Community Events

How to Set Your Food Business up for Success
Imagine having access to food industry-specific support services and commercial, licensed kitchen facilities and equipment only when you need it.  Meet The Commissary.  At our first workshop on April 25th from 6-7:30pm, we’ll be talking about what you need to know to ensure that your food business will succeed and the permits and documents you’ll need to get there. You’ll have the chance to ask questions of our speakers and talk shop with other people looking to grow their food businesses.  More info here.

NOSH Happy Hour with NCMEC!
Stop by on April 28th from 5-9pm for happy hour with the young professional board members of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NY Regional Office (NCMEC/NY). Learn how they have been supporting the mission of NCMEC/NY and ways you can become involved too! The Young professional board is actively looking for other ambitious young professionals that are interested in community outreach through board membership, committee membership or as a volunteer.  RSVP here!

RocSOUP presented by ProsperRochester
RocSOUP is a grassroots effort to fund small, creative projects or new business ideas
that will improve the community. On April 29th from 4:00-7:00pm participants will gather to share a $5 meal, learn about the community members’ proposed projects/businesses, and then vote on their favorite idea. The awardee takes home the cash raised during the event to execute their idea!  For more information and to submit your idea or business proposal, click here.

For their 36th anniversary community performance, Boriquen Dance Theatre presents Together We Dance, United We Soar on April 29 at 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and you can purchase tickets here!

Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s “The Two Bs”
The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, with approximately ninety musicians, has been performing in the Greater Rochester area for the last sixty years, and under the direction of Dr. David Harman for the last sixteen years, with the goal of providing “live symphonic music close to home.” On May 1, 2017, at 7:30PM, join the PSO for the 4th concert of their 61st season!  More information here.

RocGrowth Candids With Ken Rosenfeld, CEO of eHealth Technologies
RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned on the path to building a successful business. We are pleased to feature Ken Rosenfeld, co-founder, CEO and President of eHealth Technologies.  Founded in 2006, the company employs over 225 people and works with many of the nation’s leading health care organizations.  We will hear the firsthand story of a successful Rochester startup.  We will also learn how Ken and his team built a distinctive and empowering work culture.  The event is free, but attendance is limited to 100, so register here today!

Midtown EATS: “Push Your Palate”
Midtown EATS brings the diverse flavors of Rochester’s best restaurants and chefs to historic midtown, now the epicenter of downtown revitalization. This monthly event gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sample unique offerings from noteworthy local eateries that truly “push your palate.”  The first Midtown EATS is on May 4th from 11am-1pm and 4-9pm.  More information here.  Plus, stay tuned for an RYP, RocCity Coalition and D&C partnership for the second installment on June 1st!

Reconnect Rochester’s Art In Transit
On Friday May 12th from 6-9pm, join Reconnect Rochester for their first annual fundraising event and enjoy an evening with friends and transportation enthusiasts. Featuring a Silent auction with transit-themed artwork and other cool stuff, a live auction with City Hall celebrities Erik Frisch & Kevin Kelley, live jazz music to accompany the mingling & bidding, and a delicious food spread, wine & beer ($5 suggested donation per drink).  RSVP here by May 10th at noon.

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!