2016-02-03 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

New initiative launched: Celebrate City Living


Last week, the City of Rochester and the Rochester Coalition for Neighborhood Living announced the launch of Celebrate City Living, a new program to help homebuyers and renters learn about the benefits of living in the city and find the resources to make it easier to buy or rent a home in Rochester. The Landmark Society is proud to be a member of the Coalition and a partner in creating a new website, www.celebratecityliving.com, that will help consumers search city neighborhoods for a house or apartment and connect them to available resources, including realtors, lenders and non-profit agencies that specialize in city housing.

The website features a custom search engine that filters available housing choices by neighborhood along with profiles of the neighborhoods.The Celebrate City Living website will also be the new home of the HomeWork column and the program formerly known as “Rochester City Living.”

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out the new website and follow Celebrate City Living on social media!

Heart Bombing with the YUPs


Our Young Urban Preservationists are jumping on the heart bombing bandwagon! Started in Buffalo a few years ago, heart bombing is a way to draw attention to and show some love for historic buildings. Not familiar with the concept? Take a look at this recent blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. On Saturday, February 13th, the YUPs are partnering with the Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance and the Lincoln Branch Library to show some love to the former B’Nai Israel synagogue on Joseph Avenue in Rochester. Kids of all ages and families are invited to attend–the YUPs will provide a brief overview of what heart bombing and preservation are all about, then they’ll hand over the valentines-making supplies. With valentines in hand, we’ll walk down to the former synagogue for a photo shoot.

Saturday, February 13th | 1:00 p.m. | Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.| RSVP on Facebook