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
The museum has collected, conserved and exhibited modern and contemporary art …
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 …
Week of May 28 – June 3
Buffalo Pride Festival
May 29–June 3
Springville Dairy Ag Fest
May 31–June 2
Springville Griffith Institute High School
American Red Cross Buffalo BASH
Red Cross Headquarters, Delaware Ave.
60th Annual Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimage
Red House Area, Allegany State Park
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…
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…
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…
Week of July 30–August 5
Cattaraugus County Fair
July 30–August 5
Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
July 31–August 4
Niagara County Fair
National Comedy Center, Jamestown
Eden Corn Festival
Route 62, Eden
Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron
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…
Week of July 2–8
French & Indian War Encampment
June 29–July 1
Old Fort Niagara
Silo City Alive!
Silo City Row, Buffalo
Silver Lake Ring of Fire Fireworks
Independence Day Block Party
Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, USA
Jam in the Valley
Buffalo Hill Vi…
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
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.
Main Street between Court & Church
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
ECMC at Grider
Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Elmwood at Bidwe…
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…
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…
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…
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.