Events and Activities

Below please find a list of events and activities presented by arts and cultural organizations in Western New York. This list includes both virtual and in-person activities. If you would like your event listed here for Arts Access pass-holders to find, contact Jess at artsaccess@asiwny.org.


  • Albright Knox:​

    • Northland Location open to the public, reservations required. Click here

    • At-home virtual activities for children and families. Click here.

    • Virtual Family Fun Day, Sunday, June 13 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. Click here

    • ​Art Truck at Wright Night: Experiencing Kaneko at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Monday, Jun 14, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Click here.

    • ​Art Truck at Isaias Gonzalez - Soto Branch Library, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Click here.

    • Virtual Art Today, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Click here.

    • Virtual Members' Preview of Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color, Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here.

    • Art Truck at Falconer Public Library, Friday, June 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Click here.

    • Descriptive Teleconference Tour, Friday, June 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Click here.

    • Art Truck at Albright-Knox Northland, Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Click here.

    • Art Truck at Yates Community Library, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. Click here.

    • Art Alive 2021 Celebration, Saturday, July 12 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Click here.

  • Aquarium of Niagara:

    • Open to the public. 

    • At-home activities for children and parents. Click here.

  • Artpark State Park:

    • Open every day for trails, public art, fishing spots. Click here.

    • Sonic Trails: Her Moccasins Talk, May 15, 2021 - September 30, 2021. Click here.

    • Sonic Trails: Cover the Water: The Holladay Brothers, May 15, 2021 - September 30, 2021. Click here.

    • Sonic Trails: Juneteenth: From the Past to the Living Present, May 15, 2021 - September 30, 2021. Click here.

    • Free Family Saturdays, June 19, 2021 - August 28, 2021, from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Click here.

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens:

    • Open to the public. 

    • Online activities for children and families. Click here.

  • Buffalo Choral Arts Society:

    • Recordings of previous music. Click here.

  • Buffalo History Museum:

    • Open to the public starting January 2nd, register here.

    • Educational videos and resources. Click here.

    • Request for FREE AT&T Virtual Field Trips Program. Click here.

    • It Didn’t Happen Over Night: The Tulsa Race Massacre, Monday, June 14, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Click here.

    • M&T Third Friday, every Friday. Click here.

  • Buffalo Museum of Science: ​

    • Open to the public

    • Virtual science fair activities. Click here.

    • Virtual Collection Tours. Click here.

    • MOB (Music of Buffalo): Live at Museum, June 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here.

    • Conversations in Science: Cicada Mania: June 30 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 P. Click here

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus:

    • Recordings of music. Click here.

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra:

    • Extensive YouTube channel. Click here.

    • Summer 2021, from July 4, 2021, 8:00 PM - August 12, 7:00 PM. Click here.

  • Burchfield Penney Art Center:

    • Open to the public starting February 11th.

    • Artist interviews and virtual tours. Click here.

    • On the Second Friday of every month, Burchfield Penney hosts virtual events on their Facebook Page with the support of M & T Bank. Click here for this month’s schedule.  

  • Carnegie Art Center:

    • Open to the public, find hours here.

    • Find current events and exhibitions here.

    • Celebrating 130 Years of the Buffalo Society of Artists (1981-2021): Past Presidents of the Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibitions, from June 3, 2021 - June 26, 2021. Click here.

  • Cepa Gallery: 

    • Find current events and exhibitions here.

  • Comedysportz Buffalo:

    • Quick improv lessons. Click here.

    • ComedySportz Buffalo Online. Click here.

  • Explore and More- The Ralph C. Wilson Children's Museum:

    • Open to the public. 

      • For AA Passholders: Please call (716) 655-5131 ext. 7077 to reserve your tickets. $2 admission per person is due upon check-in.​

    • “Sanity Saver” home activities. Click here.

    • "​We're open" activities. Click here.

    • Bike Rodeo, June 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Click here.

    • Museums on Us, July 3, 2021 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Click here.

  • Explore Buffalo:

    • Children's activities about Buffalo architecture and history. Click here

    • View this month's calendar here

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House:

    • Children and family virtual tours and educational resources. Click here.

    • YouTube tours and exploration. Click here.

  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center:

    • Active YouTube page. Click here. 

    • View their activity calendar here

    • Re-Entry: Gallery shows starting January 15th, more info here.

    • Kenny Rivero, Walk With Me, Friday, April 9, 2021 — Friday, June 25, 2021. Click here.

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum:

    • The museum is currently closed, set to reopen in April 2021

    • Active Facebook page with resources and opportunities. Click here.

    • National Band Organ Day, June 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Click here.

    • Classics at The Carrousel, June 26, 2021 from 11:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Click here.

  • Irish Classical Theatre Co.:

    • Celtic Connections virtual series. Click here.

    • In Performance & Conversation: W.B. Yeats Poems: Words and Music. Click here.

  • Just Buffalo Literary Center: ​ 

    • Youth Writing Workshops. Click here.

    • Agents of Change Mural (Summer 2021): Agents of Change is an outreach project with a focus on education, community involvement in both the East and West sides of Buffalo, performance, public art and storytelling. Click here.

    • Typography of Women Presents A Two-part Juneteenth Event. Saturday, June 19 (Part I, 3:30 PM; Part II, 5:00 PM) & Sunday, June 20 (Part I, 1:30 PM; Part II, 3:00 PM). Click here.

  • Kenan Center:

    • 100 American Craftsmen Show virtual shop. Click here.

    • The Art of Suffrage Virtual Tour. Click here.

    •  Virtual crafts and activities. Click here.

  • Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor: 

    • Virtual Photo Exhibition. Click here to view.

    • Spring Speaker Series: For more information about lectures click here. To sign-up for virtual lectures click here. ​​​

      • Dr. Lillian Serece Williams- date and lecture to be announced!

  • Music is Art:

    • Video submissions being accepted to be featured on MiA YouTube channel. Click here.

  • MusicalFare Theatre: 

    • ​Active YouTube channel with recordings of previous performance clips. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with resources and opportunities. Click here.

  • Neglia Ballet Artists:

    • Active YouTube channel. Click here.

  • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center:

    • Story Time sessions on YouTube channel. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with resources and opportunities. Click here.

    • Typography of Women Presents Part 1 & Part 2, June 19, 2021 - June 20, 2021. Click here.

  • Peach Mag:

    • Active website and Facebook page with literary content and educational resources. Click here

    • s05e01: Ginsberg, Bangura, Manda, Chiem, Lee, Thursday, October 29, 2021, at 8 PM. Click here.

  • Road Less Traveled Productions:

    • Podcast with community art members, hosted by Peter Palmisano. Click here.​​ 

  • Starlight Studio and Art Gallery:

    • Side-By-Each Exhibition. Click here.

    • Erie I-Learn Zoom Events, Monday-Friday from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM and occasional Saturdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Click here.

    • Chautauqua I-Learn Zoom Events. Click here for more details.

    • Starlight Zoom Hangouts. Monday - Friday on Zoom from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Click here.

      • Tuesday's at 11:00 AM Writing Group with Mike Rembis

      • Wednesday's and Thursday's at 11:00 AM: Reading with Judy

      • Thursdays at 1:00 PM: Bob Ross painting Demos with Angela Robb

  • Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Center:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources. Click here.

    • Squeaky Wheel Axle Grease. Click here.

  • The Big Easy in Buffalo:

    • Active Facebook page with videos. Click here.

  • Trinity Episcopal Church:

    • Fresh Voices Speaker Series: Past speaker videos. Click here.

  • Ujima Company:

    • Dunbar Project for theatre education. Click here.

    • #ArtThatHeals project available for submissions and viewing. Click here.

    • Ujima Virtual Season 2020-2021. Click here.

    • Active Facebook Page. Click here

  • WNY Book Arts Center:

    • 12th annual members show. Click here.

    • Member's Show, from June 4 - June 26, 2021. Click here.

    • Daeman Speaker Series: Branding for Artists, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here.

    • Chain Stitch Leather Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here.

    • Summer of Bookfest 2021, from July 10 - August 21, 2021. Click here.

  • Young Audiences of WNY:

    • Extensive resources page. Click here.

    • Artworks Spring 21' Showcase. Click here.

    • All upcoming events can be viewed here.

  • West Side Community Services:

    • Youth programming. Click here.

    • Families programming. Click here.

    • Senior programming. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with updated events and opportunities. Click here.

  • Community Health Center of Niagara:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources.  Click here.

  • Delavan Grider Community Center aka Metro Community Development Corp.:

    • Active Facebook page with community resources and educational opportunities. Click here.

    • After School Program, Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Click here.

    • Summer Camp. Click here.

    • Free Counseling for Youth and Families. Click here.

    • Activities for Seniors. Click here.

    • Erie County Stay Fit Dining Site. Click here.

  • Matt Urban Hope Center:

    • COVID-19 and Matt Urban services of WNY updates. Click here.

  • Town of Cheektowaga, Senior Center:

    • Senior assistance and outreach online services. Click here.

    • Town Board Work Session, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here.

    • Town Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Click here.

  • Food Bank of WNY:

    • Food assistance and pantry locator. Click here.

  • Niagara Falls Public Library:

    • Virtual art and music resources. Click here.

    • Digital library downloads. Click here.

    • Curbside library pickup program. Click here.