Verve Dance Studio’s Battle @ Buffalo: Under the Lights

Looking for a fun event to take your Little to that he or she will be talking about for months?   Check out Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights, a family-friendly B-boy (break-dance) and Hip Hop festival on Saturday, August 24th from 12-10PM outside of New Era’s Flagship Store.   Watch as local, regional and even internationally competitive dancers battle it out in “B-boy” and “All Styles” categories. Hear local musicians Billy Drease Williams, Chillharmonic Orchestra and DJs Cutler, Sike and TrevThorne, and enjoy dance demonstrations, an interactive art tent with activities for all ages, food trucks and local vendors. Get the full details and mark your attendance on the Under the Lights Facebook event page.   Under the Lights was founded by Verve Dance…

Change Starts With You- Youth Conference

Don’t miss this awesome youth conference: Saturday, August 10th from 1-5PM at Allen Hall on UB’s South Campus! ****FREE EVENT**** Come join us as we pave the way for the future of our youth on Aug. 10th @ UB Allen Hall from 1-5 p.m.. We will be focusing on various issues that are plaguing our youth today, homicide, violence, bullying, suicide, low self, esteem, peer pressure. There will be motivational speakers, exhibitors, song, dance, spoken word & also we will not only be educating our youth but providing resources. We will have prizes along with school supplies to give away & food. COME SUPPORT & BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO HELP MAKE A CHANGE IN OUR CHILDRENS LIVES BECAUSE CHANGE STARTS WITH US. For more info…

2nd Saturdays at The Foundry

The Foundry is a studio/gallery space for local artisans, started by Net+Positive, a Foundation with the mission of activating models of neighborhood prosperity through innovations in housing, entrepreneurship and the environment. On the second Saturday of each month, The Foundry hosts an evening of arts and music, with different acts featured each time. Fresh Produce is always on sale from local farms, too! It’s a great way to support local artists and musicians with your Little! The Foundry also hosts several workshops that might be of interest to you and your Little. Check out the Foundry’s Calendar of Events for more info! The next 2nd Saturday is on August 10th 12-5PM.

Free Admission to the Erie County Fair!

The Erie County Fair is seeking volunteers to coordinate their Canned Food Drive as well as the Johnsonville Brats Big Taste Grill. All volunteers receive a voucher for free admission to the fair ($10 Savings) to use later that day or any other day after their shift.     Canned Food Drive Volunteers are needed to collect donations from fair patrons approaching admission gates; be energized to provide a smile and a “thank you.” Volunteer tee-shirts, bottled water, sunscreen, tent shelters for sun/rain protection and limited bench space will be available. Children under 16 are welcome to work the food drive when accompanied by an adult! Shifts Available: Wed, August 7th 6-10PM Saturday, August 10th 12-3PM/3-7PM/7-10PM Sunday, August 11th 12-3PM/3-7PM/7-10PM     Johnsonville Brats Big…

Young Audiences of WNY at Canalside

Experience the excellent programming offered by Young Audiences WNY at Canalside! You and your Little can enjoy and learn from performances, workshops, and engaging presentations from artists dedicated to education through the arts. Some activities include the Erie Canal Traveling Museum workshop, Configuration Dance Creative Movement workshop, Ismail & Co Singing in Different Languages and the Stuart Fuchs Ukelele Show. Most performances and workshops occur in the early weekday afternoons. A full schedule can be found at

Wild Buffalo Tours

Kayaking 101 Guided private & group tours Instructions & Equipment included Beginners encouraged and welcome All tours are led by an experienced adult who is CPR and First Aid certified. Destinations include the Buffalo and Allegany Rivers and their tributaries. Go to or call 716-796-5433 for more information and to make a reservation  

Fun on Old Falls

Nestled between Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center is historic Old Falls Street. There are many free or low-cost events that occur on this cobble stone and tree-lined destination. This is a great opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s natural wonders with your Little, but also treat them to some other fun activities. A full schedule of events may be found on the website for Old Falls Street, but here are a couple highlights: Flicks on Old Falls Movie Series   You and your Little can enjoy this free weekly movie series featuring free classic and contemporary movies under the stars. Movies are presented each Thursday from July 11 through August 29, beginning at 9 p.m., on Old Falls Street’s…

Enjoy Some of Buffalo’s Beaches and Parks This Summer!

  Times Beach Nature Preserve/ Wilkerson Park Wilkerson Park is probably Buffalo’s newest and best kept secret (for now). Located adjacent to the Coast Guard station on Fuhrman Blvd, Times Beach Nature Preserve features a small beach with a well kept nature preserve to the right, and beautiful Wilkerson Park to the left with a double slide, kinetic sculptures against a breathtaking view of Lake Erie, that you can get to on top of a hill with a spiral path. Kids enjoy taking their bikes up to the top of the hill and spiraling down. Also, this park is one of the stops for the Queen City Ferry! Gallagher Beach Gallagher Beach is popular with windsurfers because it tends to be the windiest beach around…

Artvoice 2013 Summer Guide

Check out the Artvoice 2013 Summer Guide. It’s full of fun, free & low cost activities to do this summer, some of which are great for kids! Maybe your Little loves to garden and would be thrilled to check out a Garden Walk. Or maybe he or she is into film and would appreciate Squeaky Wheel’s Outdoor Animation Festival on August 21st. If you have questions about any of these events, or about their appropriateness for your little, please feel free to e-mail or contact your case manager. Click the link to see the listing.