Larkin Square Blog

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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Holiday in the Phone Booth

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 14, 2016

Stop by the (716) GAL-LERY to experience the latest show, “Holiday in the Phone Booth,” on view now through January 15. Artist-made coasters are available for purchase for $20 each with all proceeds going directly to the artist. Wrap your coaster up as a gift or string it up to turn into a holiday ornament with complimentary gift wrap, tags and hole punch!

The Hydraulic Hearth will match each purchase with a $20 donation to Harvest House, supporting families in the neighborhood and beyond with job training, healthcare, children & nursery supplies and more.

2016 “Holiday in the Phone Booth” artists include: Adam Weekley, Monica Angle, Barbara Baird, Tina Dillman, A.J. Fries, Betty Leader, Sarah Myers, YAMES & Leslie Zemsky. The (716) GAL-LERY  is a repurposed 1950’s era telephone booth, now Buffalo’s smallest art gallery, located inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery, 716 Swan Street. Open during restaurant hours, Tuesday – Saturday. www.hydraulichearth.com

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Holiday Live at Larkin is Back!

By Samantha Epps  
November 10, 2016

hlal7Continuing a tradition that dates to its inaugural year, Larkin Square, along with KeyBank and Independent Health, will again welcome the community for a free wintertime concert headlined by the original holiday music of local collective Robot Holiday.

Set for Friday, December 2nd, from 5pm-8pm, the fifth annual Holiday Live at Larkin will feature a fleet of food trucks plus hot coffee from Undergrounds Coffee & Roastery. The event will also feature a holiday market including the handmade works of Devil Chicken Design, Beautiful Cookies, Elizabeth’s Granola and more!

Proceeds from the sale of Robot Holiday CDs Elizabeth’s Granola and donations from food trucks and vendors support the Food Bank of WNY.

Guests will stay warm on the the weather-protected heated boardwalk along with  heaters sprinkled throughout the Square.  A dusting of snow will pair perfectly with hot beverages served by the Filling Station, including their signature hot apple cider spiked with Larkinville’s own BFLO Distilling Co. Apple Brandy.hlal8

“Kick off the holiday season Larkinville style, which of course includes the food trucks, live music and a market” said Zemsky. “Between the original holiday music, and festive cheer, it’s become a signature expression of the seasonal spirit in Buffalo.”

Admission and parking are free thanks to the generosity of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

For more information about Robot Holiday, visit www.robotholiday.com; for more about Larkin Square including booking for private holiday events, visit www.larkinsquare.com.


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