Tifft Nature Preserve Events for September

(reader submitted events)

Wellness Walk 

Thursday, September 4 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for All ages

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Join our long-time volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk on our beautiful and accessible trails! Offered everyThursday all year. $2.00 per person donation appreciated.  Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

 Trek Tifft 

Sunday, September 7 from 2-3:30 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a guided outdoor walk! Offered every Sunday April through November. $2.00 per person donation appreciated.  Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Beaver Basics

Sunday, September 14 from 2-3:30 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Busy beavers abound! Take a guided walk through Tifft’s beautiful marsh to explore the beaver’s habitat and investigate clues about the beaver’s adaptations, preferred foods, and life cycle. For ages 5 and up. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Fall Shoreline Cleanup 

Saturday, September 20 from 10 AM- 12 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Join us for clean-up of the preserve in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Register your group with Riverkeeper at bnriverkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanups. Bring your own work gloves and help out! FREE. Call 825-6397 for more information. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Outer Harbor Bike and Hike 

Saturday, September 20 from 4-7 PM for All ages

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Bring along your bike for a fun bicycle tour with Buffalo Harbor State Park to Gallagher Beach and Union Ship Canal. Finish with a short hike to explore Tifft Nature Preserve’s 75-acre cattail marsh and view the sunset over Lake Erie. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Buffalo Harbor State Park. Per person: $5. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp 

Monday, September 22 from 9:30-11:30 AM for Ages 3-5

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Enjoy an autumn morning exploration at Tifft with your little tyke ages 3-5! Crafts, games, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child. Healthy and kid-friendly snacks provided too! Non-Members: $8 per child with adult, $4 additional children with same adult.Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

First Day of Fall Hike 

Tuesday, September 23 from 6-7:30 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Enjoy an evening hike at Tifft Nature Preserve as we officially bid summer adieu and usher in autumn. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Grandparent’s Day at the Buffalo Zoo (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Grandparents Day at the Buffalo Zoo!  Grandparents get in FREE at the Buffalo Zoo with a paid child admission!

Grandparents-Day

 

Grandparents Day
Grandparents, be sure to bring your favorite little ones along to celebrate Grandparents Day at the Buffalo Zoo! From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., each grandparent will receive free admission with a paid child’s admission. Grandparents will also receive $5 off any grandparent membership purchased that day. For more information, please call (716) 837-3900

Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY

Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade!  It’s going to be bigger and better this year!

puertan rican parade

12th Annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 14 @ 1pm sharp in front of City Hall and marching north on Niagara Street (Avenida San Juan).

There will be amusement rides, great food and a free concert imediately following at LaSalle Park, on Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront. There will also be a Hispanic Youth Day on Sunday, September  7th, with youth providing entertainment all day long.

 

Toddler Story Time (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Toddler Story Time at the Buffalo Historical Society!

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$1 Admission – Labor Day at the Buffalo Zoo (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

$1 admission to the Buffalo Zoo on Labor Day!  Coupons from TOPS are available today…8/25/2014!

Labor-Day

Labor Day at the Zoo
Presented by Tops Friendly Markets, Fox 29 and Star 102.5

Say “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a fun-filled Labor Day at the Zoo! The event will feature exciting activities, animal feedings and more! Admission is only $1, with coupons available at your local Tops closer to the event. For more information, please call (716) 837-3900.

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:

TOT TENT

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.

SILLY-COOL

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!

MUSICAL MARCHING PARADE

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!

CREATION STATION

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!

WOODLAND

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!

fun

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

Description:
 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

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

Schedule: 

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

7/11/2014 

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

7/18/2014   

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

7/25/2014 

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

8/1/2014

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

8/8/2014

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

8/13/2014  

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

8/20/2014

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

8/27/2014 

  • 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.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-explore-more-stroller-dash-tickets-11897520805?aff=eac2