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Front Picture of the Hervey-Ely House in historic Corn Hill, Rochester, NY during the holidaysJoin the ladies of the DAR for Tea & Talk sessions on Sunday January 25 and Sunday February 22 from 2-3 p.m.

The January 25 topic is “It’s About time” and will focus on the history of clock making in America. An enthusiastic collector will be present and attendees will have the opportunity to view the expansive collection owned by the DAR museum and to ask questions of a modern day inventor.

On February 22, the topic will be “Forgotten Patriots–African-American & American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War.” A publication identifying over 6,600 names will include details of the documented service of these patriots along with historical commentary on happenings of the time.

These afternoons will be hosted at Corn Hill’s historic Hervey Ely Mansion, 138 Troup Street.

Reservations are free, but must be made by contacting 385-3068 or

A $5 donation is suggested.

Corn Hill Evening of Ice Skating

Corn Hill Neighbors Ice Skating during the Social Committee's ice skating event at Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park, Manhattan Square, Rochester, NYJoin your Corn Hill neighbors on Wednesday, February 4 for an evening of ice skating at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park at Manhattan Square from 7:20-8:50 p.m.

The CHNA Social Committee has reserved the ice rink for this event and admission is free for Corn Hill neighbors and their guests.

Skate rentals will cost $3, however.

Any questions may be directed to Keith at 750-6040.

Clarissa Street Initiative Meeting

Winter Scene on Clarissa St. Corn Hill, Rochester, NYOn December 1st, more than 30 representatives from Memorial AME Zion Church, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, the First Church of God, The Clarissa Room, the Flying Squirrel Community Center, the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, the Landmark Society of Western New York and the Corn Hill Neighbors Association met to view and discuss the Clark Patterson Lee study that offered ideas for possible changes on Clarissa Street that would highlight its historic importance and breathe renewed life into this important Corn Hill area.

There seemed to be sufficient interest to move forward and a second meeting will be held at The Clarissa Room, 293 Clarissa Street on Monday, February 2nd at 7 p.m. Clayton Wiley (Memorial AME Zion Church) and Scott Williams (CHNA Vision Plan Steering Committee) have agreed to co-chair this meeting. All interested neighbors and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and to share thoughts and ideas regarding this exciting initiative for Clarissa Street.

CHNA Lancers Game Outing

Corn Hill Neighbors Association Rochester LancersOn Saturday, December 27, the CHNA Social Committee is sponsoring an afternoon at the Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Boulevard with Rochester’s soccer team, the Lancers as they take on the Baltimore Blast.

Tickets to this 1-3 p.m. event are free to Corn Hill neighbors who contact by December 20.

Guests may also be registered but will be charged a $5 admittance.

The Corn Hill Gazette – December 2014 / January 2015

The December 2014 / January 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover December 2014 - January 2015

Jazz Returns to The Clarissa Room

Clarrisa's LogoRonald Gordon, Entertainment Director at The Clarissa Room, announces the following December events:

Dec 4th – Line Dance Exercise and Karaoke Night

Dec 6th – Wine Tasting and Fund Raising Events

Dec 11th – Line Dance Exercise and Karaoke Night

Dec 12th – Happy Hour Friday’s the Gcc Trio Jazz

Dec 13th – Pythodd Days with Water Colors Jazz

Dec 18th – Line Dance Exercise and Karaoke Night

Dec 20th – Pythodd Days with the Killtet Jazz,

Dec 25th – Merry Christmas

Dec 26th – Happy Hour Friday’s the Gcc Trio Jazz

Dec 27th – Grand Opening with Ignite and the Line Dancers with Free American, African and Caribbean Food Reggae Music and More!

Dec 31st – New Years Eve Party with Live MusicBy Ignite and Innovation Reggae Meets R&b Drink Specials Free Food and Good Clean Fun!!!!


A Soulful Motown Christmas and Candle Light Service

Christmas Corn HillCome experience the spiritual and human sides of the Christmas story. Your favorite Christmas songs performed soulfully by our youth to the Legendary Gospel Motown beat.

The Songs of Christmas:

  • Joy to the World
  • Silent Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Jesus the Light of the World
  • Mary Did you Know.
  • Jesus! Oh What a Wonderful Child

Date: 12/20/2014
Time: 5:00 PM

Mt .Olivet Baptist Church
141 Adams Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey, Pastor

Rochester City Recreation Center Survey

Rochester Recreation CenterCorn Hill residents are encouraged to take this survey in regards to our Adams Street Recreation Center.

Clarissa Street Plan To Be Re-Shown At Memorial AME Zion Church

Clarissa St Sign Corn Hill Rochester, NYAs a follow-up to the CHNA November 10th General Meeting, the Landmark Society’s African American Corridor study prepared by the architectural firm of Clark Patterson Lee will again be presented at the Memorial AME Zion church, located at 549 Clarissa Street on Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m. Jason Streb will share his power point presentation on suggested ways of highlighting historic aspects of Clarissa Street.

Members of Corn Hill’s African American community and churches are especially invited to view this presentation and to offer input and thoughts about preserving the heritage of this important Corn Hill street as well as our neighborhood’s African American history.

CHNA Holiday Open House and Food Drive

2012 Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes Press ReleaseOn Sunday, December 14 the Corn Hill Neighbors Association will host its annual Holiday Open House party at the Hervey Ely House, 138 Troup Street from 4-8 p.m.

Admission is free for neighbors but a $10 entrance fee will be collected for guests.

In order to attend, RSVPs must be made to the CHNA office (262-3142 or by Monday, December 8.

Our holiday party is also a food drive and neighbors are requested to bring nonperishable food items to place underneath the Christmas tree. These will be distributed to local food cupboards. Come and enjoy a sumptuous meal, great camaraderie and caroling around the piano.