Sunset Concerts this week

Returning for the summer 2017 season, enjoy al fresco chamber music concerts at The Landmark Society’s signature historic properties:

Thursday, June 15th | 7-8 PM | Ellwanger Garden (625 Mt. Hope Ave.)

Friday, June 16th | 7-8 PM | St. Joseph’s Park (NE Corner of Pleasant & N. Clinton)

No admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Please bring your own chairs.

A partnership between The Landmark Society of Western New York and The Sunset Concert Musicians. 

Have Architecture for Lunch this month!

Timed to fit in with busy schedules and week-day lunch breaks, these 20-minute presentations feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester. Led by Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert. Architecture for Lunch tours are FREE and open to the public, held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken.

This Friday, meet in front of St. Joseph’s Park, 108 Franklin Street. Explore this dynamic neighborhood once populated with movie theaters, private clubs and garment factories, where clothing, shoes, and ties were manufactured for decades. Today trendy restaurants, loft apartments, artist studios and a signature park have been created in these distinctive 19th-century buildings, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Click here for details on next week’s walking tour).

Friday, June 16th | 12:10-12:35 PM | Meet at St. Joseph’s Park (NE corner of Pleasant & N. Clinton) | FREE!

Calling all writers and old house lovers!

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.