Upcoming Events

Curtain Up!

Buffalo's professional theatre scene blasts off each September with the nationally recognized CURTAIN UP! celebration. It offers a creative black-tie Gala Dinner on the stage of Shea's Buffalo, season premiers at all the theatres in town as well as ...

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National Buffalo Wing Festival

[p] Over 100 different flavors of chicken wings from restaurants throughout the country. Live music and contests including the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championships. [/p]

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Echo Art Fair

Echo Art Fair, a juried fine art exposition, continues its mission of providing a platform for independent artists and galleries to present their work to a jury of contemporary art experts, and to showcase and sell their work. Last year's echo featu...

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Curtain Up! VIP Party

New this year, a VIP party will take place on the stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center after the shows.  Includes a bar, bands, dancing and fun! Entrance is included with a Curtain Up! dinner ticket. Tickets to the VIP party will be sold to t...

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Winds, Waves & Wines XIV

Some of New York’s and Finger Lake’s finest wineries provide you with tastings from their cellars. Along with your sampling of wines, enjoy bountiful samplings of elegant hors d’oeuvres, and exotic desserts. Fundraiser to benefit t...

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WILD PHOTO DAY! CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF LIVE WILDLIFE THROUGH YOUR CAMERA LENS

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to photograph beautiful live wildlife up-close, without barriers, and in a natural setting. Recreational, amateur, and professional photographers are welcome! Live eagles, owls, hawks, wild cats, and more await...

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Harvest Fest

Celebrate harvest season with wine and food pairing! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and sample of harvest-themed cuisine at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your start...

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Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass live on stage with special guest

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An Evening with Renee Fleming

The season opens on Saturday, Sept. 13 with a performance by America's most beloved soprano, Renée Fleming, returning to the Kleinhans stage for the first time in eight years. Fleming is a favorite of the opera stage and concert hall, and has...

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Buffalo International Film Festival BIFF

The Eighth Annual Buffalo International Film Festival September 27, October 9-12, 2014 Check the website for films, locations and times.

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Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, wi...

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Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, wi...

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Succulent Show

A visitor FAVORITE! This show will feature many different types of cacti and succulents displayed in very unique ways. We will showcase many unusual or not so common plants such as Echeverias, Aeoniums and Euphorbias. New designs this year will incl...

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Awesome “Mossome” Terrariums

Make-it, Take-it Workshop Create a miniature moss garden. These easy to care for mini ecosystems have gained popularity in the gardening and home décor world. We’ll provide glassware, moss and other supplies as well as tips to care for ...

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Science Café: Illuminate: Science and Art through ‘Burchfield Botanicals’

Join Tullis Johnson, Curator and Manager of Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a delightful presentation intersecting science and art through the works of Charles E. Burchfield. Includes light refreshments, beer and wine. A mini-tour o...

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Gala at the Gardens

Save the date for this year’s Gala in the Gardens! Join Co-Chairs Jackye Mandell and Cheryl Lyles for an evening of gratitude and friendship surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact the de...

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Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters (Two Shows!)

The Legendary Drifters story began with their first Atlantic Records recording "Money Honey" in 1953. From 1959 through 1964, The Legendary Drifters made musical history, setting musical trends for the nation and the world to follow! In 19...

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Man or Astroman?

ESI Events presents, Man or Astroman? with special guests, The Pack Ad

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9/26 Don Z (Zdrojewski) CD release w/ Erik Vickerd & Grace Stumberg

Local singer/songwriter Don Z brings a unique blend of folk, rock, pop, country and blues to the Ninth Ward for the long-awaited debut of his first studio album, Faded Stones. These songs have been perfected over the years through performances at va...

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Silo Fleas

Tell you Ma and your Pa to come on down and checkout what the Vendors will be bringing for your shopping pleasure. As always there will be a wide selection of wares to checkout from the obscure to antiques and all points in-between.

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Niagara Peach Festival

This charming old-fashioned event comes complete with a parade, a Queen, hot dogs and burgers, carnival rides, live entertainment, and more peach shortcake than you've ever seen.

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Music is Art

Explore music culture at this festival showcasing over 150 local bands, 70 artists and photographers, and more than a dozen dance troupes, live art displays, and an amazing kids village.

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In the footsteps of John R. Oishei

Take a two-hour experience that walks the life and discovers the impact of Trico Founder and Philanthropist John R. Oishei. Inventor of the Automobile Windshield Wiper, John R. Oishei left a lasting impact on the city of Buffalo and the surrounding ...

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Millionaire's Row Tour

In Buffalo's glory days the mansions of Milliionaire's Row constituted a tightly knit neighborhood where everyone knew each other and many were related. Now a National Historic District, we'll discuss these architectural treasures and the business b...

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Shop, Rock “N” Stroll

[p] Shop, Rock & Stroll is a summer event which takes place the last Friday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shop at some of the best boutiques and specialty shops in Buffalo while listening to great, live music on the Avenue. [/p] [p] ...

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Frankie Avalon

If you can't remember a time when Frankie Avalon wasn't a part of your life, you aren't alone. This talented performer can look back on a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures which he feels is due primarily to...

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Up the Grain Elevators

An EXCLUSIVE 3-Hour "urban exploration tour!". Space is extremely limited for this unique opportunity and stairs may be hazardous- reservation only.

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The Whole Grain Tour

Explore "Concrete Atlantis" in and around the famous grain elevators of the Buffalo River on this family-friendly walk.

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7th Annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival

Friday, September 12, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. One of the largest events of its kind returns to Old Falls Street. More than a dozen blues bands will play thro...

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Queen Annes of Elmwood Village

Get introduced to aesthetically pleasing houses, churches, and businesses on the 19Th. Century streets around the Elmwood Village and beyond. Find works by renowed architects such as E.B. Green and Louise Blanchard Bethune, a colorful array of archi...

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Legendary Lincoln Parkway

A beautiful avenue near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lincoln Parkway was a magnet for lavish homes built by prominent Buffalonians. John Larkin, founder of the Larkin Soap Company, even bought an entire block to build the "Larkland" esta...

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Deathtrap

Sydney Bruhl hopes to forge a collaborative partnership with promising young fellow playwright Clifford Anderson... or, failing that, to knock off his would-be protégé and appropriate Clifford's ingenious manuscript (titled "Death...

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Lorde

w/musical guests Majucal Cloudz

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The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY

Promote and celebrate our Puerto Rican and Hispanic traditions by planning events that will enrich our culture, and maintain its viability. To educate our youth today for future generations by faithfully engaging in the preservation of our heritage....

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Billy Cobham Spectrum 40

Generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer, Billy Cobham's explosive technique powered some of the genre's most important early recordings -- including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra -- before he became an a...

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Deafheaven with No Joy & Indian Handcrafts

Hailing from San Francisco, Deafheaven is one of the most innovative and original new heavy music acts today. They seamlessly create a crushingly tight cacophony of blisteringly music that has been recently minted as a new offshoot genre called &quo...

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Matisyahu

See, Matisyahu with Radical Something live on staget at Town Ballroom

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FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVA;

Free Community Festival with fun for all ages. Everything is free! Free food, Outdoor games, Carnival games, 3 Live Music Venues, Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Prizes and Give-aways, Children's Crafts and Activities, Chance to help others by participatin...

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George Lopez

Share a night of laughs with the personification of the modern American dream. An award-winning comedian, Grammy nominee, sitcom star, successful producer, bestselling author, philanthropist and Hispanic icon – George Lopez has spent a career ...

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Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts

Embark on an auditory adventure with modern rock icon Scott Weiland – the flamboyant frontman of the mega bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Renowned for his broad vocal range and versatility, he reached multi-platinum stardom in t...

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Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat will make her first appearance inside Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter burst onto the music scene in 2007 with her debut album “Coco,” which featured the No. 1 single “...

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Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis returns to Seneca Niagara Events Center just a little more than a year after a sold-out performance inside the venue. The legendary crooner brought the crowd to its feet and proved that even in his late 70s, he still has an incredible ...

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Brian Regan

Since bursting on the scene in 1995 with his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian Regan has been consistently turning the everyday into rare hilarity. A prolific writer constantly developing new material, he’s released...

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Marc Scibilia in the 9th Ward at Babeville

At heart Marc Scibilia is a New York born American singer-songwriter, with a little East Nashville flair. His latest EP The Shape I’m In is a strong opening statement from a charismatic singer who is hard to pigeon-hole. If you were bold, you ...

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Scarab (National Touring Journey Tribute)

SCARAB…The Journey Experience”, is the closest re-creation you will see to THE group of the 70′s and 80′s. An absolutely dynamic stage show with four part harmonies live that other bands could only dream of doing. The Intern...

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The New Mastersounds with Orgone & DJ Cutler

Ecletic Collective Entertainment Presents, The New Mastersounds with special guests, Orgone and DJ Cultler.

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The Lovin' Spoonful

Catch The Lovin’ Spoonful, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame favorite from the 1960s and enjoy the smooth sounds of the band that gave us so many hits, including “Daydream,” “You Didn’t Have to be So Nice,” “Nash...

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David Clayton-Thomas

Witness a legend that bleeds soul and share in a remarkable music experience with the Grammy Award-winning frontman of the iconic jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears. David Clayton-Thomas joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968 and immediately ...

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An Evening with Keller Williams

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which...

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Diane Cluck Live at the 9th Ward

“Diane Cluck seems like more of a force of nature than a mere singer/songwriter. She is the rare archetypal artist (without ironic quotes) though whom something pure and true flows.” -Brainwashed.com “An unlikely mix of Aaron Nevil...

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Budding Tree Yoga Festival

A full day of free yoga classes, health and wellness workshops and a small vendor market. You will find Kids and Family Yoga, Paddleboard Yoga and Zumba! For more info, please go to, www.buddingtreeyoga.com

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Alden Art Show...Art in the Park

One of Western New York's longest running art shows, the Alden Art Show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 7 and feature the work of many local and close-by juried artisans. This family friendly event will take place on the grounds of th...

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GRANT-AMHERST NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR

This neighborhood celebrates resurgence in business and mixed-use development, including a former hardware store, bank and firehouse. We will also walk part of the paved path along Scajaquada Creek that was once railroad tracks. Learn about the impo...

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WEST SIDE MOB TOUR

Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success. Find out how the mob succeeded at eluding the government men for d...

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Lachlan Patterson

Lachlan Paterson's laid back style has given him a unique stage personality that has audiences charmed from beginning to end. With television appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" and "Legit&q...

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Lil Duval

Lil Duval became a regular featured performer on 3 seasons of BET's ComicView and a star player on MTV's "Guy Code." Powell released his second DVD Put Your Hands on Me and appeared in Three 6 Mafia's independent film, Choices II: The Setu...

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Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco's delivery is calm and subdued, making his fits of exasperation and physical comedy really pop! Best known from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as the unforgettable style correspondent, Sebastian Maniscalco is no stra...

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Tim Meadows

Timothy "Tim" Meadows is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live. During his 10 years on the popular late night show, he crafted some of the series' most memorable charact...

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Silo City Tapped

Silo City Tapped is a day of music, food, craft beer, and Buffalo history. Listen to blues & jazz & rock & country from some of Buffalo’s most popular groups. Enjoy food from a wide selection – everything from BBQ to vegetari...

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Shea's 5K Run & Walk

Shea's Spotlight Committee presents Shea's 23rd Annual 5K Run & Walk Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:30 A.M. Start Proceeds to benefit Shea's Performing Arts Center Race to begin & end at Shea's Performing Arts Center in the heart of Buffalo's...

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Hamburg Oktoberfest

Please join us on September 13th from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM at this beloved community event which is open to the public. FREE ENTRY! A German Car Show, Amateur Beer Making Competition, German Music and Folk Dancing, as well as Authentic German Go...

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Sharing the Spotlight: A Decade of Painting by Coni Minneci

Exhibit featuring 10 years of paintings by WNY artist, Coni Minneci. Exhibit will feature her entire series: A to Z: A Historical Survey of Women Artists along with several works by some of the artists represented including Cindy Sherman, Susan Roth...

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Homestead Festival

This year’s festival will feature exhibitors demonstrating old time arts and crafts like Broom Making, Dutch Oven Cooking, Wool Production and Hearth Cooking. There will be hikes on Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants. You can meet settlers, ran...

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Tea & Tour in the Gallery

Event features light luncheon fare, desserts and tea followed by a conversation with artist Coni Minneci. Advance reservation required.

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THE BBC BAND

"A Beatles & 60's Music Experience".

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DO GOOD ASSASSINS

Led by Buffalo favorite Ron Hawkins (Lowest Of The Low, Ron Hawkins & The Rusty Nails), DO GOOD ASSASSINS (Toronto, Canada) return to the Queen City with a blast of literate rock-n-roll and a rebellious indie spirit.

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Taste of Grand Island

The 3rd Annual Taste of Grand Island will be held on Grand Island Blvd near Whitehaven Road. 25+ food vendors from throughout the island will home together to showcase their finest cuisine. In addition to the endless varieties of food, there will be...

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Templeton Landing's Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party: Lake Erie Pub Crawl

Oktoberfest is here! Templeton Landing will be kicking off their Oktoberfest on Saturday September 13, 2014 in style with events and activities for all patrons! The Lake Erie Pub Crawl ($15 admission covers cost of water transportation) is Buffalo's...

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The Liar

A hilarious comedy! Paris, 1643. Meet Dorante, a charming and affable gallant who cannot tell the truth. New to the city, he chooses Cliton as his valet, unaware that Cliton cannot tell a lie. Can this pathological liar fool his friends, take in the...

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Silo City Vertical Tour: Sunset

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world! Silo City: Vertical will take you to the top of the American and Perot complexes. Approximately two and half hours in length, you will experience all of the history and mechanics of the ...

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Indoor Art of Downtown Buffalo

Downtown Buffalo is home to a treasure trove of art spanning centuries inside its commercial, government, and religious buildings. Learn about how the art reflects the buildings it is placed in and their time period, and the fascinating people who w...

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Buffalo Classics Walking Tour

This downtown walking tour showcases many of Buffalo’s best local architects who designed some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Buildings included as part of this tour include the Market Arcade, Buffalo Savings Bank, Electric T...

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Cottage District Tour

Little Summer Street has the most picturesque cottages in the city. Explore this and other streets off “The Avenue,” the Olmsted-planned street now known as Richmond Avenue. Interior visits include First Presbyterian Church and Karpeles ...

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Mobsters, Murder, & Mayhem Tour

Buffalo’s first recorded murder occurred in 1802, thirty years before Buffalo was even incorporated as a city, and since then the city has had its fair share of criminal exploits. On this tour, you’ll learn some of the darker secrets of ...

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Outdoor Art of Downtown Buffalo

This tour gives us the opportunity to focus on the outdoor art of downtown Buffalo. Come walk with us as we view and appreciate the varied media in downtown Buffalo’s sculptures, monuments, building ornamentation, advertising and street art. T...

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Silo City: Grounded Tour

At ground level, experience the monumental scale of the grain elevators constructed in Buffalo in the first half of the twentieth century, and also see how they are now being repurposed. On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will ...

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Silo City: Grounded Tour

At ground level, experience the monumental scale of the grain elevators constructed in Buffalo in the first half of the twentieth century, and also see how they are now being repurposed. On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will ...

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Lincoln Parkway Tour

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to be the principle approach to the jewel of his Buffalo park system, Delaware Park, Lincoln Parkway is one of the most beautiful streets in Buffalo. The homes along Lincoln Parkway, constructed in the early part of...

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Five Presidents in Buffalo Tour

The home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-American Expo...

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Glory in Glass: Two Cathedrals

Buffalo’s historic churches can be considered their own art galleries, with collections of stained glass windows designed by some of the best artists and studios around the world. On this “Glory in Glass” tour series, visit pairs o...

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Allentown Mob Tour

How did a Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum find its way to Buffalo? Or how did one Buffalo mobster get the nickname “Lucky Pants”? Find out on the Allentown Mob Tour! This tour is adapted from Mike Rizzo’s book &ldquo...

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Allentown Mob Tour

How did a Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum find its way to Buffalo? Or how did one Buffalo mobster get the nickname “Lucky Pants”? Find out on the Allentown Mob Tour! This tour is adapted from Mike Rizzo’s book &ldquo...

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Elmwood Village Victorians Tour

Exploring the streets and neighborhood in and around the Elmwood Village, guests will see a varied assortment of architectural styles and details. Discover 100-year-old houses, apartment buildings, businesses and more.

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Brewing Buffalo: Then and Now Bus Tour

Brewing Buffalo: Then and Now Bus Tour Saturday, September 13 - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: $45 - must be 21 or older, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Meet: Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved fr...

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Art of the Subway

Meet: University Station, University Station, Buffalo, NY 14214 Buffalo’s Metro Rail system is an oft-overlooked treasure trove of modern art! Each station features unique artwork by a wide variety of artists, which will be seen on this tour a...

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City of Light Bus Tour

At the end of the nineteenth century, Buffalo was a major American city in the forefront of technological progress. It was a busy inland port and a railroad hub with heavy industry and state-of-the-art electricity – all of which brought great ...

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Silo City: Vertical Tour

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world! Silo City: Vertical will take you to the top of the American and Perot complexes. Approximately two and half hours in length, you will experience all of the history and mechanics of the ...

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Delaware Avenue Midway Tour

Historically the most prestigious address in Buffalo, Delaware Avenue is full of historic and architectural treasures. On this tour of the section of Delaware Avenue from Tupper to Allen streets, enjoy mansions, churches and the street’s only ...

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Explore Inside: Prospect Hill Tour of Homes

One of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, the Prospect Hill neighborhood features beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. A wide variety of architectural styles is present, from Italianate to Queen Anne, with exquisite exterior and interior...

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West Side Mob Tour

Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success. Find out how the mob succeeded at eluding the government men for d...

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Street Art by Bike: Allentown and Downtown

See the city in a new way as we take a 2 hour bike ride through Allentown, the Medical Campus, and downtown streets to study and discuss the development of street art. Learn about how street artists are giving legitimacy to graffiti and helping to t...

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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Walking Tour

Learn about the upcoming multi-million-dollar additions to the campus, including the UB Medical School and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. This route includes interior visits at the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, UB’s Center of Excelle...

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Glory in Glass: Westminster & Trinity

Buffalo’s historic churches can be considered their own art galleries, with collections of stained glass windows designed by some of the best artists and studios around the world. On this “Glory in Glass” tour series, visit pairs o...

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city. Marvel at these grandiose monuments to the Gilded Age and enjoy the intriguing sto...

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Street Art by Bike: Elmwood Village & Environs

Join us for a 2 hour bike ride around the Elmwood Village and West Side of Buffalo to explore and examine the diverse expressions of historical and artistic murals, street art, business signage, and advertising. Learn about how street artists are he...

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Outdoor Art: Museum District

Meet on the Lincoln Parkway steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (at the ‘back’ of the Gallery, facing Hoyt Lake). While the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is well known for the collection of art within its walls, there is also an impressiv...

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Premiere Screening: "Buffalo Place Making" Buffalo Youth Media Institute

Join us Sunday September 7th at 1:30pm for the premiere screening of this summer’s Buffalo Youth Media Institute! Squeaky Wheel and Buffalo Center for Art and Technology have teamed up to create a digital media experience unlike any other. Par...

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