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Kick off KeyBank Live at Larkin with Big Mean Sound Machine

By Leslie Zemsky  
May 25, 2018

KeyBank Live at Larkin is almost here and we can’t wait for this year’s lineup! With a fresh mix of local acts and national bands, you won’t want to miss a minute of this free concert series. First up – Big Mean Sound Machine. 

They’re name describes them best – they’re BIG and they’re ready to have some fun. Formed in Ithaca, NY, BMSM aims to get everyone dancing! The 8 piece afro-punk band will be making its debut at Larkin Square as part of their summer tour. Check out more here:

Catch BMSM performing with Miller and the Other Sinners on June 6 at 5pm at Larkin Square. KeyBank Live at Larkin runs every Wednesday from June 6 – September 5 and are family friendly. Free admission and parking thanks to Larkin Square’s presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health. Check out the full line up below!

Food Truck Tuesdays Begin April 10

By Leslie Zemsky  
March 21, 2018

Food trucks are gearing up for another season at Larkin Square! Food Truck Tuesdays begins April 10 and runs every Tuesday until October 2. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

New changes & old favorites

Western New York’s favorite food trucks will be back, along with several new trucks making their debut at Larkin Square. Also new this year, Food Truck Tuesday will officially open at 4:30pm. That means 30 extra minutes to feast on delicious food and enjoy the square! Each week, Larkin Square will host up to 28 food trucks with additional trucks parked at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca Street). Visit larkinsquare.com each week to see the next roster of trucks. To round out the neighborhood-wide “dinner party,” the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery (716 Swan Street) will welcome diners to bring food purchased from the trucks into their beer garden, as will Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca Street) in their tasting room. In the warmer weather, the Swan Street Diner will be serving shakes from their take-out window. Guests are also welcome to enjoy their food on the plaza next to the Diner.

Getting here & parking

Larkin Square is pleased to offer abundant free parking during the event. There is also $5-dollar preferred parking in the ramp adjacent to Larkin Square. Next door to the Swan Street Diner and across the street from Larkin Square is a new bike park for those biking to the event. We are also encouraging ride sharing to Larkinville. UBER is partnering with Food Truck Tuesdays to offer new riders a free ride to Food Truck Tuesday (up to $15) by using the code FOODTRUCKTUES.

Live Music

With a 26-band lineup, Food Truck Tuesdays will showcase the best of local music. Check out the full 2018 lineup:

April 10 The Emporium
April 17 Smiley Mike
April 24 JL Fulks
May 1 Alex McArthur Sextet
May 8 The Darts
May 15 Scott Celani Band
May 22 Alison Pipitone
May 29 The Skiffle Minstrels
June 5 Lithium
June 12 Donny Frauenhofer Band
June 19 The Kensingtons
June 26 XOXO Band
July 3 Mom Said No
July 10 Big J Blues
July 17 Reggie Childs
July 24 The Jon Lehning Underground
July 31 Tim Britt Band
August 7 Intrepid Travelers
August 14 The Zak Ward Trio
August 21 Gravy
August 28 Johnny Hart & The Mess
September 4 Bad Habit Band
September 11 Flipside
September 18 The Sofa Kingz & Battle Studies
September 25 Buffalo Gamelan Club
October 2 Ten Cent Howl

Call for Art: Submit your Design for the New Larkinville T-Shirt

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 08, 2018

The freezing temperatures have us dreaming of sunny weather and summer wardrobes! With a passion for local art, the Larkin Square team is opening submissions for a new t-shirt design to be sold at public events (Food Truck Tuesdays and KeyBank Live at Larkin) as well as LDG properties throughout Larkinville. For the next month, our team will be accepting design submissions and will choose one winning design to be printed. The winning designer will receive $500 and the chance to have their shirt sold throughout the square!

If interested, please submit a PDF of your one-color design (feel free to show us how your design looks on a t-shirt!) Designs must be family-friendly and incorporate the fun, whimsical and community feeling of Larkin Square. All designs must be submitted by February 5th to bridgets@larkinsquare.com and include the artwork application. Submitted artwork without an application will not be accepted.

Click here for the application. 

Holiday Vendor Market Thursday, December 7, 10am – 2pm

By Samantha Epps  
November 21, 2017

Stop by the Larkin at Exchange Building (726 Exchange Street) on Thursday, December 7 from 10am – 2pm to shop our Holiday Vendor Market. Get ready for the Holidays with over 30 vendors (complete list below)!

If you are coming to the market from outside Larkinville, you are welcome to park in the Visitors 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! 

Vendors Include:

1801 handcrafted
Buffalo Distilling Co
Buffalo Made Co
The Buffalo News
Burning Asphalt
Butter Block
Dragonfly Jams and Jellies
The Flower Stand
Grape Country Soaps
Gretchen Cole Jewelry
Honey Girl Ornaments
House of Olives
Janie’s Emporium
Just Sew Embroidery
Justice Ring
Larkinville Merchandise
Larkin Training Room
Mazurek’s Bakery
Olden Designs

Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
Pet Connection
Pitek Art
Predmore Creations
Pretty and Grit
Rusterior
Stuff Guys Like
Sunrae Love Jewelry
Westside Stitchery
The Witty Gritty Paper Co
Women Folk
Zandra Beauty

Mother’s Day Market Thursday, May 11, 10am – 2pm

By Leslie Zemsky  
April 28, 2017

Stop by the Larkin at Exchange Building (726 Exchange Street) on Thursday, May 11 from 10am – 2pm to shop our Mother’s Day Market. Treat a special mom in your life 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! 

Vendors Include:

1801 handcrafted
Big Brother Big Sisters
Buffalo History Buff
Bunny Leighton

Burning Asphalt
Butter Block
Captured by the Moment
Designs by JJK
D&M Creations

Dragonfly Jams and Jellies
Grape Country Soaps
Gretchen Cole Jewelry
House of Olives
Janie’s Emporium
Joyful Energy Jewelry
Kitch Studios
L&J Creations

Lularoe
Mazurek’s Bakery
Metal Earth Jewelry

Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
Predmore Creations
Rosanna’s Jewelry and Acessories
Sarah Kieffer Designs
SugarLipz ScentSations

Sunrae Love Jewelry
Sweet and Savory Treats
That Popcorn Shack