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

As the Community Begins Juneteenth Celebrations, Leaders Unveil the Future Look of the Inspiring Landmark When you’ve got a good project that everyone loves, it’s always a good idea to ensure that it has the resources that it needs to sustain itself, and even grow. That sentiment even applies to public art, which is typically ephemeral, can take a beating, and even has the ability to change the face of a neighborhood. Take The Freedom Wall for example. The corner has been…

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As a way to get people to starting thinking about the east side of the city in a different light, Masten District Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. has filed a resolution to rename the city’s East Side, East Buffalo. Due to lack of vision, lack of investment, lack of action, redlining practices, food deserts, poor transportation options, and everything else that goes along with these problems, Wingo feels as if the time has finally come to change the dialogue altogether, starting with a name change. He is of the belief that the name East Side is synonymous with negative…

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Records are made to be broken. That was the sentiment of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) as it set out to reclaim the glory that it originally heralded back in 2018, when it set the record for the longest line of garden flamingos in the world. When that 2018 record was surpassed in 2020 by South Carolina, BOPC knew that it had to fight hard to reestablish the title. Councilmember David Rivera stands with Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of BPOC, and Brittany Dunn, Guinness World Records official adjudicator | Photo by Kyle Toth As determination would have it, that…

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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve heard about a handful of exciting business developments along Grant Street. From the new PFC Farmer’s Market – kicking off on Saturday, July 2 at 130 Grant Street (10am-1pm) – to a sensational vegan addition to the street (stay tuned), there’s a lot to look forward to, with even more surprises unfolding as we speak. Every new investment into the street bodes well for the commercial district. The incremental advancements also signal to others that it’s a good time to be investing, whether it’s by purchasing a house or business address. Speaking of…

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The Daring Trust, a new art salon in Buffalo, is supporting the efforts of epic bike-touring DJ JaBig who is making his way to, and through, Buffalo this week, as he crisscrosses the country on the last leg of his US charity tour. The tour, which started in January, is taking JaBig on a 16,000 km (10,000 mile) trek to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief, while promoting the importance of inclusive, safe cycling. JaBig – a prolific cycling enthusiast who hails from Canada – is hoping that by helping to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief, the organization can…

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Free tour is featured along with El Museo exhibition The Dawn of a New Era, Designing Buffalo’s Metro Rail & Transit Talk | Metro Rail and You: Talking transit, art, and the city How well do you think you know Buffalo’s Metro Rail system? If the history of the system is still a mystery to you, or you’ve never fully explored the light rail, including its incredible public art treasures, then you should consider taking a free tour of the facilities. On Sunday, June 26, from 1p to 4pm, the public is invited to attend an insightful guided tour with…

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The Flomingos have come, gone, and are coming back again. Back in 2018, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) set a Guinness Book World Record for the most FLOmingos in a row. But that record was broken in 2020 by South Carolina. In typical Buffalo fashion, BOPC has now set out to recapture the record, which will take a whopping 4260 FLOmingos – certainly no small feat. Click here to learn more about the record set by BPOC in 2018, to see what this record-breaking attempt is all about. Remember, the new record breaking attempt is… 4260 FLOmingos! That’s a lot…

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In late 2021, the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission launched Mrs. Frances Nash’s Garden Basket – a project that helps to get healthy foods into the hands of East Side families that need it most. Partnering on the project are the African Heritage Food Co-Op, Buffalo Go Green,  and the East Side Garden Walk. Together, these organizations currently have the ability to distribute enough food to feed over 120 people every week via Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSAs), sponsored by an anonymous donor, East Aurora Unitarian Universalist Church, and Highmark Western New York.  This is the latest effort to feed people in underserved communities. Whether…

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The Buffalo Zoo has hit a home run with its newest installation – Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights. The lantern and light festival has captivated the imaginations of animal lovers throughout the region. The Buffalo Zoo Campus has never witnessed anything quite like this before. The campus is now lit up with some breathtaking animals and creatures, all lit to the hilt. This production is tremendous, as seen via the photos, but there’s nothing like seeing it all in person. To make this event happen, we partnered with China based company, Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc.,” said Julie…

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Buffalo’s film resources continue to broaden. This time it’s Buffalo Camera entering the scene, dreamed up by Expressway Cinema Rentals out of Philadelphia. Whereas recently-opened Buffalo Expendables specializes in selling sells grip tape, gels, fabric, rope, camera, electric, grip, etc., Buffalo Camera brings more of the heavier technical equipment – camera and lighting rentals – to the city’s film landscape. Buffalo Camera is now located inside a refreshed industrial complex – the old Buffalo China complex (69 Hayes Street in South Buffalo) a few blocks from the Buffalo FilmWorks soundstage complex. This ideal location is primely situated for convenience to…

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