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Poinsetta and Railway ExhibitBuffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced that their annual Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit will run November 27 through January 3.  They also announced that their annual Santa’s Workshop event will take place December 11 through 12 and a Buy One, Get One Admission (BOGO) Day will round out the fun on December 28 to celebrate the holiday season.   

The whole family will enjoy the Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday tradition, the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit.  This stunning exhibit includes over 1,000 beautiful poinsettias, holiday decorations and some playful surprises.  Poinsettias are native to Mexico and are often found in tropical forests.

Gardens After Dark - PoinsettiaBuffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is introducing a brand-new series of exhibits, Gardens After Dark. Offered at different times throughout the year, this new experience was created to open the Botanical Gardens in the evening for all to enjoy.    

Each Gardens After Dark exhibit will focus on the Botanical Gardens’ mission of connecting people to the natural world literally in a new way and in a new light. The Botanical Gardens will be filled with colorful and soft lighting to enhance and showcase their mesmerizing plant collection and the beautiful historic landmark that surrounds.  Each exhibit in the series will bring a new way to experience the amazing Botanical Gardens and provide feelings of inspiration, peace and calmness during these unprecedented times. …

NYS - Making Progress HappenBuffalo Billion-funded Museum Celebrates Key Events and Movement Milestones in African-American History in Buffalo and the United States 

See Photos and Rendering Here                                                                                                        

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ribbon cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum. Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city's East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans —both past and present—who built Buffalo and are planning the city's future. The museum was granted $200,000 as part of Governor Cuomo's $50 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, a Buffalo Billion initiative.

Rustic Buffalo Artisan MarketTonawanda, N.Y. – Entrepreneurs John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, have opened a new brick and mortar location 6610 Shawnee Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 with their Grand Opening Weekend set for Saturday November 14th from 9am to 9pm and Sunday November 15th from 9am to 9pm.

Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market have converted a Mid 1800’s Barn into a 3700 Square foot shopping experience for all to enjoy.  They have added numerous enhancements to give it that Farmhouse charm to include second floor retail space as well as re-exposing the barn’s hayloft.

Fresh Air AdventuresGenesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties are excited to launch a new regional tourism program – “Fresh Air Adventures – New York’s Falls to the Finger Lakes”. This is a refresh of the successful long-running Country Byways of Greater Niagara and the Finger Lakes program, which has existed for over 25 years and has given the GLOW Counties collaborative capabilities to leverage our unique rural towns and villages, collective attractions and prime location between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes.

NYS - Making Progress HappenNew Carousel Building Adds to Overall Vision for a Redeveloped Waterfront 

See Renderings of Carousel Building Here 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near century old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.

Herschell Carrousel Factory MuseumNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. – The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be celebrating National Carousel Day on Saturday July 25th. The museum will be offering unlimited carousel rides with the purchase of regular admission and 10% off all Herschell Carrousel Museum logo merchandise. In addition, there will be docent lead tours of the museum at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and STEM activities in the Children's Gallery throughout the day.

WATERCOLOR I WEBSITEBuffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced a variety of new online art classes and workshops beginning July 21. Watercolor I-Foundations, II-Beginner Techniques, III-Intermediate Expression and IV-Masters will offer classes for all skill levels and will begin starting July 21. The watercolor classes and workshops will be held online via ZOOM meeting and will be taught by the Botanical Gardens' newest art instructors Judith Kosinski and Deanna Weinholtz. 

Each watercolor series has been designed to accommodate all skill levels including a foundational level for beginners with little to no experience, a beginner level for those looking to learn more techniques, an intermediate level for those with more experience, and an advanced masters class for those looking to fine tune their skills. …

Frank-Lloyd-Wright-s-Darwin-DBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, July 16. The site has been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is prepared and eager to begin public tours of both the interior and the grounds of the estate.

“We are excited to welcome guests once again to the fully-restored Wright masterpiece,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers will remain our number one priority, and we will continue to closely adhere to the guidelines and recommendations released by experts.”…

NYS - Making Progress HappenProspect Street Entrance Area Completes Multi-Year Restoration of Park Landscape 

Plaza Creates Welcoming Connection Between Park and Downtown Business District 

See Photos Here from Today's Event Where Announcement Was Made

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced work has been fully completed on the new Niagara Falls State Park Welcome Plaza along Prospect Street in Niagara Falls. This project completes the landscape restoration of the nation's oldest state park which began in 2011.

"Niagara Falls is one of most awe-inspiring destinations in this country and a key part of New York's environmental identity," Governor Cuomo said. "The completion of this revitalization plan strengthens this legacy while enhancing the region's tourism industry and I encourage all to discover this amazing park in New York State."