So, summer is (unofficially) here…what to do, what to do. You won’t have that problem in Buffalo – there’s always plenty to do here! Here are just a few things to check out in June around town.
|2014 Parkside Garden Tour|
Get your garden on – my favorite festival of the year has a new name – the National Garden Festival is now Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara! It’s still six weeks of gardening fun, education, walks, tours and more, and I’m sure it will still wear out my camera batteries!
Get fit outdoors – Fitness in the Parks is back at a number of parks throughout the area, including Bassett Park, Ellicott Creek Park and Artpark to name a few. If you’re downtown, there are all kinds of classes happening at Canalside – Pilates, Tai Chi, barre, yoga, bootcamp and more.
Get cultured with some free Shakespeare – one of the largest free Shakespeare festivals in the country is right here in Buffalo! Shakespeare in Delaware Park is in its 40th season, and in 2015 presents Romeo and Juliet (June 18th through July 12th) and 12th Night (July 23rd through August 16th). Performances take place, weather-permitting, Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
|Buffalo History Museum (2014)|
Get out to a museum – the Buffalo History Museum offers its first Food Truck Rodeo of the season on Wednesday, June 3rd and the first Party on the Portico for 2015 on Friday, June 19th. At the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, it’s M&T First Friday on Friday, June 5th and Art Alive on Saturday, June 6th. The Buffalo Museum of Science offers the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, June 6th and the Solstice Soiree on Saturday, June 20th, and the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum will be open free of charge on Saturday, June 6th during Planting Day in the Village.
Get in the race – help out a couple of great causes by taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at the Delaware Park Rose Garden on Saturday, June 13th or the Ride for Roswell on Saturday, June 27th throughout the Buffalo-Niagara area.
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