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Eastman @St. Joseph's Park kicks off today!

Join us for five lunchtime concerts, on Wednesdays at 12:15pm, presented by Eastman Community Music School in cooperation with The Landmark Society at St. Joseph’s Park (118 Pleasant Street, corner of N.Clinton Ave and Pleasant St). The concerts feature one of Rochester’s greatest musical resources: the students and faculty members of the Eastman School of Music and Eastman Community Music School. Enjoy this magical urban park and experience FREE concerts each week. Come and start a lunchtime tradition!

This year’s lineup:

  • June 29: ECMS Flute Choir
  • July 6: Bob Sneider & Co. – Jazz
  • July 13: Eastman Cello Institute
  • July 20: Lynn McGrath – Guitar
  • July 27: Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies

Parking: There is plenty of free street parking nearby, or park at St. Joe’s Garage at the corner of Pleasant St. and Clinton Ave. Parking is $2.00 for the first two hours.

Plan bring a chair or stand for these 30-minute lunchtime concerts!

We don’t have a rain plan for these performances, so please check @landmarksociety on Instagram or Facebook on the morning of the performance if the weather is questionable and we’ll let you know if it is happening!

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Architecture for Lunch today in the St. Paul Street Garment District

After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to announce that our popular Architecture for Lunch walking tours are returning to a downtown neighborhood near you this summer. Timed to fit in with busy schedules and weekday lunch breaks, these 25-minute tours feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester neighborhoods. This year, they will be led by former Landmark staff member and educator, Tyler Lucero.

Architecture for Lunch tours are FREE and open to the public (no reservations required, just show up!), held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken.

This year’s lineup:

  • June 29: St. Paul Street’s Garment District (meet at the H.H. Warner Building at 80 St. Paul Street)
  • July 20: East End & Grove Place (meet at the park at the corner of Broadway and East, next to Christ Church)
  • July 27: Liberty Pole & East Main Street Historic District (meet at Liberty Pole Plaza)

All tours take place 12:20-12:45 PM.

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Todd Union National Register Nomination Celebration - July 11th

Join us to celebrate the National Register listing of Todd Union with a panel discussion and reception with original members of the Gay Liberation Front, local LGBTQ+ leaders, and student members of PRIDE. A reception will follow the panel.

This event is part of a special yearlong celebration of Todd Union’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places. The Gay Liberation Front student group meetings originally held in Todd Union in the 1970s directly paved the way for numerous Rochester-based LGBTQ+ organizations that continue their work and advocacy today.

The intent of the Todd Union National Register listing is to formally identify the building as a historic landmark as well as to recognize the importance of the Gay Liberation Front student group, the courage of its members, and the immense impact the group has had and continues to have on the LGBTQ+ movement in Rochester and surrounding communities.

This event takes place on Monday, July 11th at 5:30pm at Todd Union on the University of Rochester Campus (400 Alumni Road).  The event is free but please pre-register!

Register here

Vendor Applications Open For Octavern!

A celebration of all things autumnal, the second annual OCTavern Festival (presented by Java’s) will take place at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site in Brighton, New York. On Saturday, October 15th, the house and its 215-year-old rural tavern will host small groups of guests who will enjoy live music, cider, beer, and seasonal fare. We’ll also have a site-wide celebration on the beautiful grounds of the property, with local farmers, food vendors, and craftspeople providing demonstrations and items for purchase.

Applications are now available for 2022 food and artisan vendors, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Learn more and apply to be a vendor!

Save the date for the 2022 NY Statewide Preservation Conference

Mark your calendars for the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference will take place in person in Syracuse, NY, September 22-24. Registration will go live in late July, so keep an eye on our website!

The theme for 2022 is Shifting Landscapes. Whether due to a pandemic, climate change, the economy, or an unpredictable real estate market, as preservationists we are always adapting our work as the landscape shifts beneath our feet. At this year’s Conference, we’ll explore the shifting practice and definition of historic preservation, both as a professional field and grassroots movement. We’ll also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, and explore the role that cultural landscapes play in fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our communities.

We hope you’ll join us and be a part of the conversation!

This year’s Conference is presented by: The Landmark Society of Western New York; Preservation Association of Central New York; City of Syracuse; The Preservation League of New York State; and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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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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