Greece is a town in Monroe County, New York.
A suburb of Rochester, New York, it is the largest town by population in Monroe County, and the second-largest municipality by population in the county, behind only the City of Rochester.
As of April 2020, the town has a population of 96,926.
The town motto is “Discover the Promise.”
The Town of Greece is in the northern part of the county and borders the City of Rochester on the east, the Town of Gates on the south, the towns of Parma and Ogden on the west, and Lake Ontario on the north. The town is a contiguous suburb of Rochester. The area known as Charlotte, on the eastern border, was formerly part of the town until it was annexed by the City of Rochester in 1916.
The Town of Greece was established in 1822 from part of the Town of Gates and was previously called Northampton. The name “Greece” was selected because of the contemporary struggle of Greece for independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Prior to European settlement, the area the town occupies was inhabited by the Algonquian and Iroquois. The first European to visit the area was the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, who visited in 1669.
European settlers began to arrive in the area in the late 1790s, and French and British soldiers passed through on multiple occasions during this time period as the two colonial powers struggled to control the region.
According to the Morgan Quinto Awards, Greece was rated the ninth-overall-safest city in America and the sixth-safest city with a population of 75,000 to 99,999.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
The following are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The William Payne House 505 Elmgrove Road
Greece Memorial Hall 2424 W. Ridge Rd
William Covert Cobblestone Farmhouse 978 N. Greece Road
Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church Complex 1785 Latta Road
7/4/22 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration and Freedom Run 5k
7:00 AM — 5K Race Begins A t-shirt and medal will be given to every participant.
8:15 AM – Kids Fun Run Please arrive by 8:00 for stretches and warmups!
4:30 PM — Food Trucks Open and Family Activities Begin
5:15 PM – Nik and the Nice Guys perform
8:00 PM – Our featured performer “Three Dog Night” will take the stage
9:45 PM (approximately) – Fire Works Display
JAZZ 90.1 EVENTS:
Greece Baptist Church 2022-23 Concert Series: Free
10/6/2022 @7:00pm Bill Tiberio & Friends
11/3/2022 @7:00pm Laura Dubin and Antonio Guererro
12/11/2022 @7:00pm Greece Concert Band
Greece Baptist Church
1230 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY
Jazz Cruise Summer 2022: $35
6/13/22 @6:30pm Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero
7/11/22 @6:30pm Jimmie Highsmith, Jr
8/15/22 @6:30pm The Bill Tiberio Band
9/14/22 @6:30pm Hanna PK and The Blue Hearts
The Colonial Bell
400 Packett’s Landing Fairport, NY
Jazz at The Beach: Free
6/14/22 @7:00pm The Bill Tiberio Band
7/19/22 @7:00pm The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Quartet
8/9/22 @7:00pm The Darryl Parker Quartet
9/13/22 @7:00pm The Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
10/11/22 @7:00pm The Krazy Fireman
Arbor at the Port
1000 N. River St Rochester, NY
Live on Jazz 90.1fm:
10/13/22 @7:00pm Dave Wright and The Band of Opportunity
12/15 @7:00pm The Greece Jazz Band
See: https://www.jazz901.org for 2023 Events