Parks, Arts, Culture, Tourism

PACT is a coalition of organizations working to increase visibility, public participation and support for parks, the arts, culture and tourism in Rome, New York.

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PACT was founded in 2017 through a partnership between the Rome Historical Society/Friends of the Fort and Fort Stanwix National Monument to encourage collaboration among community organizations for the purpose of contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of Rome, New York.

PACT Presents: First Fridays – Downtown Rome

The inaugural effort of the PACT coalition is its First Fridays Series. PACT First Fridays provides collaborative monthly programming 
in the heart of downtown Rome. PACT partners rally around monthly themes to provide experiences for visitors that include entertainment and family-friendly activities. PACT First Fridays are presented in collaboration with the Rome Downtown Market.

  • Event Location Time Cost
  • Rome's Downtown Market City Hall Green 5:00PM FREE

    Live Music, games & family fun on the lawn!

  • Drum Discovery with Gary's Music Capitol Steps 5:00PM - 0:00AM FREE

    Drum discovery with Gary's Music.

  • Artisinal Sidewalk Sale Brenda's Natural Foods 5:00PM FREE

    View & purchase local artwork and heirloom vegetables at the Sidewalk Artisan Sale!

  • Chocolate Covered Fruit Tasting Engelberts 5:00PM FREE

    Enjoy chocolate covered fruit tasting in partnership with Edible Arrangements.

  • Open Drawing Session Reach Center 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    The Reach Center will have an Open Drawing Session with a clothed model in the gallery, easels and a model will be provided to drop-in artists to paint/draw from 5-7pm. RAA members will facilitate this session.

    Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge will have specific chocolates made for sale inspired with an Americana theme. Americana themed varieties of Ice coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will also be available throughout the day.

  • Live Colonial Music Fort Stanwix 5:15PM - 6:00PM, 7:00PM - 8:00PM FREE

    Enjoy the patriotic sounds of Colonial music scattered throughout Fort Stanwix National Monument. These tunes are sure to heighten the sense of Americana and days past.

  • Rooftop Yoga Rooftop of James St. Parking Garage 5:30PM - 6:30PM $10 per class or all 8 classes for $59

    Tickets in advance here

    Your friends from PACT, Full Lotus Yoga and Positively Rome invite you to come experience Downtown Rome in a new and uplifting way with a very special yoga series.

    Starting in June, we'll be practicing in the cozy confines of the Capitol Theatre Courtyard and up above the city on the rooftop of the James Street parking garage.

  • Tour of Fort Stanwix Fort Stanwix 6:00AM - 6:45PM FREE

    Experience a ranger for a special, after-hours tour of Fort Stanwix on a beautiful summer evening.

  • Downtown Historical Walking Tour City Hall Green Self Guided FREE

    Walking Tour: A self guided walk through Rome’s Americana, which we define as American traditions, popular culture history, and military history seen in Rome.

  • Fort Stanwix Film & Q/A Rome Historical Society 6:00PM FREE

    Film and Conversation with Jim Webb, a conversation with the contractor that built Fort Stanwix.

  • Event Location Time Cost
  • Rome's Downtown Market City Hall Green 12:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Food trucks
    Live music
    Fresh produce
    Crafters
    Entertainment and more!

  • Rooftop Yoga Rooftop of James St. Parking Garage 5:30PM - 6:30PM $10 per class or all 8 classes for $59

    Tickets in advance here

    Your friends from PACT, Full Lotus Yoga and Positively Rome invite you to come experience Downtown Rome in a new and uplifting way with a very special yoga series.

    Starting in June, we'll be practicing in the cozy confines of the Capitol Theatre Courtyard and up above the city on the rooftop of the James Street parking garage.

  • Downtown Historical Walking Tour City Hall Green Self Guided FREE

    START THE TOUR!

    Walking Tour: A self guided walk through Rome’s Americana, which we define as American traditions, popular culture history, and military history seen in Rome.

    This tour was created thanks to a collaboration among the Cty of Rome, Jervis Public Library, Rome City School District, and Rome Historical Society. Americana is, for the tour creators, the history of America and a history of things that are quintessentially American. This includes founding a city, westward expansion, and the New Deal as well as gas stations, free public education, and presidential campaigns. Enjoy this 30-minute (give or take) 1.5-mile stroll through the Dominick St. Corridor and its surrounding blocks to explore the history of the United States of America in Rome and the history of Rome itself. After the last stop, return to the starting point and enjoy a picnic on the green. (Go to Jervis Library and show a selfie from the first and last stops to receive a reward. If you do not have a device that lets you take selfies, tell the staff the name of the artist at stop number (3 x 3) to receive the reward. The reward is for children and adults to enjoy together.)

  • History of Chocolate Neighborhood Reach Center 5:00PM - 7:00PM $20 Per Person

    The Reach center will host a workshop and activities on the History of Chocolate: A workshop on origins of chocolate and its use from Mayan, Aztec to Europe and the Americas. Samples of chocolate will be available to taste and for Sale.

  • Tour of Fort Stanwix Fort Stanwix 6:00AM - 6:45PM FREE

    Experience a ranger for a special, after-hours tour of Fort Stanwix on a beautiful summer evening.

  • SummerStage presents "Young Frankenstein: The Musical" Capitol Theatre 7:30PM (120 mins) VARIES

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    SummerStage: Young Frankenstein LIVEON STAGE PERFORMANCE!

    Join us for SummerStage at the Capitol Theatre as we bring you Young Frankenstein! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. Showing on Friday August 3 2018 7:30 PM (120 Minutes) Capitol Arts Complex - Capitol Theatre Allocated Seating

  • Lacrosse Stick Maker (Film & Talk with Ron Patterson) Rome Historical Society 6:00PM FREE

    Join us for a screening of the newly produced documentary, Lacrosse Stick Maker. The film documents Oneida Indian Ron Patterson and his artful craft of making a traditional wooden Lacrosse stick. From the selection of the tree to the carving and finishing, we follow Ron as he explains the importance of the stick to American Indian culture, and why making the Lacrosse stick is so important to continue for future generations. The wooden Lacrosse stick is more than an instrument to play the game, in American Indian culture it is a way of life. The film was produced by the Oneida Indian Nation, and the screening is sponsored by the Nation. The film has also won an award at the American Indian Film Festival.

  • Cultures of Dance & Art Fort Stanwix National Monument 7:00PM - 8:00PM FREE

    Join the Midtown Utica Community Center (link : http://www.midtownutica.org/) on the Fort Stanwix lawn for a multi-cultural event that teaches and celebrates culture within the community in a wide variety of ways.

  • Colonial Toy Challenge Fort Stanwix National Monument 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Take the colonial toy challenge! Try out games and toys that colonial children used in the 18th Century. 
    Join on the park lawn. 

  • “PACT First Friday’s” Cinema Capitol Art Show Opening Cinema Capitol 230 W. Dominick Street 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Theme: Around the World

    The Rome Art Association will be having an exhibit opening at Cinema Capitol from 5-7pm where the artwork can be viewed with some artists present to discuss their work. The current show will be open until the end of the month for viewing before and after showing films.

  • Copper City Brewing Co. Beer Garden City Hall Green 3:00PM - 8:00PM PER BEVERAGE

    Join Copper City Brewing Co. on the City Hall Green for some delicious hometown brewed beverages!

  • Live Music with Ed Hildreth City Hall Green 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Ed is a vocalist and acoustic guitarist who plays classic rock, folk, and rock, including covers from James Taylor, Neil Young, CSN, Dan Fogelberg, America, John Hiatt and many others. Ed has been singing and playing guitar for over 37 years. He has a unique finger picking style similar to James Taylor and has performed at many CNY venues opening shows for his good friends Midnight Riders as well as solo gigs in local pubs and coffee houses. Ed's great sense of humor and fervent following entertains audiences wherever he plays.

  • Free Child & Sibling Mini Photo Session City Hall Green 4:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Join Lisa Curtis on the City Hall Green for a free mini photo session with your children!

  • Event Location Time Cost
  • Downtown Historical Walking Tour City Hall Green Self Guided FREE

    START THE TOUR!

    Walking Tour: A self guided walk through Rome’s Americana, which we define as American traditions, popular culture history, and military history seen in Rome.

    This tour was created thanks to a collaboration among the Cty of Rome, Jervis Public Library, Rome City School District, and Rome Historical Society. Americana is, for the tour creators, the history of America and a history of things that are quintessentially American. This includes founding a city, westward expansion, and the New Deal as well as gas stations, free public education, and presidential campaigns. Enjoy this 30-minute (give or take) 1.5-mile stroll through the Dominick St. Corridor and its surrounding blocks to explore the history of the United States of America in Rome and the history of Rome itself. After the last stop, return to the starting point and enjoy a picnic on the green. (Go to Jervis Library and show a selfie from the first and last stops to receive a reward. If you do not have a device that lets you take selfies, tell the staff the name of the artist at stop number (3 x 3) to receive the reward. The reward is for children and adults to enjoy together.)

  • Youth Bike Rodeo & Historic Bicycle Program Rome Historical Society 5:00PM FREE

    Family Bicycle Rodeo, safety course, and antique bike showing.

  • Rooftop Yoga Rooftop of James St. Parking Garage 5:30PM - 6:30PM $10 per class or all 8 classes for $59

    Tickets in advance here

    Your friends from PACT, Full Lotus Yoga and Positively Rome invite you to come experience Downtown Rome in a new and uplifting way with a very special yoga series.

    Starting in June, we'll be practicing in the cozy confines of the Capitol Theatre Courtyard and up above the city on the rooftop of the James Street parking garage.

  • Rome's Downtown Market City Hall Green 12:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Food trucks
    Fresh produce
    Crafters

  • Kite Night Fort Stanwix National Monument 5:00PM - 8:00PM FREE

    Let's go fly a kite! Bring your favorite kite and join us on the grassy green lawn of Fort Stanwix to relax and enjoy and evening of fun!

  • Family Film at the Fort: Coco Fort Stanwix National Monument 8:00PM - 10:00PM FREE

    Enjoy the Free Outdoor Movie Series that is taking over Rome, NY this summer! 
    "Coco" (www.movies.disney.com/coco) will be showing on the park lawn at dusk. 
    Bring the kids, lawn games, blankets, snacks, and bug and enjoy an evening out of this world! 

  • “PACT First Friday’s” Cinema Capitol Art Show Opening Cinema Capitol 230 W. Dominick Street 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Theme: Made In New York

    The Rome Art Association will be having an exhibit opening at Cinema Capitol from 5-7pm where the artwork can be viewed with some artists present to discuss their work. The current show will be open until the end of the month for viewing before and after showing films.

  • Cultures of Dance & Art Fort Stanwix National Monument 7:00PM - 7:45PM Free

    Join the Midtown Utica Community Center (link : http://www.midtownutica.org/) on the Fort Stanwix lawn for a multi-cultural event that teaches and celebrates culture within the community in a wide variety of ways.

  • Event Location Time Cost
  • Downtown Historical Walking Tour City Hall Green Self Guided FREE

    START THE TOUR!

    Walking Tour: A self guided walk through Rome’s Americana, which we define as American traditions, popular culture history, and military history seen in Rome.

    This tour was created thanks to a collaboration among the Cty of Rome, Jervis Public Library, Rome City School District, and Rome Historical Society. Americana is, for the tour creators, the history of America and a history of things that are quintessentially American. This includes founding a city, westward expansion, and the New Deal as well as gas stations, free public education, and presidential campaigns. Enjoy this 30-minute (give or take) 1.5-mile stroll through the Dominick St. Corridor and its surrounding blocks to explore the history of the United States of America in Rome and the history of Rome itself. After the last stop, return to the starting point and enjoy a picnic on the green. (Go to Jervis Library and show a selfie from the first and last stops to receive a reward. If you do not have a device that lets you take selfies, tell the staff the name of the artist at stop number (3 x 3) to receive the reward. The reward is for children and adults to enjoy together.)

  • Rooftop Yoga Rooftop of James St. Parking Garage 5:30PM - 6:30PM $10 per class or all 8 classes for $59

    Tickets in advance here

    Your friends from PACT, Full Lotus Yoga and Positively Rome invite you to come experience Downtown Rome in a new and uplifting way with a very special yoga series.

    Starting in June, we'll be practicing in the cozy confines of the Capitol Theatre Courtyard and up above the city on the rooftop of the James Street parking garage.

  • Drum Discovery with Gary's Music Capitol Steps 5:00PM - 0:00AM FREE

    Drum discovery with Gary's Music.

  • Rome's Downtown Market City Hall Green 12:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Food trucks
    Live music
    Fresh produce
    Crafters
    Entertainment and more!

  • “PACT First Friday’s” Cinema Capitol Art Show Opening Cinema Capitol 230 W. Dominick Street 5:00PM - 7:00PM FREE

    Theme: Harvest Moon

    The Rome Art Association will be having an exhibit opening at Cinema Capitol from 5-7pm where the artwork can be viewed with some artists present to discuss their work. The current show will be open until the end of the month for viewing before and after showing films.

  • Flashlight Tours of the Museum Rome Historical Society 7:30PM FREE

    Enjoy a historic dark tour by flashlight of the Museum!