By Seamus Gallivan
The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park’s Armed Forces Tribute Day committee and the Buffalo Bisons have teamed together not only to honor our military, but to raise funds for critical repairs to the park’s largest decommissioned warship, the USS Little Rock.
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17th, when The Herd take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (4:05pm first pitch, pre-game festivities beginning at 3:30pm), the Bisons will donate half the proceeds from the sale of special $10 tickets to the BECNMP, while welcoming numerous veterans organizations for in-game raffles and auctions. An elaborate pre-game celebration will include Read more
By Parrish Gibbons, Director of Community Relations, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery
The Comedians with Disabilities Act (CDA), a comedy troupe made up all disabled comics, who after their first sold-out show got booked in such famed venues as San Francisco’s Punch Line and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, are in Buffalo Friday night, April 11th, for a one-time performance.
“Lots of able-bodied comedians out there tell blind or wheelchair jokes and get the audience to laugh AT people with disabilities,” said Michael O’Connell, the group’s wheelchair representative and founder of the troupe. “But wouldn’t it be more fun for the crowd, we thought, to be invited to laugh WITH people with disabilities instead? Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
Calling all visual and performing artists – CITY of NIGHT Buffalo is seeking submissions for its third annual spectacle of creative place-making on Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at Silo City, a once-forgotten collection of warehouses and grain elevators on the revitalized Buffalo River. Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
As we prepare for our biggest summer yet in Larkinville – Food Truck Tuesdays start in May, when we’ll announce the lineup for Live at Larkin Wednesday concerts beginning in June, leading to the launch of both the Thursday night Larkin Market and new bar/restaurant the Hydraulic Hearth in July, followed by the August debut of the new Flying Bison Brewery…whew! – business is bustling as usual in big building that anchors it all, Larkin at Exchange. Read more
By Kyra Rieker
The Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA) is supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s disease by holding a fundraiser for the Hilarity for Charity Fund, founded by funnyman Seth Rogen and his wife, actress/writer Lauren Miller, in support of the Alzhimer’s Association of America.
Rogen and Miller founded Hilarity for Charity in 2011 after seeing the impact that early onset Alzheimer’s had on Miller’s mother. What began as one event that raised $300,000 has led to a series of unique events as well as a new initiative targeting college students all around the country, called HFC U. Read more
By Kerry Alsheimer, Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
A few months ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) called out to The Good Neighborhood and Western New York to nominate women who give considerable time to the cause of making our community a better place.
We received numerous nominations, and following much deliberation, our selection committee chose five honorees to be recognized at BBBSEC’s inaugural Women Who Move the City taking place on Thursday, April 10th, from 6-9PM at Pearl at the Webb (76 Pearl Street, downtown Buffalo). We hope you will join us in celebrating these five terrific women: Read more
On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Buffalo-born pop music group The Doyle Brothers will come home from New York City to present “Spring Your Soul,” a concert benefiting Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and the Kiss Cares for Kids Radiothon. The event will serve as the launch of the Spring Your Soul Foundation (SYS), through which the Doyles plan to present regular concert events benefiting community causes.
The Spring Your Soul concert will be held at the Forvm in Amherst (4224 Maple Rd., 8pm), and feature The Doyle Brothers, fellow Buffalo native and NYC-based multi-instrumentalist John Schmitt, and Buffalo jam quintet Little Mountain Band. Tickets are $10 Read more
By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo
Do you know what you need where you live? If you do, what is it? Why? How can you get what you need where you live?
You don’t have to answer these questions right now, just let them marinate for a minute.
Sometime in 2005, almost a decade ago, a rag-tag group of neighborhood residents and a couple of supposed community organizers were going around the West Side of Buffalo. These people went seemingly from door-to-door attempting to have conversations with people. The conversation starter was, “What is the biggest issue facing Buffalo?” Read more