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Maple Weekend, Quilt Show Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Maple Weekend, Quilt Show Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

A New York State Maple Weekend celebration and a Biennial Quilt Show set the stage for an exciting month of April at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Celebrates National Agriculture Day

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Celebrates National Agriculture Day

March 15th is National Agriculture Day and Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is celebrating with the announcement of twin baby Jersey calves! Jack and Flynn will be joining the museum’s new Heritage Farmstead this season. They will be trained as a working team of oxen. The new farmstead will feature a brand new timber framed barn and will teach visitors and school groups about the history of agriculture in Western New York. 

The mission of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is to preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is a 35-acre museum and historic village located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, just minutes from the I-990 and Millersport Highway. For more information, please visit www.bnhv.org.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its sixth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2016 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

2015 was a year of remarkable transformation for Explore Buffalo. In just their second year of operation, tour attendance more than doubled from over 6,000 in 2014 to approximately 14,000 in 2015! The tour season brought many new tours, including greatly expanded bus and bike tours, and new kayak tours with partner Elevator Alley Kayak. Tours also expanded to new locations, including the Fontana Boathouse and downtown Lockport, while core tours of Silo City, downtown, Delaware Avenue, mob history and more remained very popular. Overall, Explore Buffalo led 763 tours in the 2015 season. 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Offer Student Art Show, Smithsonian Event

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Offer Student Art Show, Smithsonian Event

The Williamsville District Art Show and Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live are featured events during March at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Artwork created by more than 300 K-12 students from the Williamsville School District will be on display March 7-16 at Heritage Village. Opening receptions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 for elementary school participants, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 8 for middle and high school students. The student exhibit is free; access to the remainder of the museum is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children 12 and under.

Explore Buffalo Lists Unique February Tours

Explore Buffalo Lists Unique February Tours

The interesting architecture of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, adventures in Buffalo history and Buffalo’s breweries are the topics of tours being offered by Explore Buffalo during the month of February.

Inside St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
Feb. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
2253 Main St., Buffalo

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, established in Buffalo in 1853 as the first academic school for the deaf in the country, was relocated from Edward Street to its current location on Main Street in 1898. This two-hour walking tour highlights the beautiful architecture of this historic building and offers fascinating information about the history and culture of deaf people in the Buffalo area. The tour also offers a glimpse into the current world of educating deaf and hard of hearing students in the 21st century.

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

Sink or Swim Tattoo, located on the second floor of a commercial building at 1040 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, is under new ownership, with a familiar face now running the operation.

Former Sink or Swim tattoo artist Keith Kuzara took ownership of the business on Oct. 1, 2015, after working at the shop for nearly four years. Kuzara is a self-taught and award-winning tattoo artist with six years of industry experience.

“I was planning on opening my own shop eventually, when this opportunity suddenly popped up,” said Kuzara. “With the previous owner moving out of state, the timing and situation was right to take over the business.”

Sink or Swim now employs five tattoo artists, including the multi-tattooed owner.