Author: queenseyes

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-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of 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. Coming soon... 'fig' Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

The Buffalo World Naked Bike Ride – a rider exclusive party – is gearing up for Saturday, July 23, from 1pm to 11pm. The annual ride is in place not just for fun, but to draw attention to a number of causes. This year the ride’s pro-environment message is dire, now that the Supreme Court has essentially issued a death sentence for the planet, with its pro-big oil stance. Once again, Buffalo joins Naked Bike Rides throughout the world, to promote alternative transportation options, instead a car culture. Naked bodies also symbolize the vulnerability of cyclists on the roads. “This…

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If you’re not familiar with Buffalo’s Annual Miyazaki Chalk Contest, then you might also be surprised to hear that this year marks the 9th consecutive year that the contest is being held at North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue. The contest is dedicated, of course, to the animated works of Hayao Miyazaki (Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist), who is co-founder of Studio Ghibli Inc. (a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo). Passionate fans of Miyazaki have figured out a fun, family-friendly way to pay tribute to his work, by hosting the Miyazaki Chalk Contest,…

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I first heard about Lydia Beebe Safulko and her new vintage wares business, Roaring Spring Home, when I ran into some of her colorful glassware at Petal Pusher on Allen Street. I was immediately taken with the charmingly aesthetic touch, that went hand-in-hand with the lovingly curated presentation of the flower bar. Before long, I was in touch with Lydia, who was in the process of opening Roaring Spring Home in the eclectic Hiraeth House collective – Roaring Spring Home’s entrance is on the Virginia Place side of the building, across from Mothers. Lydia’s vintage showroom/shop is actually her “side…

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Meet the first fully vegan grocer in Buffalo The Buffalo vegan community has been patiently awaiting the arrival of a vegan food market for years. That day has finally come, thanks to the efforts of Donisha Gant, who is busy readying 212 Grant Street for her new vegan market called Plantae (named after a taxonomic group that includes land plants and green algae). Not surprisingly, Donisha – who is from Buffalo – told me that she is a vegan herself, as a way to get healthy, and safeguard the planet and its animals. “It started when I watched a number…

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Julia Skop, founder of The Gallery at Duende (learn more), has announced the formations of a new outdoor art and artisan market series at Silo City. Throughout the course of the summer, four artisan markets will be held in the courtyard of Duende. The markets, which will take place on Saturdays (during gallery hours – 3pm to 8pm), will allow multiple artists to come together in an inspirational – and 100% unique – Silo City setting. Artists attending the market can sign up for a 10’x10′ space for $40, or multiple artists can chip in to share a space. The…

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It’s not often that we post about buildings that are “For Lease.” It takes a unique scenario to warrant a “push fo occupancy,” but if there was ever a building that fits the bill, it’s the historic George K. Birge House, Birge Mansion, or Circle House. Back in 2006, David Steele wrote about the turbulent times of the Birge House, which, at one point, appeared to be heading for the wrecking ball. Thankfully, today it’s a completely different story. The Birge Mansion now sits proud as ever on Symphony Circle. That said, CBRE Buffalo is looking for a new tenant,…

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2022 educational offerings: Musical Theater Camp, Jazz Camp, Vocal Camp, and Classical Camp Families of local middle and high school students will be happy to hear that SUNY Buffalo State College is preparing to offer young people the choice of participating in four unique cultural camps in July. The music and theater offerings are immersive one-week courses during the college’s 10th annual Summer Performing Arts Institute. For those who have been hoping to get the most out of summertime, musically that is, this is the perfect chance to participate in something that is not only constructive, it is also considered an…

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Fans of cold case murder mysteries, there’s a book that is considered a “must read” this summer. Not many people are familiar with the murder of Father Vincent L. Belle in 1960, although the crime is considered to behold legendary status. Belle, a popular young assistant pastor, was shot dead as he was preparing for communion at the “solidly” Italian Holy Cross parish on the lower west side of Buffalo. To this day, the murder remains unsolved, and relatively obscure, considering that so much time has passed since the horrific incident. At the time of the incident, it was a…

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Connecting creative communities in the WNY region On Saturday, July 9, the inaugural Hamburg Village Art Walk will get underway, staged by the Hamburg Village Community Market, and hosted by Alchemy Wine & Beer. The event – organized by Gretchen Weidner Fine Art – will be a spectacular showcase of over 50 professional artists in a pedestrian friendly setting, featuring a range of artistic disciplines. Along with an array of artists (high end fine art), the event will also have plenty of live music, as well as mobile booze bars, making it a festive celebration of art in WNY. “The…

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Pride in Buffalo has just begun. From July 20 – 24, Upstate New York Black & Latino Pride will be hosting a series of events throughout Buffalo, aimed at promoting inclusivity, beauty, culture, and the creativity of LGBTQ+ people of color. The events will range from outreach and programming, to barbecues, balls, and street fairs. Upstate New York Black & Latino Pride is ready to wake the city up! This is the second annual event, which promises to bring out the best in all of us. There has never been more of a need for unification in Buffalo – the…

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