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Maplewood Rose Celebration

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Party on the Bridge cancelled

The Party on the Bridge celebration scheduled for Friday, June 12 has been cancelled due to inclment weather.

Celebrate the Rose, Celebrate a Neighborhood

The roses are in bloom and a full program of activities awaits visitors to the 25th annual Maplewood Rose Celebration, to be held Friday,   June 12-Sunday, June 14 in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden.  The event, coordinated by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, features family entertainment, food, and much more.

The Maplewood Rose Festival weekend continues with a cornucopia of activities that celebrate Rochester's history, ecology, people, and illustrious horticultural heritage. 

In particular this festival is an illumination and celebration of the Maplewood Neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Northwest Rochester neighborhood boasts hundreds of elegant century-old homes as well as parks and gardens designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, known as America's greatest landscape architect. This dazzling “built environment,” when combined with the natural majesty of the river and gorge, make for a truly unique urban neighborhood.

The Maplewood Neighborhood Association’s remarkable volunteers have partnered with the City to showcase its fantastic history, architecture, natural features, parks, and people.   

Complete 2015 Maplewood Rose Celebration Schedule:


Saturday, June 13  

• 11 a.m.–4 p.m.: Genesee Gorge and Falls Tours. Neighborhood docents will lead a fascinating, narrated tour of the historic and beautiful Lower Falls Park. Tours are ongoing; last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m. Meet at Gorge Guide tent near festival welcome area.

• 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Arts and Crafts Show; Children’s Vendors

• 11 a.m.–5 p.m: Children’s inflatables, a fundraiser for the 10th Ward Tigers.

• 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Tour and enjoy the Maplewood Rose Garden. Learn from the City’s Rosarian and members of the Greater Rochester Rose Society.

• 11 a.m.–6 p.m.: Food vendors available (fee)

• 1 p.m.–2 p.m.: Perennial Swap. Bring your labeled perennials with care instructions to trade with fellow gardeners. Meet at tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

• 12–2 p.m.: Gathering of Community Gardeners. Garden related displays, exhibits and demonstrations. Meet at tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

• 12-1 p.m.: Classic Strings-Violin and Guitar in the Rose Garden.

• 1-2 p.m.: Garden Photography Workshop. Bring your camera! Meet at fountain in the Rose Garden.

• 1–5p.m.: Wine and Jazz in the Garden. Features area wineries and farmers sampling and selling their wares in the garden amidst the fragrant bouquet of roses. Jazz musicians all afternoon, featuring Darryl Parker Trio and Phil de Chateauvieux. Fee for tastings, with all proceeds benefit the Maplewood Neighborhood Association.

• 4–6:30 p.m.: Lady Rose and her jazz sounds in the Big Gazebo.


Sunday, June 14    

 • 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Recreation on the Move. The City Bureau of Recreation’s award winning mobile recreation center will roll out to Maplewood Park for the festival with great children’s activities including a scavenger hunt in the Rose Garden!

• 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Children’s inflatables, a fundraiser for the 10th Ward Tigers.

• 11 a.m.–4 p.m.: Genesee Gorge and Falls Tours. Neighborhood docents will lead you on a fascinating, narrated tour of the historic and beautiful Lower Falls Park. Tours are ongoing, last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m.. Meet at the Gorge Guide tent near festival welcome area.

• 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Arts and Crafts Show; Children’s Vendors

• 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Food vendors available (fee)

• 12-1 p.m.: Classic Strings-Violin and Cello in the Rose Garden.

• 12 p.m.–4 p.m.: Plant Sale/workshops with plant enthusiast Mike Hannen. Meet at tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

• 1–2:30 p.m.: Historic Maplewood Tour. Join local Architect Christopher Brandt for a walking tour of the beauty and architecture of the historic Maplewood neighborhood. Meet at the Rose Festival Welcome tent.

• 2 p.m.–4 p.m.: Music by the Dady Brothers Irish and Folk.
 

Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Information

Handicapped parking only in Maplewood Park lot (Driving Park Avenue). Other parking available on adjoining streets and in the Hawk Eye parking lot at the corner of St. Paul Boulevard and Avenue E, directly across the Driving Park Bridge from Maplewood Park (shuttle provided). The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority offers bus service to several stops within a short walk of Maplewood Park—for more information on these routes and schedules, go to www.myrts.com orcall 288-1700. Bike enthusiasts can avoid traffic and parking challenges by riding to the event along the wonderful Genesee Riverway Trail .

You can also take a bus to the festivities: Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to Maplewood Park  

 


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