It's Leap Day! If you want to get technical as to why it exists, here is the reason according to Wikipedia:
"...a complete revolution around the Sun (one solar year) takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years, requiring that an extra calendar day be added to align the calendar with the Sun's apparent position."
But we're not about being technical here, we're about celebrating having an extra day this year and we feel we should just celebrate all week. Here are 4 great things to do with your extra day that comes around every 4 years:
1. Canstruction Rochester
"Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food" (via website).
The competition serves to raise public awareness about hunger and need in our community and the donated and purchased cans are all given to local food banks after the competition. In this instance, all food cans are donated to Foodlink.
We popped by on Saturday while the structures were being built and are looking forward to seeing the finished pieces.
2. Play Pinball @ the Strong
Pinball Playfields opened at the Strong on February 27th, "Immerse yourself in the pops, thumps, and dings of pinball and play your way through more than 80 years of pinball history" (via website).
We're not sure about you, but Pinball was a favorite game of our childhood and we can't wait to get over and play.
3. Learn About Flower City Philanthropy
Flower City Philanthropy, a local website, launched today, Leap Day, and we couldn't be more excited.
"Flower City Philanthropy was founded in 2015 by serial volunteers and budding Philanthropists Amy Button and Alyssa Belasco. Their hope is to start a Charitable Revolution in Rochester by sharing meaningful volunteer opportunities, charitable events, and nonprofit connections" (via website).
Check out their website and see how you can get involved with making a difference in Rochester.
4. Second Chic Edge of the Wedge
Second Chic Edge of the Wedge opened for business today, on Leap Day. This contemporary consignment shop sells new and recycled men's and women's clothing and is located next door to McCann's Local Meats! Word on the street is that Ugly Duck Coffee is setup there today too (Monday, 2/29), so really it's win-win.
Whatever you do today or this week, we hope you celebrate having an extra day this year.
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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat and loves explore unique places in our city like the Wintergarden, don't miss out on Canstruction! Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.