Party On

Charitable events and revelry for a cause in October

The Bar Burger from Black Sheep

Photo by kc kratt


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 December issue is October 15.



Dining Out for Life

October 10, at over eighty restaurants throughout Western New York

Ellen and Steve Gedra of Black Sheep are the 2017 cochairs for one of WNY’s most beloved—and easiest to support—fundraisers. All you have to do is go out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three) on Tuesday, October 10. Participating restaurants donate twenty-five percent or more of the proceeds for that day to Evergreen Health, which has been fighting HIV/AIDS and providing services to those affected by disease since 1983. Reservations are encouraged; see the website for a complete list of restaurants. Dining Out for Life is presented by Evergreen Health and KeyBank.

Visit for more information.



Allentown Fall Festival

10 a.m.–6 p.m., October 14, Allen Street from Delaware Avenue to Main Street and Franklin from Allen to North

Celebrate the changing of the season at this annual event, which includes live music, food stands, drink (including a beer tent), and dozens of vendors selling art, crafts, clothing, and more. The kids’ area at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) includes musicians, pumpkin painting, acrobats, and a petting zoo. A mini and classic car show takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at Allen and Franklin.

Email for more information.



Castellani Art Museum CAMfest

Saturday, October 14, Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls

Formerly known at the museum’s gala, this event focuses on “fun-raising,” with live music, refreshments, special activities and events, and more.

Call 286-8200 for more information.



A Toast to Literacy

6–8 p.m., October 24, Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara Street

Enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction, and live music at this party celebrating the important work of Literacy New York.

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Happy Hour Issue Launch

5:30–7:30 p.m., October 25, SEAR, 200 Delaware Avenue

Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and article subjects at this fun, casual event that celebrates the launch of a new issue. Attendees receive free copies of Spree, complimentary snacks, and drink specials.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page, email or call 972-2244.        


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


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