Upcoming Events

We have a plan to win, and you’re part of it!
Join us and TAKE ACTION to stop the RDDC’s unjust BID!

Sunday February 4

ROC DSA

DSA presents Socialist Sunday School:
“Why the B.I.D is Bad for Business”
510 State Street* (also broadcast via ZOOM)
Sunday February 4, 2 pm

Join ROC DSA & the BID Education Committee as we host a guest speaker to share their experience with an attempted BID effort in their community.

Presented by ROC DSA *(masking required for live attendance)

Thursday February 8

Free the People ROC

Phone Zap with Free the People ROC
via ZOOM
Thursday, February 8, 12-12:30pm

Lunchtime phone zap with our coalition partners FTP! Get a quick rundown on the BID, hear why FTP is concerned about how a BID would impact our community and take action together!

Co-Sponsored by: FTP ROC

Sunday, February 11

“In Jackson Heights” & Panel Discussion
510 State Street* ( also broadcast via ZOOM)
Sunday, February 11, 2 pm

In Jackson Heights small businesses and citizens came together to push back against the creation of a BID… AND WON! We’ll watch excerpts from the documentary and discuss why this outdated urban development policy has no place in our Downtown.

Co-sponsored by ROC DSA
*(masking required for live attendance)

Tuesday February 13

Business Improvement Districts:
Community Issues, Impacts & Alternatives
via ZOOM, Tuesday February 13, 7pm

Have you heard about a plan to turn downtown into a BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT? Are you concerned about how this may impact your cost of living? Or your neighborhood?

Join us for a presentation by the BID Education Committee via zoom to learn more about potential pitfalls, tax implications, and how to advocate in your best interest, before it’s too late.

Co-Sponsored by the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Assoc.

Wednesday February 14

Monthly Phone Zap: Valentine’s edition
via ZOOM
Wednesday, February 14, 6-6:30pm

If you’re looking for the perfect warm up for your Valentine’s Day, we would LOVE to have you join us to make calls to council. It’s one of the best way to show you CARE about our community. We’ll make it quick!

Thursday February 15

Speak to Council
Thursday, February 15, 6pm
City Hall • 30 Church Street

This is your opportunity to share your concerns about the Business Improvement District with City Council. You can sign up to speak for up to 2 minutes. While council members won’t be able to respond, some may reach out after for more information. Tell them how a BID will impact you, your business, or your family.

NOTE: If you are already speaking on another topic, THANK YOU for helping to lift up our community! We know 2 minutes is tight, but if there’s an opportunity to squeeze in a “Stop the BID” – every little bit helps!

Call (585) 428-7538 to register OR click the button below to generate an email:

Monday February 19,

Free the People ROC

Phone Zap with Free the People ROC
via ZOOM
Monday, February 19, 12-12:30pm

Phone zap with our coalition partners FTP! Get a quick rundown on the BID, hear why FTP is concerned about how a BID would impact our community and take action together!

Co-Sponsored by: FTP ROC


(NOTE: We had 2 different times advertised, so we’re also going to have a brief zap at 6pm as well, tune in at noon to hear from FTP live!)