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Fireworks Cancelled Due to Weather

New Year Fireworks and Bad Weather do not mix… release below from city hall..

(Monday, Dec. 31, 2018) – Due to inclement weather, including forecasted high winds, and safety concerns, Young Explosives has informed the City that tonight’s fireworks will be cancelled.

The annual New Year’s Eve celebration inside the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will go on as planned. The family-friendly event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., and include a DJ Dance Party, giant bounce houses, an obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, caricature artists, a magician, and costumed characters. Snacks and beverage will be available for purchase.

The annual New Year’s Eve Skate will also take place from noon to 9:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court St. Admission and skate rental are free.

Amn Daionie Davis

U.S. Air Force Airman Daionie A. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Davis is the daughter of Walter and Starica Davis and the granddaughter of Maxine Davis, all of Rochester, New York.

She is a 2018 graduate of Spencerport High School, Spencerport, New York.

NewYears Eve 2018

City to Host Free Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown

(Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018) – The City of Rochester invites you to ring in 2019 with New Year’s Eve celebrations Downtown. This year’s free activities include:

New Year’s Eve Skate: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court St., 5 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. $3 skate rental. Family skate: 5 to 7 p.m. Adults only (over 16 years old) skate: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Riverside Convention Center 123 E. Main St., 6 to 9 p.m. Join family and friends to ring in the New Year with a DJ Dance Party, giant bounce houses, obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, caricature artists, a magician and more. Meet popular costumed characters, including a princess, a snowman and a superhero. Snacks and beverages will available for purchase. (Note new time. Last year was 7 -10 p.m.).

Free Parking

Free parking will be offered from 6 -11 p.m. at the following garages:

  • South Ave. Garage, 39 Stone St.
  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.
  • Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh St.
  • Court St. Garage, 194 Court St.
  • Mortimer St. Garage, 25 N. Clinton Ave.

Holiday events are sponsored by the City of Rochester. For more information, call 311 (outside the city, call 428-5990) or visit

How Important is YOUR Hair

It’s hard to believe we’re in the 21st century and the slave mentality still exist but that’s reality. I watched a young black male High School Wrestler become the subject of public humiliation by having to cut his dreadlocks in front of his teammates, coach and entire gym of attendees or else, forfeit the game. He took the high road and had his dreadlocks cut because he put team first above himself; totally a selfless move. How many of us would have done this?  Can you imagine the devastation the high school wrestler suffered emotionally and physically; a decision that will impact him for the rest of his life. This all started because a white New Jersey referee with a history of racist comments stated the teen wasn’t in compliance with Wrestling regulations. See additional info on story here:

African woman with dreadlocks looking sideways outdoors in the summer
close-up portrait of a man hiding behind dreadlocks

Thank You Constance Mitchell – Rest In Peace

one of the founding members of Action for a Better Community

Connie’s Comments aired on 1039 WDKX in the 70’s the basis of the Watercooler programing today.  An incredible legacy, powerful woman that used very few words effectively.

please use link below to learn more on the life of Constance Mitchell