May 2018 Events

4th    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.

4th    Lewiston Smelt Festival
Foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront
(716) 754-9500 for more information
Lewiston celebrates one of its natural resources; the Smelt!  Enjoy free smelt samples (donations are welcome as they help support programs supported by the Niagara River Anglers) and live music on the Lewiston Waterfront from 5-10pm.  Food and beverage will be available for purchase.   Call or visit the website for more information.

6th & 19th     Great American Garage Sales
Antique World & Flea Market
11111 Main Street, Clarence
(716) 759-8483
Shop 'till you drop visiting hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, garage sale items and more on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of every month May through October! NEW: Come hungry on Saturdays as food trucks will be there to satisfy your appetite.

8th    National Geograhic Live: Rhinos, Rickshaws & Revolutions
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
Experience our world through the eyes of photojournalist Ami Vitale, whose career has brought her face-to-face with violence as well as the enduring power of the human spirit. Working in more than 90 countries, through the war in Kosovo to tense border disputes between India and Pakistan, Vitale has lived in mud huts, traveled via rickshaw, and donned a panda suit to live to tell the story. Season tickets are on sale now! Subscribe to all three events and save 10% off single ticket prices.

10th - Oct. 25th, 2018    Downtown Country Market
Main St. between Court & Church Streets, Downtown Buffalo
The 36th annual season of the Downtown Country Market will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 10th through October 25th. Market hours are 10am-2:30pm, rain or shine.  Pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

17th    Shea's Performing Arts Center Wine, Food & Beer Festival
Shea's Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street, Buffalo
(716) 829-1192 for event info
Sip, sample and savor the very best wine, beer and culinary delights from around the Buffalo area at the Wine, Food & Beer Festival. Live music, magic shows, an open-air photo booth and prize raffles will keep you busy as you please your palate. It’s a tasteful and totally delicious way to show your support for Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

17th, 18th & 19th    The Great Plant Sale
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 827-1584
Open for members and volunteers only on May 17th, 4-7pm. Open to the public May 18th, 10am-8pm & May 19th 9am-4pm. Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year! This year’s Great Plant Sale will feature exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere. Let your garden flower with locally grown plants your neighbors won’t have; unusual Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plus plants for sun and shade! Attract pollinators and admirers with our flowering perennials, locally grown lilacs and lush hanging baskets. As always, our Sale features plants propagated from our extensive collection.

18th    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.

18th - 20th    Trip to Fallingwater & Pittsburgh with the Martin House
Target in Walden Consumer Square   Meet here to board the Motorcoach to Pennsylvania
1750 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga
(716) 856-3858   Make your reservations today!
Our ever-popular trip to the Laurel Highlands is back this spring!  Join the Martin House as we travel to Pennsylvania to experience Wright’s famous Fallingwater, as well as guided visits to Kentuck Knob, Polymath Park, and private area homes.  This tour will include a 1-night stay in Pittsburgh at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel, and a 1-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Pleasant.  Price also includes travel by motor coach from Buffalo, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.  Visit the Martin House website for further information.

18th - 20th    Nickel City Con
Buffalo Convention Center
153 Franklin Street, Buffalo
(877) 847-6640
Imagine a room filled with the world’s greatest Super Heroes, movie & television characters, and yes, even the Villains – that’s Nickel City Con. NCC is Upstate NY’s Largest Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention. We bring the biggest names in the entertainment industry right here so you can meet & see them up close. From photo opportunities to fan panels, leading stars open up and answer your questions about what it’s really like to make all the fantastic movies, TV shows and comics you love. NCC is a family and fan oriented con with tons of activities, programs, and contests for every age and interest. Get your tickets now.

20th    LIVE Jazz Fest @ Spring Lake Winery
Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road, Lockport
(716) 439-5253
Enjoy local jazz musicians starting at 2pm. Visit Spring Lakes's website to register and to find out who the headliner will be ... it will announced soon!

20th    Mass By The Lake
Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road, Lockport
(716) 439-5253
Enjoy the surroundings of nature and the lake as the church is held outside at 2pm, followed by lunch and refreshments.

25th & 26th    Star-Spangled Spectacular
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-5000  Box office
Stefan Sanders leads the BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in our annual celebration of all that makes our country special. Enjoy tributes to our veterans, marches and music that pays tribute to the American spirit. May 25th at 10:30am and May 26th at 8pm. On May 25th, come at 9am for complimentary coffee and donuts.

26th    One World Water Lantern Festival
Buffalo Outer Harbor - Wilkeson Pointe
225 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo
One World is the premier water lantern festival, filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Get your tickets now!

26th    A Taste of Lewiston
Center Street, Village of Lewiston
(716) 754-9500
Foodies are invited to descend upon the Village of Lewiston to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that make the Lewiston area one of the most widely recognized restaurant destinations in Western New York. A Taste of Lewiston is more than just food; they are also showcasing the products and services of some of Lewiston’s great businesses.

29th*    Good Neighbor Cruise Nite - A South Buffalo Event
Rite Aid Parking Lot
2175 South Park Avenue (@ Culver Rd.), Buffalo
(716) 322-1239  (Call Kate for more info)
Good Neighbor Cruise Nite, a South Buffalo event for owners to show off their antique/classic cars, hot rods & motorcycles.  Enthusiasts can view these cars from 5-8:30pm. Enjoy music, food, a 50/50 and entertainment.  *Rain date is June 5th.