Events and Activities

Here is a list of events and activities presented by arts and cultural organizations in Western New York in alphabetical order. 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 Cameryn 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. 

    • Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art Exhibition: On view Oct. 16th - Jan. 16th. Click here.

  • Alleyway Theatre: 

    • 2021-2022 Season announced, click here 

      • Arts Access Passholders can reserve tickets by calling 716-852-2600 ext. 0​​

  • Aquarium of Niagara:

    • Open to the public. 

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

  • Brazen-Faced Varlets

    • 2021-2022 Season announced, click here. ​

  • Buffalo Arts Studio: 

    • Studio Artist Show and Sale: Nov. 20th- Dec. 22nd. Click here. ​​

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens:

    • Open to the public, reserve tickets here or by calling 716-827-1584 ext. 2655 

    • Online activities for children and families. Click here

  • Buffalo Chamber Players: 

    • 2021-2022 Season Announced. Click here

  • Buffalo Choral Arts Society:

    • Recordings of previous music. Click here.

  • Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus: 

    •  Performance gallery photos available here

    • Our Finest Gifts Concert: Dec. 4th, 7:30PM. Click here. 

      • AA Passholders, contact Box Office at (716) 883-1277 to reserve tickets. ​

  • Buffalo History Museum:

    • Open to the public, register here.

    • Educational videos and resources. Click here.

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

    • M&T Third Friday.  Click here.

    • Louise Blanchard Bethune: Dec. 1st, 6:00PM. Click here

    • The Fall of Fort Niagara Lecture: Dec. 4th, 6:00PM. Click here

  • Buffalo Museum of Science: ​

    • Open to the public. Pre-Registration required for non-members of the museum. Click here for reservation or call 716-896-5200. 

    • Virtual science fair activities. Click here.

    • Virtual Collection Tours. Click here.

    • Conversations in Science: Geology Collections: Dec. 1st, 6:00PM-7:00PM. Click here

    • Lost Beauty II Exhibition: Now through Dec. 31st. Click here

    • SensERIE now open. Click here

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus:

    • Recordings of music. Click here.

    • Handel's Messiah Performance: Dec. 5th, 2:30PM. Click here

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra:

    • Extensive YouTube channel. Click here.

    • 2021-22 Season announced. Click here.

      • Arts Access Passholders can reserve tickets by contacting the box office here

  • Burchfield Penney Art Center:

    • Open to the public, review safety protocols here

    • Artist interviews. Click here.

    • At-Home art activities. Click here

    • Art Moves Me: Thursdays 12:00PM-2:00PM. Fall schedule and registration info here.

    • Virtual Book Club: Dec. 2nd, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Register here.  

  • Carnegie Art Center:

    • Open to the public, find hours here.

  • Cepa Gallery: 

    • Find current events and exhibitions here.

    • Ascension of Black Stillness (2021) Exhibition: Sept. 17th- Dec. 3rd. Click here. ​ 

    • Swallow Art exhibition: Opening reception Dec. 3rd, 5:00PM-8:00PM. Exhibition Dec. 3rd through Dec. 31st. Click 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.

    • STEM Saturdays, Sept. 18th- Dec. 18th, 10:00AM-4:00PM. Click here

    • Folk Art Fridays: Every Friday until the end of the year, 10:00AM-12:00PM. Click here

    • Pay What You Can Admission: Calendar available here for dates. 

  • 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.

    • Tree of Light Event: Dec. 5th, 4:00PM-6:00PM. Click here

  • Friends of Vienna: 

    • 2021-2022 Concert schedule announced. Click here. ​

      • Arts Access passholders can reserve tickets by calling 716-838-3730

  • Graycliff Conservancy: 

    • Open to the public, plan your visit here.

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum:

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

    • HCFM @ Home: click here 

  • Irish Classical Theatre Co.:

    • Celtic Connections virtual series. Click here.

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

    • 2021-2022 Season Announced. Click here

      • Arts Access Passholders can reserve tickets by calling 716-853-4282​

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo: 

    • Virtual Hanukkah stories and activities available here

    • The American Dream & Architecture Studies by Eta Rottenberg: Dec. 2nd, 4:30PM-7:30Pm. Register here.

    • Virtual People of the Book Series: Click here to view calendar.   

  • Jewish Repertory Theater: 

    • 2021-2022 Season Announced. Click here. ​

      • Arts Access Passholders can reserve tickets through the box office: 716-650-7626

  • Just Buffalo Literary Center: ​ 

    • Youth Writing Workshops. Click here.

    • Resources for Local Writers. Click here

    • To register for In-School Programming & Field Trips, click here.

    • Lit City Voices, An Original Video Series: available here

    • Buffalo Writes with Julianne Neely: Dec. 1st, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Click here

  • Kenan Center:

    • 100 American Craftsmen Show virtual shop. Click here.

    • The Art of Suffrage Virtual Tour. Click here.

    • Another Christmas Surprise: Dec. 4th-12th, 2:00PM. Click here

  • Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor: 

    • Virtual Photo Exhibition. Click here to view.

    • Spring 2021 Lecture Series recordings available here 

    • Soulful Christmas: Dec. 3rd, 5:00PM-8:00PM. Click here. 

    • MSAAHCC at the History Museum: Dec 15th, 6:00-8:00PM. Click here

  • Music is Art:

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

    • Apply to New "Camp", Coaching & Mentoring Program here.

    • Instrument Program, Donations & Placement. Click here for more details.

  • 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 Arts & Cultural Center: 

    • Insights Sensory Book Club: virtual meetings Tuesdays from 11:00AM-12:00PM. Click here 

    • View Current and Past exhibits here

    • Pet Pals Art Exhibit: Dec. 12th-Jan. 22nd. 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.

  • 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.

    • 1 Painting by Sarkis Antonyan on view online, click here

    • 1 Story by Madeline Cash. Click here.  

  • Road Less Traveled Productions:

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

    • 2021-2022 Season announced here 

      • Arts Access Pass reservations for Previews only. Reservation must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 716-629-3069 or email. ​

  • 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

  • Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Center:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources. Click here.

    • Squeaky Wheel Axle Grease. Click here.

    • Shawné Michaelain Holloway exhibition: Opening Oct. 6th, on view through Feb 14th. Click here

  • The Big Easy in Buffalo:

    • Active Facebook page with videos. Click here.

    • Limited Arts Access tickets available to Dec. 11th and Dec. 13th performances. Click here.

  • Theater of Youth: 

    • Virtual family activities available here. 

  • Torn Space Theater: 

    • Origin Story: Torn Space x Silo City: Click here to watch. 

  • Trinity Episcopal Church:

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

    • Online Worship Schedule & Resources. Click here.

    • Free Christmas Organ Concert with Paul Cena: Dec. 17th at noon. Click here.  

  • UB Arts Collaboratory: Space Between Gallery

    • Working artist lab video archive. Click here

    • Buffalo Arts Calendar. Click here. 

  • Ujima Company:

    • Dunbar Project for theatre education. Click here.

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

    • Active Facebook Page. Click here.

    • 2021-2022 Season Announced, view covid-19 policy here

  • WNY Book Arts Center:

    • Garden Tools to Experience Life Exhibition: On view Nov. 5th- Dec.11th. Opening reception Nov. 5th, 5:00-8:00PM. Click here

    • multi-verse Poetry Exhibition: Nov. 5th- Dec. 11th. Click here

    • Gallery Meditation with Kate Parzych: Nov. 6th, 10:00-11:00AM. Click here

    • Artist Talk with Madeline Bartley: Nov. 17th, 6:00-7:00PM. Click here

  • Young Audiences of WNY:

    • Extensive resources page. Click here.

    • ArtWorks Spring '21 Showcase. Click here.

    • Traveling the Erie Canal: 200 Years of Journeys. Performance dates and location available 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.

  • Willie Hutch Jones Education and Sports Programming:

    • Free afterschool virtual programming for children ages 8-16. Click here to register. 

  • Community Health Center of Niagara:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources.  Click here.

    • Health and Wellness services. 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.

    • Free Counseling for Youth and Families. Click here.

    • Activities for Seniors. Click here.

    • Erie County Stay Fit Dining Site. Click here.

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo: 

    • Community calendar available here. ​

    • Virtual art gallery: click here

    • Community news page: click here

    • Hanukkah Concert with Israeli performer Guy Mintus: Nov. 28th, 1:00PM. Click here.

      • AA Passholders, reserve tickets by calling 716-204-2084.  

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  • Matt Urban Hope Center:

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

    • Youth and Family Resources, click here.

  • Massachusetts Avenue Project Mobile Market:

    • Mobile Farmers market. Click here for calendar and locations. ​

    • Reading Rutabagas Book Club: meetings on the last Tuesday of the month. Click here. 

  • Partnership For the Public Good: 

    • Updated community news page. Click here

  • PUSH Buffalo 

    • Grant Street Neighborhood Center Youth Programming, click here

    • Monthly Meeting: Nov. 20th, 11:00AM-1:00PM. Click here

  • Town of Cheektowaga, Senior Center:

    • Senior assistance and outreach online services. Click here.

  • Food Bank of WNY:

    • Food assistance and pantry locator. Click here.

    • Upcoming events available here

    • Nutrition Education courses, click here

  • Niagara Falls Public Library:

    • Virtual art and music resources. Click here.

    • Digital library downloads. Click here.

    • Curbside library pickup program. Click here.

    • Racial Justice and Anti-Racism resources available here