2020 Midwinter Celebration at Angelica Tea Room

Join us on February 25th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Angelica Tea Room, 517 Washington Street, 14203 for our party to celebrate the passing of the mid-point of winter! With a bright, classy interior and interesting new takes on vintage drinks, Angelica Tea Room is a craft cocktail bar determined to bring a sense of the prohibition era to downtown Buffalo.

Tickets are now on sale. Click here to purchase.

  • Members: $15
  • Non-members: $20
  • At the Door: $25

What is included in your ticket price:

  • Fun tidbits – bite size sandwiches, modern take on antipasto delectables and fun crunchies
  • One free drink – use your drink ticket to try the WFD signature drink of the evening or anything from the happy hour menu on us
  • Mixologist Demonstration – Angelica’s bartender will give a brief presentation on crafting a vintage cocktail and show you how it is done
  • Calendar of events – Hear about WFD’s upcoming calendar of events
  • Socialize – Hang out with other WFD members and guests

Buffalo Walk – One Seneca Tower – March 10, 2020

Join us Tues March 10th for a tour of the Seneca One Tower.  Come and see the many changes that have taken place to the property over the past two years since Douglas Jemal has owned the building.  Learn about the grand vision he has for the building and what is next on the to-do list.  Tour the new apartments, office space, available retail and restaurant areas, and common area space. 

Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin promptly at 5:30 PM, rain or shine.

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Buffalo Walks – Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl Street – August 7th, 2019

We’ve seen the “before” and had a party in the “during”, now join WFD for a tour of the “after” at the new Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl Street. Join Tom Fox with Ellicott Development as he leads us on a tour of the newly completed and opened Aloft Hotel, adjoining banquet spaces and residential spaces. We will end the tour in the roof-top bar to get an incredible view of the Buffalo skyline and the beginning of the sun setting! Registration at 5:15pm, tour begins promptly at 5:30pm.

Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30, rain or shine.

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Buffalo Meets – Raclettes – April 10, 2019

Join us on April 10!

Join us Wednesday, April 10th at Raclettes for Working For Downtown’s premier social event, Buffalo Meets. Formerly known as Thursday’s in the City, we’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.

Register for this event here!

The event will run from 5 – 8 PM and is hosted by Working for Downtown and sponsored by:

Raclettes
537 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

Proposing a New Linear “Rail” Park – Feb 6, 2019

In Buffalo, wildlife is reclaiming an unused rail corridor. For a mile and a half, through the First Ward, the Valley, and the Perry Neighborhood, this land connects the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo near Canalside to the Buffalo River across from Solar City. Since the fall of 2017, the Western New York Land Conservancy has been meeting with neighbors and community leaders to start a conversation about creating an inspiring and environmentally-friendly linear park and multi-use trail along this rail corridor. Come listen to Alicia Fahrner from the Land Conservancy fill us in on where this initiative is currently.

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Working For Downtown

Buffalo Talk/Walk – Shea’s Seneca – December 5th, 2018

Join us for a unique mash-up of a Buffalo Talk AND Walk on December 5th! We will hold this month’s Buffalo Talk at the historic Shea’s Seneca location (NOT the library). Join us to learn about this repurposed gem in South Buffalo at 2178 Seneca Street. Schneider Development Services has created a multi-use building out of the former theatre. We will hear directly from Jake Schneider about the process and then he will give us a tour of the building. Hope to see  you there!

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Buffalo Talks – 43 North: Past-Present-Future – Nov 7, 2018

43 North was launched in Buffalo in 2014 as a competition to identify start-up businesses. Besides cash awards, the winners receive mentorship, 12 months of free incubator space, marketing exposure, and freedom from New York State Taxes for 10 years. In the first four years 37 projects have been awarded funds. Come hear Bill Maggio tell us about the history of the program and where it is going after five years.

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