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Buffalo’s waterfront will be highlighted this month during a walking tour offered by Explore Buffalo each Sunday (June 8, 15, 22 and 29). Tours take place from 10 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. and meet in front of the Swannie House (170 Ohio St.).Topics of the tour will include the Erie Canal and the development of the grain elevator; the Old First Ward neighbor…

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Buffalo’s waterfront will be highlighted this month during a walking tour offered by Explore Buffalo each Sunday (June 8, 15, 22 and 29). Tours take place from 10 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. and meet in front of the Swannie House (170 Ohio St.).Topics of the tour will include the Erie Canal and the development of the grain elevator; the Old First Ward neighborhood an…

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Explore Buffalo is offering two weekly walking tours throughout June, one focusing on buildings designed by the Queen City’s architects and another featuring works by national players.The “Buffalo Classics” downtown tour showcases many of the best local architects, who designed some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Buildings on the tou…

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Explore Buffalo is offering two weekly walking tours throughout June, one focusing on buildings designed by the Queen City’s architects and another featuring works by national players.The “Buffalo Classics” downtown tour showcases many of the best local architects, who designed some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Buildings on the tour include the Market Arcade,…

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Now in its third year, Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market takes place on the picturesque boardwalk at Canalside on select days twice per month during the summer and early autumn. The open-air market opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m., and is weather-dependent. Co-produced by glass artist Julie Leatherbarrow and Robin Lenhard, purveyor of her lovely handmade soaps, the mar…

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Now in its third year, Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market takes place on the picturesque boardwalk at Canalside on select days twice per month during the summer and early autumn. The open-air market opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m., and is weather-dependent.Co-produced by glass artist Julie Leatherbarrow and Robin Lenhard, purveyor of her lovely handmade soaps, the marke…

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Lady Gaga and Sarah McLachlan were neck and neck until the bitter end and Aretha Franklin was finally able to separate herself from Zac Brown.Meanwhile, the Buffalo Garden Walk was no match for the Italian Festival and Jam in the Valley was pummeled into submission by the Goo Goo Dolls.And the Canal Fest of the Tonwandas learned a hard lesson: Do NOT mess with the Queen of…

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Lady Gaga and Sarah McLachlan were neck and neck until the bitter end and Aretha Franklin was finally able to separate herself from Zac Brown.Meanwhile, the Buffalo Garden Walk was no match for the Italian Festival and Jam in the Valley was pummeled into submission by the Goo Goo Dolls.And the Canal Fest of the Tonwandas learned a hard lesson: Do NOT mess with the Queen of…

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation announced today Canalside's 2014 summer events schedule, boasting more than 1,000 activities and attractions happening along Buffalo's inner harbor. Planned Canalside activities -- most of which are free and family-friendly -- include outdoor fitness classes, culinary presentations, various improvised performances by wandering mus…

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Whirlpool Jet Tours has officially launched its 2014 season, offering heart-racing rides and close-up views of the world-famous Niagara River whirlpools.In operation for two decades, the tours include a one-hour, educational, guided ride up the river, allowing guests to soak in the scenery of the beautiful Niagara Gorge and pass by two hydroelectric generating stations on …

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Whirlpool Jet Tours has officially launched its 2014 season, offering heart-racing rides and close-up views of the world-famous Niagara River whirlpools.In operation for two decades, the tours include a one-hour, educational, guided ride up the river, allowing guests to soak in the scenery of the beautiful Niagara Gorge and pass by two hydroelectric generating stations on …

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum’s grandson. It’s a derivative hash of grandpa’s story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams that are sung by the likes of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Hugh Dancy and the opera…

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum’s grandson. It’s a derivative hash of grandpa’s story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams that are sung by the likes of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Hugh Dancy and the operatic Megan Hilty of TV’s “Smash.” And it’s …

The Niagara History Center’s Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House, built circa 1823, will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.The fully furnished home will be open during a “History in Your Backyard,” program, 1 to 4 p.m., May 8-10, and during the “Path Through History” weekend, 1 to 4 p.m., June 7-8.The 12-room h…

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The Niagara History Center’s Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House, built circa 1823, will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.The fully furnished home will be open during a “History in Your Backyard,” program, 1 to 4 p.m., May 8-10, and during the “Path Through History” weekend, 1 to 4 p.m., June 7-8.The 12-room home is listed on the National Regis…