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Mt. Olivet Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg huntMt. Olivet Baptist Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Community Field Day on April 19th, 2014.

The event will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and is open and free to the community … especially youth 5 – 13 years old.

The Easter Egg hunt will be located at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

141 Adams St
Rochester, NY 14608

Please visit for more details.

Donations Sought for Adirondack Chairs

Corn Hill Adirondack ChairsWould you like to sit by the Genesee River in a comfy chair that you made possible?

CHNA is seeking donations to add more Adirondack Chairs along the riverfront. Last year, Corn Hill residents donated funds and painted the five chairs we now have on the river.

Please consider arranging to have your family, business or perhaps a group of neighbors make a donation for a chair. A $100 donation covers the cost of a chair and paint. We are working with the Sector 4 CDC and through them it will be possible to make a tax-deductible donation. For information on how to donate, please email the office at . If you provide a phone number, “Chair Chief” Henry McCartney will be happy to chat with you.

We also want our riverfront to be a better place to sit and also an improved place, to stroll, to picnic, perhaps canoe and much more. CHNAs Vision Committee is spearheading an effort to implement the 2012 Corn Hill Charrette’s riverfront recommendations. We are working with the City on a planning study, starting this Spring, to assess the river wall and to create a plan to add amenities along the river. The wall is owned by the New York State Canal Corporation and while funding has not yet been identified, this study will place a spotlight on the need to replace this crumbling wall and improve our riverfront. So please also let the office know if you are interested in becoming involved in this effort.

2014 Arts Festival Media Event

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Join us for an exciting announcement!

All Corn Hill neighbors are encouraged to attend a very exciting Press Event on Friday, March 28 at the Gazebo in Lunsford Circle Park at 2:30 p.m.

(In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the parlors of the Hoyt-
Potter House, 133 S. Fitzhugh Street.)

Refreshments will be served.

Mount Olivet Community Mass Choir Rehearsals for Holy Week – 2014




st-patricks-day-1Corn Hill neighbors are invited to Clarissa’s Café Lounge on Saturday March 15th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us and our Corn Hill family!

We will be offering an array of classic Irish cuisine such as sausage, bacon, onion & potato hot pot, honey glazed corn beef with steamed carrots, and much more. Our special Irish treat will be Irish potato candy and our drinks will include the classic Guinness draft, bottle and can. We will also serve handcrafted classic Irish cocktails enjoyed by Irishmen back home and state side–drinks such as the Irish flag shot, red head, Irish car bomb, morning with leprechauns and Irish breakfast.

Clarissa’s is located at 293 Clarissa Street in the beautiful, historic Corn Hill area near Garden Street, Waverly Place and Troup Street.

Join us on March 15th for fun, food and drinks!


Decrotive CrosswalkThe City plans on replacing brick crosswalks with a decorative stamped asphalt ( this spring in the Corn Hill Neighborhood.

ADA compliant ramps will be installed as needed at all of these locations.

The work could take as long as a month depending on how the contractor schedules the job and how the weather cooperates.  Disruption should be minimal.

The south Plymouth Avenue project is still anticipated to start sometime this summer after the Corn Hill Arts Festival.

  • Atkinson St. / Eagle St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Atkinson St. / Greenwood St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Atkinson St. / S. Washington St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Troup St. / Livingston Park / Eagle St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Troup St. / Greenwood St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Troup St. / S. Washington St. - Intersection repaved & crosswalks replaced
  • Clarissa St. / Greig St. - crosswalks replaced
  • Frederick Douglas St. / Adams St. - crosswalks replaced


Clarrisa's LogoClarissa’s, at 293 Clarissa Street, has now reopened under the new management of Adam West Castro.

Adam states, “Our goal at Clarissa’s is to recreate a Jazz Lounge with a light mood, great music, food and drink here in historic Corn Hill.” Lunch and dinner fare that includes entrees, sandwiches, salads, and desserts (see menus) are available on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and “Happy Hour” specials that change daily are offered from 5-8 p.m.

You can find Clarissa’s on face book at clarissa’s café lounge or call at 232-3430.

For complimentary $5 coupons, stop by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association office at 133 S. Fitzhugh Street.

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The Corn Hill Gazette – January/February 2014

The January/February 2014 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover January/February 2014

February at Mt. Olivet Church

Mt Olivet Church AlterFebruary is Black History Month and Mt. Olivet Church has a full schedule of activities planned throughout the month. A list of activities are:

For more information, please visit the Mt. Olivet Church website -


Clarissa Street Reunion Performers, Corn Hill, Rochester, NYAs part of the Landmark Society’s African American Corridor Study, the architects at Clark Patterson Lee would like to hear any & all stories from residents regarding Clarissa Street.

Stories of interest would be Clarissa Street’s former jazz clubs, businesses and overall look and feel. These stories will help to inform the design initiatives that will highlight Clarissa Street as a significant corridor for African American History.

Please respond to