POP ROC Closes Up Shop

July 8, 2020

POP ROC Cereal Bar & Comic Shop announced that it has decided close its doors permanently on Monday. According to the Facebook post, POP ROC will be holding a raffle to help its employees this Saturday, July 11. The full facebook post reads: “If you haven’t heard, POP ROC is closing. There is a lot […]

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Celebrate Black Restaurant Week July 6-12

July 6, 2020

A section of the Urban League of Rochester called the Rochester Black Young Professionals has declared this week as Black Restaurant Week. The event will be held from July 6-12 and is meant to showcase Black owned restaurants. Each day, one restaurant will be promoted and on the last day, participants should go to a […]

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Made In America Festival Pushed Back To 2021

July 5, 2020

Jay Z’s Made In America festival has been postponed until Labor Day 2021. The festival’s website says the reason for cancelling this year’s event is because of parallel pandemics: COVID-19, systemic racism and police brutality. Festival officials are stressing the health and wellbeing of the artists and attendees be considered and will be working with […]

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Police Chiefs Hold Town Meetings To Connect With Community

July 3, 2020

Police Chiefs from Rochester, Irondequoit, Brighton, Gates and Greece have been holding meetings with community members for the past couple of nights to connect with the community and open a dialogue about law enforcement and how it effects the citizens of Rochester. Topics included community policing, excessive force, current events, policy and procedures. Rochester Police […]

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Red Wings Cancels Its 2020 Season

July 1, 2020

The Minor League Baseball league has announced that all 160 of its teams will not be playing this season due to COVID-19 This is the first time since the league’s inception that a season won’t happen. Rochester Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver released a statement Tuesday, saying: “While this saddens me and so many of […]

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City of Rochester Cancels 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

June 28, 2020

According to a press release from the City of Rochester, this year’s 4th of July celebrations have been cancelled due to New York State’s limit on mass gatherings due to COVID-19. Regulations from Phase 4 limit gatherings to 50 people or less. Traditionally, Rochestarians come out of the woodwork and convene by the Genesee River […]

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Phase 4 Re Opening Includes Zoos

June 28, 2020

The Seneca Park Zoo has been closed for the past 4 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that New York has entered phase 4 or re opening, the zoo was able to open its doors to members on Friday and Saturday. The amount of people allowed inside has been reduced and officials are requesting […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Cancels Clothing Sale Due to COVID-19

June 27, 2020

Almost 30 years ago, the Ronald McDonald House Charities held its first sale in a garage where it raised money to help the families of sick children get housing and support when they needed it most. This week, officials have let the public know that this year’s sale, scheduled for May, is cancelled due to […]

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Rochester International Film Festival Goes Digital

June 22, 2020

The Rochester International Film Festival was started by Kodak engineers in the late 1950’s according to board member Josephine Perini. This year will mark the 62nd year in a row that the festival will be held but it will also be a technological first for the entertainment itself. Due to the coronavirus, movie theaters have […]

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ROC’n Drive in Coming Soon To Frontier Field!

June 21, 2020

Frontier field will be starting a summer drive in service for the people of Rochester starting June 25. The double features will be running through July 18 and will be featuring some blockbuster hits. ROC’n Drive in will feature an HD 44 foot LED screen at the VIP parking lot outside of the stadium Tickets […]

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