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Evolution | Revolution: Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Evolution | Revolution:  Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce a celebratory group exhibition in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. A free public opening reception with live music, performance art, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 7-11 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works by selected artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery or been in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio. An accompanying catalog will be produced, including color photographs, essays, and a timeline documenting past exhibitions, artists in residence, Board of Directors members, education programs, events, community outreach, and notable accomplishments at the center from its conception in 1991 to the present.

Featured artists include:

John Aäsp
Joanna Angie
Jozef Bajus
Michael Beitz
Dennis Bertram
Amanda Besl
Krista Birnbaum
Robert Booth
Marie-Claire Bozant
David Buck
Bob Budin
Kyle Butler

Volunteers Needed for Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Volunteers Needed for Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Every October, the Niagara Falls Museums delights spectators with moving stories through a guided tour at the Drummond Hill Cemetery. This annual storytelling event is performed by male and female volunteer actors ages 14 and up. The museum is looking for volunteer performers and backstage assistants for this year’s upcoming cemetery tours. mPublic Programmer of the Niagara Falls Museums, Maja Bannerman says, “This theatrical experience is a good introduction to the worlds of community and professional theatre as well as the field of living history.” An initial volunteer meeting will take place at museum at 5049 Victoria Ave. on Sunday, September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Those interested will be asked to fill out a volunteer application, which is available now at the museum. Participants must be available for every performance.

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a new law to protect New York's waters and the Great Lakes by requiring a state permit for the withdrawal of large volumes of water from the state's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater.

The new law is designed to foster responsible conservation practices and economic growth while protecting water bodies and wildlife habitats. The permitting process will ensure a continued water supply to existing municipal, agricultural and industrial users, and will help identify areas that could support new water-dependent businesses. Specifically, the law requires approval before operating or proposing a system with the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons or more per day of surface and groundwater.

"The preservation and protection of New York's water resources is vital to the state's residents, farmers and businesses," Governor Cuomo said.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will perform their third of four free summer concerts aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park at 7:30PM on Wednesday, August 17th.   The concert will feature the chorus and quartets singing Broadway show tunes, American classics and a patriotic tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.   

Seating is available and weather won't be a problem as the entire event is held under a large canopy. 

For questions, contact Ed at 838-6903 or Dan at 741-3926.

Geology Hike at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve

Geology Hike at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve

On Saturday, August 20, from 10am til noon, the Western New York Land Conservancy will be offering a hike through the Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in Varysburg.

Led by Stan Radon, this hike features views of the gorge walls and a beautiful waterfall. Please be prepared to walk in the creek with shoes that have great traction. This is a great family hike on a hot August day. Please register early as this hike fills to capacity very quickly. Hike leader Stan Radon has been a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 20 years. He also teaches geology and environmental studies at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo State College, and Daemen College.

Reservations are required to attend as space is limited. Please call (716) 687.1225 or email info@wnylc.org for directions and reservations.

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Hundreds of Dogs (and their people) from all over Western New York will be converging at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore this weekend for the first annual Dog Days of Kenmore festival event!

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Thursday, August 11 you can enjoy, for the cost of only your lunch:

  • A free seat on the gorgeous portico, and views from said portico, etc.
  • Your choice of lunch, coffee and fresh baked goods from three of trucks now working to define a new food movement that is LITERALLY on the move: TRUCKS!

Trucks this week will include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ, and Rolling Joe’s Café

SO: Grab your kids, your co-workers; come early, have lunch, then hang around and finish off with coffee and dessert. Or start at 11:30, have coffee and a snack, then move into lunch around 1:30 or so…they’ll still be here!

WHAT: Lunch trucks at the Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court (corner of Elmwood and Nottingham Terrace, just north of the Scajaquada).

WHO: This week's trucks include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ and Rolling Joe's Cafe.