Hydraulic Hearth

Race Project in (716) GAL-LERY

By Leslie Zemsky  
August 01, 2016

(716) GAL-LERY, Buffalo’s smallest art gallery, is pleased to collaborate with two Buffalo arts organizations to present The Race Project.  The gallery is a re-purposed phone booth inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery.

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center is working in partnership with the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) on this project with the Buffalo Youth Media Institute. The Buffalo Youth Media Institute, established in 2005, works to build social capital through the cultivation of critical thinking and 21st century skills, such as innovation, digital literacy, and collaboration. Through videos, lectures, critiques and hands on demonstrations, youth producers work with Squeaky Wheel’s lead teaching instructor and Director of Education, Kevin Kline, to learn digital production skills and create self-directed projects.

“Students of our Buffalo Youth Media Institute spent a few weeks interviewing people they know from the community about their experiences with racism.  We wanted a project that did not intend to give answers or take any sides.” said Kevin Kline,” We simply wanted to give people voice, and lend them our ears to be heard.”

More information on the Race Project may be found here.

Visitors to the Gallery will be able to watch the video while listening to the audio on the vintage telephone. “We are proud to showcase the creativity of the students from BCAT. The topic of racism is particularly timely with the upcoming national elections; the students handle the topic in an open and moving way. We encourage viewers to take a look and listen in.

The Race Project will be open for viewing August 2nd, – October 30th, 2016, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 4 pm – 10 pm

Click here for more information about the Hydraulic Hearth and its (716) GAL-LERY . Click here for more information about Squeaky Wheel   Click here for more information about the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology.


Beer Garden Gospel Brunch at the Hydraulic Hearth, Sunday August 23rd

By Leslie Zemsky  
August 07, 2015

Miller Other Sinners

Inspired by the Southern tradition of Sunday brunch with soul food and gospel music, Buffalo restaurants Hydraulic Hearth and The Black Sheep and musician David Michael Miller are teaming to present a casual brunch in the Hydraulic Hearth beer garden, while donating a portion of proceeds to the St. Patrick’s food pantry around the corner in Larkinville.

On Sunday, August 23rd, Hydraulic Hearth’s whimsically welcoming outdoor beer garden will host two seatings of brunch service at noon and 2:00pm, with a pig roast and Southern-style sides catered by The Black Sheep and Miller and the Other Sinners performing a set of gospel music during each seating. Miller’s second solo album, “Same Soil,” currently stands at #5 on the Roots Music Report’s blues chart, behind Buddy Guy and Sonny Landreth. With seating limited, $25 advance tickets covering food and music can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gospel-brunch-tickets-18059366050?aff=es2;; drinks such as craft brews, shandies and cocktails will be offered at Hydraulic Hearth’s outdoor bar. 
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Perfect Holiday weekend in Buffalo!

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 02, 2014

We love December in Buffalo! This first weekend of December is shaping up to be a fun one! Thanks to Buffalo Rising and the Buffalo News Gusto for always providing great ideas for big and small activities around town!  This weekend I have a friend coming to Buffalo from NYC. I am excited to show off Buffalo at its winter finest!  We just need a dusting  of snow to complete the holiday wonderland!  We suggest starting in Larkinville on Friday and going from there! Here is our suggested holiday weekend game plan..its all about local eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment!  Read More

Buffalo Rising takes a look inside the Hydraulic Hearth

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 16, 2014

Newell Nusbaumer, from Buffalo Rising, stopped by recently for a first look inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant and Brewery.  The Restaurant will be open Tuesday – Thursday 4:30pm – 7:30pm and Friday and Saturday, 4:30pm – 11pm .  On Monday, the 17th, they will be open for a special edition of the Larkin Square Author series at 7 pm. See an earlier Blog post on this talk. Click here to take a tour through the Restaurant courtesy of Buffalo Rising!