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Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Sure, we spend all winter yearning for the return of the hot summer heat — but even that welcome relief can become overwhelming at times. You can avoid the humidity and still enjoy a variety of Western New York offerings with these air-conditioned escapes. Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo The museum has collected, conserved and exhibited modern and contemporary art …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

In a country with a population of roughly 326 million people, the United States is home to an estimated 90 million dogs. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder more bars and restaurants are opening their patios and welcoming in customers of the two and four-legged variety. The good news for both residents and visitors to Buffalo: The Queen City is teeming with spots to …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Week of May 28 – June 3 Festivals Buffalo Pride Festival May 29–June 3 Various Locations Springville Dairy Ag Fest May 31–June 2 Springville Griffith Institute High School American Red Cross Buffalo BASH June 1 Red Cross Headquarters, Delaware Ave. 60th Annual Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimage June 1–3 Red House Area, Allegany State Park 100 Ameri…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Oh, ice cream how do we love you? Let us count the ways. From cone to sundae to shake, you have us under your spell. We love everything about you. For us, you are the song of summer. The mighty cone Like the Statue of Liberty’s torch, the quintessential cone gives ice cream a chance to shine on its own — hard ice cream, that is. Plenty of stands scoop out local favor…

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Exploring Buffalo doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re a local looking for something different to do during a staycation, or an out-of-town visitor looking to discover the city for the first time, here are a few of our favorite inexpensive activities. 1. See a Movie at the North Park Theatre 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo The historic North Park Theatre has b…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

By the time warmer weather finally arrives here, most people are ready to spend as much time soaking in the summertime vibes as possible. Live music is the perfect accompaniment to enjoying the season, and for music lovers looking for more than just an evening concert, there is the all-day music festival. So much more than hearing a band play some of your favorite tunes…

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Week of July 30–August 5 Festivals Cattaraugus County Fair July 30–August 5 Little Valley Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas July 31–August 4 Various locations Niagara County Fair August 1–5 Lockport Comedy Fest August 2–5 National Comedy Center, Jamestown Eden Corn Festival August 2–5 Route 62, Eden Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron Au…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

The wind whips across your face as you begin your ascent, zooming around the curved track as you climb 40 feet into the air. When you finally reach the top, you’ll look out over the lights, sights and visitors of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada, before lurching forward and down the hill. If this sounds like a roller coaster, you’re not far off — it’s the Niagara S…

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Week of July 2–8 Festivals French & Indian War Encampment June 29–July 1 Old Fort Niagara Silo City Alive! July 1 Silo City Row, Buffalo Silver Lake Ring of Fire Fireworks July 3 Silver Lake Independence Day Block Party July 4 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, USA Lakewood Summerfest July 4 Lakewood Jam in the Valley July 5–7 Buffalo Hill Vi…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

What better way to spend a warm summer afternoon than on a boat, casually coasting along the sun-dappled waterfront with friends? With more options than ever to hop onboard a tour boat bound for Buffalo’s waterways, you don’t need to be a yacht owner to enjoy some of the area’s most relaxing and picturesque experiences. Cruise past the places where history happened S…

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Buffalo Allentown Corner of Elmwood & Virginia Friday, 4–7 p.m. Clinton-Bailey Farmers & Flea Market 1443 Clinton St. Sunday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Downtown Main Street between Court & Church Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. ECMC at Grider Grider Street Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Elmwood-Bidwell Elmwood at Bidwe…

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For Scott Palka, co-owner of Luna Farms in Newfane, the pleasure of seeing the grins on children’s faces as they take their first bites of freshly picked strawberries never gets old. This is what picking your own fruit is all about, after all: The satisfaction that comes with spending time with family, learning where your food comes from and how it’s grown. Finding prod…

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Many of us are set in our ways, so taking up a new sport may seem a daunting prospect. But summer is an ideal time to get outside, get active and try something new, all while seeing the beauty that Buffalo has to offer. Fortunately, getting involved in a new activity doesn’t mean you have to put your body through the physical stress of a high-intensity sport like soccer…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Let’s be frank: hot dogs in Buffalo are better than hot dogs anywhere else. And if you’re a Buffalonian by birth, there’s a good chance you vividly recall the first time you ate a hot dog outside of Western New York. Mine was a street vendor dog in downtown Toronto during a family vacation in the mid-1980s. My young mind reeled as I bit into a dog that seemed like, well…

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Most WNY golfers recognize two seasons: Golf season and “When is this snow going to melt so I can golf again?” season. The latter seems to last much longer than the former. Occasionally Mother Nature smiles upon us. She will push the mercury into the 50s and 60s for a few days, during our most frigid months, allowing those beautiful fairways to peek through. The most…