Young Urban Preservationists

Join us for The re:Main Social on October 1st! ALL are welcome!


Engage in envisioning the past, present, and future of East Main Street! Check out street art, food trucks, a beer garden, tactical urbanism installations, family-friendly activities….even meet a possible new pet from the Verona Street Animal Shelter! Top it all off with the YUPs’ Save the Block Party, featuring DJ Alykhan (5-8 pm) and DJ Stinky (8-10 pm). During the party, we’ll be projecting images across the street, onto The Landmark Society’s Five to Revive block. If you have a vision for this block, send it our way and we might include it!

Saturday, October 1st | 3-10 PM | southwest corner of E Main St. & Clinton St., in front of The Metropolitan | FREE ADMISSION!

>>Join the Facebook event<<

A RocCity Coalition event in partnership with City of Rochester, NY – Mayor’s Office, Celebrate City Living, Young Urban Preservationists, The Rose Fellowship, Healthi Kids, The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc., Shawn Dunwoody, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, Rochester Young Professionals, and The Metropolitan.



September 30 & October 1: We’ll be staffing a site on The Landmark Society’s Inside Downtown Tour. Contact us if you want to help out.

October 1: The re:Main Social. Check out the Facebook event for details.

October 7-9: Rust Belt Takeover in Cincinnati. We’re meeting up with fellow young preservationists from the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists. Contact us if you’re interested in caravaning there! Register here.

Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email Caitlin Meives to get involved with any of the above activities!

Volunteer with us!


Calling the young and the young at heart! Are you interested in our know your place coaster project: WHERE THE #&@% AM I? Are you gifted in web development, graphic design, historical research, or just talking to people ? If so, contact us because we’ve got the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


YUP Fb photoIntroducing the Young Urban Preservationists! We are a new group of youngish folks interested in preservation and community revitalization. We come from various walks of life and various professions—lawyers, planners, doctors, veterinarians, architects, writers, artists—but we all have one thing in common: we care about our communities and we believe our historic resources play an important role in any community’s revitalization.

What does “young” mean? Whatever you want it to! We’re targeting those oft-maligned by the media “millennials” (aged 20 to about 40) but, more importantly, we want to connect with like-minded people who are invested in their communities and are young at heart.

Sound like a group of people you would want to hang out with?  We hope so!


We have a bunch of different projects and events in the works. Contact us to learn about how you can get involved in:

  • Homeowner Workshops
  • DIY video tutorials
  • Bikes, Beer & Buildings (bike scavenger hunt that takes place each July)
  • Pop-up event(s) at vacant, at-risk, or under-utilized historic spaces
  • WHERE THE #&@# AM I? historic bar/pub coaster project
  • Volunteer with us at The Landmark Society House & Garden Tour (in June) and Inside Downtown Tour (Sept/Oct)


Sign up for our e-newsletter below so you can stay up-to-date (or contact Caitlin Meives if you’re interested in getting involved).


You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram! And check out our #yuproc hashtag on Instagram!

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