GANONDAGAN INDIGENOUS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL heralding in the traveling WAMPUM exhibition. Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme; and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning 569 acres, Ganondagan is the original site of a 17th century Seneca town which existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women’s rights, ecology and natural foods.

Ganondagan’s full-size Seneca Bark Longhouse is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600’s, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods.

The newly built Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site is a 17,300-square-foot center that tells the story of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture, and society. Designed to fit into the natural landscape, the center features an interactive, multi-media Exhibit Gallery.

The grounds surrounding the center include two signed interpretive trails that educate visitors about the significance of plant life, HAUDENOSAUNEE CULTURE & HISTORY.

The Haudenosaunee, commonly known as Iroquois, are an Iroquoian-speaking confederacy of Native Americans and First Nations peoples in northeast North America and Upstate New York. They were known during the colonial years to the French as the Iroquois League, and later as the Iroquois Confederacy. The English called them the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. After 1722, the Iroquoian-speaking Tuscarora from the southeast were accepted into the confederacy, which became known as the Six Nations.

#haudesnosaunee #ganondagan #indigenous #upstateny #victorny #iroquois #seneca #mohawk #onondaga #tuscarora #firstnations


Thomas Warfield, Donna Silverman and Mary Ho re-acquaint themselves with new friends at “Dinner With Strangers” community event. A most lively gathering of thought leaders and kind-hearted souls in the Greater Rochester community sharing heart-felt memories and life experiences. Truly an enchanting evening to remember!

PERRIN YANG leads the RPO Summer Concert Series

Long time reunion with PERRIN YANG lead violinist at the RPO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES sponsored by the City of Rochester #summerconcertseries #summerconcerts #rpo #rochesterphilharmonicorchestra #perrinyang #rochesterny #chambermusic #chambermusicians #violist #violin #music

Dr. Walter Cooper Celebrates his 95th Birthday

Happy 95th Birthday Celebration to Dr. Walter Cooper visiting his namesake DR. WALTER COOPER ACADEMY SCHOOL NO 10 🎂🎂🎂

Dr. Walter Cooper Academy follows the EL Education model.  Our school engages its diverse student body in joyful, rigorous, and fascinating learning experiences.  We instill in our students both perseverance and a sense of responsibility, as reinforced in our motto, “WHERE WE. NEVER GIVE UP!”

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Nate Rawls Greater Rochester Community Jazz Band

NATE RAWLS brings his extensive musical expertise and enkindles together enthusiastic jazz aficionados to practice various musical jam sessions with Greater Rochester community members. During his early career as a musician Rawls traveled with a band called “In Cold Blood” and cross-country with the renowned R&B group “Little Anthony and the Imperials”. Truly a fantastic attribute for the Greater Rochester community and jazz fans!

NATE RAWLS and MARY HO at the Nate Rawls Greater Rochester Community Jazz Band jam session

DUANE PALYKA performing on the clarinet

JAN DUBIN performing on alto saxophone

JIM HENDERSON performing on tenor saxophone

HEIDE PARENNO performing on percussion

Rochester International Jazz Festival

Rejoining the first day launch of the long anticipated Rochester International Jazz Festival with ole acquaintances and new friends.

JOYCE LINDLEY and MARY HO reminisce their camaraderie on the opening day launch of the 2023 CGI ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL after a long hiatus.


National Millennial and GenZ Community advocates Mary Ho and IW Group Founder Bill Imada at Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s BUTTER Restaurant in NYC

The National Millennial and Gen Z NMGZ Community is a think tank and volunteer organization composed of over 800 members and alumni globally; representing the rural, urban and remote regions. engaging the voices of younger generations via roundtable discussions, video conferences and dialogues with key business, government and thought leaders across America. Young generations spanning the U.S. represent more than 50 percent of our country’s population; and believe in creating a platform where dialogue is fueled by broadening awareness and understanding, advancing civility, and focusing on solutions.

In 2016, Bill Imada, founder of IW Group developed and established partnerships with seven universities for collaboration, innovation and thought-provoking resolution platforms. Now NMGZ represents over forty-four colleges and universitiesin over forty states, Washington, D.C., and Guam; conducting critical dialogues with over 360 executives from 130 corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Cities visited included Atlanta to Seattle and Los Angeles to Vienna, Austria.

NMGZ Community includes college and university students, young professionals, faculty, administrators, and civic leaders engaged in multi-generational conversations focused upon the long-term future; developing and maintaining a secure and stable environment for promoting the free exchange of ideas; building awareness and understanding.

NMGZ Community recently visited NYC and congregated at the fabulous award-winning Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s BUTTER Restaurant hosted by Bill Imada. Guests included NMGZ Community members and Mary Ho, recent returnee and China expat. A great honor enjoyed by all.

National Millennial and GenZ NMGZ Community delegates Gabriel Anderson, Alexmary Fayiga, Akshay Malik
National Millennial and GenZ NMGZ Community representatives pose at Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s BUTTER Restaurant in NYC