Larkin Square Blog

Food Truck Tuesdays return on April 19th!

By Samantha Epps  
March 21, 2016

Call it a sign of the times – while the sight of a single robin is traditionally deemed the first sign of spring, this year a FTT2much larger sight will appear in the form of Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square, which will begin in April for the first time in the four-year history of the free event. Read More

4th annual Live at O’Larkin

By Samantha Epps  
February 22, 2016


Continuing with the new tradition of ringing in Buffalo’s wild weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Larkin Square is set to again welcome thousands of fun-seekers for its fourth annual free Live at O’Larkin concert, featuring three hours of nonstop live Celtic music and dance under the covered, heated boardwalk, surrounded by a fleet of food trucks and a local vendor market.

LAOL1Set for Friday, March 18th, from 4:30-8pm, Live at O’Larkin will present four performances – the rollicking Celtic rock of McCarthyizm, traditional acoustic sounds from Poor Ould Goat, civil servant salutes from Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums, and youngsters in unison from Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance. Guests of all ages will have plenty of choices for food and drink, including season-inspired offerings from neighborhood residents Flying Bison Brewing and Buffalo Distilling, and the year’s first mass gathering of local food trucks, just one month before before Food Truck Tuesdays return to Larkinville in mid-April. The event will also feature a Irish marketplace featuring Larkinville favorites: Buffalo Cake Pops, RetroBuffalo, Buffalo Distilling Co., and Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery, selling festive food, drink and accessories!The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery and Flying Bison Brewery will both be open during the event for an all-around St. Patricks’ celebration in Larkinville.

Live at O’Larkin is presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health.

Nancy Reisman speaking on Wednesday March 9, 2016

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 17, 2016

Larkin Square Author Series is pleased to welcome Buffalo native Nancy Reisman back to Buffalo and to her first appearance at the Larkin Square Author Series. She will be speaking about her new novel, trompe l’oeil  on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the Larkin Square Filling Station.

trompe loeil-cover-CMYK-2The New York Times wrote in a review of trompe l’oeil, “Genuinely satisfying, heart-shaking novels combine an absolute narrative authority with an apparently effortless style. You question nothing, savor every phrase and nuance, live willingly within their pages from the first word to the last. They can also be slippery things: impossible to wrap up or pin down. Just read it, you urge the uninitiated, already envying them the experience to come. Nancy Reisman’s second novel, “Trompe L’Oeil,” is one such book.” Read More

Call for proposals for new holes for Larkin Links

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 10, 2016

Larkin Links is a nano-sized, artist designed golf course opened in 2015 at 763 Seneca Street in Larkinville.
The course was free and open to the public to play all season long.  Golf clubs, balls and score cards were on site for
players to use.

Larkin Development Group ( the owners of Larkin Square) is putting out an RFP for three new golf holes for the course. Proposals are due back by March 14, 2016 with winning holes being delivered and ready for play the first week of May, 2016.  The winning holes will be high on creativity and challenging to play!  To download the application and information details, click here.IMG_2946

Lauren Belfer returns to Larkin Square May 16th

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 08, 2016

May in Larkin Square means the return of beloved Buffalo author Lauren Belfer.  Since the founding of the Larkin Square Author Series in 2013, Lauren Belfer has graciously returned to Buffalo and Larkin Square each May to speak about her books, City of Light and A Fierce Radiance and to thoughtfully interview special guest authors and friends of hers, Elinor Lipman ( 2014) and Verlyn Klinkenborg (2015).

On May 16th, 2016 at 5:30 pm, The Larkin Square Author Series is pleased to welcome Lauren Belfer to speak about her newly published book, and After the Fire(HarperCollins, May 2016).

Her new novel,  Read More

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