2018-02-08 Landmark Alerts

A musical celebration of our 80th anniversary

Join us as we continue the celebration of our 80th Anniversary year with an evening of performing arts in one of Rochester’s most historically-significant buildings, featuring two of our city’s world-renowned artistic groups, and one of our up-and-coming stars! This special, collaborative concert in the Hochstein Performance Hall will be the first time that PUSH Physical Theater and The Ying Quartet have appeared on the same stage, and they will be sharing it with this year’s recipient of the Eastman School of Music’s William Warfield Scholarship, Jonathan Rhodes.

 Eventbrite - An Evening of Music and Physical Theatre

Friday, February 23rd | 7-9 PM | Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. N. | Tickets: $35 | Visit our website for details

You can still sign up for Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Good news! We were able to extend our deadline for this exciting trip so you can still join us and experience the hidden gems of this fascinating Canadian village. History, Great Food, Spa, Theatre, Shopping, Preservation Partners, and Locals – what better way to spend a few days this spring. And you support The Landmark Society!

The new deadline is February 9th. Contact Carolyn Haygood to make your reservation or contact Larry Francer for more information. >>Complete details available on our website. 

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

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!

Friday, February 9 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. | FREE! | Info on our website

2018 Heart Bombing with the YUPs

Help The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) show a vacant home (and other buildings!) in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood some love! Starting at 2:00pm this Saturday, February 10th, we’ll meet up at the 540WMain Community Learning Academy to make Valentines for this house and other buildings in need of some love. YUPs, kids of all ages, and families are invited to attend–we’ll provide a brief overview of what heart bombing and preservation are all about then we’ll hand over the valentines-making supplies. With valentines in hand, we’ll walk around the block for a photo shoot.

After we heart bomb the house, any remaining YUPs are invited to help us heart bomb a few other sites around the city. We’ll provide crafting supplies but feel free to bring your own too! This is a FREE, family/kid friendly event and is open to all–children, adults, YUPs and non-YUPs alike!

>>Registration required

Public info meeting: citywide survey

The Landmark Society has been contracted by the City of Rochester to conduct a citywide survey to create a current and comprehensive digitized inventory of historic properties within the city limits that identifies and documents properties of historic and/or architectural significance. Phase I of the survey was conducted in Southeast Rochester in 2016 and Phase 2 will soon be completed in the Southwest quadrant.

The Landmark Society will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 5:30 PM at Arnett Library (310 Arnett Blvd) in Rochester. Staff from The Landmark Society will share information with the public about the findings of this year’s survey of the southwest quadrant, their partnership with the City of Rochester, and answer questions. This project is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP).