Rewind: A Summer in Pictures...

the rochesteriat | SOFar Rochester

the rochesteriat | SOFar Rochester

Is anybody else thinking to themselves - it's almost October, where did our summer go? Undeniably, well at least to those of us who actually liked the heat, it's been an incredibly beautiful summer. With so many warm, dry, sunny days, for a brief minute I almost thought we were living in Southern California.

To celebrate and keep this feeling going as the temperature drops, here's a quick look back at our summer (well, actually starting in late spring) in pictures. 

the rochesteriat | 2Vine

the rochesteriat | 2Vine

In late spring we were incredibly lucky to work with Amy of Rochester A-List to get a first taste of the newly renovated 2Vine that opened up in the East End... 

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...and we were also guests of Jason Barrett of Black Button Distilling at a dinner they hosted outside of the city at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua. 

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Turns out we have a Caribbean Island-looking reservoir at the top of Highland Park...

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the rochesteriat

...and incredible local-but-internationally-known artists (above, Range) that put their stamp of love on everything they do. 

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Speaking of artists, we celebrated with our friend and amazing talent Rachel Cordaro and ESL for the unveiling of the 2016 Commemorative Poster for the Corn Hill Arts Festival...

the rochesteriat | eastman museum

the rochesteriat | eastman museum

...and there's always unmatched beauty to be seen in the heart of the city at the George Eastman Museum grounds.

the rochesteriat | the arbor loft

the rochesteriat | the arbor loft

The East End and the downtown community also welcomed our friend and creative superstar Athi Georgio of Agathi & Co. with the opening of The Arbor Loft space over Hart's Local Grocers.

the rochesteriat | the metropolitan Rochester

the rochesteriat | the metropolitan Rochester

Then there are the many views that are changing quite rapidly here in the city from up high...

the rochesteriat | shawn dunwoody

the rochesteriat | shawn dunwoody

...to the ground level work that is being done on the streets...work by Shawn Dunwoody and crew...

...and then there's everywhere in between leaving no area untouched. Here, a collaboration piece by Cordell Cordaro and Nate Hodge graces a wall high up in The Metropolitan Rochester as it overlooks our dynamic city.

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The night skyline is becoming a bit brighter and flashier these days...

the rochesteriat | Amore

the rochesteriat | Amore

...and like I started this post with food, there's never any shortage of amazing places to check out around our city. Here, Chef Pasquale of Amore by Wegmans prepares fresh pasta for a class of hungry learners. 

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the rochesteriat

And lastly, our summer wrap-up wouldn't be complete without mentioning yet another successful round of Movies with a Downtown View's at the MLK Jr. Memorial Park. Beautiful weather, amazing sponsors, and two great movie showings provided unforgettable nights in our city. 

Make sure to check out our friend, foodie, and entrepreneur, Casey Bowker, as he explores the Rochester area's best places to eat and drink in his new show, ROConnoisseur


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Jason is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. Ok, ok, ok...so the cooler weather is upon us - but there's still plenty to do while you wear more layers and head inside. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.