Bring your family and some lawn chairs to one of the fabulous FREE events at Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage this summer. There's something for everyone--it's Penfield's best kept secret! Discover what you've been missing.
The Penfield Pops Band, conducted by Ken Scott, performs throughout the Penfield and Rochester area year-round.
Please contact Band Manager John Jorgensen at (585) 385-1392 for more information about the band.
This band is not currently active.
The first Tuesday of each month the Penfield Rotary Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening.
First Tuesday of each month (not currently active)
Penfield Community Center
$2.00, pay at the door
This moving ceremony features a variety of tributes to veterans, including guest a speaker, essays by middle school students, and reflective music provided by Penfield Pops Band.
A highlight of the ceremony is Penfield’s traditional Presentation of Roses. During this time, community members honor and remember fallen military personnel with a rose placed on the Veterans Memorial monument stone.
For more information on Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony, please call Penfield Recreation at 340-8655.
The Presentation of Roses at Penfield's Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance is a special and unique event. It is a moving way to honor those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom, and those who fought for our freedom and have since passed away.
To include a friend or family member in our remembrance, please fill out the form below.
Once we receive this form we will name the individual(s) during the ceremony. Please plan to attend the ceremony to carry the rose for your honoree. Instructions will be given during the ceremony.
Deadline: May 7, 2021
All students, grades 6-8, in all Penfield schools, or who are Penfield residents, are invited to submit essays to compete in the Town of Penfield annual Memorial Day Essay Contest.
ESSAY TOPIC: What is Patriotism to Me?
Essays should be 500 words or less, typed at 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and no more than two (2) pages in length. Please do not put names directly on the entry. Please submit the entry form, attached to essay, for identification.
Essays are judged by a panel and each entry is ranked for excellence by each judge. All entries are marked only with a number for identification before being sent to the judges, in order to assure fairness.
The top three entries will receive cash awards:
1st place: $175 | 2nd place: $125 | 3rd place: $100
Winners must be able to be present at the Town of Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31 in order to be eligible to win.
All entries must be submitted to the Town of Penfield. Please send entries to:
Memorial Day Essay Contest
c/o Penfield Recreation
1985 Baird Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526
All entries become property of the Town of Penfield. Any questions can be answered by calling (585) 340-8651.
Thank you for participating!
PARADE: 10:00 AM
PHS to Penfield Community Center
**All parade route arteries will be closed during the parade**
Parade Marshals: TBD
Parade Emcee: TBD
Let us know if you would like to be in our parade!