New to the Area? 4 Rochester Social Groups that Make You Feel at Home

April 06, 2016

Social-Groups-Rochester.jpgIt’s not always easy moving to a new apartment community, but taking the time to get involved locally will definitely help with your transition. If you’re moving to Rochester, consider getting involved in one of these social groups. Not only will they fill your calendar with some exciting events, they’ll help you make new friends and become familiar with the Rochester community.

1. Rochester Newcomers Connection

The Rochester Newcomers Connection makes it easy to find your place in the city. This group hosts a variety of events including social dinners and lunches, a book club, bunco, and crafting groups. You can feel out whether this group is a good fit for you by attending up to three events free of charge in your first 90 days. Membership is $25 per family for a full year, or $12.50 for members who join after July 31.

2. Rochester Area Moms

If you’re a mother in the Rochester area, Rochester Area Moms is a great way to get out and meet other parents and children. The group hosts a book club, cooking club, mom’s nights out, playgroups, family events, monthly mingles, and more. Whether you’re looking for a group of friends for weekday playground visits, or you want to connect with other moms for fitness fun, this group has something to meet your needs.

3. Rochester Entrepreneur Network

Whether you’re a local business owner, or interested in breaking into the Rochester market, this local group can help you make invaluable contacts in the area. The group offers opportunities like speed networking, weekly open coffee club tech meetups and the chance to hear talks from new Rochester businesses. If you’re interested in supporting local entrepreneurship, the Rochester Entrepreneur Network might be right for you.

4. Rochester Outdoor Meetup Group

The Rochester Outdoor Meetup Group brings together individuals and families with a passion for nature. Activities include hiking, biking, camping, snow sports, and more. Children and pets are welcome at select events, though you’ll find plenty of opportunities that are best for an adults-only day out as well. Though there is no membership fee, members must remain active participants to stay in the group.

These groups offer a diverse range of opportunities for getting out of your apartment and exploring the local area. What are your favorite Rochester groups? Share your own local finds in the comments below.

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