Join speaker Lisa Kleman for her talk on "The Musical Dossenbachs and the Rochester Park Band." The Dossenbach brothers, Theodore and Hermann, directed the band from 1904-1946, performing at many park bandstands in the area, especially in Highland Park. It was here where they celebrated the first Lilac Days, Rhododendron Days, Children's Pavilion, and fantastical Song and Light Festival. Come learn about these famous and well-loved musicians, and their ties to George Eastman, the park, and some of Rochester's most beloved institutions from Lisa, a Dossenbach descendant.
The image, photographed by Charles Zoller, is that of Theodore Dossenbach and the Rochester Park Band, with Parks Commissioner William Riley. Image courtesy of the George Eastman Museum.
Bundle up and join us for a winter trek in the park to see the sites and signs of the animals and birds that are active even in the coldest days of winter. You'll learn some tracking tips to read the stories that animals have left behind and discuss the winter habits of different animal species. No need to wait for spring to get outdoors and enjoy Highland Park. This hike will be led by Lynn Braband, wildlife biologist and Rochester resident, with help from Brian Eshenauer. Walk meets at the Lamberton Conservatory.
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See the park's glorious trees as they present their stunning fall colors. Open to the public and free of charge.
A photo shoot led by Image City partners, well-known local outdoor nature photographers. All skill levels/cameras welcome. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
Join guide Elmer Dustman for a guided walk through the towering trees of the Highland Park pinetum. Open to the public and free of charge.
Join us and Miss Sarah from the Frederick Douglass Community Library for story time and a nature walk in Highland Park. The focus will be on oak trees and animals in the park. We will meet in Poet’s Garden (across the street from the Lamberton Conservatory) for story time and then go for a fun walk. Bring a blanket and a snack. For all ages, no registration required. This program is weather permitting, and story time will be in the library (971 South Avenue) if it is raining.
Learn about the park's unique landscape design and structure, and its Mt. Hope Nurseries "roots." Open to the public and free of charge.
Tour the gardens and learn the historic overview of the Warner Castle grounds, a small and special corner of Highland Park. Open to the public and free of charge.
Tour the inside of the Upper Gatehouse and learn about the history and function of the reservoir in the overall public water system. Open to the public and free of charge.
Tour of one of the oldest public gardens in the United States. Open to the public and free of charge.
Join Monroe County Parks Superintendent of Horticulture, Mark Quinn, and Horticultural Interpreter, Noelle Nagel, as they demonstrate how to prune and care for lilac bushes, and other shrubs and trees. Open to the public and free of charge.
Join us for to see the Park's glorious trees as they present their delicate spring blossoms. Open to the public and free of charge.