Charitable events and revelry for a cause in May
Photo by Candace Desta
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The listing deadline for the July issue is May 15.
May 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
at Hotel Henry, 444 Forest Avenue
Enjoy a night of fashion, food, and cocktails, including a runway show and shopping party. The event benefits Girls on the Run.
Junior League Derby Day
May 5, 4:30–9 p.m. at Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia Street
This Derby Day fundraiser at the historic Barrel factory event space includes three-hour open bar, Southern-inspired cuisine, mint juleps, and a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby. It supports the mission of the Junior League of Buffalo.
Call 884-8865 or visit jlbuffalo.org/derbyday.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY Spark Awards
May 10, 6–9 p.m. at Hotel Henry at the Richardson Complex, 444 Forest Avenue
Arts Services Initiative of WNY, an organization that supports and advocates for the arts, recognizes exemplary people from the arts community with their annual Spark Awards. Enjoy live performances, refreshments, a live art raffle, and the awards ceremony.
Visit asiwny.org for more information and tickets.
Lawyers for Learning 17th Annual Bowling Tournament
May 10, 6–8:30 p.m. at Airport Lanes, 3754 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga
Every year, this event successfully raises money to fund supplies and programs for Buffalo Public School 18. It also sponsors student trips to sleepaway camp at Camp Weona.
Call Richard Capote at 853-5100, ext. 287 or visit lawyersforlearning.org)
Hot Off The Press Happy Hour
May 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Tacos, Community & Beer, 6449 Transit Rd., East Amherst
Mingle with the staff of Spree, meet people featured in the June issue, and get a free copy. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink tastes from Community Beer Works. This event is free and open to the public.
May 18, 5:30-9 p.m, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue
This popular benefit event features all things Buffalo, including local bands, Buffalo beer and wine, area artisans, and food trucks.
Call 837-3900 or visit buffalozoo.org.
To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.