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BPO Kids Concerts 2015-2016 Season

BPO Kids Concerts for the 2015-2016 season!


OCTOBER 18, 2015

  • Symphonic Spooktacular

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM  (pre-concert activities at 1:30….don’t miss – these are so fun!)

    Scary characters, Superheroes, Harry Potter and Disney royalty come together in this perfectly spooktacular Halloween kick-off! Sing along, try a tongue twister, and march across the stage.

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  • Sunday, December 13

  • Jingle Bell Jam

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM

    Holiday favorites, Santa, and activities in the true spirit of the season make this a wonderful family tradition!


  • Sunday, January 24

  • Frozen Fairytales

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM

    Before Disney’s “Frozen,” there was The Snow Queen. Explore how Elsa, Anna and other wintry characters came to make music with us today!


  • Sunday, February 28

  • Let’s Go Buffalo!

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM

    Show us how you cheer for Buffalo! Join Sabretooth and visit the Erie Canal,  Niagara Falls and the Underground Railroad through music and see why we have so much Western New York pride.


  • Sunday, April 17

  • Peter and the Wolf

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM

    Meet the instruments of the orchestra as they represent each character in the thrilling tale of Peter and the Wolf, one of the most famous musical tales ever told.


  • Sunday, May 15

  • BPO Kids Take The Stage

    Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 PM

    We’re showing off what YOU can do! From the smallest Suzuki performers, the St. Mary’s Sing and Sign Chorus, and the BAVPA Jazz Choir, this concert is for kids and by kids.

Kite-Making at the Central Library

Kite-Making at the Buffalo Central Library!


Saturday, May 14th from 1-1:45pm

Free creative family programming provided by Young Audiences of WNY
Every Second Saturday at Central Library, 1:00pm in the Ring of Knowledge

Meg Robinson-Albers, “Kite Making”

Hands-on workshop!
For four thousand years, the kite has served as a form of transportation, a scientific tool, a weapon of war and a toy. Because of this, kite-making can serve as a window into history and a form of self-expression.

Location:  1 Lafayette Square in Buffalo 14203

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz at Shea’s Performing Arts Center!


April 5 – 10, 2016


This new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Tifft Nature Preserve

Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Tifft Nature Preserve!

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March 25 from 10am-4pm at Tifft Nature Preserve!

Visit the Tifft website for more details and to purchase tickets!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Theatre of Youth presents:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

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March 11 at 7pm

March 12 at 2pm

March 13 at 2pm

March 19 at 10am

March 19 at 2pm

April 2 at 10am

April 2 at 2pm

April 3 at 2pm


Theatre of Youth
Allendale Theatre
203 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!

Sesame Street Live:  Let’s Dance coming to Buffalo, NY!

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Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never experienced before! You, the audience, are invited to dance as all of your favorite Sesame Street friends join you on the floor – dancing with fans of all ages!

In addition to ongoing dance parties, Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie Monster teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.”

Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!

Showtimes are:

Feb 24, 25 and 26 at 6:30pm

Feb. 27 at 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm

Feb. 28 at 1pm and 4:30pm

Purchase Tickets!

Junior Audubon Club: Birding at the Zoo

Birding at the Buffalo Zoo!


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Junior Audubon Club: Birding at the Zoo – Join Naturalist Tom Kerr for our monthly Birding Adventure! For this month, we’ll beat the cold and visit the Rainforest at the Buffalo Zoo for some tropical birdwatching! We’ll use our binoculars to find birds and get to hear from one of the Keepers about the care these birds receive. Binoculars are available.  Pre-registration is required. Participants will meet at main gate and must purchase Zoo admission.
Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214

Kids Day at the Botanical Gardens

Kids Day at the Botanical Gardens!

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February 16 from 10am-4pm

Adults – $9
Seniors (55+) – $8
Students (13+ with ID) – $8
Members and kids 12 and under 2 are free

Stop by the Wegmans Family Garden and stations throughout the Gardens to participate in fun seasonal activities for kids 5-12 and meet some amazing plants!

February Break Discovery Camps at Tifft Nature Preserve

February Discovery Camps at Tifft Nature Preserve!


Winter Wonders Camp February 15-19 frpm 9am-4pm for ages 5-11.  Details and register here.

February Break at the Buffalo Museum of Science

February Break activities at the Buffalo Museum of Science!  The theme will center around engineering activities.


National Engineers Week
 February 15, 2016 through February 21, 2016 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Discover the world of engineering over February break! Celebrate National Engineers Week with family-friendly engineering activities facilitated by local engineers and Museum staff. Join us for National Grid Day on Wednesday, February 17 for interactive games and giveaways, and spend Sunday, February 21 with UB’s Engineering Clubs learning about aerospace, bio-medical sciences, electricity, environmental sciences, mechanics and more! All activities are included with Museum admission and free for BMS members.
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