Gay Rochester, New York – 2TravelDads

Author: , April 15th, 2019

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I had genuinely no idea what to expect when I heard that I was going to be taking a trip to Rochester, New York for a few days. I knew that it’s one of the largest cities in New York State and that was it. After spending three days visiting Rochester and the surrounding towns, I accidentally fell in love with it: a totally surprising New York destination. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed every moment (seriously, I loved it), these are the best things to do in Rochester for your own visit.

Rochester, New York actually has its own airport, ROC, as it’s much larger of a city than you might think. Direct flights from most east coast and several midwest cities make it easy to get to. If you’re planning a road trip around New York State, Rochester is located just north of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, so it’s the perfect compliment to an Upstate adventure.

Every city has a museum or two that really characterizes the history or culture that makes that city what it is. Rochester is full of really wonderful, fascinating, unique museum experiences. I know, “why start with museums?” I start here because the museums really are some of the best things to do in Rochester. They are unlike any I’ve visited in any other city.

Eastman Museum

As a photographer and art lover, the Eastman Museum was a highlight for me. Built on the property of George Eastman’s estate, the founder of Eastman Kodak, it’s an epic collection of photography equipment, a catalog of the history of photography, and the most interesting photographic art museum I’ve ever experienced. In addition to museum exhibits, Eastman’s actually home, a gorgeous mansion, is a part of the full Eastman Museum experience.

By Rob Taylor – Full Story at 2TravelDads

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NY: Rochester’s ImageOut Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Starts October 7th

Author: , October 3rd, 2011

ImageOut Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalComing of age. Learning to accept oneself. Fighting injustice. Surviving in a dangerous world. Finding love. Losing love, and finding it again. Making a family. These are themes to which pretty much anyone can relate, regardless of the genders of the people they see facing them on screen.

That universality is a hallmark of the annual ImageOut film festival — offically titled “ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival” — now in its 19th year. It runs Oct. 7-16, with screenings at three Rochester theatres: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave.; Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave.; and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House, 900 E. Main St.

“‘Gay movies’ aren’t just for gay people,” said Paul Allen, who chairs the festival’s board of directors. “This is cinema; cinema is for people who want to see good movies. A lot of gay cinema has been about a spectrum of gay issues — coming out, fighting injustice. But especially in the last five years … the stories that we’re showing, a lot of them have really universal themes.”

Full Story from the Webster Post

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