February 2017 Events

Thru March    Ice Skating at Canalside
The Ice on Canalside
44 Prime Street, Downtown Buffalo
 (716) 574-1537
The ice at Canalside is Buffalo's newest downtown attraction. It offers more than ice skating! Enjoy curling or, unique to Buffalo, enjoy riding an ice bike. Ice Bikes were designed and manufactured locally to be ridden on the ice! Warm up with some hot cocoa and snacks from the Winter Café! Call or check our website before coming down if weather is not so wintery.

Thru March 19th    FREE Ice Skating at Rotary Rink
Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza
Main at Chippewa Streets, Buffalo
(716) 856-3150
Downtown Buffalo's outdoor, free ice-skating rink. Snacks and beverages are available. Opening on November 27th weather permitting. Host an upcoming party or special event; party packages available. Skate rental available. Rotary Rink is weather dependent. Call before coming if the temperature reaches 45 degrees.

Thru March 19th    Ice Biking at Canalside
The Ice at Canalside
44 Prime Street, Buffalo
(716) 574-1537
Ice Bikes allow you to ride a bike while on the surface of The Ice! This stable unit allows you to pedal and steer your way around the rink in the same manner as you would if you were going for a traditional bike ride. These unique bikes were designed and manufactured locally and cannot be found anywhere else, come on down and be the first to take a ride on an Ice Bike! Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday through March 19, 2017.

3rd    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.

3rd    First Friday at Market Arcade
Market Arcade
617 Main Street, Downtown Buffalo
(716) 220-8468
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.

4th    Snowshoe Patrol
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
Experience winter life in the 18th century. Join the troops as they venture into the woods east of the Fort and encounter enemy forces.

4th    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!

9th - 12th    Buffalo Auto Show
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Street, Buffalo
(716) 631-8510
The Buffalo Auto Show is Western New York's Permier New Vehicle Automotive Event!  See the latest and greatest new SUV's, Hybrids, Minivans, High Performance and Economical Cars and Trucks on the road today! Every new car brand sold in WNY will be on display!

10th    M & T Second Friday at The Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-6011
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.

10th & 11th    A Valentine Romance
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
Fall in love with Broadway star Lisa Vroman as she sings great love songs from Broadway and the American songbook. John Morris Russell leads this musical valentine. Visit the website for more info.

11th, 12th & 18th, 19th    Be Mine with Wine
Several participating Wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail (visit website for locations & map)
Between the Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario

Wine and chocolate pairing over two weekends – $22 pre-sale / $27 day of: tasting ticket for the wineries.

12th    Winterfest
Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park
(716) 662-3290
Enjoy the best that winter in WNY has to offer!  Bring the whole family and come to the park to enjoy a day filled with many fun activities.  There will be sledding, snow sculpting, marshmallows to roast, arts & crafts and magic shows.  Hay Rides are available for a small charge.  Erie County Park Rangers will be giving live demonstrations with activities also.

16th    Third Thursday Trivia Night at the Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-6011
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.

17th    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 our website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

23rd    Polar Bites
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Street, Buffalo
(716) 837-3900 (Buffalo Zoo)
Back by Popular Demand! Buffalo’s favorite wintertime fundraiser hosted by the Buffalo Zoo. The event takes place from 6pm-9pm featuring food samplings from some of Western New York’s finest restaurants as well as a basket auction, silent auction, glacier gift wall and visits with some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals. Tickets are $30 presale and $40 at the door and include admission, samplings, 2 drink tickets, free parking & more. CLICK HERE for tickets and more info.

23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th    WNY Home & Garden Show
Fairgrounds Event Center
5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg
(716) 649-3900
Get a jump on spring and attend the annual WNY Home and Garden Expo. Whether you’re building or updating a home, adding a deck or pool, redecorating or looking for a new gardening project, this is the place to get great advice and ideas. Tour the new 2017 Twin Lakes Chalet, which is built on site.

24th    Queen City Roller Girls
Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
(716) 342-2292
Derby fans rejoice – it’s time for the first Saucy and Kat bout of the year! Join the Queen City Roller Girls at Buffalo Riverworks as the two home teams with a 1-0 record battle it out to maintain their undefeated season status. These girls have their eyes set on a victory and will stop at nothing to secure the win and take one step closer to the coveted title of QCRG Champions.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.qcrg.net/tickets.

25th & 26th    Orchid Show at the Gardens
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna
(716) 827-1584
Come and see the beauty and take in the fragrance of these colorful blooms. Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-3pm.