(…You should come to the Rochester Rust Belt Takeover)
Waterfalls, park systems, historic stuff, great coffee, quirky shops, plenty of craft beer to go around…
These are just a few reasons we YUPs love Rochester, and we want to share as much as we can with all our fine RBCoYP folks! SO, here are 5 reasons you want to come spend the weekend with us!
#1 – Have a chance to hang with the coolest dead people around.
Now, we Rochesterians can be biased in this perspective, but Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass were nothing to sneeze at back in the day. We are so proud to own these names as a part of Rochester history and want you to fall in love with them too. Mt. Hope Cemetery (America’s first municipal Victorian cemetery) is sure to please the eye and spark the imagination of all who enter its gates.
#2 – Bowl in an old radio factory.
We are going to hang in our newest attraction – Radio Social. Knock a few pins around, sling back some drinks and fine food, and meet up with friends old and new. There is a lot to take in in this former industrial space – come and experience it with us!
#3 – EATS, EATS, EATS!
You will have a chance to sample plenty of local favorites! Of course, we just NEED you to try out the local staple: The Garbage Plate! There are so many places around the area to pick up a plate, but you always have to start at the birthplace: Nick Tahou’s!
We also need to treat you to the best burger at Swillburger//Playhouse where not only can you enjoy delicious eats, but you also get to play your favorite childhood arcade games!
#4 – Wall\Therapy
Wall\Therapy is a non-profit working to inspire and heal our city through beautiful art. The city is a canvas for local and world renowned artists to showcase their work and share it with everyone. If street art is your thing–and even if it isn’t–you’ll find yourself moved and sometimes challenged by all the various samplings of art available to the eye through Wall\Therapy.
#5 – High Falls
When a waterfall runs through the middle of your city, it’s going to shape not only its geography, but also its industry and history. Stroll with us through the area that made Rochester the Flour City. Take in amazing views, catch a few ghost signs, and learn about how our city was shaped by the Genesee River.
There are so many more reasons to spend a gorgeous summer weekend in Rochester with the YUPs. Most of all we hope you will come to connect and have a good time, take in history and awesome architecture and live it up Rochester style!
Register here! (to help offest the costs of reserving space at Radio Social on Friday night, we’re asking for a voluntary $10 donation). Thanks and see you there!