Rochester, NY

2019 Special Events

Rochester-area events that benefit local charities.

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APRIL 2019 EVENTS back to top

The Streets of Rochester - New York Museum of Transportation
WinterFun 2019 at the New York Museum of Transportation
Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, NY.

The New York Museum of Transportation continues its Sunday WinterFun 2019 series with a presentation by Jim Dierks featuring street scenes from the photo archives. Mr. Dierks' illustrated talk will take place on Sunday, April 28, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The presentation is free with the family friendly admission of $4 adults and $3 for youths age 3 – 12.

While Rochester evolved during the 20th Century, its transportation alternatives changed too.  Vintage photos in this slide presentation show early trolley cars, autos, trucks and buses, along with the streets, buildings and people of long ago.


The many trolley cars, steam locomotive, and fire truck at the New York Museum of Transportation will all be doing their part to illustrate transportation history in “hands-on” fashion, while numerous exhibits of photos, models and artwork are sure to delight visitors of all ages. An exhibit of the Midtown Plaza Monorail is the museum's newest vehicle for telling our area's transportation story. 

The museum is open Sundays only, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 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. (585) 533-1113. Contact: Jim Dierks, 473-5508.

MAY 2019 EVENTS back to top

"A Recipe for Murder" - Dimitri House
Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450.
"You are cordially invited to a dinner to DIE for..."
$75/ person includes dinner, an entertaining murder mystery AND your support helps those experiencing homelessness and poverty in Rochester. Dinner served at 6 p.m.
Register online HERE!
100% of proceeds will support programs at Dimitri House.
"Winners and Pictures" Concert - Penfield Symphony Orchestra
Monday, May 6, 2019, at 7:30 pm, at Penfield High School Auditorium located at 25 High School Drive in Penfield, New York. 

The concert will feature Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, both held over from our weather-canceled February concert, as well as a challenging movement from Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, played by our Jo Amish Young Artist Competition winner, Raymond Feng.  The concert will conclude with Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition.   

Tickets can be purchased online at, 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.  Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens, 60 and over.  For students of any age with a student ID, tickets are free. Penfield Symphony Orchestra

Contact: Dianne Stengel: 585-872-0774 or

JUNE 2019 EVENTS back to top

Beat Brain Cancer 5K (also 1-Mile Walk and Kids' Obstacle Course) - Beat Brain Cancer
Saturday, June 8, 2019, at East Rochester High School, 200 Woodbine Avenue, East Rochester.
Save the date!
Beat Brain Cancer will hold a 5K run, 1-mile walk, and a kids' obstacle course. All of the money raised from this event goes to the family of Vivian Stoch, an 8-year-old girl from Webster, NY, who is battling medulloblastoma, a pediatric form of brain cancer. Vivian was diagnosed on April 23, 2018 after experiencing double vision.
Enroll by March 31 for $18 per person; $20 from April 1 to May 6; $25 by June 7; $30 day of event.
Sign up on or visit   for more information.

OTHER 2019 EVENTS back to top

Teeing Off for Abilities - CDS Wolf Foundation
Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oak Hill Country Club.
We are excited to welcome golfers to the 32nd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament at Oak Hill CC.
Sponsorships Available. 
For information on sponsorships or to sign up, go to this link:
Daystar's Swing for the Stars Golf Tournament - Daystar Kids

Monday, July 29, 2019 at Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 100 Cobble Creek Rd, Victor, NY 14564.
9 Holes: Join us for nine holes of golf followed by a celebration in honor of the friends and families of Daystar Kids.
2:00 Registration  •  3:00 Shotgun Start  •  6:00 Dinner and prizes
SAVE THE DATE! Details to come at

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

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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.