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Buffalonia 2017

Pre-sale tickets for Buffalonia 2017 go on sale this Thursday. The event won’t be held until this fall, but there’s no better time to pick up a pair of tickets. Funds raised at Buffalonia support the ongoing efforts of Matt Urban Human Services Center, which is celebrating 41 years of service in WNY. The organization is named after the most-decorated war veteran in American history! That’s right, Matt Urban was a WWII soldier who grew up in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. 

Buffalonia helps support the programs and initiatives offered to more than 21,000 local residents each year.

Today Urban’s legacy lives on in many ways, including the inspirational work that is conducted by the center each and every year. The goal of the center is to revitalize Buffalo neighborhoods, by helping the residents of those neighborhoods. The organization, located at 1081 Broadway, provides the following services to families in need:

  • Housing Services
  • Senior Services
  • Senior Apartments
  • Weatherization Program
  • Youth And Family Services
  • Homeless Outreach Services
  • G.E.D. and Work Skills Training
  • Crime Victims Assistance
  • 3 Food Pantries
  • The Matt Urban HopeCenter

This year, Buffalonia is being held at 500 Seneca Street, a complex that has become an indispensable part of our community virtually overnight. The event is set to be held on Friday, September 22, from 5pm to 10pm.

Tickets are priced at just $25 each or 10 for $200 and can be purchased at the Matt Urban Center, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo. Admission includes beer and a food voucher. Lloyd Food Truck with be there, and DJ Jickster from 97 Rock will join in the festivities. Individuals purchasing a pre-sale ticket at the Matt Urban Center will receive a free Buffalonia T-shirt or a Buffalonia beer mug. To purchase Buffalonia tickets online, visit You can also follow the event on Facebook at

This event will be located at Five Hundred Seneca in the Atrium on the 3rd Floor.

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