Arts Services Initiative is proud to coordinate this project on behalf of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC).


2015 Buffalo River Programming Grants



  • 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

  • Buffalo Creek Treaty Canoe Paddle by Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe on May 30 at Mutual Riverfront Park
  • Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival by Blues Society of Western New York on July 11 (12:30pm-10:00pm) at Silo City

Directions to Silo City

  • Buffalo Youth Media Institute River Exploration by the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology
  • Canal Street String Band to perform at Silo City’s Boom Day on April 18
  • City of Night by Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo –event to feature Trio Payazzo performance on July 18 in the Old First Ward Neighborhood
  • Club Casbah by Maia Alexandra Potter on August 15 (7:30pm) at River Fest Park
  • Et Tu, Shakespeare? by Shakespeare in Delaware Park on August 22 (4pm) at River Fest Park
  • Exercise Body & Mind – Buffalo River Style by Exercise Like the Animals at River Fest Park from 9:30am-11:00am on July 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and 29
  • Games Your Grandparents Played by the Old First Ward Community Association –event to feature the Lock City Glee Club on August 16 (1pm-4pm) at Mutual Riverfront Park
  • “From the Other Side” Historic Tours of the Buffalo River by the Valley Community Association on June 13 (bike) and shuttle tours on June 19, 20 (12pm), 21 (12pm); July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and August 13 ALL TOURS BEGIN AT Mutual Riverfront Park at 6pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • Lichens performs live to Hollis Frampton’s landmark film Magellan Cycle by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center on September 5 (8pm) at Silo City
  • Riverfest Beats and Dance by the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY on August 8 (1:00pm) at River Fest Park
  • Silo City Reading Series by Just Buffalo Literary Center on June 20, July 17, August 29 at Silo City
  • Theodore Roosevelt Comes to Buffalo by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site in conjunction with Games Your Grandparents Played event on August 16 at Mutual Riverfront Park
  • They Kill Things by Torn Space Theater on August 13-15 and August 20-22 at Silo City
  • Urban Drive-In at Silo City by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center –event also featuring Franklin LaVoie’s light and sound installation piece, “Star Mother of Light Night Sculpture” on October 10 (12:00pm-9:30pm) at Silo City
  • Wellness on the Water by the Valley Community Association on Monday evenings (5:30pm-7:30pm) from June 1 through August 31 (no classes on June 29, August 3, and August 24) at Buffalo River Fest Park
  • Wurstfest 2015! by the German American Musicians on June 28 (1pm-8pm) at Buffalo River Fest Park

Wurst Fest