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SPECIAL EVENT | Independence Day Celebrations


There will be numerous events to commemorate Independence Day throughout the Rochester area. This list represents only a few of the Fourth of July celebrations going on this Saturday. And always worth a mention: watch out for the City of Rochester's fireworks display happening downtown, starting at 10 p.m. For more information, check the calendar at

"Old Fashioned Fourth of July"

Brockport's Morgan-Manning House (151 Main Street) will host a traditional celebration featuring patriotic music selections performed by the Brockport High School Choir, the Brockport Community Concert Band, and the Brockport Big Band. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and the music will be briefly interrupted around 10:30 for the Children's parade. The "Old Fashioned Fourth of July" is free to the public. For more information visit

"A Glorious Fourth at Genesee Country Museum"

The Genesee Country Village & Museum (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) will host an Independence Day celebration with a 19th-century tone. A spirited reading of the Declaration of Independence will start off the afternoon's festivities, which will also feature the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the historic village Town Hall. True to celebrations in the 1830's in which there were no cannons to be fired, a 100-pound anvil will be fired into the air to celebrate the nation's independence. The museum opens at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $12-$20. For more information, visit

Fourth of July Fest at MuCCC

MuCCC will host a variety of events over Independence Day weekend. On Friday, July 3, there will be a performance of the children's play "The Tiny Coqui Wins the Race." On Saturday, July 4, there will be a 60-minute cartoon spectacular, a storytelling workshop, an educational presentation featuring live animals, and a balloon artist. On Sunday there will be a performance of "The School to Prison Pipeline," a drama about inner city youth and their struggles. All events are free to the public. Seating in the theater is limited and will be provided on a first come basis. For more information, visit

"4th of July and Tango Café at the Jonathan Child House 1 Year Anniversary"

The Tango Café will host a celebration for the Fourth of July as well as for the one year anniversary of its relocation in the Jonathan Child House, 35 South Washington Street. The festivities will start at 8:30 p.m. with appetizers, briefly interrupted for patrons to watch the City of Rochester fireworks display. After the fireworks, two DJ's will keep the music going for the patrons to dance into the early hours of the morning. The theme of the celebration will be an "80's Disco Party." The dancing and festivities will be held in the second floor ballroom, the bar will be open until 2 a.m., and the kitchen will be open all night. Tickets are $15 until 10 p.m. when they will be reduced to $10. For more information, visit