Pan Am Family Day – FREE (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Family event (free) at The Buffalo History Museum!

May 16 Friday

*M&T THIRD FRIDAYS: Pan Am Family Day, 5-8p.m.

Free. Visitors of all ages can learn about the historic Pan American Exposition at the History Museum’s Resource Center located at 459 Forest Ave. Live actors, exhibit tours, hands on activities, and horse drawn carriage rides will be available.

Theatre of Youth presents Pinkalicious!

Theatre of Youth presents live on stage 
PINKALICIOUS, Photo of Actor Arin Lee Dandes

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, & Victoria Kann
Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
Location: Theatre of Youth, The Historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 
Run Dates: May 9 – June 1, 2014 (No performances Memorial Day weekend)
Ticket Prices: $26 or $28, group discounts available.
Order Tickets: 716-884-4400 or  
Media Photo Opps: Dress rehearsals Sun. May 4 & Mon. May 5.
To coordinate time: Contact Tim White, Marketing Coordinator 716-884-4400 ext. 305
Creative Team Contact: Meg Quinn, Artistic Director 716-884-4400 x 301  
M&T Bank Talkback after every performance.
TOY Book Club Free event at Talking Leaves Main Street on Saturday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Lobby Concessions There will be chocolates from
Oh Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat / Sweet Jenny’s
(Williamsville, NY) along with Books & Toys from
B is for Books (Orchard Park, NY)

Food Truck Rodeo and Free Admission! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

The Buffalo History Museum free event!

May 7 Wednesday

Food Truck Rodeo, 5-8:30p.m.,

Free admission to the museum! 5-8p.m.

Cherry Blossom Family Day (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Cherry Blossom Family Day at the Buffalo History Museum!

May 4 Sunday

Cherry Blossom Family Day, 1-4p.m.

Members free; Adults accompanying children free; $5/child general Cherry blossom inspired crafts, museum tours, artifact scavenger hunts, live performers, and MORE!

SOLD OUT!!!!Easter Egg Hunt at the Botanical Gardens (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader recommended event!)

Kids seven and under are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 19. Hunters collect eggs in exchange for a great prize bag.

The Hunt will begin at 11am and take place outside, so participants are advised to dress accordingly and bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.

The Hunt is pre-registration only and sells out every year, so participants are encouraged to register early. The costs are $8 for children/grandchildren of Garden members, $10 for children/grandchildren of non-members, and all prices will increase to $12 after April 1. Registration can be made online at

Hunters are also admitted free to the Gardens this day to enjoy the indoor scavenger hunt, games, Farmer Brown’s Animals, prizes and more!

10th Annual “Teach Me To Fish” – Free (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

fishing clinic

Tifft Nature Preserve April Public Programs

Homeschool Nature Series: Wild About Birds

Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 23, 30 from 2-4 PM for Ages 5-8

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

Nature is the place to explore, investigate and learn while having fun. Working on developing naturalist skills, participants will learn to identify bird species, interpret animal behavior, and understand ecological concepts. We will also explore the natural world through games, stories, and songs. Our goal is to help each child develop a sense of respect and wonder for nature, as well as a sense of their own strengths and passion for learning. Please note that the exact content of each program will depend on the weather and seasonality. Non-members: $40 for series. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.

 Wellness Walk

Thursday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for All ages

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 healthy outdoor walk! Offered all year. $2.00 per person donation appreciated.  Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place.

Trek Tifft

Sunday, April 6, 13 and 27 from 2-3:30 PM

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

Drop in and join Friends of Tifft for a guided tour of the preserve. $2 donation per person suggested

Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp: Spring Sings

Monday, April 14 from 9:30-11:30 AM for Ages 3-5

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

Whoosh, creeeeeeek, tweet! Come investigate the many sounds of the natural world around us. Nature games, crafts, hikes, snacks and more are in store. Non-Members: $8 per child and adult, $4 additional children with same adult. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.

Spring Egg-stravaganza!

Friday, April 18 from 10 AM-4 PM for Families

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

Join for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve and celebrate Earth Day too! Learn about animals that come from eggs, make some spring-themed and recycled crafts, dye eggs using natural dyes (dye provided, please bring your own hard-boiled eggs; 6 eggs per person maximum) and more!

Non-Members:$7. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.

Earth Day Clean-up

Saturday, April 26 from 9 AM-NOON  for Families

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

Join us for a spring clean-up of the preserve in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Shoreline Sweep. Refreshments will be served. Bring your own work gloves and help out! Call 825-6397 for more information. Register your group with Riverkeeper at FREE.

Learn To Bird

Sunday April 27 from 2–3:30 PM for Families (Ages 10 and up)

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

The Audubon Society has designated Tifft Nature Preserve as an “Important Bird Area”, so what better place to learn to bird?  Join experienced birders as they teach you how to use binoculars and your ears to locate and identify birds by sights and sounds. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.


Superhero Saturday at the Central Library (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)


Super Hero Saturday is coming to the downtown Central Library

When:         Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


What:          Programs for all ages.

Music, Buffalo’s Best Batman contest, crafts, games, scavenger hunts, comic books, trivia contests, short films,
featured speakers, artists drawing caricatures, photo opportunities, and more!


Where:        Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (between Washington, Oak, William & Clinton Streets)


FREE  – FREE – FREE – Follow this link for more details:

Wear a costume, get a prize!

12 noon Visions Comic Art Group – presentation about the graphic novel process and debut of Anthology #2 based on HP Lovecraft.

1 – 2 p.m. Rock out with cult sensation Ookla the Mok, fandom’s own rock band! Ookla has been touring North America since 1994 playing at Sci-Fi and comic conventions. Their songs Tantric Yoda and Mwahaha were the most requested songs on Dr. Demento’s radio show in 2012 and 2013.

Holy Buffalo…in honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, the Library is holding a Buffalo’s Best Batman Contest. Enter before April 20 - follow this link: .

Questions: 716-858-8900

Build a Mini-Book — FREE (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

mini book

Dyngus Day Parade

The 8th Annual Dyngus Day Parade starts at 5:00pm.   More details at the Dyngus Day website.


In the case of the Annual Dyngus Day Parade, here in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District, it’s more of a demonstration in civic and ethnic pride. Unlike any other event in recent memory, this parade gathers people together with a sense of camaraderie and joy mixed with nostalgia and hope. An acknowledgement of who they are, where they came from and where they want to go. What started out as a rag tag group of passionate Poles with a few flags, a couple of pickup trucks and a band on a trailer, has turned into a big splash of Polish pride surfing a sea of red and white. Floats resembling medieval ships, fire trucks with sirens blazing and hoses squirting, polka bands blaring and families sharing memories and laughter as they stroll through the neighborhood tossing candy and beads to the little urchins gathered on the curbs. Who doesn’t like a parade? Not anyone that has ever been to the Dyngus Day Parade in Buffalo NY, that’s for sure.

 Although technically the parade starts in front of Corpus Christi Church the best places to grab a perch are on the big streets as the cavalcade gathers steam heading down Broadway to Fillmore as it winds its way down Memorial Drive.