Larkin Square Blog

What’s New Harry? Larkin Square Author Series, February 8, 2017 at 5:30PM

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 02, 2017

The Larkin Square author series is delighted to welcome Paul Ranallo to the Larkin Square Author series to speak about his book, What’s New Harry?, on Wednesday February 8th, from 5:30 pm to 6:45pm.

The book focuses on the columns written by Paul’s father, Phil Ranallo who was a beloved sports writer for the Courier Express.  While his columns focused primarily on sports at the time, they also chronicled life in Buffalo.  Read More

Adam Weekley in the phone booth at (716) GAL-LERY

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 18, 2017

a6fd45a7b7f485cbd851fced2f3bc75c(716) GAL-LERY is pleased to present “One the Line,” a new exhibition of drawings by the artist Adam Weekley opening Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 am in conjunction with the Larkinville Ice Festival and running through April 1, 2017.

Adam Weekley is a visual artist and arts educator who has lived and worked in Buffalo, N.Y. since 2001. A native of West Virginia, Weekley often turns to personal history when developing imagery and content for his multi-media installations, sculptures, paintings, and drawings.

“The work created for On the Line was not only a response to the unique exhibition space but an opportunity to further explore my lifetime love of the panel-to-panel narrative format,” explains Weekley. “Ideas of juxtaposition and implied connection have long been a feature of my work.  This quality combined with my love of graphic novel storytelling resulted in the drawings produced for this show.  Each set of drawings represents a snippet of a conversation – a kind of visual eavesdropping.”

While viewing the exhibition, visitors can also pick up the phone booth’s telephone and listen in on a conversation between Weekley and (716) GAL-LERY co- curator A.J. Fries for further insight into the artist’s process. In addition to the art on the gallery walls, Weekely designed some stickers available for purchase in the gallery’s sticker machine gift shop and a custom coloring and activity page.

Weekley has an MFA from SUNY Buffalo and is an assistant professor of fine arts at Villa Maria College. In  2013 he was designated a “Living Legacy Artist” by the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

(716) GAL-LERY is a repurposed circa 1950s wooden telephone booth located inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery at 716 Swan Street in Larkinville. Artists exhibiting in the space tend to be inspired by the history of the phone booth along with  the rotary pay phone installed in the booth.

The exhibition will be open for viewing during the Hydraulic Hearth open hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 4pm – 10pm, plus Bagels & Brooze brunch on Saturdays, 10:30am – 2:30pm.

 

 

Murder in Buffalo! Larkin Square Author Series, January 11th, 2017, 5:30pm

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 04, 2017

Winter is a great time for reading and the return of the Larkin Square Author Series on Wednesday January 11th  from 5:30pm – 6:45 pm at the Filling Station in Larkin Square.

Kicking off the winter series will be Buffalo based writers Jeff Schober and Matt Smith. Each have written mystery books set in Buffalo.  This will be Jeff’s second appearance in Larkin Square and Matt’s first appearance in the series. Read More

Larkinville Ice Festival

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 21, 2016

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Third Annual Larkinville Ice Festival
Saturday, January 28th, 11am – 3pm

Join us on Saturday, January 28th, from 11am – 3pm for the Third Annual Larkinville Ice Festival! Kick-off the New Year with a day of winter fun at this neighborhood-wide celebration, including programming at Larkin Square, the Filling Station, the Larkin Center of CommerceFlying Bison and Buffalo Distilling Company.

snowgaThe Boardwalk at Larkin Square will feature a variety of family friendly activities including a sledding hill, face painting, kan-jam, spin art and other games from Nickel City Novelties. After the games, browse our winter holiday market or grab some food from Amy’s Place or Sassi Cakes trucks or inside the Filling Station Restaurant. Guests can also warm up with a session of “Snowga,” a special Independent Health sponsored session of Fitness in the Parks, or a game of hockey on the Keybank ice rink. Be sure to also take a seat on our ice throne for the perfect winter photo op!  Read More

Larkinville Weddings

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 20, 2016

square-weddingAll of us in Larkinville want to send a big congratulations on any holiday engagements and remind you that we would love to help you celebrate your big day here in Buffalo!

Larkin Square is uniquely situated to offer an indoor and outdoor venue able to accommodate 500+ guests. Our urban setting offers a fun alternative to formal receptions and an opportunity to design a wedding that reflects your personality as a couple, whether through a small, intimate ceremony or lively dance party.

Weddings in Larkin Square have access to our built-in sound system and stage, whimsical furniture, and a catering team that can offer a wide variety of menu and bar options. We can now host everything from casual BBQs and cocktail parties to seated dinners, making us a perfect location for not only your wedding, but also engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and everything in between. In fact, across the street Hydraulic Hearth can also host private events on Sundays and Mondays, just contact Harry Zemsky at hzemsky@gmail.com or 716 248 2216.

For more information on hosting your ceremony, reception or any other special occasion at Larkin Square visit our website here or contact AmyRae Nessa at amyraen@larkinsquare.com or via the contact form on our website here. We would love to be a part of making your 2017 extra special!


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