Danielle Raymo and Stephanie Rankin, two recent college grads, have just opened a new and exciting business in Village Gate. Rochester Brainery brings fun and affordable learning experiences to the public with sort of a no-strings attached philosophy. They seek out people in the community to come in and run educational workshops on various topics of interest, and anyone can sign up to take a class…
“The goal is for the classes to be inexpensive so everyone can get involved. We focus on classes that are no more than 2-3 hours long, so they won’t require a large time commitment,” Danielle says. “We really want this to be something new and fun to do; whether you’re teaching or coming in to a class to learn.”
Rochester Brainery has been open for less than a month, but they already have over 40 class offerings listed on their website. Classes range from $15-$30 for 1 to 3 hour single sessions. They’re designed to be fun, affordable, and accessible to anyone interested in learning something new. In addition to classes on music, art, health, finance, they also have classes on local history…
Coming up in April, head to Rochester Brainery to learn about celebrities of Rochester’s past from local historian and author Donovan Schilling. Learn about Rochester’s transportation history from James Dierks of the New York Transit Museum. And explore the South Wedge with local author Rose O’Keefe.
Whether you come with a friend or on your own, you’ll be sure to leave with a whole bunch of Rochester fun facts. To sign up for one of their local history classes, or any of their other April offerings, check out the Classes schedule . Oh, and teachers are also compensated for their time. So if your cranium is packed with sweet skillz or knowledge, think about putting it to good use and apply to teach a class . After all, a mind is a terrible thing to lose… err, something.
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