By Seamus Gallivan
Tonight at the Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St, 7pm), acclaimed Washington Post and former Buffalo News cartoonist Tom Toles will mark his annual homecoming by drumming with local Americana outfit The Outlyers and special guests such as Mary Ramsey and Pauline Digati in what he describes as, “a night of adventure and variety,” all for the benefit of Investigative Post (IP).
By Seamus Gallivan
This past Thursday, the Larkin Market got off to a glorious start as thousands of attendees took part in “social shopping” with some 65 varied vendors, from farmed and prepared foods to many forms of handcrafted goods (Buffalo News photo gallery here). While each Thursday in Larkin Square (745 Seneca St., Larkinville, 4-7:30pm, free) will offer light live music to help set the vibe – last week we had sounds from guitar, sitar, gyil (West African xylophone), and steel drums – some weeks will include even more for the attendees to enjoy, such as this week’s visit from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (BNR), Read more
By Josh Cozzo, board member, B Team Buffalo
Buffalo is affectionately known as the City of Good Neighbors, and one group that embodies this theme is B Team Buffalo. If you’ve never heard about B Team Buffalo, we are a dedicated group of Western New York residents who pride ourselves on taking an active role in the community by working to promote and better the city of Buffalo. The organization’s goal is to be a catalyst for change in the area by enhancing the quality of life in Western New York through partnerships and exemplary leadership. Read more
By Joe Doherty
Over 300 community members convened at the Makowski Early Childhood Center on Thursday night to discuss future development of the 1.5-mile stretch of waterfront land now known as the Outer Harbor. From the get-go, the theme of this “pre-planning” forum – the second of three hosted by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation – was clear: all ideas are welcome. Read more
By Kerry Alsheimer, Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC)
Last Tuesday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) hosted its annual Welcome Summer Picnic. Almost 120 Bigs and Littles attended this event, which celebrates the start of summer, and the school year success of our Littles. Read more
With Food Truck Tuesdays and Live at Larkin Wednesdays well established as new staples of summertime in Buffalo, Larkin Square is adding a third weeknight event to welcome Western New Yorkers for “social shopping”.
The Larkin Market, presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health, will launch on Thursday, July 10th, and run weekly from 4:00-7:30 pm through September 18th. More than 60 vendors each week offering Read more
By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo
“I killed the bank.”
This was Andrew Jackson’s greatest claim to fame during his time as president of the United States in the 1800′s. He was referring to the Central Bank, which is now known as the Federal Reserve Bank.
You see, if you don’t study history then you’re doomed to repeat it. Read more
By Bryana DiFonzo
You’ve likely seen and heard a lot about community gardening in Buffalo, but did you know that almost 150 vacant lots in the city have been turned into beautiful, productive, safe spaces by community members supported by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo?
Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo (GGB) offers many ways to get involved, some of which you probably already know about – Read more