What do chicken wings and lawyers have in common? If you can’t think of a good answer, then go to Rochester and Buffalo, New York. There are some great activities hatching there this month that you can’t miss. If you don’t believe us, read on:
1. 9th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards Luncheon – November 14, 2019
It’s no secret that Rochester is the home of some of the best architects, builders, and designers in the country today. To honor the people who have made it a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant place through the years, Community Design Center Rochester will hold an award-giving ceremony at Harro East Ballroom, 155 North Chestnut Street.
Do your part and help choose the winners by nominating an individual or company that has made important contributions to the community. You can rub elbows with important people at the same time.
The featured speaker is Monica McCullough, founder of MM Development Advisors, Inc., a Rochester-based real estate development and affordable housing consulting company. McCullough has over 15 years of experience in housing and community development.
Admission is $55. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and comes with lunch.
2. Greetings to Meetings – November 15, 2019
Do your greetings always end in small talk? Are you searching for the right connections? Change your luck by going to Reikart House at 5000 Main Street in Amherst, New York at 8:00 a.m. sharp and see how making connections can be fun.
Organized by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP), a regional chamber of commerce and privately funded economic development organization, Greetings to Meetings will energize audiences with the help of Dale Carnegie of Western New York. This workforce training solution has improved individual and business performances around the world.
The course teaches important communication skills to strengthen relationships and build confidence and enthusiasm in the workplace. Participants will learn how to interact with people and make meaningful business connections, among others. One lucky person will also win an eight-week Dale Carnegie scholarship worth $2,100.
Tickets are priced at $35 for BNP members and $100 for non-members. They include a light breakfast buffet courtesy of Reikart House.
3. Champions for Justice Bash – November 21, 2019
Do you know a good lawyer when you need one? If you’re tongue-tied whenever this topic comes up, perhaps it’s time to meet volunteer attorneys in the community.
Organized by the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., the bash will honor hardworking volunteers who provide free civil legal services to low-income households in Western New York.
The celebration takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Hotel at the Lafayette at 391 Washington Street, Buffalo. The organizers say there will be no boring speeches — just three fun-filled hours! For the right ticket, you can enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, auctions, and more!
4. The 8th Annual Cluck Crawl – November 23, 2019
Why did the chicken cross the street? Numerous answers have been given to this riddle since it first appeared in 1847. But if you happen to be in Rochester, the most obvious reason is the domesticated fowl is probably on its way to The 8th Annual Cluck Crawl.
The Official Chicken Wing Pub Crawl & Wing Festival begins at noon and will give you the chance to savor chicken wings from 15 different bars and restaurants, namely:
- Brickwood Grill
- Dicky's Corner Pub
- Duff's Famous Wings
- Hot Shots Volleyball
- Murph's Irondequoit Pub
- O'Callaghan’s Irish Pub
- Richmond's (previous winner)
- Temple Bar & Grille
- The Angry Goat Pub (previous winner)
- The Blossom Road Pub
- The Firehouse Saloon (previous winner)
- The Scotch House Pub
- Whiskey River Pub & Grill (last year’s winner)
- Windjammers Bar & Grill
- And one more pub to be announced soon
Your vote will decide which place carries the “Best Wings in Rochester” and receive the coveted Cluck Cup. In addition, a $50 ticket entitles you to a commemorative T-shirt and the chance to win raffle prizes.
Voters will also help determine the following:
- The Hottest Wings
- Best Buffalo Sauce
- Best Original Sauce
- Best Blue Cheese
- Best Staff
The event is open to individuals 21 years old and above. If you’re interested, buy a ticket online, go to Hot Shots Volleyball at 1046 University Avenue on the said date to get your shirt, and board the bus that will take you to some of the best tasting chicken wings in town.
At Hot Shots, you’ll receive a Wing Box that includes eight wings from 8 of the15 different locations you’ll be visiting. The bus will take you to seven other bars where you can sample more chicken wings that are not included in your Wing Box. You will stay at each location for 45 minutes to eat at least two chicken wings there. Blue cheese and celery will be provided at each stop.
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