The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of the historic 19th Ward neighborhood in Rochester, New York. Our mission is to create, foster and maintain a “multi-racial community where individual and cultural differences are celebrated and where people share a sense of community.” We are a member-supported, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization.





Rochester PlayRocs: Saturday, July 21st 11:00am-2:00pm.

In partnership with Healthi Kids, we will be throwing a day of fun and games for the children of our area in order to support active play and healthier lifestyles.

Ravenwood Garden Party: Thursday, July 26th 5:00-6:30pm

Come, meet your neighbors, spend an afternoon with us at the Ravenwood Garden Party, which is on the corner of Thurston and Ravenwood.

19WCA Potluck Dinner: Wednesday, August 15th 5:30-7:30pm

We will be hosting a potluck dinner in our office’s backyard, so make your favorite dish and bring it to share with your neighbors.

Bull’s Head Meeting: Thursday, September 6th 6:00pm

The city of Rochester is hosting a meeting at St. Mary’s Campus to get community input on future development at Bull’s Head. Come to have your voice heard on the direction you want our community to take.

19th Ward Health Information Day: Tuesday, September 18th 4:00-7:00pm

The 19WCA will be collaborating with the West Side Farmer’s Market to bring you a health information day, with representatives from health insurers, community health organizations, and local clinics to talk about the services they offer and public health.

Porch Fest 2018: Saturday, September 23rd 1:00-4:00pm

Take a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the music of some of the talented people who live in the area.




The 19th Ward Community Association, through our History & Archives Committee, has partnered with the City Historian, The City Dept of Parks and Recreation, City Zoning, and the Veterans to restore Rapids Cemetery on Congress Avenue.

Several local veterans’ groups have a special interest in this pioneer cemetery on Congress Avenue because, in addition to civilian burials, there are documented graves here of veterans who served in the following wars: Revolutionary, War of 1812, Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Follow the articles in recent issues of Update 19 to stay informed and see photos. (dropdown list under ‘ the Community Association’ header)

Watch for an “App” that will be released in the not too distant future, giving information on the gravesites and the people buried there.

Work sessions in the cemetery are the 2nd and 4th Sundays 12:30-3:30 from April through October – Come anytime to help out – it is a very rewarding project







Here are the 19WCA 19WCA Bylaws 2014 Final