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Buffalo Movie Theaters gives you a full listing of all the Buffalo and Western New York area movie theaters and what's playing now. If you love movies www.BuffaloMovieTheaters.com is one you will want to bookmark for future reference.

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WNYGolfCourses.com is Buffalo and Western New York's site for your golfing needs. WNYGolfCourses.com offers area golf course information, tips, even weather outlook.

Buffalo Ski Resorts gives you a full listing of all the Buffalo and Western New York area

  

Adventure Landing specializing in family entertainment. An entertainment center for the entire family to enjoy. OPEN YEAR ROUND. Three 18 hole miniature golf courses, large indoor arcade with video and redemption games, snack bar. Specializing in group outings and birthday parties.

2400 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, NY   14150

Telephone: 716-832-6248

   

 Ski Centers and links for the current conditions. Check out www.BuffaloSkiResorts.com before you hit the slopes.

     

Airborne Adventures A land-bound view of the Falls can be a little restricted, and helicopter flights can be noisy and disturbing. What you need is a balloon journey over the Falls—quiet, exhilarating and spectacular. Operating out of Royalton Airport in the town of Gasport, just east of Lockport, this company features two one-hour rides a day, weather permitting: one at sunrise and the other two hours before sunset. The balloon can take four passengers at a time (USD190 per person). 716.772.7452 / 1.800.495.5667

  Airborne Adventures
           

The Albright Knox Art Gallery has a rich and impressive history as one of the world's major venues for modern and contemporary art. Virtual visitors are now able to view archival material from the Gallery's 139-year history; images and information from the permanent collection; and the catalog of the G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library. The Gallery is also launching artgames, an educational website about art and artists. In addition to its own sites, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is proud to be a founding member of the AMICO digital library. These projects continue the Gallery's long-range plan to extend access to its resources to as many local, national, and international communities as possible.

 

Albright Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 882-8700
FAX (716) 882-1958

         

Amherst Museum - Over 400 million years ago, Eurypterus Remipes, an extinct relative of the modern King crab, lived in the shallow sea that extended across New York State, roughly along the route of the Thruway. Fossils found in limestone quarried in Amherst are evidence of this former inland sea. E. Remipes is now New York State's official fossil. Glaciers were responsible for shaping the landscape of Western New York. About 13,000 years ago, after the last ice age, there was a huge glacial lake, called Lake Tonawanda, covered much of what would become Amherst.

 

Amherst Museum

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd
Amherst, NY 14228-1599
(716) 689-1440

         

The Aquarium of Niagara is one of only 17 institutions in North America to house a colony of the endangered Peruvian penguin. Two daily penguin feedings provide visitors an opportunity to "Meet the Keeper" and learn about these fascinating aquatic birds!

 

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool St
Niagara Falls, NY 14109-1938
(716) 285.3575 / 1.800.500.4609

         

The Arcade And Attica Railroad is actually, at least, the third company to operate trains between the villages of Arcade & Attica. Previous to the A&A were the Tonawanda Valley & Cuba*, and the Buffalo, Attica, & Arcade railroads. Today, the railroad continues to haul freight along the 15 mile right-of-way, in addition to the 7 1/2 mile passenger excursions. Since its incorporation in 1917, the A&A has scrapped seven steam engines, and purchased 3 diesels & 2 steamers, as well as numerous pieces of rolling stock, both for interchange service & online service.

  Arcade And Attica Railroad
         

When visiting the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens you can actually see three historic attractions in one:  Olmsted's South Park, the 1899 tri-domed glass conservatory building, and the Victorian-style gardens of plants (both "Gardens Under Glass" and "Gardens Under the Sky").

  Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

  

The purposes of the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society are: “To collect, preserve and research the written, spoken, pictorial and artifactual record of the history of Western New York and the Great Lakes in general, and of Buffalo and Erie County in particular, from prehistoric times to the present; to make the best of current historical research and insight accessible to general audiences by serving as a meeting ground for professional historians and non-professional enthusiasts; to enrich the Western New York community by encouraging the participation of a broad spectrum of the community in lively programs and exhibits that reflect the diversity of the community’s population.”

 

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 873-9644

       

The vast majority of our visitors tour on a self-guided basis. However, we do offer guided tours for groups of 10 or more at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM Monday through Saturday, from April 1 to October 31. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the tour. Tours last approximately two hours. For school and scout group tours, we require one chaperone for every ten children. It is necessary, for safety reasons, that chaperones remain with the group and maintain discipline while in the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

 

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

One Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-1773

       

Buffalo Fire Historical Museum, established in 1982, is a non-profit organization, chartered by the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents. We are all volunteers and we employ no paid fundraisers. 100% of all donations are used to promote fire safety and maintain a fire historical museum that preserves and exhibits records and artifacts of the Buffalo fire service that without it would be lost forever. The Buffalo Fire Historical Society is located at 1850 William St., in Buffalo, N.Y., 14206. Admission to the museum is free and is open from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Saturdays and also by appointment. 716.892.8400.

 

Buffalo Fire Historical Museum

1850 William St
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 892-8400

       

Founded in 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences has been collecting, studying and providing learning experiences for the people of the Greater Niagara Region for138 years. The Buffalo Museum of Science, through collections, research, education and interpretation, provides opportunities for all people to develop a scientific understanding of the natural and cultural world with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. The Museum challenges everyone to use their knowledge of science to enhance respect for each other and the environment.

 

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 896-5200

          

Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum

 

Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum

145 Swan St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-0084

          

The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the nation’s third oldest zoo. Located in 23.5 acres of beautiful Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals, and more than 320 different species of plants. Animals on exhibit include the lowland gorilla troop, rhinoceros, hyenas, polar bears, and many more. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of both education and entertainment for individuals and families throughout Western New York.

 

Buffalo Zoological Gardens

300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214-1999

            

The artistic achievement of Charles E. Burchfield was honored with the creation of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center Today, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo Niagara and Western New York State. Through its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community.

 

Burchfield-Penney Art Center

Rockwell Hall
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1095
(716) 878-6011

            

Located in historic East Aurora, Explore & More...A Children's Museum is filled with hands-on exhibits made expressly to encourage creativity, curiosity and imagination in children ages one to ten. A children's museum is a very special place dedicated to educating young children through interactive exhibits. Children's museums are similar to other museums in that we provide educational opportunities, but rather than focus on one topic, we concentrate on our visitors - children. Although we believe that play is an essential part of learning, we are not solely a play space. Throughout the museum you will find unique educational experiences for your children - experiences not found anywhere else in Western New York.

 

Explore & More...A Children's Museum

430 Main St
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 655-5131

    

     

Over the years, frequent requests have been made to the cemetery for a book about Forest Lawn Cemetery. With the assistance of a grant from The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, Forest Lawn's history book. titled, "FOREST LAWN CEMETERY: Buffalo History Preserved," has been printed and is ready for sale.

  Forest Lawn Cemetery
           

Take your place in history at Genesee Country Village and Museum, just 20 miles from Rochester, N.Y. This living history museum is the largest in New York, and one of the largest in the nation. The Historic Village and the John L. Wehle Gallery of Wildlife & Sporting Art, North America's premier collection of wildlife and sporting art, are open May-October.

  Genesee Country Village and Museum
                

You'll enjoy an experience second to none when you step aboard the luxurious Grand Lady cruising along the Niagara River for dinner, lunch and other events. The magnificent view, our outstanding amenities, and the total privacy will provide the perfect backdrop to important discussion, private dinners, lively entertainment, wedding, banquet or group tours.... or simply some special, unhurried time aboard and away. Treat your corporate guests, employees, family and friends to an exclusive charter on the Grand Lady...

  Grand Lady Cruises
                

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum occupies the original Allan Herschell Company factory complex at 180 Thompson Street in North Tonawanda, New York. Programs include: Woodcarving classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, classes for young people, a summer lecture series, and guided tours for groups of all ages. The museum exhibits the history and growth of the Herschell industry, demonstrates carving, horse restoration and band organ roll production, and operates two antique carousels.

 

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

North Tonawanda, NY
(716) 693-1885

       

The Holland Land Office Museum is a non-profit educational organization committed to preserving, interpreting, and promoting an interest in Genesee County, New York. In the late eighteenth century, the land that is now Western New York was virgin forest and the easiest passable route to the west. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, historic Genesee County, frequently called "The United States' First Frontier," was the stopping place for thousands of pioneers moving west. Settlers from New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and even the Southern States, settled throughout the Holland Purchase.

  Holland Land Office Museum
                

"There's Always Room for Jell-O." This is the campaign slogan of a simple gelatin dessert that today is known as "America's Most Famous Dessert." The success story is one, the result of advertising and merchandising methods, new and different, never before employed. Come see the Jell-O Gallery for a taste of history.

  Jell-O Gallery
         

Visitors from all over the world enjoy walking the Kenan Center campus to see the 1800's Victorian mansion and the beautifully landscaped grounds that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. William Rand Kenan, Jr. The Center has grown from a community center, which has served the residents of Lockport, New York since its official dedication in 1969, to become one of the premier facilities in the Buffalo Niagara region for arts, education and recreation programming.

 

Kenan Center

433 Locust St.
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 433-2617

        

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Canalside -Experience a unique 2-hour cruise which includes "locking through" and being raised the 49 ft. elevation of the Niagara Escarpment (the same one that creates Niagara Falls) in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. You will pass under bridges that raise straight up, see water cascade over Lockport's famous "Flight of Five" 1840's locks, and travel through the solid walls of the "rock cut" as your Coast Guard licensed captain describes the architecture, sights, and folklore along the way.

  Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Canalside
       

What do Teddy Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe and Diana, Princess of Wales, have in common? You guessed it. They've all taken rides on the Maid Of The Mist -

  Maid Of The Mist
        

If you're looking for quality, safe and fun entertainment in a wholesome family environment, then Martins Fantasy Island is the perfect choice. "Spend the day... not a fortune"

  Martins Fantasy Island
        

AHOY! and welcome aboard for dining, scenic views, romance, great entertainment and fun for the whole family! City skylines and picturesque sunsets await you aboard our sturdy vessels. Available for private charter, our floating banquet rooms offer an upscale setting for your next important event. The most uncommon nightclub experience in WNY. Nothing rocks like our boats. Aboard the Miss Buffalo/Niagara Clipper Cruise Boat our narrated sightseeing tours are a "not to be missed" trip. Whatever your preference, remember, it's always more exciting when you just add water!

  Miss Buffalo/Niagara Clipper Cruise Boat
        

On the east side of Delaware Avenue where it leaves the north side of Niagara Square stood the grandest of Buffalo's Gothic homes, the John Hollister house. He erected his house, which resembled the Gothic designs of the eminent A. J. Davis, in 1852 and resided there until 1858. In that year the dwelling was bought by Millard Fillmore, who came to live there several years after his presidency. Millard Fillmore bought the house for himself and his second wife, Carolyn McIntosh, deciding that his home at 180 Franklin was not grand enough for an ex-President.

 

Millard Fillmore House

24 Shearer Ave
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-8875

             

Murphy Orchards is a privately owned and operated fruit farm located in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area of New York State, 12 miles due north of the Town of Lockport, 3 miles south of the Lake Ontario shore, and 25 miles east of Niagara Falls. We welcome everyone – without reservations and without any admission fee - to come and pick our fresh fruits and vegetables, browse through our Country Barn Store, and enjoy our grounds and facilities.

  Murphy Orchards
      

Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica is down the Avenue of the Saints (over one hundred life-size marble statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life) and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool.

  National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima
       

Here at the New York Power Authority Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, we're proud to be America's largest state-owned power organization. We provide some of the lowest-cost electricity in New York State, operating 17 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. The Power Authority has a long and proud history. Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt established New York's model for public power through legislation signed in 1931. This effort to secure public control of New York's hydropower resources was the result of a bipartisan effort that began with Governor Charles Evans Hughes in 1907.

 

New York Power Authority Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 286-6661

        

Western New York is the home of an incredible number of aviation achievements in the Twentieth Century. This area of the country has attracted adventurers, entrepreneurs, and scientists who created a legacy of standing aircraft and aerospace accomplishments. Although many of the companies have moved away or disappeared, some of them remain in this area. Many of the innovations, still contribute to the aviation and space industrys today. The Niagara Aerospace Museum's dazzling collection of aircraft, artifacts and space exhibits bring to life the dreams, determination and courage that characterize the pioneers of aviation history and space exploration.

 

The Niagara Aerospace Museum

Summit Park Mall
Wheatfield, NY
(716) 297-4148

       

Niagara County Historical Society -

 

Niagara County Historical Society

215 Niagara St, Lockport
(716) 434-7433

       

A Registered National Historic Landmark Old Fort Niagara has 300 Years of history.... just minutes from the Falls! The site of historic battles and sieges, trading and conquest, Old Fort Niagara is an exciting place where the past lives on! Preserved as they stood in the 1700's when France and Britain controlled Niagara, the Fort's structures include the oldest building in the Great Lakes.

 

Old Fort Niagara

P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY 14174-0169
(716) 745-7611

       

The Original American Kazoo Company was established in 1916 and is now the only original metal kazoo factory in the world. The museum highlights history, amusing trivia, and shows step by step the way kazoos are made. Kazoos of all shapes and sizes are permanently displayed in the museum. Our collection chronicles the history of kazoos as well as the factory. Display cases contain several types of wooden kazoos, liquor bottle shaped kazoos that celebrated the end of prohibition, antique kazoo instruments, silver and gold kazoos, and many more. From the museum space, you can view kazoos being made on the original equipment. Our staff will be happy to explain the manufacturing process.

 

Original American Kazoo Company

8703 South Main St
Eden, NY 14057
(716) 992-3960

    

     

"Among the churches of America, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victory is, for many reasons, to be counted as one of the greatest. This sanctuary is truly a masterpiece, in the nobility of its lines, in the splendor of its marbles, in its massive solidarity, and in its artistic finish..." Quoted from the Apostolic Decree by Pope Pius XI which elevated the Shrine of Our Lady of Victory to a Minor Basilica on July 20, 1926.

  Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine
       

Seneca Niagara Casino If you love slot machines, you’ll love Seneca Niagara Casino. Take a spin on more than 3,200 reel-spinning and video slot machines featuring the very latest titles and big progressive jackpots. Plus, we’ve got all your favorite table games, fabulous restaurants and world-class live entertainment. It’s all right here in Niagara Falls, NY USA! Better slots. Bigger jackpots. If you’re looking to get the most out of every visit to the Casino, then you’ll love it here. From the very latest slot machines to your favorite table games to world-class dining and entertainment, Seneca Niagara Casino is the real deal for real players.

 

Seneca Niagara Casino


Niagara Falls, NY 

       

Attention Thrill-Seekers Worldwide! Six Flags Darien Lake features five world-class coasters including Superman Ride of Steel, one of the tallest coasters in the northeast!

  Six Flags Darien Lake
       

Spirit of Buffalo

Sail back in time aboard the Spirit of Buffalo. Discover traditional sailing on a classic 73 foot topsail schooner.  This beautiful schooner with its magnificent red sails is available for private and corporate charters, public cruises, children’s pirate adventures and educational excursions. Join the crew and hoist the red sails, or sit back, relax and see the city in a new (old?) way.

Operating May through October 1st out of the historic Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. Public cruises $28 for adults and $18 for children. Weekend family/children’s pirate adventures $23 for adults and $19 for children. Private Charters are available for corporate events, groups, parties, weddings or any special event.  Call for departure times, availability and reservations.  (716) 796 7210   www.spiritofbuffalo.com

Educational Programs

Explore Lake Erie! Our hands-on programs introduce students to the wonders of the natural world via their local environment. Lessons include Water Quality, Urban Runoff and Pollution, Fish Biology, Invasive Species, Navigation and other subjects that promote environmental literacy and curiosity. Programs meet NYS Learning Standards.

Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education Foundation 716.796.8393 www.BUOE.org
 

Spirit of Buffalo Website

Spirit of Buffalo

1 Naval Park Cove

Buffalo, NY 14202

716 796 7210

       

At the Toy Town Museum children and adults learn about and relive the past through collections, special exhibits, creative educational programs, and special events. The Educational Department of the Toy Town Museum offers ongoing activities, programs and exhibits. These programs are designed to enrich, and educate both children and adults. These guided tours give insight into the history of toys and how they progressed through time. Also, how manufacturing, materials, inventions and World events influenced the toys children played with.

 

Toy Town Museum

636 Girard Ave
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 687-5151

       

  See The Entertainment Page for more Information


Ontario

Casino Niagara
Fort Erie Race Track and Slots
Maid Of The Mist Boat Tour
Skylon Tower
Old Fort William Historical Park
Ingersoll Cheese Factory Museums
Pride of Windsor Cruises
Great Gorge Adventure
African Lion Safari
Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
Historic Fort Erie
Welland Canal Centre at Lock 3
Laura Secord Homestead
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
Journey Behind the Falls
Santa's Village & Sportsland
Lundy's Lane Historical Museum
Niagara Wine Tours International


Toronto

Centreville Amusement Park
Midland 30,000 Island Boat Cruises
Helicopter Company Inc.
St. Lawrence Market
Harbourfront Centre
Wellington County Museum & Archives
Royal Ontario Musuem
Ontario Science Center

 

  

 

 

 

 

OTHER  IDEAS

Art Park - Lewiston 1.800.659.PARK

Becker Farms - Gasport 716.772.2211

Casa Larga Vinyards 716.223.8899

Niagara Power Projects Lewiston 716.286.6661

MUSEUMS CULTURAL

Genesee Country Museum 

716.538.6822

The Schoellkopf Geological Museum 

Niagara Falls 716.278.1780

Sanborn Historic Museum 

Sanborn 716.7314708

Castellani Art Museum of 

Niagara University 716.286.8200

Niagra Council of the Arts

Niagara Falls 716.284.6188

Historic Lewiston & Youngstown

visitor Info 716.754.9500

Lewiston Historic Museum

716.754.4214

 

 

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Buffalo Arts And Culture

Living in Buffalo means great arts and unique culture!

Buffalo’s CULTURAL CORRIDOR

The Buffalo and Western New York Area cherishes its many cultural treasures. Beginning with the cultural corridor surrounding Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, there are options for every taste. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society overlook Delaware Park, while the Burchfield-Penney Art Center is just across the street from the Albright-Knox. The Buffalo Zoo is part of Delaware Park and, within walking distance of the Zoo, are several homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Beyond the beautiful attractions in Buffalo Niagara's compact cultural corridor, there are many other cultural gems, including a thriving theater district. So take this brief tour of a few of our more illustrious charms…

Buffalo Regional Arts

Buffalo's theater district is the state's second largest, and offers a wide variety of experiences for all tastes and ages.

Alleyway Theatre
Live theater company dedicated to the production of new plays and an annual production of the Christmas Carol.
1 Curtain Up Alley
Buffalo, NY 14202-1911
(716) 852-2600
Fax (716) 852-2266
www.alleyway.com


Artpark
Artpark is a 200-acre New York State Park for visual and performing arts. A modern theater producing a wide variety of Broadway productions, jazz, ballet, opera and more. It’s located in a picturesque setting along the Niagara Gorge.
Foot Of South Fourth Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-9000 or 1-800-659-7275
Fax (716) 754-2741
www.artpark.net


Buffalo Ensemble Theatre
Intimate theatre featuring local and classic playwrights.
95 North Johnson Park
Buffalo, NY 14092
(716) 855-2225


Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
The Center presents nationally and internationally acclaimed artists in dance, theater, music, and special programs for the entire family to enjoy in the state-of-the-art, 856-seat Rockwell Hall Auditorium.
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 878-3032
Fax (716) 878-4234

 
Buffalo United Artists (BUA) -Buffalo’s Off Broadway-
This off-Broadway theater presents some of the most controversial challenging theater in Buffalo, and is able to claim a number of firsts for the area.
884 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
716.886.9239

 
Chautauqua Institute
Chautauqua Historic lakeside community blends culture, performing arts and recreation during the summer months.
(716) 357-6200
 
Forbes Theatre
Buffalo's Christian theater, home to the Promise Theatre Company, offers a variety of uplifting family-oriented dramas and concerts.
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 856-7495
Fax (716) 856-7497
www.thebcc.org
 
Greater Buffalo Opera Company
Presenting fully staged productions.
255 Great Arrow Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Irish Classical Theatre
Located in the heart of Buffalo's Theater District, the Irish Classical Theatre Company is an intimate, state-of-the-art theatre dedicated to presenting the works of Irish and international masters at the highest level of artistic excellence.
625 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-ICTC
Fax (716) 853-0592
www.irishclassicaltheatre.com
 
Katharine Cornell Theatre
Various productions, including the Mark Russell Company. Located on UB’s North campus.
(716) 645-2038
 
The Kavinoky Theatre
A beautifully restored Victorian theatre on the campus of D'Youville College. Professional resident company produces a season of five plays from September to May.
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 881-7668
Fax (716) 881-7790
www.dyc.edu/kavinoky
 
Lancaster Opera House
A turn-of-the-century, 350-seat performing arts center featuring musicals, plays, dance, and operettas.
21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086-2128
(716) 683-1776
Fax (716) 683-8220
 
Majestic Theatre
Theater-in-the-Round featuring live entertainment for all audiences.
1 Majestic Lane
North Tonawanda, NY14120
(716) 694-9772
Fax (716) 694-9659
 
Paul Robeson Theatre
Oldest African-American theater in Western New York, dedicated to exposing the talents of African-Americans.
350 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 884-2013
Fax (716) 885-2590
 
Pfeifer Theatre
Newly renovated theatre operated by the University at Buffalo’s dep’t of theatre and dance.
681 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716 )847-6461
 
Riviera Theatre
Built in 1926 for vaudeville, this Italian Renaissance theatre has been restored to its original grandeur. The original Wurlitzer theatre organ is still used daily.
67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY
(716) 692-2113
 
Shakespeare In Delaware Park
Each summer, the Delaware Park sledding hill turns into a unique stage for the outdoor theater company Shakespeare in the Park. Each evening, crowds gather to picnic and experience the Bard in a beautiful outdoor setting.
PO Box 716
Buffalo, NY 14205
(716) 856-4533
www.thebard.org
 
Shaw Festival and Niagara-on-the-Lake:
A popular summertime destination in Canada’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, Shaw Festival is a world-renowned theater company performing works by George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. The charming town features meticulously kept gardens, bed-and-breakfasts, delightful shops, and restaurants offering afternoon tea.
(800) 511-7429
 
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Built in the style of a European opera house and on the National Register of Historic Places, Shea's Performing Arts Center opened in 1926. This newly restored gem is a 3,300-seat national historic landmark boasting Tiffany-designed interiors. Shea's continues to entertain audiences today with touring shows, concerts, opera, dance, organ concerts and children's shows.
646 Main Stree
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-0850
Fax (716) 847-1644
www.sheas.org
 
Studio Arena Theatre
A Buffalo attraction for 36 years, Studio Arena is the region's largest producing theater, attracting the nation's finest directors, designers and actors from the contemporary theatre to create work of the highest standards.
710 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 856-5650 or 800-77-STAGE
Fax (716) 856-3415
www.studioarena.org
 
Summerfare Musical Theatre
Performing new musicals, local premieres of off-Broadway musicals, and new productions of classic musicals at Daemen Theatre
4380 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 839-8540
 
Theater Of Youth
A professional children's theatre company with a 29 year history in Western New York.
Allendale Theatre
203 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 884-4400
Fax (716) 819-9653

  
The Tralfmadore Café
Entertainment center features plays, trade shows, and meetings. The 350-seat cabaret also features jazz, blues, R&B and rock acts.
100 Theatre Place
Buffalo, NY 14202-1918
(716) 851-8725
Fax (716) 851-8728
www.tralf.com
 
University at Buffalo Center For The Arts
The Center for the Arts offers performing and visual arts programs and exhibits in the Main stage, Drama Theatre, Screening Room, Black Box Theatre, the University Gallery and the Art Department Gallery.
State University of New York at Buffalo
103 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6000
(716) 645-ARTS
Fax (716) 645-6929
www.arts.buffalo.edu
 
Ujima Theatre Company, Inc.
545 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1704
(716) 883-0380
Fax (716) 882-4960
www.ujimacoinc.org

Music:

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
For more than half a century, the Philharmonic has been Western New York's musical ambassadors to the world. From Yo-Yo Ma to Michael Tilson Thomas, the BPO has presented all the world's greatest performers, in its acoustically acclaimed home, Kleinhans Music Hall. Now under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, the Orchestra embarks on exciting collaborations for the new millennium.
Kleinhans Music Hall
Box Office
71 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 885-0331
In NYS: 1-800-699-3168
Fax (716) 885-9372
www.bpo.org
 
Buffalo Chamber Music Society
71 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Tickets: 838-2383
www.bflochambermusic.org
 
Musical Fare Theatre
All musical professional theatre, five show season.
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-8540
Fax (716) 839-8539
www.musicalfare.com
 
University at Buffalo’s Department of Music Concert Series
A chamber music hall annually presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets, Slee/Visiting Artist Series, Slee Sinfonietta Series and the Amherst Saxophone Quartet Series.
105 Slee Hall
University at Buffalo
Amherst, NY 14260
(716) 645-2921
Fax (716) 645-3824
www.slee.buffalo.edu

Dance:

Niagara Civic Ballet Co.
Oldest Ballet Company in Niagara
(716) 282-2613

Art Centers & Galleries:

UB Art Galleries:
Anderson Gallery

Martha Jackson Place
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 834-2579
Fax (716) 834-7789
The gallery houses an extensive collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures and graphics from World War II to present.
http://www.ubartgalleries.buffalo.edu
 
Art Dialogue Gallery / Western New York Artists Group
One Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 885-2251
Fax (716) 886-0546

 
Artpark
Artpark is a 200-acre New York State Park for visual and performing arts. This unique artistic park features outdoor sculptures, artists in residence, and a modern theater producing a wide variety of Broadway productions, jazz, ballet, opera and more. It’s located in a picturesque setting along the Niagara Gorge where fishing and hiking are also available.
Foot Of South Fourth Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-9000 or 1-800-659-7275
Fax (716) 754-2741
www.artpark.net

 
Benjamin’s Art Gallery
419 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 886-0898
Fax (716) 886-0546

 
Brian Art Galleries, Inc.
717 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 883-7599
Fax (716) 883-7599

 
Buffalo Arts Studio
2495 Main Street
Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 833-4450

 
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Museum offers a diverse and challenging permanent collection of over 3,000 artworks including examples of contemporary sculpture, as well as outstanding drawing, photography, and print collections.
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8200
Fax (716) 286-8289
www.niagara.edu/cam

 
CEPA Gallery (Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Art)
CEPA is a not-for-profit arts center founded as a resource for photographic creation, education, and presentation. CEPA provides a context for understanding the aesthetic, cultural, and political intersections of photo-related art as it is produced in our diverse society. The gallery supports, encourages, and funds the projects of both established and emergent visual artists, and is committed to supporting artists from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in cultural spaces.CEPA also functions as a research and education center for the exploration of new technologies in the photographic arts.
617 Main Street
Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-2717
Fax (716) 856-2720
 
El Buen Amigo
114 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 885-6343
 
Fanehe Goldman & Greenfield Gallery
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-8241
Fax (716) 839-8516
 
Griffis Sculpture Park
A 400 acre private art park in the Town of East Otto and the Town of Ashford. See beautiful sculptures at this natural setting.
6902 Mill Valley Road
East Otto, NY
(716) 667-2808
 
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
2495 Main Street, Suite 425
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 835-7362
Fax (716) 835-7364
 
Impact: A Woman’s Gallery
2495 Main Street Suite 545
Buffalo, NY 14214
 
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
2495 Main Street, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 446-0155
 
Nina Freudenheim, Inc.
Contemporary Fine Arts
140 North Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 882-5777
Fax (716) 885-8636
 
Temple Beth Am Gallery
4660 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 633-8877
 
Upton Hall Gallery
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-6032
 
University at Buffalo Art Gallery
Center for the Arts
State University of New York at Buffalo
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-ARTS
www.artgallery.buffalo.edu/exhibitions.html
 
Waligur – Doering Gallery
213 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075
(176) 648-7802

Art & Literary Organizations:


Arts Council for Chautauqua County
Arts Council for Wyoming County
Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County (Erie)
Buffalo Poetry SIG (Erie)
Cattaraugus County Arts Council
Cultural Alliance of Niagara
Electronic Poetry Center (Erie)
Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council
Just Buffalo Literary Center, Inc. (Erie)
Lewiston Council on the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
Niagara Council of the Arts
Writers' Center (Chautauqua)
Young Audiences of Western New York

Museums:


Africana Research Museum
3071 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 862-9260

 
Ashford Hollow Foundation for the Visual and Performing Arts
3953 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 667-2808

 
Babcock House Museum
7449 Lake Road
Barker, NY 14012
(716) 795-9948

 
Benjamin & Dr. Edgar R. Cofeld Judaic Museum
Temple Beth Zion
805 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209-2095
(716) 886-7150 or (716) 836-6565

 
Boies-Lord House Museum
5853 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 649-9232

 
Buffalo Lighthouse
Buffalo River/ Black Rock Canal
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 947-9126
 
Buffalo Motorcycle Museum
3411 Bailey Ave
Amherst, NY 14215
(716) 832-7159
www.buffaloharley.com/museum.htm
 
Buffalo Museum of Science and Kellog Observatory
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 896-5200
buffalomuseumofscience.org/
 
Burgwardt Bicycle Museum
3943 N Buffalo Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 662-3853
www.pedalinghistory.com
 
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St.
North Tonawanda, NY
(716) 694-4400
 
Castellani Art Museum
Niagara University
(716) 286-8200
www.niagara.edu/cam
 
Cheektowaga Historical Museum
3329 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
(716) 684-6544
www.town.cheektowaga.ny.us/museum.htm
 
Clarence Historical Museum
10465 Main St
Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 759-8575
 
Cofeld Judaic Museum Of Temple Beth Zion
805 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 836-6565
www.tbz.org
 
Colonel William Bond House
143 Ontario St.
Lockport, NY
(716) 433-4795
 
Daredevil Museum
303 Rainbow Blvd. at Third St
Niagara Falls, NY
www.niagarafallslive.com/daredevils_of_niagara_falls.htm
 
Darwin D. Martin House Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY
(716) 856-3858
www.darwinmartinhouse.org
 
Das Haus German Heritage Museum
2549 Niagara Road
Bergholz, NY
(716) 731-4553
 
Dunn House
6902 Gowanda State Rd
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 648-6460
 
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Library and Museum
363 Oakwood Ave
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-4735
www.roycrofter.com/museum.htm
 
Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
P.O. Box 20
Barker, NY
(716) 795-3885
 
Gowanda Historical Museum
2 Chestnut Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-2264
 
Graycliff Conservancy
6472 Old Lake Shore Road
Derby, NY
(716) 614-6195
graycliff.bfn.org
 
Hamburg Historical Museum
5859 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 648-6320
 
Historic Central Terminal
P.O. Box 1168
Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Historical Society of the Tonawandas Museum
113 Main St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 694-7406
 
Iron Island Museum
998 Lovejoy Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 892-3084
www.ironisland.com
 
The Joseph Jacobs Museum
Smokin' Joe's Complex
2293 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
 
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
453 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 885-4139
www.rain.org/~karpeles/buffrm.html
 
Lancaster Historical Society Museum
40 Clark St
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 681-7719
 
Lewiston Museum
469 Plain St
Lewiston, NY
(716) 754-4214
 
Lockport Cyber Museum Of Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils
Virtual Museum: www.lockport-ny.com/Museum/index.htm
 
Long Homestead
24 E. Niagara Street
Tonawanda NY
(716) 694-7406
 
New York State Erie Canal Museum at Locks 34 & 35
located at the base of locks 34-35
(716) 434-3140
 
Newfane Historical Society Museum and Grounds
2685 West Creek Road
Newfane, NY 14108
(716) 778-7197
 
Niagara School No 2 Museum
9670 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 283-8132
 
Niagara's Wax Museum of History
303 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1105
(716) 285-1271
 
Orchard Park Historical Museum
4287 S Buffalo St
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 662-2185
 
Pendleton Historical Building and Museum
6570 Cambell Blvd
Lockport, NY 14094
 
Rich-Twinn Octagon House
145 Main St
Newstead, NY
(716) 542-2254
 
River Lea
Beaver Island State Park
Grand Island, NY
 
Schoellkopf Geological Museum
Access from the Robert Moses Parkway
PO Box 1132
Niagara Falls, NY 14303-0132
(716) 283-1853
 
Steel Plant and Local History Museum
560 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 823-0630
 
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 884-0095
www.nps.gov/thri
 
The Museum of European Art
10545 Main St
Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 759-6078
www.meaus.com
 
Museum of the Historical Society of the Tonawandas
113 Main St
Tonawanda, NY
(716) 694-7406
 
Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society Museum
100 Knoche Rd
Tonawanda, NY
(716) 873-5774
www.community-history.org/ny/kenton
 
Town of Aurora Historical Museum
South Grove Street
Town Hall
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-7944
 
Town of Porter Historical Museum
Red Brick School
240 Lockport St.
Youngstown, NY
(716) 745-1271
 
University at Buffalo History of Medicine Collection
Health Sciences Library
UB South Campus
(716) 829-3024
 
University at Buffalo Anthropology Research Museum
Millard Fillmore Academic Core
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
(716) 645-2414
ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/index.html
 
University at Buffalo Dental Medicine Museum
Lobby, Squire Hall
South Campus
(716) 829-2862
 
University at Buffalo Pharmacy Museum and Apothecary
Cooke Hall

North Campus
(716) 645-3340
 
University at Buffalo Museum of Neuroanatomy
Biomedical Education Building, Room 360
South Campus
(716) 829-2019
 
Van Horn Mansion
2165 Lockport-Olcott Road
Burt, NY 14028
(716) 778-7197
 
West Seneca Historical Society Museum
Library and Memorial Park
919 Mill Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 674-4283
 
Williamsville Historical Society Museum
5658 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 632-0645
 
Williamsville Water Mill
56 Spring Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 632-1162
 
Wilson Historical Museum
645 Lake Street
Wilson, NY 14172
(716) 751-9886

Buffalo Points of Interest

  • Buffalo is home to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, housing one of the world's finest collections of modern painting and sculpture.

  • UB recently acquired the Anderson Gallery, which Art News has hailed as "a shrine to a world-class collection of contemporary art."

  • The nationally renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Kleinhans Music Hall. Designed by the famed Finnish father-and-son team, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Kleinhans itself is widely admired both for its acoustic qualities and for its architectural beauty.

  • UB's own Slee Concert Hall is also a rich cultural resource for the Western New York community, giving over two hundred concerts per year.

  • Hallwall's Contemporary Arts Center art space in downtown Buffalo showcases progressive visual art and other avant-garde cultural performance.

  • The theater district in downtown Buffalo offers New York State's richest and most extensive network of theaters outside of New York City. There is something for every theater lover, from lavish operas, musicals, Broadway shows, and ballets at the ornate Shea's Performing Arts Center, to contemporary plays at Studio Arena Theater, to productions of Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde plays at the intimate Irish Classical Theater.

  • Shakespeare enthusiasts can also enjoy the Bard's work within Buffalo's city-limits at "Shakespeare in Delaware Park," a free, open-air, seasonal production.

  • Nearby, New York's Chautauqua Institution-a famed gathering place for artists and scholars since it was founded in the 19th century-attracts 180,000 guests each season.

  • Buffalo has been home to many literary figures, including Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald-and more recently, Lauren Belfer, author of the acclaimed historical novel City of Light, a portrait of Buffalo at the turn of the century.

"CITY OF LIGHT

Buffalo Has Abundant Arts And Entertainment…

Buffalo was the first city in the nation to have electric street lights. Buffalo has a longstanding reputation as the "City of Light." The nickname is just as appropriate in a figurative sense: Buffalo arts are consistently in the limelight, attracting national and international attention.