Dear Crabby, How Do I Entertain My Family on a Budget?

Dear Crabby, With all the construction going on, well, everywhere, my husband and I have decided to stick pretty close to home this summer. Now all we need to do is find something to keep the family entertained on a budget. Do you have any great ideas? Thanks! Helen Homebody Dear Mrs. Homebody, Ahh, yes. I had another reader recently with a conundrum similar to yours. Although I got the sense she was really trying to figure out how to keep her kids busy and out of her hair for the … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight Fun Begins June 13!

Grab the family and head to Downtown Rochester on Saturday, June 13 for the kick off the popular Movies in the Moonlight. This season there will be four fun filled nights of movies spread across three summer months! The 2015 Movies Schedule is: June 13: Paddington (PG) Presented by Edward Jones July 11: Jurassic Park (PG-13) Presented by Goldfish Swim School July 25: Big Hero 6 (PG) Presented by Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc. August 8: The Lego Movie (PG) Presented by … [Read more...]

Spend your summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales and Movies in the Moonlight

Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales and the kick‐off for Downtown Rochester’s Movies in the Moonlight series. Back for its 59th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick‐off on Thursday, July 10 and the 13th season of Movies in the Moonlight kicks off on Saturday, July 12. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their summer weekends”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Both Sidewalk Sales and … [Read more...]

Back by popular demand—Junk in the Trunk

Due to the overwhelming success of this summer’s Junk in the Trunk, a fall date has been selected. Junk in the Trunk registration is now open for Saturday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in downtown Rochester. “The summer Junk in the Trunk was a huge success,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “Since the event in June, we’ve had an overwhelming number of participants and attendees ask if we … [Read more...]

Coming Soon: Movies in the Moonlight

Join downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 13 as we kick off the 12th season of Movies in the Moonlight. This season there will be four fun filled nights of movies! Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)! Popcorn, candy, … [Read more...]

Donate Non-Perishable Food at Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has partnered with the Rochester Community Kitchen to collect non-Perishable food donations during the spectacular Movies in the Moonlight! You can drop off your donations during each of the Movies in the Moonlight dates at the donation box located near the Third Street entrance. Donations are also being accepted through September at Rochester’s Farmer’s Market, located at East Third and Water Street, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight = Six Nights of Family Fun!

The 11th season of Movies in the Moonlight is full of blockbuster hits and fun for all ages – and this year it’s super-sized with six nights of movies. The 2012 Movies Schedule is: June 30: Puss In Boots (Rated PG), Presented by Moon River Soap Company July 7: Captain America (Rated PG-13) July 14: Hugo (Rated PG), Presented by The Robot Garage July 21: Dolphin Tale (Rated PG), Presented by Dairy Queen of Rochester July 28: The Help (Rated PG-13) August 4: The Smurfs (Rated … [Read more...]