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TONIGHT! 2nd Pride Walking Tour

Tonight! Our (FREE!) 2nd Pride Walking Tour takes us for a stroll down Monroe Avenue, known in the 1980s as a street in the ”Lavender Valley.” This free tour begins just beyond I-490 in the Upper Monroe Neighborhood in the Southeast Quadrant at the first home of Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church (now New Life Presbyterian Church). We end our tour with a free reception at The Avenue Pub – the longest running gay bar on Monroe Avenue – presented by The Landmark Society and the kitchen at The Avenue Pub.

Wednesday, July 17th | 6:00-8:00 PM | Meet at New Life Presbyterian Church, 243 Rosedale Street | This event is FREE and open to all.

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Coming up: Bikes, Beer & Buildings

The Young Urban Preservationists’ signature summer event is coming up in just over a week! Bikes, Beer & Buildings is a bike-based scavenger hunt around the city of Rochester. The hunt will take you to little known architectural gems and mid-century modern masterpieces. You’ll get some exercise and you might even learn something new about the Flower City.

You do not need to be an architecture or local history expert or an advanced cyclist to participate; the hunt is designed for folks from all walks of life. All are welcome and encouraged to give it a try!

The hunt will conclude with a few well-deserved drinks at TinRoof in the PLEX neighborhood.

Saturday, July 27th | 12:30-4:00 PM | Tickets: $12/person | Teams of 1-6 | Scavenger hunt starts and ends at TinRoof Bar & Grill, 1155 South Plymouth Ave

Sponsored by: The Property Girls TeamFirst Federal PlazaMarshall Street Bar & Grill

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Tickets on sale: final Tavern Takeover of the summer

On Wednesday evening, August 14th, the Landmark Society and their Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) are partnering with Silver Lake Brewing Project to bring you the Tavern Takeover at the oldest house in Monroe County. The Landmark Society’s Stone-Tolan House Historic Site was built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a farm, home, and tavern. For one night only, we’re turning it back into a functioning tavern with beer from Silver Lake Brewing and snacks.

PLUS: for the first time ever, we’re also bringing you a sing-along with the Flower City Beer Choir! Flower City Beer Choir is among the newest chapters of the national Beer Choir Movement uniting local beer and song!

Wednesday, August 14th | 6:30-9:00 PM | Stone-Tolan House Historic Site, 2370 East Ave.

Sponsored by: Dwyer Architectural 


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Travel Tour: Boo! Halloween in New Orleans

New Orleans is a great city all of the time but Halloween is especially fun. Not as crazy as Mardi Gras and not as overwhelming. Costumes are not required but call Larry for suggestions of accoutrements that can be purchased in NOLA. And there is much more to this trip than just Halloween – Preservation Hall, seeing private homes, architectural tour, great food, and much more. Spots are still available.

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Travel Tour: Toronto Yuletide

You may know Toronto, but have you experienced it in all its Yuletide glory? Here’s a chance to enjoy the best of the season without having to personally drive the QEW expressway. Highlights include the biggest Christmas market in Canada, Casa Loma Castle, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and more!

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Thank you to our past event sponsors!

The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

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PHONE: (585) 546-7029 x10 · FAX: (585) 546-4788

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