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Volunteering at Greentopia!


Want to participate in Greentopia?


Volunteers are needed for many aspects of the Greentopia Fall Festival. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free food and drinks available at our Volunteer Center. Most shifts are 2 hours long. Depending on your interest, you can volunteer for one of the following positions:


We are looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks and responsibilities related to greeting and guiding attendees around the festival, helping with set-up and take-down, assisting staff in problem solving on the spot,etc.


We’re looking for volunteers to help specifically with musicians, artists and performers to help them get to their appointed stages/areas, assist with any set ups or instrument staging, help on and off stage, take care of any water/’beverage or other needs, pass out programs (if applicable), etc.


These volunteers will be specifically tasked with helping on our waste diversion program. Recycling Rangers staff our 3 recycling stations, educate and assist attendees in choosing correct bin for disposing of waste (you will be trained on this), help move totes as needed with recycling director, etc. We provide a huge patio umbrella for shade, a stool, drinks and food for your two-hour shift.


Macy’s Shop for a Cause

Macy’s Shop for a Cause



Enjoy great savings at any Macys on August 23, 2014. Buy a $5 “gift pass” and $5 of your purchase will come back to Friends of the GardenAerial! It’s easy as “1-2-3″!

  1. Click the button below.
  2. Pay with Credit Card or PayPal Account.
  3. We’ll receive your order and email your $5 Certificate!

This year, Friends of the GardenAerial, in partnership with Macy’s, will participate in the 9th Annual Shop For A Cause event.Macy’s and Friends of the GardenAerial (FoGA) invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006.

Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from Friends of the GardenAerial now.“Macy’s is committed to giving back, both nationally and to our local communities,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last eight years, Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ program has provided our customers and associates a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”

Macy’s has provided Friends of the GardenAerial (FoGA) with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. FoGA will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money FoGA will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from FoGA, customers support sustainable and innovative redevelopment of Rochester’s Historic site of the city’s origin – High Falls, while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.


Greentopia 2014 Corporate Sponsorships Now Available

Corporate sponsorship gives your company or organization now year-round exposure to audiences for the entire array of projects and programs of Friends of the GardenAerial…including all Greentopia events and festivals!

We’ve constructed several levels of sponsorship, but custom sponsorships can be crafted to your particular needs. To find out more about our corporate sponsorship levels, please contact Lewis Stess at lewis@gardenaerial.org or call 585-287-5560, ext. 21. Or go directly to our Corporate Sponsor page for information and easy, secure online payment.

Greentopia Receives State Grant of $100,000 for 2014 Arts Programming!

We are proud to announce that Friends of the GardenAerial received a New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) highest grant award of $100,000 towards Arts programming for Greentopia 2014! We are so excited about what this award will allow us to do in 2014-2015 and are busy making plans for the 2014 Fall Festival programming. Wait until you see what we have planned!

Documentary Films and Social Change

Did you hear that?

At this very moment, non-fiction filmmaking is cresting a wave of art and impact. Techniques of character development, twisting plot points, and sometimes even humor, have propelled the old school traditional social message films into the forefront of our global community consciousness.This has expanded the audience and, now more than ever, these films are able to push boundaries and break down barriers. Take for instance, how THE INVISIBLE WAR, moved Sen. Gillibrand to take action on the issue of sexual assault in the military.

We’re on the edge of our seats, watching the progress of her bill.

Art. Impact.

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