Welcome to Swillburg!

Welcome 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 & natural resources.

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Swillburg Virtual Fall Harvest October 21, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Join the Swillburg Neighborhood Association for a special ZOOM Fall Harvest Fest! Learn about the state of the neighborhood and meet new neighbors


7:00 -7:05 Welcome Judy Hay
7:05 -7: 20 Goodman Section RPD Captain Jason Elwood
7:20-7:30 SE Neighborhood Service Center Kelvin Knight
7:30-7:35 Drawing 
7:35-7:45 Swillburg Swag Shop and Holiday promotion Josh
7:45-8:00 Cinema Theater Update Kristina Dinino-Jeffords
8:00-8:05 Drawing 
8:05-8:15 Swillburg Happenings and open dialogue Judy Hay

Please register in advance for Zoom link!

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered – ZOOM SESSION 6/17/21

Join the Swillburg Neighborhood Association for a special ZOOM presentation and Q&A session on the COVID-19 vaccine!

Recommendations are changing quickly – Albert Blankley, COO of Common Ground Health will share up to date information on what is current.

Take the opportunity to ask YOUR questions about COVID and the vaccine in a non judgmental setting with your neighbors.

Register in advance for this free event – https://rochester.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIod-Gupz8rHd3FedRHnsr-ddq-qws4GqxO


Looking to do some good? Volunteer with us at an upcoming event! We currently have two opportunities for May!


5.13 – United Way Day of Caring Call for Volunteers

We will be outfitting our School 35 garden planters with new soil and giving the area some maintenance.
Location: School 35, corner of Field, Pinnacle and Laburnum
Times: 10am-3pm (lunch will be provided)

Please email JoAnn O’Neill if you are interested in volunteering! joann.oneill8@gmail.com

Tools/Equipment Needed: wheelbarrows, shovels, garden rakes, weeding tools. If you don’t have any of that just bring yourselves!


The Swillburg Neighborhood is hosting a mini clean sweep to clean and prep our beautiful Bloom Garden and murals on Pembroke St. We will be raking, cleaning up trash, and prepping the flower beds for June’s flowers.

Sign up for the whole event or smaller time blocks 9-10:30AM or 10:30-12PM

Meet at the Bloom Garden, near Monroe Ave

If you would like to sign up, please click here https://forms.gle/oeatG6c8Qs9sCcaEA or email mcf1818@gmail.com

Please bring tools to work with, shovels, rakes, gloves, etc.
(due to covid, the city will only be providing garbage bags)


Hi all, We have new swag in our store Flags, masks, posters, note cards! All designed locally! We want to see your Swillburg pride! Use the hashtag #SWELLinSWILLBURG for a change for your pictures to appear on our website and social media!


We are also holding a pop-up shop Saturday April 10th in the front yard of Swillbarber, 22 Henrietta Street 11AM-3PM! Stop by and say hi!

All proceeds go back into the Swillburg Neighborhood!

Swillburg Virtual Community Gathering 3/10/21

Swillburg, gather with neighbors this during this chilly season and warm up with what’s going on in Swillburg! You may even win one of our door prizes!

Register in advance here: https://rochester.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdeGvqjgsGteuOGzUAKYVv8D-qBs0kiu9

Engine 1 Rochester Fire Department | Captain Dana Cieslinski
People in Crisis (PIC) Teams and Council updates | Mary Lupien, City Council
Goodman RPD Crime Prevention, Pac Tac | Officer Anthony Belliard
Swillburg Swag shop | Josh Jacobs
Swillburg Happenings and open dialogue, what do you want to see in Swilburg?