Events & Festivals

April 2017 Events

1st    The Midtown Men Featuring The Original Cast Of Jersey Boys
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
bpo.org
The high-octane musical tour de force that took the Jersey Boys phenomenon to Broadway and beyond brings to life the greatest hits of the’60s, rocking performing arts centers and symphony halls across the continent. These four Broadway vets are thrilled to bring their powerhouse seven-piece band and high-spirited, adrenaline-powered signature sound to Kleinhans.

1st    The Harvey D. Morin VFW Post Flea Market
Harvey D. Morin VFW Post
965 Center Road, West Seneca
The Flea Market will be held on the first Saturday of every month, from October through April, with the date being Saturday, October 1, 2016.  The Market is from 7am-3pm.  FREE admission and plenty of free parking.  With approximately 30 unique vendors, there will be something for everyone - antiques, collectables, clothing, electronics, decorations, books, toys and games, household items, tools, arts and crafts, and much, much more. The post will have coffee, doughnuts, and snacks available all day long. Support our US Veterans!

1st    Gliding Stars Skates Through the Library - Ice Show
Northtown Center at Amherst
1615 Manor Drive, Amherst
(716) 608-8345 for tickets
glidingstars.org
Join us at 1pm when Gliding Stars of Western New York will present their annual ice show, “Gliding Stars Skates Through the Library”. Fun for the whole family, skaters will pay tribute to our community libraries and to many of the best loved books that can be found there! More than 100 skaters and 200 volunteers will participate in the ice show, which brings together people who have been skating at rinks in Hamburg and Niagara Falls, NY since October. The show will feature special guest skater, Carly Donowick. A former competitive ice dancer, Carly represented the US in several international competitions and is two-time Pacific Coast champion. Tickets are $8. in advance (call 608-8345 to reserve) or $10. at the door. Admission is free for children 4 and under. Founded in 1994, the adaptive ice skating program for individuals with disabilities headquartered in Buffalo now has seven chapters in four states and continues to grow. For more information please visit their website.

1st - 23rd    Spring Flower Exhibit
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 827-1584
www.buffalogardens.com
With over 22,000 bulbs on display, come celebrate the sensations of spring inside their Dome. Fragrant shrubs and flowers of every kind will be set against the ombre hues of tulips and daffodils highlighting the majestic conservatory at one of the most beautiful times of the year. Included with the exhibit is the 4-H Farm that will host baby bunnies, chicks, pigs, ducks and so much more! The 4-H Farm will be open from 10am-4pm daily. The Easter Bunny will visit the Botanical Gardens April 14 and 15 from 10am-5pm.

2nd & 9th    Bunny Cares Event / Visit the Easter Bunny
Walden Galleria
One Walden Galleria, Buffalo
(716) 681-7600 x117
waldengalleria.com
Walden Galleria, in partnership with The Noerr Programs, Autism Speaks and Ability Path, is proud to host the 4th annual Bunny Cares events. The private sessions will be held on Sunday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 9th from 9:00am – 11:00am between the Apple Store and Clarks. The private sessions are chosen especially for families with special needs to meet, greet, and visit with the Easter Bunny. Walden Galleria will provide a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit the Easter Bunny including low lighting and no music. RSVPs are encouraged for Bunny Cares events and registration can be found online at our website above.

6th    World War I exhibit "For Home and Country"
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
www.buffalohistory.org
The Buffalo History Museum premieres its new World War I exhibit, "For Home and Country", marking the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. The exhibit will commemorate the sacrifice of 968 lives from Western New York.  Guests will explore their stories and view rarely before seen artifacts from the collection including home front advertising, uniforms, and weaponry. A faux-bunker installation will honor the soldiers of the decisive Meuse-Argonne Offensive and a memorial wall within the exhibit will give remembrance to each man and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

7th    First Fridays in Allentown
Allen Street between Pearl Street and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 881-1024
firstfridaysallentown.com
Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm, when Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers and more, come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

7th    First Friday at Market Arcade
Market Arcade
617 Main Street, Downtown Buffalo
(716) 220-8468
visitbuffaloniagara.com/category/events
Enjoy First Friday of the month inside downtown’s historic shopping and arts destination, the Market Arcade. View a new art opening at Queen City Gallery, browse the CEPA Gallery exhibits and shop local at all the retail stores all under one roof.

8th    Seaster
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
(716) 285-3575
aquariumofniagara.org
Take part in egg-periments and visit with the Easter Bunny. New this year; join our Jello Egg Toss and toss a delicious jello egg to the sea lions and seals! The Easter Bunny will be present from 12-12:45pm and 1:45-2pm. The Sea Lion Toss is from 11:20am-1:20pm. The Seal Toss is from 10:40am-2:40pm.

8th    Meet Former UFC Champion Jon "Bones" Jones
716 Food & Sport
7 Scott Street, HarborCenter, Buffalo
(716) 603-8313  Ticket & experience info
brian@meetjonjones.com   Ticket & experience info
meetjonjones.com
This is your chance to get up close to one of the most dominate UFC champions of all time, Jon Jones.  A perfect way to enjoy an experience before the BIG Pay Per View event at the Key Bank Arena. Autographs, photos and more! Pick your experience level at MeetJonJones.com. Join us at 3pm!

8th    Spring Eggstravaganza
New York Power Authority / Niagara Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston
(716) 286-6661
http://buffalo.kidsoutandabout.com/content/spring-eggstravaganza-5
http://www.nypa.gov/communities/visitors-centers/niagara-power-vista
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will celebrate the season at its annual Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 8, from 10am-4pm. Activities include free photos with the bunny from 10am-2pm, crafts, face painting and free rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley compliments of New York State Parks. In addition to the Eggstravaganza  activities, guests are invited to enjoy the all-new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista. Visitors can take a seat in a 4-D theatre virtual roller coaster ride, create a transmission distribution system on a one-of-a-kind transmission grid table, build a dam or simulate the coordination of power across the state during bad weather.  Parking and admission are free at the Power Vista.

8th, 9th & 15th    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Buffalo Zoo!
Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 837-3900
buffalozoo.org

Join us for a wonderful breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Two seatings each day from 9-10:30am and 11:00am-12:30pm. Due to limited seating, pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are required. Ticket prices for non-members are $17 adults and $14 for children. Members prices are $12 for adults and $9 for children. Children 23 months and younger are free. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2lWpKwq

14th    M & T Second Friday at The Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-6011
BurchfieldPenney.org
On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney from 10am-8p! Members always receive free or discounted admission to special programs.

15th    Adult Easter Egg Hunt!
Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road, Lockport
(716) 439-5253
springlakewinery.com
All grown up, but still enjoy an Easter egg hunt? Then Spring Lake Winery is the place for you on April 15th from 12-6pm! It’s an Adult Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy wine, egg hunting and music. $10pp includes a glass of wine and hunt. Find the Golden Egg! Visit their website for further details and to register.

17th    Dyngus Day Buffalo
Corpus Christi Church (parade starting point)
199 Clark Street, Buffalo
(716) 833-5211
Email:  dyngusdayusa@yahoo.com
dyngusday.com
Dyngus Day, the annual post-Lenten bash, attracts tens of thousands to Buffalo, New York to celebrate spring, show Polish pride, flirt with pussy willows and listen to the best polka bands in the nation. This event begins with a parade starting at Cropus Christi Church (address above), but one of the best places to grab a perch are on the big streets heading down Broadway to Fillmore as it winds its way down Memorial Drive. Then join in on the many events going on in various locations offering live polka bands & more. See the website for a calendar of events & locations.

20th    Third Thursday Trivia Night at the Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-6011
BurchfieldPenney.org
January through April 2017, The Center hosts Third Thursday Trivia Night at The Center highlighting all things Buffalo. The Burchfield Penney Art Center celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year by sharing trivia about Buffalo and Western New York! There will be questions on music, sports, politics, scandals, architecture, geography, art and artists, food and drink, and much, much more! Food and drink will be available for purchase all night in the café. FREE and open to the public.

21st    M & T Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
www.buffalohistory.org
On the third Friday of every month admission to the Buffalo History Museum, the Resource Center and select events are free for everyone.  Visitors will experience new programs, family events, happy hour entertainment, docent-led tours and more.
- Free admission HOURS OPEN on M & T THIRD FRIDAYS at the Resource Center at 459 Forest Ave.  10am-5pm.

- Free admission to the History Museum at One Museum Court  10am-5pm.
Call or visit our website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

22nd & 23rd    Patriots Day Weekend
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
oldfortniagara.org
Commemorate the beginning of the American Revolution with musket demonstrations, military drill and ceremony. Hands on activities for families and a special salute to veterans.

22nd, 23rd & 29th, 30th    Taste of the Trail
Several participating Wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail (visit website for locations & map)
Between the Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario
niagarawinetrail.org

Wine and food pairing at several wineries each weekend – $25 pre-sale / $30 day of each weekend; both weekends $40 pre-sale / $45 day of. Visit the website for participating wineries.

29th    "No Illusions" Reunion Show Featuring WNY Women Singer Songwriters
Sportsmen's Tavern
326 Amherst Street, Buffalo
(716) 874-7734
SportsmensTavern.com
“No Illusions” Reunion Show is a concert celebrating the music of Buffalo women singer-songwriters (as featured on the 1994 CD compilation “No Illusions,” released by Hot Wings Entertainment) Saturday, April 29th from 3:30-6:30pm, $10 admission! Featuring: *Kathy Moriarty, Alison Pipitone, Kilissa Cissoko, Rosaleen Marion, Liz Spiro-Carman, Leah Zicari, Susan Rozler, Katie Miller, Cathy Carfagna. With Special Guests to Be Announced *List current as of this writing. For more information, please contact Katie Miller at noillusions2017@yahoo.com.

30th    Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
www.buffalohistory.org
Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, view international fashions and more! Participate in crafts and activities, watch a puppet show and ride in a pink boat! FREE, 12-3pm!  Visit the website for more program details.

**PLEASE VISIT RESPECTIVE WEBSITES FOR CORRECT TIMES AND DATES IN THE EVENT OF SCHEDULE CHANGES.