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 7:30pm – 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.

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 tickets.com on Tuesday, May 27 at 10AM.
Info: 716-645-2787   Charge: 1-888-223-6000

North Buffalo Farmer’s Market – Family Friendly Event (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)

If you could spread the word this Thursday, July 31, from 3-7 North Buffalo Farmers market . Zim Zamboni is the one and only wizard of Buffalo performing street style close-up magic. Often times humorous and always interactive, You, the spectators, are part of the show for even more family friendly fun. Everybody loves the magical madness of Zim Zam, both children and adults alike! https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Buffalo-Farmers-Market/1375842429358131?hc_location=timeline

SOLD OUT!!!!Teddy Bear Picnic (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

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!

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

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

By reservation only.
Please call the TR Site (716) 884-0095

Special thanks to Young Audiences of WNY for its generous support of this event.

Sky’s the Limit – FREE (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

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FREE FAMILY EVENT NEXT FRIDAY at Tifft Nature Preserve, featuring tethered hot air balloon rides, kite flying, crafts, an outdoor movie and more. Presented in partnership with Buffalo Harbor State Park.
Learn more - http://www.sciencebuff.org/news/186/
Join the Facebook event page - http://on.fb.me/1rtPkqC

Defiant Monkey Improv at the Buffalo Central Library (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)

Defiant Monkey Improv partners with the Buffalo Central Library to present the “Fizz! Boom! Read!” summer program to help your kids learn the life-long joys of reading!

Join Karen & Andy for a FREE improv show that’s fun for kids & adults alike. In fact, you’ll have so much fun you’ll forget you’re learning!

Check out the details on our website: http://defiantmonkey.com/childrens-shows.html
7/24/14 at 11 AM

BOGO at The Buffalo Zoo! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Tops Friendly Markets Bonus Card Days – JULY 19 AND 20!!

Presented by Star 102.5 
Attention Tops shoppers…it’s time for the Buffalo Zoo’s annual Tops Friendly Markets Bonus Plus Weekend! Visitors who bring their Tops Bonus Plus 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 Plus Card member, stop by your neighborhood location and sign up today! It’s free, it’s easy and you’ll save every time you shop at Tops. Don’t forget to stop by the Tops’ EcoStation during your visit to the Zoo and say hello to a variety of your animal friends. The Zoo would like to thank Tops for their continued support!

Visit the Buffalo Zoo website!

Buffalo Sabres Development Camp FREE and Open to the Public (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)



From the Buffalo Sabres website:

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will be holding its annual summer development camp from July 14-18 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the third year in a row that the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.

On-ice camp sessions throughout the week will be open to the public and an intra-squad “Blue & Gold Scrimmage” will take place on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

The camp will feature approximately 40 Sabres prospects, including the team’s 2014 NHL Draft picks, all of whom are scheduled to participate in camp. A preliminary development camp roster will be available in early July.

Attendees will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts. The goals of the camp are to show prospective players the fundamental ideas of the Sabres’ playing system and expose them to the conditioning programs of an NHL player. Camp participants will also study and examine NHL rules and the successful techniques a player must possess to become a professional athlete.

The following is a tentative schedule of on-ice workouts open to the public at First Niagara Center during development camp. All times are subject to change and any updates will be posted at Sabres.com.

Monday, July 14

  • On-ice coach’s practice: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15

  • Pre-scrimmage skates: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Blue & Gold Scrimmage: 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 16

  • Off Day

Thursday, July 17

  • Practice/on-ice testing: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Friday, July 18

  • Practice/three-on-three tournament: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.