Celebration Series

New year, new name! Formally known as Family Days, we are changing the name to Celebration. It’s not just for families anymore!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures. These events for all ages feature hands-on art activities, music and dance demonstrations, storytelling, and a variety of cultural displays. Suggested donation $5 per family.

Black History Month Celebration

*Saturday, February 17, 2018, noon to 5 pm
Celebrate Black History Month at MAG! Enjoy:

  • Art activities for children
  • Instrument Petting Zoo and music performances by ROCmusic Collaborative
  • African Cuban line dance workshop with Frances Hare
  • Music performances
  • Tours and much more!
Doctor Joy

Renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter, Dr. Joy DeGruy will join us with a presentation titled The Power of Art. She is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present. Those who have experienced Dr. Joy in person, can tell you that they have been “stimulated, enlightened and inspired.”

See additional Dr. Joy DeGruy events in Rochester [PDF]

*note: This is held on Saturday – not Sunday, so our normally scheduled Kids Create Dates will be cancelled to resume again next Saturday.
Sponsored by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery.
Media sponsor: WDKX | 103.9 FM

Download the schedule (pdf)


Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

Sunday, May 6, 2018, noon to 5 pm


Rochester Pride Celebration

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10 to noon


Latino-Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Sunday, October 14, 2018, noon to 5 pm


Fabric of Survival Celebration

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Interested in participating in a Celebration Day?

Send us an Email
and describe your talent!

photo credits, top, left to right: Angie Collazo, EdySanzo, Laura Toribio, Brandon Vic