Rochester's Community Wishbook –

 

2018 Special Events Calendar
  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 2017 events, send info to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Page Last updated
April 19, 2018
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See Recurring (Year-Round) Events for events that are held every month..

APRIL 2018 EVENTS

14th Annual "Experience Italy" Fundraising Dinner - Hope Hall

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6 to 11 pm at the Italian American Sport Club, 1250 Buffalo Rd., Rochester 14624.
Delicious seven-course Italian meal with dessert, wine, Italian music, raffles and a cash bar!
Tickets: $40 per person; $320 for a table of 8; or $400 for a table of 10.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Seating is limited to 240 guests.
All proceeds are donated to Hope Hall.
VOLUNTEERS and RAFFLE ITEMS are still needed. Specific Event SPONSORSHIPS still available.
Please contact Ms. Danielle.Pierleoni at 426-5824 x111 or Danielle.Pierleoni@hopehall.org.
If you wish to donate a gift in-kind for our raffle, please provide the total estimated value of your contribution and a brief description. In-kind contributions are needed by Monday, April 9.


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MAY 2018 EVENTS

Good News Jail & Prison Prayer Ministry Banquet

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm., at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361Marsh Road, Pittsford.

Our organization handles all of the religious programming for the Monroe County Jail and Wayne County Jail. We minister to the inmate population as well as the correctional staff.
Hear testimonies from former inmates as well as what the Sheriff's have to say about our partnership with them. A full meal will be served.
Tickets are $23 and can be purchased online at:
www.goodnewsjail.org/monroewaynebanquet

Please feel free to call 585-753-4032 with any questions.

Thank you.


Fourth Concert – A Little Russian - Penfield Symphony Orchestra

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526.
Featuring works by famous Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.
Jacqueline Hager the winner of the 2018 Jo Amish Young Artist Competition will play the first movement of Dvorak's "Cello Concerto."
Sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens.
Information and tickets are available online at www.penfieldsymphony.org or by phone at 585-872-0774.


Mother's Day Pink Ribbon Run & Family Fitness Walk - Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Genesee Valley Park, Roundhouse Pavilion. Save the date!
Join us on Mother’s Day at lovely Genesee Valley Park for this Mother's Day tradition! The race and walk routes provide scenic views of the Genesee River and Erie Canal.
Event Day Registration 7:15 am.
Pink Ribbon Walk (choice of 2.3 or 3.6 miles) begins 9:00 am. (open to all: Men, women, children.)
Pink Ribbon Run 5K Race begins 9:30 am. (WOMEN ONLY RACE - all ages)
Registration in advance $25. Day of Event $35. Fees waived for those raising $50 or more in pledges.
Registration forms at the Coalition, 1048 University Avenue. 
Pre-register at the Coalition: May 9, 10, 11, 12 (9 am to 12 noon)
More information or register online at www.bccr.com. Register by April 23 to receive a T-shirt.


Trolley Rides Begin - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 11am to 5 pm at at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY. Trolley rides (20 minutes) continue every Sunday until October 27, and are included with museum admission.
The only trolley operation in New York State brings back the interurban era of a century ago. The clickety-clack on the rails and the toots of the air whistle are a unique thrill as the 20-minute trip wends its way through beautiful rural countryside.For Details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Lilac Festival Volunteers Needed - CP Rochester

Saturday and Sunday, May 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2018 at the Lilac Festival.
CP Rochester is staffing the parking lots at the Elmwood Campus of the Al Sigl Community of Agencies for the 2018 Lilac Festival.  We need 6 volunteers for each of the following shifts to help secure the parking lot entrances and collect money from people parking at the festival.

Saturday, May 12th                   9am to noon      Noon to 3pm       3pm to 6pm    

Sunday, May 13th                     9am to noon      Noon to 3pm       3pm to 6pm    

Saturday, May 19th                   9am to noon      Noon to 3pm       3pm to 6pm       

Sunday, May  20th                    9am to noon      Noon to 3pm       3pm to 6pm  

Please consider recruiting some co-workers, friends, or family members to volunteer for a few hours before or after attending the festival.  
To help, contact Tina Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator at tbennett@cprochester.org or 334-6000 x1321.


Open Door Mission 18th Annual Golf Classic - Open Door Mission, Inc.

Monday, May 21, 2018 at Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526.
9 am Registration, Putting Contest, Silent Auction
11 am Shot Gun Start, Lunch
5 pm Dinner, Silent Auction, Awards, Raffles
Players and Sponsors registration at OpenDoorMission.com


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JUNE 2018 EVENTS

5K Run for Fun and One-Mile Walk - CP Rochester

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at CP Rochester, 3399 Winton Road South.
Many volunteers are needed to support this family-friendly event that will benefit fitness and wellness initiatives for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.  
Volunteers are needed from 7:30 am to 11:00 am.
To help, contact Tina Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator at tbennett@cprochester.org or 334-6000 x1321.


Father's Day Special - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Dads and Grandfathers receive free admission when each is accompanied by a youth(s) age 3 - 12.
20 minute trip through beautiful rural countryside.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Dimitri House SMP Golf Tournament - Dimitri House

Thursday, June 21, 2018; 9 am registration; Shadow Lake Golf Club, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY.
Spring is in the air,even if the temperature doesn't agree.
Ragistration is now open! Information here.



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OTHER 2018 EVENTS

Trolleys at Twilight - New York Museum of Transportation

Saturday, July 7, 2018  from 4 pm to dusk at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Recreates an evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the happy sound of the calliope providing the background for authentic trolley rides through the rolling hills.
Complimentary ice cream treats will be provided for all attendees!
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


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S.T.E.M. Event for Ages 3 - 12 - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, July 22, 2018  at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
A STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for young inquiring minds will provide hands-on activities that demonstrate the simple machines and technology at work in various modes of transportation.  There will be make-and-takes, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and trolley rides as the youngsters pass from one "station" to the next, developing skills in a variety of subjects.
Adults: $8, children $12
By pre-registration only (www.nymtmuseum.org/STEM)


Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament - CDS Wolf Foundation

Monday, July 23, 2018 at Oak Hill Country Club.  Save the Date.
For more information, contact Tom DeRoller, Director of Development at 585-347-1205.
Sponsorships Available.
Information at http://www.cdswolffoundation.org/events


Daystar's Swing for the Stars Golf Tournament - Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.

Monday, July 30, 2018, at Bristol Harbour Resort
SAVE THE DATE!
10:30 -11:30 Registration and Lunch
11:30 Shotgun start
5 pm  Dinner & Prizes
Sponsorships available.
Details and registration form at https://www.daystarkids.org/samuel-l-stolt-golf-tournament


Monroe County Fair - New York Museum of Transportation

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 3-5, 2018, at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY.
The museum grounds are right next to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Rush. Enjoy the Fair and add a trolley ride to it. Friday, the museum trolley will be operating on special hours, and on Saturday and Sunday, the full museum wikk be open and rides will be included with admission. For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Railroad Day - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, "Gandy Dancer" track work demonstrations, model railroads, hobos, and much more.  Trolley rides on the museum's railroad bring back the clickety-clack on the rails at the 90-day-old trolley travels te scenic run.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Strong Sunday - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Take an entertaining trip through the history of transportation and transportation toys with Chris Bensch, Vice-President for Collections and Chief Curator of the Strong Museum as he presents Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation Toys at The Strong Museum.  The talk is free with regular museum admission, which also includes trolley rides through beautiful rural countryside.
20 minute trip through beautiful rural countryside.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Antique Fire Trucks - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines will all be there to kick off the museum's annual Fall Foliage ride season.  These beautifully restored fire trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association.  Find out why firemen war red suspenders!  Trolley rides throughout the day.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Halloween Trolley Express - New York Museum of Transportation

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
All aboard this Halloween special!  Children and their parents are encouraged to wea their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the transportation museum.  The trolley takes you to the Pumpkin Patch where you'll decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy delicious complimentary cider and donuts.  In the museum there's unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars!
Special hours and prices prevail and reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Wine Dine & Share Dinner - Masquerade! - Dimitri House

Save The Date!
Sunday, October 21, 2018 5 to 9 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery, Cutler Union, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY


Fall Foliage by Trolley - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, September 16 through October 28, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York from the window of an authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car.  Trolley rides operate throughout the day starting at 11:30 am.
No reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Holly Trolley Rides - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY. Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another time when families rode trolleys to do their holiday shopping in the city. The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum's large model railroad will be running three trains at once.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and there's free hot chocolate and cookies for all!

For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


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RECURRING (YEAR-ROUND) EVENTS

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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