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Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will perform their third of four free summer concerts aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park at 7:30PM on Wednesday, August 17th.   The concert will feature the chorus and quartets singing Broadway show tunes, American classics and a patriotic tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.   

Seating is available and weather won't be a problem as the entire event is held under a large canopy. 

For questions, contact Ed at 838-6903 or Dan at 741-3926.

Paint Like James: Lovely Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Their Adults

Paint Like James: Lovely Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Their Adults

Kids Watercolor Workshop

In conjunction with Autistic Services, Inc. and “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors,” exhibition

A watercolor workshop for children will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society on Wednesday August 17, from 6-7 p.m. This program is scheduled during the Museum’s new extended Wednesday evening hours.

Children of all ages are welcome, accompanied by adults. Participants will tour the Museum’s Community Gallery exhibition “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors” with Historical Society program manager Tara Lyons and then participate in introductory watercolor painting with Autistic Services, Inc. teaching artist Dana Ranke.

Sing Along with the Historical Society's 'Music at the Museum'

Sing Along with the Historical Society's 'Music at the Museum'

In conjunction with its ongoing Community Gallery exhibit, “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors,” which is co-sponsored by Autistic Services, Inc, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is pleased to present “Music at the Museum with Autistic Services, Inc.”

This community-oriented, family-friendly evening takes place on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The evening will include music-oriented crafting, and a family sing-a-long, with hands on instruments, led by Miriam Minkoff, Autistic Services' music director.

Vintage silent cartoons will be screened in the museum’s auditorium, with live pianist John L. playing along on the Historical Society's 1911 pipe organ. Free museum tours and artifact hunts are included.

Admission for this event is FREE for Historical Society members, and free with regular museum admission for non-members.

Friends of the Poor Walk

Friends of the Poor Walk

On Saturday, September 24, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, (SVDP), Buffalo Council, will host its second annual Friends of the Poor Walk at Niagara Falls State Park on Goat Island.  One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Western New York individuals and families in need. At last year’s inaugural walk, more than 150 Western New Yorkers raised more than $9,800 to benefit these families.

All are welcome to participate in the walk and to walk whatever distance they can. To register, go to www.svdpwnywalk.info; participants can designate where the funds they raise will go. There is no fee to register for the walk.

Registration takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. with a FREE picnic to follow.

Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Thursday, August 11

Carrousel Chat: “North Tonawanda 101”

Speaker: Peter Trinkwalder, North Tonawanda City Historian

7:00pm

Free

Carrousels are a fascinating part of North Tonawanda’s past, and grew out of several broader features of the city’s history. In this program, get a general history of the town from its early development, including the key role lumber played in shaping its character. Learn also some interesting stories from the various neighborhoods that make up “The Home of the Carrousel.”

New York City Children Arrive in Amherst to a Breath of Fresh Air

New York City Children Arrive in Amherst to a Breath of Fresh Air

FRESH AIR CHILDREN FROM NEW YORK CITY ARRIVED FOR SUMMER VACATIONS IN THE WESTERN NEW YORK AREA

26 smiling New York City children boarded buses on Tuesday, August 2nd, headed for the Western New York area. The children in the attached photo reunited with their caring host families at the bus arrival in Amherst. This summer, close to 5,000 children will enjoy summer outside of the city during their stay with volunteer host families in 13 Northeastern states and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family program.

NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

New Wednesday Hours

Wednesday August 3 marks the first day that the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will open its doors for evening hours. New hours for the musuem are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Regular museum admission applies.

Look for special programming, like next week's Music at the Museum with Autistic Services (Weds. Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.). Aside from tours and vintage cartoons screened with live accompaniment on our 1911 pipe organ, there'll also be a sing-along and hands-on instrument craft-making.

Food Truck Here for Thursday Lunch