New Year's Eve Celebration

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12/31/2010 at 7:00 PM to 12/31/2010 at 10:30 PM


New Year's Eve Celebration for the entire family.
Come to the City of Rochester's free celebration in the Convention Center. Downtown Rochester will play host to an abundance of fun-filled activities. Free skate admission will be available to patrons for an Early New Year’s Eve Skate at the Manhattan Square Rink and will continue into a late-evening open-skate session.  If ice skating is not your cup of tea, the Convention Center will be home to three hours of kid-friendly entertainment  for families, followed by a magnificent fireworks display!  

December 31st Schedule of Events

6 to 8 p.m. (Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink)
  • Free Family Skate with Beal's Rock and Roll Review
  • Very limited skate rental is available at $3 per person with valid NYS license or I.D.
9 to 11 p.m.(Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink)
  • Free Adult Skate
  • Very limited skate rental is available at $3 per person with valid NYS license or I.D. 

7 to 9:50 p.m. (Convention Center):

  • The festivities will kick off with a dance party for the whole family, hosted by long-time local DJ, Anthony DeStefano 
  • Inflatable attractions will include a Giant Bounce House, King of the Mountain Climbing Wall, Chaos Obstacle Course, Bungee Run and Velcro Sticky Wall
  • An old-time Photo Booth
  • Arts and crafts provided by the City's Bureau of Recreation "Rec on the Move" Staff
  • Also featured will be some of Rochester's favorite family entertainers including:
    • The Magic Guy
    • Just Clowning Around with Crystal and Scooter
    • Premier Henna Tattoo Artist, Robin Jaeckel 
    • Noted Caricaturists David "Mr. Bippy" Boyer and Mary Kay Williams.

9:50 to 10:15 p.m. (Outside the Convention Center, overlooking the Main Street Bridge
We'll move outside the Convention Center at 9:50 p.m., to view the City's spectacular fireworks finale - the largest show in Rochester - which will close out the evening with a BANG at 10 p.m.



Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main St..                              map


Call 311 (outside of city limits call 585-428-5990)




Free parking will be available at City-owned parking garages and on street meters after 6 p.m.  

Court St. Garage, 194 Court St.
Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh St. 
South Ave. Garage, 36 South Ave.

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Street Closures:

Motorist Advisory

  • Main St., from South Ave. to Exchange Blvd., will be closed to vehicles and buses from 6-11 p.m. (local delivery access will be allowed).  RTS buses which utilize this block will be re-directed to Broad St. and Andrews St. during this time.
  • Court St., from Exchange Blvd. to South Ave., will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 3-11 p.m.
  • Woodbury Blvd., from St. Mary’s Place to South Ave., will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 9–10:45 p.m.
  • South Ave., from Main St. to Griffith St., will close 9:45–10:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks will be launched from the eastbound entrance ramp to I-490 off the Inner Loop over the Genesee River downtown, the river walk behind One Mt. Hope Avenue and the Court St. Bridge.
  • No stopping will be allowed on Route 490.

Disabled or
Hearing Impaired

Rochester Riverside Convention Center is handicap accessible - most convenient parking is in the South Ave. Garage with enclosed walkway from the garage to the Convention Center.

Food Offerings:

Food available for purchase at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.