2016-01-19 Landmark Alerts

February 11th: Free public performance of Walk The Walk

Photo courtesy David Boyer
Photo courtesy David Boyer

Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African-American Ancestors

Enjoy this free entertaining and moving evening of theatre, as African-Americans from Rochester’s past come to life to share their stories. Share the experiences of Rochesterians from the past, as you meet notables such as Frederick Douglass and Austin Steward – as well as those who may not be as well known, such as Bessie Hamm. Musical performances round out the evening. Appropriate for adults and families – all are welcome!

Thursday, February 11th | 7:00 PM | Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street | FREE (free on-site parking available) | Event Calendar listing

Congratulations to the Village of Pittsford


Last week, Executive Director Wayne Goodman spoke at a press conference announcing the expansion of the Village of Pittsford’s National Register Historic District. The expansion represents the addition of the bulk of the Village into the existing National Register district, which was established in 1984. It will expand from 134 to more than 500 properties!

Pictured above are Mayor Robert Corby, Wayne Goodman, Margaret Caraberis Brizee, President, Historic Pittsford.

Call for volunteer writers!


If you like exploring historic houses that are filled with character, we have the volunteer job for you! Our weekly HomeWork column in CITY Newspaper features quality homes (most of them are older homes but some are new construction too!) for sale throughout the city of Rochester and occasionally in surrounding towns and villages. Each week, these columns are written by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers and we’re looking to add to this elite group.

Depending on the number of columns you want to write each year, the time commitment can be as small or large as you like. Each column runs approximately 450 words. We send you a short list of houses that are on the market; you select a house; contact the listing agent; visit the house; and write the column. It’s as simple as that!

Contact column editor, Caitlin Meives, to learn more.