Cinematic Movie Characters Come to Life in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester’s fifth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Science Fiction, including timeless favorites such as Ghost Busters and Star Wars.

Rochester Posed

Rochester Posed

“This is a must see event that appeals to people of all ages,” said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “The participating businesses put a lot of time and creative effort into making their windows come alive.” 

Enjoy a night of strolling, shopping, dining & live mannequins. Nearly twenty businesses will participate in Rochester Posed. Each business will depict a different science fiction movie using live mannequins in their storefront windows. Live mannequins will be revealed at 7:00 p.m. and will remain posed until 9:00 pm.

  • 2nd Street Studio of Dance
  • @ Home Furniture
  • Arterra Realty
  • Aurum Design
  • Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry
  • Holy Cannoli’s
  • LeConte Fine Menswear
  • MI State of Mind
  • O’Connor’s Public House
  • Oliver Simone Salon
  • Retro Fitness Rochester
  • Rochester Sportscards and Memorabilia
  • Simply the Best Boutique
  • South Street Skateshop
  • The Funky Frog Children’s Resale Boutique
  • The Ski Company Ltd.
  • The Urban Merchant
  • Tutus & Tendus
  • WHOO Upscale Resale for a Cause

The public will vote for their favorite live mannequin display. Text-to-vote will be available from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Specific details will be listed at each of the participating locations, as well as the event program. We will announce top three winning window on Friday, October 6. The winning business will receive a certificate and bragging rights.  Each window will remain a “surprise” until the unveiling on October 5. For more information, call 248-656-0060 or visit

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