From gorgeous gardens to diverse neighborhoods, Buffalo is truly a vibrant city. Whether taking in a world of ethnic food and fun, embracing the local craft brew culture or meandering through fragrant flower fields, these events offer plenty to see, smell and savor in WNY and beyond.
June 30: Taste of Diversity
Grant Street, between Lafayette and Auburn, Buffalo
This distinctive French Second Empire brick home is an architectural standout in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side. The neighborhood’s heterogeneous mix of long-time residents, young entrepreneur types and refugees is mirrored by homeowner Vanessa Fineberg’s diverse and vibrant tastes.
The 33-year-old’s playful design style is evident throughout …
Vanessa Fineberg infused her playful, diverse style into a French Second Empire brick home in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side.
Among many things, the goddess Athena is associated with wisdom, courage and strength. The 10 finalists for the ATHENA – an award bestowed by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (and sponsored by Buffalo Magazine) that honors the valuable contributions made by individuals to advance the status of women in the region – exude these qualities in their professional and personal li…
This month, get out there and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues, and maybe even make some new acquaintances along the way. Whether you’re mingling at waterfront tastings, perusing the works of master artisans or surrounding yourself with remarkable WNY women, the following events offer plenty of opportunity to find inspiration, appreciation and camaraderie.
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…
Moms have the toughest job in the world – just ask us.
In fact, it hardly seems right that we only get 24 hours of official recognition a year. And while we wouldn’t trade our children for anything in the world, we do have some pretty specific ideas for how we’d really like to spend that one glorious day that is supposed to be all about us. Hint: It doesn’t include maki…
Growing up in a small tourist area — where the only thing open year-round was the post office — the return of the candy store each summer was a pretty big deal. I’d run barefoot through pricker bushes and over hot blacktop just to catch a glimpse at the old-fashioned counter filled with brightly colored rows of pure sugar — and pure heaven. Barely old enough to reach, I’d…
Whether celebrating our great city at an annual love fest or bringing the excitement and grandeur of the Kentucky Derby to a first-ever Junior League party, Buffalo is the place to be — and be seen — this month. These events will lift your spirits, boost your day and elevate your shopping game.
May 5: Derby Day Party
The Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St., Buffalo
From a beach glass festival to a feast in celebration of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, these events remind us that summer in WNY is just around the corner. Or simply take advantage of the nicer weather to get out there and try a hot new restaurant from among all the cool independent eateries popping up.
April 10: Kokedama Hanging Gardens
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical…
Immigrants and refugees have arrived on America’s shores seeking opportunity since the early 1600s. And for the last 100 years, they have turned to the International Institute of Buffalo to help them start a new life in our little corner of the world.
Initially a program serving foreign-born women, the organization now welcomes thousands of men, women and children each …
After record subzero temps that froze everything from eyelashes to Niagara Falls, Western New Yorkers are ready to put another winter in the books. This list includes events that remind us spring is just around the corner, like an orchid show that will surround you in exotic blooms and a home show full of ideas for tackling improvements once the weather breaks.
March 3: A…