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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ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival, 10 days of more than 40 programs and 90 films from around the world.
ZooBoo offers a range of animal presentations, live entertainment, games, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Little tykes are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters or animals and take part in a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt around the Zoo, and, because ZooBoo is held during daylight hours, everyone can take pleasure in the real stars of the event — our animals! New this year: 50 cents from each ZooBoo ticket will be donated to Healthy in Harmony. October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26.
Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest, and most delicious, fall celebrations! Come enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase.
This exhibition celebrates the legacy and impact of James Card, the museum's first curator of motion pictures, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free concerts on the organs at Christ Church. Get a taste of Eastman culture during your lunch break! The church houses two of Rochester's most prized instruments. The Craighead-Saunders Organ is a scientific process reconstruction of an instrument that still exists today in Vilnius, Lithuania, created by the central German organ builder Adam Gottlob Casparini in 1776. It is perhaps the only instrument in the United States where one can hear the music of Bach as it would have sounded during the Baroque era. Standing opposite, the Hook & Hastings Organ represents the American Romantic tradition, featuring original pipes from 1862 and 1893. "Tuesday Pipes" concerts are held during the lunch hour to give you a break from your busy week. Stop on by Christ Church this coming Tuesday to hear eclectic music by Eastman organists, then grab a bite at one of the many local cafes and bistros across the street!
Wild Game Safari Tours will resume May 1, 2015 and run through October 31, 2015. Please see our 2015 Operating Calendar for park hours as they change throughout the season.
This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk of about one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.
Admission: $5 per person (except May 10 -- see Mother's Day Special). Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Don't miss Max at the Gallery's weekly Tapas Night. Visit the museum (half price admission from 5 to 9 pm), listen to live music, and enjoy wine, beer and tapas plates for purchase. No reservation necessary!
Sample Saturdays: every Saturday Grand Cru Chocolates & Nuts puts out a free sampling of delicious treats. From artisan chocolates to fresh roasted nuts to gourmet snacks and drinking chocolates - there are different samples to try each week. We want you to try the exquisite and unique items we have so stop in to experience the Grand Cru difference!
Enjoy local produce, cheeses, meats and other local products all under the tent at Casa Larga Vineyards each Sunday, June 21 through October 25 (except for September 13), from 10:00am-2:00pm. Check out www.casalarga.com, or call 585.223.4210 for more information.
Meet, party and sing along with one of North America's most well known entertainment companies. Learn more about opportunities with the NIK organization! Show of what you got! Simply the most fun karaoke program in town - because attendees are from all walks of life
Join Geeks Who drink. The areas premier Trivia Quiz Masters every Monday from 8-10p. Win prizes and test you knowledge against other teams.
August 28–November 29, 2015 in the Lockhart Gallery This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. Jacob Lawrence’s portfolio of 22 serigraph prints tells the story of militant abolitionist John Brown, whose mission to overthrow black slavery in America at any cost helped spark the start of the war. This powerful set of images, based on the artist’s original gouache paintings created in 1941, is notable for its abstract forms, pure colors and minimal, yet evocative, detail.
September 4 - November 15 Opening Reception: Friday September 4, 6-10pm Artist Talk: Saturday September 5, 1pm First Friday: October 2 & November 6, 6-10pm Printed Matter - Print Club of Rochester’s Annual Print Fair: Friday October 2, 6-10pm Brooklyn Bridge features five New York-based emerging artists, exhibiting together for the first time. The exhibition aims to create new connections, bringing a range of thoughtful and unique artworks to Rochester. Brooklyn Bridge is presented in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery and Robert Henry Contemporary.
A selection of Carl Chiarenza's large format Silver Prints will be on display in ARTISANworks' Elizabeth Gallery and NEW Gallery Q! Chiarenza is a Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Artist-in-Residence, at the University of Rochester. He was Fanny Knapp Allen Professor there (1986-1998). At Boston University (1963-1986), he was Chairman, Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Art History. He also taught at Smith College and Cornell University. Born 1935, in Rochester NY, he received an A.A.S. (1955) and a B.F.A. (1957) from Rochester Institute of Technology, a M.S. (1959) and A.M. (1964) from Boston University and the Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973. Chiarenza has lectured and taught workshops at over 100 institutions in 33 states since 1966. He is the author of numerous essays and of the critical biography, Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (Little, Brown, Boston, 1982). His photographs have been seen in over 80 one-person, and in over 260 group exhibitions since 1957. OPENING RECEPTION Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from 6-9p.m. $12 Free to GEH and ARTISANworks members FREE
BROOKLYN BRIDGE September 4 – November 15, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday September 4, 6-10pm Artist Talk: Saturday September 5, 1pm First Friday: October 2 & November 6, 6-10pm Printed Matter - Print Club of Rochester’s Annual Print Fair: Friday October 2, 6-10pm Brooklyn Bridge features five New York-based emerging artists, exhibiting together for the first time. The exhibition aims to create new connections, bringing a range of thoughtful and unique artworks to Rochester. Brooklyn Bridge is presented in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery and Robert Henry Contemporary.
Come on out and take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own special pumpkins from the vine. Enjoy over 35 thrilling activities and animals on the farm. There is fun for all ages!
Looking for one last weekend adventure before Monday morning ruins your mood? Nox Cocktail Lounge hosts Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Sunday night at 7:30 PM - and best of all, it's free! Kick back with a Harry Potter themed cocktail and a Soylent Green burger while the Quizmaster leads you through 8 rounds of the geekiest pub quiz in town. You can play by yourself or on teams of up to 6 people so gather your fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and wizards. What's in it for me, you ask? First place wins a $25 Nox gift certificate; second place wins a $15 Nox gift certificate. Correctly answer a bonus question and you will win a free drink. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. See you there, geeks.
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, in association with Eastman School of Music jazz students, presents THE GROVE PLACE JAZZ PROJECT each Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. A different jazz ensemble will be featured each week, showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and other jazz artisans.
As the largest apple-producing county in New York State – Wayne County Tourism is partnering with 12 farms, farm markets, wineries, and a distillery in the area to host the tour, which includes “Tasting Weekend” on Oct. 9-12 (Columbus Day Weekend). Apple Tasting Tour activities include U-Pick Apples, Wine/Spirits/Hard Cider Tastings, Apple Tastings, and Kids Activities (hay rides & playgrounds, petting zoos, crafts, etc.)
The current show at Image City through Nov. 1, is our 10th Anniversary Show. Over 40 invited photographers who have been associated with the Gallery will join us for a very special exhibit. The Gallery Partners want to extend our heartfelt 'Thank You' to all who have supported us over the past 10 years. In that time we have produced 133 shows, exhibited the work of more than 700 photographers, and 1,600 photographs have been purchased by our loyal patrons .It has been our pleasure to be a venue for the exhibition of fine photographic art. Check our website for more details. The reception celebration is Friday, Oct. 9. Save the date! http://imagecityphotographygallery.com/Current.htm
Following critically acclaimed engagements in NYC, Edinburgh, London, and Australia, Billy Hayes brings back his riveting one-man show to Rochester. In a dynamic performance, Billy recounts the true story of his time in Turkish prisons and his brazen, harrowing escape. It’s an epic journey of self-discovery, a cautionary, yet uplifting tale of desperation, determination and personal transformation. Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night – rowing 17 miles across the Sea of Marmara in a raging storm. Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes is about the prisoner, an intimate, gripping memoir that can only be told by the man who lived it. Each performance followed by a talkback with Billy.
See what makes Canandaigua tick as we walk, talk and eat our way through Canandaigua's historic district! This leisurely, guided walking tour is the perfect way to sample exceptionally good tastings from area restaurants & specialty shops. Hear what defines THE CHOSEN SPOT in terms of its history, culture and architecture.
What could be more fun than trick-or-treating? Trick-or-treating at the Zoo, of course! Each year hundreds of families dress in their Merry-Not-Scary best and enjoy the autumn splendor of the Zoo. With trick-or-treat stations, costumed characters and special treats for the animals, ZooBoo is an experience your family won't soon forget.
A panel discussion with Profs. Corbett Bazler, Aaron Hughes, Jurgen Thym, and Reinhild Steingrover Explore the historical and cultural dimensions of Mendelssohn’s life and work with four UR scholars. Corbett Bazler, Assistant Professor of Music in the College Department of Music and Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School, will share his expertise on traditions of oratorio. Aaron Hughes, the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies, will provide perspectives on Mendelssohn’s German Jewish background, including discussion of his grandfather, Moses Mendelssohn. Jurgen Thym, Emeritus Professor of Musicology at Eastman and the editor of a recently-published collection of essays on Mendelssohn and the organ, will offer insights into the place of “Elijah” in Mendelssohn’s career. The panel will be moderated by Reinhild Steingrover, Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Humanities at the Eastman School, and herself a scholar of German culture and the arts. There will be ample time for questions and exchange with the audience. A reception will follow the program. Parking is available in the Rush Rhees Library lot. A program for campus and community sponsored in connection with the Rochester Oratorio Society Performance of “Elijah” on October 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall.
Alternative Music Film Series Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, October 15, 2015 7:00 PM Enjoy a film screening cosponsored by the Memorial Art Gallery and Lakeshore Record Exchange.
Come celebrate ARTISANworks' 15 year Anniversary where we will hold both live and silent art auctions, have our guests enjoy visual, culinary and performing arts, artist demonstrations and performances, music, dancing, marvelous foods and a cash bar! To buy tickets and for more details and updates of the schedule of activities go on line!
Learn to knit this winter and start off the season right with a cozy knit beanie! Perfect for knitters stuck on rectangular scarves, and beginners alike. Students will learn to knit, purl, rib, seam, and gather. Yarn and needles provided. The holiday season is almost here and this fun, quick knit pattern makes a great gift for everyone in the family!
Improving our writing starts with the dot on each letter and comma, and ends with the document. Through the process, we pass through multiple revisions. This class investigates how the grammatical concepts most people know and can learn, apply directly to writing, and to writing well: our goal. I will guide you through simple and more complex grammar rules that if observed, will improve your writing immediately. Please bring a piece of your own writing of any genre (cover letter, academic essay, biography, letter, and e-mail among others), or I will provide a sample for you.
Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate Christopher O'Riley, piano The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Debussy "Iberia" from Images Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 Brahms Symphony No. 4 Welcome back the RPO's beloved Conductor Laureate for Brahms' fourth and final symphony, a masterful blend of old and new by a brilliant symphonist at the height of his artistry. Audiences will recognize O'Riley as the multifaceted host of NPR's From the Top; he brings his formidable piano skills and "infectious passion" (Los Angeles Times) to Mozart's concerto.
Four of your BVT favorites present a "tastefully tuneful" performance that is sure to excite your taste buds as much as it excites your ears. You'll dance along to the "Java Jive" and gobble down your "Cheeseburger in Paradise" during this celebration of everyone's favorite subject - "Food Glorious Food!"
Midic Woodwind Quintet Crockett: Island; Hailstork: American Guernica; Robert Bennett: Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quintet and Wind Orchestra
Join the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Gerard Floriano and Amy Cochrane with Linda Boianova, piano, for an evening of enchanting choral music. The concert will take place on Friday, October 16 at 8pm at the Doty Recital Hall, on the campus of SUNY Geneseo. Admission is free and the program will feature the music of Lauridsen, Brahms, Highben, Hogan and Stroope and others. For more information visit us at www.geneseo.edu/music
Take an after-hours guided tour through the candlelit and spooky streets of the historic village. This special evening program is different than a usual daytime visit to the museum. Using the historic village as its canvas, costumed tour guides will lead guests by lantern-light through the darker recesses of the village to re-discover literary tales that Western New Yorkers were reading some 150 years ago. Each stop will feature a 5-8 minute theatrical vignette based on a popular novel, poem or short story. Reservations are required for this event and can be purchased right on the website: http://www.gcv.org/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eid=24
Fundraising event that features live music, beer and wine tastings from regional breweries as well as appetizers, and live auction items. This is a fundraiser for Webster Comfort Care.
Amanda Ashley Trio's "Living Dead" EP will be out October 31st. Pre-register for your autographed copy at a never before and never again discounted price. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idBveqhY_vU Also there will be a meet & greet, free autographed posters, live performance, Q&A and be a part of their #Periscope Livestream!
Step up to the challenge and join us at the Fight for Air Climb. You'll be raising funds for research, education and patient programs to help people affected by lung disease at the same time you're reaching a personal goal. Climb with us! $35 Registration Fee $100 Fundraising Requirement
Enjoy the variety and beauty of Mount Hope Cemetery's trees in autumn. Tour Guides: Zak Steele and Ed Olinger.
Open House celebration on the 5 year anniversary of this Rochester area business. Enjoy complementary food and drinks. There will be raffles for multiple items, including two $1000 gift certificates from The Inde Studio towards full kitchen remodels, with all proceeds going to benefit The Ronald McDonald House.
Berlioz: Le ballet des ombres; Duruflé: Quatre motets; Faure: Pavane; Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine; Ravel: Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis; Debussy: Dieu! Qu'il la fait; Saint-Saëns: Les fleurs et les arbres; Lassus: La nuit froide et sombre
Come see the world's GREATEST ATHLETES! Stokoe Farms welcomes the Marvelous Mutts. These rescue dogs will amaze you with their agility and frisbee tricks. Three shows daily, and meet and greets. The Marvelous Mutts are included with general admission to Stokoe Farms Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest admission includes over 35 activities, including; zip lines, two bounce pillows, Famous Rex Ryan Corn Maze, nature trail, animals, train, giant slides, apple cannons and so much more!