Larkinville Events

4th Annual Larkinville Ice Festival

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 21, 2017

Head to Larkinville on Saturday, January 27 for the 4th Annual Ice Festival! This neighborhood wide celebration includes programming and specials from Larkin Square, The Filling Station, Hydraulic Hearth, Swan Street Diner, Buffalo Distilling Company, Flying Bison Brewing Company and Larkin Center of Commerce. Bring the family to Larkin Square to enjoy a range of activities for kids and a local vendor market on the heated boardwalk. Explore the neighborhood through horse drawn carriage rides and grab a bite to eat at the participating restaurants!

A full list of programming is below, stay tuned for updates. As always, Larkin Square has free event parking and this event is free and open to the public courtesy of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

Larkin Square (745 Seneca Street)
Programming from 11am – 3pm

  • Winter vendor market – Local vendors to be announced soon!
  • Ice Throne
  • Sledding Hill (weather permitting)
  • Nickel City Novelties spin art and games
  • Coloring Stations
  • Pickleball, Kan-Jam, Cornhole
  • Independent Health, Fitness in the Parks sponsored Snowga (Yoga in the Snow is a winter edition of Fitness in the Parks presented by the YMCA and Independent Health)
  • Outdoor bar on the boardwalk, including a make your own hot chocolate station
  • Filling Station restaurant open for lunch indoors
  • Performers throughout the square from The Bird’s Nest Acro Circus.

Larkin Center of Commerce (701 Seneca Street)

  • Horse-drawn sleigh wagon rides up and down Seneca Street from 12pm – 2pm

Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery (716 Swan Street)

  • Burritos and Brooze Brunch with Lomo Lomo: 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • Live music with a Band Named Sue 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • The Bavarian Winterfest in the Beer Garden: noon to 4pm
  • Sarah Myers paintings in (716)GAL-LERY, the phone booth art gallery inside the Hydraulic Hearth

Swan Street Diner (700 Swan Street)

  • Open from 7am – 3pm
  • Special Ice Fest deals to be announced!

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca Street)

Buffalo Distilling Company (860 Seneca Street)

  • Tasting room open 11am – 3pm
  • Buffalo Groundhog Day specialty cocktails beginning at 12pm
  • The distillery will keep the party going into the evening with live music by Aidan McManus

6th Annual Holiday Live at Larkin on December 1

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 01, 2017

Kickoff the holiday season at Larkin Square! On December 1, Larkin Square is back with a special edition of KeyBank Live at Larkin celebrating the upcoming holidays. From 5pm – 8pm, guests will be able to enjoy food trucks, specialty drinks including mulled wine and hot cider, alpacas from Thistle Creek Alpaca Farm and shopping with a few vendors in the square. Robot Holiday will be rocking all night long with their unique spin on holiday music. New this year, Larkin Square will feature a tree lighting in the middle of the square!

Don’t miss this special  family-friendly event. Admission is free thanks to Larkin Square’s presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health. Free parking is located in the event lot at 111 Hydraulic Street. Handicap parking is available in a dedicated lot at Seneca and Emslie Streets. There is additional parking in the lot behind Swan Street Diner at 700 Swan Street. This event will be outdoors, be sure to bundle up!

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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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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2014 Holiday Vendor Market

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 17, 2014

Join us this Friday, December 19th from 10am-2pm in the Larkin at Exchange Building for the annual Holiday Vendor Market! The market will feature over 30 vendors selling their crafts, desserts, gifts, and more! The market will be located in the main lobby and surrounding areas.

From 12-12:30pm the Caroling Counselors, a group of local Buffalo lawyers who sing in their free time, will be putting on a performance in the lobby. You won’t want to miss it!

The Larkin at Exchange Building is located at 726 Exchange Street, off of Seneca Street, behind the First Niagara office building. Free parking for visits under 2 hours in lots D and E or the Visitor Lot across the street.

See you there!

 

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