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House & Garden Tour: Waterfront Properties

Tour ends this Sunday, 6/27!

Lake Ontario. The Genesee River. The Erie Canal. Irondequoit Bay. The Finger Lakes. We have so many options for waterfront properties in our area. Many of them are not visible from the public road. Fortunately, owners are willing to share their homes with you, in our virtual tour, which ends this weekend.

This beautiful, professionally produced video will highlight sites near these bodies of water – and perhaps a few water features you didn’t even know existed. You will enjoy seasonal summer houses, year-round homes, and other unique properties.

“Additional viewer” tickets are available at a deep discount for anyone that will watch the video with you.

Get your tickets

Upcoming public meetings for Inner Loop North Transformation alternatives

The City of Rochester is hosting public meetings to gather YOUR feedback on the infill of the north section of the Inner Loop. If done sensitively, this project has the potential to transform and repair neighborhoods that were devastated by Urban Renewal and construction of the Inner Loop.

Along with residents on both sides of the Inner Loop (Grove Place and South Marketview Heights) and our friends at Hinge Neighbors, we are advocating for a neighborhood-driven and community-centered design that will physically reconnect these two neighborhoods and help foster equity and investment. Visit our website to learn more about the design elements for which we are advocating.

Public meetings will be held (in-person meetings are drop-in):

TODAY, Wednesday, 6/23 – 3-6PM @ YMCA Center for Equity (53 Lewis St.)

Friday, 6/25 – Virtual session, 12-1:30 PM

Tuesday, 6/29

  • 9-10:45 AM @ Genesee Brewhouse (25 Cataract St.)
  • 3-6 PM @ RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (40 Franklin St.)

Visit the Inner Loop North website for more information about the project and public meetings.

Learn more about what we're advocating for

Save the date: new event at Stone-Tolan Historic Site

Coming October 2021: OCTavern Festival @ Stone-Tolan

A celebration of all things autumnal, the inaugural OCTavern Festival will take place at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site. The house and its 200-year-old rural tavern will host small groups of guests for private seatings, who will enjoy live music, festive beer & cider, and seasonal fare. Outside the house on the beautiful grounds of the property, local farmers, food vendors, and craftspeople will provide items for purchase. The festival will take place Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th, with reserved indoor seatings on Friday and Saturday, and a site-wide celebration on Saturday.

This new event is still in the planning stages–check our website below for updates, sponsorship opportunities, and more!

Learn more

Calling all makers, artisans, and crafters!

Apply to be an artisan vendor at OCTavern Festival

The focus of OCTavern Festival is on regional agriculture and locally-made products. On Saturday, October 9th from 11 AM to 5 PM, Stone-Tolan will host a curated selection of makers, artisans, and craftspeople working primarily in traditional and natural materials (paper, wood, clay, floral, fiber, skincare, etc).

A limited number of complimentary vendor opportunities will be offered to artisans who specialize in these types of materials. Applications for OCTavern Festival vendors are being accepted through July 14th.

Apply here

Explore Architecture in the Wild with the YUPs

Our Young Urban Preservationists are back with their outdoor walking tour classes for the summer! In these classes, the YUPs take students out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting. Classes are held through the Rochester Brainery and registration is available on the Brainery’s website (follow the link below). Don’t delay–capacity is limited and these classes sell out quickly! (And stay tuned as the YUPs add more August classes to the schedule)

If you missed it this spring, the YUPs are also repeating their virtual class, The Rocks That Built Rochester. It’s a must-see if you like geology and/or architecture.

  • 7/20 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway
  • 7/26 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Corn Hill
  • 8/4 – The Rocks that Built Rochester (virtual)
  • 8/5 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring NOTA’s Architectural History
  • 8/9 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Susan B. Anthony’s Neighborhood
  • 8/13 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Downtown’s Architectural History
  • 8/31 – Crash Course in American Architectural History I – 19th Century (virtual)
  • 9/9 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway
  • 9/13 – Crash Course in American Architectural History I – 20th Century (virtual)
YUP Brainery classes

Thank you to our past event sponsors!


The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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