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Larkinville’s Inaugural Ice Festival

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Larkinville will be hosting its inaugural Ice Festival. Capitalizing on the growing enthusiasm for winter related activities, the Ice Festival is the perfect way to our newfound love of “ice” to another level. But instead of simply skating on it, artisans will be creating works of art out of clear, cold blocks. Visitors will be able to check out all of the handcrafted creations, while fueling up with a number of coinciding frosty activities, demonstrations and talks.

The Ice Festival will take place at the three following locations:

The Filling Station: 745 Seneca Street (next to Larkin Square): 11am-3pm, serving a limited menu of hot pretzels, soups, and paninis.

The Hydraulic Hearth: 716 Swan Street (across from Larkin Square): 716-248-2216 – “Bagels and Brooze” brunch special, complete with locally made bagels and gourmet spreads, and unique drink specials, and live music.

Flying Bison Brewery: 840 Seneca Street: 716-873-1557 – Blizzard Bock and a bite from the food trucks. Take a tour of the new space and sample an array of beers.

Each of the venues will host a variety of activities, plus there will be food trucks on-hand to add a culinary twist. Look for the opening of artist Mickey Harmon’s latest exhibit at The Hearth, titled A Pie-Eyed Night With Peggy O’NeilThe partners of the Buffalo Distilling Company will also be offering up talks on their latest successes in Larkinville.

Schedule of Speakers at the Filling Station:
12:30-1pm: Chris Hawley speaking on Sweet Peggy O’Neil
1:15-2pm: Ethan Cox speaking on “Buffalo Beer: A History of Brewing in the Nickel City.”
2:15-3pm: Carl Schmitter of Chateau Buffalo & Frank Weber of Buffalo Distilling Co.

Stay tuned for more as the event draws near.


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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