Welcome to Swillburg!

Swillburg_logoWelcome to the Swillburg Neighborhood! We are a small, vibrant, close-knit community of city neighbors who enjoy all that Rochester, NY has to offer.

Swillburg residents take pride in our historic homes, community gardens, and neighborhood events. We love our local businesses and take advantage of our proximity to Rochester’s numerous cultural and natural resources.

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A portrait of volunteerism in the Swillburg Neighborhood

For over 36 years, our neighbor Jan Hickman has been active in the Swillburg Neighborhood Association. She was involved from the beginning with the development of Otto Henderberg Park and has helped maintain and beautify the park into the wonderful resource it is today for our neighbors and friends. Jan has also been an active member of our Steering Committee, giving a voice to the thoughts and concerns of her neighbors and serving as a model of stewardship for our Swillburg community.

“If you set that example, then other people follow it; other people join in.” We couldn’t agree more with Jan: our lives in Swillburg are richer because of people like her.

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Thanks, neighbors!

Our first “Swillburg Night Out” was a great success at the Highland Park Diner. Thanks, neighbors, for coming out to support this great local business!


We packed the place – here are a few pictures of our neighbors enjoying the night. Stay tuned for details on the next dinner….

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Fall/Winter Newsletter is out!

Happy Fall, everyone!

If you live in Swillburg, you received one of these newsletters at your door.


Many thanks to the South East Area Coalition (and particularly Eilleen Thomas) and our dedicated volunteers in the Swillburg Neighborhood Association! There are many news items of note in this newsletter, but we’d like to point out a few upcoming events:

1. THIS Tuesday night (10/21) at 7pm, neighbors will be gathering for a dinner at the Highland Diner. Many of you have already RSVP’ed on Nextdoor.com – thank you!

2. Saturday, 10/25, is South Clinton Goes Batty! Hay rides, pumpkin painting, cider, donuts, spook house, scary movies, all kinds of fun. Many more details at www.facebook.com/SCGBTY

3. Wondering how you might be able to volunteer financially and/or temporally to help continue to make Swillburg the great neighborhod that it is? We’ve made it pretty easy to keep informed with new details in the newsletter.

Download the Swillburg Fall/Winter Newsletter , print, and share with your neighbors and friends!

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Swillburg Night Out: Highland Diner (Tues, 10/21, 7pm)

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Join us, Swillburg neighbors, for a neighborhood dinner at the Highland Park Diner on Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm.

These were great fun last year, and we’re looking forward to kicking off the first one this month as the weather starts to cool down. Full menu, order what you like. Save room
for dessert!

Please RSVP on Nextdoor.com: https://swillburg.nextdoor.com/events/189557/

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Rochester River Romance 2014

River Romance Weekend features a full schedule of activities and events celebrating the Genesee River’s deep history and natural wonders. The weekend includes guided tours, river cruises, live entertainment and much more.

A great way for Swillburgers to celebrate Fall in Rochester: most festivities are a short bike ride away!

Download the guide (PDF)

Visit the City of Rochester’s website for a complete listing of events and times.

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