Dance Performance

A Moving Experience Performance at Al Sigl Center

This performance is open to the entire community. A Moving Experience, the modern dance troupe from the Arc of Monroe’s Community Connections program, will perform at the Al Sigl Center’s gymnasium on 10/3/19 from 12:30PM to 1:30 PM. This is a FREE event! Al Sigl Center 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620  

Abundance Gallery Opening & Music with Community Arts Connection

Join us as we celebrate our newest display of art in the Abundance Gallery & Cafe, featuring paintings, drawings, mixed media and fiber arts from members of the Community Arts Connection, an art-based day service through the Arc of Monroe, providing an array of arts-based opportunities that encourage creativity and self-expression. You’ll also enjoy live music from the Arc of Monroe’s Gregory Street Blues Band and a selection of food samples from the Abundance kitchen. The Arc of Monroe has been supporting the Rochester community for over 60 years. They provide programs and services to people with intellectual and/or developmental …

Instrument Drive


Here at the Arc of Monroe, we currently have a couple of great music-based initiatives going on. Our very exciting, very first annual ArcBeat Music Festival will be taking place on June 15th at the Penfield Amphitheater (for more information click HERE), and you may have noticed that admission is FREE when you donate a new or gently used instrument. That’s because we are also currently hosting our first instrument drive to benefit the Arc’s music programs, and we hope you will be a part of both! At the Arc, we have two main music programs that help enrich the …

Dementia and the benefits of music enrichment

Staff Perspectives

If you find the below article useful please consider making a donation so we can create more.   A quick google search can bring you any number of articles, stories, or videos about how music can and does benefit people across all populations, not excluding those who are aging or who have disabilities like those we support here at the Arc. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America says that, “When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function and coordinate motor movements.” states “It can be relaxing, spark certain feelings and increase quality of life. …