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Sailing past Old Fort Niagara

Photo by Glenn Clark, Lewiston, NY

This annual event recreates highlights from the actual 19-day British siege of the French fort in July of 1759 through large-scale battles, history tours, cannon firings, military music, living history camps of British, French and Native reenactors, Read more

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The largest celebration in the history of the Buffalo waterfront, Basil Port of Call: Buffalo, will kick-off with a dramatic Parade of Sail at 3pm on July 4 as 12 tall ships move under full sail to dock at Canalside, Riverwalk, and Erie Basin Marina. Read more

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Western New York Family is proud to once again partner with Canalside to present “Family FUN Thursdays,” a series of entertaining, FREE summer events for the entire familyevery Thursday from June 27 through August 29 (excluding July 4). Read more

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Boy In Swimming Pool

Rafa Fernández Torres

A reminder as people start to open up their pools and hot tubs should help to keep swimming a safe and healthy activity. Read more

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Cornell food scientists are designing the milk carton of the future that will give consumers precise “best by” dates and improve sustainability by reducing food waste. Read more

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Flag Raising

Photo by Wayne Peters

This annual reenactment features reenactors as soldiers and civilians from the 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, special displays of military vehicles, period camps, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. Read more

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At Old Fort Niagara’s ‘Patriots’ Day Weekend’ event on April 27 and 28, visitors will experience living-history fun while learning about the American Revolution and how it started on the battlefields of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. Read more

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Opening March 30, the Spring Exhibit will indulge visitors in the beautiful colors and fragrances of spring and a chance to meet bunnies, chicks and ducklings as part of a redesigned 4-H Mini Farm. The Easter Bunny will visit on April 13, 19 & 20. Read more

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Your business or organization can help raise funds for Camp Good Days by collecting unwanted electronics from employees, friends, and family for FREE pickup in May! Read more

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This winter has brought us snow, sub-zero windchills, ice storms, unheard of rainfall levels, more snow…. Who wouldn’t be ready to jump ahead into Summer?!! Summer means fun, family adventures, activities, travel — and SUMMER CAMP! Read more

Participating schools and organizations share their accomplishments, talents, and love for musical theatre. Each group performs one musical number from their show in front of their peers and a panel of theatre professionals from iTheatrics. Read more

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Lumiere was rescued on April 6, 2017 after he was found dehydrated and malnourished at just 1 month old. After many months of rehabilitation, the Aquarium has been chosen as his new home. Read more

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Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live. Read more

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Free family entertainment & activities for everyone - Hip Hop dancers, Hula Hoop master Benjamin Benny, The Hill Brothers, Kevin McCarthy, petting zoo and more at Buffalo's New Reading Park - on October 28th. Read more

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Western New York Family Magazine, the exclusive parenting publication for the Buffalo/Niagara region, is proud to be named the recipient of the Community Service Award at this year’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day Conference. Read more

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Why do some young people take charge of school projects and playground activities with ease, while others are happy to take the proverbial back seat? Are leaders born or nurtured? Read more