PLAY/GROUND 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most art galleries, theaters and community centers have had to close their doors. The team at PLAY/GROUND, made up of Resource:Art and the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, have been working to figure out how to bring art and creativity to the Buffalo community when we need it the most. … Continued

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Millrace Commons Construction Updates

The Larkin District’s newest apartment building is progressing quickly! Projected to open in winter 2021, Millrace Commons will include 70 market rate rental apartments made up of studio, one and two bedroom units, and over 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The 85,000 sq. ft. mixed use building is under development at 799 Seneca … Continued

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Fitness in the Parks is Back

From July 27th – September 7th, Fitness in the Parks returns to Larkin Square! Independent Health and the YMCA are bringing free fitness classes back outside for you to safely enjoy, in addition to the virtual classes you can join from home. This is their ninth consecutive year offering free fitness classes to the community, … Continued

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Larkinville Reopens!

Larkinville is opening back up! The safety and well being of our guests, staff and vendors remains our top priority as we begin to open Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth and Swan Street Diner. Larkin Square:Larkin Square offers food trucks at lunchtime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm. There are also free Fitness … Continued

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Black Lives Matter

 At Larkin Square, we stand with our Black community in the fight for an anti-racist society. We are grateful for all the listening, reading and learning we have done over the last week, spending time to begin to put it into actionable items. We are committed to making this a sustained growth central to Larkin … Continued

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Virtual Author Series: Stephen Heyman

Writer and author Stephen Heyman just released his debut non-fiction book, The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution, in April 2020. The Larkin Square Author Series caught up with the author to discuss his new book which is a biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, farmer and environmentalist Louis … Continued

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Virtual Author Series: Geraldine Brooks

The Larkin Square Author Series checked in with best selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Geraldine Brooks, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. Geraldine last spoke in Larkin Square in 2016. Raised in Australia, she moved to the States to study for a Masters degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. There she met … Continued

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Larkinville inspired virtual backgrounds for your ZOOM gatherings!

Looking to jazz up your Zoom meetings and social gatherings? Cocktails for a Zoom happy hour? Donuts for a breakfast meeting? We have turned art created by Larkin Square’s Leslie Zemsky into virtual backgrounds that may be used on Zoom. Click on the images below of Larkinville themed virtual backgrounds which you may then download. … Continued

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Swan Street Diner Recipes: Banana Bread

With more time at home, many people are cranking up their ovens and tackling new baking recipes. Amanda Amico of the Swan Street Diner and Amy’s Truck shares her favorite banana bread recipe. Check out her baking tips in the video below! Wet ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter 3/4 cup sugar2 eggs 2 … Continued

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