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Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Thursday, August 11

Carrousel Chat: “North Tonawanda 101”

Speaker: Peter Trinkwalder, North Tonawanda City Historian

7:00pm

Free

Carrousels are a fascinating part of North Tonawanda’s past, and grew out of several broader features of the city’s history. In this program, get a general history of the town from its early development, including the key role lumber played in shaping its character. Learn also some interesting stories from the various neighborhoods that make up “The Home of the Carrousel.”

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur

NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

New Wednesday Hours

Wednesday August 3 marks the first day that the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will open its doors for evening hours. New hours for the musuem are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Regular museum admission applies.

Look for special programming, like next week's Music at the Museum with Autistic Services (Weds. Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.). Aside from tours and vintage cartoons screened with live accompaniment on our 1911 pipe organ, there'll also be a sing-along and hands-on instrument craft-making.

Food Truck Here for Thursday Lunch

Carrousel Chat: 'Kiddielands: An Adult Perspective'

Carrousel Chat: 'Kiddielands: An Adult Perspective'

Thursday, July 28

Carrousel Chat: “Kiddielands: An Adult Perspective”

Speaker: Katie Loveless, Museum Educator, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

7:00pm

Free

            In the early 20th century amusement rides faced growing competition from other forms of recreation. With the onset of the Great Depression, consumers had fewer dollars to spend on leisure entertainments. Many amusement operators shut down, and those that remained had to innovate or perish. The Allan Herschell Company survived largely through the innovative new “Kiddieland” concept, which not only saved the company but also revitalized the industry. Learn more about this fascinating story, and also the state of Kiddielands today.    

Artpark, Village of Lewiston, Anticipating Record Concert Crowds

Artpark, Village of Lewiston, Anticipating Record Concert Crowds

LEWISTON, NY – Massive crowds are nothing new to Artpark & Co.

The non-for-profit organization, which operates the performing arts venue inside the Village of Lewiston state park, has produced at least a half-dozen shows with audiences exceeding the 20,000 mark since recommitting to its free, outdoor concert series in 2004. Typically, Artpark’s “Tuesday in the Park” draws between 8,000 and 12,000 music lovers each week.

The next two “TIP” acts, however, are far from typical. Headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 26) and ZZ Top (Aug. 2), two acts that normally command big-ticket prices, will perform for free.

The audience for each show, “could be 40,000. We don’t know,” Artpark & Co. President George Osborne said. “I don’t believe there’s ever been anything like that in Lewiston (at one time).”

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.

 

Irish Need Apply

Irish Need Apply