Some summer nights, it seems the entire community is outdoors with music in the air, which is wonderful…unless your business depends on people gathering indoors. In effort to beat back these “dog days” at indoor concert venues and support a dog-related cause in the process, a tenured team of Buffalo musicians who care about both are gathering for an indoor-outdoor benefit at one of their favorite places to play, the Sportsmens Tavern. Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
My love and understanding of Buffalo is greatly informed by my love of bicycling.
When I was a kid, after learning how to ride a bike in Western New York’s most densely populated square mile of Kenmore, I’d spend entire days biking the Niagara Riverwalk section of the Erie Canalway Trail, from my grandmother’s home in the Marine Drive towers beside Erie Basin Marina to Nia-Wanda Park and Old Man River in Tonawanda, enjoying the scenic Niagara River and Canadian shoreline while observing how the Niagara Thruway (I-190) so terribly separated West Side neighborhoods from our waterfront. Read more
Words, photo and video by Seamus Gallivan
Goodness gracious, our weekly dual band encores at Live at Larkin have been a blast! Here are videos of the past three for anyone who’s missed them or would like to relive the “magic” - official term explained below. The first is the most recent, when Jony James Band and Dive House Union united to create what in my opinion was the greatest musical moment in Larkin Square history to date, and certainly the loudest ovation we’ve heard there. Read more
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 Griffin Brady
Summer has arrived. Time to soak up some sun, reunite with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the many blessings the season has to offer. Just a short drive from the City of Good Neighbors you will find one of my all-time favorite summer spots – the Griffis Sculpture Park. From my first visit to the 200+ acre park, I simply fell in love. Laden with brilliant sculptures of all shapes and sizes, the stunning landscape of hills and ponds comes alive with thousands of visitors each year to come and explore, hike, picnic and become inspired. Read more