YUP 2016-09-02

 PARK(ing) Day 2016

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What can happen when people are granted space to engage? The YUPs are partnering with Reconnect Rochester to host PARK(ing) Day on Friday, 9/16, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm in the surface parking lot at 101 Franklin St. We will transform this vacant downtown lot into a public space intended for the human scale.

Want to participate with us? We are looking for submission of visual art in any form, expressing how you would transform, re-purpose, and ultimately revitalize your favorite run-down / abandoned / unused place in Rochester. You have until Monday, September 12th to sketch, draw, paint, sculpt, build, etc. a rendition of any actual location in the city reborn as a skate park…or duck pond…or skyscraper…or corner store…limited only by your imagination.

Contact Sara Jenks if you have questions, suggestions, or would like to volunteer at PARK(ing) Day. Visit www.parkingday.org for more information on this global event.

Volunteers needed

Friday, 9/31 and Saturday, 10/1: We’re participating in The Landmark Society’s Inside Downtown Tour by hosting St. Joseph’s Park. Email Chris to volunteer.

Saturday, 10/1, evening: It’s all hands on deck for the Save the Block Party at Re: Main Social. We need help setting up, running the event, and taking down at the end of the night. Stay tuned for complete details on this awesome event! We’ll have a very special guest providing musical entertainment! Email Laura to volunteer.

The Rochester Venture Adventure is back!

Tickets are available now. Come support your community and learn about the exciting, fast arriving future of downtown Rochester! With more than $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, and an after party (at a secret location) with local food, local beer, and music by DJ Snacks, it’s an event you don’t want to miss. >>Click here for tickets. (Use the discount code YUP to save $5!!!)

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Rust Belt Takeover in Cincinnati


We’re meeting up with fellow young preservationists from the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists, October 7-9th in Cincinnati. Contact us if you’re interested in caravaning there!


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