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Thursdays Downtown, Down by the Riverside canceled

Thursdays Downtown, Down by the Riverside canceled

KAAL-TV
Updated: May 22, 2020 02:28 PM
Created: May 22, 2020 02:27 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The City of Rochester is canceling all large public events through August 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In an announcement Friday afternoon, city officials say they are suspending the following events: 

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  • Rochester Police Department’s “Safe City Nights” program 
  • Rochester Civic Music’s “Down by the Riverside” and “forWARD” free concert series
  • Rochester Downtown Alliance’s “Thursdays Downtown” street market and music festival 

“This decision was not made without great thought and consideration. We continue to maintain a focus on the health and safety of our community. Teammates will work with local organizations to identifying creative opportunities to create and celebrate our community while we navigate the ongoing impacts of this unprecedented pandemic,” shares City Administrator Steve Rymer.  

The City says it will continue to monitor public health conditions and share further updates for events and activities scheduled after August 16. 


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