Old Falls Street

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Take a stroll down the historic tree- and floral-lined Old Falls Street, USA. This three-block destination conveniently connects the entrance of Niagara Falls State Park with the Conference & Event Center, the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and other downtown hotels and attractions. Serving as the “Welcome Center” for residents and visitors alike, the dynamic… Read more »

Creative Families Canalside 2015

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More programming to come, Winter 2016!   Working with the region’s most outstanding artists, Young Audiences collaboratively designed relevant and engaging educational summer programming for the diverse children and families who live in and visit Western New York. The hands-on summer experiences encompassed Western New York culture and history in dance, literary/spoken word, music, theatre,… Read more »

Celebrate National Young Audiences Week

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March 15 – 21, 2015 “The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” – President Barack Obama The United States Senate and House of Representatives issued resolutions in 2012 designating a week in March annually as “National Young Audiences Week.” Read the resolution. YA Week honors the contributions Young… Read more »

New Artists and Programs

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New Teaching Artists   Aitina Fareed Cooke Third i-Tech – Third i-Tech is a Media Arts program created to engage middle school and High-School youth in hands on graphic design, visual art, and cooperative learning activities.   Jeremy Stock Building Character through Cariacture – Students will explore theories and techniques in the realms of caricatures,… Read more »

M&T First Fridays at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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On the first Friday of every month—from 10 am to 10 pm—admission to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Avenue) is free for everyone.   Upcoming First Friday programs: December 4th at 6:00 pm – Celes Tisdale, Yet, Do I Marvel   Past programs: November 6th at 5:30 pm – Kevin McCarthy, Friends Forever Show October 2nd at 6:00… Read more »

Second Saturdays at the Central Library

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Every Second Saturday at 1:00 pm Young Audiences will be offering free, family, interactive programming at the Buffalo downtown Central library. These programs will be located at the Ring of Knowledge at the base of the escalators on the main floor. FREE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Upcoming programs: October 21, 2017 – Aitina Fareed Cooke,… Read more »

7th Annual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference

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Reaching Everyone: Differentiated Instruction Through The Arts Young Audiences of Western New York in conjunction with Arts Partners for Learning will host the 7th Annual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference. Understand the HOW and WHY of arts education by focusing on the theory of differentiated instruction; meeting the wide-range of learning needs in today’s educational settings…. Read more »

Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute 2014

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Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Young Audiences of Western New York are launching the first ever Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute. When: July 13-16, 2014 Where: Cultural institutions in Buffalo, NY Eligibility: 25 emerging leaders in the arts from across New York State Fees: $100 (Buffalo Institute Presenting Partners & Young Audiences partners, Arts Partners… Read more »

New York Council for the Humanities 2014

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Through a generous grant from the New York Council for the Humanities join us for a dialogue about the region’s cultural riches, races, and histories. Performances: October 16, 2013, Community Free Library in Holley, NY – Diaspora Drumming, Wood That Sings October 18, 2013, Downtown Library in Buffalo, NY – Defiant Monkey Improv, All Together… Read more »