As part of its 200th birthday celebration, St. Paul’s Cathedral is holding a Bicentennial Block Party on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is inviting all Western New Yorkers to join in the historic event, which will mark the anniversary with live music, an artists' market and family activities. Barbecue chicken and other food will be available. Proceeds from vendors' sales will benefit relief and recovery efforts for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The party will take place outside the church at 139 Pearl St. Pearl Street will be closed between West Swan and Church streets. The church was founded by a small group of Connecticut Yankees in a tavern on the northwest corner of Main and Huron streets. The property where the cathedral now stands was donated by the Holland Land Company in 1818, and Buffalo's first house of worship was erected soon after.