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Landmark Travels: Two New Adventures and a Free Informational Meeting

Gems of Eastern Europe River Cruise – October 4-15, 2023

Join us this Tuesday, December 13th at 5:30 pm (in-person or via Zoom) to learn about the October 2023 Gems of Eastern Europe River Cruise!

Cruise the Eastern Danube on this 12-day trip, aboard an Emerald Waterways luxurious StarShip.  Visit five distinctive countries: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania with expert guides and personal attention.  Rates start at $6,645 per person, depending on cabin selected. FREE AIRFARE if you book with a deposit by January 31, 2023!

You may attend in person at Warner Castle at 5 Castle Park, or by Zoom.  Please RSVP to Cindy Boyer at   or 585.537.5953 to get the Zoom link or parking directions if you want to come over to the Castle.

ModWeek in Palm Springs, California – February 15-20, 2023

Get ready to experience the mid-century modern gem of Palm Springs, California with style and luxury. We have a very exciting itinerary and are thrilled that we were able to snag tickets for the best party of the festival – Sunday Night at The Sinatra Estate. We will have the run of the house, listen to music being played on Frank’s baby grand, and enjoy cocktails and dinner by the iconic pool, in an evening to remember. Other ModWeek events include the must-see residence of modernist architect Albert Frey, tour of the homes in Canyon View Estates (where the new film, Don’t Worry Darling, was shot), and the Royal Hawaiian Estates Happy Hour Luau and home tour. We’ll also get to see a couple of private homes of friends, including Landmark members Roz and Dave who bought their condo at the renowned Racquet Club Estates during our last travel tour! Great food, receptions, and more, along with the beauty and comfort of the Parker Palm Springs Resort. Listed in the Leading Hotels in the World, this thirteen lushly planted acre resort boasts five distinct spots for dining, the Palm Springs Yacht Club Spa, two pools, croquet, clay tennis courts, giant chess, and a fire-pit for gathering at days end. We are planning a lovely continental breakfast served on the Mafiya Lawn for our first morning there and we are leaving plenty of time to enjoy the resort. Everyone will have a food and drink credit at the resort to go toward meals that aren’t included in the tour!

Rates start at $4,150 per person, double occupancy and include flights from Rochester.


More info about Gems of Eastern Europe and ModWeek

Thank you for attending the Annual Jubilee!

Thank you to the members, supporters, sponsors and friends that attended The Landmark Society’s Annual Jubilee! We loved seeing you all in-person and celebrating the end of 2022 with delicious food, unique entertainment, and plentiful libations at the historic Wilder Room.  If you have any photos to share from the event, please email them to Carolyn at  See you next year!

Pictured: Jon Eckelben, Joan Dallis, Caroline Critchlow, Jerome Herron, and Landmark Society Associate Director Larry Francer.


Big News for Downtown Rochester and a Landmark Five to Revive

On Monday, Governor Hochul announced five transformational projects in the City of Rochester that will be funded by Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Awards totaling $10 million.  The first is the redevelopment of four historic mixed-use buildings at the corner of Main Street and North Clinton, in a block that The Landmark Society added to its Five to Revive list in 2015.  Located in the heart of the city’s historic shopping district, this block-long collection of retail buildings features important examples of commercial architecture constructed between the 1860s and 1940s.  The buildings have been a blight on the downtown Rochester streetscape for decades, but are now slated for an extensive renovation that will create middle-income housing and modern ground floor retail.  This project received a $4 million DRI Award.

A nearly $1.4 million award will go toward developing Alta Vista, a six-story mixed-use building on four vacant lots at the northwest corner of Pleasant Street and Franklin Street. The mixed-income residential project includes supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence. The Landmark Society will have space in the new building to complement events held at the adjacent St. Joseph’s Park, which will also be improved. The Alta Vista project will help transform a part of the City that was dubbed one of “the world’s worst parking craters” in 2014 by  The intersection is paved at all four corners, with little evidence of the streets, buildings, and businesses that were there before urban renewal and the Inner Loop transformed downtown.

Learn more about the three other projects that will help transform Rochester at the link below.



DRI Announcement

Thank you for contributing to ROC the Day!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to The Landmark Society on ROC the Day November 29th!  In 24 hours, we raised more than in 2020 and 2021 combined!!   Your donations will help support Landmark’s programs and initiatives, including the creation of new training opportunities in the Traditional Trades.

If you missed your chance to contribute during ROC the Day, it’s not too late to include The Landmark Society in your year-end philanthropic giving.  Click the button below to help us meet our year-end fundraising goals.


Donate to the Annual Fund

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

The Landmark Society receives support from Monroe County through the Mid-Size Arts Organization Grant

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