A peek into Rochester's literary scene
Rochester's got many organizations and literary centers that support its crowd of authors, poets, and lit-loving audiences.

Exhibit A+

A survey of Rochester's museums, galleries, art studios, and public art
Rochester is regularly called a "city of the arts" by politicians and cultural movers and shakers alike.

A renters' rights run-down

Some recent, high-profile cases of negligent landlords, along with an explosion of new high-end apartment complexes with equally high-end rents, have brought issues of housing and renters rights to the fore.

A guide for all seasons

You might think you know all there is to know about your hometown, but you can live in a place your entire life and learn something new about it every day. That's what CITY's Annual Manual is all about.

From ale to weisse, Rochester brews it

The Flower City loves beer and there's no shortage of fresh, local brews.

For the kids

Family-friendly options in Rochester
If there is one constant theme to greater Rochester, it's that the area is a great place to raise kids.

Take me to your leader

Greater Rochester saw a lot of changes in its political scene in the last year.

Moving the needle

As the third-largest city in New York, Rochester has a rich local media scene, with a daily newspaper, a feisty alternative news weekly, three network television news affiliates, and dozens of radio stations.

The sites for sounds

A curated guide to essential local concert venues
Location is everything when it comes to seeing music performed live.

Welcome to the neighborhood(s)

When we talk about "Rochester," we're not just talking about the city.

Dive into the nightlife

As the old Willie Nelson song goes, "The nightlife ain't no life, but it's my life."

Susan B.'s Big Year

Rochester has grand plans to celebrate its favorite daughter — Susan B. Anthony — and her accomplishments throughout 2020, a year that marks a trifecta of important anniversaries.

House party

Rochester's off-off-really-off-Broadway performance venues
For a city of Rochester's population size and general distance from the Great White Way, there's an impressive amount of talent and options for theatre lovers.

Weed in the Flower City

Let's make one thing clear off the bat: Recreational cannabis was not yet legal in New York as of this guide's publishing.


* "Bacurau" (2019) @ Virtual Little Theatre

* "Bacurau" (2019) @ Virtual Little Theatre

Call for Art: 16th Annual Artist Row Juried Art Show @ Friends of the Public Market

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Call for Art: Print Club of Rochester @ RIT City Art Space

Exhibit opens Jun 5....

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  • * "Bacurau" (2019) @ Virtual Little Theatre

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    • Through April 30
  • Call for Art: Print Club of Rochester @ RIT City Art Space

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