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The Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission announces they are celebrating Juneteenth with the annual Juneteenth Festival. The festival will take place on June 15, 2024, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street Rochester, NY. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. and the festival will begin immediately after […]

The Puerto Rican Festival just announced its 54th weekend celebration. This will be held at a new location in downtown’s Parcel 5 from Thursday August 1st through Saturday August 3rd. Puerto Rican Festival dates announced (rochesterfirst.com)

Every April 27th, South Africans commemorate Freedom Day, marking the historic 1994 election that ended apartheid and introduced democracy to the nation. This day celebrates the moment when Nelson Mandela, freshly released from 27 years in prison, was elected as South Africa’s first Black president. The election was a pivotal turning point, facilitated by F.W. […]

The City of Rochester has announced the lineup for the 2024 Party in the Park, set to take place every Thursday from July 11 through August 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Now in its 27th year, the event will feature a mix of established and tribute bands, starting at 6:00 p.m. with opening […]

Mary J. Blige is making significant waves with both her musical career and philanthropic efforts. Recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blige is also preparing to release what could be her final album later this year. Concurrently, she is focusing on the 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit in […]

During the second weekend of Coachella 2024, Tyler the Creator reunited with Earl Sweatshirt, another member of the Odd Future collective, for a memorable performance. The duo performed “AssMilk” for the first time since 2014 and “Rusty,” making it a standout moment in Tyler’s guest-less set, which contrasted with the previous weekend’s appearances by multiple […]

Rochester residents are encouraged to attend a Disaster Preparation Training Course aimed at equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to and recover from disasters. The training, provided by the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps, will cover essential steps and supplies needed for both natural and man-made disasters. Mayor Malik Evans […]

Kid Cudi, a last-minute addition to the second weekend lineup of Coachella 2024, broke his foot after jumping offstage during his set in the Sahara tent. The incident forced him to end his performance early. Cudi later shared on X that this was his first time breaking a bone and expressed gratitude for the support […]

This Earth Day 2024, President Joe Biden announced a $7b investment in solar energy through the “Solar for All” initiative, funded by the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act passed in 2023. This program aims to enhance access to clean energy for over 900,000 households in disadvantaged communities. The investment is part of a broader week […]

The Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State is proposing a new scenic byway to link historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad across the state. Named the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad New York Corridor, this 500-mile route would extend from New York City to Niagara Falls, traversing 21 counties including Monroe. The initiative, spearheaded […]

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