Party On

Charitable events and revelry for a cause in September

Harvest at the Buffalo Zoo is 4–7 p.m. on September 23.

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 November issue is September 15.


Denim and Diamonds Gala Dinner and After Party for Buffalo Olmsted Parks

6–10 p.m., September 9, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, West Parade Circle

This annual celebration rotates among Buffalo’s beautiful Olmsted parks. It includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. The dinner and awards are scheduled for 6–9 p.m.; the after party includes a DJ and is open to those who do not attend the dinner as well as dinner attendees.

Call 838-1249 or visit



Kevin Guest House Fall Fest 5K and Fun Run

4 p.m. (party at 5 p.m.), September 16, at Kevin Guest House Campus, 782 Ellicott Street

Bring the entire family to this three-mile run, walk, and fall celebration, which includes an Oktoberfest-style cookout and more.

Call 882-1818 or visit


Tour de Farms 2016

Benefiting GOBike Buffalo and MAP Growing Green

9 a.m.–5 p.m., September 16; check website for routes and starting points.

Massachusetts Avenue Project and GOBike Buffalo cohost Tour de Farms, an event designed to celebrate healthy, sustainable transportation and local urban and rural farms. The classic ride begins on Buffalo’s west side, and continues to local urban farms.

Visit for more information.



Hot off the Press Happy Hour

5:30–7:30 p.m., September 20, Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg Street

Join Spree staff, writers, article subjects, and other readers at this fun, casual meet-up; all attendees receive free copies of the October issue as well as complimentary snacks and moderately priced drinks.

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


Gala at the Gardens: A Night in Balance

6–10 p.m., September 22, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue

Celebrate the peak of the autumn equinox and support the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with an evening of gratitude and friendship, auctions, raffles, mission moment, and dinner by Oliver’s.

Call 827–1584 or visit



Harvest at the Buffalo Zoo

4–7 p.m., September 23, Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue

This new event includes festive fall activities, country music, barbecue, seasonal beers and more. Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the zoo.

Call 837–3900 or visit


Bids 4 Kids Buffalo Sports Tailgate Party

5:30–8:30 p.m., September 27, The Historic Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware Street, Tonawanda

The annual benefit for the Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs includes special guests John Murphy (voice of the Bills) and Rick Jeanneret (voice of the Sabres).

Contact Jimbo McDonald at 873-9842 x211 or visit    


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


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