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Maplewood Rose Celebration Will Begin June 12

By Staff

 

maplewood celebration - MR  localThe Maplewood Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the city of Rochester, will hold its 25th annual Maplewood Rose Celebration from Friday, June 12, to Sunday, June 14, in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden, city officials said. The event will feature entertainment, food, and activities.

According to officials, the festival has been designed to celebrate history, ecology, and horticultural heritage in the area.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Maplewood Neighborhood consists of century-old homes, as well as parks and gardens designed by the landscape architect firm Frederick Law Olmsted.

Here is the event’s full schedule:

Friday, June 12, 7p.m. to 10 p.m. 
The celebration begins will begin with zydeco music and dancing on the Driving Park Bridge. The event will include activities for kids and families, food from a variety of vendors, along with displays from local not-for profits and fireworks at dusk.

Saturday, June 13
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Genesee Gorge and Falls Tours. Neighborhood docents will lead a fascinating, narrated tour of the historic Lower Falls Park. Tours will be ongoing; last tour will leave at 3:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Gorge Guide tent near the festival welcome area.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arts and Crafts Show; Children’s Vendors

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

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tour of the Maplewood Rose Garden, guided by the city’s Rosarian, and members of the Greater Rochester Rose Society.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Food vendors available. There will be fees.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Perennial Swap. Participants may bring labeled perennials with care instructions to trade with fellow gardeners. They will meet at the tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

12 to 2 p.m., Gathering of Community Gardeners. Garden related displays, exhibits and demonstrations. Participants will meet at the tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

12 to 1 p.m., Classic Strings, Violin and Guitar in the Rose Garden.

1 p.m.  to 2 p.m., Garden Photography Workshop. Participants should bring cameras and meet at fountain in the Rose Garden.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wine and Jazz in the Garden. The event will feature area wineries and farmers, sampling and selling their wares in the garden. Jazz musicians will play all afternoon, featuring Darryl Parker Trio, and Phil de Chateauvieux. There will be a fee for tastings, with all proceeds benefitting the Maplewood Neighborhood Association.

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

Sunday, June 14   
11 a.m. to 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 children’s activities, including a scavenger hunt in the Rose Garden.

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

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Genesee Gorge and Falls Tours. Neighborhood docents will lead participants on a narrated tour of the historic Lower Falls Park. Tours will be ongoing; last tour will leave at 3:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Gorge Guide tent near the festival welcome area.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arts and Crafts Show; Children’s Vendors

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Food vendors available. There will be fees.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Classic Strings,Violin and Cello in the Rose Garden.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Plant sale/workshops with plant-enthusiast Mike Hannen. Participants will meet at tent near the Rose Garden fountain.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Historic Maplewood Tour. Local Architect Christopher Brandt will guide a walking tour of the historic Maplewood neighborhood. Participants will meet at the Rose Festival Welcome tent.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Music by the Dady Brothers Irish and Folk.

Event  Transportation and Parking  Information
Only Handicapped parking will be available in Maplewood Park lot, on Driving Park Ave. Additional parking will be available on adjoining streets, and in the Hawk Eye parking lot at the corner of St. Paul Blvd. and Ave. E, directly across the Driving Park Bridge from Maplewood Park. A shuttle will be provided.

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority will also offer bus service to several stops within a short distance to Maplewood Park.

Visit www.rgrta.org, or call 585-654-0200, for additional information on bus routes and schedules. Officials said bicyclists can also ride to the event along the Genesee Riverway Trail. (At www.cityofrochester.gov, type Genesee Riverway Trail into the search box).

Interested individuals may also use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s Google Trip Planner to take the bus to the park.