Community Events

Reshaping Rochester Lecture with Ashleigh Walton

Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Gleason Works
Cost: Free, registration required in the link above

Join a fresh overview of the built environment conversation and how it involves youth and young adults, as well as strategies to engage and reframe the conversation around their current and future involvement!


Why STEM Needs the Arts and Humanities: Education and Industry in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Location: MCC Brighton
Cost: Free, but you must register in advance

The evening’s program will feature a panel of accomplished and dynamic experts from the fields of higher education and technology who will discuss the importance of integrating the arts, humanities, and social sciences within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and industry. Speakers will include Eric Berridge, CEO of Bluewolf, an IBM Company; David C. Munson, President of Rochester Institute of Technology; and Amanda Roth, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at SUNY Geneseo.


Seneca Park Zoo Cinco de Rhino!
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Seneca Park Zoo
Cost: $35 ($40 at the door), RYP Members save $5 with code RYPCINCO5

Don’t miss this year’s Cinco de Rhino Craft Beer & Cider Celebration, Seneca Park Zoo’s popular 21+ event in support of rhino conservation. Guests will enjoy tastings from over a dozen national craft breweries and cideries, light appetizers, live music, animal experiences including a Rhino Keeper Chat, drawings, and more. Plus, you’ll go home with a commemorative tasting cup! New this year, the Zoo is offering a VIP ticket (limited quantity) and a Designated Driver ticket. Get your ticket here.


Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum

Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The College at Brockport Downtown (161 Chestnut Street, Rochester)
Cost: Free, registration required in the link above

Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum will explore two levels of intervention to address the plight of Rochester’s schools. The first category includes some form of state receivership that partly augments and partly displaces existing district governance and mayoral control. The second includes four models: charter schools; independent, cross-district schools intentionally mixed by socioeconomic status; community schools; and the current receivership model as applied at East High School. This is a free event, but registration is required—and seating is limited!