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West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Celebrate Artisans’ Day on August 4

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Celebrate Artisans’ Day on August 4

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, Aug. 4. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery will host the market’s community group table on Aug. 4, while the Herreid Family will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages. 

Explore Buffalo Tour to Examine the Role of Buffalo’s Leading Ladies

Explore Buffalo Tour to Examine the Role of Buffalo’s Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies: Women’s History by Bus, a special tour offered by Explore Buffalo and made possible through the generosity of the Junior League of Buffalo, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The tour will meet at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo.

Women have played a critical role in shaping the Buffalo community since the city’s earliest days. On this guided bus tour, which includes lunch at the Pan-American Grill in the Hotel Lafayette, guests will learn about many of Buffalo’s leading ladies! Along the tour, participants will also see the homes, workplaces and social gathering places of women who were community leaders and philanthropists, along with many well-known authors, actresses and artists. You’ll be amazed by the tremendous impact Buffalo’s women have had on both the community and the nation!

Explore Buffalo Lists August Adventures

Explore Buffalo Lists August Adventures

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August tours and events. 

Brick by Brick: Residential Allentown Revealed!

10 a.m. August 1, 6 p.m. August 30

Meet: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Parking is available in the TR Site’s parking lot accessible from Franklin Street or Delaware Avenue.

General Admission: $15, Student Admission: $5, Explorer Pass Holders: Free, TR Site Members: Free

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Readies for Scottish Festival, Antique Radio Swap Meet

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Readies for Scottish Festival, Antique Radio Swap Meet

An Antique Radio Swap Meet and the highly anticipated Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival featuring the 2016 Masters World Championship Highland Games highlight the August calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The Niagara Frontier Wireless Association will hold its annual Antique Radio Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. Radios dating from the 1920s through the 1960s will be offered for sale along with a wide selection of vintage electronics, tube amps, phonographs, speakers, advertising and assorted parts. The Swap Meet will be held outdoors in the main parking lot, and admission to the event is free. Admission to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is additional and available during open business hours from noon to 4:30 p.m.  

Explore Buffalo Lists July Adventures

Explore Buffalo Lists July Adventures

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of July events. 

Masters of American Architecture
10 a.m. July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Meet: Visit Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington & Clinton streets, Buffalo
General Admission $15, Student Admission $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Lewiston, NY – Baila Brazil, a colorful celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture, has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Casino de Paris. This month, the show makes its exclusive North American premiere right here in Western New York. The Balé de Rua dance troupe will electrify Artpark’s Mainstage Theater in Lewiston from July 14 to 17 for four energetic and culturally immersive performances.

Balé de Rua was established by Fernando Narduchi and Marco Antônio Garcia in Uberlândia, Brazil. The backdrop was the ’80s in a city brimming with culture, and young people were finally feeling free to explore and honor their heritage. The two artists sought to capture and express the style, rhythm and soulfulness of the urban dance groups that were multiplying in the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities.  

Development Associate: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Development Associate: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Job Description:
As an employee of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, you will be on the front lines providing historic mission-related education and recreation opportunities to the public. You will be making a positive impact on the quality of life in the Buffalo Niagara community while raising needed funds to preserve a 35-acre historic village with a farmstead and 11 historic buildings and a large museum with 10 major exhibits and over 40,000 artifacts. We are currently seeking a Development Associate to help fulfill our mission: “To preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow.”