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Lizzard Ball 2015: Give Peace a Dance

Each year, the Lizzard Ball is held as an alternative to some of the snazzier balls that take place throughout the city. In order to attend the Lizzard Ball, guests can pay what they want, yet they all get to experience the same line-up of events, which is something rather special. The event, sponsored by The Peace Education Fund of WNY, is also considered an “activist party” in nature, which adds to the importance of the special evening. This year, the theme is Give Peace a Dance.

The Lizzard Ball dates back to the 70s, when organizers felt that there should be a special ball for those who couldn’t shell out a lot of money. In recent years, organizers have been mixing it up by aligning with a number of other like-minded organizations, such as The Foundry, where the ball is slated to be held. As the theme implies, there will be plenty of live music and dancing, as well as an “all-ages interactive art project”. The feature cuisine for the affair is Ethiopian finger food from Lucy Ethiopian Cuisine.

Music Includes:

*  Randy Niles – A One-Man Indie/Soul Band That Blends Folk, Pop & Rock Into Seamless Compositions From The Ground Up

My Rap Name Is Alex featuring Sophia Roberts – Our first date was at Lizzard Ball 2010. This is our 5 year anniversary. Let’s DANCE!

Drum4Health – Carolyn Zimmermann “The Drum Lady” will make sure everyone has the opportunity to get involved and feel the drum beats.

Kilissa Cissoko & The Lizzard Ball live improv band will keep the party going.

Get ready to shake your bones for peace Buffalo. In a time when the world could use all of the peace and love that it can muster, attending the Lizzard Ball is a refreshing way to promote peace and tolerance locally and globally. 

Lizzard Ball | The Foundry | 298 Northampton St, Buffalo, New York | Friday, April 24, 2015 | 6:00pm – 11:30pm | Facebook

Peace Education Fund | Also see this Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for local peace efforts – Donations will be matched 2:1



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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