Information on townwide community events hosted and/or sponsored in part by the Town of Penfield.
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Friday, June 9, 2023 | 4:30-8:00PM
Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage in Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Avenue (behind/north of Town Hall)
- Food trucks windows open at 4:00 pm
- Tony Tomatoes Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza
- Me Gusta Caribbean Cuisine
- Wraps on Wheels
- Snowie of WNY
- Melt (Grilled Cheese)
- Music featuring Penfield Central School District music groups:
4:30 PM: Scribner Chamber Strings
5:00 PM: PHS Jazz Combo
5:30 PM: Bay Trail Brass Band
6:00 PM: Bay Trail 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band
6:30 PM: PHS Jazz Democracy
7:00 PM: PHS Concert Band
7:30 PM: PHS Wind Ensemble
8:00 PM: PHS Jazz Ensemble
This event is free and open to the public.
Annual Pie Social at the Town of Penfield's historic Dayton's Corners School House and Museum located at the corner of Creek Street and Plank Road In Penfield.
- Free Pony Rides for the kids
- Playground Equipment
- Tour the schoolhouse/museum
- Pie and Lemonade $3.00
For More Info. contact Barbara Quinn at (585) 385-1491
Dayton’s Corners School was built in 1857 to replace an earlier frame structure to serve the students of District #9. The name comes from the Dayton family that had an orchard, an apple dry house, and a general store in that area. Learn more
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.
Hot dog cart at every event!
2023 Schedule (Tuesdays) - 6:30 PM
Previous performances are available from PenfieldTV: WATCH HERE
The Penfield Pops Band performs throughout Penfield year-round.
Please contact Band Manager John Jorgensen at (585) 385-1392 for more information about the band.
The first Tuesday of each month the Penfield Big Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening.
First Tuesday of each month
Penfield Community Center
$2.00, pay at the door
This moving ceremony features a variety of tributes to veterans, including a guest speaker, essays by middle school students, and reflective music.
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.
Participate and honor a fallen service member, please email us.
For more information on Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony, please call Sabrina at Penfield Recreation at 585-340-8655.
Watch past Memorial Day videos (YouTube)
May 29, 2023
Guest speaker Minh-Tuan (Richard) H. Nguyen, a Rochester native and distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Nguyen served as the International European & African Operations Manager at Commander, Task Force Six Nine (CTF-69) in Naples, Italy, coordinating all submarine and special operations for NATO and allied partners in the European and African theaters from 2020-2022. He is currently serving as the Director of Scholarships and Officer Programs for Western and Central New York.
2023 Memorial Day Essay Contest Supported by American Legion Braman Post 1229
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. The 2023 topic is "My Pledge to Our Veterans"
Complete information and entry form are available here.
The contest entry deadline is Friday, May 5, 2023.
ESSAY TOPIC: My Pledge to Our Veterans
Essays should be 500 words or less, typed in 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 the 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, 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 29 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 the property of the Town of Penfield. Any questions can be answered by calling (585) 340-8651.
The Town of Penfield and community partners Penfield Rotary and Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis will host the 31st Annual Penfield Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12, 2023 at Shadow Lake Golf Club.
The day of fun begins with lunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will occur at the conclusion of the tournament at approximately 5 p.m.
Tournament registration is ongoing with sponsorship opportunities available as well. If you are not interested in golfing, you can still take part in the day by purchasing a dinner-only event ticket.
The 2023 Honorary Chairman: Bob Calabrese, Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis Member, Golf Tournament Director (Retired)
Proceeds from the event will be used to assist community organizations such as Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Mary Cariola, Penfield High School's Don Mack Scholarship Fund, Penfield Shepherd Home, Bethany House, Villa of Hope, Boy Scouts of America, Penfield Little League, and various local food pantries.
For more information, and to register, visit https://www.penfieldperintonkiwanis.org/golf-tournament or call (585) 752-4540.
Golfers and new tournament sponsors must register by Memorial Day, May 29th.
Previous sponsors without golfers or dinner-only registrations are due by June 5.
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Penfield High School to Penfield Community Center via Penfield Road, Route 441
**All parade route arteries will be closed during the parade, beginning at 9:45am**
APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE
Parade Marshal: Elmer Pankratz & Commander Rick Gough of Braman Post 1229 of the American Legion
Parade Emcee: Don Alhart (13WHAM TV) & Terry Clifford (92.5 WBEE)
Featuring: community groups and organizations, and the music of Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, Feadan Or Pipe Band, Towpath Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps, Prime Time Brass, Fiddlers of the Genesee, The Mark Time Marchers, and Mighty St. Joe's Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
To guarantee safe passage for emergency vehicles during the Town's Independence Day Celebration, parking restrictions will be enforced. "No Parking" signs will be posted on Friday, July 1, and removed after the event. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department will be monitoring compliance. Tickets will be issued and cars will be towed at the owner's expense.
Harris Whalen Park Neighborhood
Parking will be prohibited on one side of these neighborhood streets adjacent to Harris Whalen Park:
Baird Road Neighborhood
6:00-7:30pm - Bach to Rock groups
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
There will be parking by permit only in the park. Parking is available in various plazas surrounding the park. Spectators should plan to arrive around 9:30 PM if they plan to enter the park for the show. The park will be cleared immediately following the conclusion of the fireworks.
To avoid congestion, spectators are encouraged to view the fireworks show from a location outside of Harris Whalen Park.
Fireworks Traffic Flow & Parking
To provide for a smooth traffic flow, and pedestrian safety, after the fireworks at Harris Whalen Park, the Town Board has established the following parking facilities and traffic restrictions: ** Traffic pattern goes into effect at 9:45 PM **
Penfield Road is Route 441.
Exit next to Aldi onto Penfield Road: All traffic will be directed EAST ONLY toward Walworth.
Speedway Gas station exits: CLOSED
Exit onto NYS Rt. 250: All traffic will be directed NORTH ONLY toward Webster.
U.S. Post Office exit onto NYS Rt. 250: CLOSED
All traffic will be directed NORTH ONLY toward Webster.
Willow Pond Way:
All traffic will be directed WEST ONLY toward Rt. 490
The free event will feature various activities to help inform the Penfield community about the historic preservation of local buildings, including information about historic homes within Penfield.
Learn more at www.penfield.org/HistoricPreservation
More information coming soon...
2023 event details TBD.
Get ready for a fun-filled night out with the whole family! The Town of Penfield is excited to announce the third annual "Family Winter Night Out" event taking place on Friday, February 3 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Harris Whalen Park's sledding hill.
Join us for a night of sledding, a hike under the full moon with the Penfield Trails Committee, delicious food from local food trucks, music, and games. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter weather and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Don't forget to dress warmly and bring your sleds! We hope to see you there for a night of fun and adventure. For more information please contact Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655.