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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.

Make Your Own Chapbook – ages 12-18

Make Your Own Chapbook – a free event!



Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 21 & 23, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

In this crafty, DIY book arts workshop, we will examine beautiful contemporary chapbooks in order to develop and inform our ideas about what we believe makes an exemplary chapbook. We will discuss the design process and the various methods of binding your chapbook. Each participant will leave with 5-10 copies of their original chapbook.

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.


Dad’s Dollar Day at the Zoo

Dad’s Dollar Day at the Zoo!


June 19th 2016

Spend time with Dad as you explore the Buffalo Zoo together!  Dad gets in for $1.00.  For more information, please call 716-837-3900.

Daddy Day Hike

Daddy Day Hike at Tifft Nature Preserve!


June 19 from 2-3:30pm for all ages

Let’s explore the great outdoors with a casual hike through the woods, wetland and firelds!  We’ll look for bugs and frogs and everything else dads enjoy and meet some live animals up close.

$5, BMS members save 10%

Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Dragon Boat Festival 2016.  Saturday, June 18th 2016


DATE: Saturday Jun. 18, 2016

TIME: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: RiverWorks

359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY, 14203, Downtown


See the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival. Join us for a day of dragon boat racing and fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Please be advised that all volunteers or paddlers must be at least 14 years old.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Dragon boat participant skills will range from novice to competitive though no experience is required. Teams will represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police forces, firemen, and other community organizations.

With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to be an Olympic event. Race festivals are held year round at numerous locations around the world and now proudly in Buffalo New York.


When:  Saturday June 18, 2016
Time:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St
Buffalo NY 14203

Wild Edibles Walk

Wild Edibles Walk at Tifft Nature Preserve (ages 12 +)


June 18th from 2-3:30pm for ages 12 +

Food and medicine haven’t always come from the store, they started in nature!  You’ll be amazed at what you might find right in your own backyard during this walk and hands-on workshop.

$5, BMS members save 10%

Juneteenth Festival 2016

Juneteenth Festival 2016


June 18-19, 2016

Parade, June 18th at 11am.  The parade will travel on Genesee Street to Best Street into Martin Luther King Park.  Followed by Festivities in Park until 8:00pm.

*Festivities include: Entertainment stage, Arts and Culture stage, Vendor’s Market, Food Court, Health Pavilion, African Heritage Chalk Walk, Book Sharing, Historical exhibits, Re-enacting historical events in history, Marcus Garvey Science Fair, Children’s Activity Area, Youth Activity Area, Girls/Boys Basketball Showcase, Chess Tournament, Underground Railroad Tours and more!

Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family! The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo, NY is the third largest in the country. Its mission is to “actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.”

Buffalo River Fest Park Festival

Buffalo River Fest Park Festival


The Valley Community Association’s 16th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for:

Friday, June 17th from 6pm to Midnight

Saturday, June 18th from 11am to Midnight

Sunday, June 19th 11am to 5pm

Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

There will be fun for the whole family! Events include the Rigidized Metals River Fest Regatta, a waterfront photo and memorabilia display, “I Got It” Bingo, food and refreshments, a kids area, vendors, historic walking tours, live entertainment, a Father’s Day fishing contest, and more!!

6pm to Midnight on Friday, from 11am to Midnight on Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

Get the lowdown from Buffalo Rising

Free Family Fishing Day Clinic

Family Fishing Day Clinic at Tifft Nature Preserve!


JUNE 11 from 9:30am-1pm for all ages.

Join Department of Environmental Conservation biologists and volunteers for a family day of fishing and fishing education at Tifft’s Lake Kirsty.  Refreshments, prizes, exhibits on freshwater fish and fishing!  Hot dog lunch provided.

This is a FREE event however registration is required by calling DEC at 716-851-7010

Kite-Making – Free in Buffalo

Kite Making – Free at the East Delavan Branch Library



Date: 6/6/2016
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

 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, a form of self-expression, or a range of other projects. Albers discusses various techniques and materials, emphasizing teamwork as participants make kites.
Library: East Delavan Branch
Presenter: Young Audiences of Western New York
Link: Kite Making
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