Author: Liberty Darr

Liberty Darr

I am a Buffalo State student studying journalism. I love writing, art, and meeting new people. When I’m not at school or work I enjoy reading/writing poetry and watching documentaries. My favorite dynamic duo is investigative journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. I’ve been a resident of Buffalo for quite some time and I still fall in love with something new about this city everyday.

The third week of Bike Month not only has loads of community events and fun planned, but it also coincidentally coincides with Bike to Work week! Check out the list of discounts and events below including all of the Bike to Work week promotionals. Be sure to document all your biking adventures using the hashtag #BIKEMONTHBFLO on your public IG and TW posts for a chance to win prizes. For all you beer lovers, this week ONLY take advantage of $1 off the lager draft line at Fattey Beer whenever you ride your bike in. Upload a photo (Public IG,…

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In 2004, a dedicated group of people living on Buffalo’s West Side got together to brainstorm around the idea of developing a cooperative garden center in the neighborhood. With big box and suburban stores being nearly the only garden resource places at the time, the team felt the importance of keeping their dollars inside our city and for our communities. At the same time, they recognized the opportunity for building a business in this up and coming neighborhood of our city, just five minutes from any yard on Garden Walk Buffalo. The years that followed were spent collecting surveys, offering…

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This Saturday, May 14th join local vendors and the team at GObike for the block party of the year and experience Buffalo in a refreshing new way! Bring your friends and family and bike your way to Forest Avenue in-between Richmond and Baynes Street from 11am-3pm for an afternoon of celebration for the positive changes being made to better our city’s cycling community! By blocking off the street to cars for the afternoon, this event serves as a reminder about how awesome it can be to ride without fear, and encourages people with the possibilities that are to come. This…

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Coinciding with the bike month fun announced for this week, Bike to School Day is back for a second week and will be conducted in the city of Buffalo this Wednesday morning May 11. As a friendly reminder to those in the traffic advisory route, very young children and their parents will be out in force, learning all about the joy of riding their bikes to school. Let’s celebrate this push for sustainability, connectivity, and community-building through cycling at all ages. Drivers should slow down, put their phones down, be courteous and let’s all get where we’re going safely and…

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As we roll into the second week of Bike Month, check out this week’s smashing list of more exciting events! With sunshine in our forecast, this is the perfect week to join in on all the fun that Bike Month has to offer. In case you missed it, below is a list of this month’s special discounts and promos along with an event lineup for the week. If biking just isn’t for you, be sure to remain extra cautious and alert on the road to ensure safety for those pedaling through our city this month. Be sure to stay up…

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40 participating organizations, 30+ events, dozens of promotions, discounts and giveaways Did you know that May is National Bike Month? Luckily for us, there is an exciting month of rides, breakfasts, happy hours, discounts, and prizes already planned to have you riding your way through the city! As cycling increases all over the Queen City and surrounding region, our local businesses both small and large, are also joining in on the fun with over 40 participating organizations and 31 events. Whether you plan to attend one of these events or not, make this May the month you change your habits…

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Join us for the Derby Gala at the Downs inside the Historic Clubhouse & Rail Bar on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel. Must be 21 years or older to attend and proper attire is required for entry. For Men: Collared shirts are required (no flannels). No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, sandals, or flip flops will be permitted. For Ladies: Skirts, dresses, or pantsuits are welcome. Be sure to wear your best hat for the hat contest! Your $129 Ticket includes:-$60 Free Play-$20 Wager on the Kentucky Derby-Free Kentucky Derby Program-Free T-Shirt & Commemorative Glass-Open Bar 4:30p…

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Join artist Nicole Chochrek for Artist Talk on Saturday, April 30th at 2pm at El Museo- a nonprofit, professionally directed visual arts organization dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work by underserved artists, and cultural programming that engages diverse communities through the arts and humanities. Chochrek’s work in her MFA Thesis Exhibition titled “Idiom” can be seen on display from now until May 21st. Chochrek is an interdisciplinary artist utilizing visual and performative frameworks to explore contemporary issues and environmental disparities. Her work is based on the accessibility and digestibility of information, deep listening, shared responsibilities, and the construction of…

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Donna Hoke is no stranger to the playwright world and in fact has been a monumental force in Buffalo’s theatre scene for a number of years. With her plays being shown worldwide, to have her plays make their home right there is the Queen City is truly a gift to our city. Her most recent play Little Women… Now will be a must see this season as it tackles challenges and trials of life that have remained through generations past, and will continue in generations to come. This play will touch on all those emotions, and leave you feeling a…

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