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Happy Birthday Mr. Herschell!

Happy Birthday Mr. Herschell!

Saturday, April 30

Happy Birthday Mr. Herschell!

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Included with paid admission

Come wish Mr. Herschell a Happy 160th Birthday! Born in Scotland on April 27, 1851, Mr. Herschell never carved a horse in his life—but his companies made some the country’s most beautiful carrousels. Come learn more about Mr. Herschell’s fascinating life and career as we celebrate his legacy in North Tonawanda. Don’t forget to take part in some special birthday games and activities, get a balloon animal, and of course have some cake!

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Saturday, April 16

Victorian Tea

2:00pm – 4:00pm

$25 per person

Step back in time to a period of refinement, elegance, and of course good social etiquette. Enjoy a traditional three-course tea while learning more about this fascinating part of America’s past. This year’s program focuses on Victorian “flower language,” with a brief presentation followed by a flower arranging demonstration so you can make your own romantic-era masterpiece. Don’t forget to bring your favorite teacup and wear your finest hat!

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Spring Opening Event

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Spring Opening Event

Saturday – Sunday, April 2 –3

Museum Opens for Spring

12:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesdays – Sundays; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Included with paid admission

Spring flowers are opening, and so is the Carrousel Museum! Come celebrate the end of winter with special spring crafts, games, and a ride on the carrousel. Don’t miss a special performance at 2:00pm each day by Kenson the Juggler.

Carrousel Chat: "Preserving Your Family Photos"

Carrousel Chat: "Preserving Your Family Photos"

Thursday, March 24

Carrousel Chat: “Preserving Your Family Photos”

Speaker: Patrick Ravines, Associate Professor and Director of Art Conservation, Buffalo State University

4:30-6:00pm

Free

            We’ve all experienced the horror of pulling out an old family photo album only to find yellowed, faded pictures. Today’s new digital mediums present their own problems. Join us for a special program to learn how you can keep your treasured family photos safe. Professor Patrick Ravines will present a brief history of photography and its various incarnations over time.

PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project

PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project

Unite the art-lover with the animal-lover in you at the PETropolitan Auction of Art on March 31, 2011 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.  The evening will feature more than 80 pieces of animal-inspired artwork from talented local artists as well as hors d’ouevres, desserts and drinks.

The PETropolitan kicks off at 6:00pm with a silent auction of framed photographs, paintings and jewelry.  At 8:00pm, the highlight of the evening begins: a live auction by Cash Realty & Auctions that will include works by nationally celebrated photographer William Wegman and Polly Little, Development Development for Hallwalls.  Proceeds will benefit the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project’s efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County with treatable medical conditions.

The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is a collaboration by the SPCA; City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Se

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

The Turkish Cooking Classes will start soon at the Turkish Cultural Center - Buffalo on 1517 Kenmore Avenue.

The classes will be held every other Wednesday between 6:00pm-8:00pm starting on March 16th 2011. There will be a total of 6 classes ending on May 25th. We will learn authentic Turkish recipes, prepare & cook them all together during the classes, and of course taste them at the end!

'Expressions in Chalk' Street Painting Festival is a Colorful Event

'Expressions in Chalk' Street Painting Festival is a Colorful Event

Looking for a unique getaway this summer? Imadon’s Expressions in Chalk is a free admission, family oriented, three-day summer street painting festival that attracts thousands of visitors to the heart of Wortley Village in nearby London, Ontario. The sixth annual Expressions in Chalk, taking place July 30 through Aug. 1, will feature both local and international artists. 

Each year, in addition to the competitive paintings, the festival undertakes a special street painting project. In 2009, for example, these talented artists re-created the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and in 2010 paid tribute to Canadian hero Terry Fox. The 2011 special project will take place at 120 Bruce St. in the St. James Westminster Anglican Church parking lot in London.