Larkin Square Blog

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

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


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