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International Institute of Buffalo Hosts 'Buffalo Meets Burma' at Asbury Hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Made possible by presenting sponsors M & T Bank and The Buffalo News, Buffalo Meets Burma is a night infused with Burmese culture, including a Karenni (Burmese ethnic group) dance troupe, blessing by local monks, food, photography by Buffalo's Brendan Bannon and Burma's Law Eh Soe, crafts, and the premiere screening of a video by Jon Hand about refugees from Burma.  Guests will even get the chance to learn a few phrases in the Burmese language.

The event is scheduled Thursday, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Hall (“Babeville” / “The Church”), 341 Delaware Avenue (at the corner of Tupper), in Downtown Buffalo.

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit

 

Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter

 

Board Recommends 3 WNY Properties for State and National Registers of Historic Places

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended that 24 properties statewide be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the nationally significant Haviland Middle School in Hyde Park and the birthplace of an important American statesman, William H. Seward.

Three of the sites are in Buffalo:

- The Calumet, on Chippewa Street

- The Zink Block, Massachusetts Avenue on the city's West Side

- Kensington Gardens Apartment Complex, on the Cheektowaga-Buffalo border

"So many of the unique buildings and landscapes that have stood the test of time help us to appreciate New York State's incredible history," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash. "Listing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will give them the recognition and support they deserve."

Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off at the Central Library

The official launch of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will take place this year at the Buffalo & Erie County Library in downtown Buffalo on September 15, 2010. The ceremony will begin at 12pm in the library lobby and will host several community figures, guitar playing, salsa dancing performances and presentations from students of the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy.

Several Hispanic Community Organizations will also offer displays, posters, and craft items from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15th as part of the celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!

Writing With Light Student Exhibition

Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition. A celebratory reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.

Featuring selected works from Just Buffalo & CEPA Gallery’s education programs from the past year, the exhibit will display work from Picturing Poetry, Writer Residencies, and Bookmaking projects.

Writing With Light reached more than 3,500 K-12 students across the region this year, and its emphasis on intensive one-on-one contact between teaching artists and students yields powerful creative results. 

Genevieve DeCarlo, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery School, P.S. 67 explains, "It was amazing to see the growth of my students... All children should be able to have this awesome learning experience!"

Universal Pre-K Program Now Offered at The Belle Center

The Belle Center now has a Universal Pre-K Program. Universal Pre-K starts September 8th, 2010 and operates from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday.

It is FREE to any Buffalo resident child who is 4 years of age by 12/31/10. There are 10 Slots Available. For More Information contact the Day Care Director: Laurie Beck at 716-352-0685 or email: lbeck@thebellecenter.org.