Rochester, NY

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 2020 events, send info to

AUGUST 2020 EVENTS back to top

Virtual 5K & Fun Walk - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Thursday, August 13-17, 2020. You choose time and location.
Special Virtual Event to Help Stop Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women

Because of COVID-19 we are in a very different circumstance this year. This VIRTUAL RACE allows more individuals to be can be anywhere... and still do so and participate while social distancing. 
 All of the race proceeds will go to Angels of Mercy NY.

WHEN: Anytime during August 13th and August 17th 
PROCESS: Choose your own 5k, 1 mile or any distance you want route. You can walk, bike, run, hike or choose "Other" Activity and do whatever you would like! We encourage you to dance, do an at home work out, row, roller blade, the options are endless! Ask your neighbors and friends to join you and do something FUN!!!
You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
WHERE: Where ever you would like! It's your race!
ENTRY FEES: $30 through race day
GIVEAWAYS: Fitness tracker and tee shirt for first 100 people to sign up!
T-shirts for everyone who signs up after the first 100. If you sign up by August 1st you will be mailed/ or you can pick up your fitness tracker & T-shirt so that you can have it by race day!
PACKET PICKUP: If you are local and able to pick up your packet
(T-shirt & tracker) we will post locations and dates closer to the event. 
If you are unable or would rather your swag 
shipped to you that is an option also! Please email us after signing up at with your name and mailing information. 
You will receive your giveaways before race day!   
33rd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities - CDS Wolf Foundation
Monday, August 24, 2020 at Oak Hill Country Club.
We are excited to welcome golfers to the 33nd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament at Oak Hill CC.
Link for more info, or to register today.
Sponsorships Available. 
"Golfing for Good" Golf Tournament and activities - CANCELLED - Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc.

The following event has bee CANCELLED in the interest of keeping participants, workers, and volunteers safe and well. Please join us for the tournamet next year.

Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Lakeshore Country Club.
1:00 pm Registration  •  2:00 pm Shotgun Start  •  6:00 pm Cash Bar  •  6:30 pm Dinner
Golf Only $75 with cart  •  Golf and Dinner $90  
Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Register Online at:

SEPTEMBER 2020 EVENTS back to top

The 6th Annuai Mercy Bridges Field of HonorĀ® 2020 - Mercy Bridges
Thursday, 9/10/20 through Sunday, 9/13 /20 at 1437 Blossom Road, Brighton, NY 14610.
 FORMS AVAILABLE NOW! Go to: Print your form and submit by mail or email.
 Payments made by PayPal (use donation button on website),
 or mail a check to: Mercy Bridges at 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610.
 Ceremony Details Coming Soon!
 Volunteers Needed for vigil keeping from Thurs 9/10/20 to 9/13/20. (2 hours shifts available.)
 For more information call or email Natalie at 585-288-2710 x 121 •
Golf at Locust Hill - Volunteers of America Upstate New York
Monday, September 21, 2020, at Locust Hill Country Club.
Use This Link to register now or see more details.
Save the date!

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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.