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Parking and the comp plan
Moira Lemperle, writing on behalf of the Monroe Avenue Merchants Association, objects to the city’s plan to eliminate parking requirements from the zoning code. It is ironic that the Merchants Association wants to keep a regulation that most of its members don’t comply with. Most of the storefronts on Monroe Avenue don’t have off-street parking. Every time a new business opens, it must apply for a zoning variance. While the variances are almost always granted, they create extra paperwork for the merchants, the city, and the neighbors, and the area seems to function just fine without the extra parking. Were existing regulations to actually be enforced, we would need to bulldoze half the neighborhood to build parking lots. As a resident, that’s the last thing I want. Ultimately, if the merchants think it is important to provide offstreet parking to their customers, they will still be free to do so. DANIEL GILDEA, ROCHESTER
As someone who is deeply concerned about climate change, I am encouraged by the vision for Rochester’s future described in the draft Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan. 2 CITY
Change is coming to Rochester, whether we like it or not. If we act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to a clean-energy economy, and prepare for the inevitable impacts of global warming, Rochester has the potential to thrive over the coming decades. If we fail to implement effective, systems-level climate solutions in a timely manner, the consequences will be unspeakably grave. With this in mind, I have been following the response to the proposed Comprehensive Plan with great interest. For example, some residents and business owners are concerned about how zoning changes will impact the availability of parking spaces. Though their fears may be warranted to some degree, I would argue that our long-term safety and prosperity as a community depends on bold action to dramatically reduce the number of cars on our roads, and that limiting the availability of parking spaces can help to move us in that direction. Of course, that can’t be the only strategy we use to transform our transportation system. We’ll need to make it easier and safer for people to walk, bike, and take public transit, which the Comprehensive Plan addresses. Residents can also help by choosing to frequent neighborhood businesses and send their children to neighborhood schools. We’ve reached the point where climate impacts need to be part of the calculus in every decision we make. As individuals, we have the opportunity to make a positive difference with every plant-based meal we eat, light switch we turn off, plastic bag we refuse,
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food scrap we compost, candidate we elect, etc. The decisions our elected leaders make on our behalf are even more impactful, so it’s important that we support their efforts to implement effective climate solutions, even when those solutions aren’t perfect. Change is coming to Rochester, so we have to ask ourselves whether we prefer fewer parking spaces or more extreme storms, meat with every meal or a reliable food system that provides adequate nutrition for everyone, wind turbines blocking our views of the lake or children suffering from asthma due to air pollution from fossil fuel combustion. That may sound rather bleak and dramatic, but it’s what the science says we can expect if we don’t act now to stabilize our climate. Personally, I am glad that our City government is planning to act. ABIGAIL MCHUGH-GRIFA, ROCHESTER
McHugh-Grifa is executive director of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition.
Is Trump a racist?
No doubt there will be plenty of pushback to what I regard as Brian McKenzie’s thoughtful statements against defining the president as a racist and purveyor of hate (Feedback). But I hope such ideas can help lower the temperature about discussion of racism in our times and where and in whom to call it out. Yes, I am a Republican and also a regular viewer of Fox News. I silently seconded the statements of frequently snarky and annoying Greg Gutfeld’s on “The Five” recently. “Racism is a theme in this country where the demand
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for it exceeds the supply – therefore the left and the media need to invent it.. The writer John McWhorter has also noted in “Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion”: “There are plenty of people, especially white people, who believe that racism is a simple binary and that they dwell on the better side of it.” And author Ken Stern adds in “Republican Like Me; How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right”: “The fact that the educated elites, whose status and economic positioning are not challenged by increased immigration, have tried to enforce a cultural norm supporting immigration and multi-culturalism as an alloyed good (and that objections to it must come from some latent racism) has not helped matters terribly much.” We can all benefit, in my view, by tackling these issues without being driven by virtue-signaling and name-calling, which I think arises from fear on both sides of the divide, and also with some calm modicum of understanding about the frailties of our inherited human nature and what to do about them. I respect the views of Mr. McKenzie and his efforts to define them and also the fairness of City in publishing them.
In response to Brian Mckenzie’s essay on why Donald Trump is not racist: I say, “Can you come up with something else. This banal trope is as old as the structure of racism itself. And as we approach 2020, we are better served using our time to advocate for antiracism and a dismantling of the white supremacy culture that has allowed tone-deaf ideologies espoused in this “opinion” piece to proliferate in 2019. We are definitely better served using our time, words, and energy educating and enlightening those whose privilege has allowed them to passively benefit from the system of racism even though they themselves may not explicitly do or say anything racist. Donald Trump has never been part of this group and has decades of evidence showing how he has not only benefited from the system of racism but espoused it in very explicit ways (despite having hired a black woman in the past). If you cannot see how many of Donald’s Trump’s public comments, tweets, actions, and ways of being are racist, xenophobic, sexist, misogynist, ableist, and much more, then your perspective is most likely just as problematic as his.
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
After 48 years with CITY… With this column, I turn over the leadership of CITY’s editorial team to our new editor, David Andreatta, something I’m doing with a lot of enthusiasm. It’s a significant step under CITY’s new ownership by WXXI Public Broadcasting. (I’ll continue helping with the transition through October.) It’s also a significant step in journalism, we believe. As newspapers in their printed form face enormous challenges, with large staff layoffs and reduction in content, this is a move in the other direction: toward more content and new approaches. Wedding the resources of CITY, WXXI’s radio and television stations, the Little Theatre(s), and our multiple online platforms gives us new ways to cover important developments and tell stories. CITY will not simply duplicate WXXI’s content and vice versa. We’ll share stories when it’s appropriate and run different stories as we’ve been doing, and each of us will maintain our own identity. But combined, we’ll be far greater than our individual parts. This is, as WXXI’s Norm Silvestein has said, what journalism should be. And importantly, the journalism that CITY and WXXI have been producing will continue, serving a community that has great challenges and great potential. I worry about those challenges, particularly since they are the same ones – many of them more severe – that the Greater Rochester area was facing when we began CITY 48 years ago. We’re still not fulfilling our responsibility to address poverty, racism, sprawl, social justice, and a host of other problems. We talk a lot about them. We form a lot of committees to address them. Then we get bored. Or timid. Or short-sighted. Or all of those. And the committees and the protests and the good intentions peter out. I’m not entirely pessimistic. While some of the activists’ groups that have fought for progress have aged and disappeared, others are still hard at work, and new ones have started. And it’s hard to exaggerate their importance. Yes, some efforts are misguided. But many aren’t. Our early stories included extensive coverage of the state’s plan to build a major, multi-lane expressway through the Swillburg and Highland Park neighborhoods, connecting the southern suburbs to downtown Rochester. A group
The journalism that CITY and WXXI have been producing continues, serving a community that has great challenges and great potential. of environmentalists and southeast city residents fought it and won, strengthening that area of the city in the process. A similar group of residents, joined by downtown business leaders, successfully halted the University of Rochester’s discussion of moving the Eastman School of Music to the River Campus. That kind of activism has continued, throughout the city and the region, every year for CITY’s 48 years. This is an activist region, and we’re all significantly better for it. News media like this one cover those efforts, but the success, and the community’s progress, is due to the activists. I’m grateful to WXXI’s leadership and its board for the commitment they showed – to journalism and to their community – when they added CITY to their media family. And I’m enormously grateful to everyone who has brought CITY to this moment: a long list of dedicated writers, designers, salespeople, circulation managers, delivery folks, and business managers who have shared their talent with us; the businesses and institutions and individuals who used CITY to get their messages to our readers; members of our board of directors, who have counseled, raised money, and lost sleep for us; our longtime landlord on Goodman Street; our bankers, printers, and other businesses that have been with us along the way; and most especially, our readers, city and suburban, liberal and conservative. CITY is very much your creation. And it’s been an incredible honor, for both Bill and me, to be a part of CITY’s life with you.
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Dems seek more spots for early voting
Democrats, including County Executive candidate Adam Bello and County Legislator Vince Felder, want Monroe County to provide funding for additional early-voting sites. Legislature President Joe Carbone, however, rejected legislation Felder submitted seeking $224,000 for an additional eight sites. County Board of Elections officials have designated seven polling sites for early voting, only one of which is in the City of Rochester. Monroe County will have one polling site for every 65,000 voters, which gives it one of the worst per-capita ratios in the state, Bello and Felder said last week. Erie County, by contrast, has 37 locations for a ratio of one site per 17,000 voters. This is the first year New York State has early voting, which will take place from Saturday, October 26, through Sunday, November 3. Locations and hours are available at monroecounty.gov/elections-earlyvoting.
Former officer gets probation
Michael Sippel, the former Rochester police officer convicted of assaulting Christopher Pate during a May 2018 arrest, was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. City Court Judge Thomas Rainbow Morse, who had found Sippel guilty of third-degree misdemeanor assaultl, said during the sentencing that Sippel’s judgment the day of the confrontation was clouded by post-traumatic stress from his time in the Army. S ippel and his partner were patrolling the area of Bloss Street and Fulton Avenue when they happened upon Pate and wrongly identified him as a fugitive. In pursuing Pate, Sippel punched him in the face and caused him to suffer a facial fracture. Morse reportedly said PTSD was not “an excuse” for the assault, but urged the Rochester Police Department to foster programs that help officers deal with trauma they experience on the job.
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DEVELOPMENT | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Colgate neighbors sue over development
Developer Angelo Ingrassia wants to build two new four-story apartment buildings on the former Colgate campus, but a lawsuit filed by neighbors could halt the project. FILE PHOTO
A group of residents near the former Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus are suing to stop local developer Angelo Ingrassia and his company, ROC Goodman, from moving forward with his plan to develop the site. The Colgate Neighbors group and several individually named neighbors of the project filed the lawsuit against the city, City Council, the city’s manager of zoning, Ingrassia and his development company, and the divinity school. The city recently rezoned the Colgate property from an Institutional Planned Development District to a Planned Development District, a change that will allow for a more flexible design and use of the property. The neighbors’ lawsuit, which was filed in Monroe County Supreme Court, seeks to annul that zoning change. The lawsuit also challenges the city’s environmental review of the project and its conclusion that the proposed development wouldn’t have an adverse impact. Ingrassia agreed to buy the 22-acre historic site more than a year ago and
he later promised not to develop the sweeping hillside on South Goodman Street and Highland Avenue, a major concession to nearby residents and neighborhood associations. He has also worked closely with the Landmark Society of Western New York on his plans for the historic site. Montgomery House, Swasey Library, Colgate Memorial Chapel, Strong Hall, Jones Hall, Trevor Hall, and Eaton Hall were designated as a city landmark in 2017. James Gamble Rogers designed the buildings’ Collegiate Gothic architecture and Alling DeForest designed the landscape. But during multiple neighborhood meetings, Ingrassia said that repairing and maintaining the existing five buildings would require a long-term revenue stream. He said he was considering marketing the buildings as office space, conference and banquet rooms, and a senior living facility. He also planned to construct two new four-story apartment buildings, each with 52 units. One would have underground parking. continues on page XX
From September 20 through 27, participants in global climate strikes will demand urgent, aggressive action on climate change. Two University of Rochester students have organized a September 20 event on the campus, while climate and social justice groups have organized a citywide strike for September 27.
ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Climate strikes come to Rochester The seriousness of climate change, now more accurately called global climate disruption, increases by the day. And that’s the case whether you look at it as an environmental and ecological issue, a political issue, a social justice concern, or an economic factor. The increasing urgency for governments, institutions, and individuals to act on climate change is behind the movement for a week of global climate strikes, which will take place from September 20 through September 27. The strikes coincide with the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York City, which will take place September 21 through 23. Two students at the University of Rochester, Ashley Bardhan, a senior, and Zophia Dadlez, a junior, have organized a September 20 climate strike on their campus. The action, which starts at 11 a.m. in Wilson Commons, will take the form of a teach-in. Speakers, including UR professors as well as representatives from the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition and the Pachamama Alliance, will discuss different aspects of climate change, Bardhan says. Climate change is a “deep and multifaceted issue” influenced by power
structures and capitalism, Bardhan says. Many people may not be aware that meaningful action on climate involves more than presenting a plan to a government and having government enact it, she says. Knowledge, Bardhan says, can help people take meaningful action themselves. “I just want to highlight the power of knowing things with this event,” Bardhan says. Community members, not just UR students, are welcome at the event, Bardhan says. Metro Justice will hold a climate strikerelated event on September 20 for its members and anyone from the public who’s interested. It’s preparing a Rochester for Energy Democracy campaign and will give a presentation followed by a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. in its community room at the Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street. (Metro Justice is located inside of Door 7.) The organization especially wants to attract volunteers to help shape the campaign and roll it out. Its focus will be on transitioning to a 100 percent renewable energy system that’s focused on benefiting communities and the environment instead of making profits for energy companies, Sharma says.
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It’ll also stress the importance of finding ways to help fossil fuel industry workers move into green jobs and ensuring that lowincome communities and communities of color benefit from jobs in the green economy, Sharma says. The Rochester Climate Strike, which is the biggest of the UR senior Ashley Bardhan: Meaningful action on climate involves local events, will happen more than presenting a plan to a government . on Saturday, September PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON 27, starting at 3:30 example: New York State, which set a goal p.m. outside of Rochester City Hall, 30 of being carbon neutral by 2050, should Church Street. Several local organizations instead make aggressive efforts to be carbon — including Metro Justice, the Rochester neutral by 2027. People’s Climate Coalition, Hope Climate “Our overall message is that every level Movement and other youth climate of government needs to do more and needs groups, and SEIU1199 — have been to do it faster,” Sharma says. New York organizing the rally and march. It’s open to State has a chance to be a leader. the public. The climate strike will also stress the The march will make several stops, and importance of community action on climate, at each location organizers will read off a and of the need for individuals to get set of actions they want institutions and involved in collective climate action efforts. governments to take. Neither the specific “We really want to communicate locations nor the demands have been a sense of urgency and necessity,” released yet. But Sharma did offer one Sharma says.
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At a press conference last week, Alliance members said they’re optimistic about the results of the Locust Club’s suit. (From left: Phyllis Harmon, Ted Forsyth, Wanda Wilson, and Markeisha Jackson.) PHOTO BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
POLICE | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Police union sues to stop referendum Plans for a Police Accountability Board could be in jeopardy because of a lawsuit filed last week by the Rochester police officers’ union. The Locust Club wants a judge to block a November referendum on the board’s creation. The union; its president, Mike Mazzeo; and its treasurer, Kevin Sizer; are suing the City of Rochester, Mayor Lovely Warren, City Council, and the Monroe County Board of Elections. The suit was filed in state Supreme Court. In May, City Council approved legislation creating the board and setting a public referendum, which state law required because it transfers discipline authority from the mayor and police chief to the accountability board. Council’s action, the result of decades of effort by reform activists, was a significant one. While for years, Rochester’s Civilian Review Board has reviewed cases involving charges of officer misconduct, the board doesn’t conduct its own investigations. And it’s not involved in decisions about officer discipline. If the accountability board referendum were to pass, city officials would form a ninemember civilian board with broad powers, the most controversial being discipline. Currently, the police chief has that authority, and the 6 CITY
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Locust Club says the change violates state law. And the union argues that Council’s legislation violates state law in several other ways. The accountability board would create a disciplinary matrix setting the discipline for specific levels of misconduct, and the board could override the police chief ’s objections about it. The board would also conduct officers’ disciplinary hearings. The union says the legislation violates:
• The state’s Civil Service law, which gives the mayor or a designee (the police chief) the power to make decisions about discipline; • The state’s Taylor Law, which gives public employees the right to negotiate their terms and conditions of employment with the city; • The state constitution, which gives public employees the right to collective bargaining. • A state law that says terms of union contracts remain in effect until a new contract is agreed to; the current contract includes provisions that Council’s legislation would change. • The City Charter, which gives the mayor the power to appoint members of all city boards. In Council’s legislation, Council and the Police Accountability Board Alliance, a community organization,
Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo: He, the union treasurer, and the union are suing the city, Mayor Lovely Warren, City Council, and the Board of Elections. FILE PHOTO
would appoint members of the accountability board. The union also argues that the charter gives City Council the authority to create only advisory boards, not boards with substantial power. Because it violates state law and the City Charter, the union argues, Council’s legislation couldn’t go into effect, even if voters approved the referendum in November. That makes the referendum “purely advisory,” the union says, “and therefore impermissible.” The Rochester school board made a
similar argument in its recent fight against a referendum promoted by Mayor Lovely Warren and approved by City Council. That referendum could have bolstered Warren’s push to have the state remove the school board and take over district operations for several years. The district argued that since only the state can remove a school board, the referendum was advisory, which state law prohibits. The state Appellate Division agreed with the district, and the referendum won’t be on the November ballot. If the Police Accountability Board referendum meets a similar fate, there’s a possibility that City Council could revise its legislation and try again. In fact, in late December last year – shortly before City Council released an initial draft of its legislation, Mayor Lovely Warren introduced her own legislation creating a Police Accountability Board. In her version, the board would have had significantly more power than the current Civilian Review Board has. It would have the power to conduct its own investigations, for instance; it would establish levels of discipline for officers’ misconduct; and it would recommend changes to the RPD’s policies and procedures.
But Warren’s legislation did not give the Accountability Board the authority to impose discipline. Warren was adamant about that omission; she was certain that giving the board that authority would not withstand a court suit, and the city’s attorney agreed with her. Activists who had pushed for that power conducted an intense lobbying campaign, and City Council held Warren’s proposal in committee and passed the law creating the stronger board. Warren’s legislation is still alive; if the Locust Club wins its suit and the referendum isn’t on the ballot in November, City Council could bring Warren’s version out of committee and vote on it. The Warren administration has declined to comment on the Locust Club suit or on the future of her legislation in Council, citing the pending litigation. But even her slightly weaker version of an accountability board could face challenges; the Locust Club suit cites problems with several aspects that are in Warren’s and Council’s version. Some criminal-justice experts and public officials who support stronger police oversight maintain that the only way to get it is by changing state law. But in the unionfriendly state legislature, that may be an even bigger challenge. At a press conference last Friday, leaders of the Police Accountability Board Alliance said they weren’t surprised by the Locust Club’s lawsuit, although they said they hadn’t expected it to be filed before the referendum. While the suit means that creation of an accountability board could be tied up in court for a year or two, they said they’re optimistic that the court will rule in Council’s favor. Alliance members are continuing to hold events and canvass city neighborhoods in support of the referendum.
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The neighbors lay out several concerns in their lawsuit, most of which involve the new construction and how, they argue, it will impact their properties. They say that the project will result in a loss of privacy, noise pollution, light pollution, traffic congestion, loss of trees, soil erosion, and endangerment of numerous forms of wildlife in the area. The lawsuit also claims that the city’s zoning manager failed to take a hard look at the serious environmental impact the project would have on the site’s steep slopes and glacial moraine, which are unique geological features. The development creates risks for land shifts, soil erosion, and storm water runoff changes, it argues. Mindy Lee Zoghlin, attorney for the Neighbors, was critical of the city’s decision to rezone the site. The decision to rezone should be made in the context of its impact on the community, she says. “What you have here is a situation where comprehensive planning is being done to satisfy the needs of an individual developer instead of what is good for the community,” Zoghlin says. She notes that the city didn’t even include the site in the draft of its 2034 Comprehensive Plan, which was recently presented to City Council. Colgate still owns the property, which is the reason it was named in the suit. What effect the suit will have on the sale of the property isn’t clear. Colgate was taken by surprise, says Thomas McDade Clay, special assistant to the school’s president. “We’ve been working with the neighbors all along,” he says. That involved working with nearly a dozen neighborhood associations, various municipal offices, and residents who live near the campus. “It isn’t like we’re dealing with one group of people,” he says. “We chose this developer because we were confident he would be sensitive and listen to everyone’s concerns.” An earlier contract with Top Capital to purchase the campus fell through. It should be clear to everyone by now that whoever takes possession of the property is going to soon need significant revenue from it, McDade Clay says. “The worst thing would be that the property continues to decline because it could soon reach a point where no one will have the money to do the repairs and develop it in a way that makes a profit to preserve it,” McDade Clay says. “The status quo won’t work.”
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URBAN ACTION This week’s call to action includes the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.)
Architecture and justice in urban America
The University of Rochester Humanities Center will present a lecture on architecture and justice by Bryan Lee Jr. on Thursday, September 19. Lee is the recipient of the 2013 American Institute of Architects’ Diversity Recognition Award and in 2015 he received the Next City Vanguard Fellowship. He is the founding organizer of the Design Justice Platform and organized the Design as Protest National Day of Action. His lecture is part of the center’s “Communities” series and will be held at the UR’s Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus,
in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, at 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit shows nuclear horror
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County has the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on display through September 28. The extensive display includes images and artifacts from those affected by the bombings in 1945, and it’s located on the second floor of the Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Avenue. There will also be a rare opportunity to listen to Sadae Kasaoka, an atomic bomb survivor — or “hibakusha” — talk about her experience at noon on Thursday, September 19, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library,115 South Avenue.
African-American culture’s link to nature
The Genesee Land Trust and the Sierra Club Rochester Regional Group will present “Diversity, Equity, And Leadership Outdoors,” a lecture by Rue Mapp, on Thursday, September 19. Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a network that connects African-American people and communities to nature. The event will be held at Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus Street. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the event at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required: www. geneseelandtrust.org/ special-events.
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Jerk oxtail, rice and beans, and sweet plantain at Pan-Cart on East Main Street. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON
A pan-Jamaican feast Pan-Cart 1531 EAST MAIN STREET MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 11 A.M. TO 8 P.M.; THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. 434-5100; FACEBOOK.COM/PANCART18 [ REVIEW ] BY CHRIS THOMPSON
The second I saw the Pan-Cart, Inc. logo — a modified red, green, and yellow barrel grill affixed to a large hand cart — I knew this was going to be some good food. I saw the business’s sandwich board sign as I looked for parking near its East Main Street building, which is in the same neighborhood as La Olla Criolla. I didn’t even get through Pan-Cart’s vestibule before being enveloped in the scents of curry and jerk seasoning and sweet plantains stewing in their respective pans, waiting for a customer to choose them.
As soon as I entered, an older gentleman greeted me with a big smile and a hello. The space is small, but there is room for two four-seater tables, a drink fridge, and a large screen TV affixed to the wall that was playing news, but I would wager it plays some football (sorry: “soccer)” matches whenever they are cheduled. Pan-Cart reminds me of the Jamaican joints I would frequent in Queens and in West Baltimore: cozy, perfect spots for getting a big takeaway order for a decent price, but where the door is always open to sit and chat with whoever is in the dining area, be it employee or patron. From behind the counter, owner Blake Stewart paused working on seasoning some ribs to greet me and take my order. He stood tall and proud in his black polo shirt that was highlighted with two bold congruent yellow and green stripes (the colors of the Jamaican Flag) going across the left side of the trunk.
The name “Pan-Cart” comes from the hand carts that are a common sight in Jamaica. People use them all the time for transporting their wares and they would be modified accordingly — even Stewart had one as a child. Some toted a barrel grill, and merchants sold prepared food straight off the grill. So the PanCart logo is both nostalgia for Jamaica and the promise of simple, good food for Rochesterians. I didn’t take much time determining what I wanted. That curry that I’d been smelling was calling me, but I still browsed the menu just in case something else popped out. This may be shallow of me, but I tend to judge my neighborhood take-away spot by whether they have a white board menu, which Pan-Cart has. Though they have an extensive printed menu, Stewart ensures that everything in print is also written out neatly on the board, along with any specials. The joy of this is seeing what has been scratched
out due to selling out, which is a reminder that next time I’d best come early to get that higherdemand item. Fortunately, the meal I wanted was still available: a medium-sized box of curry chicken with rice and beans, steamed cabbage, plantains, and a dumpling on the side ($10). How he packed so much food into a medium box is beyond me, but I am not complaining. The chicken was so tender, even the grizzle nearly melted in my mouth. I made short work of it and the rice, and the dumpling was a perfect way to sop up the remaining stew from my nearly empty box. Tearing into my meal brought me back to my college days when we would pick up a box from the Jamaican shop for “thought fuel” on our way to group all-night cramming session for our engineering projects that were due at the crack of dawn. That food was a stress reliever, as is Pan-Cart’s. The key to making the chicken so tender and full of flavor is marinating it in the curry seasoning for at least two days, Stewart informed me. When cooking it, he thickens the gravy with potato so that it doesn’t get too soupy. Even the ribs he was seasoning as I entered will be allowed to marinate a while before they are ready to cook. Stewart said that though he was seasoning the ribs, his parents, primarily his mother does the bulk of the cooking. He is a gatherer of the supplies, he says. And the man who greeted me in the dining area was his father. This is a family business through and through, with family recipes blessing us. I look forward to trying some of the fish dishes, as they are prepared in a similar way, and by the looks of the images on the menu, Stewart’s idea of a “fillet” is my idea of a slab. I can sign onto that. Though this Main Street location for Pan-Cart opened in March 2018, it started as booths and tables at the Webster Market and then at the EMMA community center on Main Street. Stewart got the idea for starting the business from his upbringing and wanting to share food with the community. He spent his early life in southern Jamaica, in Clarendon Parish, where he lived on a farm and was used to having big meals with his family, rich with hearty root vegetables, fruits, and the freshest meats. When Stewart and his parents moved to Rochester to start a new life with his extended family, he still cherished that fresh, farm-totable cuisine, with his ingredients coming directly from their sources to his restaurant. Stewart says his next goal is to diversify his menu even more, and provide more vegan and vegetarian options to the public. rochestercitynewspaper.com
[ ALT-ROCK ] Switchfoot Friday, October 18. Roberts Wesleyan College. Voller Athletic Center Arena. 2301 Westside Dr. $22-$52. 7:30 p.m. 594-6008. roberts.edu/clc; switchfoot.com. [ JAZZ ] Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Wednesday, October 30. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 60 Gibbs St. $39-$99. 7:30 p.m. 274-3000. esm.rochester.edu/theatre; jazz.org/jlco.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TAPAS 177, 177 SAINT PAUL STREET 10 P.M. | FREE | TAPAS177.COM; UPTOWNTANGO.COM [ TANGO ] Uptown Tango is an instrumental duo that combines classical and jazz with original Argentine tango arrangements. Having met by chance as fellow performers, violinist Evan Meccarello and guitarist Seth Sealfon have been playing together as Uptown Tango ever since, releasing an album of demos in 2016 and a debut studio album in 2018. The music is sultry but tasteful, danceable but sophisticated enough for a cocktail lounge setting. Meccarello performs soaring violin melodies filled with heart-wrenching appoggiaturas, accompanied by Sealfon’s staunch rhythm guitar. The small setup allows for an intimate listening experience, as the pair fires off a Spanish-influenced inferno of lively acoustic folk music. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Joe Brucato & The Joyous Noise SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 FLOUR CITY STATION, 170 EAST AVENUE 8 P.M. | $10; AGES 21 AND OVER | FLOURCITYSTATION.COM FACEBOOK.COM/NUMBER44MUSIC [ ROCK ] Joe Brucato & The Joyous Noise is possibly one
of the finest bands to emerge locally. The all-star group – which includes Levi Bennett on drums – fits like a glove around Brucato, a man whose resume reads like a “Who’s who?” of the industry. Brucato’s roots are in Irondequoit, but a Los Angeles music award for his debut album “Swallow All of You” set off a chain reaction that has placed his original songs on television and in the movies. Billy Joe and His Foot will also perform.
— BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
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[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
[ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ]
Reverend Kingfish: House Party of the Damned. The
‘The Big Sound’ Rockshow Records wyattcoin.bandcamp.com
The National Reserve WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8 P.M. | $10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM THENATIONALRESERVE.COM [ ROCK ] Singer-guitarist Sean Walsh has a firm belief in the
power of music to bring people together. Based in Brooklyn, Walsh is backed by guitarist Jon LaDeau, bassist Matthew Stoulil, and drummer Brian Geltner under the moniker The National Reserve. This quartet is a summery party band you’d expect to catch under a beer tent, keeping people dancing all night long. Mixing the throwback country rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival with the early grunge of Pearl Jam, The National Reserve delivers catchy vocal melodies, soft backing harmonies, and twangy guitar solos.
— BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Strfkr THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ANTHOLOGY, 336 EAST AVENUE 8 P.M. | $20; ALL AGES | ANTHOLOGYLIVE.COM; STRFKR.COM [ SYNTH-POP ] Known for ethereally catchy pop struts like
“Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second,” Strfkr was originally given its name as a joke by an early fan. Based in Portland, Oregon, the band began as the brainchild of Joshua Hodges and evolved into a quartet. Strfkr has released five albums since 2008, including its latest album, “Being No One, Going Nowhere” from 2016. The music radiates bouncy, psychedelic indie pop with thumping bass lines, cosmic electronic timbres, and dreamy vocal melodies. Hodges has a soft, high-pitched tenor voice that resembles Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal. Strfkr’s music is hypnotic, danceable, and ultimately soothing. Das Kope will also perform.
— BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Spirit Room, 139 State St. 397-7595. 8 p.m.
Wyatt Coin is a down-home punk, country, and rockabilly quartet currently based in Buffalo. Formed in 2014, the band has since released an EP and two live albums, and has played the vans Warped Tour twice. Wyatt Coin’s first full-length studio album “The Big Sound” – produced and engineered by Jamie McMann – came out on Tuesday, September 17. Vocalist Jordan Schilling sings with a growly vocal delivery, backed by enthusiastic, shouted harmonies, on “The Winner” and “Blood of the Coin.” “Law Dogs” wrangles up images of the Wild West, in which outlaws and lawmen were at odds with each other, while “Calling Hours” is a heartfelt letter to a loved one lost from the opiate epidemic. Wyatt Coin is a backcountry brotherhood that delivers boozy sing-alongs and danceable farmhouse punk anthems. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Moses Rockwell ‘The Unfortunate Case of Mortis Rocksalt’ Self-released mosesrockwell.bandcamp.com
Heavily influenced by John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” Rochester rapper Moses Rockwell brings a sophisticated blend of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop in his beats. Rockwell has put out ten albums since 2012, including his latest, “The Unfortunate Case of Mortis Rocksalt,” which was released in May. Rockwell spits rhymes with intelligent flow and charismatic swagger, throwing out poetic references like a well-versed librarian. “The Unfortunate Case of Mortis Rocksalt” is a candid reaction to societal issues through humorous observations of everyday life. You can hear the grin in his voice as Rockwell recites his inner thoughts on “An Old Yarn” and “Beak Down,” while his crisp articulation is complemented by atmospheric electronic textures on “Mostly Harmless” and “BOB.” “Out to Lunch (Featuring Dezmatic)” and “Ghost Me (Featuring Gary Lamaar)” offer a kaleidoscope of words, turning in and out of each other like interconnected images. Moses Rockwell pulls rhymes from places you didn’t know existed.
Art Axelrod: Opera Oddities.
Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing. 223-9091. 7-9 p.m.
Eastman Wind Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. COUNTRY
Union Redux. Record
Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5-8 p.m. JAZZ
Greece Jazz Band, Al Bruno Trio. Robach Community
Center, 180 Beach Ave. 6 p.m. $2. Margaret Explosion. Little Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7 p.m. The Swooners. 80W, 7 Lawrence St. 730-4046. 7-10 p.m. POP/ROCK
Ayers Brothers Band.
Lincoln Hill Farms, 3792 Rte 247. Canandaigua. lincolnhillfarms.com. 5-7 p.m. $7. Paul Strowe. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 7 p.m. PUNK/HARDCORE
AR-15, Cikada, Just One More, The Slammin’ Gennys.
Rosen Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m. $5. continues on page 13
— BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Concert Listings, Music Reviews, Interviews & more. visit us at rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Cammy Enaharo & Dessert – (left to right) Ryder Eaton, Gary Lamaar, and Cammy Enaharo – will release its new album on Friday, September 21 at UUU Art Collective. PHOTO BY ALEX WEISER
Closer to home Gary Lamaar and Cammy Enaharo & Dessert DUAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 UUU ART COLLECTIVE, 153 STATE STREET 8 P.M | $10 | UUUARTCOLLECTIVE.COM GARYLAMAAR.BANDCAMP.COM CAMMYENAHARO.BANDCAMP.COM [ FEATURE ] BY HASSAN ZAMAN
For Rochester musicians Gary Lamaar and Cammy Enaharo, September is a time to celebrate new artistic creations. With his stint as co-frontman and emcee of the local jazz and hip-hop outfit Claude Bennington’s Fever Dream behind him (the group disbanded after a final show last winter), Lamaar is set to release his third solo album this month. His longtime friend and musical collaborator, singer-songwriter Enaharo, has wrapped a third album of her own, and the 12 CITY SEPTEMBER 18 - 24, 2019
two musicians will release their latest records at a joint show at UUU Art Collective on Saturday, September 21. Enaharo’s craft has evolved since her first release, the 2013 EP “A Different Kind of Comfortable” and the subsequent “From the Garage” from 2015. She frequently performs solo, often with a baritone ukulele and a rare electronic instrument called an omnichord. Additionally, Enaharo is onethird of the Rochester-born band Gold Koa, a progressive indie pop band whose other members Kamara Robideau and Matt Battle are now based in Los Angeles. Lamaar’s first album, entitled “Self-Love,” was released in 2017, complete with a single and music video of the same name. The video looks like his music sounds: earnestly autobiographical and philosophically raw. His next album, “Letters” from 2018, was personable in its message. According to Lamaar’s Bandcamp page, it’s “a collection of missives. Some addressed to friends, some to fam, all addressed to Self.”
Both the release show and the albums will feature other musicians from the local community. On occasion, as is the case for the release show, Enaharo is accompanied by a band. At UUU, Enaharo will be supported by Dessert, a rhythm section duo featuring Eastman School of Music alum Ryder Eaton on bass and Lamaar on drum set. Now feeling more at home with her artistic voice, Enaharo credits Lamaar and Eaton for helping hone in on a tone for the new album, a self-titled release under the updated moniker Cammy Enaharo & Dessert. “I feel a lot more comfortable at this point,” Enaharo says. “And how Gary and Ryder and I work together feels much better than doing it alone. I feel a lot of growth in this album.” Her minimalist and soulful folk songwriting style could readily be likened to artists like Bill Withers and Fiona Apple. “5ive,” a single on Enaharo’s new album, features verses by Lamaar and another local emcee, Moses Rockwell. The collaboration occurring between these artists and the
palette of these compositions feel warm, organic, and familial in its embrace of human experience – like there’s nothing to express but mutual spiritual growth. Enaharo cites songwriters such as Regina Spektor and Lomelda as sources of inspiration, and expresses admiration for her bandmate’s music as well. “I love Ryder’s music,” she says “It’s a huge part of my life at this point.” Both Enaharo and Lamaar are from Rochester originally, beginning their musical journeys in their youth. While attending high school at School Without Walls, Enaharo was gifted her first ukulele by her mother. Along with performing at Boulder Coffee’s popular open mic in the South Wedge, Enaharo credits the online music platform SoundCloud for pushing her to work on her songwriting more sincerely. “I was really connecting with people on SoundCloud,” she says. After being a featured artist on the web site’s homepage, she saw an influx of follows, and continued to trade notes and advice with the supportive community of songwriters on the platform. Lamaar studied drums at School of the Arts, and spent some time studying at New School’s jazz program in Manhattan as well. Since then, he’s been performing, writing, and working on his lyricism and beat production. “I’ve always played drums, or been interested in drums,” he says. “My dad was a DJ, so when I was little. I spun records, and still continue to do so. Music’s always been a part of my life.” The title of Lamaar’s new album is “Freedom Raps.” The opening track of the same name is bookended by the refrain “fleet footed, loose tongue in the street,” establishing the emotional immediacy and quasi-punk ethos apparent throughout the album. His cadence sounds resolute and sovereign, delivering rhymes with a grit similar to emcees like MF DOOM and Talib Kweli. “The theme of the album is living in a way that makes sense to you, even if it doesn’t make sense to others,” Lamaar says about “Freedom Raps.” Aside from being a jazzhead, he’s influenced by contemporary art rap, like that readily found on Bandcamp. Enaharo and Lamaar’s dual album release show at UUU Art Collective will also feature performances from such local musicians as drummer Brendon Caroselli and pianist Philippe Lewalle. In the true, art-gallery spirit of the venue, Atlanta-based visual artist Charity Hamidullah will be presenting her work, as will Hadara Creative Jewelry.
Owen Eichensehr. Fanatics,
7281 W Main St. Lima. 624-2080. 7 p.m. Roomful of Blues. The Riviera, 4 Center St., Geneseo. 481-0036. 7 p.m. $30/$34.
Steve Grills & The Roadmasters. B-Side, 5
Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 8 p.m. COUNTRY MA’AM. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 5:30 p.m. Pete Frank Band. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. 9 p.m.
JAZZ | HARVEY SORGEN, MICHAEL BISIO & ERIK LAWRENCE TRIO
Talk about a power trio. Drummer Harvey Sorgen (pictured) has played with a host of jazz greats, including Ahmad Jamal, Dave Douglas, and Anthony Braxton. But that’s not half of it: On the pop side, Sorgen’s worked with Hot Tuna, Bob Weir, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more. Saxophonist Erik Lawrence has a similar cross-genre resume, having worked with jazz artists Tony Levin, Steven Bernstein, and Pete Levin as well as pop stars Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and Mavis Staples. Rounding out the trio is bassist Michael Bisio, who has worked extensively with Matthew Shipp while occasionally playing with others ranging from Jason Kao Hwang to DJ Spooky. Sorgen, Bisio, Lawrence perform on Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m. at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. $10 for students; $15 door. 271-3354. bopshop.com; harveysorgen. com; eriklawrencemusic.com; michaelbisio.com. — BY RON NETSKY
DJ/ELECTRONIC Army of Bass. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. 10 p.m. JAZZ
The 3 Altos: A Tribute to David Sanbor. Photo City
Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave. 451-0047. 8 p.m. $20. Mike Melito Jazz Trio. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Pl. Pittsford. 641-0340. 7 p.m.
Vince Ercolamento & Higher Ground. Immanuel Baptist
Church, 815 Park Ave. 4737664. 7 p.m. $5/$10. The White Hots. Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. 8 p.m. $5. POP/ROCK
[ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Head to the Roots. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. 6:30 p.m. AMERICANA
The Stan Martinelli Project. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Pl. Pittsford. 641-0340. 7 p.m. HIP-HOP/RAP
LEVEL 7 Experience, MF SKUM. Photo City Improv, 543
Sunset Cruise: Members of Barnstormer. Sam Patch
Atlantic Ave. 451-0047. 9 p.m.
Packet Boat, 12 Schoen Pl. Pittsford. sampatch.org/. 6-8 p.m. $16.
Joe Beard, Hanna PK. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $5. CLASSICAL
Leila Josefowicz, violin: Scheherazade .2 & Mothership. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. $30. DJ/ELECTRONIC Illenium. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 8 p.m. $45 & up.
Ben Sheridan & The Finer Things, Camp Roc Stars, Channel 38. Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. 7:30 p.m. $5. STRFKR. Anthology, 336 East Ave. 484-1964. 8 p.m. $20.
[ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] AMERICANA
Jackson Cavalier. B-Side, 5
Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 5-7 p.m. BLUES
Bill Schmitt & The Bluesmasters. Jetty at the
Port, 1000 N River St. 7 p.m.
Augie Meyers & The Bandoleros. Abilene, 153
Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $22/$27.
Citizens Against People, On The Cinder, Jan The Actress, Keep Up, Just One More. Bug
[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Jeff Kelly. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 5-7 p.m. AMERICANA
Rock-it-Science. Argyle Grill, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. 377-5200. 8 p.m. Teagan & the Tweeds. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 8 p.m. CLASSICAL
Leila Josefowicz, violin: Scheherazade .2 & Mothership. Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $30.
Temple Beth El Orchestra & Choir. Temple Beth El, 139 S
Winton Rd. tberochester.org. 9 p.m. COUNTRY
Divided by Zero. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. 9 p.m. $5. JAZZ
Buffalo Brass Machine.
Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $7. Cool Club & Lipker Sisters. Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. 8 p.m.
Sorgen & Bisio & Lawrence Trio. Bop Shop Records, 1460
Monroe Ave. 271-3354. 8 p.m. $10/$15. METAL
Blurring, This Party Sucks, Morfran. Rosen Krown, 875
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar. com. 8 p.m. $8. Dave Riccioni & Friends. M’s 4300 Bar & Grill, 4300 Culver Road. 467-2750. Third Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. DJ Murdock: Ultimate 80’s. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. Third Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Emma Jude. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 2441210. 5:30-7 p.m.
Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m.
Herb Heins & The Turbines, Teressa Wilcox. Lovin’ Cup,
219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $8.
300 Park Point Dr. 230-5971. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $5. The Isotopes. Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court St. 325-7090. 10 p.m. MAC. Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn, 1 Main St. Le Roy. 768-6007. 8 p.m. The Seven Wonders. Anthology, 336 East Ave. 484-1964. 8 p.m. Fleetwood Mac tribute. Jackson Cavalier, opener. $15-$50.
POP/ROCK Eternity. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. lovincup.com. 7:30 p.m. $6. Isaiah Lee. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Pl. Pittsford. 641-0340. 7 p.m.
Joe Brucato & The Joyous Noise. Flour City Station, 170
East Ave. 413-5745. 8 p.m.
Small Houses, Carpool, Hand Out, Tough Old Bird. Bug Jar,
Fall Hardcore Harvest.
Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 7 p.m. $8. TRADITIONAL
Los Pleneros de la 21. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. thesmith.org. 8 p.m. $13-$28. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
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Roc’n Ritmo: Tito Rojas, Latin Swing, Nina Raquel, 5 con Swing. MLK Jr. Memorial
Park, 1 Manhattan Sq. 5-10 p.m. $7-$25. ZYDECO
Ruben Moreno & The Zydeco Re-Evolution. Harmony
House, 58 East Main St. Webster. rochesterzydeco. com. 8 p.m. Potluck dinner 6pm. $10-$18.
[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] PHOTO BY JEREMIAH O’REILLY
All-Beethoven Salon Concert PIANO ROCK | ALEX NORTHRUP AND THE BACKUP Series. Rochester Academy Performing solo and with a group of friends known as The of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. raom.org. 2 p.m. $30/$35. Backup, Alex Northrup is a local multi-instrumentalist and Going for Baroque. Memorial songwriter with two studio albums under his belt. Alex Art Gallery, 500 University Northrup and the Backup perform nerdy piano pop similar to Ave. 276-8900. 1 & 3 p.m. Ben Folds, but with more theatrical songwriting and converW/museum admission: $6-$15. sational lyrics. Delivering danceable, psychedelic pop rock, Pegasus Early Music: Viol³. the band achieves an expansive sound with anthemic backing Downtown Presbyterian harmonies and technically advanced keyboard solos. Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. 703-3990. 4 p.m. Preconcert talk at 3:15pm. $10-$78. DJ/ELECTRONIC
Komrads, The Russian White. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Alex Northrup and the Backup will perform along with Machine Revival and Methodist Bells on Saturday, September 21, 9 p.m. at Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union Street. $5. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com; alexnorthrup.bandcamp.com. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. METAL
Hatebreed, Ringworm, Fall Of Humanity. Anthology, 336
East Ave. 484-1964. 7:30 p.m. $25. POP/ROCK
[ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Spring Chickens. Little Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m.
Alex Northrup & Friends.
The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St. 360-4627. 5-7 p.m. Memories of Elvis. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. thesmith.org. 3 p.m. $35-$75.
Angry Goat Pub, 938 Clinton Ave. 413-1125. 8 p.m.
[ MON., SEPTEMBER 23 ]
Fanatics, 7281 W Main St. Lima. 624-2080. 7 p.m.
ACOUSTIC/FOLK Stormy Valle. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5-8 p.m.
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra & Eastman Philharmonia. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. JAZZ
Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers. Little Café, 240
East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m.
Gray Quartet Jazz Sessions.
The Spirit Room, 139 State St. 397-7595. 7:30-10 p.m. $5. Grove Place Jazz Project. Rochester Music Hall of Fame, 25 Gibbs St. rochestermusic.org. 7 p.m. $10.
Bluegrass Tuesdays. The
Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls.
RPO Around the Town. Browncroft Community Church, 2530 Browncroft Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Pipes.. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 12:10 p.m. Lunchtime concerts by Eastman organists.
Ace of Wands, Boy Jr, SMaxKult. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $7. Patrick Sweany & Band. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $10. TRADITIONAL
Old Blind Dogs. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. lovincup. com. 8 p.m. $25/$30.
Eastman Jazz & Contemporary Media Showcase. Kilbourn
Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. 7:30 p.m.
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A scene from “BardBending: Fight Club Edition,” which we be performed at The Avyarium again on Saturday, September 21. PHOTO BY ASHLEIGH DESKINS
Impressions of The Fringe [ FRINGE ] BY CITY WRITERS
The Rochester Fringe 2019 has been a wild ride so far, and CITY has been out covering shows every day and night, and posting reviews each morning at rochestercitynewspaper.com. Writers Leah Stacy, Kathy Laluk, Frank De Blase, Adam Lubitow, David Raymond, and Rebecca Rafferty will continue to see the sights and discuss our impressions through the end of this year’s festival (Saturday, September 21). The following is a selection of some of our favorite shows that will be performed again. Visit our site to read Rebecca’s preview of Nate DiMeo’s live show, “The Memory Palace,” which takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 and Saturday, September 21, at Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. Find more details and tickets at rochesterfringe.com. Unfortunately, I had missed Plasticiens Volants this year (Friday because of high 16 CITY SEPTEMBER 18 - 24, 2019
winds and Saturday because of scheduling conflicts), but I was in luck Sunday! Unleashed Improv started their performance of “Other People’s Shows” by charmingly simulating the performance, only this time it was with balloon animals and birthday balloons on sticks. It may not have been as majestic, but it was certainly fun to watch. For those unfamiliar, the local comedy troupe invites audience members to pick shows from the Fringe Guide and have the team of quick-witted actors recreate their version of it on the spot, based only on the description in the guide. With more than 500 shows, there’s no way they could have studied up or planned ahead for what we would witness throughout the night. The actors skewer everything from “Disco Kids” to “Carlotta Cash and the Dollar Bill Show,” “Consensual Sax,” and everything in between. The “Unethical Dalai Llama” is turned from what I imagine is a serious show to a hilarious journey that finds one man trying to reject material things like Popeye’s
Chicken Sandwich, lust, greed, and even the new season of “Stranger Things.” The group plays off one another seamlessly, and you can really tell the members have been acting and working together for a while and are comfortable saying or doing anything for a laugh. Even when things aren’t going right — like not being able to do a Scottish accent to parody “God is a Scottish Drag Queen” — their self-awareness only makes it funnier. The capstone for the evening was when they tried to mash-up “Avengers: Endgame” and “My Big Gay Italian Wedding.” Nothing could have prepared me for watching Thanos scold his adopted Italian son for being gay, while Iron Man strides in to save the wedding day. The best part is, no two shows are exactly the same, with the cast lovingly skewering different shows each night. Other People’s Shows will be performed again on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre. Tickets are $12. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. — KATHY LALUK
With more than 500 shows running in 12 days of Fringe, most folks won’t be likely to choose Shakespeare first. Unless maybe it’s all fight scenes. From a handful of different famous Shakespearean tales. Set in different eras and realities. Leave it to Virginia Monte and crew at Rochester’s own WallByrd Theatre Co. to dream up this one. She’s curated a collection of Shakespeare’s greatest fight (and would-be fight) scenes from “Much Ado About Nothing,” “King Lear,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Twelfth Night,” “Hamlet,” and “Taming of the Shrew” to create 60 minutes of nonstop action. In collaboration with Syracuse-based fight choreographer Alec Barbour (who also directs most of the scenes and plays several roles, most notably a combative Romeo opposite Emily Lipski’s violently alluring Juliet), Monte creates a gender- and time-bending production that includes hat tips to Disney Princesses, Mortal Kombat, and “Stranger Things,” all while keeping to the Bard’s original verses. Many Wallbyrd regulars appear in the show, including ingenue Serene Selke-Fisher (one to keep an eye on in years ahead), who appeared in the 2017 production of “Macbeth;” the always-humorous Lauren MacDonough; and Eddie Coomber, who can fight like a pro, as it turns out. Wallbyrd continues to interpret Shakespeare for the next generation, using relevant settings and witty additions to turn old language to new entertainment. Swear not by the moon, perhaps, but swear by this particular production as a fun night out at Fringe. “BardBending: Fight Club Edition” will be performed again on Saturday, September 21 at The Avyarium. 7:30 p.m. $10. Appropriate for 13 and over. — LEAH STACY
Rochesterian Josh Herz listens to Nate DiMeo’s site-specific podcast while taking in High Falls. DiMeo’s live show “The Memory Palace” will be performed Thursday, September 19, and Saturday, September 21 at Kilbourn Hall. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON
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Following a sigh-filled tirade about a recent stunt of 45’s, a fellow satire-loving friend introduced me to the delightful phenomenon that is Randy Rainbow. The New York-based performer got his start making videos in his apartment, splicing himself as a “cut the b.s.” interviewer into real interview clips and lambasting Trump and his cronies with parodies of songs ripped from famous musicals (think Weird Al for Broadway fans who loathe this administration. It’s not as niche a group as you’d think!). I devoured his catalog of work, cackling at a “Jesus Christ Superstar” medley of songs transformed into “Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar,” clapping my hands with dark glee at “Cruella Devos” and TWO Trumped-up versions of “Cell Block Tango” from “Chicago.” He’s like Shakespeare’s power-skewering clowns, if they had serious singing chops. The songs are a riot even if you’re not the biggest fan of musicals, and besides, RR creates political parodies of pop songs, too (check out “Desperate Cheeto” to the tune of “Despacito.”). And because I watched all those videos, The Algorithm started shooting me ads about his live show national tour, which stops in Rochester this week. Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Kodak Center, 200 West Ridge Road. Tickets start at $35. 254-0181; ticketmaster.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
[ OPENING ] Frank Argento Studio, 510 Park Ave. Frank Argento: Floral, Fauna & Figure. Fri., Sep. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Sep. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 512-4904. I-Square Visions Gallery, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Irondequoit Art Club Show & Sale: Flamboyant Flowers. Mondays-Thursdays, Saturdays. Through Oct 26. 787-4086. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Judith Thorpe: Breathing the Everyday. Mondays-Fridays. Through Oct 6. vsw.org. 461-4447.
Art Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] In the Works. 4-6 p.m. Hartnett Gallery, UR Wilson Commons, River Campus Reception 275-4188. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] DeTOUR: Women (& Witches) Who Read. 6 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. $12. 276-8900. Through Eyes of Pastel. 5-7 p.m. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt Hope Ave. Reception. 546-8400. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Lynne Feldman: Collages Two Ways. 5-8 p.m. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave 323-2711. Mary Pat O’Brien: Motivational Muses. 6-8 p.m. 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Reception 546-8400.
[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] 5th Annual Pieces of Perry En Plein Air. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 237-8715. Behind The Scenes. Third Saturday of every month Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 NY 96A. Geneva $8/$10. (315) 789-3848. Photography & the Joining of the Transcontinental Railroad: 150 Years. noon. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Curtis Theatre $3/$6. eastman.org. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 23 ] Cordell & Rachel Cordaro: Frederick Douglass Portraits. 6-7:30 p.m. Rundel Memorial Building, 2nd Floor, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Reception. Museum Mondays for Seniors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Sq. 263-2700. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Robert Geroux: Life-Long Learning in the Sculptural Arts. 7:30 p.m. St. Ann’s Community, 1500 Portland Ave.
Comedy [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Marlon Wayans. 7:30 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $35. 426-6339. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Hate This Podcast: Ian Fidance, Yolanda Smilez. 8 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Ken Davis. 7 p.m. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr $15.
[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Sunday Funday Variety Show. Fourth Sunday of every month, 7 p.m Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. Cassanova’s Royal Court Drag Show 319-3832. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Doug Stanhope. 8 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $45. 426-6339.
Theater God Help Us. Thu., Sep. 19, 7 p.m., Sat., Sep. 21, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 22, 2 p.m. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Starring Ed Asner $30-$100. 461-2000. La Cage aux Folles. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m., Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 22, 7 p.m Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd $25 & up. gevatheatre.org. Michael Lasser in Conversation. Mon., Sep. 23, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd Fielding Stage gevatheatre.org.
Activism [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Design Justice: Power & Place. 5:30 p.m. UR Rush Rhees Library, 755 Library Rd Bryan Lee, Jr 275-5804. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Energy Democracy. 6-8 p.m. Metro Justice, 1115 E Main St metrojustice.org. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Flower City Park Clean-Up Day. 9 a.m.-noon. Durand Eastman Beach, Lakeshore Blvd . Irondequoit.
Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/Serve Food. 3:30-6 p.m. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. 232-3262. March: We the People. 11:45 a.m. Liberty Pole, Main, East, & Franklin . [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Let’s Talk About Hate. 4-6 p.m. India Community Center, 2171 County Line Rd Macedon Kit Miller, Gandhi Institute 377-2057.
Festivals 22nd Annual Ionia Fall Festival. Sat., Sep. 21, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ionia United Methodist Church, 2120 Elton Rd . Ionia ioniaumc.org. 6th Annual Genesee Valley Chicken Wing Festival. Sat., Sep. 21, 12-3 p.m. Downtown Geneseo, Main St. $15. 987-6543. 9th Annual Art Festival. Sat., Sep. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Purple Painted Lady, 845 Yellow Mills . Palmyra thepurplepaintedladyfestival.com. FLX Oktoberfest. Sat., Sep. 21, 2-10 p.m. Downtown Geneva, Seneca St 317-2285. Rochester Fringe Festival. Through Sep. 21. Various, Rochester Full schedule: rochesterfringe.com. Rochester Oktoberfest. Sun., Sep. 22, 3-9 p.m. NY Beer Project, 300 High St Victor 888-6927.
Kids Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Wildlife Rockstars. 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. rmsc.org.
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Year-round, Ganondagan State Historic Site provides insight into the history of the Rochester region’s Indigenous people. And this weekend it will host an event that brings history to life and spotlights living culture at the “Hodinöhsö:ni’ Healthy Roots, Culture, and Traditions” event, which features 18th-century re-enactors (pictured: Darwin John, Elmer John, and Alvin Parker) in traditional clothing, hands-on demos of traditional arts and food practices, Iroquois Social Dance performances (11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.), outdoor games including archery, guided trail walks, family craft activities, gallery exhibits, and a preview of this fall’s event commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Canandaigua Treaty. Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 7000 County Road 41, Victor. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for members, seniors, and students; and free to children ages five and younger. 742-1690; ganondagan.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Sq. $16. 263-2700. Out-Standing Naturalist. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. rmsc.org. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Walking on Sunshine. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave . Penfield For Mary Cariola Children’s Center 340-8655. World Rhino Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St 336-7200. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 23 ] Storytime Club: Fantastic Friends. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Sq. W/ museum admission: $16. 263-2700.
Recreation [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] 15 Miles on the Erie Canal Ride & Glide. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Macedon Canal Park, Canal Park Macedon, NY 14502 $10/$20. sampatch.org.
Orienteering Event. 10 a.m. Powder Mills Park, 154 Park Rd. Oak Lodge roc. us.orienteering.org. Telescope Viewing. Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave Dusk-10pm. Call after 7:30 pm to confirm open hours 697-1945. rmsc.org. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Finding Fall Fungi. 2-4 p.m. Oatka Creek Park, 9797 Union St, Wheatland Wear high boots & long pants 381-5741. Trolley Rides. 11:30 a.m.4 p.m NY Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd $6-$8. 533-1113. Yoga in the Pines. 2:30-4 p.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $18. rmsc.org.
Special Events [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Senior Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St 336-7200. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Living History Hodinöhsö:ni’ Healthy Roots, Culture, & Traditions. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 7000 County Rd 41 $5/$8. 742-1690. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Baden Street Settlement Anniversary Celebration. 2-4 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. tbk.org. Ciderfest Rails. 12-4 p.m. Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, 6393 East River Rd 21 & over $15/$25. Community Garage Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. South Wedge Record Fair. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. German House, 315 Gregory St. $3-$10.
Workshops [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] A Listening Circle: Men & and Women Becoming Allies for Each Othe. 12:45-4 p.m. Irondequoit Library, 1290 Titus Ave Registration required 336-6062.
Culture Lectures [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Martha Raddatz: From the White House to the Middle East. 7 p.m. Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle . Geneseo 245-5516. Rochester Walking Tour. Ongoing, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Washington Square Park, 181 S Clinton Ave. $15. 448-2005. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Rue Mapp: Diversity, Equity, & Leadership Outdoors. 5:30 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Registration required 256-2130. kfarrell@ geneseelandtrust.org. geneseelandtrust.org/mastercalendar/rue-mapp. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Nightmare in Rochester: The Double-Initial Murders. 1 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8370. Olmsted Landscape Design Tour. 10-11 a.m. Lamberton Conservatory, 180 Reservoir Rd. JoAnn Beck, presenter highlandparkconservancy.org. Sadae Kasaoka, Hiroshima Survivor. 3:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, UR, River Campus rochester.edu. Walking Tour: Lewis Henry Morgan & Friends. 11 a.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 791 Mt Hope Ave. $10. fomh.org.
[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: The State of our Union and its Peoples. 4 p.m. FLCC Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Canandaigua $25. gmeforum.org. Guided Walking Tour. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 791 Mt Hope Ave. $10. fomh.org. The Rochester Subway. 2:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 340-8720. Sunday Forum: Rabbi Heschel’s Mysticism. 9:50 a.m. Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. 325-4000. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 23 ] Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World. 6:30 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St 442-1770.
Literary Events [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Just Poets Presents. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Nox, 302 Goodman St N . Pure Kona Poetry Series. Every 7 days, 7-9 p.m. Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Books Sandwiched In. 12:1212:52 p.m David E. McCraw’s “Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts” Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. ffrpl.org. Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260.
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Radical reels Projecting Our Voices: Video Activism & Documentary Filmmaking in Rochester THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:30 TO 9 P.M. VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, 31 PRINCE STREET $5, FREE FOR VSW MEMBER | 442-8676; VSW.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
Rochester’s rich, diverse history of noncommercial video art and activism will get an overdue spotlight in a September 19 event hosted by the Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group at Visual Studies Workshop. The two organizations have partnered for “Projecting Our Voices: Video Activism & Documentary Filmmaking in Rochester,” an evening of screenings and discussions honoring Rochester’s radical documentary film advocacy, past and present. Organizers say the idea for the event began when RocDocs expressed an interest in VSW’s 20 CITY SEPTEMBER 18 - 24, 2019
Community Curator Program, which allows groups to collaborate with VSW in creating an event around materials from its extensive regional archive of film and video art. But it quickly evolved into something larger. Leaders of both groups say they hope the event will help introduce their unique missions to a wider audience, in addition to highlighting the treasure trove of resources offered by VSW. Meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Little Theatre, RocDocs offers the opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their works-in-progress. These screenings give artists a chance to put their work in front of a trusted group of supportive people, who can offer feedback before it gets into the larger world. And many of those works seek to call attention to a cause or inspire activism in some way. Working with Tara Nelson, VSW’s curator of Moving Image Collections, members of RocDocs pored through VSW’s collection of more than 9,000 film and video titles. And they say they were thrilled to discover how close the connection was between the past pioneers of video activism and the work currently being done by its members. “It’s been very exciting, and I think it clarified the bridge between
these two pieces of history,” says RocDocs Advisory Board member Laura Chekow. The September 19 program will feature excerpts of early video works from Rochester’s Portable Channel Collective. An organization that began in the early 70’s and continued through the mid-80’s, Portable Channel was composed of local artists and activists working for social justice. “These were video activists using video tools to go out into communities that weren’t represented in the media and helping them create their own media to represent themselves,” Nelson says. The group provided community access to equipment, provided training, and produced programs that sought to empower community activism and inspire social dialog and artistic expression through documentary filmmaking. “They were supporting some perspective or viewpoint or voice that isn’t in the mainstream, even today,” says Chekow. The centerpiece of the “Projecting Our Voices” event will be an archival program curated by RocDoc Members Clara Riedlinger, Elisabetta Sanino D’amanda, Julie Gelfand, Laura Chekow, and Lorraine Woerner. The program will feature short works and excerpts from longer films made by Portable Channel’s Bonnie Klein and
documentarian Nancy Rosin. Continuing VSW’s efforts to make its archives as open and accessible to the public as possible, the full films being excerpted will be accessible online through the VSW website. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local filmmakers including Nancy Rosin, Clara Riedlinger, Fred Armstrong, and Nicholle La Vann, and will be moderated by Carol White Llewellyn. The participating artists will speak about how their use of modern filmmaking tools helps carry on the traditions of video activism in Rochester. Chekow says she hopes that the event will serve as a model for other local groups. “I’m always marveling how for such a small place, so much is happening in Rochester. But we tend to get into these silos,” she says. “We’re a contemporary documentary filmmakers group, and here’s this well-established, internationally respected and admired archival house. But our two worlds were staying in our own separate spots. And that doesn’t have to be the way it is. It’s a nice reminder for other organizations to look out there and say ‘Who else in their community could we be doing things with, and how can we learn from each other?’” “We’re trying to put this media directly into the hands of this community where it came from,” Nelson says. “And anyone who wants to look at what we’ve got in our collection and curate a program around it should contact us. That is exactly what we’re wanting to do more of.” VSW’s Community Curator Program includes a $350 microgrant for participating organizations as well as assistance with program printing and promotion. “We never, ever show artists’ work without paying artists and curators directly,” Nelson stresses. Interested groups will be able to attend an informational meeting at 12:30 p.m. September 26, at the Visual Studies Workshop. More information on VSW’s collections and various programs is available at vsw.org. The Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group can be found at rocdocfilms.org.
Film Listings Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Ave. “When The Smoke Clears” Sun., Sep. 22, 7 p.m. Post-film Discussion: Dr Motti Benita & Dr Agnes Jonas. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. “Other Music” Wed., Sep. 18, 9 p.m. $4-$9. thelittle.org.; “The Mountain” Wed., Sep. 18, 6 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 22, 3 p.m. $4-$9. thelittle.org.; “Office Space”(1999). Mon., Sep. 23, 6:30 p.m. $4/$5. thelittle.org. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “URGH! A Music War” (1982). Thu., Sep. 19, 6:45 p.m. 276-8900.
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JustGrowPlay, LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on September 6, 2019. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 142 Highledge Drive, Penfield, New York 14526. Purpose: any lawful activity.
28King Street LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/24/19. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to 9s151 Skylane Dr Naperville, IL 60564 General Purpose
[ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ma’ama Tee’s Cookin & Catering LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY)08/23/19. Office Location: Monroe County. Street Address of principal business location: c/o The Limited Liability Company, 30 Flint Lock Circle, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY shall mail copy of process: c/o The Limited Liability Company, 30 Flint Lock Circle, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Right Lift, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY)9/03/19. Office Location: Monroe County. Street Address of principal business location: c/o The Limited Liability Company, C/O RDG Partners, Attn: John Rizzo, 69 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, New York 14534. SSNY shall mail copy of process: c/o The Limited Liability Company, C/O RDG Partners, Attn: John Rizzo, 69 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, New York 14534. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] (Notice of Formation of R&K Peters, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/9/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 3332 Latta Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] 35 SALTONSTALL LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 8/16/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 26 Saginaw Drive, Attn: Member, Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Alanna Roemer-Koke, LCSW, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on September 5, 2019. Its principal place of business is located at 481 Penbrook Dr., Ste 6, Penfield, NY 14526 in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to The PLLC, 481 Penbrook Dr., Ste 6, Penfield, NY 14526. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of Licensed Clinical Social Worker. [ NOTICE ] AMGIS, LLC. Filed 8/28/19. Office: Orleans Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/O Roger Hugerford, 711 Park Ave Ste 201, Medina, NY 14103. Purpose: General. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to 115 California Drive, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on August 21, 2019. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of 115 California Drive, LLC upon whom process against it may
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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against 115 California Drive, LLC served upon it is 30 Pinebrook Circle, Penfield, New York 14526. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. 115 California Drive, LLC is formed for the purpose of ownership of real property. [ NOTICE ] Benchmark Prop Mgmt, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 8/9/19 Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to 117 West Commercial St Po Box 187 East Rochester, NY 14445 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] CAYUGA UNDERHILL, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/28/2019. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 56 Clintwood Court, Rochester, NY 14620, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] CM&M NEWCO, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/4/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 595 Trabold Road, Gates, NY 14624. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Condado Bar & Grill LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/17/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 124 Foreman Dr., Rochester, NY 14616. General Purpose.
[ NOTICE ] CVT Transport, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/13/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 48 Woodlyn Way, Penfield, NY 14526. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Flower City Services LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/10/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Law Office of Anthony A. Dinitto, LLC, 2250 West Ridge Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Flower City Surveying Services LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/26/19. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to 1900 Empire Blvd #146 Webster, NY 14580 RA: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13 Ave #202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] FLUROTEX LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 8/27/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 7 Canal Park Place, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Herrman & Paul Properties LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/31/19. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to Po Box 187 East Rochester, NY 14445 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Mr. CleanAll LLC. a commercial/residential janitorial service company incorporated on 11/29/2018 Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may
be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 617 Morning Glory drive Rochester, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Nelida Ruiz Consulting, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/20/19. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 80 State St Albany, NY 12207 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Supreme Court, Monroe County, on the 9th day of September, 2019, bearing Index Number E2019008268, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York grants me the right to assume the name of Alice Natal Figueroa. The city and state of my present address are Rochester, NY; the month and year of my birth are December, 1993; the place of my birth is Catano, Puerto Rico; my present name is Alejandro Natal Figueroa. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of TEAM SPRE, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 459 Westside Dr, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Landmarks LLC; Art of Org filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/5/2019; Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 92433, Rochester, New York 14692. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of formation of 1170 Park Avenue, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/4/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 142, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 4771 DEWEY AVE LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 8/22/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 69 Lowden Point Road, Rochester, New York 14612. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of A & L LANDS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 328 Jordan Ave, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of AB WILLIAMS, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/13/19. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 30 Stoneham Road Rochester, NY, 14625. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Angela Stewart, Ph.D., Psychology, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY
shall mail process to: Angela Stewart, 308 San Gabriel Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Bayview Park, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 40A Grove St, Ste 77, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CAMS West North, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/5/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 271 Paul Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Clarendon Corners Mini Storage, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 7/22/19. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to P. O. Box #444, Brockport, NY 14420. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DULCE PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) JULY 18, 2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 646 SEWARD STREET, ROCHESTER, NY, 14611. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Flow of haNdz LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/26/2019 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2300 West Henrietta Road, Rochester N.Y. 14623 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Green Collar Collaborations LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/17/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 18 Bly St, Rochester, NY 14620 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of INKWELL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 874, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Irondequoit Miller DeGeorge LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of L & M Home Services, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/2019. Office location, County of
Legal Ads Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 745 East Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Low Down Publishing LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/12/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 28 Golf Stream Drive, Penfield NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mancini Public Relations LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State 9/3/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 716 Helendale Rd, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MANNY3 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/18/19. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 225 Tech Park Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mariner Computing, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/08/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 50 FAIRWOOD DR APARTMENT 203 ROCHESTER, NY 14623. Purpose: any
lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Nine Ledgers, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/12/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1591 Barrow Hill, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Nostalgic Productions, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/29/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 10811 Linden Tree Ln, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Patrick O’Shaughnessy Consulting LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/28/2019.. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 51 Waterworks Ln, Fairport, NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PENFIELD SQ B LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PENFIELD SQ III LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PENFIELD SQ IV LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PENFIELD SQ V LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of REVIVING PROPERTY SOLUTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1112 Peck Rd, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Smokey Enterprises LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 23 Jul 2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 18 Buttermilk Hill Rd.
Pittsford NY 14534 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SPRP, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1090 Britton Road, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sterling DeGeorge, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Thomas-Clifford Real Estate Holdings, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/27/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 63 Thomas St, P.O. Box 31767, Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UNION SQ ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/19. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UNION SQ ASSOCIATES MM LLC
Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/19. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Home Leasing, LLC, 180 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Webster Avalon DeGeorge LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Willow River LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 7/3/19. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to 30 Magee Ave., Rochester, NY 14613. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law.
(SSNY) on 08/26/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 08/19/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 113 Dominican Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901, also the address to be maintained in CA. Arts of Org. filed with the CA Secy. Of State, 1500 11 th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] People’s Paint LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 8/21/2019. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 152 Barrington St, Apt 406, Rochester, NY 14607. The purpose of the Company is art sales. [ NOTICE ] ROCHESTER MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 28 Horseshoe Lane South, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of Formation of YOUR DREAM PUPPY ACRES LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/03/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNYshall mail copy of process to the LLC at 215 TREMONT ST., STE. 14 ROCHESTER, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Sham-Roc, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 07/29/2019 with an effective date of formation of 7/29/2019. Its principal place of business is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 12 Chatworth Circle North, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Capitol Orchards LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY
organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] Simply Blessed Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/30/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 35 Bright Oaks Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Skypott, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/25/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 55 Lantern Lane, Rochester, NY 14623. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] STIVERS SEAMLESS GUTTER, LLC (LLC) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 07/29/2019. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to c/o LLC, 111 Deerhurst LN, Apt 9, Webster, New York 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] THE FIERCE PIXEL, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 8/13/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 32 Wind Mill Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] THE WARRIOR FACTORY FRANCHISING CANADA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/11/19. Off. Loc.:Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The
LLC, 2850 Clover St, PITTSFORD, NY 14534. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Viking Skye LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/13/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 14 Cathedral Oaks, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] WIGISTICS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/14/19. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Carlos Cuevas, Esq., 1250 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY ] Blue Sky Homes, LLC filed an application for authority to do business with the New York Secretary of State on 05/30/2019 under the fictitious name Karmich Holdings, LLC. Its jurisdiction of organization is Nevada. Its date of organization is March 7, 2019. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to Registered Agents, Inc., 90 State Street, Suite 700, Office 40, Albany, New York 12207. The address of the office required to be maintained in the jurisdiction of its organization is Nevada Corporate Headquarters, Inc., 4730 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 300, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147. The name and address of the authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Articles of Organization is filed is Nevada Secretary of
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Legal Ads State, 101 N. Carson Street, Suite 3, Carson City, Nevada 89701. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under the Nevada Limited Liability Company Act. [ Notice of Formation ] 115 Denise Road, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/2/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 3 Georgetown Lane, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation ] 1809 N. Goodman Street, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/2/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 3 Georgetown Lane, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation ] 1815 N. Goodman Street, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/2/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 3 Georgetown Lane, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NAME: Carnovale Consulting, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 26, 2019. Principal office: Monroe County, New York. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to 1100 Rothwood Drive, Webster, NY 14580, Attn: Member. Purpose: any and all lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NAME: Elm 40, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on September 9, 2019. Principal office: Monroe County, New York. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 23 Stanford Rd. W. Rochester, New York, 14620, Attn: Member. Purpose: any and all lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: DAG PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/27/2019. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O DAG PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: IRISH CARDINAL PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/06/2019. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O IRISH CARDINAL PROPERTIES LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: JOSE JOES OF GREECE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on
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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 09/06/2019. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O JOSE JOES OF GREECE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ Notice of Formation ] New Property Owner, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/30/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to Attn: Shawn Griffin, 99 Garnsey Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation ] Ontario Flex Park LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/20/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 966 W Linden Ave, East Rochester, NY 144451421. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation ] Tommy Town Real Estate, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/22/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 755 Jefferson Road #200, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is Dasher Unlimited, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 9/6/19. The LLC office is located in
Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 91 Wintergreen Way, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is Latham Legal Search LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 8/7/19. The LLC office is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 35 Oakbend Lane Rochester NY 14617. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 202 Military Trail, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 08/26/2019 with an effective date of formation of 08/26/2019. Its principal place of business is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 73 San Gabriel Drive, Rochester, NY 14610. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Scriva Research and Documentation LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 08/13/2019 with an effective date of formation of 08/13/2019. Its principal place of business is located
in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 111 Brightwoods Lane, Rochester, NY 14623. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE] Koshykar Law P.L.L.C., Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/26/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 42 Hilltop Dr, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: practice of law. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. E2018001787 CHESWOLD (TL), LLC, Plaintiff, vs.The heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees,executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through FRANCIS B. GIGLIOTTI, JR., DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiff; The heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through FRANCIS B. GIGLIOTTI, SR., DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises
described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiff; The heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through TWILLA M. GIGLIOTTI, DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiff; EDWARD GIGLIOTTI; KATHY GIGLIOTTI A/K/A KATHY CROCETTA A/K/A KATHY CORSCETTA; LISA GIGLIOTTI A/K/A ELIZABETH GIGLIOTTI; CURT GIGLIOTTI; VICTOR GIGLIOTTI A/K/A VICTOR ZARATE; US BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC; PROPEL FINANCIAL 1, LLC; COUNTY OF MONROE; The heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through PATRICIA GIGLIOTTI A/K/A PATRICIA ANN GIGLIOTTI, DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiff; LVNV FUNDING LLC APO CITIBANK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #100,” Defendants.
TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the second amended complaint in the aboveentitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on Plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the second amended complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: July 22, 2019 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable J. Scott Odorisi, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated January 15, 2019, as amended by Order dated, September 3, 2019, and filed with supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose tax liens encumbering the property known as 375 Birr Street, City of Rochester, New York and identified as tax account no.: 090.73-125 (the “Tax Parcel”). The relief sought is the sale of the Tax Parcel at public auction in satisfaction of the tax liens. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $10,948.85, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Tax Parcel. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Richard J. Evans, Jr. Attorneys for Plaintiff Cheswold (TL), LLC 28 East Main Street Suite 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone:
(585) 238-2000 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS IN TAX LIEN FORECLOSURE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF MONROE – TLF NATIONAL TAX LIEN TRUST 2017-1, Plaintiff, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF YOLANDA SCOTT, Defendants. Index No. E2018009955. To the above-named Defendants –YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty days after service is completed if the summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county in which the property a lien upon which is being foreclosed is situated. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi, J.S.C., entered on September 10, 2019. The object of this action is to foreclose a Tax Lien covering the premises located at Section 091.66, Block 2, Lot 73 on the Tax Map of MONROE County and also known as 92 Manchester Street, Rochester, New York. Dated: September 10, 2019 BRONSTER, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff, TLF NATIONAL TAX LIEN TRUST 2017-1 By: Yan Borodanski 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801 New York, New York 10019 (347) 246-4647
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[ INTRODUCTION ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
To many of us culture enthusiasts, autumn is the most magical time of the year. Sure, the cooler temps are comfortably cozy and fall flavors are seriously palatable, but it’s also the top of the season for theater, visual arts, classical music, and other cultural offerings. The arts community comes fully alive again after a relatively slow spell. It’s time to layer up, Rochester — in clothing and in scheduling your cultural intake. Here’s our annual preview of what to look forward to in the Rochester world of music, art, theater, and film. We’ve also put together a fun schedule of fall recreation that’s inclusive of furry friends. I scoured the upcoming season of exhibits in art galleries and museums. There are many exciting stand-alone exhibits offered by Rochester’s institutions, but also a lot of ingenious collaborative endeavors between smaller venues. David Raymond and Daniel Kushner put their heads together to preview the year’s offerings in classical music, and Frank De Blase shouts out some of the area’s most anticipated concerts on the horizon. Leah Stacy spotlights what’s being staged over the next few months by our area theater companies. And Adam Lubitow previews for what’s coming up in film, with an eye toward the industry’s anticipation of awards season. We want to hear from our readers, so let us know what arts and culture events you’re most excited to experience this fall. Visit our website, rochestercitynewspaper. com, or find us on Facebook (facebook. com/citynewspaper), and on Twitter and Instagram (@roccitynews).
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Exploring the 2019-20 arts season [ ART PREVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Our usual preview of the visual arts season is a one-by-one look at institutions, discovering what exciting exhibitions each has planned. But for the past couple of years, some venues have been collaborating more often on big, city-wide projects, with an aim of increasing public engagement with small and medium sized venues and building mutual support between galleries, groups, and alternative spaces. This arts season, there’s no shortage of stand-alone exhibits that spotlight significant artistic talent, but many of the art endeavors that shine this year are collaborative exhibits and events. They present an opportunity for audiences to get out of their routine and into discovery mode. Here’s a preview of some of the notable shows and arts events that Rochester’s museums and galleries are presenting through early 2020. Of course, this is just a sampling of what’s to come, so look for more info about scheduled shows on individual websites, and check out CITY Newspaper in print and online. Going strong after two years in operation, Rachel DeGuzman’s powerful “AT THE CROSSROADS: ACTIVATING THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND JUSTICE” series continues to spotlight important social and political issues through collaborative art performances and installations, as well as its communitybased Long Table Conversations. Since the fall of 2017, the series has tackled such topics as healthcare, reproductive rights, refugees, and immigration, with a specific emphasis on voices from the intersection of race and gender. Events typically start with a series of short artistic provocations — films, installations, poetry readings, and the like — followed by discussion. The next scheduled event in the At the Crossroads series is “Black & Female in Rochester: After the Marching Stopped” on September 25 at VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP (31 Prince Street). That event serves as a prologue to “Black & Female on Film and Video in ROC 19701990,” to be held January 22, 2020 in collaboration with VSW’s Community Curators program. Next up in the ATC series is “Voodoo Demographics: A Long Table Conversation & Installation” scheduled for October 18 at GALLERY SEVENTY-FOUR (215 Tremont Street). More information about tickets will be available soon. Learn more about the series, past events, and what’s coming up at facebook.com/artandjusticeROC. The annual Flower City Pottery 4 CITY
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Alphonse Mucha’s “Zodiaque” (left) and “Le Rubis (Ruby)” (above) color lithographs will be featured as part of the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” exhibit. PHOTOS COURTESY THE MEMORIAL ART GALLERY
Vessel by Terri Kern, who is one of the 20 featured artists in this year’s Flower City Pottery Invitational, held October 10-13 at Flower City Arts Center. PHOTO PROVIDED
Invitational returns for its fifth year to FLOWER CITY ARTS CENTER (713 Monroe Avenue) from Thursday, October 10, through Sunday, October 13. The four-day celebration of contemporary craft in clay includes workshops, demos, and talks with ceramic artists from across North America, as well as a show and sale of work by those artists. It’s a chance for collectors to more easily access a wide variety of styles and approaches to clay, and for enthusiasts to learn more about how different artists develop their unique techniques, straight from the artists themselves. Curated by potters 6 CITY
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Matt Metz, Richard Aerni, and Peter Pincus, this year’s lineup includes 20 artists total. Preview their work and get the full schedule at rochesterarts.org/ special-events/pottery-invitational-2019. 244-1730; rochesterarts.org. ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER (137 East Avenue) has one heck of a full autumn program. Its current in-house exhibition, on view through September 21, is “Take Back the Walls.” The show features work by a selection of artists who make their bread and butter working in artssupporting fields, such as curators and exhibition preparators. Coming up
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Images from “Anderson & Low: Voyages & Discoveries,” which will be on view at George Eastman Museum from October 15 to January 1, 2020. PHOTO COURTESY ANDERSON & LOW
October 4 through November 17 is the annual “State of the City” exhibition, featuring an exciting lineup that includes documentary artist Meredith Davenport, Richmond Futch Jr. of Revelation Rochester ART Center, the folks behind the Artists Sustainability Survey, and others. The center will also continue to host its video art exhibitions and smaller shows in the LAB space, as well as its public arts endeavors. And as always, the center will host its Members Exhibition (opens December 6) and “6x6” (dates TBA). General admission to Rochester Contemporary is $2; free to members. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday until 9 p.m. 461-2222; rochestercontemporary.org. RoCo has also taken the lead in planning and executing the ambitious, collaborative “CURRENT SEEN” series of exhibitions, pop-ups, public art and street art installations, and more. Some of the elements have already kicked off, but as a whole, this will roll out in a huge way on October 4. “State of the City” is technically part of “Current Seen,” functioning as RoCo’s own exhibition in this series of shows and events that will take place in small art venues and alternative spaces along the East Avenue and Main Street corridor, between Prince Street in NOTA and King Street in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood. The many participating venues include Visual Studies Workshop, Joy Gallery, and RIT City Art Space. Most exhibitions will open on First Friday October 4 and continue through November 17, and nearly all venues will be open Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free
or low-cost. And of course public art elements can be experienced 24/7. More information at currentseen.org. Let’s backtrack a bit in our arts lineup chronology. Held from September 27 to 29, and coming back for year two, is “PLAY/GROUND,” an immersive art experience held in the former Medina High School (324 Catherine Street, Medina). The project is co-produced by RoCo, Buffalo’s Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and Buffalo-based arts consultancy RESOURCE:ART. This year, PLAY/GROUND features dozens of participating artists, whose (often interactive) installations have lately been teased on Instagram (@ artplaygroundny). The 21+ preview party is Friday, September 27, 7 to 11 p.m. (tickets start at $35). After that, you can only catch the show Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day ($10 general admission, free to ages 12 and younger). Learn more at artplaygroundny.com. Aside from its participation in “Current Seen,” VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP (31 Prince Street) has a fantastic, full-looking roster of shows scheduled through the spring in its two project spaces. Project Space One and Project Space Two host a series of month-long residencies with artists creating work — often using VSW’s archives — that focuses on a variety of social and aesthetic considerations, including perceptions of gender (ImageOut Resident Kes Efstathiou, through October 6), beauty in the mundane (“Breathing the Everyday” by Judith Thorpe, through October 6), imagination and science museum exhibits (“Moonrise” by E Bobrow,
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The Strong National Museum of Play will open a new interactive exhibit, DC Superheroes: Discover Your Superpower” on September 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STRONG, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
October 9-November 3), and abstractrepresentational tension (“Reprographic Understanding” by Adam Kujawski, Febuary 12-March 8, 2020). VSW also hosts lectures, special events, and screenings throughout the year. VSW’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on First Fridays); Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 442-8676; vsw.org. The MEMORIAL ARTS GALLERY’S big autumn exhibition in 2018 focused on beloved French Impressionist Claude Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge” variations, revealing the nuance behind his depictions of this specific vista under different light and atmospheric conditions. This year another householdname French crowd-pleaser is featured: “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” is on view at MAG (500 University Avenue) from October 13 through January 19, 2020. Perhaps one of the most famous Art Nouveau artists, Mucha is known for framing his depictions of beautiful women with deeply ornate, meticulously balanced natural elements. Heavy outlines flatten the scenes, making them resemble saints in stained glass windows. Countless folk bands have copied the style for album covers and gig posters. 8 CITY
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The exhibition takes a deeper dive into Mucha’s iconic work. It will showcase more than 70 works, from rare original lithographs to drawings, books, portfolios, and ephemera. There’s a $5 surcharge for this exhibit, on top of normal admission fees. Other significant exhibitions coming up at MAG include “De’Via: The Manifesto Comes of Age” (November 7 to February 16, 2020), which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the creation of a new genre of art. De’VIA was founded in 1989 by a group of deaf artists and a deaf art historian to spotlight the contemporary deaf art movement. The exhibition will draw from the permanent art collection of RIT’s Dyer Arts Center at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. And from February 16 to May 24, 2020, MAG will host “The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art,” the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this Schaechter’s 37-year career. The exhibition will feature 45 of her stainedglass panels and a selection of related drawings and process materials. Currently on view and continuing through December 8 is a video installation, “Kalup Linzy: Conversations wit de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn,” in which the artist blends elements
of soap operas, Def Comedy Jam, Tyler Perry’s “Madea,” and the early films of John Waters and Andy Warhol. MAG’s hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $6-$15, except Thursday nights, when it’s half-price. Children under the age of 5, members, and University of Rochester students get in for free. 276-8900; visit mag.rochester.edu. The Project Gallery at GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM (900 East Avenue) through January 5, 2020, is home to “Woven,” Tanya Marcuse’s tapestryesque, periphery-swallowing photographic studies of blooming and decaying natural ephemera. Following that, from January 31 to June 28, the Project Gallery will host “Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Estructura/Photo Structure,” for which the artist has specifically produced a new set of works. Cartagena uses deconstruction and reconfiguration of discarded images to create new archives, exploring what formal and theoretical elements define the meaning of a photograph. Just as Eastman’s Dryden Theatre reopens following museum renovations, the theater will host Lena Herzog’s video installation, “Last Whispers — Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes
and a Falling Tree.” Described as an elegy about the mass extinction of languages, the work includes historic samples of extinct and endangered tongue, both spoken and sung, layered with the sound of digitally-rendered gravitational waves of collapsing stars and supernovae, and paired visually with a sequence of animation and black-and-white video drone footage taken in natural landscapes. The 46-minute installation is on view October 15 to January 1, 2020. In the museum’s Main Galleries from October 19 to January 5, 2020 is “Anderson & Low: Voyages & Discoveries.” The artist duo has created images that strike a careful balance between dreamlike unreality and realism, made from point ship models owned by the Science Museum in London. Following that, from January 31 to June 14, 2020 is “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory,” marking the first large-scale retrospective in the artist’s 50-year career. Using a multimedia approach to image-making, Nettles uses fabric and stitching, book formats, instamatic cameras, and hand-applied color, conveying such themes as family, motherhood, dreams, aging, and mythology. George Eastman Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5$15, and free to members and children 4 and under. 271-3361; eastman.org. Opening September 28 at THE STRONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY, the new interactive exhibit “DC Superheroes: Discover Your Superpower” spotlights Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others in a series of educational displays and fastpaced activities. On view at the museum (1 Manhattan Square) through January 19, 2020, the exhibit emphasizes the importance of teamwork, self-discovery, and strength as visitors solve problems and fight for justice; challenges include trying to beat The Flash in a virtual race, solving puzzles to defeat villains, and recovering stolen artifacts by navigating a laser maze. An opening celebration weekend on Saturday, September 28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, September 29 (1 to 4 p.m.) features heroic crafts, costumed fans (including visitors), and displays by Rochester LEGO Users Group. Admission to The Strong is $16 for ages 2 and up, free to members and babies. The museum’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 263-2700; museumofplay.org.
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In the upcoming music season there’s a lot of bluster centered on some music legends, the offspring of some music legends, artists produced by legendary producers, crooners, bangers, and swamp boogie twangers. A lot of the shows are brewing in the underground so you gotta dig a little so you can dig a little. Here’s a few to get you started on your quest.
Amy Helm will play at Three Heads Brewing on October 10. PHOTO BY EBRU YILDIZ
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It’s hard to be the pride of Levon Helm’s loins, but if you take “the weight” of his shadow off AMY HELM’S shoulders, her beautiful voice — full of heat and passion — emerges. Her latest folk rock album “This Too Shall Light” is produced by veteran knob twiddler Joe Henry, who captures the beauty of the tunes and of the singer herself. Amy Helm plays October 10 at Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Avenue, 8 p.m. Call for tickets: 244-1224; threeheadsbrewing.com: amyhelm.com. LOS STRAITJACKETS is a somewhat ominous yet brilliantsounding band with a perfect way to stay timeless…and ageless. Who knows, maybe each of the band members are 100 years old under those Luchador masks. Regardless, the band is one of the most prolific and straight up wild instrumental surf outfits to splash across the stage. Rochester’s Greg Townson (The Hi-Risers) is in the group as well. Abilene on the Road and The Record Archive will present Los Straitjackets on Friday, October 25, at the Historic German House, (315 Gregory Street) at 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day-of. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com; straitjackets.com
This is becoming a cool trend: bands celebrating albums at landmark anniversaries. It’s hard to believe that Indie darling Soul Coughing’s “Ruby Vroom” is 25 years old. Soul Coughing’s front man MIKE DOUGHTY has dedicated his current tour to playing the seminal album front to back in its entirety. Still, he promises a new experience for audiences each night. How? Go and find out, sluggo. Mike Doughty comes to Flower City Station (170 East Avenue) on October 26, 8 p.m. $25, 413-5745; flourcitystation. com; mikedoughty.com. BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS will play Abilene Bar & Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way) on November 5, at 8 p.m. With a voice like butter, this OC cat is among the last of the American crooners. When Big Sandy opens his mouth to sing over his band’s Western Swing, the combined twitterpation kicks into overdrive and there isn’t a dry seat in the house. Show up and cut yourself some serious rug. $20-$22. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com; bigsandy.net.
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One of the most anticipated RootsAmericana shows of the year is coming to the JCC’s Hart Theatre (1200 Edgewood Avenue) via Abilene on the Road and The Record Archive. If you like some slide in your stride, feast your ears on dynamic duo SONNY LANDRETH & CINDY CASHDOLLAR. Landreth’s style of blocking strings in order to make the single notes soar is something else. Oh, and Cashdollar can play slide on anything with strings. November 17, 7:30 p.m. $30 advance, $35 day-of. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com; cindycashdollar.com; sonnylandreth.com. Guitarist JIMBO MATHUS is perhaps best known as a founding member of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, the bluesy-flapper-swing ensemble from back in the 1900s. Mathus plays it a whole lot greasier with his current swamp boogie line-up. It’s hot and
très cool, very Fat Possum if you know what I’m saying. Jimbo Mathus & Incinerator plays November 21, Abilene Bar & Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way) at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 day-of. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com; fatpossum.com/artists/jimbo-mathus. Those in the know heap the praise on BUDDY GUY. He’s number 23 in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time,” and Eric Clapton refers to him as the best guitar player alive. Born to sharecropper parents 83 years ago, Guy first started fooling with a Diddley bow before graduating to a Harmony acoustic. Seeing Guy live is a lesson in the blues as his guitar gently screams. Buddy Guy plays November 9, 8 p.m. at Kodak Center Theatre (200 West Ridge Road). Tickets start at $80. eventticketscenter. com; buddyguy.com.
Buddy Guy, one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time” will play Kodak Center on November 9. PHOTO BY PAUL NATKIN
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CURRENT ISSUES The 2019-20 theater season wants to make a statement [ THEATER PREVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY
Art imitates life, and perhaps no art form as much so as theater. The upcoming 2019-20 season will spotlight issues constantly in the headlines today, from race and gender to politics and terrorism. Through modern retellings, classic revivals, and brand new blockbusters, local stages will offer food for thought on a variety of hard-hitting topics.
WALLBYRD THEATRE CO., helmed by 30-something Pittsford native Virginia Monte and based out of a second-floor black box space in Village Gate, continues to hold its own against bigger companies in town. This year’s opening show (one of three total in their season), “Medea,” is a new adaptation of the Euripides classic and runs October 17 to 27. The plot follows a modern-day Medea, who becomes a single mother of two when her husband leaves her for another woman. (Check wallbyrd.com for ticket information)
Judith Ranaletta and Eric Vaughn Johnson of OFC Creations have planned two immersive theater experiences to be held at The Century Club this season. PHOTO PROVIDED
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Longtime arts educator and director JUDITH RANALETTA and OFC CREATIONS executive director Eric Vaughn Johnson recently began collaborating on interactive theater productions held in the Century Club of Rochester. Scenes happen within rooms of the venue, and cast size is much smaller (usually less than 10 people) to make for an immersive, intimate experience. Two more are planned for this season: “Nunsense,” which runs November 1 to 3; and “The King and I,” which runs March 4 to 8. Tickets start at $35, are limited, and sell out quickly. (ofccreations.com)
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Rochester Broadway Theatre League will bring “Come From Away” to Rochester November 19-24. PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY
In keeping with his commitment to new works, JCC CENTERSTAGE artistic director Ralph Meranto has included a world premiere, “Division Street,” in this year’s season. The comedy-drama, onstage November 2 to 17, is penned by Jason Odell Williams, who also wrote “Church & State” (the play premiered at CenterStage in 2016 and ran off-Broadway in 2017). “Division Street” features a threeperson cast and centers on an interracial celebrity marriage in Hollywood. General admission tickets are $33. (jccrochester.org/centerstage) ROCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE LEAGUE returns with a lineup featuring several popular Broadway runs, and “Come From Away” is one of the first few on the docket. The musical runs November 19 to 24 and tells the true story of 7,000 passengers who were stranded in a small town in Newfoundland after 9/11. The award-winning show just reached 1,000 performances on Broadway and continues to sell out, so having the chance to see it locally is worth taking. (Visit rbtl.org to reserve tickets) For those who revel in non-traditional — but still heartwarming — holiday shows, BLACKFRIARS THEATRE will present “Peter and the Starcatcher” December 13 to 29. This nine-time Tony Award-winning, familyfriendly musical tells the story of the shipwreck of the H.M.S. Neverland and a young crew led by an orphan boy who must fight off pirates (sound familiar?). While it’s inspired by “Peter Pan,” this fantasy holds a few different twists within its trademark three-dimensional staging. Individual tickets start at $28.50. (blackfriars.org) 16 CITY FALL GUIDE 2019
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OUT OF POCKET PRODUCTIONS presents the classic 1938 American play “Morning’s at Seven” January 31 to February 8 at MuCCC. The plot follows the aging Gibbs sisters, who have lived near each other in the same Midwestern town for decades. When one of the family members considers flying the nest, the sisterhood is tested. This lesserknown comedy has had two successful Broadway revivals, and has not been performed in the area often. (Check back at outofpocketinc.com and muccc.org for ticket information)
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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, GEVA THEATRE CENTER will mount “Once,” the stage adaptation of the 2007 film, from February 19 through March 22. Featuring a soundtrack by Irish rocker Glen Hansard (The Frames, The Swell Season) and Czech singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová, “Once” is designed for the lead actors to play their own instruments live as well. The Dublinbased love story won the 2012 Tony Award for best musical and is about an Irish busking vacuum cleaner repairman who falls in love with a Czech single mother. Single tickets start at $25. (gevatheatre.org) Running nearly parallel to one another near the end of the season are two important works about gender opportunity and female empowerment. “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson runs at BLACKFRIARS THEATRE March 27 through April 11, and focuses on an aspiring female astronomer working at Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s (Individual tickets are $28.50; blackfriars.org). And “Looks Like Pretty” by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder runs at GEVA THEATRE March 31 through April 26. The co-commissioned premiere (The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City is working with Geva) is about Kodak, circa 1963, and questions raised about color editing by new, young African American employee Gloria (Single tickets start at $25, gevatheatre.org). Both shows feature female playwrights and directors.
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OF CLASSICS [ PREVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Rochester’s classical music scene for the coming season offers, as always, a great deal of variety and a high level of quality. How to sort it all out? Maybe as good a way as any is chronologically, by repertoire… starting several centuries back.
PEGASUS EARLY MUSIC, under its enterprising director Deborah Fox, has presented consistently outstanding concerts of “early music” for many years now. Pegasus has an interesting ensemble of guest musicians and a dedicated following. Its 2019-2020 season begins on September 22 with “Viol3,” a concert devoted to music for the viol (a sweet-toned predecessor to the cello). And the musical discoveries continue through the year, traveling from 14th-century Italy to 19thcentury Germany. Each Pegasus concert is preceded by a talk which puts the music and the performance in perspective. Individual tickets start at $28 and season subscriptions are available starting at $130. 703-3990; pegasusearlymusic.org.
Rochester’s early music scene is also indebted to PUBLICK MUSICK AND MUSICA SPEI, which continue to bring the infinitely rich and imaginative instrumental and vocal repertoire of music before (and sometimes shortly after) Bach to life. To begin its season on October 27, Publick Musick presents “Dido in Italy and France,” an interesting themed concert of Baroque music inspired by the Aeneid’s tragic Queen of Carthage — not by the British Henry Purcell of “Dido and Aeneas” fame, but by Monteclair and Pasquini. General admission tickets for each performance are $20. 244-5835; publickmusick.org.
Other local choral ensembles bring the musical offerings well into the 21st century. Besides a holiday “Messiah” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (December 12), the ROCHESTER ORATORIO SOCIETY performs a November 1 program of settings of the “Magnificat” text and its own holiday concert, “A City Sings for the Season” (November 24). 473-2234; rossings.org. MADRIGALIA also kicks off its season with a traditional holiday concert December 13, 14, and 15, at three different locations. 234-4283; madrigalia.org.
Madeline Healey, soprano, will sing the two Dido cantatas with Publick Musick in October. PHOTO BY SASHA GREENHALGH
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For its opening concert on September 29, the SOCIETY FOR CHAMBER MUSIC IN ROCHESTER comes out swinging with one of the great works of the Romantic chamber music repertoire, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, which for good measure will feature Michael Wayne, the Eastman School of Music’s new clarinet professor and Boston Symphony Orchestra
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clarinetist. In typical SCMR fashion, this favorite work is paired with lessheard gems, in this case by Hugo Wolf and Hans Gál. The remainder of the season features music of Bartók and an intriguing number of French composers: Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Debussy, Poulenc, and more. Individual tickets are $35; season subscriptions are $150. 624-1301; chambermusicrochester.org. The ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S 2019-2020 season will be Music Director Ward Stare’s second-to-last, and from the repertoire standard at least, it’s pretty interesting. On September 19 and 21, Stare leads a program curated for the Rochester Fringe Festival of music by Mason Bates, Cindy McTee, Steve Reich, and John Adams, and that’s just the opening concert of the season. (It also features a notable soloist in violinist Leila Josefewicz, playing Adams’ “Scheherazade .2”.) The RPO will offer plenty of music by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven and friends (and oddly enough, only one work each by Mozart and Haydn), and Stare will continue his annual explorations of
symphonies by Mahler (the First, on May 28 and 30) and Shostakovich (his Eleventh, “The Year 1905”, on April 30 and May 2). But also on the roster are Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern, three composers you almost never encounter on American symphony concerts. The lineup includes Berg’s Violin Concerto, one of the great 20th-century works, which I don’t think I have ever seen programmed by the RPO (with violinist Tessa Lark, November 7 and 9). Compositions by women play a largerthan-usual part in this year’s RPO lineup, with representation from Lili Boulanger, Germaine Taillefaire, and Galina Ustvolskaya. Also making her long-overdue RPO debut is Susan B. Anthony, the main character of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s marvelous, mind-bending opera “The Mother of Us All,” which will be presented in concert on February 6 and 8, with Ward State conducting. The singing Susan B. will be complemented by the previous week’s “Women’s Suffrage: Past and Present”, a new theater piece with music by Mark Mobley. Popular returning RPO guests include cellist Andrei Ionita in the Elgar concerto
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EASTMAN CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS [ PREVIEW ] BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
Eastman School of Music’s 2019-20 concert offerings are as rich and varied as ever, from a steady stream of student and faculty concerts to performances from high-profile guest artists. The “Eastman Presents” season, comprising mostly visiting musicians, includes the Kodak Hall Series of headlining acts. As always, there are also the stylistically diverse Kilbourn Concert Series, the Eastman-Ranlet Series dedicated to string quartets, the virtuosic Eastman Piano Series, and the evocative Barbara B. Smith World Music Series. If you had to choose just concert from each of these four series, here are our recommendations. The Barbara B. Smith World Music Series has consistently introduced Rochester concertgoers to intriguing instruments from non-Western music traditions and the expressive capabilities that those instruments have. Saskia Rao-De Haas will present the cello in the context of the North Indian classical music tradition when she joins her husband, the sitar player Shubhendra Rao, for a September 26 concert at Hatch Recital Hall. Rao-De Haas’s custom Indian cello, made with additional strings, provides a robust lower range to balance Shubhendra’s pungent melodies and ambient-drone harmonies. The combination of timbres creates a multitextured brand of Indian classical music and demonstrates the music’s connection to the European classical tradition. $26. The 2019-20 Eastman Piano Series kicks off with not one but two top-flight pianists, performing in tandem. The young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been on the rise for several years but has recently come into his own, becoming the 2016 Gramophone Artist of the year and a Grammy Award winner with an album devoted to the works of Liszt. On October 2 at Kilbourn Hall, Trifonov will be joined by his mentor, the ArmenianAmerican pianist Sergei Babayan, whose illustrious career of more than 30 years has included collaboration with conductor Valery Gergiev, pianist Martha Argerich, and some of the world’s most prominent orchestras. Performing lesser-known works for two pianos by composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff, Trifonov and Babayan share a sparkling synchronicity and a sensitivity to melodic phrasing. Tickets start at $31. Time for Three is a dynamic acoustic trio with a penchant for destroying genre distinctions. Violinists Nick Kendall and
Charles Yang, along with double bassist Ranaan Meyer, connect the dots between seemingly disparate works like Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” It shouldn’t work, but Time for Three’s indefatigable energy and undeniable virtuosity are enough to transcend the stylistic dissonance. It’s crossover music for serious classical fans, with rock, folk, and blues influences all part of the mix, as the group comes to Kilbourn Hall on October 10 as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series. Tickets start at $32. The Eastman School has achieved a genuine “new music” coup by bringing in the hugely influential vocalist and composer Meredith Monk for a residency, entitled “Singing Voice, Dancing Body,” from October 20 through 23, at various Eastman locations as part of the Glenn Watkins Lecture Series. A leading light of the American avant garde since the late 60’s, Monk has created myriad vocal works, operas, and musical theater pieces, frequently using hocketing (in which the notes of a phrase are alternated between multiple singers) and “extended vocal techniques” such as tongue clicking and other non-verbal vocalizations. Monk’s music is highly tonal, abstract, and meditative. Her appearances during the residency will include multiple workshops and a performance of “Cellular Songs” by Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. Events are free unless otherwise noted. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu. The New York City-based Aizuri Quartet is an emerging ensemble at the forefront of the contemporary string quartet scene. In residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2017-18 season, the quartet went on to become the Grand Prize winner 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. Violinists Ariana Kim and Miho Saegusa, violist Ayane Kozasa, and cellist Karen Ouzounian have commissioned and premiered works by such important contemporary classical composers as Caroline Shaw, Lembit Beecher, and Gabriella Smith. Aizuri also plays the music of the past, including that of Haydn, Beethoven, and Sibelius. The quartet will bring precision and fresh intensity to its March 29 performance at Kilbourn Hall, as part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series. Tickets start at $29.
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When the nasty weather hits, we all tend to rush to and from work and errands, spending as little time outdoors as possible. The cold autumn rain, as well as the mucky late-season slush and snow, can put a damper on outdoor fun. And if you’re a dog owner, you know it can reduce your leisurely dog walks to the briefest, shivering, just-pooalready ventures outside. Miserable. We humans know that we should make the most of the good days ahead, but our four-legged friends are also eager to get out in the fresh air, smell all of the fall smells, and socialize with people and canines alike. Our furry friends just want to hang out and enjoy the simple things about autumn. Time spent with a pupper doesn’t have to be extravagant or costly. In that spirit, we asked ourselves: how can we spend an entire day out of the house with our pup friends? Where can we treat yourselves and our hounds-around-town to a park picnic or some hiking, and which restaurants and bars are pooch friendly? Places like coffee shops, restaurants, and bars can’t technically (legally) allow dogs inside if they serve food (except for service animals). Some places don’t care so much but to keep anyone from getting hassled by the man, we’ve included spots where you and your dog are welcome to hang out on the patio or in the yard. And if it happens to be a warm and sunny day, coordinate some breaks where you can lounge in a shady spot. Always remember some water, not just for your thirsty doggo but for you, too. Pick a Saturday, any Saturday, and layer up; bust out the leash, Frisbee, and picnic basket; and head out with your four-legged bestie. We’ve put together a suggested itinerary with a few ideas of places to go, but feel free to add dog-friendly ideas on Instagram using the tag #CITYDogDayOut. We’d love to see pics of you and your pups out and about.
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A sweet pupper enjoys a cold one on the patio at Other Half Brewing in Bloomfield. FILE PHOTO
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Change things up and instead of a circuit around the block, head to one of the local dog parks where you can unleash the hound (in designated areas) to romp with friends in the fall air. Greece Canal Dog Park used to be the only dog park in the county, but now you can bring your little fur sir (or sis) to the county’s dog Ellison Park Dog Park and the city’s, Cobb’s Hill Dog Park. Be sure to read the rules thoroughly and pre-register your pup (it’s required at all parks). The county’s rules and park hours are at monroecounty.gov/parks, and the city’s are at cityofrochester.gov/dogparkreg.
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Grab a hot coffee or a cold brew and a pastry and grab a spot in the outdoor seating at Fuego Coffee Roasters on Woodbury, Café Sasso on Park Avenue, Equal Grounds in the South Wedge, or another Fido-friendly spot. Pro-tip: you can usually spot businesses that welcome four-legged loiterers by the bowls of water set outside.
Cooper McVay. PHOTO BY RENEE HEININGER (COOPER'S MOM)
We already mentioned Ellison Dog Park, but Ellison Park itself is a great place to trek around with your pup. The section of the park off of Penfield Road has a stream and lots of hills, and you can really tucker yourselves out on Overlook Trail. Fair warning: this is a sensitive area which, like many parts of Ellison, gets muddy. If it looks especially wet, you’d do nature a favor by finding another trail. Otherwise, tread lightly and keep Fido on a leash. Other trails to consider: Durand Eastman Park and Black Creek Park.
Pack a lunch for you and the pooch and head to Hamlin Beach State Park, which is about 30-40 minutes northwest of Rochester. The park’s Area 5 is dog-friendly. If everyone’s up for a longer drive, the unique and fun Griffis Sculpture Park is south of Buffalo close to Ellicottville. Its acres and acres of land contains some woods, some cleared areas, some water, and masses of large and small sculptures to discover throughout (griffispark.org/griffis-sculpture-park). Or drive south of Rochester to the HemlockCanadice Lakes areas — there are a few parks along the way you can stop and explore. Bring towels and water (for drinking and for wiping down a dirty pup). The fall foliage makes the Finger Lakes a great destination and many of the wineries tend to be dog accommodating (check before heading out).
OPEN-AIR DINNER & BEERS
The pleasure of eating outdoors should be shared, and can be shared with puppers, too. Lots of breweries (with menus) and restaurants will let you hang out with your dog in outdoor areas. Tap and Mallet is basically a dog beach in the summer, and they’ll bring your pooch a bowl of water. Swiftwater Brewing on Mount Hope is pro-pooch, as is Old Stone Tavern in the South Wedge. Both Triphammer Bierwerks out in Fairport and Brindle Haus Brewing in Spencerport welcome dogs. As for the city: basically the whole South Wedge is obsessed with dogs, so take your pick. Lux on South Avenue welcomes dogs before 9 p.m., and dogs are also allowed at Rochester Beer Park as well as Caverly’s Irish Pub. After your beers and socializing, cap off the evening with a stroll along the River Trail.
WALK FOR ICE CREAM Back in the city, there are a bunch of dogfriendly spots where you and your fuzzy friend can score a frozen treat. For example, Sweet Mist in Henrietta not only allows dogs on the patio but it also offers some ice cream treats for them. Also in Henrietta, Read’s Ice Cream has dog-friendly ice cream treats and pups are welcome on the patio and gazebo as well.
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The leaves are changing and a fresh chill is in the air, which means Hollywood’s thoughts are turning to “serious” art and Oscar glory. On the heels of a lackluster summer movie season, the coming months are looking up film-wise, promising all manner of goodies, from comic book adaptations to biopics about some beloved Hollywood legends, action flicks, and lush period dramas. Even better, when the weather turns colder, I get to feel a little less guilty about spending all that time indoors. Keep in mind that release dates are subject to change, so double check local movie listings before you go running off to the theater. Here’s a peek at what lies in store.
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“AD ASTRA”: James Gray’s longdelayed space flick finds astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) setting off for the outer reaches of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and save the planet from catastrophe. Early word has suggested it’s a space adventure by way of Terrence Malick, and Gray (“The Immigrant” and “The Lost City of Z”) is one of our most underrated filmmakers, so seeing him take on this sort of sci-fi epic has me stoked. (September 19) “JUDY”: Renée Zellweger plays the legendary Judy Garland in this biopic, which follows the troubled performer as she arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a final series of sold-out concerts. Hollywood loves stories about its own, so I’d expect this to be a major awards season player. (September 27)
“GEMINI MAN”: Will Smith stars as a past-his-prime assassin looking to leave the game, but he faces a significant obstacle in the form of a much younger clone of himself. At their best Ang Lee’s blockbusters are able to wed groundbreaking special effects with heart and soul; at worst the director’s ambitions get the best of him. Here’s hoping “Gemini” is the latest example of the former. (October 11)
“PARASITE”: Bong Joon-ho took home the Palm d’Or at this year’s Cannes for this social satire about two Korean families, one wealthy and the other rather less so. The filmmaker’s genre-melding concoctions are always a treat, and early reviews have been ecstatic. (October 11)
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“JOJO RABBIT”: After dipping his toes in the Marvel universe, Taika Waititi returns to his more offbeat comedic sensibilities for this tale of a young boy growing up during World War II with the help of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. I can confidently say no one will have any objections whatsoever to that premise. (October 18)
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“HARRIET”: The charismatic Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman, the Civil Rights crusader who, after escaping from slavery herself in 1849, helped free hundreds more via the Underground Railroad. It’s shocking that Tubman’s life hasn’t made it to the screen already, and director Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) is an inspired choice to tackle her story. (November 1)
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“DOCTOR SLEEP”: Mike Flanagan (hot off his excellent Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House”) directs this adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to his masterpiece “The Shining,” which finds a now adult Dan Torrence (Ewan McGregor) meeting a young girl with similar powers as his, then trying to protect her from an evil cult that preys on such supernaturally gifted children. Flanagan is on a hot streak, and this looks like a moody, spooky good time. (November 8) continues from page 28
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“FROZEN 2”: The sequel to Disney’s massively successful movie appears to take an intriguing turn from charming tale of sisterly bonds to an epic adventure saga,
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as Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven embark on a quest to learn the origins of Elsa’s magical powers. (November 22)
“A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD”: Tom Hanks is both a logical and a somewhat unexpected choice to play beloved children’s entertainer Fred Rogers. I mean, he looks and sounds absolutely nothing like Rogers. But then, he’s Tom Hanks. Still, after
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“KNIVES OUT”: Rian Johnson directs this star-studded whodunnit about two detectives (Daniel Craig and LaKeith Stanfield) investigating the death of wealthy patriarch and renowned crime novelist (Christopher Plummer) after he kicks the bucket at his 85th birthday celebration. Every member of his eccentric, combative family is suddenly a suspect, including Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, and Michael Shannon. This sounds like a blast. (November 27) “Knives Out.” COURTESY LIONSGATE
Haenel as a reluctant bride-to-be, and Noémie Merlant as the female artist hired to paint her wedding portrait. I’m swooning at the thought of watching that story unfold on the big screen. (December 6) “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” COURTESY NEON
“PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE”: Another standout at this year’s Cannes festival, Céline Sciamma’s 18th century period romance stars Adèle
“BLACK CHRISTMAS”: A remake of the 1974 horror classic about a house of sorority sisters tormented by a psychopath during their Christmas break, the seminal classic should get a fresh, female perspective thanks to director Sophia Takal (the wonderful “Always Shine”) and a script by film critic April Wolfe. (December 13) “CATS”: The alternately maligned and beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway staple gets a lavish big screen adaptation with a bonkers cast seemingly decided by tossing darts at the wall: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and Taylor Swift. The trailer looks like pure nightmare fuel, but who knows? Cats have a way of landing on their feet. (December 20) “LITTLE WOMAN”: Greta Gerwig follows up her delightful “Lady Bird” — and re-teams with that film’s stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet — with an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters who come of age in post-Civil War America. This one boasts about as fine a film pedigree as one can get, with a script co-written by Sarah Polley and a cast of ringers: Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, and Chris Cooper. (December 25) “CLEMENCY”: Alfre Woodard has earned raves for her performance as the warden of a maximum security prison who begins to feel the psychological and emotional toll of carrying out years of death row executions. Chinonye Chukwu’s drama won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year, and Woodard is always fantastic, so my expectations are high. (December 27) “THE LIGHTHOUSE”: This twisted new treat from “The Witch” director Robert Eggers looks deliciously nutty, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as lighthouse keepers going a bit mad while isolated on a remote New England island in the 1890s. (TBD)
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