Larkin Square Blog

Parking at Food Truck Tuesdays

By Leslie Zemsky  
April 08, 2017

The 2017 season of Food Truck Tuesdays begins Tuesday, April 11th and runs through October 3rd from 5 pm – 8 pm. Thanks to the generosity of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health both parking and admission are free.  We have a few parking suggestions to make your visit to Larkinville enjoyable from start to finish.

Larkin Square is located at 745 Seneca Street at intersection of Seneca and Swan Streets.  There is free parking in the Larkin Development Group lots along Exchange Street and the lot off of Hydraulic Street.  The parking ramp adjacent to Larkin Square will be open for $5 premium parking starting at 5:15 pm.  Drivers may access the ramp from both Van Rensselaer Street (Between Seneca and Exchange Streets) and Hydraulic Street (between Seneca and Exchange Streets). Simply walk out of the ramp into Larkin Square!

We ask drivers to please not park on residential streets and park in the lots instead. Please be respectful of the neighborhood.

Enjoy dozens of food trucks plus live music.  parked in Larkin Square plus beer and wine service. Additional trucks will be parked at Flying Bison Brewery. Guests are welcome to bring food truck purchased food into The Hydraulic Hearth Beer Garden (716 Swan St.) Flying Bison (840 Seneca St.) and BFLO Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St.). Here is a map showing the location of the Free Parking lots along with the Premium $5 ramp parking.  For a roster of bands and Food Trucks, click here. 

Food Truck Tuesdays 2017

By Leslie Zemsky  
March 21, 2017

Like the reappearance of robins, the sight of food trucks filling Larkin Square is one of the first signs of springtime in Buffalo. This year, “Buffalo’s biggest dinner party” will once again begin earlier than ever, as Food Truck Tuesdays return to Larkinville for another six-month season starting April 11th. Admission and parking are free thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

Every Tuesday, from 5-8pm, into October – with the exception of July 4th – Larkin Square will welcome dozens of food trucks and a diverse lineup of live, local music (see below for full food truck and music lineup). Beverages will be sold onsite, with colorful seating and hula hoops spread around the square; guests are welcome to bring their own seating. Each truck will offer at least one item certified as a Healthy Option by the Independent Health Foundation.  Read More

Live at O’Larkin 3.17.17

By Leslie Zemsky  
March 03, 2017

olarkin_nieman_017Join us in Larkin Square on Friday, March 17 from 5-8pm for the fifth annual KeyBank Live at O’Larkin!

For the first time in its five-year history, one of Buffalo’s newest St. Patrick’s traditions will fall on the actual holiday in 2017, as Larkin Square will again welcome the public to an Irish-American celebration with live Celtic music and dance along with food trucks and drinks.

This year, KeyBank Live at O’Larkin will feature the familiar faces of Celtic rockers McCarthyizm, traditional folk trio Emerald Isle, students from Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance, and the first responders of Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums, all performing individual sets along with an encore ensemble jam on the square’s covered and heated boardwalk. Drinks will also be served on the boardwalk and in the Square along with food from over a dozen food trucks.

As always, this family-friendly event is free, including free parking, and open to all, presented by KeyBank and sponsored by Independent Health.

Photo Credit: Don Nieman Buffalo.com

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Larkin Links call for new golf hole designs!

By Leslie Zemsky  
March 02, 2017

Golf season is around the corner…nano-sized golf that is! Larkin Links is an artist-designed mini golf course located at 763 Seneca Street in Larkinville (next door to Larkin Square). The course is open June through October with putters and balls available for free play.

Each year we retire a few holes and commission a few new ones.  This year we are requesting small..but creative and challenging designs…36 sq. ft. max!! Winning designs receive a stipend and the fun of playing on your golf hole! Winners will fabricate their holes and have them ready to install in Larkinville in late May.

The timeline for 2017 proposals is:
March 1st, RFP posted
March 27th, Proposals due back to Larkin Development Group
March 30th, Artists notified of winning holes
Week of May 22nd , Delivery of holes to Larkinville.
First week of June Larkin Links reopens for the season.

Click here for a link to the application. 

Valentine’s Day Market Thursday, February 9, 10am – 2pm

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 03, 2017

Stop by the Larkin at Exchange Building (726 Exchange Street) on Thursday, February 9 from 10am – 2pm to shop our Valentine’s Day Market. Treat a loved one or yourself with over 25 vendors (complete list below)!

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


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