Taking up some 400,000 square feet, this central public library in the downtown Lafayette Square area serves as the headquarters for the entire 53-outlet Buffalo and Erie County library system. Built in 1964, the librart houses over two million books, a 324-seat auditorium for lectures and presentations and a photographic collection with more than 200,000 pictures in 600 different subject areas. Rare book aficionados can visit the Mark Twain Room, with its original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn manuscript. There is also a 600-volume collection of anti-slavery books.
This society in downtown Buffalo close to Dunn Tire Park and Erie Basin Marina is dedicated to the preservation of the area's rapidly fading maritime past. Its holdings include hundreds of thousands of documents, photos, oral histories and artifacts. The museum features a library, shop, offices, research labs, photo dark room and display area. The society has loaned its materials to local institutions including the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Their showcases change frequently as they are always acquiring new materials.
Dedicated to the musicians of Buffalo and Western New York, this hall of fame features musical memorabilia, displays and plaques outlining the area's musical history. Situated within the Buffalo Visitors' Center in the heart of the Buffalo Theater District), the hall started out as an off-shoot of the Buffalo Music Awards and has become a tourist attraction of its own.The facility is run by a non-profit group of volunteers who ensure that Buffalo's musicians get their due—and that future stars have a place where they'll be remembered.
This beautiful 18025 seat facility has been the home of Buffalo Bisons baseball since 1987, and has hosted over one million fans each year. Group facilities are available, as well as Pettibone's Grille for dinner while you enjoy the game, or lunch year-round. Also available whether or not there's a game is the Bison's store, located on the Swan Street side, and featuring a variety of Bison souvenir items. Tickets are available online or at box office.
This sports hall of fame resides on the lower level of the HSBC Arena. At the moment, there are more than 100 inductees, including players from the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, the NFL's Buffalo Bills, and baseball's Buffalo Bisons. The hall, in the atrium next to the Sabres' store, includes sports memorabilia, detailed information, interactive computer stations, and audio and video presentations.
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring Buffalo's architectural heritage, this coalition sponsors various tours of the city as a way to defray the costs associated with their mission. In existence for two decades, the group hopes to educate both the public and government officials to better appreciate the parks, historical buildings, and neighborhoods that make Buffalo such a unique place. Past tours have included visits to historic Allentown as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D Martin House.
An all-purpose gathering place for members of Buffalo's Jewish community, this center offers the entire spectrum of services for the whole family. These range from day care for children and nursery school to water sports, fitness and recreational facilities the entire family can use. Aside from this Delaware Park location, another branch can be found in the Getzville area. You may also want to check out the Jewish Repertory Theatre in Getzville for dynamic theatrical performances that celebrate Jewish culture and values.
Situated within an historic and expanding downtown synagogue, this world-famous museum houses over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating back to the 10th century. These include rare ceremonial garb, medallions, textiles, folk art and books donated by members of the congregation and friends. Of special interest are paintings by well-known artists Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn and Ludwig Wolpert. There are also Holocaust remembrances and a permanent exhibition called American Jews: A Saga of Three Centuries. Everyone is welcome.
Dedicated to natural history, the museum's collection ranges from anthropology to zoology, including the only Tibetan Sand Mandala in North America, and one of the largest known Kodiak bear specimens. Friday evenings in the winter you can visit the Kellogg observatory, weather permitting, and take a look into the heavens. The museum hosts various programs for children, families, schools and the community.
This small-boat marina holds a whopping 1,000 slips, making it the largest in New York State. Among the services offered are a fish cleaning station, boat ramp, transient docks, marine shops and services, fuel and pump-out, and parking for more than 1000 cars and trailers. There are also well-maintained public washrooms. The marina is located in the south side of the city, across from the Tifft Nature Preserve and with easy access to the Buffalo Skyway highway 5. It is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.
Located three miles from downtown Buffalo on the Lake Erie shoreline, this unique urban nature reserve offers 265 acres of trails, boardwalks and a 75 acre marsh. This preserve is the environmental education site for the Buffalo Museum of Science, and is perfect for bird-watching, hiking, and family picnics—not to mention snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter.During the 1950s, the site was used as a refuse dump and it was converted to a nature preserve less than 30 years ago. Admission is free but donations are requested.
Built in 1989, The Demske Sports Complex caters to the need of a sports field for the Canisius College athletes. It seats 1200 patrons. This complex has been a role model for other schools in utilization of limited space. The Demske Sports Complex is located next to Koessler Athletic Center (The). This multi-purpose ground plays host to varied sports events including soccer and soft ball. Apart from that new additions are made in order to facilitate sports like baseball.