How to Enjoy Fall: Don't Miss these Events

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Fall has arrived, but the event and festival momentum of the summer has not cooled down one bit. Check out these events to keep you movin' and groovin' over the next few weeks.

Friday, 9/30: Get Groovy

This Friday, 9/30, from 8pm-12am at the Historic German House, Groove Juice Swing is holding their Club Hot-Cha Roaring 20's Party. Enjoy the steps, drinks, sounds and entertainment of the Jazz Era. The event starts at 8pm with a free Charleston lesson to prep you for the band and beats that start at 9pm.

More Details: Facebook Event Page

Friday & Saturday, 9/30 & 10/1: Tour

The Landmark Society of Western NY's annual Inside Downtown Tour kicks off Friday. The focus this year: the St. Paul Quarter. Tour buildings like the Hive@155, The H. H. Warner Building, and the Michaels-Stern Building where the new collaborative space we're a part of, the Outfit Collective, will be open.

Speaking of the Outfit Collective, come in as part of the Inside Downtown Tours to sample some of the delicious offerings of Black Button Distilling's Bourbon Cream (and more!) and some light fare. 

Tours go Friday from 5:30-8:30pm or Saturday 11am-4pm.

More Details: Website

Saturday, 10/1: Fun Run & Fundraiser

"In the spirit of George Eastman's philanthropy, the Photo Finish 5K is a fun and healthy way to support the George Eastman Museum and other causes you care about." This 3.1 mile walk/run benefits the George Eastman Museum as well as the Rochester Community, so get some exercise while you be a part of the positive change here in the city.

More Details: Photo Finish 5K

Saturday, 10/1: Imagine Main Street

re:MAIN Social is a collaboration between several groups including RYP, the RocCity Coalition, the Young Urban Preservationists, Celebrate City Living and the Mayor's Office. This event looks to invite you, Rochester residents, to explore Main Street and some of the developments already going on and to imagine what you would like to see on Main Street in the future. 

Check out street art, food trucks, a beer garden, tactical urbanism installations, dance/music demos, family-friendly activities and more from 3-10pm at Main & Clinton. Most importantly, be apart of the conversation and change! 

More Details: re:MAIN Social

Thursday-Sunday, 10/6-10/9: The River

Celebrate the Genesee River during Genesee River Romance Weekend. Enjoy tours of places along the river including the Rundel Library, Seneca Park, Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse, Lower Falls and more. Each day holds different activities, see the schedule for full event details.

More Details: Event Website

Friday, 10/7: FREE Screening

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Confronting the Wall is a documentary following artist Shawn Dunwoody in the summer of 2015 as he "led a project designed to offer employment to a group of five Rochester City School students and open their eyes to their creative potential through mural art.

From the streets of Rochester, NY’s crime-ridden inner city to the flavelas of Brazil, young street artists explore how art brings forth the power to see beyond, move beyond, grow beyond the walls that poverty builds around them." Enjoy a FREE screening at the Memorial Art Gallery at 7pm on Friday, 10/7.

More Details: Confronting the Wall Screening

Friday & Saturday, 10/14 & 10/15: Carnival

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Enjoy the fourth annual Spectral Carnival at the historic St. Joseph's Park on the 14th and 15th of October. This fundraiser for The Yards "brings creative minds together to make an unforgettable magical happening! The event showcases musical performances, dancers, and entertainers of all kinds. There will also be art vendors, face painting and many more activities, along with lite fare and refreshments."

The festivities are Friday, 7-10pm and Saturday, 7-10pm, with a family friendly kids hour from 4-6pm on Saturday. 

More Details: The Spectral Carnival

Saturday, 10/15: Social Media

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"An event to inspire and educate the community on the value of social media in our personal and professional lives." Upstate Social Sessions runs from 9am-5pm at the School of the Arts on Saturday, October 15th. Learn from local and national professionals about social media at the ONLY social media conference in Rochester!

More Details: Upstate Social Sessions

And as always, find MORE great things to do in the city on our Events page!


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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. She doesn't mind the cooler weather, because that just means she gets to wear all of her favorite scarves while enjoying events around the city. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.