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Originally called the Flour City because of its mills, Rochester also became known as the Flower City due to its nurseries, parks, fruit and garden areas. It is located on Lake Ontario and accessible by Interstate 390, 490 and 590 and is in the Western Region of the state.

In 1779, the Seneca people sold the future site of Rochester to speculators. In 1789 Ebenezer Allen erected an ill-fated flour mill at falls on the Genesee River. Nathaniel Rochester and two associates purchased the land in 1803. Rochester platted the community in 1811; permanent settlement began in 1812.

Today Rochester, population 219,773, manufactures optical, surgical, dental, check protecting and gear-cutting goods. Lake Ontario and its tributaries offer ice fishing in winter and warm water angling in summer. Species include giant chinook salmon, smelt, bass, pike and steelhead, rainbow and brown trout.

Rochester is part of the Rochester, New York metro area.

Rochester Greek Festival | Extended Stay America Rochester - Greece | Isabella G Hart School Of Practical Nurs | Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport |
Art Amy Pollock Photography |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Big Apple Cafe | Daisy Flour Mill | Grill at Strathallan | Maxwell's Bar and Grill | Mulberry Mill | Newport House |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Dave Baxter Realty |
Shopping Bolton Jewelers |

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Rochester Greek Festival Rochester NY May30-June2 Serving your favorite Greek pita sandwiches like Gyro, Souvlaki and Loukaniko. Try homemade Spanakopita, Greek Chicken, Pastichio, Moussaka, Stuffed Green Pepper and Tomato and Lamb Shank dinners.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.
Schuyler County Italian American Festival Watkins Glen NY August2-4 The Italian people, known for their love of family, food and friends are the foundation and spirit of this festival.
St Anthony Italian Festival Seneca Falls NY August30-September1 Music, rides, games, fireworks, delicious food and more await you and your family at the largest and most successful Italian festival in the country.