Winter Guide

Winter, with its bitter-cold bite, is an inevitable reality in Rochester. But that doesn't mean you have to retreat into hibernation. Our 2019 Winter Guide is a curated compilation of cold-weather ideas and activities to warm the soul and coax you out of the winter blues.

Gently down the stream

Binge your way through this winter
Between network and cable television, and streaming services incessantly launching their own original programming, there's such a constant deluge of visual media competing for our attention. It would be a challenge finding time for even a fraction of all that content.

Signs of life

Encounters with winter wildlife

19 for '19

Events to turn winter blahs into winter Ra-cha-chas
Perhaps you've heard that voice before, the one that says there's nothing to do in Rochester. The one that says it's too cold.

Ice school

You, too, can play hockey
Ice hockey is the quintessential winter sport. The game requires a rare combination of strength and finesse, but the goal is simple: get the puck in the back of the other team's net.

Beyond the toddy

Winter drinks used to be big. This winter in Rochester, they still are.
The 1971 edition of Playboy's Bar Guide devotes an entire chapter to cold-weather tipples. "Nowadays any cool evening in the fall or winter is reason enough for filling the cups to the brim with grogs and nogs," it says.


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Rochester Fringe 2019

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Popular Events

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Cinderella @ Lyric Theatre

    • Sun., Oct. 20, 2 & 4:30 p.m. $10-$16
  • "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) @ Dryden Theatre

    • Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m. $5-$10
  • Rochester Poets: Deb Koen @ Legacy at Cranberry Landing

    • Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
  • Spirits of the Past @ Genesee Country Village & Museum

    • Sun., Oct. 20 $23/$25
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  • ZooBoo @ Seneca Park Zoo

    • Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $6.50/$8.50

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