ROC the Riverway Video

From the City's RTR webpage, "Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Governor Andrew Cuomo joined members of the ROC the Riverway Advisory Board on Wednesday Aug. 1 to unveil the Phase 1 Vision Plan, which will serve as a blueprint for a $50 million State investment to launch the ROC the Riverway Program with 13 transformative projects along the Genesee River."

There are more than two-dozen projects that are being focused on under one umbrella, called ROC the Riverway. The overarching goal of the project is to revitalize and transform the Genesee Riverfront at the core of the city, making our Riverfront an important, substantial part of the Rochester experience. Check out the City's webpage for all the up-to-date detailed plans, maps, and renderings.  

Don't miss the City's detailed 118-page PDF plan, a shareable image gallery of work to be done, an interactive storymap to view, and a quick summary of the projects slated to happen.  


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Movies With a Downtown View - Don't Miss These

 Stephen S. Reardon Photography

Stephen S. Reardon Photography

It's been a wonderful summer so far with three movie nights down and two to go! 

Each of these movies are FREE, we'll have free raffle giveaways (don't forget to sign up!), as well as an ASL Interpreter for all announcements and the movies will be captioned. Here's a highlight of what you don't want to miss with Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties:

Friday, August 17th: The Muppets
MLK Jr. Memorial Park

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Stephen S. Reardon PHotoGraphy

On Friday, August 17th, we'll be in MLK Jr. Memorial Park with the 2011 hit The Muppets! Relive your childhood as the Muppet gang gets back together. On site for the night we'll have an abundance of goodies for purchase. Our lineup includes: Le Petit Poutine, Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food, Eat Me Ice Cream and Joe Bean Coffee Roasters! As always, sign up for the free raffles and enjoy a beautiful night in downtown.

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:15pm.
Facebook Event Page: Movies With a Downtown View: The Muppets

Friday, September 7th: The Greatest Showman
Parcel 5

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the Rochesteriat

We'll be ending our 5th year of 5 movies with a BANG in Parcel 5 showing The Greatest Showman! We'll be doing our best to maximize the bit of grass there is for people with blankets, but we also know Rochesterians are CREATIVE. Besides lawn chairs, we're envisioning some creative seating taking place on this gravel so start your planning. We'll have Marty's Meats and Eat Me Ice Cream with us, stay tuned as well have some other things happening this night!

NOTE: Event starts at 6:30pm and movie will start around 8pm.
Facebook Event Page: Movies With a Downtown View: The Greatest Showman


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MWADV: Wear Your Flair Contest!!

If you've seen Office Space you'll remember the scene where Joanna gets scolded at her job for her flair.

Well, break out your flair and wear it to our Movies With a Downtown View event at the Center City Terrace + Lounge at the Hyatt on Thursday, August 2nd. Because space is limited, this is our only ticketed MWADV event. Grab the early-bird price of $15 through 7/31 at 11:59pm before the price goes up to $20.

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Each ticket includes: your first beverage (enjoy a Milton's Mai Tai, or choose from a selection of beer or wine), gourmet popcorn, free raffles, the movie, and a beautiful night in downtown!

Flair Contest:

During the event take a picture of yourself wearing your flair and it post on Facebook or Instagram using the Hashtag #MWADV to be entered into the contest. If you do not use FB or IG find Stefanie & Jason, the event organizers to be entered. We will have an AMAZING prize for the attendee with the most creative flair, and trust us, by showing off your flair and "terrific smile", you won't be disappointed!

Voting will take place before the movie begins.

Get details & tickets: MWADV Ticket Page


To get the details on all of our Movies With a Downtown View events, check out our recent post:  MWADV 2018: 5 for 5 Years!


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A look inside Native Eatery And Bar

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Native Eatery And Bar recently opened up earlier this summer in the Washington Square Park neighborhood in downtown Rochester! You can't miss this beautiful space located on the corner of Clinton Ave South and Woodbury, on the NE diagonal from Geva Theatre and to the east of the Washington Square Park. 

From the website - "Our establishment features locally sourced, New-Age American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, microbrews and a vast array of wine, served by true believers in our mission to support our friends' and neighbors' small businesses."

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A quick look inside shows an expansive space featuring a large four-sided bar in the middle.

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The seasonally changing menu will feature locally sourced ingredients for dishes ranging from pizza, to seafood, soup, charcuterie, salads and more.

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Don't miss the beautiful murals...

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....gorgeous bathrooms...

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...and the expansive outdoor patio to enjoy the sights, sounds, and open air of downtown Rochester. 

 courtesy of  the market

courtesy of the market

Looking for a quick breakfast or lunch option during the work week? Check out their grab-n-go Market!

The Market
Mon. - Fri: 7am - 2pm

Native
Sun & Mon. Closed
Tues. - Thurs: 5-9pm
Fri: 5-10pm
Sat: 5-10pm
*Social Hour: Tues.-Fri., 3:30-6pm
** Bar remains open one hour after close Tuesday - Saturday **

Address:
180 South Clinton Ave
Downtown Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 585-351-6121
Menu


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MWADV @ The Hyatt - Postponed

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If you missed your chance to purchase tickets to our SOLD OUT 5 Year Movies With a Downtown View Celebration movie night at the Hyatt, you just might get a second chance.

Last night (6/5/18), we were all set up and ready to go when it started to pour. Since A/V equipment and storms don't mix, we had to make the decision to cancel the event.

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the Rochesteriat

But, we are currently working with the Hyatt to get this back on the calendar... we will make it happen! We're already thinking of ways to make the event even better, as we watch Office Space at the Center City Terrace + Lounge.

**UPDATE! We've just set our rain date at the Hyatt to be Thursday, August 2nd! Keep an eye on the Washington Square Park Community Associations website and Facebook Page as ticket sales will go live on Monday, July 16th at 5pm.

For more information about all of our movie nights, check out our recent post:


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