Rochester Things to Do

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    Walking down Park Avenue.

    by nuker Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Beautiful Steet (which I used to live off of) that has nice stores and houses to look at. This is kind of a trendy neighborhood where college students and post-college students live. Many of the homes were built in the early 20th century.

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    Visit Highland Park, and or...

    by nuker Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Visit Highland Park, and or the Lilac Festival. This festival displays Rochester's world famous collection of Lilacs during the month of May.

    The park has about 1,200 Lilac bushes with around 500 varieties. These range from the deepest purple to pure white. This festival is one of the reasons why Rochester is known as the 'Flower City'

    **Rochester also known as the 'Flour City' due to all of the flour it once produced.
    Usaully a pleasant time of the year (it can snow and has though) to walk throught he park. The Lilacs are really beautiful to look at, as well as all the gardens and collections of flowers.

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  • See the Laser Show at Brown's...

    by joanned Updated Aug 24, 2002

    See the Laser Show at Brown's Race (near downtown and shown in the Genesee River Gorge --- an awesome experience. and FREE. Get there early to get a spot on the railing (You stand on a bridge to watch it) Great for kids, also.

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    Every year Rochester has a...

    by 1sassyfemme Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Every year Rochester has a Lilac Festival. It's so pretty to see the lilac blossoms floating on the breeze and the whole town virtually smells like lilacs too. The weather is so nice at this time of year; a welcome break from winter.

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  • Sightseeing: George Eastman...

    by lmci Written Aug 24, 2002

    Sightseeing: George Eastman Home - worthwhile on its own as one of America's 'gracious homes' and for insight into founder of Eastman Kodak; Margaret Strong Museum - for collection of toys and dolls particularly, collection generally in 'fun' setting

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    Summer = Festivals

    by rdywenur Updated Aug 20, 2011
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    Rochester has many festivals and two of my most favorite are Cornhiil Arts Festival and Park Ave Festival

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Festivals

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    Artwalk

    by rdywenur Written Aug 9, 2007

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    View of University looking down toards Atlantic
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    This is not far from the Museum district. Many little shops, galleries. A fun place to visit. And a few blocks away from Park Avenue, Rochesters' own Soho district.

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    Lilac Festival at Highland Park

    by rdywenur Written May 23, 2004

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    Magnolia Blossoms

    Rochester is also known for its beautiful flowers and for Highland Park. Here is where the Lilac Festival is held in May of each year.

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    Used to be FIRESIDE LOUNGE...now Hunan Wok

    by Michael_D Updated Jul 31, 2003

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    memories of disco dancing and bar fights LOL

    This used to be the Fireside...the local bar we all snuck into in our teens and didnt leave untill our 20s.

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    View of Sears from Monroe High 2003

    by Michael_D Written Jul 31, 2003

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    no students...just boarded windows and memories

    This is the view of the parking lot at the defunct and boarded up SEARS where fellow MHSer Mike VanOrsdale and I agree we honed our shoplifting skills in the "old days". LOL

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    The Lilac Festival

    by Maples01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    ....ahhh can you smell then already? This is the best event to attend in the Spring! From the vendors to the food to the lilacs, it is a fun time. See the web site for current dates and events.

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