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Movies in the Meadow – Outdoor Summer Movies in Buffalo

Movies in the Meadow – Outdoor Summer Movies in Buffalo!

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Outdoor Movies – DEPEW

Outdoor Movies – WILLIAMSVILLE

Outdoor Movies – ORCHARD PARK

Outdoor Movies – GRAND ISLAND

Chalkfest Buffalo 2015

Chalkfest Buffalo 2015!  Don’t miss it!

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Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2 from noon-6pm each day!

ChalkFest Buffalo! is a free annual event in the heart of Downtown Buffalo, hosted by the 500 Block of Main Street Association.   An entire city block is transformed into a colorful playground for two days, with more sidewalk chalk than anyone could dream of.   We are excited to announce that it will be located at the newly renovated Fountain Plaza, directly across from M&T Center at One Fountain Plaza.

Head over to the Chalkfest Buffalo website for many more details.

4th Annual Bookfest (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

4th Annual Bookfest!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
11am-6pm
WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY.

Buffalo BookFest is a one-day annual event at the Western New York Book Arts Center that brings book and art enthusiasts together from all over the region. We’ll be hosting demonstrations, hands-on workshops, a handmade marketplace, and a number of other spectacles (including, once again, steamroller prints!).

Join us for:

- An outside festival of all things printmaking & Book Arts!

- Day long workshops on letterpress printing, screenprinting, papermaking, bookmaking and so much more for children and adults. And the best part? It’s FREE!

- An Artisans market complete with over 20 regional vendors in the book arts and beyond.

- Steamroller printmaking! Watch a huge hunk of motorized metal make awesome prints of hand-carved lino & woodcuts by local printmakers…the analog way.

- & Food Trucks!

4th Annual Buffalo Bookfest (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

4th Annual Buffalo Bookfest!

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Buffalo BookFest is a one-day annual event at the Western New York Book Arts Center that brings book and art enthusiasts together from all over the region. We’ll be hosting demonstrations, hands-on workshops, a handmade marketplace, and a number of other spectacles (including, once again, steamroller prints!).

Join us for:
An outside festival of all things printmaking & Book Arts!
Day long workshops on letterpress printing, screenprinting, papermaking, bookmaking and so much more for children and adults.  And the best part? It’s FREE!

An Artisans market complete with over 20 regional vendors in the book arts and beyond.
Steamroller printmaking!  Watch a huge hunk of motorized metal make awesome prints of hand-carved lino & wood cuts by local printmakers…the analog way.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
11am-6pm

WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY.

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Insectival at Tifft Nature Preserve!

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“Bug Out” July 11 from 10am-2pm at Tifft Nature Preserve’s Fifth Annual INSECTIVAL!

Everybuggy is invited to INSECTIVAL! – Tifft Nature Preserve’s (1200 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo) fifth annual festival of insects and their creepy crawly cousins on Saturday, July 11 from 10AM to 2PM.

Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo’s natural treasure at the Outer Harbor, will present bug-tastic, family-friendly fun in the recently expanded Visitor Center and outdoors, on beautiful nature trails. A variety of crafts, live animals, hands-on activities, and refreshments will be featured, including:

Live and up-close insect encounters with Mark Carra of Buffalo Audubon Society

Outdoor insect safari using sweep nets and bug boxes

Hands-on underwater insect explorations

Real edible insect tastings and confections

Fly-tying Demonstrations with the Lake Erie Chapter of The Federation of Fly Fishers

“Insectigation” Station featuring insect specimen collections from the Buffalo Museum of Science and a private collector

Insect themed make-and-take crafts for children

Story-time, games, and face painting

Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.

PURCHASE tickets
Admission to the event is $7 per person and Buffalo Museum of Science Members save 10%. Children two years of age and under are free. Pre-registration and pre-payment is REQUIRED. Time entry will be at 10AM and 12PM. Please call 716-825-6397 or visit www.TIFFT.org to register or for more information.

THE GIVEAWAY

Tifft Nature Preserve has provided Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo 2 family 4-packs of tickets to Insectival!  ENTER THE GIVEAWAY by using subject line “bug”

This contest ends Thursday evening July 2 2015 at 10pm, winner chosen using random.org.  Winner will be emailed within 24 hours of contest ending.

WINNERS ARE:

Shannon E. and Kristin G.  - you have been emailed with further directions.  Please reply within 24 hours to receive your prize!  Thanks for entering everyone!

Praise in the Park Concert! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Praise in the Park Concert!

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Praise in the Park Concert 2015The event will be held at Hennipen Park near Bailey and ludington. This is our 6th Annual outdoor concert. Featureing Buffalo’s finest Christian 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 fellowship!
Saturday, July 11, 2015  1:00 p.m.

Discount Admission during the Summer at the Buffalo Zoo

How to visit the Buffalo Zoo at a discount over the summer!  (At the time of this writing these dates are not yet listed on the Zoo website.  I received them in my member newsletter)

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If you aren’t already a member of the Buffalo Zoo, here are a few dates during the summer when you can get a great discount on admission!  Obviously, with that being said, I’m sure you will understand that it is very crowded on these days.

July 11,12:  Report Card Weekend

Celebrate your achievements and bring your latest report card to receive FREE Zoo admission with a paid adult.  Valid for children ages 13 or younger.  no specific grades or averages are required.  For more information, please call 716-837-3900.

July 18,19  TOPS Friendly Markets Bonus Card Days

Attention TOPS shoppers…it’s time for the Buffalo Zoo’s annual TOPS Friendly Markets Bonus Card Weekend!  Visitors who bring their Tops Bonus Card to the Zoo during this special promotion will receive one FREE child’s admission with each PAID adult admission.  If you are not currently a Tops Bonus Card member, stop by your neighborhood location and sign up today!

And Military Members, remember High Five for the Military!  Active military members and up to 4 guests get in for just $5 on certain dates.

Exercise like the Animals at Canalside (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Exercise like the Animals at Canalside!  (Always check the Canalside calendar/Facebook to confirm the event is happening.  Sometimes things can be cancelled!)

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• July 6th through September 4th, Monday through Friday at 11:30am and 12pm
• Whole-body workouts inspired by animals and the alphabet. Instructors lead you through the alphabet with animal movements and corresponding rhymes that teach kids about animals. Workouts are based on the book Exercise Like The Animals from A to Z.
• Looking for a fun workout at a beautiful Buffalo outside location? Camps, families, and out-of-towners are welcome. Two year olds (with an active adult) on up to grandparents will enjoy this activity.
• FREE and open to the public. Each day Canalside has other fun activities for children. Make a day of it around your other summer activities.
Monday through Friday beginning July 6 until September 4
11:30 to 11:55 and 12:00 to 12:25
https://www.facebook.com/events/1658827621018698/

4th of July Celebration at Canalside

Canalside 4th of July Celebration!

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Don your red, white and blue, and join us for our annual Celebration on the waterfront! Highlights will include food, live music, children’s activities, fireworks presented by Russell J. Salvatore to cap off the night and more! Full schedule of events & FAQs listed below as well as a printable schedule at  the bottom of the page:

Fourth of July Celebration Activities

  • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm:   Balloon Guy
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm:   Eden Carriage
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm:   BRAT Theater & Arts Games
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm:   Imagination Playground
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm:   Games
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Face Painting
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Nick Presents Magic
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Farmer Tom Walsh
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Reilly Art Character Drawings
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:     Frank Lavoie Puppet Show
  • 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm:     Young Audiences of Western New York

 

Fourth of July Celebration Entertainment Schedule

  • 12:00 pm– 1:00 pm:   Buffalo Niagara Concert Band
  • 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm:     George Scott Big Band
  • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm:    LehrerDance Group
  • 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm:     Joyce Wilson Nixon Band
  • 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm:     Matthew Facciolla Band
  • 8:50 pm – 9:00 pm:   Speech by fireworks sponsor Russell Salvatore
  • 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm:   Flag Folding Ceremony, Taps and US Air Force Honor Guard
  • 10:00 pm: Fireworks presented by Russell Salvatore with music on Mix 96 (the former WJYE 96.1)

 

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Soccer Shots – Free at Canalside (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Soccer Shots, free at Canalside!  (Please, please check the Canalside website calendar AND/OR the Soccer Shots Facebook page.  These events can be cancelled without notice to Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo!)

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WNY’s premier introduction to sport program is hosting 3 FREE clinics this summer to introduce 3-5 year old children to the world’s most popular sport.  Soccer Shots focuses on the players having fun, learning some basic skills and reinforcing character development through our word of the day. Please go to SoccerShotsBuffalo.com to register for the free clinics.

Free Clinics take Place on:

July 2 from 10-11am

July 30 from 10-11am

August 20 from 10-11am

Direct link to registration!

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