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Prom of the Dead to Benefit Torn Space Theatre – 10/22/2011

Prom of the Dead is Torn Space Theater’s second annual costume ball and fundraiser. Last year’s event was a huge success, providing over 500 guests with a wildly theatrical party located in the magnifecent ballroom of the Dnipro-Ukrainian Center. On October 22, 2011, the party of the year returns and once again the Dnipro will provide a striking backdrop to this night of mystery and mayhem as guests are transported to the haunted proceedings of the Prom.

Get decked out in your most formal, frightening, offbeat, hilarious, or ingenious attire to compete for our costume contest’s cash prize and the coveted titles of Prom of the Dead King and Queen.

Tickets $15.00 advance and $20.00 day of.  (online sales begin 09/01/2011)

For more information about the event, visit—>

Torn Space Theatre is located Broadway-Fillmore’s .

Grand Re-Opening of the Adam Mickiewicz Library

The Adam Mickiewicz Library has been closed for 17 years. But it will be  reopening at 7PM on September 17, 2011.

There will be a special reopening ceremony featuring a few speakers and ribbon cutting.

A tour of the library by librarian Mary Lanham and refreshments will be served following the event.

This event is free and open to the public.

You can read BFA’s interview with Mary Lanham on the  Adam Mickiewicz Library by clicking here—>

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Adam Mickiewicz Library
and Dramatic Circle
612 Fillmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14212


Trains Return to Central Terminal during Toy Train and Railroad History Expo

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The rumble of steel wheels on rails and the nostalgic sounds of a locomotive steam whistle will once again return to Buffalo Central Terminal during the 2011 Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo. The exposition is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 10am to 4pm and takes place inside the Terminal’s historic passenger concourse located at 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive.

Admission is $5 for adults with free admission for children under the age of 12. All proceeds from the show benefit the stabilization and restoration of Buffalo Central Terminal.

The show features a large assemblage of toy and model train vendors from the Northeast selling trains of all gauges and vintages. A number of purveyors of railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs and other associated ephemera known as “railroadiana” will also be on hand.

“This is more than just a train show,” says Central Terminal Restoration Corporation President Mark Lewandowski. “It’s one of Buffalo’s largest celebrations of trains and railroading history. Visitors to the Terminal can expect to see everything from highly detailed scale models to family heirloom Christmas trains and archival photos of area railroads. Historians will be on-hand to tell stories of Buffalo’s once important position as the second largest railroad hub in North America.”

Both adults and children alike will enjoy operating train layouts, historical displays about Buffalo’s railroad history and the do-it-yourself “Craftsman’s Corner.”

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations. (

Fillmore District Rally Today @ 3:30 PM

Received via press release:


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Common Council President & Fillmore District Common Council Member Dave Franczyk will host a “Meet the New Fillmore District” rally on Thursday, August 18th at 2:30pm 3:30pm at Buffalo River Fest Park in the Old First Ward.

Under the revised City of Buffalo reapportionment plan, the Fillmore District is now comprised of some of the most storied neighborhoods in Buffalo including the West Village, Allentown, Larkin/Hydraulics, Little Hollywood, Seneca-Babcock, Genesee-Moselle, Polonia, The Valley, and the Old First Ward.

“The neighborhoods and their residents may be diverse, but we are all working on the same issues that impact families, businesses and property,” said Franczyk. “The goals for the Fillmore District are simple. To protect and improve quality of life, to allow residents to retain and restore the historic fabric of each community, and for responsible and ethical government to provide the best services at the lowest cost to the taxpayer.”

A Fillmore District native, Council President and Council member David A. Franczyk has served the Fillmore District since 1986. In his present tenure in the Common Council, he serves as the President, appoints all Council Committees and serves as head of the department of the Common Council.