Community Events

Demitri House: Cocktails for a Cause

Date: August 9, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Locals Only

Cost: Free entry

Enjoy an evening of cocktails and raffles in support of the Dimitri House mission to serve our neighbors in need with love and acceptance, joining them on their journey toward self-sufficiency.


Movies with a Downtown View 

Date:  August 17 and September 7, 2018

Time: Varying

Location: Varying

Cost: $15

With 5-years comes 5 movies, and we have 1 at the Hyatt, 2 at MLK Jr Park, 1 at Washington Square Park, and 1 in Parcel 5 in September. The entire line-up can be found on the WSPCA website. MWADV is a collaboration between The Little Theatre, the Rochesteriat, the Washington Square Park Community Association, Inc. and of course, generous sponsors.


Gilda’s, Sweat, & Beers

Date: August 18, 2018

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Compas Cycle Studio

Cost: $40

In need of a good workout? Looking to try a new fitness class? Like beer and making a difference in your community? Look no further: Gilda’s, Sweat, & Beers is here for you. Join Gilda’s Club Rochester, Compass Cycle Studio, and ROC Boxing & Fitness Center for a morning of incredible fitness and activity — spin, yoga, and boxing — followed by beers at The Lost Borough Brewing Co.


Your Voice Matters!

Date: August 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Location:  Central Library: Kate Gleason Auditorium

Cost: Free entry

Please join us for a program on how to get your political voice heard! Kathleen Donovan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. John Fisher College, will explore the issues of civic engagement. She will discuss how much Americans are involved in politics and why, barriers to participation, and what you can do to become involved in an issue you care about!


Writers Paradise

Date:  September 8, 2018

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Writers & Books

Cost: $50

Join Polland enterprises and dozens of authors, poets, educators, students and community members for a writers retreat that recognizes and celebrates the importance and art of writing. The event will feature an on-site writing coach, an on-site editor, journaling tactics, meditative exercises to prevent writer’s block, writing prompt exercises and poetry readings.