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Charitable events and revelry for a cause


June 16

Rockin’ at the Knox

This popular summer party has evolved over the years. Decades ago, it was held—mainly—inside the museum, with local bands playing amid a hip-gala-type atmosphere. Then, in 2005, along came the Wilco/My Morning Jacket outdoor event and nothing was ever the same again. This year, Death Cab for Cutie headlines, along with Tank and the Bangas, and Phosphorescent. Expect food trucks, vendors, and a likely sell-out.

4 p.m. on the grounds of The Albright-Knox (1285 Elmwood Avenue)
Albrightknox.org, 882-8700


June 4

29th Annual Athena Awards Luncheon

This event recognizes the professional accomplishments of individuals dedicated to the advancement of women. Athena Awards are celebrated worldwide in more than 500 communities.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center

(153 Franklin Street)



June 5

Spree-sponsored: Wines and Wags

Bring your dog to this fun evening of wine and food sampling.

5:30–8 p.m. at the SPCA

(300 Harlem Road)

yourspca.org/2019wineandwags, 875-7360


June 15

Burchfield Penney Art Auction and Gala

An extensive array of exciting artworks in all media are offered at this event, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and post-dinner festivities.

5–11 p.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

Burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011


June 16

Spree-sponsored: Rockin’ at the Knox 

The prominent indie rockers Death Cab for Cuties are joined by Tank and the Bangas and Phosphorescent for the museum’s summer party.

4 p.m. on the Albright Knox grounds 

(1285 Elmwood Avenue)

Albrightknox.org, 882-8700 


June 21

Spree-sponsored event: Best of WNY party

This ticketed event celebrates Spree’s 2019 “Best of WNY” winners. Expect dozens of food stations, wine and beer tastings, cash bar, entertainment, giveaways, a silent auction, and much more, all in one of Buffalo’s most popular destinations. VIP tickets include treats from the Filling Station, live entertainment, and top-shelf cocktails.

5:30–7 p.m. (VIP), 7–10 p.m., Larkin Square

(745 Seneca Street)

GET TICKETS HERE or 972-2244


June 26

Starry Night at the Gardens

Musical guests this year include Andy Grammer, Shaed, and Flora Cash. Wines are craft beer are also included in this festive outdoor event.

6–9 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 South Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584


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