Beechwood - Where Roots Run Deep
Beechwood offers its residents many opportunities for volunteering. Whether it be helping tend to a community garden, keeping our streets clean, or serving on the BNC board, there are plenty of ways for you to contribute! See below for more information.
Pianos For Peace
On Monday, August 5, 2013, residents of Rochester and their visitors will begin to see and experience real pianos in various outdoor public spaces. This event is known as Pianos for Peace and is a collaboration between multiple neighborhood organizations, the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester City School District, and many other sponsors. Pianos will be placed in 11 locations around the City and will be painted by youth, local artists, and community members and will include their own interpretation of what peace means to them. The pianos are open for all to play throughout the month of August. A variety of events will take place at each piano. At the end of the month, all the pianos will be collected to form a Piano Park for Peace on the grounds of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.
Pianos will be placed at the following locations: the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, SWAN Community Center, Parsells Little Flower Community Garden, Pulaski Park, Danforth Community Center, Frontier Field, Sahlen Stadium, MuCCC, the Public Market, Aqueduct Park, and the Greater Rochester International Airport.
If you would like to get involved with painting, performing at the pianos, or volunteering to help watch over a piano, please contact Marissa Balonon-Rosen at PianosForPeace@gmail.com.
More than 25,000 volunteers have demonstrated their pride in Rochester by working alongside City crews to clean and beautify just about every street in the city. In addition to removing litter and debris, volunteers do such things as planting flowers, pruning trees and performing other neighborhood beautification projects. The BNC is an annual participant. For more information: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep
As a PAC-TAC Volunteer, you will work with an on-duty patrol officer or crime prevention officer as you walk with a PAC-TAC partner in the Beechwood community and interact with other citizens and local merchants to help prevent crime.
All volunteer citizens receive extensive training and are issued distinctive clothing, a flashlight and a portable digital radio which has all of the frequencies that patrol officers use. If you spot criminal activity, or are in need of other assistance, you will summon an officer via radio. In addition to foot patrols, some patrol sections have bike patrol PAC-TAC as well. Here is your chance to make a real difference in the Beechwood community.
How to Sign Up
Contact your patrol division crime prevention officer or our volunteer coordinator at (585) 428-7496
Rochester NY Police Department
East Division, SENSC
846 South Clinton Av.
Rochester, NY 14620