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Doors Open Jamestown Recap

Doors Open Jamestown Recap

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to report on another successful Doors Open Jamestown, with 17 participating attractions, and total attendance over 1,000. JRC and Jamestown Up Close would like to thank the attractions for their participation and support, as well as everyone that came out to see the attractions, and support downtown businesses on a snowy winter day.

Jamestown Up Close Shop Small, Win Big Winners Announced

Jamestown Up Close Shop Small, Win Big Winners Announced

Jamestown Up Close and Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) are excited to announce the winners and results of this year’s Shop Small, Win Big contest. In an effort to boost local commerce during the 2019 holiday season, Jamestown Up Close encouraged shoppers to shop downtown from Small Business Saturday through December 18th.

Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Fireworks Brought to You by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Fireworks Brought to You by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to continue their partnership with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF), to once again bring fireworks to the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. The parade will be held this Friday, December 6th, with live music at 5pm by “For the People”. The parade kickoff, tree lighting, and National Anthem start at 6:30pm, and the parade ends with a Santa-led fireworks celebration at the conclusion of the parade.

Shults Auto Group will Provide Santa’s Transportation for the Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration

Shults Auto Group will Provide Santa’s Transportation for the Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is proud to continue their partnership with Shults Auto Group, who will once again provide the Official Transportation for Santa at this year’s Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. Shults Auto Group and Santa will bring up the end of the “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” themed parade, as it travels from the Third Street Bridge to City Hall on Friday, December 6, 2019.

JRC and TRC Continue Partnership for Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 6, 2019

JRC and TRC Continue Partnership for Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 6, 2019

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to announce that the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration will once again be presented by The Resource Center (TRC) on Friday, December 6, 2019. The parade theme, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was selected via Facebook vote. At 5pm “For the People” will begin playing live music in Tracy Plaza. The parade will kickoff at 6:30pm, moving from Third Street toward City Hall, where there will be a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Sam Teresi and the national anthem. Santa will bring up the end of the parade and count down to the fireworks at approximately 8pm.

Fenton, St. Luke’s and JRC Collaborate to Host “Seven to Save” Program & Exhibit November 14

Fenton, St. Luke’s and JRC Collaborate to Host “Seven to Save” Program & Exhibit November 14

The historic Arcade Building in Jamestown is one of the highlighted buildings on the 2018-2019 “Seven to Save” list that will be featured in a lecture by Frances Stern, Manager of Technical & Grant Programs for the Preservation League of New York State. The lecture, titled “Road Map to Preservation” will be presented on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Jamestown.

2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration

2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree has officially been selected as the them of the 2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration presented by the Resource Center! Parade Applications are available by clicking HERE! Contact zach@jamestownrenaissance.org with any...

JRC Awarded a Preserve New York Grant

JRC Awarded a Preserve New York Grant

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is one of this year’s Preserve New York (PNY) grantees. Their grant of $4,208 will enable JRC to continue working with Bero Architecture to complete a State and National Register Nomination for the Forest Heights neighborhood....

AIDS Memorial Park Community Input Session Scheduled

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) will be holding a community input session at Winter Garden Plaza on Thursday, August 22, at 7pm. Winter Garden Plaza is located at 313 N Main Street. This session will focus on the future of Potter’s Terrace/AIDS Memorial...

Fall Front Garden Recognition Program Begins in September

Fall Front Garden Recognition Program Begins in September

A front yard garden that was recognized in Spring 2019 Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s GROW Jamestown Front Garden Recognition Program, returns this fall as a way to acknowledge city gardeners who contribute to the curb appeal of Jamestown’s neighborhoods. It is a...