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Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts – 2016

Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts - 2016


Saturday, August 27th
10 AM-6 PM

Sunday, August 28th
10 AM- 5 PM

Featuring- 170 amazing artists. Four stages with music, dance, puppetry and more! Kidsfest with experiential hands on activities. The Cafe with foods from around the world. 50 environmental and cultural groups. Special sidewalk sales and events by our Elmwood merchants. A solar powered stage, composting and so much more! All events are free and open to all.

Movies in the Meadow – Outdoor Summer Movies in Buffalo

Movies in the Meadow – Outdoor Summer Movies in Buffalo!

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estimated start time for these movies is 9pm

Every Friday evening in the month of August, the Parkside Community Association hosts the annual “Movies in the Meadow” program. Movies begin just after dusk in beautiful Delaware Park behind the Parkside Lodge.

84 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

AUGUST 5:  Star Wars Episode 1

AUGUST 12:  Star Wars Episode 2

AUGUST 19:  Star Wars Episode 3

AUGUST 26:  Star Wars Episode 4


Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site!

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Western New York’s original Teddy Bear Picnic is a fun day for all — moms, dads, grandparents, and friends. Get your team together and don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on as well as your favorite teddy bear!

JULY 28 from 11am-1pm


  • Mama Earth’s Kitchen Band Show
  • Buffalo Clown Alley
  • Games & Stories
  • Well-bear clinic

$5 per person (includes picnic lunch – grilled hot dog, snack & beverage)

Tickets are now available in the TR Site’s online box office.  Just click here.

Interactive Children’s Book Reading

Interactive Children’s Book Reading!


Join Dave Bauer, author of “What’s Under That Rock, Papa?” at the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch of the Buffalo County Public Library (4622 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226) onTuesday, July 26th, from 10:30am-11:30am for an author reading. There will be interactive activities as well as signed copies of Dave’s book available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Ages 5-12 may register by calling (716) 839-0700 or in person at the library. REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 27TH.

July 26, 2016
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Sky’s the Limit

Sky’s the Limit – a free event hosted by Tifft Nature Preserve and the Buffalo Harbor State Park.

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Tifft and Buffalo Harbor State Park partner again to bring you our second annual Sky’s the Limit onFriday, July 22. Join us for a family-friendly celebration of the sky featuring air, wind, and flight-themed activities!

Kite flying demonstrations by the Great Lakes Kitefliers Society, kid’s crafts and activities, food trucks, and more will be located at the Preserve and the Park. Additional activities will continue at the Buffalo Harbor State Park into the evening.

All activities are free to the public and participants are welcome to bring blankets, picnics and chairs and enjoy an entire day of fun! Pre-registration is not required.

More details coming soon on the Tifft Nature Preserve website.


Praise in the Park Buffalo

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Praise in the Park Buffalo Outdoor Concert 2016

The event will be held at Hennepin Park near Bailey and ludington. This is our 7th Annual outdoor concert for the entire family. Featureing Buffalo’s finest Christian Bands and Gospel Artist, Gospel Hip Hop, Christian Music, face Painting, a Bounce house for children 8 and under, food at cost is available. Bring your lawn chairs, Blanket and unbrella to relax and to enjoy awesome music! Saturday, July 9, 2016  1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

1st Annual Somali Bantu Community Day

1st Annual Somali Bantu Community Day

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The purpose of the event is to celebrate our culture, tradition while thanking officials for allowing us to relocate in the area. The event will entail cultural presentations including storytelling, dances and singing. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

We are a local non-profit community based refugee organization that educates and empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and active citizens.



Insectival  - 2016 at Tifft Nature Preserve!


JULY 9 10am-noon!

Join us for our annual bug-tastic festival of insects and their crawly kin in the Visitor Center and on the trails!  Meet live insects up-close, venture outside for an insect safari, enjoy make and take buggy crafts, explore educational insectigation stations, try a bite of real edible insects, and much more.  It’s sure to be an insect-errific day for everyone!

Admission to the event is $7 per person, BMS members save 10%.  Preregistration and prepayment required.  Entry will be timed at 10am and 12pm.  Visit to register or call 716-825-6397

4th of July Celebration at Canalside

Canalside 4th of July Celebration (2016)

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Don your red, white and blue, and join us for our 2016 July 4th Celebration on the waterfront supported by Premiere Partner, KeyBank! Highlights will include food, live music, children’s activities, breathtaking fireworks presented by Russell J. Salvatore for the third year to cap off the night and more!

Kids Activities:

  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. : Balloon Artist, In the VIP tent, free balloon making
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. : Rhythms at Canalside, On the Canals Lawn, free family drumming lessons
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. : NickleCITY KidZone: In the VIP tent, children’s activities, including face painting
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. : Young Audiences of Western New York, On the Great Lawn, Creative Families art programming
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. : Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, On the Great Lawn “Star Spangled Books” children’s read along books and crafts
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. : Franklin LaVoie Puppet Wagon, On the Immigrant Steps
  • Exhibit: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m & Show: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. : American Hawkeye Birds of Prey Exhibit & Show

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Christian Laettner Basketball Summer Camp 2016

Christian Laettner Basketball Summer Camp 2016

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