Spring Break 2018 is approaching, and lucky for us, we get an extra day this year! Spring break will begin for local schools when the school day ends on Thursday, March 29. This means opportunities for some extra out-of-school fun. Here are some ways to make the most of break right in our area, for free:
Enjoy the Green-or the Snow- At Greece Canal Park!
Regardless of the weather, Greece Canal Park will have something to offer. If the weather does clear up, the park’s soccer field, tennis courts, playgrounds and hiking trails will come in handy. The park also offers some great bird watching, and spring migrations will provide some new variety. But if the snow stays on the ground, the space will still provide its great cross-country skiing trails and a chance for an excellent winter hike! Either way, the park features a free opportunity to explore the historic Erie Canal and one of the area’s few off-leash dog parks for any pets looking to stretch their legs at winter’s end.
Discover Excellent Free Live Music at Eastman!
Each night of Spring Break will feature a free concert in Kilbourn Hall from one of the Eastman School’s premier ensembles, ranging from classical to jazz and even original compositions. Each night’s free performance is at 8pm, and the schedule runs as follows:
Monday- Eastman Wind Orchestra
Tuesday- Eastman Jazz Lab Band/ Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble
Wednesday- Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Thursday- Graduate Composers’ Sinfonietta
Friday- Eastman Wind Ensemble
Find Beauty at the Memorial Art Gallery with the Kids (Perhaps with a Scavenger Hunt!)
Starting right on Friday March 30 and going through until Sunday April 6, all kids under age 18 are admitted free with a paid adult. Located downtown on University Avenue, the museum features rotating exhibits in addition to its regular collections. However, one of these newer galleries may lead you on a bit of a longer journey. Sarah C. Rutherford’s gallery, entitled, “Her Voice Carries| Prelude,” serves as the center of a larger mural project across the Rochester Area. Located throughout the city, each mural features a female leader from the area who has made a difference in our community. Starting at the gallery provides a chance to see all five women together, and then an opportunity for follow-up day trips! You can find the four completed murals (one left, to be finished this spring!) through out the rest of the break.
Rain or shine, there’s always a way to take advantage of the season. Have a great time out there!