June 25, 2014 Landmark Alerts

Grab some Architecture for Lunch

GibbsStreetscapeThis summer’s last installment in the Architecture for Lunch series takes place this Friday, June 27th in the East End/Grove Place neighborhoods. Timed to fit in with busy schedules and weekday lunch breaks, these 20-minute walking tours feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert, will guide interested tour goers from 12:10 to 12:35 p.m. 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. Meet Cynthia at 12:10 p.m. this Friday at Eastman Place plaza, on East Main Street/corner of Gibbs Street, opposite the entrance to the Eastman Theatre. >>Details on our website.

Friday, June 27th | 12:10 – 12:35 p.m. | FREE! | Meet at Eastman Place plaza

YUP presents: Bikes, Beer & Buildings

YUP-BBB-poster-002-smallGrab your bikes, your smart phone, a few friends and join the Young Urban Preservationists (or YUPs—a group of The Landmark Society) for Rochester’s first bike scavenger hunt, followed by a few well-deserved drinks at LUX Lounge. You’ll see some of Rochester’s best known gems and little known secrets, you’ll get some exercise, and you might even learn something new about the Flower City.

Saturday, July 12th | Meet @ Star Alley (662 South Ave. in the S. Wedge) at 12:30 PM | Teams of 1-4 | $5/person | First beer (after the hunt) is on us!

>>Register now!

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Olmsted documentary in Highland Bowl

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If you missed it the first time around at The Little Theatre or on PBS (or even if you saw it!) check out this free screening of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, happening in one of his great parks. On Thursday, July 24th, Monroe County Department of Parks will present a FREE screening of this excellent documentary.

Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation, and compelling commentary, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.

Thursday, July 24th | Pre-movie concert by JAVA starts at 7 PM, film starts at dusk | Highland Park Bowl | Visit Monroe County’s website for details

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