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German Sommerfest to Highlight June Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

German Sommerfest to Highlight June Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s popular German Sommerfest returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Taking place from noon to 6 p.m., BNHV’s German Sommerfest features a VW Bug Car Show, authentic German beer and cuisine provided by Scharf's Restaurant and CRāVing Catering, music by the German American Musicians and the WNY Alphorn Society, and much more. Tickets are just $6 for adults and $5 for members, while kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Photo Contest Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

Photo Contest Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

Activities for the enjoyment of the entire community are planned in the coming days and weeks at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

From 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, the gallery will host a Jewelry Trunk Show featuring items by Xtal Feather. Wonderful items for Mother’s Day will be offered, and light refreshments will be served.

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann’s

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann’s

Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann’s to host a Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 10:00am.

Started in 2013, Buffalo Mass Mob has held three “Flash Mob” style events at inner city Catholic churches organized through social media and the internet. Mass Mob participants are asked to simply come worship at Sunday Mass to a designated church. The last Mass Mob held on March 23, 2014 at Saint John Kanty filled the church to near capacity. The organizers’ goal is to bring attention to some of Buffalo’s beautiful and historic churches needing support and remind people how valuable they are to the urban fabric of the city.

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

This summer, Nichols School will be offering a wide variety of summer programs for students ages 7 – 17 from the Western New York area.

For the athletic student, Nichols offers Girls’ Hockey Camp (ages 9-18), Developmental Hockey Camp (ages 7-12), and Golf Camp (ages 9-14). These camps aim to keep athletic students training during the summer months and to aid them in honing their skills and knowledge of the game. All three camps will be held at different points of the summer, each for a five-day period, making it easier for students who enjoy hockey and golf to try their hand at both. For those not interested in a specific sport, the G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) Camp offers an alternative for ages 7-12 that includes a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports.

BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

Though renowned as an internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning conductor, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta is also an accomplished guitarist. On Wednesday, April 23, Falletta puts down her baton and picks up her guitar for a rare Western New York appearance on her original instrument in a performance with the Buffalo Chamber Players. The program, "Arrangements & Transcriptions," takes place at 7:30pm at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY. 

Buffalo Chamber Players Artistic Director Janz Castelo says of the program, "Arrangements and transcriptions have existed for as long as music has been around and composers have created them for varied reasons including artistic, educational and at times financial. Our concert celebrates the art and skill of arranging and we are thrilled JoAnn Falletta is joining us for the program." 

Ecclesiastical Textiles & Linens & Lace: a Celebration of Needlecraft Buffalo Religious Arts Center

Ecclesiastical Textiles & Linens & Lace: a Celebration of Needlecraft  Buffalo Religious Arts Center

This two component exhibit  takes place at the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, 157 East Street, Buffalo, NY in Historic Black Rock.

ECCLESIASTIC TEXTILES includes a large collection of handmade vestments, linens and canopies that will be on exhibit  from May 3 - 11 from 11-3 PM.

LINENS & LACE: A CELEBRATION OF NEEDLEWORK includes vintage handmade linens such as cross stitch, tatting, cutwork, and embroidery from the collections of residents in the area on exhibit May 3 & 4 from 11-3 PM.

Accompanying the exhibit will be a presentation of the History of Irish Lace by Veronica Hogle on Sunday, May 4 at 2 PM.  Her collection includes a Limerick lace christening dress similar to the one given to John F. Kennedy for John Jr. on a visit to Ireland.

 

Admission $12 for both exhibits and presentation

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

 

An Irish-style book fair featuring Irish food, book signings, prizes and much more will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the event will include storytelling and activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an authors’ panel on the topic “Writing from the Heart” from 1 to 2 p.m., and an open mic from 3 to 4 p.m. Several local authors will be participating.