Membership Renewal Time!

2019  WFD Membership Renewal
If you have already renewed your membership – thank you!

Working For Downtown is celebrating its 40 year anniversary this year! Join us as we continue to support the revitalization of the greater Downtown Buffalo area by renewing your membership today!

The prices remain the same:
Contributing – $40
Student/Senior Citizen – $20
Special Friend – $75
Patron – $150

Renew online using the link below or renew by check to WFD, PO Box 173, Buffalo, NY 14205-0173

Funds go towards the development of engaging programs and events held throughout the year. This is an exciting time for Downtown Buffalo.
Continue to be a part of it by renewing your membership today!

Renewal Deadline February 21, 2019

Renewal Online: https://www.workingfordowntown.org/quick-renewal-form/

2019 Midwinter Celebration

2019 Midwinter Celebration (formerly Post-Holiday Social)

Join Working For Downtown on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the new Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl street for our Midwinter Celebration. This new mixed use development is on the corner of Pearl and W. Tupper with the parking ramp entrance on Franklin street.

As Churchill famously said “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” We are sure he was talking about a Buffalo winter. Welcome in the longer days with us in the Billiards Room, a place Churchill would have fit in perfectly!

Enjoy:
  • Tour of the 12 – story new build Aloft Hotel and the adjacent fully renovated Buffalo Christian Center
  • Complimentary parking in the Aloft Hotel parking ramp (entrance on Franklin street)
  • Complimentary welcome glass of bubbly (or preferred drink) followed by a cash bar
  • Generous spread of appetizers
  • Learn about WFD’s upcoming events and happenings in the first half of 2019
  • Time to linger and catch up with other WFD members and guests
Tickets are as follows:

Early Bird pricing until January 21, 2019

  • Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $30

Pricing after January 21, 2019

  • Members: $30
  • Non-Members:$35

Click Here To Register

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.

Reserve Your Space Here

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!

Click Here to Reserve Your Space

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.

Click here to reserve your space

Buffalo Meets – Community Beer Works – November 7, 2018

Join us on November 7!

Join us Wednesday, November 7th at Community Beer Works 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.

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

We want to thank EnergyMark, LLC for sponsoring this event.

Community Beer Works
520 7th Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

Can’t wait to see you there!

 Click here to reserve your space 

 

Cancelled!! – Proposing a linear “rail” Park – Oct 10, 2018

Due to an emergency, the speaker had to cancel for today’s Talk. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

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.

Reserve your space here!

Buffalo Meets – Casa Azul – October 3, 2018

Join us on October 3!

Join us Wednesday, October 3 at Casa Azul for Working For Downtown’s premier social event, Buffalo Meets. We’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.

The event will run from 5 – 8PM and is hosted by Bank on Buffalo.

Casa Azul
128 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Can’t wait to see you there!

Click here to reserve your space

Buffalo Walks – WNED Studios – July 18, 2018

We had a great group on Wednesday, July 18th for our Buffalo Walk at WNED/WBFO Studios. View our photo gallery to see what you missed and be sure to sign up for our next Buffalo Walk on August 8, 2018 at the Queen City Bike Ferry Canalside station and a ride over to the Outer Harbor!

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