Rochester, NY

Memories of Mapledale Party House in Rochester, NY

Herbie J Pilato


I was born and raised in Rochester, New York during the 1960s and '70s. Our home was located close to Brown Square Park, near where now stands Frontier Field. Our family did not have a lot of money, but we had tons of love. We appreciated every measure of life, including special parties with family and friends at 'party houses' like Mapledale Party House.

A Closer Look

Mapledale Party House was opened in 1964 by Vince Fedele, whose family today owns and operates the tremendously successful Red Fedele's Brook House in Greece, New York.

Back in 1964, Mapledale Party House was located at 1020 Maple Street in northwest Rochester, and I remember several terrific weddings, and receptions of every kind.


'Party houses' still exist today, but the Mapledale Party House of the past will always remain a cherished memory.

[Note: This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events directly experienced by the author.]

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including the newly-published CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography, the revised BIONIC BOOK, RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, and more. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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