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Black Rock Historical Society and Black Rock Riverside Alliance find a home on Niagara Street

Black Rock Historical Society (BRHS), the organization that helped to bring us Flames Across Niagara, the Heritage Trail, the Black Rock Mural Project, the Market Square Historic District, the Black Rock Historic Photo Project, and a number of War of 1812 events, will soon be operating out of a brick and mortar location at 1902 Niagara Street.

The grand opening for the society’s new location will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 5-7:30pm.

“The Black Rock Historical Society was established in 2011 to preserve the heritage and history of the neighborhoods and people associated with the area defined as Black Rock in the City of Buffalo.” – BRHS

The historical society will be joined by the Black Rock Riverside Alliance (BRRA), an organization that promotes community building in the respective neighborhoods. BRRA has been involved with the creation of Community Gardens, and has stimulated conversations and plans regarding access to the water, along with focusing on housing issues and historic initiatives throughout Black Rock, Riverside, Grant Amherst and West Hertel neighborhoods.

Moving forward, the two organizations will have an outpost to work out of that will allow members to be more productive and efficient.

This is excellent news for people who care about these historic neighborhoods that will soon be seeing vast infrastructure investments along the Niagara Street spine.



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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