Clear your schedule for THE event of the summer season! It’s been 90 years since the first train left Buffalo’s iconic Central Terminal. The BPO is spearheading a daylong cultural festival in celebration of the Central Terminal and the cultural heritage of Buffalo’s East Side on Saturday, July 13th from 1:30pm to 9:00pm.
Live music will be presented by the Colored Musicians Club, Junior Gospel Choir, and the African-American Cultural Center. The Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Olmsted Parks, Buffalo and Erie County Library and Torn Space Theatre will have exhibits and activities in the Central Terminal Gallery. The Central Terminal Restoration Company will offer tours of the 17-story Art Deco-style train station and discuss the future of the Terminal. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase from Broadway Market vendors. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 7:30 p.m. concert features music from the 1920s and 1930s as well as repertoire that represents the neighborhood surrounding the Terminal. The festival is free and open to the public.
The East Side Festival is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development Council and a lead sponsorship from M & T Bank. Additional financial support provided by Iroquois Bar Corp., National Grid, Council Member David Franczyk, Council Member Christopher Scanlon, and Council Member David Rivera. Project collaboration provided by the BPO’s Diversity Council, Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, and Senator Timothy Kennedy’s office.