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Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Friends of Harmony Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will be performing its fourth and final free concert of the summer aboard the USS Little Rock at the Naval Park along the Buffalo waterfront on September 7th at 7:30PM. 

The show is packed with American classics sung in 4 part harmony.  A complete set is devoted to the brave men and women who continue to keep America safe both at home and abroad.   Plenty of covered seating is available.

 

Evolution | Revolution: Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Evolution | Revolution:  Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce a celebratory group exhibition in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. A free public opening reception with live music, performance art, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 7-11 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works by selected artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery or been in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio. An accompanying catalog will be produced, including color photographs, essays, and a timeline documenting past exhibitions, artists in residence, Board of Directors members, education programs, events, community outreach, and notable accomplishments at the center from its conception in 1991 to the present.

Featured artists include:

John Aäsp
Joanna Angie
Jozef Bajus
Michael Beitz
Dennis Bertram
Amanda Besl
Krista Birnbaum
Robert Booth
Marie-Claire Bozant
David Buck
Bob Budin
Kyle Butler

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Hundreds of Dogs (and their people) from all over Western New York will be converging at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore this weekend for the first annual Dog Days of Kenmore festival event!

'Summer Breeze by the Lake' Ends Today with Willie May Performance

'Summer Breeze by the Lake' Ends Today with Willie May Performance

Summer Breeze by the Lake ends today with a blues-filled bang as the Willie May Blues Band performs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Over the past nine weeks, the free outdoor concert series has featured a variety of musical acts for all-ages near the Rose Garden Pergola at the top of Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park.

Summer Breeze by the Lake is the perfect lead-in for Shakespeare in Delaware Park, which immediately follows the concert just adjacent to the concert venue.

A food and beer/wine cash bar will be provided by Magnolia Catering and Cole's Restaurants (proper ID required). All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Summer Breeze by the Lake is sponsored by Councilman Mike LoCurto, the International Union of Painters & Allied Traders, and Laborers Council #210.

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Thursday, August 11 you can enjoy, for the cost of only your lunch:

  • A free seat on the gorgeous portico, and views from said portico, etc.
  • Your choice of lunch, coffee and fresh baked goods from three of trucks now working to define a new food movement that is LITERALLY on the move: TRUCKS!

Trucks this week will include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ, and Rolling Joe’s Café

SO: Grab your kids, your co-workers; come early, have lunch, then hang around and finish off with coffee and dessert. Or start at 11:30, have coffee and a snack, then move into lunch around 1:30 or so…they’ll still be here!

WHAT: Lunch trucks at the Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court (corner of Elmwood and Nottingham Terrace, just north of the Scajaquada).

WHO: This week's trucks include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ and Rolling Joe's Cafe.

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur