News Room News releases from the City are listed here in chronological order, starting with the most recent release. Releases can be searched by topic or date. Releases reflect current events at the time they were published. Some information may have changed. Results RSS Feed June 29, 2016 News Release - City Offices to Close Monday for Independence Day, No Refuse, Recycling Collection City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, administrative offices, City branch libraries and R-Centers will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Categories: Refuse and Recycling, Downtown, and Library News Release - Windstream Party in the Park Continues Thursday with Music by Keller Williams and More Than a Little (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) - Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites the community to the Windstream Party in the Park concert at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park on Thursday, June 30 with music by Keller Williams and More Than a Little (funk). Categories: Parks, Downtown, and Things To Do New Release - “Rochester Architecture and Street Scenes” Photography by Frank Liberti on Display at City Hall Link Gallery (Wednesday June 29, 2016) - “Rochester Architecture and Street Scenes” Photography by Frank Liberti explores the diversity and beauty of Rochester. Liberti’s work will be on exhibit from June 29 through August 1, 2016. The Link Gallery is located at 30 Church Street, on the first floor of City Hall in the corridor that connects Building A to Building B opened Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. Categories: Downtown, and Things To Do News Release - Jefferson High School Pool Closed for Maintenance (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) – The Thomas Jefferson High School Pool, located at 1 Edgerton Park, will be closed for the remainder of week for mechanical repairs. Categories: Aquatics, and Recreation Centers June 27, 2016 News Release - Mayor Warren Declares Cool Sweep for Monday, June 27 (Monday, June 27, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced that Cool Sweep operations will be in effect Monday, June 27 to provide residents with opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants, extended hours at City pools, Durand Eastman Beach and spray parks. Cool Sweep — presented by Avangrid Foundation and RG&E — is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program that is triggered when the forecast calls for temperatures to reach or exceed 85 degrees. Categories: Aquatics, and Recreation Centers June 24, 2016 News Release - Community Garage Sales at the City of Rochester Public Market Continue on Sunday The popular Community Garage Sales and Super Fleas series will continue at the City of Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St., on Sunday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Future Community Garage Sales will take place on the following Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 11, September 25, October 2, October 9 and October 16. Categories: Things To Do, and Public Market News Release - Public Meetings for week of July 4-8, 2016 (Friday, June 24, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of July 4 through July 8, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions June 23, 2016 Motorist Advisory - Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Street Closures The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will begin on Friday, June 24 and run through Saturday, July 2. Traffic in the East End and Main Street area will be affected. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure, Parking, Downtown, and Things To Do June 22, 2016 News Release - Renovations and Restoration Begin at Rundel Memorial Building Rochester, New York, June 22, 2016 —The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) today kicked off the public phase of its $1.4 million capital campaign to renovate and restore the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County. To date, the FFRPL has raised nearly $1 million towards its goal. Categories: Library News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Mayor’s Summer Stars - Summer Learning Challenge Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites kids and their families to take advantage of the City of Rochester’s summer educational offerings at City libraries and R-Centers as part of the Mayor’s Summer Stars - Summer Learning Challenge. Categories: Education, Library, and Recreation Centers June 21, 2016 New Release - Mayor Warren Announces TLC as New Headliner for SummerFest 2016: Throwback 90s (Tuesday, June 21, 2016) — Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that TLC— regarded as one of the greatest musical trios of all time by Billboard magazine—will headline the City of Rochester’s SummerFest 2016 concerts at Rhinos Stadium, 460 Oak St. The two-day event kicks-off with a Blues & BBQ theme on Friday, July 8. Categories: Parks, Downtown, and Things To Do June 20, 2016 News Release -Mayor Warren Announces 2016 ROC THE PARK Music Festival Headliners and Acts (Monday, June 20, 2016) – Lovely A. Warren announced today that Rochester will be rockin’ again this summer with ROC THE PARK Music Festival at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. In its third year, this family-friendly series features the finest local and regional talent over three days this summer: Saturday, July 23; Saturday, August 6; and Saturday, September 3. Categories: Parks, Downtown, and Things To Do News Release - MAYOR LOVELY WARREN LAUNCHES “100 CITIES TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE” INITIATIVE In response to the Orlando shooting, the deadliest domestic shooting in U.S. history, Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren has invited mayors from across the United States to recognize June as Gun Violence Awareness Month (GVAM) and work to make neighborhoods safer for citizens. Mayor Warren is asking at least 100 U.S. mayors to sign a petition at Change.org to support the common goal of reducing gun violence in America. Categories: Crime Prevention June 17, 2016 News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation(4) (Friday, June 17, 2016) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release- Mount Hope Cemetery Path Through History Celebration on Saturday (Friday, June 17, 2016) – Learn about Rochester’s most historic figures in a fun, innovative way at the Path Through History Celebration, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. Categories: Things To Do 1234567891011121314 2Next > Help us improve our site. Take a short survey about our search engine.