Events

With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.



Upcoming Events

Milestones of Science

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Friday, Sep. 29th
Free; Sun:12-5pm, Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6pm, Thurs: until 8pm

Entitled Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to offer, in its largest-ever exhibition,  a selection of the 35 most significant rare books in the Milestones of Science collection.  The exhibition is organized by ten science-related disciplines/themes.  Alongside the magnificent books on display are attractive graphics and immersive information on the authors and the revolutionary ideas posed through their publications. Interactive activity stations, representative props and illustrative banners and wall panels further illuminate the presented themes. 

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Building Buffalo

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
Free; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Mon-Sat, until 8:00 PM Thurs

This new exhibit at the library’s Central branch: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings, focuses on an outstanding collection of rare and exquisitely illustrated books encompassing the history of architecture and landscape design from the late 15th through mid-20th Century. These served as an educational resource and inspiration for generations of architects who created the built treasures Buffalo celebrates today. These are, in short, the books that helped build buildings.

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Yoga @ The Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Wednesday, Nov. 1st
$15 - $100; Hatha Yoga 5:30-6:45pm; Power Flow 7:00-8:15pm

Come to the Botanical Gardens, and join a yoga class led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Oasis Yoga and Wellness. Choose from

Gentle Hatha Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm
Gentle stretches to warm up joints and muscles, postures designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and time for relaxation and meditation. Suitable for all but especially students with injuries or limitations.

Gentle Power Flow Yoga/Pilates – 7:00-8:15pm
More vigorous featuring relaxation, warm up stretches, series of sequences including sun salutation, moon salutation and warrior and triangle and pilates postures designed to build strength, endurance, and body heat. 

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to do yoga in our beautiful botanical gardens!  I’m new to this awesome experience and Leanne your class is wonderful!!” – Kathy

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Graycliff Conservancy Tours

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Saturday, Oct. 21st
$12 - $44

The Graycliff Conservancy offers a variety of different tours, from “just the Basics” to a variety of very special tours. All tours are by reservation; and each are led by a trained docent.  Follow the link for more details. 

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The Martin House Complex Tours

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Friday, Oct. 27th
$14 - $37; 10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm

The Martin House Complex – Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1904 masterwork is open for tours! Follow the link to discover the many different journeys they have to offer. 

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Pretty Funny – The Musical

Wednesday, Aug. 9th - Sunday, Aug. 13th
$43; 7:00 PM on Wed. & Thurs., 7:30 PM on Fri. & Sat., 3:30 PM on Sat., 2:00 PM on Sun.

A coming of age story inspired by the life and work of comedienne, Imogene Coca.  Mom gets a promotion, Dad gets fired and their pre-pubescent daughter, Genny, is being picked on at school.  With Imogene’s help, Genny learns how to be herself, make a best friend and learn about the true meaning of beauty.

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