Author: Charles Skowronski

On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. February is known nationally as Black History Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the history and many accomplishments of the Black American community. Started in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, is was celebrated during the second week of February. The event received crucial support from Black newspapers, who encouraged the teaching of the…

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WNY Soundstage | Venue Round-up will be published at the beginning of each month and will feature local comedians, as well as touring artists who are performing at local independently-owned venues. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – where we invite local artists to our spot after hours to perform. February 2022 Buffalo Area Venues Babeville – 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-3835 February 4 – 2gether: A Unique Valentine’s Day Love Letter & Poetry Experience with LAdB’s Julio Montalvo Valentin February 5 – PA Line February 12 – Valentine’s Prom (with DJ Hogan,…

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WNY Soundstage | Theatre, Arts and Culture Round-up is published at the beginning of each month and features performance, openings, premiers, and other cultural events. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – we invite local theatres, museums, and arts organizations to notify us of events that they have coming up by emailing, events@buffalorising.com.  Theatre Alleyway Theatre – 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600 February 10 – March 5 – Buffalo Quickies Irish Classical Theatre – 625 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 | 716-853-1380 Now – February 13 – Waiting For Godot The Jewish…

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On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. A variety of speakers will provide guests with unique insights into Buffalo’s storied history as part of the Buffalo History Museum’s ongoing Wednesday Evening Lecture Series. Here is the schedule through early March 2022: A Short History of the Roycroft Campus Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.  With Alan Nowicki, director of Programs…

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WNY SOUNDSTAGE | Venue Round-up will be published at the beginning of each month and will feature local comedians, as well as touring artists who are performing at local independently-owned venues. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY SOUNDSTAGE series – where we invite local artists to our spot after hours to perform. January 2022 Buffalo Area Venues Babeville – 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-3835 January 7 – A Comedy Show at Babeville January 15 – Tig Notaro January 16 – Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather w/ The Dirty Nil and Worriers Live in Asbury…

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On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. The entirety of Erie County was once the home to the Seneca Nation. As colonists and immigrants slowly came to the area, the land of the tribe slowly diminished. Located on the outskirts of Erie County sit the Seneca Nation Cattaraugus Territory and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation Territory. The historical Seneca occupied territory throughout the…

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WNY SOUNDSTAGE | Theatre, Arts and Culture Round-up is published at the beginning of each month and features performance, openings, premiers, and other cultural events. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY SOUNDSTAGE series – we invite local theatres, museums, and arts organizations to notify us of events that they have coming up by emailing, events@buffalorising.com. Theatre Brazen-Faced Varlots – See listings for performance location | 716-598-1585 January 21-23 – New Play Festival Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center – 341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-854-1694 January 15 – BET & WMAM “Rock The City” Music Showcase Kavinoky Theatre…

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Sponsored by: The 2021 Holiday Shopping Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2021 guide will explore all the unique shopping districts that Erie County has to offer. To view this year’s full holiday shopping guide, click here! If Elmwood is the movie star of Buffalo neighborhoods, then Allentown is the artist. Wall-size murals flank the district’s many live music bars, neighborhood galleries, restaurants and…

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Sponsored by: The 2021 Holiday Shopping Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2021 guide will explore all the unique shopping districts that Erie County has to offer. To view this year’s full holiday shopping guide, click here! University Heights is Buffalo’s college corridor, a strip of restaurants, bars and small shops that cater to the community at the University at Buffalo’s South Campus. And it…

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Buffalo Rising’s dining and shopping guide, Local Matters, will be published quarterly as a way to introduce and reacquaint readers with special merchants and timely suggestions for those seeking the best local products and experiences. As the holidays steadfastly approach, we are always looking for new and unique ways to celebrate local businesses. These local businesses offer both unique gift ideas as well as ways to give back to the community. If you are looking for a last minute gift or want to give back, these are some great ideas! P. Carlino Design Desk the halls! Unique, high-style solid wood…

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