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The Return Of The Party On The Portico

Summer means the third annual Party On The Portico Summer Happy Hour Series at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Guests get to come and enjoy beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, free tours of the History Museum, live music, and great scenery, all for only $10.
The party is right in the view of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park, and the Japanese Gardens and while taking in the scenic backdrop, guests get to hear live music from some popular WNY musical acts. May 16th will be the first Party On The Portico featuring John and Mary and the Valkyries. The band is pictured above and plays acoustic rock and features two former members of the 10,000 Maniacs.
The series runs once a month on Friday evenings from 5pm till 8pm and will feature the following artists:

June 20 – Brian What and Groggy Darlin’ (alternative country and indie folk)

July 18 – Wendell Rivera’s Latin Jazz Ensemble (danceable Latin music)

August 22 – Babik (upbeat gypsy jazz in the vein of Diango Reinhardt)

The series is rain or shine and currently guests can get to check out the museum’s two new exhibits, Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies, a history of presidential campaigns, and Cathedrals of Industry, a display of large-format photographs of the Colonel Ward Pumping Station.
The Historical Society is located at 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue. If you’d like more information on this event, call 873-9644 ext. 301. For information on this event and other Historical Society happenings, check out their website at

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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