Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Week ahead: For the week of Monday, February 22

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Rochester For Progress will hold a downtown march for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. The march starts at City Hall, 30 Church Street, and participants are asked to wear their “Bernie gear.” The route is about 1.5 miles.

The date was chosen, according to organizers, because it is the last Saturday before Super Tuesday on March 1.


Sam Schwartz, former traffic commissioner for New York City, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at the Little Theatre 1. Schwartz’s lecture, “Street Smart: Cities & Transportation – Why Speed Matters,” is free.

Schwartz’s book, “Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars,” chronicles the history of transportation in American cities and provides an inspiring off-road map to a more vibrant urban future. His firm, Sam Schwartz Engineering recently produced a plan for the redesign of East Main Street in Rochester.

Seats for the lecture can be reserved at www.ReconnectRochester.org/SAM


The City of Rochester will hold a community meeting to discuss preliminary design improvements to the playground at Cobbs Hill Park at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at the Lake Riley Lodge.

If you need special arrangements for the meeting (translators, handicap accessibility, or further information), contact Robin Schutte at 428-6959


A free electronics recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, at EcoPark, 10 Avion Drive.

Go to www.sunnking.com/consumer-business/acceptable-materials/ for a list of acceptable materials.


The Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Black Student Caucus will present the last of its Blackness Restored series on Wednesday, February 24, on the CRCDS campus.

CRCDS alumnus and Pastor Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood of Brooklyn will preach on Black JUSTICE Restored, and will lead a conversation regarding the liberation of people who are marginalized by supposed systems of justice.

Services begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel. Soup, cider and conversation will follow at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact GP Dickerson-Hanks at (585) 340-9651.


Due to severe weather conditions, the Rochester City Council canceled its regularly scheduled meeting last week. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 25.

Speak to Council will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Council meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Both are in Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street. To sign up for speak to Council, call (585) 428-7421. The deadline is 5:30 p.m. on February 25.


The City of Rochester's Bureau of Architecture and Engineering will hold a public information meeting to discuss concepts to revitalize Charles Carroll Plaza, which is located along the river between Main and Andrews streets.

The project's design team will share conceptual ideas and activities.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at the Holiday Inn downtown, 70 State Street. Free parking will be available at the Genesee Crossroads Parking Garage. 

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