their tables all weekend autographing and taking pictures (for a fee). Conventioneers also enjoy at least two dealer's room filled with art, books and other collectibles. 4 Panel rooms with all kinds of fun activities! Local New York Times Best Selling Author Lois Gresh is our Author Guest of Honor! Visit for ticket information

"The Life of Guatama Buddha"

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: Nazareth College Arts Center
  • Phone: (585) 389-2170
  • Admission: $20, $35, $55

Presented by the India Community Center of Rochester, this unique visual work of art documents the spiritual transformation of Prince Siddhartha’s path to Enlightenment through a fusion of music, dance, and language. "The Life of Gautama Buddha" was originally staged by Theatre World for the president of India and has been performed internationally, for the Dalai Lama, and throughout the United States. Please note: This event is presented by the India Community Center of Rochester. The Nazareth College Arts Center is not the presenter or sponsor.

Bristol Mountain Sky Rides

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: See Website
  • Location: Bristol Mountain
  • Admission: $7-10

Experience the beautiful fall color of the Finger Lakes from a ski lift.

Comedy Central Presents: Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 8:00pm
  • Location: Rochester Auditorium Theatre
  • Contact: Rochester Broadway Theater League
  • Phone: (585) 222-5000
  • Admission: $32.00, $42.00, & $52.00

Comedy Central Presents Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour. As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor. Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for 3 years.

Elephant Awareness Day

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St
  • Admission: Free with Zoo admission

Our keeper staff and volunteer educators can’t wait to share this special day with you at the Zoo. Spend the day learning all about our African elephants, Genny C and Lilac, from our team of experts will arm you with the tools to help these beautiful animals in the wild. This event is free with Zoo admission. Educational activities for families, as well as tours of our state-of-the-art Elephant Barn, take place near our Elephant Exhibit. Select visitors will be chosen to compete in a watermelon eating contest and everyone can enter to win an original painting created by Genny C and Lilac. The Zoo will also be collecting donations to support elephant conservation through the International Elephant Foundation (

Fall for Chocolate and Pet Expo

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10:00-4:00pm
  • Location: 84 High Street, Fairport
  • Contact: Debra
  • Phone: (585) 387-9111
  • Admission: Free

Celebrate Fall with Affaire de Chocolat. Don't miss this Family event to see and shop at local Artisans, Pet Shelters and Pet Adoption booths in the beautiful Town of Fairport. Enjoy a sampling of Affaire de Chocolat Chocolates and buy your favorites to take home. Pet shelters and pet suppliers will be there to answer questions and offer Pets for adoptions and shopping. Shop local Artisans and Businesses. Guests enter FREE Event time: 10:00-4:00. Information updates will be posted to our website. Held Rain or Shine. Family and Pet friendly. Live Music offered by: Fiona Corinne : Singer Song Writer. She plays a variety of originals and cover songs for everyone's enjoyment. Tastings of MU, Coffeehouse inspired creamy cocktails (21 and over) JOZEPPI'S PIZZERIA is on site for food and beverage purchase.

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival: English Country Dancers.

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Sproull Atrium, Miller Center, 25 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Presentation and teaching of dances from the Regency Period in period costumes

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival: PUSH Physical Theatre.

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Location: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Tickets: $16, on sale on the festival website

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival: Unto Thee I Burn.

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Sproull Atrium, Miller Center, 25 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Song settings of the poetry of E.E. Cummings with projections of some of his artwork. Eileen Strempel, soprano; Sylvie Beaudette, piano

Innovation in the Imaging Capital

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum Admission

This exhibit celebrates the entrapeneurial spirit of Rochester, NY. For decades, Rochester was known as the imaging capital of the worls, and its scientists & engineers were awarded more patents per capita than nearly any other city in the U.S. Innovation & invention by Rochester's imaging companies paved the way for the world we now live in. The exhibition will highlight Rochester's major contributions to the imaging story, showing technology of today made possible by inventions from Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb.

Morning Chamber Music.

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Scheidt: Centone V, arr. Verne Reynolds; Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op. 44

New York State YoYo Contest

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square
  • Contact: Kim Della Porta
  • Phone: (585) 263-2700
  • Admission: Age 2 and older: $13.50, under 2 free, members free

See which yo-yo competitor will be crowned the “King of Rock” in the 2014 NYS YoYo Contest. Competitors in five divisions will show off their traditional and advanced yo-yo skills in freestyle, multiple yo-yo, offstring, and other categories. Check out a special juggling demonstration with a diabolo (a juggling prop that evolved from Chinese yo-yos) and kendama (a Japanese string toy) at 1 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring every 2 days
  • Times: 11am - 6pm
  • Location: Ontario Orchards Farm, 15273 Center Road, Sterling, NY
  • Contact: Kathy Ouellette-Fox
  • Phone: (315) 343-6328
  • Admission: Free

Ontario Orchards 2014 Fall Jamboree • A Fall harvest spectacular, packed with bushels of fun for the entire family! FREE PARKING/FREE ADMISSION Rain or Shine! • The finest locally grown fruits and vegetables, U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins! • Music & Entertainment, Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Mechanical Bull, Make & Take Fall Decorations, Kids Activities and Kids Zip Line!

Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum Admission

The exhibition examines the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005-2010 speak to sites & events related to key corporations (Kodak, Agfa, Ilford). As an artist working in photography for the past 30 years, Burley has been both an observer & a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology as well as the abrupt & rapid breakdown of century old industry.

Rochester Deaf Awareness Week Sept 14-20 2014

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring every 7 days
  • Times: Times vary- please check the schedule at
  • Location: Various locations- please check the schedule at
  • Contact: RDAW 2014 Committee
  • Admission: Most events FREE unless noted

Come learn more about Rochester’s Deaf community, their language & culture!  Rochester Deaf Awareness Week committee (RDAW) and it’s host agency, Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf (RRCD) are proud to announce more than 20 workshops, lectures, performances and exhibits designed to enhance the public awareness of the Deaf Community at various locations around the city. Most days have events all day and into the evening but times vary. Each day has a different theme and will include workshops, ASL lessons, and social gatherings. Some of the highlights of the week include education and awareness of deaf fireman, deaf artists, being deaf and black and a full day dedicated to Deaf-Blind culture, a performance by ASL comedian Branton Stewart and a classic baseball game honoring William “Dummy” Hoy, a Deaf Baseball player. RDAW starts the week with a “Kick Off” ceremony. RRCD at 1564 Lyell Ave will host this year’s ceremony. It will take place on Sunday, September 14th from 1PM until 3PM. Unless otherwise noted, all of the RDAW workshops, events and exhibits including the Kick Off ceremony are free and open to the public. Interpreters will be provided. Please note some events/performances require a RSVP and may have an associated cost. The goal of Rochester Deaf Awareness Week (RDAW) is to raise awareness, empower, promote understanding and celebrate deaf people and their unique language and culture.

Saturday dance party!

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 01/17/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Times: 7:15 to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Inikori Dance Studio
  • Contact: Jonah Inikori
  • Phone: (585) 271-6840
  • Admission: $20 w/ lesson, $13 w/o lesson

1st Saturdays Ballroom and Latin dance parties at Inikori Dance has become one of Rochester's best ballroom and Latin dance parties. 50 - 100 dancers come together every first Saturday of the month to enjoy great dancing on one of Rochester's best dance floors. The music selection is excellent! Music styles include Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Hustle, Samba, V. Waltz, Quick Step, Salsa, W.C. Swing, and much more. This dance is attended by dancers of all levels. A great spread of food is provided for the dancers.

Season Opener with Midori and Ward Stare

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Contact: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Phone: (585) 454-2100
  • Admission: Buy tickets online at, by phone at 585-454-2100, or in-person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office

Ward Stare, guest conductor Midori, violin BERLIOZ Beatrice and Benedict Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 From its fiery opening fanfare to its blistering, explosive finale, Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony is a remarkable musical journey of despair, hope, and fate. In the hands of Rochester native Ward Stare, it promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. And, internationally celebrated for her "phenomenal" (LA Times) artistry, mega-star Midori joins the RPO for Brahms's famous concerto to make it a blockbuster start to the Philharmonics season.

Walk To Defeat ALS

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10:00am
  • Location: Ontario Beach Park
  • Phone: (866) 499-7257

Register and come out in support of persons with ALS and their families in our very own community on Saturday, September 20! Registration will begin at 10 am. The walk will begin at 11 am. More than just a mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allows our local chapter to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

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