Events and Activities

Here is a list of free events and activities around Western New York. This list includes both virtual and in-person activities.  If you would like your event listed here, contact Cameryn at artsaccess@asiwny.org

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens:

    • Operating at reduced capacity; E-tickets are recommended before your visit. Walk-ins may be turned away if capacity has been met. To reserve E-ticket, click here or call 716-827-1584 ext. 2655  

    • Coleus and Creatures Exhibit: Aug. 20th-Oct. 1st. ​​

 

  • Erie County Fair

    • Free admission for children 12 and under. 

    • Free Admission for anyone who donates 4 canned items on Aug. 10th. All donations will benefit FeedMore WNY. ​

    • Free Admission for Firefighters and Auxiliary members with ID on Aug. 12th. Limit 2 tickets per person. 

    • Free Admission for Veterans, Active Military and Auxiliary members with ID on Aug. 14th. Limit 2 tickets per person. 

 

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

    • Review Covid-19 Safety Protocols here. 

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

    • Au-Some Evening: Aug. 12th (reoccurring event), 5:30pm-7:00pm

    • Free Play Fridays: Begins July 15th, 11:00am-1:00pm. 

    • Family Fun Fridays: Free activities every Friday this summer 

  • Fitz Books and Waffles:

    • Light Particles:​ Art Exhibition on view now through July 30th. 

    • Summer Book Sale: Aug. 26th, 27th, 28th ​​​​

  • Graycliff Conservancy

    • Operating at limited capacity, pre-reservations required. View tour calendar here.  

      • Passholders, reserve tour by contacting 716-947-9217​

    • Art Tours are free on the first Saturday of the month

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum:  

  • Just Buffalo Literary Center: ​ 

  • Kenan Center:  

  • Locust Street Art: 

    • Studio Art Classes for youth 4+, teens, adults & seniors. In-person & virtual classes.

  • Peach Mag:

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

    • Active blog featuring interviews, book recommendations, and more happenings in the literary world.

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  • Reg Lenna Center for the Arts: 

    • Passholders, reserve tickets to Movies at the Reg this summer by calling 716-484-7070​​

      • Movies available Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00pm. Box Office Associates will provide the week's schedule and help reserve seating. ​

  • Starlight Studio and Art Gallery: ​​ 

  • Ujima Company:

  • 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.:

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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. ​

    • Community Event Calendar: 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