Party On

Charitable events and revelry for a cause in June

John Gavigan and Carolyn Batt at the 2015 BASH

Bash image by Nancy J. Parisi


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 August issue is June 15.



Party for a Purpose: Buffalo Bash

8 p.m.–midnight, June 2, American Red Cross headquarters, 786 Delaware Ave.

At this one-of-a-kind, military-themed fundraiser, 4,000 people don their best military gear and enjoy food and drink from some of the area’s best restaurants while dancing the night away to live bands and DJs. General admission tickets are $75 each or two for $125. Each ticket includes two free drink tickets and all the food you can eat. 

Visit for more info.



Art and Gardening

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., June 11, The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue 

This panel discussion has the full title of How Art and Gardening Bring Cultures Together. It is moderated by David Swarts of the Botanical Gardens and includes panelists Sally Cunningham, Julie McIndoo, and Robert Scalise. The panel is followed by a buffet brunch and benefit the Western New York Artists Group. 

Call the AG Gallery at 885-2251 or visit for tickets and more information.


Power Up

1:30–5 p.m., June 7, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew

This multifaceted event features a keynote by Donna Fernandes, a networking hour with dessert and wine, and facilitated table talks. Join local women professionals to connect on key issues, get motivated, and get inspired.

Visit for more information and tickets.


The Quest

6–9 p.m., June 21, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard

Discover the beauties of Tifft on this adults-only scavenger hunt. Enjoy refreshments from local food trucks and the Dram House cocktail truck—your admission includes the hunt, live entertainment, and one beverage; there is also a VIP option. 

Visit for more information and tickets. 



Buffalo Spree Happy Hour

5:30–7:30 p.m., June 21, at the Twentieth Century Club, 585 Delaware Avenue

Join us as we launch our July issue. Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and the fascinating people included in the issue amid the beautiful historic surroundings of the Twentieth Century Club, which is listed on the Register of Historic Places. Enjoy complimentary snacks, happy hour drink specials, door prizes, and a complimentary issue of the new Spree. (A parking lot is located on Franklin Street, behind the TCC.)

For more information, call Angela Gambacorta at 972-2244 or email        



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


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