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Boom Days 2019!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Boom Days Buffalo 2019 Schedule Released

Events Happening Throughout the Old First Ward in Buffalo on April 27

Boom Days Buffalo, an annual celebration of Spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening on Saturday April 27 from 1 pm to 1 am in multiple venues throughout the Old First Ward neighborhood in Buffalo. The full list of events, times, and locations can be found at www.facebook.com/BoomDaysBuffalo. All events are free and open to all.

Rick Smith, along with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and others, put together the first Boom Days celebration in 2001. “Its our region’s unique way to be thankful for the end of our strong winter and welcome spring,” Smith said. “We encourage everyone to go out and get next to our waterways and celebrate the amazing places in the historic and regenerating First Ward!”

The Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St., Buffalo) will host family-friendly activities and performances from 1 pm to 4 pm, including the Buffalo Zoomobile, the Buffalo & Erie County Library on Wheels, and programming by Young Audiences of Western New York. Waterfront Memories and More museum at Mutual Riverfront Park (41 Hamburg St., Buffalo) will be open for visitors.

At 4 pm The Buffalo Brass Machine will lead the way as the “boom ball” will be rolled from the community center to Riverfront Park and launched into the Buffalo River where the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat will be waiting to salute the paraders. All are welcome to join the parade, and enjoy a toast to spring when we arrive at the park!

Live music from the Blues Society of WNY, the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation, and JazzBuffalo will be happening in the afternoon and evening at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, Buffalo), The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St., Buffalo), Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St., Buffalo), Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St., Buffalo), Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St., Buffalo), and Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St., Buffalo). Flying Bison will have a special beer for Boom Days, and Lockhouse is celebrating their Sakura Gin release. The evening is highlighted with fireworks at 8:30 pm; they can be seen from Riverfront Park and the streets around the Old First Ward.

Boom Days is sponsored by Rigidized Metals, Silo City, The Public, 97 Rock, Flying Bison Brewing Co., and Young Audiences of Western New York, and is coordinated by Tod A. Kniazuk.

BOOM DAYS SCHEDULE

The Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St., Buffalo)

1 pm – 4 pm

– Buffalo Zoomobile
– Buffalo & Erie County Library on. Wheels
– Coffee, Hot Chocolate & More by
Undergrounds Coffee House &
Roastery

1 pm – 2 pm
– Ancient Voices music – drums & sax & digeridoo (Young Audiences of WNY)

2 pm – 3 pm
– Christy Zucarelli visual art (Young Audiences of WNY)

3 pm – 4 pm
-Ben Barry (hula hooping and more)

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St., Buffalo)

Open 12 pm to 10 pm

12 pm – 10 pm
– Grab a pint of Flying Bison’s special Boom Days beer

1 pm – 4 pm
– Doug Yeomans and Lo Blu Flame (Sportsmen’s Americana Foundation)

The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St., Buffalo)

Open 12 pm – 11 pm

1 pm – 4 pm
-Owen Eichenseher (Blues Society of Western New York)

Waterfront Memories & More Museum (41 Hamburg St., Buffalo)

10 am – 5 pm
– Open for Visitors

Rolling of the Boom Ball Parade

4 pm – 5 pm
– From Old First Ward Community Center à Mutual River Front Park

The Buffalo Brass Machine

Boom Ball Roll & Launch

Edward M. Cotter Fireboat (weather permitting)

A Toast to Spring with Flying Bison & Undergrounds Coffee

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St., Buffalo)

Open 12 pm – 1 am

2 pm – 3:30 pm
-Turn Key Blues Band (Blues Society of Western New York)

4 pm – 5:30 pm
-The Donny Frauenhofer Duo (JazzBuffalo)

6 pm – 1 am
-Sakura Gin Release Party

9 pm – 1 am
-Johnny Hart & The Mess w. Animal Sounds

Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St., Buffalo)

Open 12 pm – 11 pm

3 pm – 6 pm
– Creekbend (Sportsmen’s Americana Foundation)

7 pm – 10 pm
-Sonny Mayo and The Lowdown

Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, Buffalo)

Open 12 pm – 12 am

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
-Levi Van Cleve and the Family Band

7 pm – 9:30 pm
-Celeste, Whitford, Ruch trio

Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St., Buffalo)

Open 11 am – 1 am

9 pm – 11 pm The Darts

8:30 pm
– Fireworks over the Old First Ward!

Details

Start:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End:
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/BoomDaysBuffalo/

Venue

Old First Ward
Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

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