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O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance

O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance

Members of the O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance perform at Talty's Tavern on South Park in South Buffalo during a recent Forgotten Buffalo tour of Irish Buffalo. Forgotten Buffalo's SOLD OUT schedule of Jim & Tim's Irish Buffalo tours continue thie weekend. For more information on future Forgotten Buffalo tours visit, www.ForgottenBuffalo.com

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

The Buffalo Irish Center, WNY’S Irish American Heritage Center, will come alive with Irish music, dance and food beginning on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.  

The day will begin with a Mass (sponsored by St. Patrick’s Irish American Club) and a traditional Irish Breakfast ($15 advance ticket available at Tara Gift Shoppe). 

The annual Soda Bread Competition will be judged by Kirstie Struienski of Fiddleheads Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be dropped off  between  9:00 and 10:15 a.m.  Breads must be wrapped in clear plastic and labeled with name and phone number.

Music will begin in the pub with Comhaltas at 1 p.m., Kevin McCarthy at 2:30 p.m. and St.

Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

 Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

Congressman Says Changes Would Fuel Economic Growth

Western New York is home to magnificent historic treasures but Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says the antiquated interpretation of National Park Service regulations are creating barriers for developers looking to invest in and rehabilitate local landmarks.

“The purpose of Historic Tax Credits is to encourage redevelopment and reuse of some of our most extraordinary structures but the outdated process is instead creating hurdles for the individuals trying to do just that,” said Congressman Higgins, Co-Chair of the Revitalizing Older Cities Task Force.  “I look forward to working with the National Park Service to facilitate changes that alleviate the current obstacles and allow for the rebirth of these sites and the economic and job growth that comes with it.”

Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday! Buffalo’s biggest party day of the year—the 16th Annual ARTVOICE Mardi Gras! Sponsored by Artvoice will be hosting the Buffalo Mardi Gras extravaganza on Tuesday, Mar. 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The celebration will include 35 clubs and bars located throughout historic Allentown, the Buffalo Entertainment District and the Elmwood Strip to create Buffalo’s own French Quarter. A motorcade of more than 30 floats will begin the festivities at Mister Goodbar located at 1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo N.Y.

The entire event is a fundraiser for The Give for Greatness campaign, which was organized to raise over one million dollars to fund 47 cultural organizations located throughout Erie County that have been deleted from the county budget. Five dollar bracelets will be sold as a one time entry fee into all participating venues.

Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's version of Bourbon Street comes alive! Dress in your best feather boa or Mardi Gras mask...we'll provide the beads, live music, and yummy treats!

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

For tickets call 847-1410 or email rscott@sheas.org

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Rep Theater of WNY is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration on March 8th (Fat Tuesday).

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

There's no time like the present to start volunteering--and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is a great place to do it!

We are seeking docent tour guides, volunteers for community outreach programs, assistants for special events and research team members. If you are interested in learning more, join us for free orientation and training sessions this spring. During April and May, we'll be holding several FREE sessions. The dates are Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, or Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 -- each session starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm. We recommended that attendees bring a packed lunch.