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.

DECEMBER 2019 EVENTS back to top


Christmas at Wild Wings with Santa "Claws" and the Birds - Wild Wings, Inc.
Monday, December 9, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm at Wild Wings Raptor Sanctuary, 27 Pond Rd., Mendon Ponds Park, south entrance off Route 65.
A Day with Santa and the Birds.
Register at WildWingsInc.org.
TAKE YOUR OWN PHOTOS with Santa and the Raptors.
$20 per FAMILY includes:
   Photos, cookie decorating, and a goodie bag. Special Guests: The Monroe County Park Patrol.
ALL proceeds go directly to benefit the animals of Wild Wings! 
www.wildwingsinc.org   •  585-334-7790  •  info@wildwingsinc.org Wild Wings, Inc.
"Holiday Gifts"" - Penfield Symphony Orchestra
Monday, December 16, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Penfield High School Auditorium.
Advance Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors (60 and over) $12. Tickets are free for students of any age with student ID.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.penfieldsymphony.org or by phone at 585-872-0774.

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the Rochester community for over 60 years, will present “Holiday Gifts,” the second concert of its 64th season, sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank & Trust – Penfield Branch.  The concert will have a special local flavor, featuring Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic,” and the well-known tenor soloist Harold McAulliffe singing the RPO Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik’s composition The Twelve Gifts of Christmas.Also on the program are classical masterpieces from Buxtehude and Vaughan Williams, a world-premiere holiday piece by local composer Matt Osika, as well as other seasonal pieces for Christmas and Hanukah

The concert will be held on December 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Penfield High School Auditorium, located at 25 High School Drive in Penfield, New York. Tickets can be purchased online at www.penfieldsymphony.org, by phone at 585-872-0774, at all area Wegmans, the Penfield Recreation Department, Canandaigua National Bank (Penfield Branch), and at the door on the night of the concert.  Advance tickets cost $15 for adults ($16 at the door), and $12 for senior citizens 60 and over ($16 at the door).  For students of any age with a student ID, advance tickets are free or $1 at the door.


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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