2014-09-03 Landmark Alerts

Inside Downtown next week!


Just over a week from today, the 2014 Inside Downtown Tour will offer you a (spectacular) View from the Top. Tickets are flying out the door and last year we sold out so don’t wait until the last minute to get yours! Click here to purchase your tickets online. Non-member tickets can also be purchased at Parkleigh. And, in case you’re not convinced, check out this preview of the Tour from Mary Chao and the Democrat and Chronicle.

Friday, September 12 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, September 13 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Advance tickets are $22. Landmark members may purchase $18 advance tickets from Landmark Society only, online or by phone at (585)546-7029 x11.  If tickets are available the days of the tour they will be $25 for all, sold at Tour HQ, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo).

>>Click here to purchase your tickets.

Get social–tell your friends and family that you just bought your tickets using the #InsideDowntown hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.

A Farm to Table Experience


It’s an unprecedented experience. For the first time in over 50 years, we’re opening the Stone-Tolan Historic Site for a dining opportunity found nowhere else. Enjoy a four-course Harvest Dinner of a locally sourced farm to table menu by Green Zebra Catering Company, served in this over 200-year-old tavern and farmhouse. Be among the first to enjoy the marriage of amazing cuisine with a one of a kind setting. Due to the size of the historic rooms, participation is limited! $75 per person. Tickets available for purchase online, or by calling Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11.

Saturday, October 11th | 5:30-8:30 PM | Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. | $75 includes cocktail hour, 3 course meal, & dessert | >>Visit our website for details

Cocktails & Carburetors


Cocktails & Carburetors is the perfect weekend for vintage car enthusiasts and anyone with an appreciation of beautiful objects. Attendees will experience the art of meticulously preserved automobiles and the architecture of the garages that house these drivable works of art.

At the kickoff cocktail party at a working restoration shop, you will “belly up” to the car-lift for your favorite libation and feast on gourmet delicacies as you take in the huge collection of eye candy stored and undergoing restoration.

Saturday is the day for you to leisurely drive to the five garages that are rarely (if ever) open to the public with a lunch stop at one.

And Sunday you are invited to Classics on the Hill at Oak Hill Country Club with a voucher for food service included. You are encouraged to be seen in your own vintage automobile but a Prius is just as acceptable a mode of transportation for this new fundraising event. Tickets for this weekend lineup are $125 each and can be purchased online or by calling 585.546.7029 x11.

Did we mention we’re on Instagram?


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