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Rochester, NY

2023 Special Events

Rochester-area events that benefit local charities.

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JUNE 2023 EVENTS back to top

Scavenger Hunt CANCELED - Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Cancelled! Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

The Dream Factory fulfills dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been dignosed with critical or chronic illnesses.
See our website ( for other events.

Girls On the Run Spring Season Celebratory 5K - Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Sunday, June 4. 2023. at Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus. 1000 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14623.
Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment that program participants always remember! Everyone in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

Coaches Arrive: 8:30am-8:45am
Families Arrive: 9am
Star Power Hour: 9am-10am (indoors)
Race Begins: 10am (outdoors)

Registration Type Price
Running Buddy (Adult 16+) $27.00 (increases to $30 after 5/19)
Youth Running Buddy (15 and younger) $12.00 (increases to $15 after 5/19)
Virtual Community Runner (all ages)  $27.00 (increases to $30 after 5/19)

For more information:

WALK–A–THON - Journey Home, Inc.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
(Rain Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023)
3-Mile Walk around the block to benefit Journey Home.
Meet at Journey Home, Inc. 994 Long Pond Road.
Registration at 1:45 p.m.
Walk to begin at 2 p.m.

Stop the Violence Christian Community Conference - Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter)
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9 a.m. registration
10 a.m. program
1 p.m. lunch
Find out more @ or call (585) 789-1495

Roc Juneteenth 5K Run/Walk - Agape Haven of Abundance
Monday, June 19, 2023
1 p.m. Roc Juneteenth 5K Run/Walk at Genesee Valley Park, Riverbend Shelter
Followed by a free Jazz Concert at Genesee Valley Park, RoundHouse Shelter starting at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The 5K Run/Walk is also a VIRTUAL event which means you can start your Run or Walk NOW and complete it by midnight on June 19, 2023.
Register at
Donations and proceeds go to the construction of the Minister Franklin D. Florence Civil Rights Heritage Park at Baden Park.

Second Annual DimitriHouse BBQ Dinner Fundraiser - Dimitri House

Join us on Friday, June 23, 2023, for a delicious BBQ dinner; and help raise money for Dimitri House.
Dinner pickup will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Gebhardt Road in Penfield.
Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint will be serving up their Uncle Frank’s Grilled Chicken and Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner, including 1⁄4 chicken, pulled pork & sauce, Mustard Coleslaw, Cajun Corn, and Cornbread.

Not only will you be enjoying a delicious meal, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this event will support Dimitri House’s mission, programs, and make a difference in our community. Last year’s BBQ dinner raised a total of $2,055, for the Dimitri House Emergency Food Cupboard and Drop-In Lunch programs.

Advanced tickets ($17.00) will go on sale Monday, May 1, 2023. Info at We hope to see you there for a night of great food for a good cause. Thank you for your support!

2nd Annual Dimitri House BBQ Dinner Fundraiser - Dimitri House

Friday, June 23, 2023, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield.
Get ready for a night of delicious food -- and support a great cause! The 2nd Annual Dimitri House BBQ dinner fundraiser is coming up and we need your support!
Drive-through BBQ dinner prepared by Sticky Lips. Pickup Friday, June 23rd, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $17.00/dinner.St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Gebhardt Road, PenfieldSticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint will be serving up their Uncle Frank’s Grilled Chicken and Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner, including ¼ chicken, pulled pork & sauce, Mustard Coleslaw, Cajun Corn, and Cornbread.
Purchase your advance tickets here.

JULY 2023 EVENTS back to top

Saint's Place SUPER SALE Fundraiser - Saint's Place

Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8, 2023, at St. Louis School, 64 South Main St., Pittsford.
"Celebrating 25 years of welcoming the stranger."
About 1200 newly arrived refugees have been helped in the last 12 months, including those from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, and around the world.  Like every year, more than 150 volunteers will be working for weeks to prepare for the sale.

The 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 5 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm:  Admission (this day only) $10. Pay at the door.
- OPENING DAY:  Thursday, July 6: (free entry) 10 am to 7 pm.
- 50% DAY:     Friday July 7: (free entry) 9 am to 6 pm:  50% Off everything!
- BAG SALE:  Saturday, July 8: (free entry) 9 am until sold out. One bag of goods $10, additional bags $5. 5-bag limit.

For more information. visit the website:

A Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament - CDS Wolf Foundation
Monday, July 24, 2023
At Oak Hill Country Club
Early Bird Discount for foursome purchased before May 31.
Get tickets and information at

Golfing for Good Tournament - Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc.
Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580

Come enjoy a day on the greens and support a great cause!
Prizes for men, ladies, and mixed teams. Raffles and Fun, Friendly Competition.
18 Holes of golf, cart and lunch
8 a.m. Shotgun Start
Four-person Scramble
Fee: $135 per golfer
Register and pay by May 19th for a Special discounted rate of $120 per golfer.
Charge by phone by calling 585-254-5110; or online at
Sponsorships Available!

AUGUST 2023 EVENTS back to top

28th Annual Golf Classic - Journey Home, Inc.
Monday, August 7, 2023
Ridgemont Country Club, 3717 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626
$150 per golfer includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, greens fee, golf cart, and hors d'oeuvres.
Registration and Lunch:  11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Four Person Scramble Shotgun Start: 12 p.m.
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Warren Hasman, Chairman, (585) 329-2347 or
Registration deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023

OTHER 2023 EVENTS back to top

7th Annual Golf Tournament - St. Peter's Kitchen
Friday, September 8, 2023 at Eagle Vale Country Club. SAVE THE DATE!



Trolley Car Restoration - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays from April-May through October, 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.


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.


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. 
*except July, August, and December.

Village History Group - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

(beginning in Spring) 

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 pertaining to Charlotte that you would like to show the group. (Every month except July, August, and December.)