Snowmen in Downtown Rochester

This holiday season, Downtown Rochester will host the Snowman Stroll, a public art event featuring twelve 5’ fiberglass snowman along Main Street, designed by local artists and sponsored by local businesses. The Snowman Stroll will debut in late November and be on display through January 15, 2023. “Everyone remembers The Ewe Revue and is always asking when we will have another public art event,” said Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Debuts Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to introduce the Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award. The award seeks to recognize a member of our downtown that embodies the community pride, spirit and love of Rochester that Bill demonstrated every day since he opened his business, Lipuma’s Coney Island in 1969. “This award is a true honor for my father and our whole family”, stated Tony Lipuma, son of the late Bill Lipuma.  “This man loved our city and loved serving the people of … [Read more...]

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Music in the Park Concert Closes the Popular Series

Pop into Rochester Municipal Park on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m., for the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) annual “Pops” concert. This final program in Kiwanis’ “Music in the Park” series is its most popular. The park is located at 400 6th St, Rochester, MI. Join music director Zeljko Milicevic as he moves you from patriotic songs with soprano Kristy Barnes to a Motown Medley; from Aaron Copland’s “Outdoor Adventure” to themes from “Jurassic Park.”  “Music in the Park” … [Read more...]

Rochester 10-Year-Old Gets Book Distribution Deal in Meijer Stores Across Five States

From new shoes and clothes to school supplies, a new backpack, and more, kindergarten is a big day for children of all nationalities and backgrounds. In her debut book of the series, Nyla’s First Day of Kindergarten, Nyla Johnson chronicles one little girl’s journey from daycare to full-time school. From meeting her teacher and making new friends, to playground fun and reading new books, join Nyla and friends on her first day’s journey into the world of kindergarten. Nyla, who will be a fifth … [Read more...]

Rewolds Sell Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester

Royal Park Hotel announces a definitive agreement to transfer ownership to an affiliate of Fairwood Capital. Moving forward, the hotel will be managed by Davidson Hospitality Group under Pivot, their lifestyle operating vertical. Since 2004, Royal Park Hotel has been a staple in the Rochester community and southeast Michigan. The boutique hotel features 143 guest rooms, over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and PARK 600, their locally crafted restaurant offering a variety of seasonal … [Read more...]

Pedal the Past History Bike Tour June 30

Bike Riders and History Lovers Unite The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and the Rochester Hills Museum host a bike ride through Rochester's past and visit historical sites around downtown. Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester's story. Attendees may register for one of six time slots between 6:00-7:30 p.m. on June 30. Each slot will accommodate up to 12 riders. Tours are approximately three miles long. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration … [Read more...]

Arbor Day with the Rochester Tree Committee

The Rochester Tree Committee celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day last month. The City of Rochester participated with activities and tree plantings in the Rochester Municipal Park to honor the role trees play in building a healthy community and beautifying our city. In addition, Rochester has been honored as a “Tree City” by Tree City USA for eight consecutive years. The City of Rochester has prioritized trees in our community through the work of the Tree Committee. The committee is … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents a ‘Fountain of Inspiration’

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents "Fountain of Inspiration," its final concert of the 2021-2022 season, scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester, MI. This concert celebrates winners of the RSO's Young Artist Competitions, 2020-2022. This year's winner is violinist Betti Kelley, an Ethiopian American violinist from Lenexa, Kansas. She is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studying … [Read more...]

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Welcomes the Spring Equinox with Music

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Zeljko Milicevic, invites you to its Sunday, March 20 Spring concert, “Moments in Music,” at 3:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester, MI.  Oboe soloist Dr. Ann Lemke, professor of music at Oakland University, performs Albinoni’s “Concerto in D Minor.” Other light selections include Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik” and Britten’s playful “Simple Symphony.”  Dr. Lemke’s latest CD will also be … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow will take place on Friday, January 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 15 from 12 noon – 9:00 p.m. The Snowglow will include over 40 ice sculptures lining the streets, an ice carving competition on W. 4th Street, marshmallow roasting with the Lions’ Club on E. 3rd, shopping, fireworks each night and of course, The Big, Bright Light Show. This is year’s ice sculpture theme is “Safari." Family and friends will see safari animals including … [Read more...]