Head east about five hours to the Glens Falls and Queensbury area for the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival.
Lay of the land
The Adirondacks area is the largest protected space in the United States. The mountains feature over 3,000 lakes and 1,200 miles of river.
Glens Falls and Queensbury sit between Saratoga Springs to the south and the town of Lake George within A…
The locale: About 5 1/2 hours away in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The scoop: Hershey, Pa. is the epicenter of Hershey’s Chocolate, founded by Milton S. Hershey. What better way to celebrate the holidays than in a place that’s for kids (and kids at heart), and includes a holiday Kiss or two? It’s a trip for both families and adults.
Where to eat
The Circular Dining Room…
Back-to-school mode means you’ve probably already looked at the calendar for upcoming long weekends and vacations. We suggest a learning trip to Gettysburg.
We know. Getting kids excited about something “educational” is tough. But hang with us on this.
We like Gettysburg for a few reasons:
1. Some argue this was the battle for the soul of the country. In short, a bi…
OK, we are going to say right off the bat: Rotisserie chickens are right up there with the invention of the wheel. Where would we be without them?
Around since the 1990s, they have become our go-to dinner option. We eat them straight up or turn them into other things, like chicken Caesar salad or chicken enchiladas. We're even going to admit to storing the carcasses in …
Paul Robeson Theatre
350 Masten Ave., Buffalo
Theater of Youth
203 Allen St., Buffalo
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Irish Classical Theatre Company
625 Main St., Buffalo
Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada
Love Never Dies
Allentown Gallery Association First Fridays
Antique World Great American Garage Sale: First Sundays & third Saturdays, through Oct.; 11145 Main St., Clarence
Buffalo Garden Festival: June-August
M&T First Fridays: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
M&T Second Fridays: Burchfield Penny Art Center
M&T Third Fridays: Party on the Portico a…
Week of May 28 – June 3
Buffalo Pride Festival
May 29–June 3
Springville Dairy Ag Fest
May 31–June 2
Springville Griffith Institute High School
American Red Cross Buffalo BASH
Red Cross Headquarters, Delaware Ave.
60th Annual Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimage
Red House Area, Allegany State Park
Week of July 30–August 5
Cattaraugus County Fair
July 30–August 5
Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
July 31–August 4
Niagara County Fair
National Comedy Center, Jamestown
Eden Corn Festival
Route 62, Eden
Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron
Week of July 2–8
French & Indian War Encampment
June 29–July 1
Old Fort Niagara
Silo City Alive!
Silo City Row, Buffalo
Silver Lake Ring of Fire Fireworks
Independence Day Block Party
Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, USA
Jam in the Valley
Buffalo Hill Vi…
Corner of Elmwood & Virginia
Friday, 4–7 p.m.
Clinton-Bailey Farmers & Flea Market
1443 Clinton St.
Sunday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
Main Street between Court & Church
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
ECMC at Grider
Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Elmwood at Bidwe…
When Steve Ambrose decided he wanted to explore more new Buffalo eateries, he didn’t just make reservations — he started a business. In just over a year, the Buffalo Dinner Club has blossomed into a vehicle for folks to eat, drink and socialize throughout the year.
“I have been a professional selling to the restaurant industry since 2012. I’ve had the pleasure of meetin…
New Orleans might not be the first place that comes to mind for a family vacation, but if you’re looking for something different, add it to your list.
Last April, we visited during Easter break with my sister and cousin’s families (kids ages 10, 12, 15, 17) for a change of pace from a Florida routine.
New Orleans has a vibe all its own. While it might have a reputati…
It’s that time of the year. Peter Cotton Tail is hoppin’ down the bunny trail. Which got us to thinking. What kind of candy is out there besides the regular stuff? We set out to find locally crafted Easter treats especially for grown-ups so they don’t resort to stealing candy from kids’ baskets. Think of it as a public service announcement.
Some folks look for returning birds, crocus or bathing suits as the first signs of spring. Our stomachs, however, rumble in anticipation of New York State’s Maple Weekend 2018 — March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25. The highly popular annual event has evolved to cover two weekends now.
A sweet celebration of spring
Each spring, sap moves up and down the tree as the te…
Historic town famous for its carbonated mineral springs and home to the oldest thoroughbred horse racing track in the United States. About 4 -1/2 hours east on I-90.
Each summer, the rich and famous gather in Saratoga Springs for six weeks of thoroughbred racing (this year: July 21 — Sept. 4). It’s the oldest “meet” in the country (including the Ken…