Discover Downtown With This New Food Tour

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Recently we tagged along on a new food tour in downtown, Flower City Food Tour’s Uptown Downtown tour. Flower City Food Tours launched in 2017 with a food tour in Pittsford and quickly expanded to include tours in Park Ave, Neighborhood of the Arts and now, right in Center City.

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Each guided walking tour is 3 hours and hits 6 great places in downtown: Bar Bantam, Java’s, Aunt Rosie’s, Max of Eastman Place, Native Eatery and Bar, and Tournedos!

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During the tour, guests will enjoy tastings at each of these great local establishments. In between the restaurants, historical, cultural and architectural points of interest in downtown are highlighted along the way by the FCFT’s tour guide.

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Tours run on Fridays from 11am-2pm through November.

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For additional information on the tour (and for more photos) head to the Flower City Food Tours Website. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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ZooBrew: A Happy Hour to Save Elephants

Zoo's aren't just for families with kids, they're for everyone, every day of the week. Besides normal day-to-day zoo activities, you may not be aware of all of the events that happen throughout the year at our very own Seneca Park Zoo. Whether you’ve been lately or not, you won’t want to miss the last ZooBrew of the year on Friday, September 6th from 5:30-9pm.

What is ZooBrew?

ZooBrew is Seneca Park Zoo’s 21 and over, after hours event series that happens May-September every year. Each event includes admission to the Zoo, live music from 3 bands throughout the Zoo, and different animal experiences. There is also beer, wine, and food available for purchase.

Not only is this a fun event, but a portion of every ticket is donated to long-time conservation partner International Elephant Foundation for its programs in Africa to help save African elephants. By attending, you can help the Zoo reach their 2019 goal of raising $11,750 for the foundation!

Looking to Support Further?

If a unique experience and a chance to support the International Elephant Foundation even more sounds interesting, for a $25 donation, you can take a tour of the Elephant Barn. Led by a zoo keeper, this behind-the-scenes experience gives you a unique perspective of what it takes to care for the Zoo’s four female African elephants, Genny C, Lilac, Moki and Chana.

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More Things to Know:

Bands for 9/6: Teagan & the Tweeds, Mike & Steve Unplugged, and DiNoto Trio

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the Front Gate and include event admission (typically $12!), live music, and animal experiences. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase. Beer and wine tents accept CASH ONLY so be prepared! You must be 21 or older with valid ID to attend.

ZooBrew begins at 5:30pm and gates close at 8pm, but the event runs until 9pm.

More Details: 
ZooBrew (buy tickets here)
Facebook Event Page

 

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MWADV 2019: Another Year Done

As quickly as it came this year, we’re done with our 6th year of Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties! We want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, attendees, volunteers and the whole community for all of your support.

Each year we have just as much fun as our 1st year in 2014 and still get excited when the first attendees start to show up (often before the event even “officially starts”).

These movie nights are not possible without all our sponsors, Buckingham Properties, who has been our title sponsor all 6 years, as well as the City of Rochester, ESL Federal Credit Union, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Blue Apple Productions and Jetblue Airways.

The Wrap-Up:

Friday, July 12th: Napoleon Dynamite in Parcel 5

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On July 12th, we teamed up with Midtown EATS for a great dual event in Parcel 5. With Midtown EATS’ 11 food vendors and bar, we also had Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, free popcorn from Doc Popcorn, Rochester Parkour and Buckingham Properties with us. It was a great night in center city! Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Friday, August 16th: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in MLK Jr. Memorial Park

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Each year we pick our movie dates months in advance and set off to plan these events the best we can, hoping and praying when the day arrives the weather will be PERFECT. We have been quite lucky in our previous 5 years and 14 movie nights to only have to cancel two!

On the 16th the weather seemed perfect when… mid-afternoon radar checks showed storms creeping in. We held our breath, talked to our AV crew (Blue Apple Productions), continued through setup and then stood in the rain as it came down from 6-7pm. After debating cancelling multiple times we stuck it out and sure enough, the rain let up and turned into a beautiful night with a few hundred people coming out to join us. Thank you to everyone who came out despite the rain and made it another WONDERFUL evening in downtown!


Thank you, again, to all of our sponsors, volunteers, movie attendees, food vendors and local establishments who added giveaways to our FREE raffles. And CONGRATS to all of our raffle winners! We cannot wait to be back in 2020 for our 7th year!

Want to be involved or have an idea of an awesome movie we should show? Email us at mwadv@rocwashingtonsquare.org. For more information on Movies With a Downtown View visit the Official site: MWADV.


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The Last 2019 Movies With a Downtown View

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The time comes every summer, when we’re facing our last Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties of the year. Join us, this Friday, August 16th in MLK Jr. Memorial Park for this year’s finale - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!

Friday, August 16th, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

At 7pm, this FREE event kicks off with music, food vendors and FREE raffles from the Washington Square Park Community Association (just look for the tent & table to sign up).

Come hungry and purchase food and drinks from Ludwig’s Center Stage Cafe, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, and Eat Me Ice Cream! Or bring your own picnic. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair and be ready for a fun night in downtown. Buckingham Properties will be with us with free water bottles and some awesome ROC and E.T. pins, so don’t miss their table either.

Check out some photos from last month’s Napoleon Dynamite movie night in Parcel 5 (all photos are from Tomas Flint Photography).

As with all of our events, we will have an ASL Interpreter for all announcements and the movie will be captioned. Street parking is free after 6pm and we’ll have bike racks available. See you Friday!

MWADV Official Site
Facebook Event Page

Location: 353 Court Street

 

Movies With a Downtown View 2019!

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The time has come for our annual announcement: Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties is back for 2019! We are in the final planning stages for another great year.

Last year we celebrated our 5th year by branching out to more locations which included Washington Square Park, Parcel 5, and the Hyatt’s rooftop Center City Terrace + Lounge.

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We have great things planned for our two movie events this year and hope you’ll join us. Here are the details:

Friday, July 12th in Parcel 5: Napoleon Dynamite

Photo courtesy Alex G Weiser

Photo courtesy Alex G Weiser

Last year was our first time holding a movie in Parcel 5 and it was our biggest event yet! We had so much fun, we’re doing it again.To make it even better this year we’ll be sharing the space with Midtown EATS!

Midtown EATS announced changes for this year with lunch on Thursdays and then lunch & dinner on Fridays. Midtown EATS will run from 4:30-9:30pm on the 12th (with a happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm) and we’ll be kicking off MWADV at 7pm with music, free raffles, more vendors and of course a great movie.

MWADV Start: 7pm
Approx. Movie Start: 8:45pm
Facebook Event Page


Friday, August 16th in MLK Jr. Memorial Park:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Photo Courtesy Stephen S Reardon Photography

Photo Courtesy Stephen S Reardon Photography

Our 2nd movie night in August will be in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, our “MWADV Home”. We’ll have vendors, music, free raffle giveaways and more. And Neno’s will be joining us! Of course we have more planned, but that is all we will announce for now.

MWADV Start: 7pm
Approx. Movie Start: 8:15pm

As always, these movies are FREE to attend, we’ll have FREE raffles, there will be an ASL interpreter each night and the movies will be captioned - see you this summer!

These events are put on by the Washington Square Park Community Association and wouldn’t be possible without our many sponsors, to find out more visit the official MWADV Website.


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