Party On

Charitable events and revelry for a cause in April

2017 Junior League of Buffalo and Buffalo News Show House

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 June issue is April 15.



16th Annual Camp Good Days Gala

5:30 p.m.–midnight, April 1, at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza

The theme is Loony Tunes for this year’s event, which also includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, raffles, auctions, and live entertainment. There’s even an option to camp out at the Hyatt.

Visit or email



Hot off the Press Happy Hour

5:30–7:30 p.m., April 19, at Thin Man, 490 Elmwood Avenue

Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and the fascinating people featured in the May issue at one of Elmwood’s newest hot spots. Enjoy complimentary snacks, drink specials, a free copy of the new Spree, and our new trivia contest. 

Contact Angela Gambacorta at 972-2244 or


Shea’s Gala

5–9:30 p.m., April 22, at Shea’s, 658 Main Street

This popular event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction in the lobby, a lavish dinner and live auction on the Shea’s stage, and a special performance by Broadway’s Jarrod Spectre at Shea’s 710 Theatre. 

Call 829-1170 or visit



CanAm Now

1–5 p.m., April 26, at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls

This cross-border business development and hot topic forum brings together key leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border. Attendees receive a complimentary listing in the new international online business directory. Keynotes are followed by breakout sessions and open networking with complimentary food and bar.

Visit for more information.


Junior League of Buffalo and Buffalo News Show House

Open for public viewing from April 29 through May 21, 766 Ellicott Street 

The August Feine House, a 7,800-square-foot architecturally historic building located at 766 Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo is this year's 2017 Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News Decorators Show House. A perennial attraction for professional and would-be designers across Western New York. This year, the organizers are expecting more than 20,000 people to visit the house, located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

For more information, click here.



Buffalo Undie Run/Walk

7:30 (registration)–11 a.m., April 29, Amherst/Colvin Green Space, Delaware Park

Over $9 million has been raised for colorectal cancer prevention and support programs since this event began eight years ago. Run, walk, or honor a loved one through donating.

Visit for more information and to register.


Black and White Ball

6 p.m., April 29, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street

This yearly gala, which includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, auctions, and special raffles, supports the mission and services of Sisters of Charity Hospital.

Call 862-1990 or visit   



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


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