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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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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Clinton Goes Batty!

On Saturday, October 25th, The South Clinton Merchants Association will host the event, “Clinton Goes Batty”.


The family-friendly event will feature a spook house for kids, a hayride, crafts, scary movies at the Cinema Theater, promotions at many of the stores on South Clinton, and donuts and cider.

Festivities begin at 2:00pm.

The Swillburg Neighborhood is co-sponsoring the event. A portion of proceeds from business sales will go to help Crossroads Coffee House rebuild after their fire.

Needless to say, we’re excited. Mark your calendars – we want to pack the avenue for a great night of family fun. If you’d like to sign-up to volunteer at the event, let us know!

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Thanks, UofR Students!

wilsonday2014Let’s hear it for our University of Rochester student volunteers! 12 great incoming freshman participated in Wilson Day 2014, a day of service 26 years strong throughout the greater Rochester area. Our volunteers got a great history lesson about the founding and subsequent preservation of our neighborhood from our resident historian before heading up to South Clinton Avenue to beautify the Charette Garden and our main commercial thoroughfare.

Here’s a picture of a few of our volunteers, taking a break and catching some shade in a Swillburg garden. Thanks again – we had so much fun getting to know you and wish you the best of luck on this exciting new chapter of your lives!

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