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Explore Buffalo Offers Lengthy List of Tours and Events Throughout May

Explore Buffalo Offers Lengthy List of Tours and Events Throughout May

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of May events. 

Buffalo Classics Walking Tour

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet: Visit Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington & Clinton streets, Buffalo

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Today Create® TV and World television channel’s popular television show Start Up announced that it will feature a trio of Western New York-based businesses as part of its upcoming 2015 production season. The show will interview small-batch coffee roaster Public Espresso, innovative customer loyalty company City Dining Cards, and the new Consumer’s Beverages Craft Cruiser eco/beer-tourism megacycle business.

"Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and even more so in comeback cities like Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland,” said Gary Bredow, host, creator, and producer of Start Up. “It all starts with one person or a team of individuals with a shared vision, and I believe we have found three very good examples of that right here in Western New York.”

ST. JOHN PAUL II and the BUFFALO CONNECTION opens April 26 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery

ST. JOHN PAUL II and the  BUFFALO CONNECTION opens April 26 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery

The year was 1980.  Roman Zabinski and his wife Marcy, had the rare opportunity to travel to the Vatican to photograph Pope John Paul II.  Roman and Marcy were invited to accompany Fr. Skiba, a parish priest from Assumption RC Church in Black Rock.  Fr. Skiba was a classmate of the Pope in Poland.  The purpose of the trip was to record the presentation of a bronze relief likeness of the pope by Niagara Falls artist, Joseph Slawinski.

For security reasons, Roman had to be granted special clearance to be up close to the Pope with his camera.

Month-long Adventure at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Will Benefit Hospice Buffalo

Month-long Adventure at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Will Benefit Hospice Buffalo

 

A small art gallery in West Seneca has big plans throughout the month of May. Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, has events planned nearly every day of the month, with a portion of the proceeds from each event earmarked to benefit Hospice Buffalo.

Behind this massive endeavor are three dedicated artists: Gallery owner Paulette Krakowski, resident artist Heidi Zanelli, and member artist Lauren Fratantonio, all of West Seneca.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces busy calendar of events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces busy calendar of events

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village celebrates the arrival of spring with a wide variety of interesting events. An entertaining destination for visitors of all ages, BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

BNHV is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 24. This new exhibit will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase in excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.

Enjoy The Journey Plans a Full Slate of Classes and Activities

Enjoy The Journey Plans a Full Slate of Classes and Activities

 

April’s opening art reception, “Spot On,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

“All of the artwork in ‘Spot On’ is created in the colors of black, white and red,” said gallery owner Paulette Krawowski. “This is an exhibit where the artist is challenged by working in only these three colors. Landscapes, portraits, still life, collage — all in black, white and red.” 

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.