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Before Buffalo’s food truck revolution—one that’s packed four-wheeled restaurants on street corners for everything from garden walks to rock concerts—attendees to many of the city’s most popular outdoor events were actually expected to either eat beforehand, or bring their own food and drink with them. This could be inconvenient—but it could incite some creativity, allo…

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There’s something truly heartwarming about seeing kids and animals come face-to-face. No, not dogs, cats or bunnies—although those can be cute sights, as well. We’re talking owls, deer and other animals that make their home outdoors. Western New York is lucky to have so many wildlife and nature sanctuaries that offer children and families a unique opportunity to see ani…

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"You’re the most adventurous Dad I know.” My 5-year-old son, Nolan, said this as we struggled through snow and ice to explore a creek in January on a day that was absolutely not creek weather. I’m not a daring person. No jumping out of planes. Taxes always filed well in advance. And yet in a virtual world far from the fight-or-flight realities of early humans, there’s a…

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When the cold weather finally cedes to summer, life slows down for the better in Buffalo. Suddenly, our winter-standard task lists of must-dos take a back seat to all the want-tos that have been in hibernation since November. It’s as if longer days and beckoning sunshine open up new space in our lives for pleasure and joy. One of the most gratifying, self-improving want…

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This Fourth of July, Canalside is playing host to a history-making celebration—a fleet of majestic tall ships docking on Buffalo’s waterfront for the first time in more than a century. Here’s a sneak preview of the dozen grand vessels sailing in for Basil Port of Call Buffalo July 4-7: Barque Picton Castle Type of ship: Three-masted barque Year built: 1928 How tall…

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Family traditions were a big thing in my house growing up. As one of five children, our busy lives left little time to spend all together, but summertime was the exception. With school out, it left more opportunities for my family to come together for ‘family fun,’ as my mom coined it, and over the years, many of those family adventures turned into yearly traditions. Th…

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As awareness grows around the need for inclusion, more and more places are offering activities and events that are tailored for those with special needs. Whether it’s an inclusive playground, special day at a museum or sensory-friendly movie screening, the Buffalo region boasts a lot of fun things to do so everyone, regardless of ability, can enjoy the same experiences.…

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Letchworth State Park—dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the East”—has stunning views, beautiful waterfalls and even long-standing double rainbows visible in the sunlight because of the mist. But hiking and camping aren’t the only way to immerse yourself in these lauded landscapes. You can also take in this unbelievable scenery from the sky in a hot air balloon ride over the park…

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You may have spotted a few Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative works before realizing it—and that was by design. “We started with temporary pieces. There was ‘Buffalo Caverns,’ a drawing tape mural at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central Library. Then we followed with Matthew Hoffman’s ‘You Are Beautiful,’ which was a limited series of 44 billboards with t…

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Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a ballpark on a summer day — it’s a timeless American tradition. In Western New York, opportunities abound to catch the boys of summer ply their trade. In Buffalo, the Bisons play right downtown at Coca-Cola Field, and in Rochester, the Red Wings Frontier Field is nestled between the 490 and the Inner Loop. But there’s more tha…

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Have you figured out how you and the kids will spend those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? What about a pool club? Seriously, how great would it be to enjoy floating or paddling in crystal clear cool water when the mercury is rising…but not be responsible for maintenance or playing hostess. Sound enticing? There are many advantages to joining a pool club. If your kids…

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May–September Blackberry Daze Now–May 27 Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo Stellaluna Now–June 2 Theater of Youth 203 Allen St., Buffalo Lady Windermere’s Fan June 1–24 Irish Classical Theatre Company 625 Main St., Buffalo Carnival June 1–17 Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada Love Never Dies June 5–10 …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Festivals Allentown Gallery Association First Fridays Antique World Great American Garage Sale: First Sundays & third Saturdays, through Oct.; 11145 Main St., Clarence Buffalo Garden Festival: June-August M&T First Fridays: Albright-Knox Art Gallery M&T Second Fridays: Burchfield Penny Art Center M&T Third Fridays: Party on the Portico a…

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Buffalo’s craft beer and distilling scene has proliferated in the last few years, contributing to the city’s noteworthy renaissance — with a slew new spots popping up downtown and in the surrounding suburbs. Knock a few off of your beer bucket list in a day with our three walkable tasting routes: one for a quick stop, an afternoon or a full day of drinks! Route 1: Quick S…