THIS WEEKEND: Deaf Day of Play at Strong Museum and community garage sale

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Here’s your guide to events happening this weekend in the Rochester area. You can learn more about what’s happening around town on our Community Calendar.

Deaf Day of Play at The Strong Museum (Saturday)

The Strong National Museum of Play is celebrating the history and culture of Rochester’s deaf community on Saturday.

RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is partnering the museum for the fourth year for the Deaf Day of Play. Students in RIT’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation program will be at the museum to help with interpreting. The event comes during National Deaf History Month and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests can enjoy American Sign Language stories with the Rochester School for the Deaf in the Storybook Theater. Guests can also visit the Play Lab to create a stop motion American Sign Language video and join the ROC HCI research group to learn about their Tabletop Interactive Play System. You can get tickets here.

Community garage sale at Rochester Public Market (Sunday)

Sunday is the first community garage sale and super flea of the season at the Rochester Public Market. There will be dozens of vendors selling clothing, tools, sporting goods, artwork, home goods, and much more.

It runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The businesses around the market will be open as well. There will be 12 more community garage sales on Sundays at the market this year through the fall. Here are the dates for each month:

  • April 28
  • June 2, 16, and 30
  • July 14 and 28
  • Aug. 11 and 25
  • Sept. 8 and 22
  • Oct. 13

If you would like to rent a space to sell at a community garage sale, it costs $35 per day including a parking space. You can register here.