Nearly 200 members of the Eastman School of Music community, including new undergraduate students, faculty, and staff, are participating in the School’s first George Eastman Day, volunteering their time at various organizations throughout the Rochester area on Friday, August 26.
Born out of the School’s and its founder’s commitment to community enrichment, George Eastman Day will be a day of community service to encourage volunteerism and future student involvement in community outreach and engagement projects.
Media coverage is welcome. The day’s schedule includes:
10 a.m. — George Eastman Day Kick-Off event
Location: Eastman Student Living Center Courtyard, 100 Gibbs St.
Paul Burgett, University of Rochester Vice President, will speak about the contributions musicians can make to their communities beyond the stage. Dr. Burgett received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Eastman School. Also speaking will be Eastman junior Garrett Rubin, the coordinator of George Eastman Day.
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Students Work at Sites Throughout the City.
Below are several activities and sites at which Eastman musicians will be volunteering:
Blooming Optimists at St. Monica’s Church
Location: Riverway Bicycle Trail alongside the Genesee River between Brooks Avenue and Ford St.
Thirty students, the largest of the Eastman volunteer groups, will be doing beautification work along the river. They will be working from south to north.
On-site contact: John Curran of St. Monica’s Church
Monroe Family YMCA
Location: 797 Monroe Avenue, 14607
Twenty-five Eastman students will be painting various spaces in the Monroe YMCA.
On-site contact: Tom Doerr of Monroe Family YMCA
Location: 936 Exchange Street, 14608
Twenty-five students will be sorting and organizing food for distribution
On-site contact: Terra Keller of Foodlink
Writers & Books
Location: 740 University Avenue, 14607
Ten students will be doing beautification projects around the Writers & Books building and the surrounding area
On-site contact: Alexa Scott-Flaherty of Writers & Books
MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Location: River Campus, Student Microfarm adjacent to Whipple Park graduate student housing
Eight students will be building cold frames for the University of Rochester student garden
On-site contact: Kit Miller of the Gandhi Institute
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