Rochester, NY

2021 Special Events

Rochester-area events that benefit local charities.

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JUNE 2021 EVENTS back to top

Trolley Rides Sunday, June 27! - New York Museum of Transportation
Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, just one mile north of Rt. 251 (exit 11 off I-390).

The New York Museum of Transportation, in Rush, will be offering trolley rides included with museum admission on Sunday, June 27. Reservations are required and may be made at www.  The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and rides depart at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Family friendly admission, including the ride, is $10 adults, $9 seniors 65+, and $6 youths age 3 - 12.

The scenic two-mile round trip ride aboard the vintage electric trolley car harks back to the interurban era of a century ago. Back then, fast, clean transportation on luxurious trolleys was offered between Rochester and distant cities such as Buffalo, Syracuse and Geneva.

In the museum there are several such trolley cars on display as well as a steam locomotive, the Midtown Plaza Monorail, highway and horse drawn vehicles, three model railroads, and numerous interesting exhibits.  The museum gallery features a 10-minute video about the Rochester Subway, and the gift shop caters to the needs of all ages.

The New York Museum of Transportation is located just 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road in Rush, one mile north of Rt. 251 (I-390 exit 11).     (585) 533-1113


JULY 2021 EVENTS back to top

Saint's Place ANNUAL SUPER SALE Fundraiser - Saint's Place
Wednesday through Saturday, July 7 - 11, 2021, at Saint's Place, 46 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534

This year's SUPER SALE has too many items to list: furniture, jewelry, fine china, electronics, sports, purses, clothing, collectibles, antiques, books, bikes, lamps, and every household item imaginable.

FIRST CHANCE SALE: Wednesday, July 7 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm:  Admission fee (this day only) is $10, payable at the door.

- Thursday, July 8: (free entry) 10 am to 7 pm.
- Friday July 9: (free entry) 9 am to 6 pm:  50% Off everything!
- Saturday, July 10:  (free entry) 9 am to 12 pm: Our famous Bag Sale - 1 bag of goods $10, additional bags $5.

*** Credit cards accepted on purchases over $35.
UR Medicine Home Care Golf Open - UR Medicine Home Care

Monday. July 26, 2021, at Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue, Rochseter, NY 14618.
Schedule: Tee times: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Due to social distancing, tee times will be staggered. Your group’s tee time and social distancing regulations will be communicated via email the week prior to the event.
Please plan to arrive 45-60 minutes prior to your tee time to allow for check-in and complimentary golf balls to warm up on the range.

Lunch for all golfers will be at the turn (Hole 9).
Please note that club rentals are not available. Additionally, if the tournament is rained out, the tournament will be postponed.

Registration: Foursomes are $1500; sponsorships begin at $2000. To register or purchase a sponsorship, visit

Funds raised from the tournament will benefit our pediatric program, which allows us to provide supportive, preventative, post-acute, rehabilitative, and complex care to medically fragile children in our community. At UR Medicine Home Care, we treat every child and their family with compassion, respect, and empathy. With our patient and family-centered approach, our team of experienced pediatric clinicians is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to children with complex medical needs in the comfort of their home.

"Golfing for Good" Tournament - Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc.
Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Webster Golf Club. Morning tournament and Lunch. Save the date!

AUGUST 2021 EVENTS back to top

'Tee'd Off at Breast Cancer' Golf Tournament - Breast Cancer Coalition

Monday, August 9, 2021, at Locust Hill Country Club. Save the Date!

OTHER 2021 EVENTS back to top

Open Door Mission 2021 Golf Classic - Open Door Mission, Inc.
June 1 to September 5, 2021 at Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526.
Make your own tee time at Midvale Country Club and play between June 1st and September 5.
Best Ball team format (play your own of golf ball)
Registration NOW open! Players and Sponsors register at
All registration fees are due before June 1st. Your registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch plus a tee bag gift with a golf shirt, golf balls and other goodies.
Golf at Locust Hill - Volunteers of America Upstate New York
Monday, September 13, 2021, at Locust Hill Country Club.
Sponsorships and foursomes are available. Please call Cheryl Marshall at 585-736-2487 for more information.
Miles for Hope - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Month of September 2021
Miles for Hope is an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center. Join us to help raise funds while biking, running, walking, skating, swimming, etc.  We will join together as ONE Team with ONE Mission - to keep kids safer. Register at

ARTrageous 2021: A Whole New Affair - Breast Cancer Coalition

Fall 2021 (Date to be announced.)
Details later.



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
for more information.


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


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.


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 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.