YUP July 29, 2014

This Friday: Open the Gates @ St. Joseph’s Park

In conjunction with the Rochester Improvement Society, The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) present Open the Gates @ St. Joseph’s Park on Friday, August 1st. St. Joseph’s Park, the remains of a church that burned in 1975 and was converted to an urban park, will officially re-open its gates to the public on First Friday. The YUP-sponsored event will include: music, munchies, lawn games, and St. Joe’s Mo’s (mojitos). Photography by Richard Margolis will also be on display. The event is free and open to the public!

This event is sponsored by Abundance Cooperative Market. Generous funding for repairs at St. Joseph’s Park provided by the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Davenport-Hatch Foundation. Landscape services provided by Ted Collins Tree & Landscape.

Friday, August 1st | 7-10 PM | St. Joseph’s Park, northeast corner of Pleasant St. & N. Clinton Ave. | FREE!

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View from the Top: 2014 Inside Downtown Tour


The 2014 Inside Downtown Tour is coming to a neighborhood near you September 12-13. The Inside Downtown Tour visits re-purposed spaces, renovated homes, lovingly preserved places, and newly built sites. Basically, we get you “in” on the latest urban living trends. Why are we calling it “View from the Top?” There are an extraordinary number of penthouses opening for us, plus the view from the top of One East Avenue is unequaled at any other site. You’ll have all of Rochester (and a good portion of Monroe County) at your feet. Some of the other sites include: Temple Building, Sibley Building, and One Eleven on East.

The YUPs will be staffing a tour stop at one of these fabulous sites and we’re looking for volunteers! So, if you fancy yourself a YUP and are looking for ways to get involved, email Caitlin Meives. (We’ll be taking on Saturday 9/13–you can choose the 10:30-1:30 or 1-4 shift.) Volunteers gets 2 free Tour tickets and are invited to attend a YUP kickoff party Friday, 9/12 at The Sagamore.

Bikes, Beer & Buildings a huge success!


Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Bike Scavenger Hunt! Over 20 teams joined us to bike around the city for a few hours and drink a few beers. Check out the photos on Facebook.


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