2019 Annual Awards Meeting

Join us Tuesday June 11th, 2019 for our Annual Awards Meeting and Election of Officers at the Tewksbury Lodge (249 Ohio Street) from 8-9am. Breakfast will be served. This year’s keynote speaker will be Michael Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Invitations for the event will be sent soon.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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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!

 

Buffalo Meets – Barrel Factory – March 21, 2019

Join us on March 21!

Join us Thursday, March 21st at The Barrel Factory 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 and sponsored by Working for Downtown.

The Barrel Factory
65 Vandalia St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Can’t wait to see you there!

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

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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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Buffalo Talks – Explore & More’s Opening at Canalside – Jan 9, 2019

Founded in 1994, Explore & More Children’s Museum makes every day a play date in our Educational Play Zones—exhibits that introduce children to the magic of hands-on discovery.  Michelle Urbanczyk (CEO) will discuss Explore & More’s move to Canalside from their previous location in East Aurora, the success of their capital campaign, and what their new location means to their mission and to the programs and services they will be able to provide.      

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