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The 2024 Rochester Lilac Festival just announced this year’s artists performances. Friday, May 10: Direct support: Left-Handed 2nd Baseman at 5:30 p.m. Headliner: Rayland Baxter at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11: Direct support: Zahyia at 5:30 p.m. Headliner: Butcher Brown at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12: Direct support: Grace Serene and the Super Clean at […]

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester has been named one of the top pop culture museums in the United States, securing the third spot in the 2024 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Recognized for its interactive exhibits and recent 90,000-square-foot expansion, the museum offers a variety of attractions including the ESL Digital […]

Rochester’s Own Roland Williams is not only a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL Superbowl champion but also the founder of the Champion Academy that’s been around since 2015 to help teens in the area overcome barriers and reach their full potential. As of now the Champion’s Academy program is servicing 100 teens and with this […]

The Rochester school board voted to change 7 different school names, and one school is being named after Andrew A. Langston. The Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Monroe County Broadcasting Company and WDKX-FM.  Andrew A. Langston Middle School at the Jefferson Campus at Edgerton Park. The schools are listed below, along with the district’s descriptions […]

Rochester Red Wings’ General Manager, Dan Mason, announces a unique promotion for the team’s opening day. Mason, known as the “Duke of Doppler,” guarantees that if the temperature does not reach at least 50 degrees on the ballpark thermometer on opening day, fans can exchange their tickets for another home game in April or May. […]

New York State’s only remaining black-owned commercial radio station celebrates 50 years in Rochester. Andre Langston was just a kid when his parents Andrew and Gloria Langston moved here in the 1960’s. “Content is what’s going to save radio, ” Langston explains, “If you have content people will listen.” As the host of the popular […]

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) – The Community Justice Initiative launched its Black Business Marketplace series in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, February 4th. The Black Business Marketplace featured over 20 businesses, raffle prizes, testimonials, and music performances. The series aims to promote Black-owned businesses to foster economic stability within the Black community. This initiative encourages more business […]

The dates are set for the Rochester Lilac Festival which will to take place on May 10th-19th and is expected to bring back over 500,000 visitors to see the lilacs and take part in the annual traditions of the festival. The festival organizers announced the following key dates and events for this year’s festival: May […]

In January, Rochester was introduced to the redevelopment plans for the Bull’s Head neighborhood by Dawson Co. and its subsidiary, DevelopROC. The redevelopment encompasses the area around West Main Street, Genesee Street, Chili Avenue, West Avenue, and Brown Street. The ambitious plan includes market-rate and affordable housing, commercial spaces, urban farming, a grocery store, and […]

The City of Rochester has given an update regarding the state of housing in the city as a new law on vacant houses takes effect this month. A new law will require any property owner with a building that’s been vacant for at least 60 days to register that property with the city and come […]


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