Part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, the Bay View Family YMCA is a place for families, seniors, youth, and adults to reach their goals of health and wellness. Aquatics, group exercise, before and after school care, camp, sports, events, and more.
Theatre Arts Education for kids and teens. Private Lessons: Piano, Voice, Theater, Dance, Drums, Guitar, Ukulele and Audition Prep. Skill-building classes. Live-Learning Productions (learning every aspect of musical theatre from audition to performance). A full season of plays.
OFC Creations (Opportunities For Creativity) was founded in 2005 by Eric Vaughn Johnson to give students an opportunity to push their creative limits. OFC is now in residence at The Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave., Rochester, a collaboration that has enabled for this expansion of educational and artistic programs. The Lyric is located in the historic East Avenue neighborhood. OFC offers after school and evening arts programming to private and public schools, video production for events and theatrical performances, and opening opportunities to new directors, authors and artists in the Rochester community. OFC hosts additional events across the city including at the Rochester Century Club and Kodak Center.
Only a short 30 minutes from Rochester, Sonnenberg Gardens offers enjoyment for all ages in its formal gardens, Victorian mansion, and greenhouse complex. One of the most treasured landmarks of our region, Sonnenberg Gardens greets 35,000 visitors annually and has been doing so since it opened its doors to the public in 1973. Visitors from all over the globe come to enjoy the relaxing nature and beauty of its gardens. Many also come to learn about the history of this unique place and its original owners, Frederick and Mary Clark Thompson. We are open 7 days a week, rain or shine, May 1 through October 31. Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; extended Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Al Sigl Community of Agencies is a collaborative community network of non-profit organizations that serve over 55,000 children and adults of all abilities in our community. Al Sigl Member Agencies include: CP Rochester, Epilepsy-Pralid, Medical Motor Service, National MS Society, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center and Rochester Rehabilitation. For more information or to learn about upcoming events, including the family-friendly Al Sigl Community WalkAbout, please visit www.alsigl.org or call (585) 442-4102, ext. 8944.
The next generation of the YMCA is here! This 140,000 square foot state-of-the-art new facility, located at the corner of Clover Street and Jefferson Road, is a nationally recognized collaborative model that will achieve the YMCA mission. One of the greatest misconceptions about the YMCA is that the Y is just a building with a pool and a gym. The reality is that the YMCA is a powerful agent of change focused on strengthening our community. The new Schottland Family Branch is expanding Y services to meet the needs of more individuals, families, children, and seniors.