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Rochester Newsletter
May 23, 2019


Save the Date

Thu, May 30: Intellectual Property Expo at Science & History Division - Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Fri, May 31 - Jun 2: Fairport Canal Days 2019sponsored by the Fairport Perinton Merchants Assoc.
Fri, May 31-Jun 1: St. Rita Fiesta at St. Rita Church
Fri, May 31 & June 1: Lush Life: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn at Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)
Sat, Jun 1: The Fast & The Furriest at Rochester Animal Services / Verona Street Animal Society
Sat, Jun 1: Z30bilation 2019 at Seneca Park Zoo
Sat, Jun 1: Color for Community 5k at Monroe Community Hospital
Sat, Jun 1: WXXI's 7th Annual Appraisal Event at WXXI
Sun, Jun 2: 5th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll at Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake
Tue, Jun 4: Fiasco: A Glassblowing Cocktail Party by Rochester Cocktail Revival at More Fire Glass Studio
Tue, Jun 4-9: Waitress at Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) (Auditorium Theatre)
Wed, Jun 5: Booze and Botany: A Cocktail Garden Party at George Eastman Museum
Fri, Jun 7: An Evening with the Avett Brothers at CMAC
Fri, Jun 7-9: Egyptian Festival at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
Fri, Jun 7: History on Tap at Genesee Country Village & Museum
Sat, Jun 8: 22nd Annual Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds Park
Sat, Jun 8: Woofstock FLX 2019: Local Rescue & Shelter Benefit at Americana Vineyards Winery
Animal Testing - Humor from the Editor
 
I'm going on the record to say that I'm all for animal testing.

Oh, not that kind of animal testing where you test products on animals! The kind where you use animals to test products! I may even start a business, using my own pets.

The first product I'll test is the bullet proof vest. I figure any vest that can withstand three assaults by a deadly cat launching itself from the floor to the middle of your chest in the middle of the night, must be bullet proof!  Why, I could even do a double trial, testing door latches at the same time, because that darn little Houdini can get through anything!

Why, I can see a whole brigade of companies lining up to use my "certified pet-tested" company! They'll start exciting new marketing campaigns!

"If our power-lift lounge chair can get Bruno out of your chair, it can certainly lift you!"

Or "Hairballs versus the carpet? No sweat. Our rug shampoo will knock those spots out in the first round!" (Can't you almost hear the boxing ring bell in the background on this campaign?)

And even, "Your dog's tryst with the skunk is no challenge for our air freshener."

Why, I may have come up with my next (okay, first) multi-million dollar business! 

So if you have ideas of products I can test using my pets, send them to me, and we might both get rich!
 
2019 List of Memorial Day Parades in the Greater Rochester Area

Many of us appreciate Memorial Day and its parades, for its significance in honoring the men and women who died while serving our country. 

Did you know that the idea for the first celebration of Memorial Day is credited to a pharmacist named Henry C. Welles of Waterloo, who originally proposed the idea in 1865 The first commemoration took place in 1866, and the rest is history!

Most of us also love Memorial Day because it unofficially heralds the beginning of the summer season! Whatever your reason, if you'd like to join in celebrations and parades, be sure to check out our 2019 List of parades and celebrations happening in and around Rochester.

From all of us at Beyond the Nest, we wish you a Happy and Safe Memorial Day, and we send our appreciation out to all of those who have ever served or are currently serving our country.

Beyond the Nest Reviews WallByrd Theatre Co.'s The 39 Steps

WallByrd Theatre Co.’s The 39 Steps, directed by Virginia Monte and Jonathon Lowery, has a cast of four playing at least three dozen characters. This show does not tiptoe lightly into comedy, it takes uproarious strides. As soon as the lights come up, you know you’re in for one hilarious ride.

The 39 Steps runs Thursday through Sunday at The Avyarium on the Second floor of the Village Gate, through June 2.  If you need a good "holiday of laughter" for a solid two-and-a-half hours, as you traipse all over the British Isles with this comical cast of characters, don't miss this show!

Click here for full review.

  Gatsby in the Garden by Rochester Cocktail Revival - May 23

This evening al fresco affair previews the flavors and festivities of RCR 2019 in a roaring twenties-inspired setting. Revelers will enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres, and lawn games while sipping specialty cocktails on the MAG's blooming grounds. Bring on the fringe, Oxfords, tweed and sequins -- prizes will be awarded for best 1920s attire in solo and couples categories.

Click here for more information.

Intellectual Property Expo - May 30

Join us for a day of all things intellectual property! You'll learn about patents and trademarks, the social media implications for both, and the essential elements of successful entrepreneurship.

Click here for more information.
 
  

Eastman Entertains: At the Movies - Through May 26

Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, an array of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, returns to the George Eastman Museum. Now in its fourth year, the display is made up of nearly twenty tablescapes inspired by popular motion pictures, on view throughout the historic mansion. This year's selection take inspiration from movies such as Clue, Hocus Pocus, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, The Sting, and We Bought a Zoo.

Click for more information.

P.S. Our Editor just saw this esxhibit yesterday, and she says it is a delightful, fun exhibit and well worth going if you can get there by Sunday! She'll be posting photos on her facebook page later today!

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure is open on Memorial Day!

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Varysburg is home to over 400 animals representing 40 different exotic species to include camels, zebra, water buffalo, bison, elk, emu and many more. Guests take a 55-minute guided tour through the park where they get up close and personal with many of the animals, feeding them right from the Safari tour. The park also hosts a Small Animal Adventure where guests will see and feed the smaller, more docile animals. The cost of the safari tour is $19.50 for adults, $15.50 for children ages 3-10 (ages 2 and under ride free), and $18.00 for military and seniors (65+). Season passes and Safari and Dinner packages are available. Click here for details!
 

Join the Eastman Community Music School for Springfest,  May 20 - June 2

From May 20 – June 2 we will be showcasing our incredible student ensembles and soloists of all ages from Young Eastman Strings and the Young Children’s Chorus all the way through adult ensembles from Eastman-Rochester New Horizons. If you want to expose your kids (or yourselves) to the worlds of classical and jazz music, these free events are a great low-pressure way to get involved and visit the beautiful performance halls at Eastman School of Music. For those who are curious about study at ECMS, don’t miss this opportunity to hear some examples of our students’ work. Visit esm.rochester.edu/community/springfest for a full schedule of events!

Fairport Canal Days is coming up June 1-June 2!

Fairport Canal Days – celebrating our 43rd year as one of the premier juried art festivals.  Situated alongside the historic Eric Canal in the scenic Village of Fairport.  One of the most popular arts festivals in New York State, Fairport Canal Days sets sail June 1st & 2nd, 2019, with an opening chicken BBQ and concert on the evening of May 31st. Join us and enjoy over 200 artisans, 40 food vendors, and 60+ musical performers on 5 stages. It's family friendly, fantastic fun. Click here for more information. The Kids Zone features the Eastman Community Music School instrument 'petting zoo,' Spotlight School for the Performing Arts performances, YMCA Dunk Tank & Gaga Pit! There is a Chicken BBQ on Friday May 31, 4:30 to 9:00 pm. Canal Days Artisans, Vendors, and Entertainment on Saturday June 1, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Fairport Canal Days has a no pet policy. Thank you.

Spring at the Public Market: An Essential Rochester Experience

The City of Rochester Public Market is open year-round, but in spring the Market really buzzes! Local goods and goodness flood the Market, along with foods from around the country and world. Plus--bunches of free-admission special events are offered for the community. In May and June, regular Market shopping is offered three days a week as always (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays); there are also several Community Garage Sales (our "flea markets"), Flower City Days plant sales, and two Food Truck Rodeos. Check it all out at www.cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket and www.cityofrochester.gov/marketevents. Stay extra tuned to all things Market on Facebook and Instagram.


Featured Events

Thu, May 23-26: The Undeniable Sound of Right Now at Blackfriars Theatre Taking place in the culturally fluid setting of Chicago in the early 90s, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now explores the generational struggle of adapting amid changing times and changing tastes.

Thu, May 23: Sip & Paint Series at Casa Larga at Casa Larga Vineyards Join us for our Sip & Paint series at Casa Larga! Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun and fabulous art! (Flamingo canvas)

Thu, May 23: Rochester Red Wings Home Games at Rochester Red Wings Come cheer on your favorite baseball team as they step up to the home plate at Frontier Field! (Vs. Buffalo Bisons)

Thu, May 23: Gatsby in the Garden by Rochester Cocktail Revival at Memorial Art Gallery This evening al fresco affair previews the flavors and festivities of RCR 2019 in a roaring twenties-inspired setting. Revelers will enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres, and lawn games while sipping specialty cocktails on the MAG's blooming grounds. Bring on the fringe, Oxfords, tweed and sequins -- prizes will be awarded for best 1920s attire in solo and couples categories.

Thu, May 23-June 2: The 39 Steps at WallByrd Theatre Co. The 39 Steps is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest. (See review)

Thu, May 23-26: Eastman Entertains: At the Movies at George Eastman Museum Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, an array of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, returns to the George Eastman Museum. Now in its fourth year, the display is made up of nearly twenty tablescapes inspired by popular motion pictures, on view throughout the historic mansion. This year's selection take inspiration from movies such as Clue, Hocus Pocus, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, The Sting, and We Bought a Zoo.

Fri, May 24-June 2: Revival The Resurrection of Son House at Geva Theatre Center Revival brings blues legend Son House back to life on the Geva stage. From his beginnings in rural Mississippi, through personal crises and his relatively obscure life in Rochester, to the stunning rebirth of his career in 1964. A celebration of the musical legacy of the man who inspired generations of blues artists from B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt, to Susan Tedeschi, Joe Bonamassa, and Jack White.

Fri, May 24: A Tribute to Connie Francis: America's Sweetheart of Song at Bruce Music and Theatre Academy Be whisked away in the memories of the 50's and 60's with America's sweetheart of song: Connie Francis. The story follows a down-on-her luck music fan who just lost her most prized possession: her Connie Francis scrapbook! Audiences will experience the retelling of her memories as they come to life on stage. Featuring greatest hits including "Where the Boys Are," "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick On Your Collar," "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," and many more.

Sat, May 25: Edgerton Model Railroad Layouts Open House at Edgerton Recreation Center Edgerton Model Train Room Open House. O-gauge model train layouts set in the 4 seasons with operating accessories and vintage model railroading displays. Visit us 11 AM - 2 PM the last Saturday of every month at Edgerton Recreation Center. Parking and admission are FREE.

Sat, May 25: Monthly Stargazing at Penn Dixie at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve Join us for an out-of-this-world experience! Our astronomers will map the night sky — including stars, planets, constellations, and deep space objects — for you using a variety of telescopes and specialized equipment. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs, warm clothing, blankets, and food/beverages. We’ll have plenty of telescopes, but you can bring yours along, too, if you’d like some expert advice.

Sat, May 25: Julia Roberts Film Series at George Eastman Museum One of the biggest stars in the world, Julia Roberts is an actor whose career recalls those of the stars of Hollywood’s heyday. Her empathetic portrayals, whether they be everyday people or celebrities, allow the audience a peek behind the curtain, inside the mind of another individual. Her expressiveness intimates a deep understanding, full of emotion. (Erin Brockovich)

Sat, May 25-June 30: Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth at Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Travel the globe to investigate the spectacular soundscapes of Costa Rica’s rainforests, Hawaii’s coral reefs, and Mongolia’s vast grasslands. Learn how animals use sounds to survive and communicate in lush, but threatened environments.

Sat, May 2-Oct. 27: Wild Game Safari Tours at Hidden Valley at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Embark on a 55 minute guided safari tour through Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park and experience over 30 different species and 400 animals. Get up close with the wild as camels, zebras, water buffalo, texas longhorn, and more come right up to the tour.

Sun, May 26: Going for Baroque at Memorial Art Gallery Enjoy a 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on Eastman’s Italian Baroque organ by students at the Eastman School of Music.
 
Sun, May 26: Live Music at Living Roots at Living Roots Wine & Co. End your weekend on a high note at Living Roots Wine & Co. with Live Music, performed in the tasting room. (Ben Haravitch)
 
Sun, May 26: Israeli Folk Dancing at Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester Beginner Lessons are from 6:30-7pm and then open dance is from 7-9pm. No registration required. Just drop in and dance!

Sun, May 26: Sip & Bead at Casa Larga at Casa Larga Vineyards Time to Sip & Bead! Experience an afternoon of creativity and relaxation with the Bead Breakout team at Casa Larga Vineyards!

Mon, May 27: Old Falls Street Memorial Day Block Party at Old Falls Street Let’s kickoff the tourist season in Niagara Falls! Join Old Falls Street, USA for a Memorial Day Weekend Celebration from Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th with activities from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. daily.
 

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