Continuing its mission of "Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges," the Fifth Street Block Club in Rochester's northeast quadrant is giving back to the community in an important way with a special Back-to-School event. On September 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fourth Street and Peck Street Park, the organization will give away … Continue reading

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Hues of Humanity: A Must-See Documentary Screening in Buffalo

With hope of spurring constructive dialogue on issues of importance in the increasingly interconnected world, Hues of Humanity is a documentary produced by Rachel and Dianna Henderson, co-founders of Colorfully Beautiful, that aims to build bridges across our collective lives through meaningful conversation. The film, which features Rochester's very own, Tunya Griffin, will be screening … Continue reading Hues of Humanity: A Must-See Documentary Screening in Buffalo

Tunya Griffin Discusses Community Event on Good Day Rochester

Our very own Tunya Griffin, joined her fellow Fifth Street Block Club captain, Colleen Coruanna, on the local Fox network's Good Day Rochester program to discuss the community leaders, including Mayor Lovely Warren,  coming together with city residents for "Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers." The event is sponsored by the Fifth Street Block Club, … Continue reading Tunya Griffin Discusses Community Event on Good Day Rochester

Rochester Public Market Event to Showcase Neighborhood Services to Community

The Fifth Street Block Club in northeast Rochester, in partnership with Councilman Michael Patterson and the Rochester Public Market, will hold a meet-and-greet community event on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Public Market. Admission to the event is open to the public and free of charge. The event, … Continue reading Rochester Public Market Event to Showcase Neighborhood Services to Community

A Dash of Soul | A Cooking Competition Show Featuring Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse Chefs, Home Cooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7EOkRZhFss There's more to western New York's food culture and culinary contributions than the likes of buffalo wings and the garbage plate. And A Dash of Soul—a cooking competition spanning influences from ten countries set on spreading the gospel of regional gastronomy and social entrepreneurship—is out to prove it. The brainchild of Rochester entrepreneurs Tracy … Continue reading A Dash of Soul | A Cooking Competition Show Featuring Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse Chefs, Home Cooks

In The Spotlight: Mayor Lovely Warren

Mayor Lovely Warren is a Black girl who rocks and everywhere she goes, she brings her Black girl magic with her. She is an attorney, wife, mother, daughter, and a close confidant and friend to many. Mayor Warren is the granddaughter of sharecroppers who made their way north in search of better economic opportunities, landing … Continue reading In The Spotlight: Mayor Lovely Warren

RIT Students Help Determine Future of Vacant Lots in Rochester

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with Rochester high school students to see if some of the 300 city-owned vacant lots in the Marketview Heights neighborhood can be turned into assets such as community gardens, playscapes or exercise stations. The survey is a pilot program that is using the leadership team of the … Continue reading RIT Students Help Determine Future of Vacant Lots in Rochester