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Help a brother Buffalonian (at heart) out.

It’s been a while since I ran a post asking readers to help a brother Buffalonian out (even if he’s not originally from Buffalo). But I figured that by helping one person by answering a burning question (who asked for some help), others might also benefit from the end result. So here’s the ask… David T. moved away from Buffalo 20 years ago and is coming back with his new wife in tow. Ever since he met her he’s been talking about the time that he lived in Buffalo, and although he’s been paying attention from a distance, he’s looking for an insider’s ‘to do list’ upon arriving to the city. From David:

I’m in need of some help.  I am a former Buffalonian (at least by education – 10 years at UB) that was enticed to move away almost 20 years ago. I am making my first trip back to Buffalo this spring since being married.  I need the short list of must do things to see and do.  Mostly because I have built up the city to her for so long, I don’t want to fail to meet those expectations.  I have followed your posts to visitors from other cities who have written about Buffalo, but I want the local perspective. I have my own list of favorites, but things change. Thanks in advance, and keep shouting about what makes Buffalo a special place. I do.

Now I could rattle off all of my favorite pastimes, and I probably will, but I figured that I would enlist the help of BRO readers. What are the quintessential things to do in Buffalo these days? Remember that he has not been here in a long while. It would be great to hear about some of your obscure favorites, as well as the ‘Absolute Can’t Miss’ destinations. 

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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