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Sat, Aug 19


Clarissa Street

Clarissa Street Reunion

The Clarissa Street Reunion is an annual Reunion that takes place in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Rochester.

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Clarissa Street Reunion
Clarissa Street Reunion

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Clarissa Street, NY, USA


About the event

 The Clarissa Street Reunion is an annual festival 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.

Date: August 19th 2023

Time: Vender Set Up 7am - 9:30am 

              Festival 10:00am - 8:00pm

              Clean up - Strictly Enforced - 8:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Clarissa Street - Begining at Troup Street to Samuel McCree Way

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

 Presentations from 3 Stages 

Clarissa & Troup : Jazz Stage

Clarissa & Dr. Samuel McCree Way : 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 Saturday August 19th. Vehicles on Clarissa Street after 7am are subject to towing by the City of Rochester Police Deparment. 

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

If you have any questions or would like to vollunteer, sponsor or onate we can be reached at 585-454-9354 or


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