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25th Annual Clarissa Street Reunion 2023

The Clarissa Street Legacy holds an annual Reunion that takes place in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods of Rochester. The event celebrates a neighborhood known for producing renowned jazz musicians in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Clarissa Street, which is located in the southwest quadrant of Rochester and the old 3rd Ward, was a true melting pot which brought together people of Black, Italian, Irish, and Jewish descent. Streets were made of cobblestone and trolley cars were a familiar sight. The Clarissa Street Reunion, held annually since 1996, is a wonderful celebration of the memories and the relationships that were formed in the neighborhood.

Clarissa Street Legacy


The 25th Annual Clarissa Street Reunion


Date: August 19th, 2023

Festival 10:00am - 8:00pm


Where: Clarissa Street  

Please join the festivities as family, neighbors, and friends gather to enjoy the following:


Presentations from 2 stages


Clarissa & Troup:  Jazz Stage/ R&B

Clarissa & Adams:  Gospel, Poetry and Song


-Variety of vendors and exhibits


There will be no parking on CLARISSA STREET from 7am until 10pm on Saturday, August 19th.  Vehicles on Clarissa Street after 7:00 am are subject to towing by the Rochester Police Department.


The Clarissa Street Legacy sincerely appreciates your participation and hopes that you enjoy the reunion this year!


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, sponsor or donate we can be reached at:     585.454.9354   or    

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