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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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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the Rochesteriat

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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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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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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MWADV 2018: 5 for 5 Years!

Cancel your summer plans, we're back with Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties and we're celebrating our 5th year with 5 MOVIES!

For the unfamiliar, Movies With a Downtown View (MWADV) is a series of FREE outdoor movie nights that are held in downtown Rochester. For the last 4 years, we've shown two movies in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, but that just wasn't going to do for our 5th year celebration. This year in addition to those 2 events, we will also be showing movies at the Hyatt, Washington Square Park and Parcel 5.

Question is, are you ready?!!?

Here's what you need to know:

Rain Date - Thursday August 2nd @ 7pm, Movie: Office Space
Center City Lounge and Terrace, Hyatt Rochester Regency Downtown

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If you haven't experienced the Hyatt's 4th floor, Center City Terrace and Lounge, here's your chance to enjoy it AND kick-off MWADV with us. Because space is limited, this will be a ticketed event.

For a ticket price of $15 (or $20 day-of and at the door), each attendee will receive a voucher for a beverage, gourmet popcorn from the Hyatt and a great movie night in a beautiful rooftop space.

Watch Office Space with us, sip "Milton's Mai Tai", our signature cocktail and enjoy our city.

Tickets are limited, so don't wait!

--> Thursday, 8/2: Get Tickets here <- -


Friday, July 20th @ 7pm, Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
MLK Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street

 Stephen S. Reardon Photography

Stephen S. Reardon Photography

Mark your calendars for July 20th and watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople in MLK Jr. Memorial Park. In July of 2017, this was supposed to be our film, but just as we began hit play it started to pour! So, if you were excited to see this last year, we're bringing it back. There will be food trucks with food and drinks for purchase and all of the usual wonderful MWADV festivities (free raffles, music and more).

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:45pm.

Facebook event Page


Friday, August 3rd @ 7pm, Movie: Sing Street
Washington Square Park, 10 St. Mary's Place

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On August 3rd we'll be branching out again to the historic Washington Square Park! While this park is a bit smaller, we are thrilled to be showing Sing Street under the trees, with the Soldiers and Sailors Moment and the city as our backdrop. If you ever had a childhood dream to start a band, this is a movie for you! Join us for food trucks, giveaways, music, and more.

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:30pm.


Friday, August 17th @ 7pm, Movie: The Muppets
MLK Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street

 The Rochesteriat

The Rochesteriat

Back in MLK Jr. Park on August 17th, we'll be taking in the 2011 hit The Muppets! Relive your childhood as the Muppet gang gets back together. We'll have food trucks, giveaways, music and more.

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:15pm.


Friday, September 7th @ 6:30pm Movie: The Greatest Showman
Parcel 5, 275 E. Main Street

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the Rochesteriat

To wrap up our season of celebrating our 5th year, we're ending with a bang and will be showing The Greatest Showman in Parcel 5! 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 food trucks, tons of giveaways and a great night in the heart of Downtown.

NOTE: Event starts at 6:30pm and movie will start around 8pm.

None of these events would be possible without all of our incredible sponsors, the support and partnership from The Little Theatre as well as the Washington Square Park Community Association. We hope you enjoy this summer with us.

As always, we will have an interpreter at each event and each movie will be shown with captions.

Keep an eye on the WSPCA Website, as well as our Facebook Page for more event details as we're always tweaking the details and adding more fun to the mix - see ya soon!


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