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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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September 2021


Familia Fun Day at the Martin House

September 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

BAF will be at the Darwin Martin House celebrating Latino art, culture, food and heritage at this FREE family event!

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Doors Open Buffalo

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doors Open Buffalo is back for 2021! Enjoy free access to downtown buildings on Saturday, September 25. Stop by the BAF table located on the plaza in front of the Central Library. Doors Open Buffalo is following all CDC, New York State and Erie County COVID-19 policies. Click here for the event website.

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November 2021

6Mbs 2021 Fall Series

November 3, 2021 @ 6:30 am

Please join us this Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:30pm for the Fall 2021 series of 6 Minute Building Stories on facebook live! BAF’s 6Mbs is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines. Speakers present their building story through a short presentation with a 6 minute time limit. Featured Speakers: Ellen Mika Zelasko Ellen writes a blog called Hello Buffalo. She is Buffalo born and bred with a passion for its story and respect for its…

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AIA Buffalo/WNY Architecture Awards Gala

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Buffalo Architecture Foundation is the proud sponsor of the Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of exemplary pro bono services provided to not-for-profit clients by architects or allied practitioners in construction, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and planning. This award is presented at the annual AIA Buffalo/Western New York Service Awards and Design Awards events and honors achievements in Design Excellence and Distinguished Service.

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December 2021

Virtual Meat Raffle

December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

BAF’s virtual Meat Raffle will be held on Facebook Live on December 10th, 2021! We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets are available at https://givebutter.com/O2kvOR The raffle will be Friday, Dec. 10th @ 6:00pm on Facebook Live. Ticket purchases end Friday 12/10 at noon! There will be a 50/50 and a Mega Raffle that includes a Yeti cooler and accessories. The meat raffle will be 15 rounds of meat and gift cards to different local and national stores. Ticket packages start at…

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