City of Rochester State of the City Address

The City of Rochester will hold its annual State of the City Address on Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. The event will include an update on new projects and developments happening within the City, as well as a look to the future. “Having just celebrated the City of Rochester’s Bicentennial, we are now taking our first step into the City’s next 200 years — and I’m excited to say it’s a big one.” stated Mayor Robert J. Ray. “Rochester is taking a very proactive approach … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Nominated for ‘America’s Best Main Street’ Contest

Downtown Rochester is in the running for the 2018 America’s Main Street Contest. Voting is open now through April 22. The 25 communities with the highest number of votes will be moved to the Quarterfinalist Round. Downtown Rochester made it to the Semifinalist Round in 2017; and hopes to go all the way this year. Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street … [Read more...]

Rochester and Good Deeds Day 2018

Good Deeds Day is an international event with millions of participants in 70+ countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on April 15. For Rochester’s Good Deed, they are collecting household items for the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet. Rochester’s Good Deeds Day, held at the Rochester Fire Department (277 E. Second Street) will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day will also include kids’ activities, tours of the Fire Station, fire & police vehicles, … [Read more...]

Last Call For Deck Art 2018

Last Call For Deck Art 2018 - Less Than a Month Left to Register Last call for artists to participate in Downtown Rochester’s Eighth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2018. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. All ages are welcome to participate. Categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy

The Rochester Police Department is proud to announce their Citizen’s Police Academy program for 2018. This informative and educational 10-week academy is designed to give citizens a greater understanding of how the police department operates. Interested citizens who live, own a business, or work in the City of Rochester are encouraged to apply. This is a voluntary program and there is no cost to attend. The academy will consist of 10 weeks, the dates are April 18 – June 20, 2018. They will … [Read more...]

Mad Money March in Downtown Rochester

Shop Downtown Rochester in March for a Chance to Win a Shopping Spree On April 2, there will be four lucky winners, all with Shopping Sprees in Downtown Rochester. How? Shoppers who spend $100 at one or more participating businesses during the month of March can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree, a $500 Shopping Spree or one of two $250 Shopping Sprees. “Mad Money March has become a really exciting promotion in Downtown Rochester,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2018 Registration Opens February 1

Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in downtown Rochester’s Eighth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2018. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art 2018 is scheduled for May 10-11. This year’s event is expected to include as many as 50 … [Read more...]

Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester Welcome Coffee

The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Greater Rochester has something to offer you. Individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan are invited. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for everyone. To learn more about the club, attend the February Welcome Coffee on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Fire & Ice Festival January 19-21

The Fire & Ice Festival will fire up the weekend of January 19-21 with winter-driven, family-friendly activities, food trucks, TasteFest, ice sculptures, and the Big, Bright Light Show in the evenings. Admission and events are free. The Fire & Ice Festival will be held on: Friday, January 19 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission and events are free of charge. For more … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Chipping in Rochester

Rochester Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide Christmas Tree Chipping The chipping of Christmas trees will begin the first week of January and will continue on a weekly basis for the month of January. Please leave the tree at the curb and remove all the garland, lights, bulbs and any other decorations. If there are any decorations on the tree, it will not be picked up. In the event of snow, the DPW will re-prioritize efforts and the service will be provided but will be … [Read more...]