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“Gridlock” Sam Schwartz at The Little Theatre, 2/24

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The West Side Highway in Manhattan, opened in 1936, was the world's first elevated highway.
By Mike Governale

When the world’s first elevated highway was completed in 1936 along Manhattan’s west side, the New York Times marveled that “the gleaming new concrete ribbon” would let drivers travel from lower Manhattan “nearly to Poughkeepsie without having to stop for a traffic light or slow up for an intersection.” Legendary city planner and master highway builder, Robert Moses promised the new highway would “eliminate” traffic jams on the city’s west side…

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Help Throw a Christmas Bash for EMMA’s Kids

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Help throw the 2nd annual EMMA Neighborhood Christmas Bash
By Mike Governale

A Rochester city neighborhood is asking for our help external link this year to throw a Christmas Bash for kids in need. EMMA (East Main Mustard and Atlantic) external link is a sub-section of the Beechwood neighborhood. Like the adjacent NOTA and Culver University East neighborhoods, this neighborhood is mostly an old industrial area, but there are some 367 households with over 200 school age children living here, and an extremely high rate of poverty…

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015
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“Rolling Thunder” Food Truck Festival at Ellison Park

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

The Rochester Rolling Thunder Festival is coming to Ellison Park this Saturday. [IMAGE: RocPX.com]
Story via Tin Man Events

This Saturday Ellison Park will host Rolling Thunder – The Food Truck Wonder external link and what’s being billed as “a food truck rodeo on steriods.” Rolling Thunder will be the first food truck event to take place at a Monroe County Park…

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Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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2015 Rochester Fringe Festival Lineup

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Rochester Fringe Festival [IMAGE: RochesterFringe.com]
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The fourth First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 17 – Saturday, September 26) announced its complete lineup this week at its annual BIG REVEAL at The Little Theatre. The 2015 Fringe will include more than 500 performances and events (up from 2014’s 380) featuring all genres of art in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, with more than 120 of them offered free of charge. The full schedule is available and all tickets are on sale as of now at RochesterFringe.com external link

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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$500 ROC Transit Day Treasure Hunt

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

ROC Transit Day Treasure Hunt [PHOTO: John Derycke, Derycke Motorsports Photography]
By Mike Governale

Last year, as part of ROC Transit Day external link, we planned a city-wide treasure hunt where teams followed a series of clues (for over 19 miles) to be the first to find a $500 cash prize at the end. The only catch: No motor vehicles. All teams were required to use public transit, walk, or bike. (it’s in the rules!)

This year (Thursday, June 18) we’re doing it again. It’s completely free to enter, but you must pre-register here external link before June 17. Right now we only have 6 teams signed up, so your odds would be pretty good; as long as you have a good working knowledge of Rochester.

Still not sure if you’ve got the right stuff? Take a look at the clues from LAST year and see how well you’d fare…

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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ROC Transit Day 2015 Schedule

Monday, June 8th, 2015

ROC Transit Day is next week!
By Mike Governale

ROC Transit Day is next week – Thursday, June 18. Rochester will be going car-free in support of a healthier community and we’ve lined up a fun day to celebrate… bus rides for you and the family, a street dance competition external link, city-wide treasure hunt external link, music all afternoon outside Rochester Central Library. Oh, and did someone say flash mob external link?

So if you haven’t already, pull together a team of friends or co-workers and hop a bus on June 18. And if you need fare cards, contact us now external link

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Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Take a Daytrip to Medina NY, with the Young Urban Preservationists

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Landmark Society's Young Urban Preservationists and Slow Road Travel are bringing you Backroads & Byways: Medina, the first in a series of daytrips to check out the roads less traveled and to explore historic places and exciting projects in small towns throughout the region. [PHOTO: Landmark Society of WNY]
By Mike Governale

We all love Rochester but sometimes you just need to get out of town for a day, right? That’s why Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists and Slow Road Travel are bringing you Backroads & Byways: Medina external link, the first in a series of daytrips to check out the roads less traveled and to explore historic places and exciting projects in small towns throughout the region…

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Monday, June 1st, 2015
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pssst… Flash Mob!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

On Thursday, June 18, at exactly 9:07a.m. we're going to start the biggest spontaneous dance party ever to take place in downtown Rochester. For the exact location and to learn the dance moves, watch the video. [IMAGE: ReconnectRochester.org]
By Mike Governale

Have you ever done something so crazy you started to question your own sanity? A few weeks ago a little voice inside my head said, “DUDE, you should totally organize a flash mob!” Most sane people would have chuckled to themselves and ignored the voice. Not me. I listened to it.

So now here I am, asking you to join me for what could be the most insane (yet wildly entertaining) 5 minutes that downtown Rochester has seen in quite a while. If you’re feeling a little bit crazy, the details are after the jump…

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Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Greentopia Film Festival Returns March 17 – 21

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

GREENTOPIA | FILM, a documentary film festival that lives at the intersection of Art and Ideas, returns March 17.
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GREENTOPIA | FILM, a documentary film festival that lives at the intersection of Art and Ideas, is back for a fourth year. In partnership with Monroe Community College, the festival’s documentaries hale from around the globe and illuminate sustainability in its most wide-ranging sense. The films empower audiences to discuss the important topics of today and create sustainable changes in their own lives and communities. Screenings during the five-day festival, March 17th-21st, will be preceded by artistic performances from local buskers and followed by lively panel discussions with filmmakers from across the nation or local experts…

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Rochester Wins Pepsi Hyped for Halftime: Nico & Vinz to Perform Here Sunday 1/18

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Rochesterians voted and won the Hyped for Halftime / Hype Your Hometown contest sponsored by Pepsi! [PHOTO: Joe Philipson, Flickr]
By Steve Vogt

Exciting News! Rochesterians voted and won the Hyped for Halftime / Hype Your Hometown external link contest sponsored by Pepsi! So many Rochesterians love their hometown that they got out and voted – as they did with the Pepsi Field of Dreams contest in 2012. I guess this means that Rochester really loves Pepsi. We are not Atlanta, Coke need not apply…

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Friday, January 9th, 2015
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“The Rochester Subway” Presentation Next Sunday, January 11

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The New York Museum of Transportation will present a 40-minute slide talk on the Rochester Subway at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015.
By Mike Governale

The New York Museum of Transportation presents a 40-minute slide talk on the Rochester Subway. The show is at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 and is free with admission of $5 adults and $4 under age 12. Images from the museum’s vast photo archive portray the Rochester Subway from construction, through operation, to its abandonment almost 60 years ago. The presentation of B&W and color slides will be narrated by the museum trustee, Jim Dierks…

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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DO NOT MISS……… Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's new album, Steady, debuted this fall at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, iTunes' Reggae Chart, and Amazon's Reggae Chart. [IMAGE: LivePanda.com]
By Mike Governale

Being called one of the most innovative reggae bands out there today external link, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is rocketing into 2015 with momentum. The group’s previous album In These Times earned a spot on iTunes “Best of 2012” list. And their new album, Steady debuted this fall at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and Amazon’s Reggae Chart. Cider Magazine called it, “one of the best reggae albums ever made.”

Without a doubt, Giant Panda has become one of Rochester’s hottest musical exports…

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Rochester Mini Maker Faire: A Kid’s Perspective

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Rochester Mini Maker Faire was jam packed with cool robots, fun activities, and creative stuff to make, and buy. Ella (10) from Iroquois Middle School tells us about some of her favorite things that she saw there. [PHOTO: Ella's Mom]
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On Sunday [November 22] my mom took my little brother and me to Rochester Mini Maker Faire external link. There were a lot of cool robots, fun activities, and art to make, and buy. I want to tell you about some of my favorite things that I saw there…

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Join Us for a FUNraiser at Ox and Stone

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Join us for a fundraising event to benefit Reconnect Rochester.
By Mike Governale

It’s usually all business down here in the subway. But when we party, we party with purpose. I’d like to invite you to join me at Ox and Stone on Tuesday, December 16 for a FUNraiser to benefit Reconnect Rochester external link.

There’ll be great food & drink, music, raffle prizes, and some awesome Rochesterians to rub elbows with.

Minimum donation $50 / suggested $75.
Click here to reserve your spot external link
before midnight, Tuesday (12/9).

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