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Summer in the City Party to Benefit Matt Urban Center

On Sunday, June 8 from 3-7 p.m., the Matt Urban Center will host a “Summer in the City” party at Buffalo Iron Works to raise funding for their programs.
The party will include food, drinks, a performance by Hotel Bravo, and Buffalo’s first lip sync contest. General admission will be $20 and will include food and beer. VIP admission will be $40 and will include food, well drinks, wine, and private VIP seating with a server.

All proceeds will go to benefit Matt Urban Center, an East Side human services agency that provides a wide array of services and programs to the community, including housing and weatherization services, senior services case management, crime victims assistance, youth and family programming, homeless outreach, a soup kitchen, food pantries, apartment complexes and a shelter for the homeless. The funds raised at the Summer in the City party will be used to enhance programming for youth, families and seniors.

The event is sponsored by Savarino Companies and M&T Bank. Buffalo Iron Works is located at 49 Illinois Street in the Cobblestone District. For more information about the event, email

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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