Those desiring slightly less expensive lodging may also be interested in the Quality Inn at Rochester Airport, located at 1273 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624 (585-464-8800). They offer clean, comfortable rooms for $110 a night plus tax (14%) for either king or double queen, including breakfast. There is a 10% discount for seniors and AAA members, and the Inn also offers both a free airport shuttle and a free shuttle to the Eastman School. Choice members should book online for the best deal. Others may either book online or deal directly with the hotel. For those with a car, it's an easy 5-10 minute drive to Eastman on expressways, but please be advised that parking downtown for all day and evening will be about $10.00.
This year's banquet will be held on Thursday, June 11, at 6 pm, preceded by a cash-bar reception beginning at 5:30, at The Rochester Club Ballroom, 120 East Avenue, Suite 201. Built in 1896, The Rochester Club stands in a landmark building in Rochester’s popular East End Cultural District. Retaining its 19th-century beauty and architecture, the Rochester Club Ballroom’s vaulted ceilings, adorned with original Waterford crystal chandeliers, surrounds diners in an elegant Victorian atmosphere. Dinner will include a salad, a chicken entrée with a vegetarian option, dessert, and complimentary tea and coffee. The price is $32 including tax and gratuity. The Rochester Club is just around the corner from the Eastman School, less than a 5-minute walk. Those interested should register for the banquet in advance by following the link below.