Roc Holiday Village 2019
Dec
6
to Dec 31

Roc Holiday Village 2019

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year's Roc Holiday Village will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 6 to 29, plus Thursday, December 19 and a New Year's Eve celebration on December 31.

  • Village Dates – December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

  • New Year's Eve Celebration – December 31

Hours, activities, events and details on the Roc Holiday Village and the New Year's Eve Celebration will be announced in the fall.

In the event's first year, more than 120,000 people of all ages visited Roc Holiday Village in the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park for skating, shopping, live music, visits and Breakfast with Santa, crafts and more. Pop-up restaurants and the bar in The Lodge were a huge draw all 11 days last year.

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3rd Annual Golf Fore Gigi's Charity Golf Tournament
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Annual Golf Fore Gigi's Charity Golf Tournament

GiGi's Playhouse Rochester, an achievement center that serves 300 families of all ages in the Rochester region with Down syndrome, will host its 3rd annual fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Mill Creek Golf Club, 128 Cedars Ave., Churchville. This is GiGi's Playhouse Rochester's second largest public fundraiser of the year, the first being their Gala that takes place in March. Tickets are available now, registration is limited.

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Lifetime Assistance 20th Annual Airport Games
Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Lifetime Assistance 20th Annual Airport Games

The Airport Games will return for its 20th year on Saturday, June 15. This is Lifetime's largest fundraising event of the year and includes the USAirports 5K Run/Walk, Flower City CrossFit 5K, Kids Fun Run, inflatable obstacle course, and more! Lifetime hopes to raise $140,000 at this year's Games. All funds benefit Lifetime's services including health and wellness programs, educational advancement opportunities, technology, essential adaptive lift and transfer equipment, Special Olympics training and more.

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17th Annual AADMD One Voice Conference
May
10
to May 12

17th Annual AADMD One Voice Conference

  • Hyatt Regency Rochester (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This conference will bring business leaders and IDD professionals together in One Voice for Inclusive Health. During the 3-day conference, attendees will hear from top keynote speakers, meet companies paving the way for inclusive health, participate in topical discussions and breakout sessions - not to mention network with top medical professionals dedicated to inclusive healthcare. 

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Doc Severinsen with the “Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra” Conducted by Jeff Tyzik
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Doc Severinsen with the “Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra” Conducted by Jeff Tyzik

  • Greece Central Performing Arts Center (GCPAC) (map)
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Iconic trumpeter and legendary The Tonight Show bandleader, Doc Severinsen, will return to Rochester Wednesday, April 17 performing with the new, Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik.

The concert, produced by Sonic Era and Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Greece Central Performing Arts Center. It is presented by Simcona Electronics Corporation.

Tickets

Tickets are $24.25, $34.25, $44.25, $54.25 and $64.25 plus service charges and go on sale Thursday, February 28 at 10 a.m. 

Proceeds of the concert benefit Jazz90.1 – a non-profit public jazz radio station in Rochester.

The 1483-seat Greece Central Performing Arts Center is located at 800 Long Pond Road at Greece Athena Middle and High School. Parking is free. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will Call is located at the Art Center’s Box Office. The concert is two hours with a 20-minute intermission. 

Doc Severinsen last performed in Rochester with Jeff Tyzik in 2016. Now in his 91st year, Severinsen remains one of the greatest trumpeters and musicians of his time, respected in the worlds of classical music, jazz, big band, and now even world music. 

The concert will celebrate the long-standing collaboration of Severinsen and Tyzik, one of America's most innovative and sought after pops conductors, who has orchestrated many of the great band leader’s symphony orchestra programs and produced the GRAMMY Award-winning album "The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen, Vol. 1." Tyzik's subsequent recordings with Severinsen garnered three more GRAMMY nominations.

“I'm extremely excited to present Doc Severinsen in conjunction with Jazz 90.1 WGMC,” said Stabnau, producer and founder of Sonic Era. “Having grown up hearing his music it's been a dream of mine to bring him to Rochester to perform with the big band sound, for which he is known. He is a jazz legend and an incredible entertainer.”

“Jazz90.1 is honored to be a part of such an amazing concert, and we are grateful to be able to present Doc Severinsen and this wonderful orchestra to Rochester music fans,” said Jazz90.1 Station Manager Rob Linton. “As Jazz90.1 celebrates our 45th anniversary this year, we remain committed to presenting amazing live jazz to our listeners and members. To have a legend like Mr. Severinsen perform is truly a dream come true for us.”

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Golisano Health Leadership Award Celebration
Mar
14
to Mar 21

Golisano Health Leadership Award Celebration

  • Special Olympics World Games 2019 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Golisano Health Leadership Awards recognize health champions - leaders and organizations - that are making a significant contribution to equal access to health, fitness and/or wellness for people with intellectual disabilities. The awards also promote awareness for the progress and extraordinary efforts toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of Special Olympics health program. This is the highest Special Olympics honor for health partners.

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ROC Holiday Village
Dec
1
to Dec 23

ROC Holiday Village

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square (map)
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This all-new annual downtown holiday event – City of Rochester Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank – will showcase family friendly activities including Santa's Workshop, ice skating, breakfast with Santa, food, shopping and more for 11 days in December!

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8th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards
Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

8th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards

The CDC Rochester Reshaping Rochester Awards recognize exemplary regional initiatives and projects that positively impact people, neighborhoods, and the community. They will be presented at a luncheon. This year's Urban Observations keynote speaker will be the renowned sculptor, Albert Paley. Tickets go on sale in September. Last year's awards luncheon sold out.

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The Defamation Experience
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

The Defamation Experience

The Workforce Diversity Network (WDN), the Rochester region's leading resource on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, will present the Defamation Experience – an interactive and engaging workshop that has been hailed as one of the most relevant and compelling diversity and inclusion programs ever presented.

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Special Olympics NY Walk for Inclusion
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Special Olympics NY Walk for Inclusion

  • Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Special Olympics is celebrating 50 years of empowering people of all abilities to reach their goals through sport, health and wellness. To celebrate this milestone, Special Olympics New York is hosting the inaugural Walk for Inclusion at the future site of the new Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College. 

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Lifetime Assistance 40th Anniversary Celebration
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lifetime Assistance 40th Anniversary Celebration

  • Joseph A Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center (map)
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Lifetime Assistance, Inc., the region’s largest and most comprehensive agency serving people with developmental disabilities, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. A big 40th Anniversary Celebration for close to 1000 staff members and people in the community will take place to mark the milestone!

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