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Today is Clarissa Street Reunion! (new location Adams Street R-Center)



21st Annual Clarissa Street Reunion

Rochester, New York – The 21st Annual Clarissa Street Reunion will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Since 1996 the annual reunion has drawn together thousands of people who share a connection to the rich musical and cultural history of the Clarissa Street neighborhood.

Corn Hill, the oldest residential neighborhood in Rochester, was once known as the Third Ward.  It is a showplace of Rochester’s past and most historic streets. Originally named Caledonia Avenue by Corn Hill’s early settlers, the southern portion of the street was named “Clarissa” in 1844; by 1930 all of Caledonia Avenue had been renamed Clarissa Street.  The first reunion was held on Saturday, August 24, 1996 and attracted more than 10,000 people.  Renowned jazz organist, Brother Jack McDuff, was the reunion’s first headliner performer.  Since 1996, the Clarissa Street Reunion has become one of Rochester’s most popular events.

For information about sponsorship, becoming a vendor, or advertisement please contact the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee at (585) 234-4177 or you may e-mail us at csrfestival@gmail.com.

Biking to the Clarissa Street Reunion Parade

This Saturday, August 15, WDKX and the Conkey Cruisers will be riding their bikes and tricycles from the station to the Clarissa Street Reunion parade and back!

If you do not own a tricycle, the Conkey Cruisers will be delivering some to the station Saturday morning.  We will depart WDKX at 10:15am heading West on Main Street.  We will turn left on Ford and Left on Samuel McCrea Way to line up for the parade, which starts at 11:00am. The station is 2 miles from Clarissa Street.
Everyone riding a trike will need to sign a release of liability for Conkey Cruisers and WDKX. Forms will be available at the station.  We will depart Clarissa Street at 12:30pm heading back to WDKX.