April 2018 Events

Now thru April 8th    Spring Flower Exhibit & 4-H Farm
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 827-1584
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.

Now thru April 22nd     digiPlaySpace
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo
(716) 896-5200
Produced by TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), digiPlaySpace is an interactive playground for kids and grown-ups alike where they can explore new media technologies, learning-centric games and hands-on installations. Guests will engage with 14 different interactive digital activities created by artists around the world. From large-scale interactive installations and fast-paced multi-player videogames, to immersive green-screen adventures and experimenting with robotics, digiPlaySpace offers guests of all ages exciting ways to explore our increasingly interconnected world. The Buffalo Museum of Science is only the third museum in the U.S. to host the exhibit.

1st & 2nd    Val's 29th Annual Dyngus Day Weekend at Salvatore's
Salvatores Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road, Depew
(716) 388-9713   Tickets and Table Reservations or
Email: dyngusNY@aol.com for tickets and table reservations
DYNGUS WEEKEND AT SALVATORE'S IS HAPPENING AND HERE'S WHAT GOING ON! THE WORLDS LARGEST DYNGUS EVENT FOR "ALL" GENERATIONS. Easter Sunday, April 1st will be The BOYS from Baltimore and the DYNABRASS from Ohio. Dyngus Day Monday, April 2nd will be The BOYS from Baltimore and POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS from Connecticut. AND For the Generations…Country Music by DARK HORSE RUN and Classic Rock & Roll by the fabulous FLIPSIDE. Table reservations are recommended. Special Dyngus Weekend room rates at the Garden Place $99, King with Jacuzzi or Double http://salvatoreshospitality.com/garden-place-hotel and the "NEW" Delevan Hotel & Spa. $124.00. http://salvatoreshospitality.com/the-delavan-hotel-and-spa are now available. Both rates include 1/2 price tickets to the events and a hot buffet breakfast. Rooms book quickly so book "NOW”. Rates are good from March 31, 2018 to April 2, 2018. Must ask for Dyngus Day rate. Call 877-456-6036 or Salvatore's at 716-683-7990.

2nd     Dyngus Day Buffalo Parade & Events
Corpus Christi Church (parade starting point)
199 Clark Street, Buffalo
(716) 833-5211
Email:  dyngusdayusa@yahoo.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.

6th    First Fridays in Allentown
Allen Street between Pearl Street and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 881-1024
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    Buffalo Snow Bowl Tournament
New Era Field
1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park
BuffaloSnowBowl.org to register
Register your team for the 2nd Annual Snow Bowl, 6 on 6 flag football tournament. This is not a fantasy FOOTBALL game - ou get an opportunity to play on a professional football field and hear the roar of your family and friends as you dive for the goal line! How? Register a team of up to 12 players and to play on the field that the greats did! All players must be 16 years of age or older to participate. There are four divisions:  Pro League, Amateur League, Co-Ed League and High School League. Sixteen-18 year olds are highly encouraged to participate in the High School League. Field size is 20 yards x 40 yards with each team guaranteed three games on the field at New Era Field. This official 6-on-6 flag football tournament is with light blocking. The Buffalo Snow Bowl benefits Special Olympics New York. You must register to play.

6th & 21st    Queen City Roller Girls
Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
(716) 342-2292
All QCRG home games are played at Buffalo Riverworks, a multi-purpose venue. In addition to roller derby, Buffalo Riverworks houses 3 bars, a restaurant, a brewery, concert venue, covered outdoor ice rinks, and a second-level mezzanine overlooking the roller derby track. QCRG is very excited to be partnering with Buffalo Riverworks to offer a best in class experience to our fans across Western New York. Tickets for their home games January 5th through April 21, 2018, can be purchased at the door or in advance at qcrg.net/tickets.

7th    Buffalo Wine Festival
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Street, Buffalo
(814) 790-5079
Buffalo's most exciting wine tasting, food and shopping festival! Every ticket holder gets a keepsake wine glass, sampling from all the wineries and vendors, great entertainment and more. Visit the website above to find out about being a VIP Guest. Make sure you get your tickets; sessions WILL sell out! Three sessions are offered this day.

14th    Every Day is Earth Day - Sculpture Contest
Niagara Power Vista Community Room
5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston
(716) 286-6661
The New York Power Authority is seeking artists of all ages to participate in the Every Day is Earth Day Sculpture contest. Enter as a student, a class or an extra credit assignment; or you can create a family project and learn about recycling and the environment at the same time. Sculptures will be judged by Buffalo sculptor, Lawrence Kinney. Prizes will be awarded. Sculptures can be brought to the Niagara Power Vista on or before the Every Day is Earth Day event during which there will be live entertainment, activities, crafts and more!  Visit the website for more information.

14th & 15th    Taste of the Trail
Several participating Wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail (visit website for locations & map)
Between the Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario

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.

20th    M & T Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
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 the website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

21st & 22nd    Patriots Day Weekend
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
Commemorate the opening of the American Revolution with musket demonstrations, military drill and ceremony. Hands on activities for families and a special salute to veterans. Free admission for veterans and active duty military!

28th    Fairy and Gnome Festival
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna
(716) 827-1584
Celebrate spring with their mythical friends! Visitors young and young-at-heart are welcome to join in on the fun activities all day long, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites. Wear a fairy, gnome or dragon costume for $1 off admission! Visit the website for more information.