Rochester, NY

2019 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

AUGUST 2019 EVENTS back to top

Fundraiser Night at Bill Gray's near Seabreeze - Dimitri House
Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Bill Gray's Restaurant, 4870 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14622
Between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm,
Bill Gray's will donate 15% of your purchase to Dimitri House.
Just say you are with Dimitri House!!
Thank You for Your Support!
Organ Grinders at the Transportation Museum - New York Museum of Transportation
Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The New York Museum of Transportation
The New York Museum of Transportation features a century-old entertainment tradition.

Visitors to the museum will delight to barrel organ music played by several “organ grinders” and their unique instruments. Enthusiasts of this early form of musical entertainment will be cranking out tunes from a variety of vintage wind instruments, bringing back the sights and sounds from more than a century ago.

Organ grinders were itinerant showmen who traveled through cities and towns, often with a pet monkey or other animal. On street corners and aboard trains and trolleys, they played their tunes for the coins donated by enthralled listeners captivated by the unique sound of the barrel organs. 

The New York Museum of Transportation will echo with these sounds while visitors get an up close experience, listening, watching and trying their hands at making the music themselves. 

No reservations are needed, and trolley rides are included in the admission price of $8 adults, $7 seniors age 65 +, and $6 youths age 3 – 12. Under age 3 are free.

The New York Museum of Transportation is located at 6393 East River Road, just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester and easily reached from Exit 11 off I-390. (585) 533-1113.

Motorcycle Poker Run - CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Sunday, August 25, 2019. 
Needed: Participants, Raffle Items, Volunteers.
"Three Heads, Nine Lives" Event - Keller's Kat Rescue Inc.
Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 3 to 5 pm, at Three Heads Brewery, 16 Atlantic Ave, Rochester.
Come out and support Keller's Kat Rescue. Door prizes, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle.  Personalized pint glasses for $5.00.

SEPTEMBER 2019 EVENTS back to top

St. Peter's Kitchen Fourth Annual Golf Tournament - St. Peter's Kitchen
Friday, September 13, 2019, at Eagle Vale Golf Course in Fairport.
Get Ready for Golf! Register now for St. Peter's Kitchen Fourth Annual Golf Classic.
Registration fee has remained the same: $125 per golfer. Sponsorship opportunities also remain the same. Register at
Euchre Tournament - Dimitri House
Sunday, September 14, 2019 at 11:30 am registration (cards fly at noon!), at VFW, 300 Macedon Center Road, Fairport, NY.
Price: $25 per player includes lunch
Prizes for the top 3!
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our cupboard!
Register online HERE or call Dimitri House: 585-325-1796.
100% of proceeds will support programs at Dimitri House.
"Golfing for Good" Golf Tournament, Golf Ball Drop, and Dinner - Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc.

Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Deerfield Golf and Country Club.
11:00 am Registration  •  12:30 pm Shotgun start  •  5:30 pm Reception 9cash bar and grazing)  •  
6:30 pm Ball Drop  •  Dinner
Golf Only $75 with cart  •  Golf and Dinner $125  •  Ball Drop $50 per ball  •  other combinations available
Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Please call 254-5110 for information 

Information on website:

ARTrageous Affair Breast Cancer Gala - Breast Cancer Coalition
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 70 State Street
Throughout the year, some of our area's finest artists have been working to create artwork that will be available for purchase at this year's ARTrageous Affair. Now it's up to you. Please help us continue our work in support of those touched by cancer by placing bids on silent and live auction items.

This year, for the first time you'll be able to place bids using your mobile phone.

Black (or Pink) tie optional • Cocktails & Silent Auction • Dinner, Live Auction, Entertainment.
Artwork & more from the Rochester area and beyond offered at both silent and live auctions.
Sponsorships Available.
Tickets and sponsorship information at or call 585-473-8177.
11th Annual Recipe for a CURE Sunday Brunch - CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Arbor at the Port.
CURE kids will serve up tasty bites with the best chefs in town. Great food and great auctions.
More information at

OCTOBER 2019 EVENTS back to top

13th Annual Empowering Women Luncheon - YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Keynote speaker: Janine Latus, nationally recognized author of "If I Am Missing or Dead: A Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation."
Tickets  •  Table of 10: $650  •  Individual: $75.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information: Contact  the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County today
at 585-368-2261 or
Children's Institute presents Kids & Trucks - Children's Institute
Saturday & Sunday, Octoober 5 & 6, 2019, at Frontier Field VIP Lot. 
- Saturday, 10 am-4 pm          
- Sunday, 10 am-3 pm
- Horn-free, Sunday 10 am-12 pm
Looking for something special children and grandchildren will enjoy? Plan to visit the KIDS & TRUCKS event where children can climb aboard and explore all types of vehicles. Explore big rig and construction trucks, a school bus, fire and police vehicles, and many more!

If your child is easily startled by noise, plan to visit Sunday morning during the horn-free hours of 10 am-12 pm. Proceeds to benefit Children's Institute, a national not-for-profit organization focused on improving the lives of children by strengthening their social and emotional health.
Purchase your tickets today!
Price: $5 General Admission / $20 Family Pass (families with 5 or more members).
After October 4: $7.50/$30. FREE for children ages 2 and under. 
Tickets available at, Frontier gate, and all area Wegmans stores.
Walk to End Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Association
Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Frontier Field. 
More information and online registration at
RAIHN'S 15th Anniversary Celebrarion
Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 6 to 10 pm, at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Rd.
Save the Date!
Wine Dine & Share Dinner - Dimitri House
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Memorial Art Gallery, Cutler Union, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY
For information call Dimitri House at 585-325-1796 or
30th Annual Al Sigl WalkAbout - Al Sigl Community of Agencies
Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Eastview Mall
Registration: 8:30 am in the Food Court
Event Begins: 9:30 am
Costume Contest: 10:30 am

Agencies: To list Your Events, please send info to



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.