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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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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2014 Membership Form

Happy Summer, Swillburgers!

We have updated the membership form for 2014 (download the Swillburg membership form 2014 right here) and you can donate to the neighborhood’s coffers with as little as $5.

All funds go to making Swillburg a better, more beautiful place to live and work. Your dues go directly back into our awesome neighborhood.

If you would like to organize a membership drive or volunteer in another way, please step forward. Many hands makes light work, as the phrase goes…

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Check out Swillburg’s gardens!

We’ve just updated our main site with pictures and detailed information about our many community green spaces here in Swillburg. Hold your mouse cursor over “Gardens/Parks” in the menu screen at the top of this page to find out more.

Hope you have fun exploring the site, and hope to see you at one of our gardens!


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