Thursday, October 12, 2017

It’s that BOO! time of year!

A family-friendly Halloween costume parade will be held in Fairport on Friday, October 27th starting at 6pm.  All ages are welcome to dress up in their spookiest or loveliest costume and walk in the parade which starts at Johanna Perrin Middle School (Fairport) parking lot and concludes at Potter Park.  Complimentary doughnuts and cider provided by the Fairport Fire Department. Unfortunately, in the event of inclement weather, the activity will be cancelled. Sponsors are Fairport Rotary Club and Perinton Recreation & Parks.


As the warm days turn cooler perhaps you are considering a new hobby?  Can you visualize making a stained glass suncatcher for your home?  Perinton Rec. and Parks is offering a beginners stained glass making class for adults 18 years of age and older.  Choose from a number of designs and learn to cut, fit, foil and solder your project.  Monique Hunter, of Dancing Light Stained Glass Studio will instruct the 4-hour class.  Participants must pre-register, either online or completing the registration sheet  

Code: 445880-A
Sat, 10/14 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (1 class)

Code: 445880-B
Tue, 10/24 5:00-9:00 PM (1 class)  
Cost is $50.


Take note! For those of us still mourning the closing of POSSIBILITIES, a new retail store has opened in Fairport, and it’s chock-full of unique surprises!  PURPLE MOON COTTAGE is your go-to store for unique jewelry gifts, holiday decorating items, furniture (Yes!  They offer many pieces of furniture on consignment.), candles, bakeware, and decorative pieces to make your home feel warm and look stunning. Plenty of parking and centrally located at 581 Whitney Rd., Purple Moon Cottage has just what you are looking for!  Open Tuesday through Sunday for your shopping pleasure!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Crescent Trail Guided Hike

The Crescent Trail is a system of footpaths within the Town of Perinton suitable for uses such as hiking, cross-country running, snowshoeing, nature study, and photography.  Approximately thirty-five miles of footpaths provide public access to wooded hills, Town parklands, scenic overlooks, the margins of wetlands, and other preserved open spaces. The Trail connects with the Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the RS&E Trolley Trail.
Most sections of the Crescent Trail are single-lane dirt pathways. A continuous, orange-blazed main trail is nearly completed – planned as a crescent-shaped route between the southwest and northeast quadrants of Perinton. Additional branch trails, loop trails, connecting paths, and access paths allow self-guided walks of up to two hours. Longer, half-day or day-long outings can be enjoyed as point to point hikes or by using connections with the Trolley Trail or Canal Trail. 
Many sections of the Crescent Trail are on private land. The continued use of the Trail and the opening of new sections depend upon users obeying posted signs and respecting the rights of property owners. If you see trash on the Trail during your hike, please pick it up and carry it out, to help keep our trail ways clean! Motorized and wheeled vehicles, including bicycles, are not permitted on the Crescent Trail. 

The next Crescent Trail Guided Hike is planned for August 13, 2017. For information call the CTHA voice mailbox at 585-234-1621 to leave a message or listen to a recording of the upcoming monthly hike, or send an email to

Casa Larga Patio Party

Thursday night is party night at Casa Larga!

Party on the patio by the vineyard with live music, local food trucks, wine and craft beer. Thursday nights during the summer from 5:30-8:30. Enjoy music, great food and wine tasting. 
Patio Party Every Thursday night, rain or shine.

Fairport Music Festival-Summer 201

Friday, August 25 and Saturday August 26  

The annual Fairport Music Festival combines music, food and fun for two great nights that support a great cause. Held near the Box Factory Building, the event offers more than 30 bands on four stages, with an eclectic mix of folk, indie, blues rock, original rock, and funk and tribute bands. All proceeds benefit the University of Rochester's Golisano's Children's Hospital. The event includes the Taste of Fairport Food Festival, with over 20 local and area restaurants involved, as well as beer and wine samplings at every stage. There is also a variety of family and kids activities. 

Two days of music - Friday from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday from Noon to 10pm

2017 Music Lineup - Here We Go!


5:00-6:00 Jumbo Shrimp - Pop/Rock
6:30-8:00 Adam Ezra Group - Folk/Roots
8:30-10:00 Junkyardfieldtrip - Rock

The Festival …

In addition to the thirty plus bands that provide non-stop entertainment for this one-day. two-night show, the event includes children’s activities, games, crafts, and festival foods provided by many area food trucks and vendors. There is even a section for not-for-profit agencies to advertise their mission presence in the community. 

The Results …

Now approaching its 12th year of operations, the Festival has grown into a local and regional favorite for thousands to celebrate the event and the community’s great fortune in having a stand-alone Children’s Hospital in the greater Rochester Area. 
To date, the Fairport Music Festival has generated over $900,000 to non-budgeted GCH needs, and, most recently, have committed $750,000 to the building project of a pediatric cardiac surgery suite in the newly built and still growing hospital.100% of the proceeds are donated to Golisano's Children's Hospital at Strong and all involved in producing the event do so on a volunteer basis.

Monroe County Library V.I.P Pass Program

Looking for a day trip?  Your Fairport Library has an amazing deal for you…. THE MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM V.I.P PASS PROGRAM!

Your library card gets you special discounts at area museums and theatres, such as The Memorial Art Gallery, GEVA, The Stone-Tolan House Historical Site, and many others.  Simply to the Fairport Public Library and check out a V.I.P. pass, take the pass to the Museum/Theatre partner and enjoy special admission prices.  After enjoying  your outing, return the V.I.P. pass to the library so another person can check it out.  A listing of the museum and theater partners is on the library website at,