Charitable events and revelry for a cause in June
Marc Odien, Alison Burke, and Lynn Dearmyer at the 19th Annual Red Cross BASH June 2, 2017
Photo 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The listing deadline for the August issue is June 15.
8 p.m., June 1, American Red Cross headquarters, 786 Delaware Avenue
At the twentieth annual fundraiser for American Red Cross, 4,000 people are donning their best military gear and enjoying food and drink from some of the area’s best restaurants while dancing the night away to live bands and DJs. This year’s special guest is former M*A*S*H* star Loretta Swit, and there is a live performance by Nerds Gone Wild.
Visit redcross.org/ny/buffalo for more info.
Medaille College MAVstravaganza
5:30–8:30 p.m., June 7, Curtiss Hotel, 210 Franklin Street
Medaille celebrates its long history of investment in the city of Buffalo with this festive event, which supports student opportunities. Held on the Curtiss rooftop patio, the event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, and desserts, as well as entertainment and a prize drawing.
28th Annual Athena Awards Luncheon
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., June 5, Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street
This event recognizes the professional accomplishments of individuals dedicated to the advancement of women. Athena Awards are celebrated worldwide in more than 500 communities.
Visit thepartnership.org for more information and tickets.
6–9 p.m., June 20, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Discover the beauties of Tifft on this adults-only scavenger hunt. Enjoy refreshments from local food trucks and specialty cocktails—your admission includes the hunt, live entertainment, and one beverage; there is also a VIP option.
Visit tifft.org for more information and tickets.
Buffalo Spree Happy Hour
5:30–7:30 p.m., June 20, at the Community Beer Works, 520 Seventh Street
Join us as we launch our July issue. Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and the fascinating people included in the issue and explore the new headquarters of Community Beer Works. Enjoy complimentary snacks, happy hour drink specials, door prizes, and a complimentary issue of the new Spree.
For more information, call Angela Dowdell at 972-2244 or email email@example.com.
To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.