On Tuesday, March 28th, 2023, the Village of Brockport Water Department will be performing a planned shutdown for a water main abandonment project on East Ave. To do this, we have to turn off the water main. We will do this in 2 different shut downs, 8:00 AM to 11:00...
Village Board Workshop
The village board workshop will be held at its regularly scheduled time on 3/27/23. The agenda topic is the 2023-2024 budget. Agenda Village Board Workshop 3-27-23Village Board Workshop 3-27-23
Update: Water restored! Temporary Water Shut off on East Ave
The Dept. of Public Works is currently working on East Ave. and had to shut-off water supply from customers beginning 38 East Ave. and points eastward. We expect to have this water turned back on in about two hours. We apologize for the late notice, this shut-off...
Smith Street Traffic Signal
The Smith Street Bridge traffic signal is up and running!!! Please heed the stop lines and know that the light cycle takes just under 2 minutes. Thank you, again, to our DPW for making this possible. To say we are overjoyed is an understatement!
Village Board Meeting 3-20-23
The regularly scheduled Village Board meeting will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7pm at 49 State St., Village Court. This meeting is also available via Zoom, login is available on the agenda. AGENDA 3-20-23 AGENDA PACKET3-20-23
BRIDGE CLOSURE – Park Ave. Bridge Repairs Will Delay Main St. Bridge Project
Today the New York State Canal Corporation and the New York State Department of Transportation announced that the Park Avenue Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal in the Village of Brockport, Monroe County, will close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Monday, March...
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Village of Brockport Winter Serenades
Jacqueline Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Linden www.brockportny.org 585-637-5300
The Village of Brockport’s third Winter Serenade is Sunday March 5, 2023 at 3:00. Join fellow music lovers at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner Main and State, for this special performance. It’s a family friendly, no tickets needed, “all Cole Porter music” afternoon! Stay after to chat with friends and the performers upstairs in the Gathering Room.
Cole Porter was probably the least ambitious of all the major songwriters. He knew what he was good at and he stuck with it – throbbing ballads and comic catalogue songs. Join Michael Lasser, Jessica Ann Best, and Alan Jones for an hour of songs you remember—and also a few that might be new to you. All of them memorable; all with informative background stories provided by Public Radio’s award winning Lasser.
The entire program can also be found on the YouTube section of the stlukesbrockport.org web site, live-streamed and saved for later viewing. Information is available at 585-637-5300 and www.brockportny.org.
The Winter and Summer Serenades series is run by volunteers and supported financially by generous local individuals and businesses; the Village of Brockport provides in-kind support.
“…has the stage presence of a performer with an expert’s command of his subject matter.” A speaker, writer, broadcaster, and critic, he is the author of City Songs & American Life, 1900-1950 (2019) America’s Songs II: From the 1890s to the Post- War Years (2013); and, with Philip Furia, America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley (2006). For more than forty years, from 1980-2021, he was the host and producer of the nationally-syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, winner of a 1994 Peabody Award for letting “our treasury of popular tunes speak (and sing) for itself with sparkling commentary, tracing the contributions of the composers and performers to American society.” He is the former theater critic for The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and for 35 years has spoken at museums and universities all over the country. In 2010, he was a Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Rollins College. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has a website at www.american-song.com.
Jessica Ann Best…
is known for her versatility. She performs nationwide in opera, musical theater, jazz, concert, oratorio, and recital. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, LA Opera, The Savannah Music Festival, Birdland Jazz, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Florida Orchestra, The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Tampa, and The Buffalo Philharmonic. Best produced and performed William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs for the Rochester Fringe Festival and appears on the recording of Louis Karchin’s opera, Jane Eyre. She serves as artist, voice teacher, and stage director at the The Florida VOICE Project (VOICExperience) and Savannah Voice Festival. She is also a Professor of Voice at Nazareth College. Best holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from Nazareth College. She is a member of AGMA and The Actor’s Equity Association. Critic Laurence Vittes said that her singing “showed just how magnificent and commanding a mezzo-soprano can be.”
…singer and piano player extraordinaire, performs a wide variety of repertoire, from
Cabaret to Classical. He and his longtime musical partner, Phyl Contestable, have been guest artists with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brockport Symphony. Together, they have been the opening act for Bill Cosby, Rich Little, and Jackie Mason. They have entertained at many resorts and hotels, including Trump’s Castle in Atlantic City, the Concord Hotel, and the Royal York in Toronto. Jones and Contestable also performed a series of concerts for the Ryder Cup in Rochester, NY, in 1995. They have released two recordings and continue to be among Western New York’s most popular entertainers. Jones is a graduate of The Capital University Conservatory of Music and earned a Master’s degree from The Eastman School of Music. His work as an educator, songwriter, arranger, and performer has gained him inclusion in Who’s Who of American Teachers.
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