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May 2018

$10 – $20

Richardson Olmsted Campus Tour

May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the Association of Preservation Technologies Northeast Chapter for a unique tour of the monumental adaptive re-use project of the former Buffalo State Hospital designed by H.H. Richardson and grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, a National Historic Landmark. From the perspective of the lead architecture firm, Flynn Battaglia Architects, and the Richardson Center Corporation docents, the tour will take you through the history of the site, the transformation of the Towers Administration Building and two adjoining wings into…

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August 2018

Elmwood Art Festival

August 25, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Visit BAF at Cultural Row at the Elmwood Festival of the Arts. Our Architecture + Education volunteers will be on hand and have a new architecture activity for aspiring architects and designers!

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September 2018

YIMBY at 998 Broadway

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Yes In My Back Yard promotes the role of community groups as an integral force for positive and sustainable change in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. The Buffalo YIMBY Festival brings together Block Clubs, neighborhood groups, grassroots organizations and interested individuals to get to know each other, share ideas and experiences, and develop skills and strategies that can improve the Buffalo- Niagara Region, one block at a time. Visit the Facebook event for more information! 

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Lafayette Avenue Tour of Homes

September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One of BAF’s corporate partners, Explore Buffalo will play host and tour the interior of beautiful historic homes on Lafayette Avenue in the 2018 installment of the Tour of Homes event. For tickets and more information, please visit Explore Buffalo’s website. 

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6 Minute Building Stories

September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

      Location and speakers will be announced soon!  View past speakers on our YouTube channel. 

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October 2018

1st Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Join the Buffalo Maritime Center, BAF and other WNY cultural organizations at the Colonel Ward Pumping Station.  Hosted by the Buffalo Maritime Center, which is a nonprofit organization based in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood, dedicated to highlighting and enriching Buffalo’s maritime history. It functions today as an inter-generational, community-learning center that seeks to promote traditional hand skills and crafts-manlike attitude. BAF and our Architecture + Education volunteers will be on hand. Come learn about our Little Free Libraries project and our other programs…

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Meat ‘n’ Greet – Meat Raffle Fundraiser

October 6, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Join BAF for a time-honored and unique fundraising tradition in WNY: meat raffle! Bring your dollar bills and help support BAF’s many programs. Basket raffles and 50/50 split will also benefit our programming. Date and Time: Saturday October 6 Doors Open: 5:45PM, first spin at 6:30PM. Location:  Matthew Glab Post 1477 (View) 1965 Abbott Rd Buffalo, NY 14218 Tickets can be purchased from a BAF Board member, online, at the door or  by emailing [email protected] $5 for individuals or get…

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March 2019


6 Minute Building Stories

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

      6 Minute Building Stories, or 6Mbs, is part of a larger Building Stories dialogue. 6Mbs is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines. Speakers present their building story through 18 images. The total time allotted for each slide is 20 seconds and, as the slide changes after 20 seconds, so does the related verbal content. Tickets: $5 at the door / Cash Bar.     Confirmed Speakers include: Sarah Battaglia:…

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August 2019

Architecture+Education Info Session and Mixer

August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Architecture+Education’s next session in Buffalo Public Schools is almost here! Join us Friday, August 9th and Rigidized Metals’ Design Studio to learn more about the program and become our next volunteer.  Register online today!

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January 2020


Meat Raffle FUNdraiser

January 24, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

All proceeds to benefit BAF’s ongoing programming!  Basket raffles, 50/50 split and a cooler full of goodies will be available in addition to the meat raffle!  Tickets for the Yeti cooler are available online now and the winner does not need to be present!  Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4486167, by emailing [email protected] or limited tickets will be at the door. $6 for individual tickets or 8 for $40 and a reserved table. Entry fees include beer, pop and wine.

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