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Dates: 
08/18/2018

Organization:

Chestnut Ridge Park

Location:

6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-662-3290
Time: 
Check in starts at 8 am

K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch at Chestnut Ridge Park!

The K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch (or "KMR") is a 10K ruck march through Chestnut Ridge Park. Participants will march, run, walk or crawl, a 10K either as a individual or team while carrying rucks (back packs) filled with non perishable goods ( or choose to not carry and donate before the Roadmarch we just ask that you bring a minimum of 30 lbs to donate.) *See rules about weight for certain categories. The Roadmarch is open to all – current / retired military, first responders, civilians- EVERYONE!
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Dates: 
08/17/2018

Organization:

Cazenovia Park

Location:

Cazenovia Street
Buffalo, NY, 14220
United States

Phone:

(716) 553-6301
Time: 
8:30 pm

Family Movie Night at Caz Park – Antz

Family Movie Night at Cazenovia Park (near the Casino) is a FREE outdoor film series, presented by Wegmans. It is kids friendly and free for all to enjoy! Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks and get ready to have some fun. The movie is weather dependent, so check the facebook page for cancellations.
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Dates: 
08/16/2018

Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228
Time: 
2- 3:30pm

Nature’s Art Box: Forest Creatures at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Let your imagination and the supplies that nature provides lead the way to make a forest creature of your very own. Glue guns will be used. Small children must be assisted by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register. $5
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Dates: 
08/18/2018

Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228
Time: 
7 - 9 pm

Summer Night Hike and Campfire at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Join us around the campfire for S’mores before a sunset night hike at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. Beavers, Owls, Bats, Raccoons, and Nighthawks will all be out and about getting ready for fall! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register. $5.
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Dates: 
08/24/2018
08/25/2018
08/26/2018

Location:

225 Fuhrmann Blvd. Wilkeson Point Park
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 743-9348
Time: 
Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Buffalo Irish Festival

Grab your friends and family and get your green on for the annual Buffalo Irish Festival! Your toes will be tapping and your mouth will be watering as you experience Irish culture Buffalo style!! 37th Annual ethnic heritage festival, held on Buffalo's beautiful Outer Harbor. Three days of Irish food, drink, music and dance. 20+ vendors of Irish goods, crafts, and wearables. Booksellers and author signings. FREE Admission FRIDAY ONLY from 4pm to 5:30 pm in time for the Parade of Ireland's 32 Counties!! Tickets are available at all Consumers Beverage stores, Tara Gift Shoppe, and the Bisons Ticket Office.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560
Time: 
9 am - 12 pm

World’s Largest Fossil Dig at Penn Dixie — the #1 fossil park in the U.S.

Unearth the Unexpected and help set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Fossil Dig at Penn Dixie! Admission is reduced to $5 per person and includes a commemorative shirt, fossil collecting bag, and all of the amazing Penn Dixie fossils that our guests may collect. No fossil digging experience is necessary as volunteer stewards from several community groups will be on hand to facilitate the dig. Or, invite your friends and register a team of up to ten diggers for just $40. Stay after the dig to collect fossils and enjoy food trucks at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be one of the inaugural title holders in this new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ category for World’s Largest Fossil Dig!
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Dates: 
08/22/2018
08/23/2018
08/24/2018

Location:

New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY, 13209
United States

Phone:

315.487.7711
Time: 
See web site for times

The Great New York State Fair

Welcome to the Great New York State Fair Find Your Great... AUGUST 22, 2019 — SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 Syracuse, NY
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/17/2018
08/18/2018

Organization:

Erie County Fair

Location:

5600 McKinley Pkwy
Hamburg , NY, 14075
United States

Phone:

716-649-3900 ext. 6404
Time: 
varies, see below

Erie County Fair!

The Erie County Fair has something for everyone! Rides, games, shows, food and MORE!! Bring your kids and make a ton of new memories. The mile-long midway features rides, games, sideshows, concessions, and shopping. Weekday ride wristbands are $25 in advance (you can purchase them at Tops) and $30 at the Gate. Weekend ride wristbands are $40. Gates are open daily from 9 am – 10:30 pm, buildings are open from 10 am – 10 pm and the Midway operates from 11 am – 11 pm. Wednesday, August 8, gates, buildings and midway will open at 12 pm.
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Dates: 
08/17/2018
08/24/2018

Organization:

Town of Clarence

Location:

One Town Place
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States

Phone:

(716) 407-2162
Time: 
9:30 -10:30 am

Clarence Free Fitness in the Parks

Head to the Gazebo in Clarence's Main Street Park where you and your kiddos can get your Yoga fix with the help of instructors from the YMCA. Each Friday morning this summer from 9:30 - 10:30 everyone is welcomed to participate in this fun, free, healthy activity. See you there!
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Dates: 
08/19/2018

Organization:

Grand Lady Cruises

Location:

100 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY, 14027
United States

Phone:

716-774-8594
Time: 
5:30 - 8 pm

Casual Cruise for a Cause on the Grand Lady: Summer Institute of Human Rights & Genocide Studies Buffalo

Come take a cruise with us and help support a worthwhile organization in the process! All these cruises are open to the public so you do not need any affiliation with the group on board that evening. Just come enjoy a cruise! $8 is donated directly to the featured organization, as well as 15% of the bar sales for the cruise. All cruises board at 5:30pm, sail 6-8pm and include live entertainment and a fully stocked cash bar for drinks and light snacks. Summer Institute for Human Rights & Genocide Studies of Buffalo was founded by a handful of area educators in 2008 to provide in-depth human rights education to local high school students and teachers. Cultivating the next generation of concerned citizens and activists, the Summer Institute provides its participants with the opportunity to hear human rights experts, historians, and advocates while engaging in hands-on activities, discussions, and field trips.
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Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018

Location:

3760 Quaker Road
Gasport, NY, 14067
United States

Phone:

716-772-2211
Time: 
12 pm - 5 pm

Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms

This is a terrific way to celebrate the harvest season! The great Pumpkin Fiesta is a fun family activity that the kids will remember and want to return to year after year. The Fiesta is every Saturday and Sunday from mid-September to the end of October. Free Live music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm and into the BRAND NEW BECKER BAZAAR! Enjoy our famous chicken bbq & ribs as well! FREE PARKING AND GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE FARM!
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Dates: 
08/23/2018

Organization:

Knox Farm State Park

Location:

437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

Phone:

(716) 549-1802
Time: 
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Kayaking with Matt at Knox Farm State Park!

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050. Thursday, August 23: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Registration: Required
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Dates: 
08/23/2018
08/24/2018
08/25/2018

Location:

125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

(917) 979-5175
Time: 
Time varies, see schedule

2018 New York State Women's Conference & Retreat - Seneca Falls Revisited

You're invited to the first-ever Women’s Equality Weekend. We’re here to learn, bond and reflect as we strategize our Centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Our conference is called Seneca Falls Revisited in tribute to the historic 1848 convention.
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Dates: 
08/18/2018
08/25/2018

Location:

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

716-332-4375
Time: 
10:30 - 11:30 am

Cursive Writing Classes for Kids at Brighton Place Library

These days, cursive writing is missing from many school curriculums. School age children can learn to write in cursive in the 5-week course. We will provide worksheets. Bring a pencil and a good eraser. Limited to 25 kids. Call 332-4375 to register.
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Dates: 
08/18/2018
08/19/2018

Location:

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY, 14228
United States

Phone:

716-689-1440
Time: 
varies, see below

Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village presents The 34th Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival Saturday, August 18th 10 am – 9 pm Sunday, August 19th 10 am – 8 pm. Featuring Highland Games (5 World Records Set Here!), Gathering of the Clans & Pipe Bands, World Class Music, Dancing & Workshops, Celtic Marketplace, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Mead & Scotch, Scottish Food, Band & Solo Pipe & Drum Competitions and MORE! Celebrate Scottish Cultural Heritage!
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/23/2018

Organization:

City of Tonawanda

Location:

200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

716-965-1800
Time: 
5 - 8 pm

Food Truck Thursdays at Gateway Harbor Park

Ditch the spatula and get over to Gateway Harbor Park for Food Truck Thursdays! You'll be able to skip making dinner and you and your family will have some fun enjoying delicious food truck fare, kids activities, special events and vendor fairs. Every week will be different from the one before!
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