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Don’t Miss the Rediscover Amherst Street Festival

Round up the kids, the girlfriend, or the dog and get ready for
another beautiful summer weekend in Buffalo. This weekend gives you the
chance to travel beyond Delaware and Allen (if you had enough at last
weekend’s Art Festival) and onto Amherst Street.

The Grant-Amherst Business Association is hosting the 13th annual
Rediscover Amherst Street festival this Saturday. They’ve attracted
thousands of people to the street each year since the shindig started,
propelled by the reopening of Amherst Street in 1997 after construction
forced the street temporarily closed.

Just a stone’s throw from Elmwood, adjacent to Buffalo State College,
Amherst Street is the backbone of a neighborhood kept alive by the hard
work and dedication its residents. Both the neighborhood and business
association work relentlessly to improve their neighborhood, with the
heart that leads us all to believe our city can rise again.

Come down and check out all the changes and growth that have occurred
in this pocket of Buffalo’s cityscape–its growing assortment of unique
small businesses and galleries. You can also meet the people that are
making it
happen. They’ll all be there.

Hop on a free trolley and head a mile down the street to
St. John’s Strawberry Festival, or check out highlights of some of the
other things they’ll have
going on below:

Gallery 464: Outdoor Art Fair and showing of “SIX x SIX” 11am
– 6pm

Gallery 464: Face Painting 1 – 4pm

Artsphere Studio: Echoes of Our Lives: Paintings by Milton M.
Weiser, plus kids coloring contest and Buffalo Jugglers from 1 – 3pm

Gallery 464 Stage: Live music all day featuring Kamikaze, Sanskrit,
Canoe and more

Polish Cadets Center Stage: Live music all day including Dee
Adams, Ronnie Davis, Alan Whitney and others

Wegmans: Live Music with Universal Mind from 1 – 5pm with
special 2pm show from Rhubarb, presented by Spar’s European Sausage

Grant Amherst Business Association Parade: noon

Trolley Rides: Free from 1 – 6pm

Assumption Church: Best Pie in Black Rock Contest with Judges Nelson
Starr, Christa Glennie Seychew and Shandra Beutner. Contest open to” Anyone Who Loves Black Rock”. Pies due at 10am. Judging begins at 10:30.

Assumption Church: For The Kids!
Bounce Houses  

Spar’s European Sausage: 2 pm Wiener Eating
Contest, $5 

Tops: “Fun and Food” 12 – 5pm Food and Ping Pong Goldfish game (for
kids)

Buffalo Fire Department: Kids Contest for Best Fireman
Outfit, 1:30 pm

…..and lots more!

Rediscover Amherst Street Festival

Saturday, June 19th

10am – 6pm

Written by Buffalo Rising

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