Free Music Together Demo Classes (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Mixed Age Class Demos
Monday, August 25th – 10:00 AM
First Trinity Lutheran Church
1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda
Monday, August 25th – 9:30 AM
Parkside Lutheran Church (Yoga Parkside)
2 Wallace Avenue, Buffalo
Wednesday, September 10th – 10:00 AM
Hoffman School of Dance
577 Fillmore Ave., East Aurora
Thursday, September 11th – 9:45 AM

Spezio’s Dance Dynamics
1639 North French, Suite 300, Getzville

Monday, September 15th – 10:00 AM

North Park Preschool
310 Starin Ave., Buffalo
Big Kids Class Demo
Tuesday, September 9th – 4:30 PM
Harlem Road Community Center
4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst
Please register online at
Space is limited!
Join us for a fun time of singing, playing
and bonding with your child – through music!
(716) 239-9144
Classes available in Amherst, Depew, Getzville, Buffalo, East Aurora
and Williamsville. Evening and weekend classes available.

Kidsfest at the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Kidsfest at Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, August 23-24, 2014  (10am-6pm and 10am-5pm)

THEME:  This year Kidsfest celebrates Simplicity. Let’s appreciate the Simple Machine.

From the Festival website:

Kidsfest tents:


With the helping hands of Wisteria School, come play with pulleys and pails, roll balls down a slide into the sand, hammer some wooden pegs and weigh beanbags on a scale. Receive a playful introduction to simple machines in a friendly and beautiful environment.


Did you know that your nose is an inclined plane? And your jaw is a lever? If you painted wheels on your cheeks, your face could be a triple compound simple machine! Come get face painted with your wild invention! Have you heard of a thaumatrope? You draw pictures on both sides of a disc, make the disc spin, and you’ll see your two pictures merge into one. It sounds like magic, but it works!


Paint a 90-foot long rich and colorful banner on Saturday. On Sunday, use giant spirograph gears to make big designs over the whole thing. Then make sure to join us on Sunday at 4PM on Elmwood at Breckenridge (M&T lot) where you can help carry our banner in the Musical Marching Machine Parade. Elmwood Franklin School and Park School will be here to assist you in drawing colorful details on your little wooden driver. Will your driver wear a checkered suit or a polka-dot top? Curly hair? Sraight hair? Or bald? You choose!


Bring your painted wedge here. Nardin Academy Montessori School will help you sand, drill and hammer. Out will roll a super-cool Wheely Wedge with even a seat for the driver!


Paint the body of your wheely wedge any way you fancy. Then pump a bellows for your own simple machine drying system.Brush a polishing touch onto Cousin Kelly’s lively wooden sculptures to make them glisten and shine.

See Kidsfest Performances HERE

End of Summer Ice Cream Social! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

End of Summer Ice Cream Social at the Riverside Branch Library!


Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 8/23/2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM

 Join us for our end-of-Summer celebration and make your own ice cream sundae ! Ice cream, toppings & whipped cream will be provided so you can create your own treat !!

30 Days of Summer Fun on a Dime: Young Audiences of WNY Children’s Programming – Free (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Young Audiences of WNY: Friday Children’s Programming

info from the Canalside Buffalo website


Young Audiences of WNY presents’ Children & Family Programming every Friday from July 4 – August 29!


7/4/2014  Canalside has rescheduled this to 7/2/2014

  • 1-2 pm  Children’s Erie Canal Show
  • 2-3 pm  In Jest: The Greatest Show on Mirth


  • 1-2 pm  Grechen Sepik: Erie Canal Sal
  • 2-3 pm  Mohamed Diaby: Guinean Drum & Dance Workshop


  • 1-2 pm  Diaspora Drumming: Echoes of Africa
  • 2-3 pm  Hill Brothers: New York State and the Erie Canal


  • 1-2 pm  Le Ballet Touba: African Dance Workshop
  • 2-3 pm  Susan Rozler: Erie Canal Show


  • 1-2 pm  Meg Albers: Kite Making
  • 2-3 pm  Traveling Museum: Erie Canal Traveling Museum


  • 1-2 pm  Differential Flava Crew: Art of Breakdancing
  • 2-3 pm  Grechen Sepik: Erie Canal Sal


  • 11-12 pm  Susan Rozler: Mama Earth’s Kitchen Show Band
  • 12-1 pm  Hill Brothers: New York State and the Erie Canal


  • 11-12 pm  Miriam Mikoff: Making Music
  • 12-1 pm  Architecture + Education


  • 11-12 pm  Defiant Monkey Improv: All Together Now
  • 12-1 pm  Erie Canal Traveling Museum


Explore and More Children’s Museums Stroller Dash (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)

August 10th from 9am-noon!

The Explore & More Stroller Dash is an activity-filled family fundraising event to benefit Explore & More Children’s Museum – WNY’s only children’s museum and soon to be anchor tenant of Canalside.

The Dash is not a race, but includes a .5 mile route that will allow families to walk, wheel and dash their way to a great time. Other Dash-day activities are planned to keep the fun level at 10 while helping promote healthy living for our children. Plus, this year’s Stroller Dash will also play host to an Explore & More Birthday Bash, as we celebrate 20 years of service to our children!

Join us for a great time and to get a look at the place Explore & More will call home in 2016!

Registration is at 9:00 am.

Free parking will be available in the Cobblestone District, just adjacent to Canalside.

$7.50 for adults, FREE for kids 2 and under.

3rd Annual Buffalo Bookfest (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)


3rd Annual Buffalo BookFest

Saturday, August 9th / 11-5pm
468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo at the Western New York Book Arts Center

Beloved book artist Esther K. Smith, holding court.

Beloved book artist Esther K. Smith, holding court.

Join us for our 3rd Annual Buffalo BookFest on Saturday, August 9th from 11-5pm!

Artist’s Market

Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase locally handmade goods including hand-bound books, letterpress prints, small press publications, and loads of handmade crafty items! The market will be held on the ground floor of the Western New York Book Arts Center.
Vendors to be announced! 

Day-Long Schedule of Book Arts Demonstrations including:

• Steamroller printmaking all day – Heavy Metal meets Big Wood! Featured artists to be announced!
• Printmaking for Kids
• Letterpress Demos
• Bookbinding
• Screenprinting Demos
• Lino-cuts
• Repurposed Books
• Dragon Books for Kids
• & More!

Free Movie (Frozen) at Coca Cola Field! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Super popular free event every year!   (Thanks Angel, for sending the link!)

August 7th at 7:00pm – FREE admission!


The Buffalo Bisons today announced the return of Alfred State MOVIE NIGHT with a FREE SHOWING of “FROZEN” on the BisonsTV HD Scoreboard on Thursday, August 7 (7:00 p.m. showtime).

This is the fourth consecutive year the Bisons will welcome families and fans to the ballpark for a free moving showing on the Coca-Cola Field scoreboard.

The is NO ADMISSION CHARGE and fans can either sit on the first base side of Coca-Cola Field seating area or bring a blanket and SIT ON THE FIELD to watch the movie.

There will be limited free parking in the Bisons Exchange St. lot and fans are to enter the ballpark through the Centerfield Gate or the Seneca St. Gate on Washington St. (Open at 6:00 p.m.). Concessions will be available on the first base side of the ballpark’s concourse and movie treats may be purchased on the field.

“Frozen” at the Central Library (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Let it go….This Thursday, Aug. 7, come see one of the most popular Disney animated movie musicals. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. 5 p.m., free, bring the kids. Spread the word.

This free event takes place at the Buffalo Central Library!

Disney Junior Live: Pirate & Princess Adventure! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

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Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure
Sunday, August 3 – One Day Only! 
Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.


Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show!  You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Purchase your tickets before the general public

Presale begins Tuesday, May 20 at 10AM
Click here to order
Password: UBCFA

Remaining tickets go on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office
and on Tuesday, May 27 at 10AM.
Info: 716-645-2787   Charge: 1-888-223-6000

Movies in the Meadow (FREE)

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