Air Show, Greek Fest, Canal Days, Junefest, and other weekend events
ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The Geneseo Airshow, Greek Festival, Fairport Canal Days, the Fast and Furriest Run, Junefest, and George Eastman House’s Nitrate Picture Show will take place this weekend. So will a Flower City Union soccer match to raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Here’s the information for the festivals, events, and games this weekend.
The Geneseo Airshow
The National Warplane Museum is holding the 41st annual Geneseo Airshow on Saturday and Sunday. News10NBC’s Emily Putnam rode on a plane featured in the airshow, Whiskey 7, a meticulously-maintained aircraft with a remarkable history. It was the lead plane in the second wave of D-Day, on June 6, 1944. Twenty-three paratroopers jumped out of it in the middle of the night, landing in Northern France.
At the airshow, you can book flights on board Whiskey 7. Tickets are available here and are between $125-150 per passenger.
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Greek hospitality and culture will be on display for the next four days.
The Greek Festival runs from Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festival in the parking lot of the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation, 962 East Ave, features Greek food, music, and dancing.
The traditional foods served include gyro, souvlaki, spanakopita, and Moussaka. The festival also has children’s activities and offers church tours.
The proceeds of the festival, organized by the church’s parish council, go toward local charities. One of the charities this year is the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rochester.
The festival was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic. A festival organizer, Patty Hatzipapas, said this year’s festival allows the Greek community to celebrate their culture.
You can see the food menu, schedule for dancing times, and sign up for volunteering on the website for the Greek Festival.
Fairport Canal Days
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Fairport canal days kicks off on Friday and ends Sunday night.
There will be plenty of food, music, artists, and don’t forget the rubber ducky race on Sunday. The seventh annual canal nights are set for Saturday with special musical guests.
This year you’ll be able to catch the bands "Eight Days a Week" at 7 p.m. and "Northside Jonny" will play at 9 p.m.
Fast and Furriest Run
The fast and the furriest walk and run is coming up this Saturday. The races begin on Verona Street in the city at 8 a.m. This is an all-day affair.
There’s live music, food trucks, sponsor giveaways, vendors, and pet contests. Some streets in the area will close for the walk and run but they’ll reopen as the last humans and pups pass through.
The Holley Junefest will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The events are in and around Erie Canal Park in Holley in Orleans County.
The high school band will get the party started. Then there will be bounce houses, slides, a petting zoo, vendors, food trucks, a historic scavenger hunt, and yoga.
George Eastman House’s Nitrate Picture Show
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The George Eastman Museum will screen "Portrait of Jennie" and 19 other classic movies on nitrate film at their festival to celebrate film preservation, which starts Thursday.
The museum released the movie lineup for the Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s first festival of film conservation. The festival runs from Thursday through Sunday.
Thursday’s screening, the 1948 film "Portrait of Jennie", will start at 7:30 p.m. You can see a schedule for film screenings, lectures from experts, and live music on the website for the Eastman Museum.
The Eastman Museum has the country’s largest collections of nitrate prints, preserved at the Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center. Festival passes are available at the Dryden Theatre box office or online.
Flower City Union game to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital
This Saturday come watch some professional soccer and help a good cause all at the same time.
News10NBC is partnering with the Golisano Children’s Hospital as the Flower City Union takes on Valley United FC, Saturday, June 4th at 6 p.m. at the Rochester Community Sports Complex.
Part of the proceeds from each ticket—if you use discount code “StrongKids”—will go to the "Stroll for Strong Kids" fundraising event.
For more info and to buy tickets, click here.