2021 Dinner On the Bridge

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Please Contact Lisa Baron at lisa@greentopia.org

Join Us in Person on Thursday, August 19th at 6PM

We’re excited to host our dinner in person this year with guidelines in place for a safe, comfortable evening for all. Dinner on the Bridge is the summer’s most elegant event, complete with a three-course farm-to-table dinner prepared by The Cub Room, cocktails, music, silent auction, a fashion show featuring local shops carrying sustainable fashions — plus fireworks, and dessert to end the evening. 

Dinner on the Bridge supports Greentopia’s Green Visions — our workforce development program for youth located in the City of Rochester’s JOSANA and Joseph Ave neighborhoods. By joining us for dinner, you’re helping to build a greener Rochester and combat urban blight, crime, youth unemployment, and poverty. Your support enables local youth the opportunity to create green spaces throughout our community with training and knowledge on how to run a small business. Green Visions has been strengthening Rochester neighborhoods for close to a decade.

A Huge Thank You to Our Fashion Show Sponsors

2021 Dinner on the Bridge Menu

Prepared by The Cub Room

First Course Crispy Squash BlossomHeirloom Tomato Carpaccio, Zucchini, Herb Vinaigrette

Second Course Rabbit Ragu LasagnetteCastelvetrano Olives, Tomato, Corn Nage

Third Course Duck RouladeCauliflower Puree, Oyster Mushroom, Plum Sauce

Vegan/Dairy Free/Gluten Free Menu

First Course Squash Blossom SaladHeirloom Tomato Carpaccio, Zucchini, Herb Vinaigrette

Second Course FalafelHummus, Marinated Vegetables, Vinaigrette

Third Course Summer Vegetable PaellaSofrito, Lemon, Rosemary

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I wear? Guests are encouraged to wear summer cocktail attire, or the best green/environmental fashion attire to align with the theme.
  • Where do I park? Please map your vehicle to Platt Street. You will pull up the valet service (Lakeview Valet) and they will be parking your vehicle on your behalf in a secured nearby parking garage. Please follow the signage to the registration table.
  • When will I know if the event is rained out? We will make an announcement 24 hours ahead on August 18th. We will notify all registered attendees via email if the event is postponed due to incremental weather. The rain date will be on Tuesday, August 24th.
  • Must I be vaccinated? Yes! we will be taking temperatures upon guest check-in. All guests must be vaccinated with proof of vaccination with an excelsior pass or vaccination card, with no exceptions.

For more information on this event, please contact Lisa@greentopia.org

Rain Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Our HydroStation and ROC the Riverway Initiative

With funding and guidance from the City of Rochester and ROC the Riverway, Hunt Engineering is close to completing the study of the Hydro Station’s structural integrity.  Drones were used to glimpse inside. Repellers jumped off the edge to look at the outside. A boat was launched to look underneath. 

Sensors were placed to measure vibration on top. Data is being compiled, and will be presented to the newly formed High Falls Overlook Advisory Committee that will meet before the end of the year. Community members on the Advisory Committee will be helping to inform next steps to take in the development of the building. 

Representatives on the committee include the Genesee Brewery, Greentopia, Genesee River Alliance, Pike Company, RG&E, Visit Rochester, Ibero American Development Corporation, and the High Falls Business Improvement District.

Please take a moment to read this update and support our Annual Campaign.  Every dollar counts towards helping Greentopia continue its exciting work and brings us closer to a more vibrant, sustainable and equitable community.