Community Events

DomesticViolence Stinks Happy Hour at The Reserve Wine Bar at iSQUARE
Join us on August 26th from 7-10pm. The #DVStinks campaign is designed to open eyes and change lives. Have you ever wanted to know more about RESOLVE’s work? Join us for this casual, friendly event and meet members of the RESOLVE team, learn about the issue of domestic violence in our community, find out about our initiatives and impact, and explore ideas regarding prevention. We’re also looking to add new board members as well! Together we can break the cycle of domestic violence. Learn more here!

March On for Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of New York State’s (BIANYS) popular March On for Brain Injury is slated to return to the Seneca Park in Rochester on August 26, 2017. Now in its third year, March on for Brain Injury will feature an inaugural 5K course to the already popular family-friendly event. Please join us as we unite with brain injury survivors and their families in this celebration! Click here for more information.

Friendship Volunteer Outreach Event
Looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a positive difference in the community? Passionate about learning about other cultures? Interested in making a global impact? Looking to meet like-minded individuals? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

We are hosting a Friendship Volunteer outreach event on Tuesday, August 29 at Marshall Street Bar and Grill. We are expecting hundreds of international students who will be arriving this Fall to study at local Universities and we need Friendship Volunteers to help welcome them to Rochester!

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned building successful businesses. Join us for our upcomign event on Wednesday, September 6th.

We are pleased to feature Mikael Totterman, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Clerio Vision, Inc.  Clerio is a University of Rochester Medical Center spin-out that has raised $12 million in angel and venture financing and has the potential to disrupt the field of vision correction.  Previously, he co-founded and/or was CEO of several Rochester-based, medical-related startups with connections to UR.  Those include Virtualscopics, Qmetrics and iCardiac.  Mike has also spent considerable time in Silicon Valley.  We will hear firsthand from this highly-accomplished entrepreneur about how he approaches innovation, creates new companies…and why he chooses to do it in Rochester. Register for the event here.

Tour de Teddi
Tour de Teddi is a bike ride around Keuka Lake, and this year is is taking place on September 9th, 2017. The course starts and ends at Camp Good Days’ Branchport facility, with there being a 45-mile full tour of the lake, as well as 27-mile half tour, with the turn-around point in Hammondsport. Last year we had over 280 riders, and we are expecting even more this year. Registration available on our website here and at the event day of.

Visual Content is Boss
On Tuesday, September 12th, Take your business’ social media to the next level with gorgeous photography. Join us for an interactive session where you’ll discover the basic rules of styling and composition. With food and styling materials provided for your use, you’ll walk away from the workshop knowing how to produce food photos that perform and engage your audience simply by using your phone. Get more information here.

Light and Sound Interactive
Light & Sound Interactive will take place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center and Hyatt Hotel on September 12-14, right before the Fringe Festival which runs September 14-23. LSI is the inaugural celebration of two of Rochester’s greatest strengths: imaging and music. The event includes an interactive conference, a trade show, a career fair, live demos, museum tours, networking opportunities, and an event for startup companies. LSI focuses on light- and sound-based technologies and their application into some of the fastest growing markets in the world, including virtual and augmented reality, games, cinema, healthcare, and advanced photonics technologies. There is no other region in the world that is better positioned to leverage it’s core strengths into these markets. We hope you can join us for a truly remarkable experience. Please visit the web by clicking on the attachment or by going to

Rochester natives Shanna Baccari and Meredith Doyle (SHERO) will return to the Fringe Festival this fall for their third annual performance. This year’s show will serve as an homage to five local women who have endured and survived domestic violence, graciously sharing their stories for the duo’s first full length music video which will debut at the festival. SHERO plans to donate a portion of ticket sale proceeds to bolster the new initiatives at Rochester’s Willow Center, an integral transition space for many victims. Join us September 22nd and 23rd. Find more information here.

17th Annual Camp Good Days Wine Auction Dinner
The 17th Annual Wine Auction Dinner is one of Camp Good Days & Special Times’ largest annual fundraisers. Every year around 400 guests come to the event, which is on Saturday, September 30th this year. The Wine Auction Dinner works along side with our yearly Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, where judges come from all over the world to judge the endless amounts of wine that are entered each year. At the Wine Auction Dinner guest get to enjoy wine tastings from all of the medal winning wines, as well as participate in our, live auction, silent auction, and a sit down dinner. Tickets are available here.