Holiday Vendor Market Thursday, December 6, 10am – 2pm

By Samantha Epps  
November 19, 2018

Stop by the Larkin at Exchange Building (726 Exchange Street) on Thursday, December 6 from 10am – 2pm to shop our Holiday Vendor Market. Get ready for the Holidays with some amazing vendors (complete list below)!

If you are coming to the market from outside Larkinville, you are welcome to park in the Visitors Lot on Exchange Street or in the Lot next to the Hydraulic Hearth.  Make a day of it and stop by the Filling Station or Swan Street Diner for lunch before or after shopping! 

Vendors Include:

1801 handcrafted
Adams Apples
Blue Table Chocolates
Buffalo Made Co
Bunny Leighton Jewelry
Burning Asphalt
Butter Block
Caroline Fulkerson
Dragonfly Jams and Jellies
Grape Country Soaps
Honey Girl Ornaments
House of Olives
Janie’s Emporium
JF Vintage
Just Sew Embroidery
Joyful Energy
Kitch Studios
Larkinville Merchandise
Linwood Candle
Loti Henna Studio
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
Pet Connection
Predmore Creations
Shane Stephenson
Stuff Guys Like
Sunrae Love Jewelry
This and That Co

Holiday Live at Larkin 2018

By Leslie Zemsky  
October 30, 2018

Larkin Square along with KeyBank & Independent Health present the 7th annual Holiday Live at Larkin on November 30th from 5 – 8pm. Kick off the holiday season with this free event featuring live music by Vin Derosa’s VITAMIND Crew with DJ Spike, tree lighting in the square, curated holiday vendor market in the Filling Station, specialty hot beverages, Alpacas from Thistle Creek Alpacas, food trucks, and more!

The Larkin Square team has a special deal for guests: receive a free hot chocolate for every canned or nonperishable food item brought to Holiday Live! All food will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY during this holiday season.





Truck or Treat – October 26, 2018

By Leslie Zemsky  
October 04, 2018

Larkin Square’s annual Halloween bash is back! Presented by KeyBank and sponsored by Independent Health, Truck or Treat kicks off the spookiest weekend in WNY with dozens of food trucks, trick or treating for kids, plus live music by Mom Said No.! The event is free and runs from 4:30pm – 8pm. Free parking is available in the lots along Exchange St. and in the gravel lot on Hydraulic St. Costumes are encouraged, hungry appetites are a must. Beer and drink specials soon to be announced!

The Food Truck Pumpkin Carving Contest is Back!

Participating food trucks will be tasked with carving the perfect pumpkin that YOU get to judge. The winning pumpkin will get bragging rights and a special prize.

The First Larkinville Block Party is September 29

By Leslie Zemsky  
September 17, 2018

Summer isn’t the only time to hang in Larkinville for food trucks, concerts and beer gardens. We’re kicking off fall by closing Seneca Street for a neighborhood-wide celebration! From noon – 5pm, guests may enjoy an artisan market along Seneca Street with local artists, makers, a live mural painting, vintage cars, music and more. The Hydraulic Hearth, The Filling Station, Swan Street Diner, Flying Bison, Buffalo Distilling, Kornerstone Cafe and Eckl’s will be open for service and live music! See below for the music and event lineup:

  • Hydraulic Hearth: Welcoming Wayno’s BBQ (serving from noon – sell out), live music by Tony Rhodes Trio from 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • The Filling Station: Open from noon – 5pm in Larkin Square
  • Larkin Square: Outdoor bar open, live music by John and Mary and the Valkyries from 1:30 – 3:30pm, corn hole, hula hoops and children’s activites
  • Kornerstone Cafe: Live music from noon – 3pm by Ron LoCurto & Ang Ziegler
  • Eckl’s: Live music by Tim Hogan from 2pm – 4pm
  • Flying Bison: Taproom open with live music by Kickstart Rumble from 3-6pm
  • Buffalo Distilling: Bar open beginning at noon, barrel races at 3pm (on the Seneca Street Lawn), live music from 6pm – 10pm by Randle & The Late Night Scandals
  • Lawn Games: Croquet, corn-hole, barrel races and more – stop by the lawn on Seneca Street for some old fashioned games!


PARKING & ADMISSION – Admission to the Block Party is free , including events in Larkin Square courtesy of KeyBank and Independent Health. Parking is located in the lots along Exchange Street, the gravel lot on Hydraulic St. and $5 preferred parking in the ramp adjacent to Larkin Square.

This event is rain or shine! Please visit the Facebook event for timely updates on performances.

VENDOR MARKET – Here are the list of vendors attending this event:
– Bkindcity
– Pretty and Grit
– Wildcrafters
– Buffalo Barrel + Brine
– Duke’s Donuts
– Zandra
– Kitch
– Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
– West Gate Co.
– Rusterior
– Mazurek’s Bakery
– Kat’s Closet
– Joyful Energy Jewelry
– Linwood Candle Co.
– The Flower Stand
– Peg’s Hardware
– Buffalo Made Co.
– 1801 handcrafted
– Alpine Made
– SunRae Jewelry
– Shauna Louise Graphics
– Revolution Gallery
– Graetz Stained Glass
– Pet Connection Programs inc. – Marilla, NY
– Kettle Corn
– Pet Wants WNY
– Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
– Stuff Guys Like
– West Side Stitchery
– Traveling Growler
– Wandering Threads
– LaCott Fine Art
– J. Savage Goods
– Buffalo Seamery
– Good Company
– Cipshopbflo
– Shop Peppermint
– winners from Ignite Buffalo
– Mapleview Alpacas
– Queen B Lettering
– Jeca Energy Bar Company
– Baby Blue Bird Jewelry
– Blue Table Chocolates
– Tom Burns Photography
– Casa Azul

Tom Dudzick and Mike Randall Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30 PM

By Leslie Zemsky  
September 12, 2018

The Larkin Square author and speaker series is pleased to welcome Buffalo and Hydraulics native, Tom Dudzick,  back home to speak with his long time friend Mike Randall.

Tom Dudzick was born and raised in the Larkinville neighborhood above his father’s tavern on Seneca Street, Big Joe’s. Big Joe’s and his many memories of growing up in the neighborhood inspired his Over the Tavern series of plays as well as his play Miracle on South Division Street.

Tom is in town preparing for the premiere of his new musical, Christmas Over the Tavern. The world premiere at MusicalFare Theatre will be on stage Novemeber 14th – December 16th, 2018. The musical features an all-new holiday story about Buffalo’s favorite family, the Pazinskis, from his Over the Tavern series.  “Christmas 1959 is not very merry for the Pazinskis.  Dad is going through a mid-life depression and refuses to buy a Christmas tree. Sister Clarissa is threatening to expel 12-year-old Rudy for performing a blasphemous one-man Nativity Scene where he plays all the characters as Hollywood celebrities and everyone is worried that this may be their last Christmas together as a whole family. It’s a brand new chapter in this WNY tradition,” shares notes from MusicalFare Theatre.

Mike Randall is well known as the chief meteorologist at WKBW channel 7 Eyewitness News. He recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with the station. A native of Western New York, Mike is also a professional actor, puppet master and magician. He has performed a variety of roles in theaters locally and around the country and he continues to perform his critically acclaimed solo shows of Mark Twain Live! and Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol.

Tom and Mike are long time friends dating back to performing together in dinner theater in Buffalo.  They look forward to sharing a preview song from Christmas Over the Tavern as well as their memories of acting together. They will welcome questions from the audience as well.

During the event, Larkin Square is pleased to introduce the new book from Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series: The Larkin CompanyWritten by Shane Stephenson with an introduction by Howard Zemsky. The book is filled with historic photos and the history of the Larkin Company and the neighborhood. Books will be available for purchase, and book signing.

The Larkin Square Author and Speaker Series is made possible by presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health. The Filling Station will have snacks and refreshments available for purchase at the event.