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Free admission Saturday at The Strong in honor of Juneteenth  (access required)

In partnership with the Rochester Area Community Foundation and Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, The Strong is offering free general admission and parking this Saturday in celebration of Juneteenth.   The event is part of a larger, community celebration ...

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Succession plans critical for survival of family-owned businesses (access required)

While family-owned businesses are commonplace in the United States, those that are multigenerational remain rare gems. According to Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business, there are over 5.5 million family businesses in the United States, with the average lifespan ...

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The Strong awarded $7.5 million in federal funds for expansion project   (access required)

The Strong National Museum of Play has been awarded a $7.5 million grant through the Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan Competitive Tourism program for an expansion project that includes creating a Neighborhood of Play, a new home for the World Video ...

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Storytelling event in honor of Mother’s Day will benefit SPCC   (access required)

ROC The Mic productions once again presents “Listen to Your Mother” in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend. The annual storytelling event is in its eighth season in Rochester and will be held this Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Hochstein ...

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International Plaza — The heart of Rochester’s Latinx community

Salsa music plays. The smell of bread, kababs and empanadas waft through the air. Colorful, flowing dresses and skirts catch the eye. For over 50 years, the Puerto Rican Festival has celebrated food, culture, dancing and beauty in downtown Rochester. ...

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Cruising on the Erie Canal

According to Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, nearly 80 percent of upstate New Yorkers live within 25 miles of the canal, including the historic villages of Pittsford and Fairport. A stroll along Main Street in both villages — exploring local ...

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Many reasons to ‘Celebrate More’ in the year ahead

Welcome to Rochester, where there is no limit to what you can do — and no reason to do it anywhere else. After seemingly endless disruptions to every aspect of our lives over the past two years, Rochester residents and ...

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The Hochstein School appoints new president and executive director  (access required)

Hilary Field Respass has been appointed president and executive director of The Hochstein School, effective July 1.   Respass has served as executive director of Boston University Tanglewood Institute since 2014. Prior to that she held the leadership role at the ...

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Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival slated for August   (access required)

The 26th anniversary celebration of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will take place on the last Friday and Saturday of August at Frontier Field.   The festival will kick off at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, with the ROC ...

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Imagine RIT festival returns in-person April 23  (access required)

After going virtual for 2021, the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is back in person, planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., April 23, on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta.  More than 250 exhibits from more ...

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Community Foundation’s 50th anniversary features free admission to cultural venues across region  (access required)

To mark its 50th anniversary, Rochester Area Community Foundation will underwrite free tickets or admission to a range of arts and cultural sites and performances throughout the Greater Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The yearlong program, called “Gifts for Good: Sampling Cultural ...

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RIT to create a School of Performing Arts  (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology is creating a School of Performing Arts this summer.  The new school will be housed within RIT’s College of Liberal Arts beginning July 1, and a national search is underway for a director. Anna Stenport, dean of RIT’s ...

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