May 2017 Events

5th    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.

Buffalo Outer Harbor
325 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo
(716) 430-9072
The Night Nation Run is the World's 1st Running Music Festival and comes to Buffalo on May 5, 2017 at 7pm. Your journey will take you through an illuminated racecourse filled with live music, lights and lasers, finishing at an explosive after party featuring top EDM DJs and special guest celebrity performers!

11th thru Oct. 26th    Downtown Country Market
Main St. between Court & Church Streets, Downtown Buffalo
The 35th annual season of the Downtown Country Market will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 11th through October 26th. 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.

12th    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.

14th    Mother's Day Brunch
Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road, Lockport
(716) 439-5253
Take your mother out for an amazing brunch experience! ​
Beverage Station:  Wine, Beer, Mimosa, Sangria, Assorted Juice, Coffee & Tea
Cold Station: Bagels, Desserts, Fruit and more
Brunch Buffet: Eggs, Benedict, Pasta Meatballs, Chicken Bruschetta, Potatoes, and more
Carving Station: Ham. Turkey, Sirloin
Made to order Waffles.
$59.95pp - 12-5pm includes live music and brunch stations. Reservations required.

17th    Community Night at Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
Early evening at the Fort. FREE admission to all regional residents from 6-8pm. Learn about upcoming programs and see what we are all about.

19th    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.

21st    Buffalo Pierogi Fest
Buffalo Outer Harbor
325 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo
The first ever Buffalo Pierogi Fest! Ten, top-notch pierogi makers will showcase their unique pierogi recipes and YOU get to taste 'em all and vote for your favorites. Live music, vendors, cash bar, games, food trucks, outdoor activities (KanJam anyone?) and some super fun surprises. Get a take-home box for any pierogi you can't finish. Get your tickets now.

26th & 27th    Swingin' Stars and Stripes
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in style! From the Boogie Woogie sound of the 1940s swing era to the red, white and blue patriotic hits we all adore, this concert pays tribute to the American spirit.

27th & 28th    Soldiers through the Ages
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
This military timeline traces the history of Fort Niagara from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Special exhibits, camps, weapons & tactical demonstrations.