March 2017 Events

Thru March 19th   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.

3rd - 5th & 10th - 12th    Buffalo Home Show
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Street, Buffalo
(716) 429-6626
Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and landscaping, and much more. Shop, compare and save for 6 days only.

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!

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.

11th    Old First Ward St. Patrick's Parade / "Old Neighborhood" Parade
Kicks off from the Valley Community Center
93 Leddy Street, Buffalo
(716) 823-4707 ext.4
Since 1994, this parade has wound its way through the historic streets of the Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods. Viewing of the parade is available starting at 12pm from the Valley Community Center (95 Leddy Street, Buffalo) along South Park Avenue (between Hamburg Street and Smith Street), Smith Street (between South Park Avenue and Elk Street), Elk Street (between Smith Street and South Park Avenue), Hamburg Street (between South Park Avenue and South Street), and South Street (between Hamburg Street and Louisiana Street).

11th    The Hooley (following the St. Pat's Parade)
Valley Community Center
93 Leddy Street, Buffalo
(716) 823-4707 ext.4
Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5:30pm. For more information regarding any of the Valley Community Association's St. Patrick's Day activities contact Lori at the phone# above.

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.

16th & 18th    2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H. Know III Plaza, Buffalo
(716) 855-4100
Canisius College will join with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and Niagara University to co-host the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball first and second rounds at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. First round will begin on March 16th and the second round will be played on March 18th.

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.

17th    Essex Street Pub Buffalo Beard Competition & St. Pat's Celebration
Essex Street Pub
530 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo
(716) 883-2150
Groom your beard and get ready for the annual facial hair competition at Essex St. Pub from 8pm-3am! Join in on the fun complete with pipes & drums, Irish dancers, corned beef specials and Jameson promos.

19th   St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Downtown Buffalo
Delaware Avenue (Niagara Square to North Street, Buffalo)
(716) 875-0282
Each year, thousands of people flock to downtown Buffalo to enjoy this annual parade! Bring the family downtown and celebrate the luck of the Irish. The parade kicks off at 2pm in Niagara Square and travels north on Delaware Avenue to North Street ... don't forget to wear green!

19th    Peter Rabbit and Other Tales
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
The cherished children's story, Peter Rabbit, comes to life in music and beautiful visuals by Beatrix Potter. Help the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra create its own wacky fairy-tale as the audience gets involved making musical choices that affect the direction of the story!

31st    Gliding Stars Skates Through the Library - Ice Show
Northtown Center at Amherst
1615 Manor Drive, Amherst
(716) 608-8345 for tickets
Join us at 7pm 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.

31st & April 1st    The Midtown Men Featuring The Original Cast Of Jersey Boys
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
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.