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Americana Days to Highlight July Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Americana Days to Highlight July Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Americana Days, celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 13, will highlight a busy July calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

A celebration of America’s greatest pastimes, Americana Days will feature toys and games, live music, food vendors, a petting zoo courtesy of Kelkenberg Farms and a focus on the village’s historic buildings. Activities will include kite making, tin punching, blacksmithing, rope making, lace making, treadle machine demonstrations, cooking, Victorian dance performances, woodworking, Weavers' Guild of Buffalo demonstrations, silhouettes and croquet.

The Historic Buffalo River Tour Begins Its 29th Year!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour Begins Its 29th Year!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour Expands Its Schedule for 2014

     The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in its 29th year! These tours continue in 2014 starting on July 4th, and offer the best, most comprehensive information regarding Buffalos waterfront and the Grain Elevators, out there today. We are expanding our schedule from five to seven tours for the 2014 season. What is new and different is that on August 2nd and September 1st, Labor day, we will have two tours going out each day. The first tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and the next tour will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival to Feature 80-plus Artisans

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival to Feature 80-plus Artisans

 

One of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28-29 and feature the work of more than 80 juried artisans, including many Roycroft Renaissance Artisans! This family friendly event will take place on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College has been selected as the first recipient of the Business Supporter Award presented as part of the Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board’s newly created program to celebrate contributions to the arts in the community.

The honor was presented at the inaugural Amherst Awards for the Arts event held May 13 in MusicalFare Theatre on the college’s campus. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who provide outstanding service to local art and display excellence within the arts discipline.

“Daemen has a longstanding dedication to fostering visual and performing arts as well as in nurturing the artistic, creative and intellectual potential of our students in an array of programs,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to receive this honor and be recognized as a vital center of arts and cultural development in Amherst and throughout the region.”

German Sommerfest to Highlight June Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

German Sommerfest to Highlight June Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s popular German Sommerfest returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Taking place from noon to 6 p.m., BNHV’s German Sommerfest features a VW Bug Car Show, authentic German beer and cuisine provided by Scharf's Restaurant and CRāVing Catering, music by the German American Musicians and the WNY Alphorn Society, and much more. Tickets are just $6 for adults and $5 for members, while kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann’s

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann’s

Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann’s to host a Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 10:00am.

Started in 2013, Buffalo Mass Mob has held three “Flash Mob” style events at inner city Catholic churches organized through social media and the internet. Mass Mob participants are asked to simply come worship at Sunday Mass to a designated church. The last Mass Mob held on March 23, 2014 at Saint John Kanty filled the church to near capacity. The organizers’ goal is to bring attention to some of Buffalo’s beautiful and historic churches needing support and remind people how valuable they are to the urban fabric of the city.

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

This summer, Nichols School will be offering a wide variety of summer programs for students ages 7 – 17 from the Western New York area.

For the athletic student, Nichols offers Girls’ Hockey Camp (ages 9-18), Developmental Hockey Camp (ages 7-12), and Golf Camp (ages 9-14). These camps aim to keep athletic students training during the summer months and to aid them in honing their skills and knowledge of the game. All three camps will be held at different points of the summer, each for a five-day period, making it easier for students who enjoy hockey and golf to try their hand at both. For those not interested in a specific sport, the G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) Camp offers an alternative for ages 7-12 that includes a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports.