Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association (UMNA)

UMNAlogo2The Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association (UMNA) is a not-for-profit advocacy group representing the 3,300 residents and property owners in the Upper Monroe Neighborhood.

The Upper Monroe neighborhood exemplifies the best of the Monroe Urban Village. Residents can easily access the ingredients essential to comfortable city living – retail, restaurants and recreation resources – within walking distance of their homes. Its boundaries are marked at the north by Route 490, south at the city line with the Town of Brighton, east on Culver Road, and west to Field Street.” – City of Rochester | Southeast Neighborhoods – Upper Monroe

We’ll keep you continually informed of happenings on our Community News page.  Sign up to our E-mail List (see side bar) for the latest buzz on UMNA area happenings. Also, you can now pay your UMNA membership dues ONLINE by clicking clicking on the sidebar donations feature. And, if you’ve got something to say about the Upper Monroe Neighborhood, say it on Nextdoor Upper Monroe, or Upper Monroe Neighborhood’s Facebook.

UMNA’s Gardens wants you

UMNA maintains six decorative neighborhood gardens.  Click here to photos of UMNA Gardens. This does not happen without the help of  many volunteers.  Volunteers meet at a different garden each week (Wednesdays 6-7 pm) to  perform routine maintenance and occasionally, more serious interventions.  If you can help out, pleases contact Jane Alexander at GoJane@frontiernet.net.  It’s a great way to meet your neighbors, share gardening tips, and have fun!  No experience necessary!


Got neighborhood issues?

banghead Don’t bang your head against the wall trying to find answers. Come to our monthly UMNA meetings. Often police, service center, city officials, and fire department show up to address your issues.

Save the Date: November UMNA Meeting – Annual Meeting

Tuesday | November 10 | New Life Presbyterian Church Use Rosedale St Entrance | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Speaker: Thomas Huonker, City of Rochester Assessor regarding

2016 Citywide Property Reassessment.


Loose leaf collection is coming soon!


The Department of Environmental Services will collect leaves from city streets from Nov. 2 through Nov. 27.

Once collection has begun, we publish daily progress updates so you can see where we’ve been on the east and west side of the city.


Get answers to frequently asked questions on the Leaf Collection FAQs page
Read about seasonal services in the annual At Your Service Guide
For further information, call 311 (outside City limits, call (585) 428-5990)
When will leaves be picked up from my street?

Fall is a Season for Change


Download a Fall Guide
The leaves of change are upon us once again. The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler and the trees brighter. Thousands of students are meeting new teachers while local farmers prepare for the fall harvest. Fall is all about transition and transformation.

Change is ever present and doesn’t stop with the turning of the season, change can happen with you. This fall can be the time you get in the best shape of your life, try your hand at something you have never experienced or forge new life-long friendships. From after school programs to senior activities, sports leagues to state of the art fitness facilities, Rochester recreation offers so many opportunities for everyone to explore and grow.

Monroe Village Farmers’ Market | Wednesday Evenings, June 10 – October 15, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

FMarketThe Monroe Village Farmers Market is run by people like you…people who appreciate city living and are looking to make a difference in the neighborhood! To volunteer to help with the market contact Allen Krisiloff at akrisiloff@triptar.com, Location: Blessed Sacrament Church Parking Lot,  726 Monroe Avenue, (Near Oxford), Rochester, NY

Monroe Branch Library events:


Open pdf file for events at the Monroe Branch Library for the month of October 2015

Registration is now open for the Monroe Milers fall session.

Children, ages six and up, are encouraged to join our running family. Our young ones train for a one mile race. Our older ones train for the Pumpkins in the Park 5K on 10/31. Monroe Milers meets for about an hour every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and every Sunday at noon, starting September 9, 2015. Training runs start at New Life Presbyterian Church, 243 Rosedale Street. All participants are fitted for a pair of running shoes in August, so we encourage early registration. Sign up fee is $15, but no child is turned away due to lack of funds. We welcome walkers, too. Get the brochure here: fall2015_brochure

PS: The Milers have an on-line Razoo fundraiser underway. They need only $1200 to meet their fundraising goal. See link below if you are able to contribute:

Support Operation Socks, Shirts and Shoes
Keep the Monroe Milers running!
Donate through this link:


What’s so special about Upper Monroe Neighborhood?



bikeROCHESTER Consider bicycling through Upper Monroe Neighborhood instead of driving. Save money, increase your health, see the great sites more casually, and lower your carbon footprint. Learn all about bicycling in Rochester—what the laws are, what the signs on the road are, how to get a bike rack, a bike locker, where and what bike boulevards are and just about anything you need to know about bicycling safely in our neighborhood. Form the City of Rochester, NY.

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