Community Events

The 34th Annual Tournament of Love
This tournament benefits Camp Good Days and is their longest standing golf tournament!  This year’s tournament will be held Monday, May 22nd at Monroe Golf Club. To sponsor or golf in the Tournament of Love, email Jamie Varble.

History on Tap!
Join us Friday, May 26 from 5:00-9:00pm at the Genesee Country Village & Museum for a unique happy hour experience on warm spring evening set in the Historic Village.  Live up happy hour with friends in the midst of our Historic Village! Sample local craft beers, wines, ciders and more, including the Museum’s own Fat Ox and Intrepid Ales. Munch on festival foods from GCV&M restaurants and local food trucks while you rock out to live covers of your favorite pop songs. Explore the museum grounds after hours and enjoy special access to Hyde “Octagon” House cupola!  Purchase tickets online and save $5!

Venture Jobs Foundation Prosperity Conference
Ever heard of “Impact Investing?” It’s when investors look not just for a financial return, but also a social return.  The VJF Prosperity Conference on June 1st from 8am-12pm will shed light on what’s working here – and in communities like ours across the country – to ensure investments and knowledge are being effectively distributed to accelerate progress, align efforts and make sure that our collective actions are building a thriving Rochester.  YPs save $25 with code PCDX17. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

RocGrowth Coffee
On Friday, June 2th from 7:30-9:00amRocGrowth will highlight several pre-selected local innovators. These entrepreneurs will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and describe their endeavor.  More importantly, they will ask the community for some specific form of support that could range from technical skills to customer identification.  The audience (YOU) will be able to connect with each other and the entrepreneurs before and after the presentations, over coffee and breakfast.  Most of the time will be unstructured networking. Tickets are free, but limited to 100, so reserve your spot here!

Conquering “Snow White Syndrome” with Rochester Chamber
On June 7 at 7:30am, Dr. Jennifer Green-Wilson of the Institute for Business Literacy & Leadership explores patterns of envious behaviors that can bring people down and poison the potential to thrive or to work together collaboratively.  Author Betsy Cohen coined ‘The Snow White Syndrome’ to describe those who hold back out of fear that their success will cause envy in others. Envy is a powerful emotion that can cause significantly destructive behavior and hamper the success of an organization.  At this event, discover why envy develops and how to avoid envious behavior, discuss strategies on transforming envy into a positive force for change, and develop an action plan to reach your full potential.  More information here.

Bikes & Bites
On Saturday June 10th, come support the Center for Youth and check out the new Compass Cycle and Photo City Improv locations on Culver Rd.  There will be two cycle classes, one at 11:15am and one at 12:15pm, followed by food and drinks at Photo City Improv, right next to Sticky Lips.  Classes are $30, which includes food and drinks, or if you would prefer not to cycle but still want to support, food only is $15.  More info here.

Gilda’s Club Surviving in Style
A longtime, Gilda’s Club signature event, this year will be held on June 11th at 2pm.  All models are cancer survivors (men, women, and children!) joined on the runway by caregivers who have helped them along their journey. Surviving in Style provides an opportunity to celebrate the brave journey our models have traveled, and provide hope and encouragement to those who may be facing similar struggles. Tickets include seating at the show, delectable desserts and drinks, incredible basket raffle, and more!  They are regularly $50 but only $35 for YPs with code SIS2017YP.  Get a ticket here!

RESOLVE Rochester Happy Hour
On June 13th from 4-7pm, join RESOLVE Rochester at The Blossom Road Pub for a happy hour with guest bartenders including News 8’s Mark Gruba,  98.9 The Buzz’s Chris Konya and RESOLVE Board Member Raelyn Allen!  All tips will support RESOLVE’s programs and services that empower people and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.  More info here.

The ultimate foodie-inspired event where guests enjoy the best food and drink our region has to offer. The event is held on Tuesday, June 20th from 6-10pm in the heart of downtown Rochester; with the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival set as the backdrop of this gastronomic experience. This year we will be joined by renowned chef, Dominique Crenn; the two Michelin-starred chef behind Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn in San Francisco. In 2016, Chef Crenn was named the top female chef in the world.  More information here.

HTR BetaSpace Third Thursdays
High Tech Rochester is launching an exciting new program for the summer! Join us on the third Thursday of each month to work on your tech startup or project at the HTR BetaSpace, free of charge. It’s a great opportunity to check out our coworking space and get a feel for the community here. Stop by the 3rd floor of Sibley Square on Thursday, June 15th to check it out, then mark your calendar for and Thursday, July 20th! More information here.