Rochester's Community Wishbook –

 

2018 Special Events Calendar
  Rochester-area events that benefit local charities.



For information and agency contacts, click on the agency's name in the listings.

Agencies: To list YOUR 2017 events, send info to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Page Last updated
June 20, 2018
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See Recurring (Year-Round) Events for events that are held every month..

JULY 2018 EVENTS

Trolleys at Twilight - New York Museum of Transportation

Saturday, July 7, 2018  from 4 pm to dusk at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Recreates an evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the happy sound of the calliope providing the background for authentic trolley rides through the rolling hills.
Complimentary ice cream treats will be provided for all attendees!
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Saint's Place Annual Super Sale - Saint's Place

Save the Dates! July 10 – 14, 2017 (Tuesday through Saturday) at Saint's Place, 46 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY
Tuesday, July 10      4 pm to 8 pm     Preview Night!  Admission $25 this night only.
Wednesday, July 11  9 am to 6 pm    Opening Day
Thursday, July 12      9 am to 4 pm
Friday, July 13           9 am to 4 pm    Half-Price Day!
Saturday, July 14      9 am to Noon   Bag Sale  1 bag $7   2 bags $10   3 bags $13
Proceeds assist Saint's Place in providing mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and bedding for arriving refugees.


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S.T.E.M. Event for Ages 3 - 12 - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, July 22, 2018  at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
A STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for young inquiring minds will provide hands-on activities that demonstrate the simple machines and technology at work in various modes of transportation.  There will be make-and-takes, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and trolley rides as the youngsters pass from one "station" to the next, developing skills in a variety of subjects.
Adults: $8, children $12
By pre-registration only (www.nymtmuseum.org/STEM)


Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament - CDS Wolf Foundation

Monday, July 23, 2018 at Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester 146718.
For more information, contact Tom DeRoller, Director of Development at 585-347-1205.
Sponsorships Available. In-kind Auction Donations accepted
Information at http://www.cdswolffoundation.org/events


"Expedition Wild Wings" Half-Day Camp for Ages 5 to 7 - Wild Wings, Inc.

Saturday, July 16-20, 2018, at Wild Wings’Inc. facility in Mendon Ponds Park!!  
WEEK LONG half-day camps learning about birds and the environment!
AGES 5-7.
Expedition Wild Wings will take kids on an educational adventure learning about the animals at Wild Wings as well as the ones in Mendon Ponds Park!Our Week long camp includes:  caring for and feeding the animals, trail hikes, songbird/insect/mammal identification, building your own bird house and much more!!           
Info & to REGISTER online at www.wildwingsinc.com
 
*$150 per child for the entire week (9am-12pm each day)
*Additional $25 for early drop-off at 8am/wk
Parental agreement/waiver form must be signed/ NO REFUNDS once booked!


"Swing for the Stars" - Daystar's Annual Golf Tournament - Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.

Monday, July 30, 2018, at Bri.stol Harbour Lodge & Golf Club
10:30 -11:30 Registration and Lunch
11:30 Shotgun start
5 pm  Dinner & Prizes
Sponsorships available.
You're invited to hit the links for a fun-filled day of golf for a great cause! The day will include an early lunch, dinner, drinks, raffles, prizes and much more! Don't miss this exciting event to celebrate the kids at Daystar. There is limited space, so register today at at https://www.daystarkids.org/swingforthestars.


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AUGUST 2018 EVENTS

Annual 5K Walk/Run for the Poor - St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Basil Marella Park, 975 English Rd.
Registration at 8 am.
Walk/run starts at 9 am.


Monroe County Fair - New York Museum of Transportation

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 3-5, 2018, at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY.
The museum grounds are right next to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Rush. Enjoy the Fair and add a trolley ride to it. Friday, the museum trolley will be operating on special hours, and on Saturday and Sunday, the full museum wikk be open and rides will be included with admission. For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Railroad Day - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, "Gandy Dancer" track work demonstrations, model railroads, hobos, and much more.  Trolley rides on the museum's railroad bring back the clickety-clack on the rails at the 90-day-old trolley travels te scenic run.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Angels of Mercy 5K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk to Help STOP Human Trafficking - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Meridian Centre Park, 2025 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14628.     
A scenic 5K run and 1-mile walk for individuals and families, encompassed by the natural beauty of Meridian Centre Park and the Historic Erie Canal.  Proceeds from this event will allow Angels of Mercy to expand their services and help STOP Human Trafficking and support women who have been victims of abuse and trafficking.
Entry fees: Tech shirts if registered by August 1. Cotton shirts August 2 to Race Day!
Pre-registration through August 1: $20
Registration August 2 through race day: $25
Day of race registration available.
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 24 from 10am-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory.
Sponsorships/Donations to Angels of Mercy of $100 or more will receive FREE event registration.
Race Day Schedule:
8 am - 8:45 am - Packet Pickup & Registration 
9:00 am - 5K Run
9:10 am - 1 Mile Walk
10:00 am - Awards Ceremony for 5K Run
Post-race food and beverages will be provided, along with free chair massages and sponsor informational booths set-up.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.angelsofmercyny.org.
Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/StoptheTraffickingEndtheCycleRunWalk 
For additional information call 585-730-4556 or email angelsofmercyny@aol.com or joemjc@aol.com


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OTHER 2018 EVENTS

Strong Sunday - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Take an entertaining trip through the history of transportation and transportation toys with Chris Bensch, Vice-President for Collections and Chief Curator of the Strong Museum as he presents Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation Toys at The Strong Museum.  The talk is free with regular museum admission, which also includes trolley rides through beautiful rural countryside.
20 minute trip through beautiful rural countryside.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Antique Fire Trucks - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines will all be there to kick off the museum's annual Fall Foliage ride season.  These beautifully restored fire trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association.  Find out why firemen war red suspenders!  Trolley rides throughout the day.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Halloween Trolley Express - New York Museum of Transportation

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
All aboard this Halloween special!  Children and their parents are encouraged to wea their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the transportation museum.  The trolley takes you to the Pumpkin Patch where you'll decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy delicious complimentary cider and donuts.  In the museum there's unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars!
Special hours and prices prevail and reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Wine Dine & Share Dinner - Masquerade! - Dimitri House

Save The Date!
Sunday, October 21, 2018 5 to 9 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery, Cutler Union, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY


Fall Foliage by Trolley - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, September 16 through October 28, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York from the window of an authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car.  Trolley rides operate throughout the day starting at 11:30 am.
No reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Donation Days - Ronald McDonald House


Holly Trolley Rides - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY. Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another time when families rode trolleys to do their holiday shopping in the city. The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum's large model railroad will be running three trains at once.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and there's free hot chocolate and cookies for all!

For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


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RECURRING (YEAR-ROUND) EVENTS

Sundays

Trolley Car Restoration - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays throughout the year, at the Museum, 6393 E. River Road, West Henrietta, NY.
Museum volunteers are restoring several antique trolleys for operation on the museum's rail line. View the progress as we bring a 1914 interurban car and a 100-year-old Rochester streetcar back to life!
Available during our regular operating hours, 11 am to 5 pm, Sundays only. Included in the regular admission price. See www.nymtmuseum.org
for more information.


Mondays

Parkinson Foundation Activities - National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester


Activities presented by the National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester
 to benefit those affected by Parkinson's disease (Various days Monday - Saturday) include support groups, the Parkinson Cafe, seminars, fitness classes, and non-contact boxing lessons.
For dates, times and locations, go to http://www.npfgreaterrochester.org/events/my-calendar/

Fridays

Friday Sale At St. Michael's Church - St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference

Every Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at The St. Vincent DePaul Store in the basement of St. Michael's Hall, 124 Evergreen St. (Church location: behind 869 Clinton Avenue near corner of Clifford Avenue.) Includes antiques, collectibles, athletic equipment, electronics, and other items that are not basic household items. Quality merchandise at bargain prices. Proceeds raised at the sale go to support the St. Vincent De Paul Ministry to help the poor in our parish live a better life.


Saturdays

Village History Group - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Third Saturday of the month, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, at The Former U.S. Customs House, 10 Latta Rd. corner of River Street, Rochester 14612. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Bring in any items petaining to Charlotte that you would like to show the group. (Every month except July, August, and December.)


Marine History Group - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Second Saturday of the month, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, at The Former Customs House, 10 Latta Rd., at the corner of River Street. Rochester, NY 14612.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Presentation by the Marine History Group of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. The Presentation will be followed by a round robin. Bring your thoughts about Marine History for group discussion. (Every month except July, August, and December.)


Electronics Recycling (Monthly) - St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference

Two Saturdays per month, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, See our website at svdprochester.org for dates, Location is The St. Vincent DePaul Store in the basement of St. Michael's Hall, 124 Evergreen St. See Friday listing for details.


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