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New Catalyst Circle Group Engages Young Adult Museum Advocates

    First social evening event March 24 at Historic German House

    ROCHESTER, NY—Local young professionals who are passionate about the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) now have a way to engage on a new level. The RMSC Catalyst Circle, launched in early 2016, consists of members who champion the mission, assist with fundraising goals and encourage support for the RMSC. A public “happy hour” event called Catalyst Cocktails hosted by this group takes place from 6pm to 8pm on March 24 at the Historic German House.

    Catalyst Circle—The Group

    The goal of the RMSC Catalyst Circle is to maintain long-lasting relationships with this young and enthusiastic audience while providing opportunities for its members’ professional development. Catalyst Circle members have opportunities to network with key community leaders and make a difference alongside other philanthropically minded young adults. The Catalyst Circle plans and executes fundraising events throughout the year. The group has nearly 20 members from various industries in the Rochester community and is actively recruiting additional members. Jackie Lee, CPA at Mengel, Metzger Barr & Co. LLP, chairs the group. For details and to join, contact, Lindsay Recktenwald at

    Catalyst Cocktails—The Event

    The Catalyst Cocktails event features the science of craft cocktails from six local establishments. Each bartender will provide a demonstration of their craft cocktail and the science behind its creation on the main stage. This event provides attendees with snacks and drink samples as well as a customized t-shirt by CrazyDog T-Shirts. Tickets are available at as well as at participating bars: ButaPub, ORBS Restaurant & Bar, The Daily Refresher, Black Button Distilling and Swiftwater Brewing. Cheshire is also a participating bar. This event benefits the RMSC.

    Catalyst Cocktails is a 21 and older event. Must have proof of ID at the door. Tickets are $30 per person and tickets are limited, so pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged. The Historic German House is located at 315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620.

    Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.