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Discover Amherst Street Festival XVII

What exactly is there to discover on Amherst Street? Now that’s a loaded question. First off, there are scads of new businesses, ranging from art galleries, to restaurants, to ethnic boutiques. Then there’s the quaint, laid back, old worldliness that goes hand-in-hand with Amherst Street, giving it a distinct charm and appeal. It’s an urban oasis where life slows down and people take the time to appreciate the daily goings on.

With community activists on every block, Wegmans, and Sportsmens Tavern, what could possibly be better than an impromptu visit to the street?

How about a parade and festival? With a pie baking contest? And live music with six stages. Tai chi demonstrations, Henna tattoos, a flash mob, belly dancing and kids activities. My, how this festival  has grown over the years. From a parade with a couple of cars and neighbors cheering them on, to a day-long celebration hosted by the business community and the Grant-Ahmerst Business Association, if there was ever an inspiration story about how to get a commercial district back on its feet, this would have to be it.

Discover Amherst Street 17 / Saturday June 21th, 2014



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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