They're Baaaaaaaack... #MWADV!!!

Because we have such AMAZING sponsors and an incredibly generous city, back for a third year in a row, our annual Buckingham Properties presents: Movies with a Downtown View events are scheduled and set to play for those relaxing evenings under the stars in downtown. Produced by Yours Truly, the Rochesteriat, alongside our friends at The Little Theatre and the Washington Square Park Neighborhood Association, we have (2) two FREE, open-to-the-public movie nights set for your viewing pleasure with a gorgeous city skyline background. 

Bring your family, tell your friends - we have a slew of great things happening at this summer's events, including:

Food Trucks - (available for purchase)
Beer Garden - Roc Brewing Co, of course! (available for purchase)
FREE snacks from Frito Lay
Coffee Bar - Glen Edith Coffee, of course! (available for purchase)
FREE raffles and giveaways from local vendors
GRAND PRIZE Raffle: Round Trip Tickets on the Official Airline of the #MWADV - Jetblue Airways! 

Here's the Important Basics:

When: Fridays - July 22nd | August 19th
Where: MLK Jr. Memorial Park (FKA: Manhattan Square Park)
Start times: 7p | 6:30p, respectively
Movie Time: 8:45p | 8:15p, respectively
Cost: FREE!
Movies: The Sandlot | The Perks of Being a Wallflower, respectively

For more information, check out our website, downtownROCmovies.com

This year, we partnered with Tony Zanni and Type High Letterpress to come up with a redesigned logo and letterpress poster for MWADV, you'll start seeing these throughout the city in the coming weeks. 

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

Want to help us this year? Contact us to volunteer at one of the events or donate to put up a poster in your building, business, or neighborhood. Or, wait for it - just get one to hang on your wall - it's that awesome! For a $10 donation, one of these beauties can be yours (or we'll put one up in the city on your behalf).

And, as always, don't forget to share your pictures with us with #MWADV!

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Jason is co-Founder of the Rochesteriat and also heads up the Washington Square Park Neighborhood Association. We THANK the City of Rochester, Buckingham Properties, RACF, ESL, Jetblue Airways, Gallina Development, and all of our supporters to keep #MWADV going year after year - these events cannot happen without all of their support. Join the conversation on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

#12 - With the Balloons

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #12

Pictured: Rose M. Hasan
Occupation: Balloon art & Decor (owner of Balloony Sandwiches)
Location: The German House

Notice the city around you: “I was at the Bernin' Down the German House photographing bands and fans when I came across Rose. She was helping put together Airigami's giant balloon piggy bank for the popping Break Up the Bank event. She was happy to have her portrait taken in the pillars of red, white & blue balloons.” – S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#11 - In a Park
#10 - Scouting a Location
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Sign up here for our WEEKLY email to get the BEST/QUIRKY/FUNNY/COOLEST (etc.) things to do in our city! 

Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#11- In a Park

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #11

Pictured: Peter Debes
Occupation: Rochester Regional Group Chair for Sierra Club
Location: Cobbs Hill

Notice the city around you: I was just putting my dog back in the car at Cobbs Hill when I saw a group of explorers come off a trail. It was the bright jacket and hat that got me back out into the cold and wind to approach Peter and convince him to have his portrait taken. It took a lot of convincing with the help of one of his fellow explorers, but I got it. Peter provides nature tours with his group ‘Friend of Washington Grovewhich can be found on Facebook.” – S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#10 - Scouting a Location
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#10 - Scouting a Location

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #10

Stephen S Reardon Photography

Stephen S Reardon Photography

Pictured: Norah Coughlin
Occupation: Team Member at Rochester Brainery
Location: Rochester Brainery

Notice the city around you: "I was at the Brainery to scout a location for a photo shoot with "First Person Singular" held every month at Rochester Brainery. I had arrived early and was talking with Norah as I stood looking at the great tables and chairs they have. So I put two and two together and got another Conversation With A Stranger portrait." S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#9 - Training Day

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #9

Pictured: Elizabeth Van Der Horst
Occupation: Rochester MMA fighter (Mixed Martial Arts)
Location: BEDROC MMA

Notice the city around you: "I never do this for my portrait project Conversation With A Stranger, but I searched out Elizabeth after reading an article about her path to become a Mixed Martial Arts World Champion. I was allowed to sit in on a private training day and photograph at BedROC MMA, the gym she calls home. Hoping for much success to Elizabeth Van Der Horst." – S. Reardon

More: Elizabeth is an Undefeated MMA fighter. Currently in Fighters Source Tournament, on her way to fight for the National Title in CA and World Championship Title in Brazil. Follow her at: @battlequeenkiddo, www.facebook.com/BattleQueenKiddo

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.