“Electric” Announcement on Earth Day from the NFTA

Government and community leaders met on Earth Day at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Cold Springs garage to mark the arrival of the first electric bus in the fleet.   The NFTA currently has 330 buses and is committed to having an all-electric bus fleet by the year 2035.  

Photo by Sierra Club member Roger Cook

It helps that the Transportation Chair in the New York State Senate is Senator Timothy Kennedy.  His efforts to obtain funding from the state was key.  He was at the event to remind us the “not only are we investing into the future and generations, but transforming the industry on the ground level.  So that these old diesel buses, that are in the streets, that are polluting our communities, are taken off the streets and are replaced with clean, green electric vehicles, and are removed from the fossil fuel footprint entirely.”  Buffalo’s Deputy Mayor Ellen Grant chimed in that the buses will be quieter and the zero emissions buses fit in with the City’s certification as a Climate Smart Community and its efforts to be a Climate Refuge Community. 

NFTA’s Executive Director Kimberley Minkel recognized the advocacy of the Sierra Club and brought out a scroll which had a petition to the NFTA to purchase electric buses. 

As the press conference continued, I was surprised when NFTA’s Executive Director Kimberley Minkel recognized the advocacy of the Sierra Club and brought out a scroll which had a petition to the NFTA to purchase electric buses.  The petition drive was done in 2017 and it had over 2000 signatures.   Proof positive that advocacy works!

Photo: Tom George, NFTA Director of Public Transit; Rev. Mark Blue;  Kim Minkel, NFTA Executive Director;  Carmine Fiore, New Flyer Bus Co (the manufacturer of the bus) | Photo by Sierra Club member Roger Cook

After the dignitaries concluded their speeches, Metro Bus No. 2251 rolled out of the garage barely making a sound.  Although the electric bus has a higher price tag than a comparable diesel bus, the price difference will be more than made up in lower fuel and maintenance costs over its lifespan.   For the passengers, there are multiple benefits including the elimination of combustion fumes compared to the diesel, natural gas or hybrid buses.   

These buses will help eliminate up to 85 to 175 tons of greenhouse gases each year.

As Executive Director Minkel explained, these buses will help eliminate up to 85 to 175 tons of greenhouse gases each year.  The transportation sector is the third largest source of air pollution in the state, and is a key contributor to respiratory related issues like asthma.   As the NFTA was making their announcement, Governor Kathy Hochul was in New York City for their unveiling of 60 new electric bused for the Municipal Transit Authority.  As she noted “public transportation has always been critical to reducing emissions” and the MTA is also on a path to a zero-emissions fleet.

Expect more news in the near future as New York State decarbonizes its transportation sector.  One of Hochul’s first acts as Governor was to sign a bill requiring all new passenger cars and light duty trucks to be zero-emission by 2035 and all medium and heavy-duty vehicles by 2050.  State and local governments will have a huge role to play in their procurement of replacement vehicles.  In Buffalo, Council President Darius Pridgen sponsored a resolution that would review how the city would transition its fleet of vehicles to zero emissions vehicles.  Deputy Commissioner Grant said that Mayor Byron Brown will have say on the city’s steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in his upcoming State of the City address.

Lead image: Metro Bus No. 2251 – the first electric bus in the NFTA fleet | Photo by Sierra Club member Roger Cook

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Road Less Traveled Presents “Little Women…Now”

Donna Hoke is no stranger to the playwright world and in fact has been a monumental force in Buffalo’s theatre scene for a number of years. With her plays being shown worldwide, to have her plays make their home right there is the Queen City is truly a gift to our city. Her most recent play Little Women… Now will be a must see this season as it tackles challenges and trials of life that have remained through generations past, and will continue in generations to come. This play will touch on all those emotions, and leave you feeling a greater appreciation for family, friends and those most important around you. 

Little Women… Now brings the beloved March sisters to life in this contemporary adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic. Follow Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth as they navigate the challenges of love, loss, and family on the road from childhood to adulthood in the 21st century. With fresh perspective and charm, this world premiere production captures the spirit and sensibility of the original for a modern audience.

“I think most people are familiar with Little Women and so it really is that story, but the characters are 2022 versions of those characters. So, their language, clothing and concerns are all very much current- it’s not a period piece. But, you will recognize the characters,” explains Hoke.

Amongst Hoke’s countless accomplishments, Little Women…Now brings a special sort of nostalgia for the playwright as much of it was written with her own family dynamic in mind. To add to this, her daughter Sabrina Kahwaty stars in the production as Amy, an accomplishment she describes as a “dream come true.” While Kahwaty’s theatre involvement has been fundamental in her young adult and adult life, both Hoke and her daughter have managed to ensure they don’t become too entangled in each other’s career- but, this play is a different story. 

“I just feel above all extremely grateful because I admire my mom so much. She’s my role model. She’s my best friend. I think she’s incredible because she is. I’ve watched her productions happen locally and elsewhere for so many years and I’m so proud of her always. To get to be a part of that with her is so special, and for it to be a story that means so much to me on top of that- it’s a dream come true. I love her writing. I love her words. The fact that my mom is the playwright is just like I said, a dream come true,” says Kahwaty. 

This play runs deep for not only Hoke and Kahwaty, but also much of the cast who have stuck with this production since its origins in 2018. The dream for this play has been a long time coming and has successfully survived through the pandemic’s nasty grip on the theatre industry at large. 

“I want to talk about the cast because those people who were sitting around my table in 2018 are all still with the show, with the exception of one who replaced shortly after that reading, she moved away to Chicago, and she came back to do this show. All the other cast members have stuck with the show through two postponements all of COVID. I mean, they’re all really committed to it and it shows. I just think the cast is fabulous and I just feel so lucky. So, I just wanted give a shout out to all of them because the fact that they have stuck with it since 2018 is, is nothing sort of remarkable,” shares Hoke 

The audience can expect to be captivated  by the heart-felt emotional embodiments from the cast, as they have all anxiously anticipated this shows production. With nods to the original, this play shows the timelessness of many beloved classics and just how relevant the things of old can be for us today.

“I hope the audience feels all the same things they felt when they watch the original. I want them to feel the familiarity of the classic that they love, but I want them to realize that those personality types are timeless, that they just interact differently in different times. And you can reveal more in different times than was revealed in the 18th century,” explains Hoke.

With the return to theatre in recent past months, this mother daughter duo is thrilled to be back doing productions both separately and now together. Hoke has been a driving force for Buffalo’s theatre industry and looks forward to it’s continued growth coming out of such difficult times. 

“The arts are a vital part of the human experience. I think that when people go to the theater, they’re looking to see something truthful, something they recognize or something they can relate to,” explains Kahwaty.

And this production is sure to do just that. No matter your circumstances, this show will give a refreshing perspective on the modern human experience and relate to any audience. 

These must-see performances can be seen from April 23 till May 22 at Road Less Traveled Theatre every Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday 2:00pm. To purchase tickets or learn more about Road Less Traveled Theatre visit 

Photography by Vincent Berbano. Audio Editing by Addison Schoonmaker

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New Lots Released at Colvin Estates

Marrano Homes has released 18 new home sites at its Colvin Estates subdivision off of Starin Avenue in North Buffalo.  Utility work on the Rachel Vincent Way extension is underway.  Two of the 18 new lots are pre-sold.  Of the 32 lots released last year closest to Starin Avenue just one lot and one spec home remain unsold. Sales prices have been from the high $400’s. 

Marrano has eight different floorplans that can be built in Colvin Estates, including a new ranch plan, Discovery XIV. It features two-bedrooms and approximately 1,300 sq.ft. of living space with the option of adding a loft or third bedroom on a second level.

The current phase of construction will include a connection to St. Lawrence Avenue.

Get Connected: Marrano Homes, 716.809.8683

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A long-awaited double treat delights a big audience at Kleinhans.  The concert repeats today at 2:30pm.

THE BASICS: This Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 JoAnn Falletta and the BPO will again join forces with 140 singers from two choruses – the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and The Crane School of Music Chorus – for the BPO’s first choral concert at Kleinhans in over two years!  Along with two operatic soloists – exquisite soprano Nicole Cabell and powerful baritone Evan Hughes – there are only two works on the program, a very listenable but exciting modern symphony celebrating the painter Clyfford Still and Brahms’ beloved Requiem.

In the classical music realm, there are two kinds of requiems – the scary “you are going straight to hell” kind such as Verdi’s or even Mozart’s and then the gentle “I’m sorry for your loss” ones such as Faure’s and Brahms’ requiems.  German composer Brahms’ Requiem was composed after the death of his beloved mother and has been described as “a gentle benediction offering comfort and hope for the living.”  That’s one reason it was composed in German – the native language of the common people – and not in the traditional Latin, the language of the church authorities.  

Its actual title is “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (“A German Requiem”) and it will be sung in German with English surtitles projected above the orchestra and chorus.  One of the sections “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” (listen here) is so beautiful that it’s often performed on its own, especially when music for healing is required, as is say Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” or the “Nimrod” movement from Edward Elgar’s the “Enigma Variations.”  Certainly, if there were a time for healing, it is right now.  

By the way, that entire “Enigma Variations” by Elgar (sometimes called “The English Brahms”) will be on the next M&T Bank Classics Series concert at Kleinhans on May 7 and 8, which also features the soulful lamentation “Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra” which will feature cellist Roman Mekinulov.  

Also by the way, the Crane School of Music, part of SUNY Potsdam, is the alma mater of Renée Fleming, who is also coming to Buffalo for a gala concert on June 11, 2022.  Typically these high-profile concerts open a season.  In this case, it will wrap up the 2021-2022 season.  For more information visit  

The program began with the world premiere performance of American composer Russell Platt’s “Symphony in Three Movements (For Clyfford Still)”, commissioned by the BPO to celebrate the artwork of Clyfford Still, a major American artist whose distinctive abstract expressionist works are a centerpiece at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery.  If the composer’s name sounds familiar, eight years ago, in April 2014 the BPO premiered Platt’s “Eurydice, A Serenade for Strings”  

Reviewing that work, the Buffalo News reported then that the serenade was “European and traditional in tone, full of ethereal and lovely harmonies. It is the kind of music that floats in the air and could remind you at times of Wagner or Mahler. The cellos and violins play yearning, sensuous lines. The music has a gentle pulse that slows and calms your mind—transports you, you could say.”  

Clyfford Still 1957-D-No. 1, 1957 Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery

This newer work, the symphony, is much more “American” in sound, bigger, bolder, craggy yet welcoming which befits an orchestra that JoAnn Falletta has often said “is a hybrid of European warmth and depth and American muscle.”  But without that earlier work, which brought composer Platt to Buffalo and ultimately led to a serendipitous trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, we might not have the symphony.  It turns out that in between performances, Platt visited the AK as a tourist and, as so many are, was mightily impressed by the massive oil paintings by iconoclastic Clyfford Still.

In the extra program notes, we read “I was deeply moved by this steadfast art, and I have attempted to concentrate its essential quality and transfer it to musical form…. The symphony’s expressions are variously consonant and dissonant, melodic and massive, meditative and active, epigrammatic and long-breathed.  But it is all driven by the spirit of Still’s art, and by my admiration for the Orchestra and Gallery, and the city in which they are based.”  The opening movement is titled after one of the paintings called “1957-D-No.1” of which the composer wrote that it’s “one of his most iconic (it’s reproduced on his Wikipedia page).  Intensely serious, it also explodes with life.” 

It all came together and with the four inspiring paintings projected on a giant screen over the orchestra, the audience went wild. 

Well, it all came together and with the four inspiring paintings projected on a giant screen over the orchestra, the audience went wild.  It’s obvious that composer Russell Platt “gets” Buffalo and we “get” his music.

The first of two performances was Saturday evening, April 23 and the next performance will be this Sunday, April Apr 24 at 2:30 pm. Tickets start at $29, or just $10 for students with valid student I.D.  Call the box office at 716-885-5000, visit, or just come to Kleinhans and purchase your tickets there.

Kleinhans Music Hall is located at “3 Symphony Circle” Buffalo, 14201 where Porter Avenue, Richmond Avenue, North Street and Wadsworth meet at a traffic circle.  

UP NEXT IN JUST FIVE DAYS:  Another choral concert!  After the very successful BPO fund-raising concert “Slava Ukraini: A Benefit Concert for Ukraine” which was held on April 3, this coming Friday, April 29th, a number of Buffalo Philharmonic musicians who perform as the Camerata di Sant’Antonio Chamber Orchestra will present WE STAND WITH UKRAINE, a concert celebrating classical music from Ukraine in support of war relief efforts.  

The program to be held Friday evening, April 29 at St. Louis Church (Main at Edward Streets) will include beautiful Ukrainian works never before performed in the United States, including a symphony by Maksim Berezovsky, a fellow student of Mozart’s.  The Camerata (orchestra and chorus) are also presenting music from the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” by Polish composer Henryk Gorecki which includes a prayer to the Virgin Mary inscribed by a young woman on her cell wall in the Gestapo’s Zakopane prison during World War II. 

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Beautiful Examples of Olmsted’s Buffalo Legacy

Visit some of Buffalo’s most beautiful parks and neighborhoods, and you’ll see the enduring work of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Olmsted was already renowned for designing Central Park in New York when he came to Buffalo in 1868 and convinced city leaders to create a whole system of parks and parkways here. His work in Buffalo continues to be recognized an astounding 150 years later; the Guardian named his system of parks and parkways among the 10 best in the world.

From the iconic Albright-Knox Art Gallery (closed for renovations and re-opening 2023) to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and the Richardson Olmsted Campus, some of Buffalo’s most recognizable landmarks are set against the backdrop of Olmsted’s remarkable landscapes. Here are 12 examples of Olmsted’s Buffalo legacy taken by our talented Instagram #InTheBUF community!

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The Sesquicentennial of Buffalo’s Biggest Reveal

Why is Buffalo kicking off an entire “Olmsted Week” of events to celebrate the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth on April 26, 2022? As I suggested in my recent Olmsted Week article, it could be argued that no one who wasn’t from here, and never lived here, had more effect on Buffalo and western New York than Frederick Law Olmsted. How? First and foremost by designing, with his partner, Calvert Vaux, the first citywide park-and-parkway system ever created anywhere, right here in Buffalo. It transformed large swaths of Buffalo, and affected the course and form of development as the city expanded outward, especially to the south, where residents demanded their own parks and parkways. At the very southern edge of the city, Olmsted proposed a major park on the Outer Harbor, a vision Buffalonians are still striving to realize.

In a way, despite neglect and haphazard stewardship, the park system saved Buffalo a century after it was created.

It could also be argued that the park-and-parkway system was key to the development of the Elmwood Village, one of America’s great neighborhoods. For large swaths of the city, in fact, the expanding system brought so much beauty and grace that the high quality of life acted as a counterweight to the middle-class abandonment cities experienced in the postwar years. In a way, despite neglect and haphazard stewardship, the park system saved Buffalo a century after it was created.

It all began with Olmsted’s 1868 visit to Buffalo at the invitation of community leaders, after which he recommended the initial system of three parks and connecting parkways. As important as that was — and rightly commemorated by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy with sesquicentennial events in 2018 — what happened the following year, 1869, was just as extraordinary: the big reveal of the fully fleshed-out concept, described in words and laid out on a map of the city. Buffalonians of the time understood its significance; it was the talk of the town, and as much debated as major public project proposals are today.

Knowing how much Buffalo Rising readers love a “big reveal,” I couldn’t let its 2019 sesquicentennial go by without calling attention to it. But since my piece was published during the holidays that year (on Christmas Day, actually), you may have missed it. So in honor of Olmsted’s bicentennial we’re re-posting it. Happy reading! Hope to see you at an Olmsted bicentennial event over the next few days. Note that the original 2019 post and comments are still here.

Lead image: Reproduction by permission of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo, New York

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THE OTHER JOSH COHEN packs oodles of talent into the intimate Musicalfare theater for a hilarious 90-minute romp

Joseph Donohue III, Brandon Barry, Solange Gosselin, Theresa Quinn, Robert Insana | Photo by Doug Weyand/MusicalFare Theatre

THE BASICS:  THE OTHER JOSH COHEN, a musical comedy by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, directed by Randall Kramer, presented by MusicalFare, opened April 20 and runs through May 22 Wednesdays – Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm at MusicalFare Theatre on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226 (pro tip: enter off Getzville Road). (716 839-8540)  Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission, full-service bar open before and after the show

THUMBNAIL SKETCH:  Josh Cohen has no girlfriend and no prospects for a Valentine’s date.  He’s broke, and his New York City apartment’s just been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD.  It seems that Josh is a good guy caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck.  But, in the middle of his pity party, a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever.  This fast-paced romantic comedy features a six-member on-stage ensemble of very talented musician-singer-actors who can do it all.  

Robert Insana and Joseph Donohue III | Photo by Doug Weyand/MusicalFare Theatre

THE PLAYERS, THE PLAY, AND THE PRODUCTION:  I was surprised and a little embarrassed by how much I liked, make that loved, this production.  I mean, as a “critic” aren’t I supposed to maintain an aloof “critical” eye?  But I found myself really laughing out loud over and over at this musical that seemed written just for Baby-Boomer-me.  

Right away they had me at the appearance of two Josh Cohens, dressed a little grungy, identically, one the Josh Cohen of a year ago (Joey Donahue III) and the other guy the Josh Cohen of today (Zak Ward) completing each other’s stories.  Great concept, and if that sounds confusing, it’s not when you see it.  Nor is the whirlwind of many, many other characters portrayed by the rest of this very experienced cast.  Taking on a number of “utility” roles are Brandon Barry (various younger men) and Robert Insana (various older men) along with Theresa Quinn playing the older women and Solange Gosselin playing the younger ones.  

Solange Gosselin and Joseph Donohue III | Photo by Doug Weyand/MusicalFare Theatre

When they’re not acting these six are also the on-stage musicians | Photo by Doug Weyand/MusicalFare Theatre

When they’re not acting these six are also the on-stage musicians (a seventh, Peggy Scalzo, plays drums off-stage).  This multi-talented group plays on three kinds of keyboards, an accordion, something called a keytar (imagine a small keyboard instrument held like a guitar), both acoustic and electric guitars, a mandolin, and a violin, and, courtesy of Ms. Solange, a saxophone!  

Director Randy Kramer got fine performances from one and all during a very well-rehearsed opening night.  The actors all seemed natural and their movements felt organic.  

The regular Musicalfare production crew once again delivered.  Actors will always tell you that the makeup, wigs, and costumes are critical to getting into and inhabiting a role, and all those roles were made possible by Kari Drozd (costumes) and Susan Drozd (Hair, Wigs, and Make-up).  The Set, Lighting, and Sound Design by Chris Cavanagh held a number of delights as did the properties by Kevin Fahey.  A special call-out for props?  Yes, in this musical there are many and each one is almost a little character on its own.

It’s funny but also tender.  After two years of putting up with the pandemic, isn’t it time to get out for a good laugh with a happy ending?

Is this high art?  Absolutely not and could almost be dinner theater except that it’s so fast-paced it’s much better to be in the forward-facing dedicated Musicalfare theater seats.  Instruments are picked up, put down, characters pop up then disappear, and after 90 minutes they’ve gone through 15 musical numbers.  

It’s funny but also tender.  After two years of putting up with the pandemic, isn’t it time to get out for a good laugh with a happy ending?  I’d suggest THE OTHER JOSH COHEN.  

*HERD OF BUFFALO (Notes on the Rating System)

ONE BUFFALO: This means trouble. A dreadful play, a highly flawed production, or both. Unless there is some really compelling reason for you to attend (i.e. you are the parent of someone who is in it), give this show a wide berth.

TWO BUFFALOS: Passable, but no great shakes. Either the production is pretty far off base, or the play itself is problematic. Unless you are the sort of person who’s happy just going to the theater, you might look around for something else.

THREE BUFFALOS: I still have my issues, but this is a pretty darn good night at the theater. If you don’t go in with huge expectations, you will probably be pleased.

FOUR BUFFALOS: Both the production and the play are of high caliber. If the genre/content are up your alley, I would make a real effort to attend.

FIVE BUFFALOS: Truly superb–a rare rating. Comedies that leave you weak with laughter, dramas that really touch the heart. Provided that this is the kind of show you like, you’d be a fool to miss it!

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Pre-Sales Start at 1111 Elmwood

Chason Affinity Companies has started taking reservations for residential units at its Eleven Eleven Elmwood project at the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues. The four-story, mixed-use project that will contain 41 condominiums and 7,500 sq.ft. of retail space when complete. Unit prices start at $573,900 and four are already reserved.

The building, designed by Carmina Wood Morris, includes a mix of one and two and-three-bedroom condos.  One-bedroom units start at $573,900 for 1,070 sq.ft. of living space.  Two-bedroom units start at $568,00 for 1,122 sq.ft. of living space.  A two-bedroom, 2,123 sq.ft. two-bedroom unit with a 951 sq.ft. patio is priced at $1,280,900. Three-bedroom units range in size from 1,802 sq.ft to 2,098 sq.ft. and priced from $955,500 to $1,280,900. The largest available unit is a third-floor, three-bedroom, 2,805 sq.ft. unit with a 989 sq.ft. patio priced at $1,489,150.

Seven walk up townhomes, five fronting Elmwood and two along Forest, range in size from 1,471 sq.ft. to 2,111 sq.ft. and are priced from $804,300 to $998,850.

The building includes a 24-hour attendant and fitness center. Nearly all of the residences include a Juliet balcony, patio or terrace.

There will be garage parking for 97 vehicles accessible from Forest Avenue. Each unit includes up to two parking spaces.

Get Connected: Eleven Eleven Elmwood, 716.833.9999

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Buffalo Int’l Film Festival pays tribute to Tilke Hill via a Memorial Grant Award

Earlier in 2022, the Buffalo cultural community suffered a significant loss with the passing of Tilke Hill (learn more). As a way to honor Tilke, who was a significant film and theater proponent and avid contributor, the Buffalo Int’l Film Festival (BIFF) has announced that it is launching a new grant and funding initiative that supports the completion of a Western New York made Work in Progress (WNY W.i.P.)

The Tilke Hill W.i.P. Award (memorial grant in the amount of $1,500) will ensure that Tilke’s unwavering passion for filmmaking lives on, by encouraging and supporting like-minded short film and episodic media makers to “create narrative work that is avant-garde and fearless in its approach.”

This fitting tribute to Tilke’s legacy will help to advance those who would follow in her footsteps as an actress, filmmaker, writer, teacher, and volunteer. Tilke was also formerly Festival Director of BIFF.

“Tilke’s dedication to the next generation of storytellers in our community, and tireless commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming platform for filmmakers, performers, and curators, will forever remain a part of BIFF’s DNA.” – Buffalo Int’l Film Festival


The grant is open to everyone 18+ years of age, and residing in the WNY region.The WNY region is defined here as NYS counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates, and neighboring Nations including: Seneca Nation (Cattaraugus, Allegany & Oil Springs), Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Tuscarora Nation, and Six Nations.The grant is open to the general public and currently enrolled students. Women, BIPOC, 2SLGBQTIA+ people, underrepresented individuals, and filmmakers who face systemic and structural barriers are encouraged to apply. There is no fee to apply.


For more information and to apply, please visit:

*The Tilke Hill W.i.P. Award is supported by the WNY community and its larger public. A panel of film professionals and community members review applications and make selections. Notifications will be sent in late summer / early fall 2022.

*To support this award fund with a tax deductible donation, please visit:

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MAP’s 2022 Seedling Sale & Market Pop-Up

Market pop-ups are getting better and better in Buffalo thanks to dedicated groups of growers, makers, and purveyors who are willing to engage their customers whenever (and wherever) inspiration strikes.

On Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 3pm, Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) will be holding its annual seedling sale, with proceeds benefitting continued work at the nonprofit urban farm.

The Seedling Sale & Market Pop-Up will feature $3 seedlings, which are grown right there at the West Side farm. Visitors will also enjoy coffee, pastries, arepas, demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and community partners.

Participating vendors include:

Nickel City Nitro – Pie & Scone – Breva Kitchen – The Foundry – BFLO Worm Works – Little Salmon – Curious Rabbit – Buffalo Chapter 4H Club – Greater Buffalo Urban Growers – Buffalo Library Seed Library – Eden Valley Creamery

You can visit MAP’s Facebook page to lear more about all of the participating vendors, as well as the types of goods that will be available at the market.

Massachusetts Avenue Project

387 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213

Seedling purchases are SNAP eligible

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