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2014 Buffalo River Programming Season
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NOTE: Some program dates have been rescheduled due to Ohio Street construction.  Please view the programs below for any changes.
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Submissions are now closed; final announcements will be made March 21, 2014.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Valley Community Association – “Wellness on the Water”

  • July: 28. August: 4, 11, 18, 25; Buffalo River Fest Park

Valley Community Association – “From the Other Side – Historic Tours of the Buffalo River”

  • July: 29. August: 7, 14, 21, 28; Buffalo River Fest Park, Father Conway Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, & Buffalo River

Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

Explore & More Children’s Museum – “Explore and More’s Imagination Playground”

  • August 2 (2PM-5PM), Buffalo River Fest Park

Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes – “Graffiti Workshop at Silo City”

  • Student Art Classes: August 1-5 (1:00PM-4:00PM), Silo City
  • Final Ribbon Cutting/Exhibition: September 6 (3:00PM-6:00PM), Silo City

Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

Buffalo DIY – “Buffalo DIY Fest”

  • August 9 (4PM-9PM), Buffalo River Fest Park

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Old First Ward Community Association – “Buffalo River and Old First Ward History Mural”

-Featuring Canal Street String Band

  • Mural Construction Dates TBD; Unveiling: August 9 (4PM-6PM); Community Steel Building, 80 Alabama Street

Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo Media Resources Inc.) – “Evening with Tiny Circus Art Collective”

-Featuring Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe

  • August 9 (6:00PM-9:00PM Workshop on Community Place-making; 9:00PM Movie), Mutual Riverfront Park

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Torn Space Theater – “STOREHOUSE”

  • August 22 – 24 (6:00PM-10:00PM), Silo City

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York – “What’s in My Backyard?”

  • Public Opening Reception: August 23 (11:00AM-3:00PM), Mutual Riverfront Park

Maia Alexandra Potter – “Club Casbah”

-Featuring Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe

  • August 23, Buffalo River Fest Park

Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

David Butler – “Grain Dances, Steel Floats”

  • August 28, 29, 30 and September 4, 6, 7; Mutual Riverfront Park & Buffalo River

Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes – “Graffiti Workshop at Silo City”

  • Final Ribbon Cutting/Exhibition: September 6 (3:00PM-6:00PM), Mutual Riverfront Park

Buffalo Audubon Society – “Birding Buffalo!”

  • Fall dates TBD

Just Buffalo Literary Center – “100,000 Poets & Artists for Change”

-and TRIPLETS OF DEPEW by Leonard Ziolkowski at Silo City

  • September 27 (11AM-9PM), Silo City

GObike Buffalo – “Bicycle Basics & Commuter Workshop”

  • June 7 (11AM-3PM), Buffalo River Fest Park
  • DUE TO OHIO STREET CONSTRUCTION THIS DATE WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE SUMMER.

PAST EVENTS:

Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe – “Buffalo Creek Treaty Canoe Paddle and Celebration”

  • May 31, DUE TO OHIO STREET CONSTRUCTION ALL ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT Mutual Riverfront Park

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Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

  • Kayak Tours: June 5; Mutual Riverfront Park

Buffalo Audubon Society – “Birding Buffalo!”

  • June 7 (9AM), Buffalo River Fest Park (Meet in parking lot) DUE TO OHIO STREET CONSTRUCTION THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER DATE.

Explore & More Children’s Museum – “Explore and More’s Imagination Playground”

  • June 14 (2PM-7PM), Buffalo River Fest Park

Buffalo Audubon Society – “Birding Buffalo!”

  • June 21 (9AM), Father Conway Park (Meet in parking lot)

Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo presents – “CITY of NIGHT” in conjunction with Silo City

  • June 28, Silo City

Valley Community Association – “From the Other Side – Historic Tours of the Buffalo River”

  • July: 1, 8, 15, 22; Buffalo River Fest Park, Father Conway Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, & Buffalo River

VCA Historic Walking Tour Flier 2014

Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

  • Bicycle Tours: July 2 (all tours begin at 6PM); Buffalo River Fest Park

River Tour Flyer Outside

Valley Community Association – “Wellness on the Water”

  • July: 7, 14, 21; Buffalo River Fest Park

Buffalo Niagara RiverKEEPER -”Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Tours”

  • Kayak Tours: July 10 (6PM); Mutual Riverfront Park

River Tour Flyer Outside

Blues Society of Western New York – “Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival”

  • July 12 (12PM noon-10PM), Silo City

Blues Festival

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York – “What’s in My Backyard?”

  • LDA Students Visit: July 15, 22, 29 (3:15PM-5:00PM), Silo City

Also featuring:

Buffalo Zoo at River Fest on June 14, 2013 (Buffalo River Fest Park)


Buffalo River Fest Park and Mutual Riverfront Park Information:

Park Rental Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Buffalo River FAQs 2014


GRANT INFORMATION
The purpose of the Buffalo River Programming is to develop a calendar of events and recurring programming that will activate the existing features, public spaces and water at multiple sites on and along the Buffalo River.  The funding source for the grants is proceeds payable to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation pursuant to the New York Power Authority Relicensing Agreement.


BUFFALO RIVER SITES

  • Buffalo River Fest Park (249 Ohio Street)
  • Father Conway Park (300 Ohio Street)
  • Mutual Riverfront Park (41 Hamburg Street at South Street)
  • Silo City (120 Childs Street)
  • The Buffalo River