Rochester, NY

2019 - 2020 Special Events

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 2019 events, send info to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

NOVEMBER 2019 EVENTS back to top


Student Networking Experience - Champion Academy
Monday–Friday, November 11–15, 2019, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, at 1 Pleasant Street, Rochester 14604.
The Power of One Volunteer Campaign is a quick and simple way for anyone to get involved with making a real difference in the Rochester community - in one hour or less.

Join us for our Student Networking activity by listening to students introduce themselves, share their goals and play interactive games. Contact: Veronica Wilson, Partnership Manager at veronica@championacademyroc.org or 585-572-7087 x1002.

Additional events will be held the weeks of December 9-13, 2019.
Also, January 6–10, 2020;  
February 3–7; March 2–6; April 13–17; and May 11–15, 2020. 

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Fashion Show - Rochester Childfirst Network
Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Monroe Country Club, 155 Golf Ave., Pittsford 14534.
Fashions by Jane Morgan's Little House. Tickets: $60 each. On sale now! Prizes for Best HAT!
Reserve your seat today. 585-473-2858 or www.rcn4kids.org/madhatter.
ROC the Day Pun Contest (United Way of Greater Rochester)
Mondays, November 11, 18, and 25, 2019
This year's ROC the Day giving day is December 3, 2019. (See listing.)

How punny are you? Show off your best #ROCtheDay pun on social media and win $250 for a ROC'n nonprofit of your choice! ). zx
For details, see https://www.roctheday.org/rocpuncontest

DECEMBER 2019 EVENTS back to top


12th Annual "Shopping Is for the Birds" Sale - Wild Wings, Inc.

Friday to Sunday, November 29 - December 1, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm each day at Wild Wings, 27 Pond Rd., Mendon Ponds Park, south entrance off Route 65.
TONS OF GIFT ITEMS...
~ Including a Variety of Animal Themed Clothing, Wildlife and Environmental Books, Holiday Hand Painted Ornaments, Plush, Various Nature Items, an Assortment of Photography and Numerous Gift Baskets!
ALL proceeds go directly to benefit the animals of Wild Wings! 
www.wildwingsinc.org   •  585-334-7790  •  info@wildwingsinc.org

ROC the Day! - United Way of Greater Rochester
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -- "Giving Tuesday"

Causes to Support
Give local this year on #givingtuesday! Check out the 532 nonprofits participating in ROC the Day in 2019!

ROC Pun Contest Starts TODAY, November 11
How punny are you? Show off your best #ROCtheDay pun on social media and win $250 for a ROC'n nonprofit of your choice! ). 
 
For details, go directly to the website: https://www.roctheday.org/Home/Pre-Event.

Questions? 
We're here to help! Email info@ROCtheDay.org at any time.
Holly Trolley Rides - New York Museum of Transportation
Sundays, December 7, 8, 14 and 16, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY. 

Santa's leaving the reindeer at home and will be arriving by trolley at the New York Museum of Transportation this year! Families will want to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate, and take a 2-mile round trip ride on the museum's authentic vintage trolley car.

Rides operate every half-hour, starting at 11:30 a.m., and are included with the family friendly admission to the museum ($10 adults, $9 seniors 65+, $8 youths age 3 - 12). No reservations are required. Last ride departs at 3:30!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance (check website for days and hours), and each child will receive a free memento from their visit with the jolly old elf.  Complimentary delicious hot chocolate and cookies will warm up the holiday spirit while bright holiday decorations light up the museum's trolley collection.

Model trains will be operating on the museum's huge model railroad, and the Midtown Plaza Monorail exhibit will surely bring back memories from Christmases long ago.

The only trolley railroad in New York State, a museum full of trolley cars, a steam locomotive, fire engine, model trains and more....and Santa Claus too!
The museum is located at 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, NY. Take I-390 south to exit 11, NY Rt. 251 West, then 1 mile north on East River Road.www.nymtmuseum.org (585) 533-1113.

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

Agencies: To list Your Events, please send info to wishbook@rochester.rr.com

RECURRING (YEAR ROUND) EVENTS back to top


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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