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family Guide to kids-friendly activities and festivals for all of WNY

By Mary Friona-Celani » Friday, June 24, 2016

Looking to plan a summer birthday party for your little one? Is their wish to have a wild party with real animals? Maybe one where they can learn how to use a zip line? Or maybe they'd prefer to make their own fairy garden? No problem, they can do it all... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Thursday, June 23, 2016

It's another busy weekend on the festival scene so there's no reason to stay home. Here's a very full list of weekend activities. For even more events throughout the summer, check out Gusto's annual Festival Guide. June 23-July 17:... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, June 20, 2016

I am so excited that it is strawberry season. Who's with me? I mean come on, they are the sweetest, most versatile berries out there. Strawberry picking is one of our favorite things to do. It is fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to enjoy... Read More

By Cresonia Hsieh » Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday kicked off Buffalo’s 41st annual Juneteenth Festival, an event devoted to celebrating African Americans’ liberation from slavery. Festival spokesperson Jerome Williams described this year’s event as the largest Juneteenth in the nation. With 150 concessions, a parade with 1,500 marchers and thousands... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Friday, June 17, 2016

Dads are cool, brave, smart, funny and all-around fabulous. Sure, he never wants to stop and ask for directions, but he fixes things, grills up a storm, and gives the best hugs. This weekend is a great time to remind him just how much you... Read More




Turn to the News critics when you are making decisions about dining, drinking, music, movies, theater, art and what is happening in WNY.

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, June 17, 2016

1) BBQ & Blues Bash, 5 to 9 p.m. June 17 on Illinois Street in the Cobblestone District. Tickets are a $20 donation to Gateway-Longview in advance or $25 at the event. Commentary: The electric combination of barbecue and blues comes together on... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, June 16, 2016

Artpark’s annual Fairy House Festival, typically a cute and compact affair for kids featuring arts and crafts activities and storytelling sessions, is expanding this year into an international performance festival. The two-day event, organized by... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With his pork chop sideburns, sequined jumpsuits and ever-present guitar, Roy Wayne Farris, better known to millions of wrestling fans as the Honky Tonk Man, carved out a career as one of the most entertaining wrestlers of his time. Farris took time... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, June 13, 2016

It wasn’t long ago when there was nothing to do along Buffalo’s waterfront. It was just a sad reminder of what could be. But things have changed and if you’re not taking advantage of it, you - and your kids - are missing out. I’ll admit, I... Read More

By » Saturday, June 11, 2016

Figuring out what to see at this weekend’s 59th annual Allentown Art Festival can be quite a feat, given that 400 artists have booths there.But, here’s what you shouldn’t miss:Watch Bruce Odell play with fire: Bruce Odell is fired up on art. The... Read More

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