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,

A Steamer Ship Trip on Lake Ontario: Rochester, NY to Cobourg, ON

If you missed it last year, it’s back by popular demand! A Steamer Ship Trip on Lake Ontario: Rochester, NY to Cobourg, ON.  Again this summer, Tom Brewer will talk about the history of the Ontario Car Ferry Co., Ltd. which operated two shops to carry railroad cars and passengers to and from Canada from 1907 to 1950. It was known locally as the "Cobourg Boat".  The presentation, to include slides, is scheduled for Wed., August 23rd from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room at the Fairport Public Library.

Summer Concerts in Perinton

Center Stage Concert Series

Spend your summer nights at one of Perinton's summer concert series. The Center Stage Concert Series takes place Sunday evenings from July 9 - September 10 at 6:00pm at the amphitheater at Center Park. Enjoy your Sunday evenings listening to great music with your family and neighbors.
Parking at Center Park West, 1100 Ayrault Road and the Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Road.
July 16 @ 6:00pm
Steve Grills and the Roadmasters 
Steve Grills w/ Joe Beard
July 23 @ 6:00pm
Mr. Mustard
*featuring the Zoo-Mobile from 5:30 - 7:30pm
July 30 @ 6:00pm
Mambo Kings
August 6 @ 6:00pm
Prime Time Funk
*featuring Free Family Yoga by 
Butterfly Kids Yoga from 5:15 - 5:45pm
August 13 @ 6:00pm
Eastside Swingtet
Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus
August 20 @ 6:00pm
*join us for the 
Rock n' Run Family 5K at 4:00pm
August 27 @ 6:00pm
The Crooked North
Ghost Riders
September 10 @ 6:00pm
A Salute to America featuring the 
Perinton Concert Band and Fairport Fire Department Band
Food and Beverage Vendors
Food Truck - different each week!
Lion's Club Hots and Hamburgers
LuGia's Ice Cream
Casa Larga - Beer and Wine
Give back to your community - we will be collecting canned goods and products to donate to the Perinton Food Shelf each week.

U-Pick Raspberries

Tis the season, pick your own raspberries at Chase Farms, 459 Pannell Road, Fairport.  Mon-Friday Noon – evenings 6:00-8. 

Fairport Farmers Market

Its summer and that means there are great opportunities to enjoy savoring produce at the peak of freshness made available by area growers.  It also supports our local folks who grow this wonderful produce. There are many reasons to support your local Farm Market.

  •  The fruits and vegetables you buy are the freshest.  They are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you. 
  •  The food you purchase at the market reflects the truest flavors.
  • You can support our family famers by buying directly from them.  This gives them a better return on their produce.
  •  Food at a farmers market is transported a shorter distance and is generally grown using methods that minimize the impact on the Earth.
  • Most food at the market is minimally processed.
  •  At a farmers market you will find an array of produce that you will not see in your average supermarket. 
  •  At a farmers market you can find meats, cheeses, and eggs from animals that have been raised without hormones or antibiotics. 
The Fairport Farmers Market is every Saturday morning from 8:00-12:00 in the parking lot behind Bank of America, and Canal Landing. For a complete listing of all Farmers Markets in the area go to