Sidewalk Sales, Dancin’ in the Street, and Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has a lot going on this summer and many of their signature events kick this off this weekend. Back for its 64th Year, Sidewalk Sales is THIS Weekend Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Kids can partake in a craft daily from 12:00 noon – 3:00 … [Read more...]

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Rochester

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movies in the Moonlight On October 20, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner and a Halloween edition of Movies in the Moonlight. Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Nearly 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and the participating businesses will be marked with window … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Movies in the Moonlight

Join Downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 14, as they kick off the 17th season of Movies in the Moonlight. This season there is four consecutive Saturday nights.  “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their Saturday nights under the stars”, said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “Movies in the Moonlight is a community staple for many local families.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner … [Read more...]

Trick or Treating in Downtown Rochester and Other Halloween Activities

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movies in the Moonlight On October 21, celebrate Halloween activities in downtown Rochester with Trick-or-Treating, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner, and a Halloween edition of Movies in the Moonlight. Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Over 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and the participating businesses will be marked with window … [Read more...]

Rochester Explorers Club Kicks Off During Sidewalk Sales

Join the Adventure This Summer with the Rochester Explorers Club The Rochester Explorers Club is an opportunity for kids (and adults) of all ages to get out and explore all that our community has to offer. Complete as many kid-friendly activities as you like from July 13 to August 5. Whether you choose one activity or try to complete them all, the goal is to just have fun. Pick up your free Explorers Club Kit downtown during Sidewalk Sales, July 13-15 at the Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight begins in Downtown Rochester July 15

The 16th Season of Movies in the Moonlight This season there is four consecutive fun filled Saturday nights. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their Saturday nights under the stars," said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Movies in the Moonlight is a community staple for many local families.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight 2016

Join Downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 16 as we kick off the 15th season of Movies in the Moonlight. This season there is four consecutive fun filled Saturday nights. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their Saturday nights under the stars”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Movies in the Moonlight is a community staple for many local families.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner … [Read more...]

Spend Your Summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales

Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales! Back for its 60th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 9. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “For many it isn’t summer without three days filled of shopping, dining and family friendly activities.” Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, July 9 and … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Entertain My Family on a Budget?

Dear Crabby, With all the construction going on, well, everywhere, my husband and I have decided to stick pretty close to home this summer. Now all we need to do is find something to keep the family entertained on a budget. Do you have any great ideas? Thanks! Helen Homebody Dear Mrs. Homebody, Ahh, yes. I had another reader recently with a conundrum similar to yours. Although I got the sense she was really trying to figure out how to keep her kids busy and out of her hair for the … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight Fun Begins June 13!

Grab the family and head to Downtown Rochester on Saturday, June 13 for the kick off the popular Movies in the Moonlight. This season there will be four fun filled nights of movies spread across three summer months! The 2015 Movies Schedule is: June 13: Paddington (PG) Presented by Edward Jones July 11: Jurassic Park (PG-13) Presented by Goldfish Swim School July 25: Big Hero 6 (PG) Presented by Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc. August 8: The Lego Movie (PG) Presented by … [Read more...]