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Dear (585) friends,

We know it’s been a taxing week, especially for our BIPOC readers.

Rochester made national headlines this week for the death of Daniel Prude at the hands of local law enforcement—more than four months ago. In response, Mayor Lovely Warren announced yesterday that the seven officers involved have been suspended.

Our hearts go out to the family of Daniel Prude, and we stand in solidarity with the Black community.

In an effort to provide our readers with opportunities to get out into the community and foster relationships with neighbors, we have compiled a list below of happenings over the next week. Please find time to connect with each other and listen to each other.

  • The Rochester Cycling Alliance and Reconnect Rochester will be screening Why We Cycle as a part of its Rochester Street Films series on Thursday, September 10. The Dutch film explores why the Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly places on the planet. Following the virtual screening, a panel of speakers will explore what we can learn from the Dutch and how Rochester can get more residents on two wheels. Panelists will include Mitch Gruber, Chief Strategy Officer at Foodlink and member of Rochester City Council, and Robin Wilt, Town of Brighton Councilmember, among others. Suggested donation for registration is $5 to $25.


  • Who doesn’t love the excitement of the deep dive into thrift store bins and the thrill of a unique find? The V.A.U.L.T, or Vintage and Upcycled Lasting Treasures, is a pop-up shop in the form of an indoor market in Dansville, providing you with just that experience! Organizer Nicole Alioto is expecting twelve to fifteen vendors for the market, which will sell pre-1995 items including furniture, home décor, vinyl albums, upcycled goods, and more. The market will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, September 9, and close up shop on December 26. Business is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, except major holidays.


  • It’s been nineteen years since we lost thousands of lives on 9/11, and Five Sons Winery & RG Brewery in Brockport want to honor those we lost with their Lights in the Sky event on Friday, September 11. Biodegradable paper lanterns will be available for $5 and will be released at 9:11 p.m. at the winery. Food and drink specials will be also be available, and all proceeds from purchase of the lamps will be donated to local law enforcement.


  • The benefits of mindfulness in your daily routine are numerous, and the Body Oracle wants to introduce folks to the practice through its Mindful Eating Workshop on Sunday, September 6, in Bergen. The Bergen Center for Holistic Health & Well-Being will host the event, which will focus on slowing down at the dinner table, being present, and utilizing all senses during a meal. Facilitate changes in your relationship with food and with your body while decreasing stress. $15 for the class or $55 for a series of four classes.


  • Another opportunity to destress and get a little silly can be found in Brockport on the Ladue Alpacas farm with its Alpaca Yoga classes. Lauren Blair from The Whole Approach leads students through a gentle yoga session on the farm—just bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket and a camera. Upcoming classes include tonight’s session at 6 p.m. (Friday, September 4), as well as a session at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12. Classes are forty-five minutes long and $14 per person. Kids are welcome.


  • If you’ve ever wanted to kickstart your hiking game but just don’t know where to start, you may want to check out the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s Hiking 101 series this Saturday, September 5. Tips will be provided ahead of time on what to pack and wear, and the journey will be lead by experienced hikers. Saturday’s moderate hike near Hammondsport will showcase breathtaking views into the gorge of Mitchellsville Creek. This 4.5 mile hike is found in the FLT/Wegmans Central Passport Books, and the trip can easily be shortened to a quicker 2.5 mile hike.

Our September/October edition of (585) Magazine recently hit stands—don’t forget to grab your copy!

And don’t forget to be good to each other.

Stay well,

– Jinelle Vaiana, contributing writer

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