Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will be presented on the lawn of the Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main Street, Brockport at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29 by Shake on the Lake.
Free and open to the general public, there are no tickets needed. Seating is provided, but bring your own lawn chair, if desired.
In case of rain, the production will be moved inside to the Carriage House at the back lot of the Morgan-Manning House. Beverage and refreshments will be available.
Shake on the Lake is a professional theatre troupe/live theatre festival located in Silver Lake, New York. It was founded in 2012, as the first live outdoor theater festival in Wyoming County.
The troupe celebrates its sixth season by producing its first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. This year’s tour is the largest to date and takes the company to eight counties – Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Erie, Niagara, Monroe, and Cattaraugus.
The mission of Shake of the Lake is to entertain, engage, and enrich the community by creating professional theatre productions in a natural outdoor setting. Shake on the Lake seeks to serve the community through educational outreach, artistic accessibility, and eco-friendly, green business practices to preserve the natural environment surrounding the festival.
Soccer teams and fans from around the northeast and Canada will be in town this weekend for the Brockport Soccer Club's annual Brockport International Soccer Festival (July 22 and July 23).
The tournament (sponsored by Wegmans) officially begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21 at Brockport High School's stadium with the playing of the President's Cup.
Gates open at 6:15 p.m and tickets are $1.
Members of the club's Brockport Blizzards coaching staff will participate in the game to raise money for the Tobias Ekeze Memorial Scholarship and the Brockport Fire Department.
Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle, team-sponsored raffle basket, and a half-time tug of war competition ($1 to participate).
The soccer club has also announced information on try-outs for the 2017-2018 season:
A new initiative to promote summer reading in the Brockport Central School District is off to a great start!
The 2017 Summer Book Mobile - a library on wheels - made its inaugural journey on July 6 with stops at Harper Park, Hidden Creek and Seldon Square.
Dozens of BCSD students gathered at the Summer Book Mobile and perused bookshelves stocked with reading materials for all grade levels. Upon arrival, students were given goodie bags containing free books and other educational supplies. Free snacks were also available for attendees.
"We were thrilled to see so many students enthusiastic about reading and checking out books from the Summer Book Mobile. Students were excited to see us outside the campus libraries and present in the community. We can't wait until our next visit," said Kathleen Jaccarino, Brockport High School librarian.
The Summer Book Mobile was designed and brought to fruition by Brockport CSD librarians in an effort to enhance literacy and prevent the “summer slide,” the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
In addition to the district, several community organizations provided donations and support, including Brockport Food Shelf, First Presbyterian Church of Brockport, Lorraine D'Angelo, Rotary Club of Brockport, Walmart and Wegmans.
The Summer Book Mobile will roll back into action on July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 (for returns only) at the following times and locations:
Harper Park: 1 p.m.
Hidden Creek: 2 p.m.
Seldon Square: 3 p.m.
All Brockport Central School District students in grades UPK-12 are eligible to check out books. The process for checking out books mirrors that of a brick and mortar library, with a librarian present to scan and record book selections.
On Sunday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. Brockport High School graduate Katie DeTar's national public television series Fringe Benefits kicks off it's second season on WXXI TV Create (cable channel 1276, DT 21.3).
For the first episode of the new season, Katie introduces viewers to Rochester (where she calls home).
Fringe Benefits is a 30 minute public television series that highlights destination gems in and around American cities.
In each episode Katie presents a new city and region.
In addition to Rochester, this season she'll take viewers to Indianapolis, West Virginia, Cleveland, Springfield and Western Massachusetts. There will also be a "Fringe Favorites" episode with clips from Hartford, Buffalo, Cleveland and Kentucky that did not fit in the other episodes.
Fringe Benefits airs as far away as Alaska and also in California, Chicago, the Midwest, parts of New England, many areas of New York State, Florida, Kentucky, the Carolinas and more.
About 40% of PBS stations now air Fringe Benefits, with more to add the series to their schedules this summer and fall.
A "Team Pierce" benefit will be held for Valerie "Val" Pierce from noon to 5 p.m. on July 16, 2017 at Brockport Bill Gray’s Tap Room, 4647 Lake Road N.
Val was diagnosed in December with a rare form of brain cancer (CNS-Large B Cell; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).
A mother of three children (ages 10, 12, and 21) Val and her husband Ron live in Sweden Village. Every Halloween they run the popular Pierce Haunt, which provides fun for many families in the community.
The “Team Pierce” event will have a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and silent auction items. During the event 10% of all food/drink bills will be donated to the Pierce family to help defray medical costs.
For more information on the event visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1269567889820970/?ti=icl
Ultimate Sports and Apparel will hold an Overstock Clearance and Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at their location on 177 Main St., Brockport.
All sales from the community garage sale will benefit Ultimate Sports and Apparel's employee Stacey Roberts, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in February 2016. You can read more about Stacey here.
Community members are invited to drop off items to donate to the garage sale prior to or at the sale, but organizers ask for no electronics or items that would cost them to dispose of if they don't sell.
The overstock sale will feature blank and overstock apparel with starting prices as low as $1. There will be apparel from most local school districts and colleges/universities. For more information visit the event's Facebook page here.
While you're in the village check out the sidewalk sales all along Main Street too (July 13 to July 15).
Currently the American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage and is issuing an emergency need for eligible blood donors.
With that in mind, there will be a community mega drive in Brockport this week.
Here are the details from our friends at the American Red Cross:
Wed. July 12
12:00 –7:00 p.m.
Sweden Clarkson Community Center- 4927 Lake Rd., Brockport.
To donate call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment or simply walk-in.
All Presenting Donor will receive a Free Gift
Please Bring ID!
You can save 3 lives with your one donation. As of July 7, the Red Cross had filled 25 appointments and needs 70 to meet hospital needs.