Silo City is going to be buzzing with activity tomorrow night for the City of Night event, which is free and open to the public. There promises to be a pretty large crowd, as it stands there are close to 900 people officially attending on the event Facebook page. The event is being presented by Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo.
The event focuses on history, sustainability, art, and culture by having a number of great activities like kayaking on the Buffalo River, art instillations, live murals, tours of the grain elevators, and much more. There will also be seven bands performing live music, including Free Henry, the band that recently played at this week's Live at Larkin event.
It all begins this Saturday at 4 pm and goes until 2 am the following day, which means a ten-hour party and better yet, the chance to see the sunset at the grain elevators.
Anyone can join GO Bike Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theater, GO Bike will lead groups every half hour to Silo City, until 8:30. Bike valet will be available on-site and a map and schedule will be provided. Some great food trucks will set up shop at the event including R&R BBQ, The Whole Hog, The Cheesy Chick, and Rolling Joe.
Historic bus tours of Elevator Alley/Old First Ward are available on the Open-Air Autobus for $20 starting at 4 pm. Historical walking tours are also available for $10. Photographers and urban explorers alike will appreciate the more involved (and rooftop-inclusive) Shutterbug Tour for $30 (11 spots still available). Kayak rentals with BFLO Harbor Kayak will begin around 5:30/6pm.
The event is rain or shine and there will be plenty of space inside the grain elevators for art, so don't be deterred if it's overcast. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, bring lawn chairs, flashlights, and cash since there's no ATM on-site.