Party On

Charitable events and revelry for a cause in August

Party on the Portico at the Buffalo History Museum


Every month, Spree lists special events at Western New York’s many cultural and nonprofit organizations, fundraisers for area charities, and other happenings for good causes, including those we organize or co-organize. Do you have an event that should be included here? Contact us at  The listing deadline for the October issue is August 15.


Tangerine Twist Summer Splash

7–11 p.m., August 11, at Buffalo Harbor State Park, 1111 Fuhrman Boulevard

This benefit for Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute features beautiful views of the outer harbor, complimentary drinks, food from area restaurants, drawings, and a dessert bar. Orange attire is encouraged.

Call 845-8788 or visit


Party on the Portico at the Buffalo History Museum

5:30–8:30 p.m., August 18, One Museum Court

The event features bluesman Robert “Freightrain” Parker, the first Native-American inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. There are also history-related activities, snacks, and a cash bar—along with other surprises. Enjoy a beautiful Buffalo summer evening from the portico and steps of this iconic building.

Call 873-9644 or visit


Treasures Under the Tent

6–9 p.m., August 19, Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Street, Lockport

This annual fundraiser supports programs of the Niagara County History Center, including the Erie Canal Discovery Center, the Niagara History complex, and the Bond-Hawley House. Expect food, drinks, and fabulous auction prizes.

Call 439-0431, 434-7433 or visit



Buffalo Spree Hot Off the Press Happy Hour

5:30–7:30, August 23, at Giancarlo’s, 5110 Main St., Willimasville

Meet the people of Spree—staff, writers, article subjects—and enjoy free snacks and drink specials. Everyone receives free issues.

Call Angela Gambacorta at 972-2244 or check the Spree Facebook event page.


To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.


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