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Rock The 500 Block Party: Part 2

When you’re trying to get some action going in your neighborhood, and your neighborhood is located in a section of downtown that is on the borderline of bouncing back, there’s nothing like hosting a block party to liven things up. On Friday, May 11, 2012 starting at 4:00pm (just around the time that you’re getting off work), you are invited to come party with some businesses and culturals on the 500-block of Main Street. The event is free and open to the public… especially all of the people who work downtown. After all, if downtown workers make an attempt to support these types of initiatives, then that means that we’ll end up with even more shops, galleries and restaurants. Without the support, some areas of downtown will continue to struggle. Here we have a group of young artists and professionals that are putting themselves out there to attempt to create a vibrant scene. The only thing they ask is that you mark this event on your calendar and bring some of your friends and co-workers over on the day of the block party. Heck, even The Hyatt and the Pierce Arrow Museum have joined in to ignite this grassroots undertaking.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEXT BLOCK PARTY 4-8PM:
WNY Book/Arts Center, 468 Washington Street 
– Gallery show: Serigraphy: The Art of Screenprinting
– Live music
E-café, 487 Main Street
– Wine tasting by City Merchant
– Music by Colleen Williams & Bobby Jones
501 Main
– Delish!
– Wine by Mario
– Music by Tokyo & the Boy
– Art/Photo displays 
Main Street Studios – Main (ST)udios (Facebook)
– Handmade marketplace in the first floor gallery; come by & pick out a perfect present in time for Mother’s Day! There will be flowers, soaps, jewelry, clothing, original works of art for sale as well as painting, planting, and jewelry-making activities. KID- FRIENDLY! 
The event is a fundraiser for Buffalo First! as part of their “Dig Deep” campaign, so come by & show your support for local business while buying unique gifts, handmade right here in Buffalo!
PARTICIPATING VENDORS :
– Urban Roots Community Garden Center
– Moonshyn Design
– Aremel Soaps
– WOLFE & RABBIT
– Railroad Gifts
– Sharteuse Studio
– Pop Press
– Society6
– Buffalo Gal Frills
– Pebbles and Glass
– AFineTangle
– Balance Massage Therapy & Wellness
– Rusted Grain
– Kirstin Damsetter
Fine Art Panorama, 523 Main
– Wine tasting
– Live Music
Cars on display from The Pierce Arrow Museum
$2 special parking in the All-Pro lot on Washington & Mohawk
8-10PM The Hyatt Regency
– Live music & drink specials

Written by WCPerspective

WCPerspective

Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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