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When the Bills aren't competing on New Era Field, a range of community events takes place on the Orchard Park turf. Races have finished at the 50-yard line, flag football tournaments have graced the gridiron and even a kickball tournament is slated for the new future. Namastadium - a yoga event presented by lululemon Buffalo and the Bills - unites some of the area's top…

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Memories will flood back for Buffalo classic rock fans when The Who hits downtown Buffalo Thursday. The music of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (and the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, for that matter) is the childhood soundtrack for many born in the '60s and '70s, with "My Generation" and "Tommy" shaping a future wave of rockers, and not just in England. The Who,…

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GObike Buffalo is about a lot more than fun and games. The nonprofit that oversees Slow Roll Buffalo and the Skyride has become the go-to grassroots biking organization since it rolled onto the scene in 2008 with a dream to build “a thriving, dynamic and connected Buffalo” by promoting biking and other alternative transportation in the region. To chase that mission, …

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The most avid bikers in the region ride year-round but May marks the official start of bicycling season for most. A calendar of events shows why. Slow Roll Buffalo: The fifth year of free, inclusive, Monday evening community bike rides starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara, 667 Main St., and continues every week through October. The roughly 10-mile rides …

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Organizers of the top community bike rides in the region rolled out a lineup of more than 40 free events that start May 6 at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara and finish Oct. 19 with a Kerns Avenue “Slow Bowl.” Slow Roll Buffalo, a program of GObike Buffalo, announced the slate of rides for its fifth season during a Monday night party at the Broadway Market, which will host a ride…

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Buffalo's refugee community is ripe with stories of courage, uncertainty, separation and freedom, and there's a desire for more of these journeys to be told, especially in light of legislation that tightens the reins on how many refugees and immigrants the City of Good Neighbors may accept. The News' long-read series "From Buffalo to Burma" is the most in-depth piece de…

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This year's schedule of more than 40 Slow Roll Buffalo community bicycle rides will include 26 Monday night rides as part of the organization's fifth year of events. Slow Roll Buffalo will unveil its full schedule at a release party from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway. The free events are for all ages and all skill levels. The release part…

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If you have yet to try Reddy Bikeshare, this would be a good week to do so. The bike-sharing company and its leading sponsor, Independent Health, are marking the second full year of its service in Buffalo by giving away free annual memberships and sunglasses at several events. Giveaways will happen, while supplies last, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday with Slow Roll Bu…

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Slow Roll in Buffalo and as part of the Ride for Roswell, Zumba at Sunset Beach, and lots of outdoor classes across the region are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Towne blood drive: The Towne auto dealers plan several blood drives in coming weeks including one from noon…

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Free fitness classes are underway across the region, Slow Roll Buffalo plans two bike rides, and runners have race options this week in Western New York. These are among the Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: Biking enthusiasts can ride twice this week with Slow Roll,…

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Exercise on New Era Field, take a yoga class at the Botanical Gardens or hear a world-renown meditation expert in the region this week. These are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in Western New York. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: Riders can start to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion …

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Slow Rolls on the waterfront and Tonawanda, a Superhero run and walk in Delaware Park, and a 5K in Alden are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Memorial Day on the waterfront: The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park will be the place to be today. The park is op…

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Slow Roll Buffalo will offer two rides this week and Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners will present their annual plant sale. Registration for the Buffalo Marathon closed at the end of the weekend but you can still sign up for a related 5K. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in …

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Peace of the City Pedal For Peace 6 p.m. at West Side Community Services (161 Vermont St.). Free to take part, but attendees are encouraged to consider sponsoring a rider or stop at a West Side local business. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to join in Pedal For Peace, presented in collaboration with Slow Roll Buffalo. Together, the group will ride eight…

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Slow Roll Buffalo, Food Truck Tuesday and the Elmwood Village Farmers Market continue their new seasons this week, and Bishop Timon will host its first Tiger Trot 5K. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: Riders can start to gather at 5:30 p.m. fo…