Farm-to-Table Dinner in Downtown Rochester

Dine Al Fresco in Downtown Rochester This Fall Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, al fresco dining experience celebrating the farm-fresh flavors of the fall harvest at the ever-popular Farm-to-Table Dinner event. Taking place on Sunday, September 24, 5-8 pm on Walnut Boulevard between Second and Third, tickets are $100 per person and include a three-course dinner, wine and entertainment. Proceeds benefit downtown events and promotions. A partnership with The Meeting House restaurant, the menu … [Read more...]

Rochester Homecoming Schedule Announced

Celebrate Rochester's Bicentennial on Saturday, August 12, Noon to 10:00 p.m. Live music, mobile farm, kids activities, food, balloon glow, fireworks and more. The day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the Rochester Bicentennial Monument Ribbon Cutting. For More Information or call 248-656-0060. … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Calls for Milestone Anniversaries from Businesses

City of Rochester Seeking Businesses Celebrating Milestone Anniversaries This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Rochester. Founded in 1817, Rochester is the first settlement in Oakland County. In addition to many events taking place in celebration of the Bicentennial, the City of Rochester would like to recognize businesses that are also celebrating anniversaries in 2017. Greater Rochester businesses are invited to submit their milestone anniversaries to … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Clerk Leaves August 25

On Thursday, July 27 City Clerk Lee Ann O’Connor shared that Friday, August 25 will be her final day, as she has accepted the appointment of Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Oxford. She wants everyone to know she has been very happy here in Rochester and said, “This new opportunity offers two significant quality of life benefits: no longer administering elections and a four-day work week.” Lee Ann went on to say, “I look forward to this new challenge, but I am very sad to leave … [Read more...]

Rochester Homecoming on August 12

Celebrate 200 Years at Rochester Homecoming Twenty-seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Rochester. In celebration of this historic milestone, the City of Rochester will host Rochester Homecoming on Saturday, August 12, at Rochester Municipal Park. At 10:00 a.m., the City of Rochester will officially unveil the Bicentennial Monument. Located at the entrance to the Rochester Municipal Park, the centerpiece of the monument will feature a Sundial designed by Michigan … [Read more...]

The Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop is August 21

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop Plans are well underway for the fourth Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 17-19. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes, porchscapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and … [Read more...]

Time to Unveil the Bicentennial Monument Sundial

Be a Part of Rochester History on Saturday, August 12 Twenty-seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Rochester. In celebration of this historic milestone, the City of Rochester will unveil the Bicentennial Monument at a Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Located at the entrance to the Rochester Municipal Park, the centerpiece of the monument will feature a Sundial designed by Michigan artist Russell Thayer, surrounded by … [Read more...]

Poetry in the Park 2017

Friday July 21 at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poets’ Society presents this year’s event on Friday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. Local musician Allie Louise will open the evening with a few original songs, then the poetry readings begin at 7:00 p.m. Open mic will be available—time permitting—after the scheduled poets read. Stop by for a few minutes or come for the evening—event runs until dusk. Rochester Poets The group … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Symphony Orchestra for a Free Concert in the Park

Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will present For Amber Waves. This free concert in the Rochester Municipal Park is the final event of the Kiwanis sponsored summer series of performances.  Pops, Classics, and Patriotic selections will fill the night air once again under the direction of Maestro Zeljko Milicevic. If it should rain – no worries – the concert will play on at St. John Lutheran Church located at University and Helen. Bring a lawn chair, a … [Read more...]

Sunday July 23 on Walnut Street

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Sunday on Walnut Street July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7.  Register on-line at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Meet in the parking lot at Third and Walnut Streets, in downtown Rochester. Walnut Street was nicknamed “Church Row” because of the many churches located here. Join Debbie Remer to discover where the various churches were located, where they are now, and the stories behind each … [Read more...]