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Long Live TOY – The Film

Over the weekend, if you have an hour+ to spare, take time to watch the documentary Long Live TOY- Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickel City. If you’d like to watch the film on TV, Time Warner Cable (CH 20) will be airing the entire production tomorrow (Friday, February 14, 2014) from 10-11:30pm. In case you have Valentine’s Day plans and can’t catch the broadcast, I have included the video in its entirety below.

The message of this film remains as current today as it did when Buffalo culturals were in the public spotlight due to a heated battle in which many were quite literally fighting for their lives. This is a reminder and a message to political leaders (2014 Republican Majority Erie County Legislative Session) that the fabric of our city is woven together by cultural threads. The arts will always be influential in Buffalo, and when faced with adversity they will rally together, along with the community, to ensure that Buffalo retains its reputation as being a creative, cultural destination. Long live TOY.

CH 20 Time Warner Cable | FRI at 10 – 11:30 PM

During Friday’s broadcast, the arts community is invited to tweet about the film as it pertains to the broader scope of the ongoing fight for cultural funding:  Twitter #LongLiveTOY

You can also visit Theatre of Youth (TOY) on Facebook to join the conversation.


Long Live TOY- Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickel City is produced by Sunlit Bridge


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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