Our newest giveaway (an online entry for those of you who can't get out and about for gift drops!) offers a selection of local goodies from Vault Rochester, New City Cafe and Roastery on Parsells, and a few Rochester-themed stickers that come from the personal collection of local artist/muralist Tim Lynch, who also graciously donated some items to gift later in the season! This giveaway has a value of $50 -- lets chat about these businesses and what they offer the community...
In the heart of Rochester's downtown Liberty Pole neighborhood, Vault Rochester offers a variety of fitness and wellness classes in a state-of-the-art facility located inside...you guessed it...an old bank and their vault! With a commitment to making health accessible to all, Vault Rochester not only promotes physical fitness but also fosters a sense of community. The giveaway package's free pass to Vault provides an opportunity for individuals to experience the positive and inclusive atmosphere the gym cultivates. By encouraging holistic well-being, Vault Rochester contributes to the community's overall health and vitality.
New City Cafe and Roastery, an eclectic and locally-rooted establishment in Rochester's historic Beechwood neighborhood, captures the essence of Rochester's diverse culture through its unique offerings. With their cozy and comfortable seating area, New City provides a space for individuals to connect, share experiences, and celebrate their “rainbow community” filled with young families and long-time residents. One thing that makes New City special to me is how they work to employ teenagers and young adults from their own neighborhood and give them an opportunity to discover and utilize their gifts as they serve our community. The $15 gift card included in the giveaway package allows winners to explore the array of offerings at New City, from artisanal baked goods to coffee from around the world. New City exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and collaboration, contributing to the cultural vibrancy that defines Rochester!
Lastly (but never least!) Tenderchomps, the artistic alter ego of local talent Tim Lynch, adds a personal touch to the giveaway with a selection of Rochester-themed stickers he took from his personal collection. Through Tenderchomps, Tim shares his passion for art with the community, creating pieces that reflect his loves of bold illustration and mid-2000s pop punk. If you identify as an "elder emo" you will LOVE his work! He also recently completed a mural at the Avenue D Rec Center, adapting a piece by Hilleyri Binet and incorporating some of his own style. Tim plays a vital role in shaping the visual identity of the community, contributing to its cultural landscape and fostering a sense of pride among its residents. Together, Vault Rochester, New City, and Tenderchomps embody the essence of community support and collaboration, making this giveaway package a true reflection of Rochester's spirit - I hope you enjoy it. You can enter to win the package on our Instagram page until 5pm on December 1st.