Category Archives: Community

MLK Events Today in Rochester

9 am

“Martin Luther King Jr. Community-Wide Celebration”

Host: The Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission

Location: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Number: (585) 851-8441


9:30 am

“Building Bridges to Create Community”

Host: The Wayne Action for Racial Equality

Location: Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court

Number: (315) 331-2255


9:30 am

” Martin Luther King Celebration”

Speaker: Dr. Robert Henderson, former federal commissioner for the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission

Location: Twig Auditorium Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Ave.


10:30 am

“Blackstorytelling League of Rochester”

Speakers: Dr. David A. Anderson, Carolyn Edward, and Gwendolyn Glenn

Location:  Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave.


11:30 am

“Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration”

Speaker: Dr. Robert Henderson, former federal commissioner for the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission

Location: East/West Auditorium. Unity Health System, St. Mary’s Campus, 89 Genesee St.


11 am

“Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with the Garth Fagan Day of Dance”

Class schedule: 11 a.m. – noon for ages 5-7

12:15 to 1:30 p.m. for ages 8-12

12:15 to 1:45 p.m. for beginners 13 and older

2 to 3:30 p.m. for intermediate students ages 13 and older

2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 30 and older.

Location: Garth Fagan Dance Studio, 50 Chestnut St.

Cost: Free

Registration: (585) 454-3260 or


11 am

“Celebrating Diversity at the Strong Museum”

Cost: Museum admission

Performances: “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” at 1pm  learn about Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, and other powerful leaders.

“Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement,” at 3pm learn about the pivotal moments that took place in the 1950s and 1960s.

Location: The Strong, 1 Manhattan Square

Number: (585) 263-2700


11:30 am 

Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.”

Speaker: Mayor Lovely Warren

Location: Whipple Auditorium at University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave.

Number: (585) 730-6434


12:00 pm

Skate to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.”

Open rink times:  12: 00 – 1:30 p.m.; 1:50 – 3:10 p.m. and 3:40 – 5:10 p.m

Cost: Skate rentals are $3 and the admission fee will be waived with a donation of two non-perishable hygiene, cleaning or household items

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, corner of Court and Chestnut streets


6:30 pm

“Martin Luther King Jr. Day Movie”

Location: Fisher Meeting Room Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St

Number: (585) 249-5481

Got a Basketball Jones – Play In R-Center League


The City of Rochester and the Centered Basketball League are teaming up to
offer a youth basketball league that will be hosted at R-Centers across the
city. The league is looking for players and coaches to participate from
February 20 through April 30. Practices are on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Games
will be played on Saturdays 11a.m. – 4p.m.

All players will develop their basketball and life skills with coaches that
are certified by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (N.A.Y.S.).

3 Age Divisions for Both Boys and Girls teams are available:
Midgets: 6-9yr olds
Juniors: 10-12yr olds
Seniors: 13-15yr olds

Players must register at the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center (530 Webster Ave.) at
11a.m. – 1p.m on 1/16/16, 1/23/16 & 1/30/16 For more information call