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Rock The 500 Block Party

By Erica L. Eichelkraut:
This Friday, March 2 from 5-11pm, the 500 Block of Main Street will be rockin’ as they host another Rock The 500 Block Party. The event was originally thought of while in a meeting with Councilmen Pridgen’s office, Buffalo Place and multiple 500 block business & building owners, who wanted to think of a way to show off all of the great changes that have been happening in the area.
Join them this Friday night for a block-long open house celebrating local art, music & downtown Buffalo.
Don’t miss events at The WNY Book Arts Center, The Hyatt, Spa Alexis, The e-cafe, Jerry’s Photo Shop, The Brian Garman Gallery and a big charity art event at MAIN(ST)UDIOS Gallery featuring over 15 different artists to benefit WNY Heroes. There will even be a visit by Llyod’s Taco Truck.
After party at the Hyatt in the atrium featuring a performance by “Jazz Conception Project”, and great food & drink specials! 
Events going on at various locations from 5-11PM; see details below:
Spa Alexis in the Hyatt, 2 Fountain Plaza
Check out Spa Alexis’ mini-services specials
The Brian Garman Gallery, 523 Main Street
View Brian Garman’s large format photographic prints inside the Main Washington Exchange Building
Jerry’s Photo Shop, 521 Main Street
View historic prints of Buffalo
e-cafe, 487 Main Street
Food specials & more
Lloyd’s Taco Truck
Making a special appearance for the event
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
The WNY Book Arts Center at the corner of Washington and Mohawk Streets is entering its 4th year of continuous activities and is growing every year. WNYBAC’s gallery, shop, and print studio will be open. Currently on view is Give & Take: Member Work From The Printing & Book Arts Center in Rochester as part of a city exchange project initiated by WNYBAC.
MAIN(ST)UDIOS, 515 Main Street
Queen City Prints presents Art for Good: A Collection of Work to Benefit WNYHeroes. The evening will feature artwork by over 15 local artists, music, cash bar featuring Flying Bison and food by Buffalo’s famous Lloyd Taco Truck. 
All proceeds from the evening will go to benefit WNYHeroes, Inc., a not-for-profit organization which provides local veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.
Featuring Work by:
Bruce Adams
Mary Begley
Joe Bergquist
Philip Casilio
Phil Durgan
Robert W. Kinkaid, Jr.
Christina Laing
Chris Reilley
Tara Sasiadek
Paula Sciuk
Chuck Tingley
Richard Tomasello
Marcus Wise 
and more…
$5 Donation to WNYHeroes is suggested. And while you’re here, don’t miss other events in the area for First Fridays and The 500 Block Party!
After Party, in the Artium at The Hyatt, 2 Fountain Plaza
Join us at The Hyatt for live music and great food & drink specials! Featuring a performance by “Jazz Conception Project”
View more information here :
Presented by The 500 Block Businesses, WAM (Writers/Artists/Musicians) Buffalo & Queen City Prints.

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