In the Lexington Co-op Lot
Saturday, August 24
Buffalo Girl Choir
Buffalo Girlchoir provides exceptional music instruction in the city of Buffalo to girls from all social strata who love to sing. Today they are more than 60 singers ages 5-18 in 4 ensembles, singing in community events and alongside professional ensembles such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Daughters of Creative Sound
An African American women’s drum and percussion ensemble. Founded in 2004, the group expresses itself through vocal, visual, and percussive avenues. Their performances speak to Spirit and speak through Spirit via instrumental and vocal music, storytelling, and movement that touch the soul.
Capoeira Cultural Arts Buffalo
Capoeira Cultural Arts Part martial art and part musical performance, capoeira is both entertainment and knowledge; a synergistic blend of dance, martial arts, and acrobatics.
Amor & Heritage Traditional Dance
Amor and HeritageTraditional Dance Co. promotes Multiculturalism with tradition dance styles. The group participates and engages at events to promote the Hispanic and Multicultural Heritage, in a way to increase all dancers of all ages’ self esteem, the passion to make their dreams come true and a love for their heritage
Buffalo Suzuki Strings
The mission of the Buffalo Suzuki Strings is to teach children about music in a manner consistent with the philosophy and pedagogy developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The program is patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that any child can learn to play an instrument when the environment surrounding the child is supportive in the most positive way.BSS endeavors to guide students to a better adulthood as a result of exceptional training in childhood.
Michele Costa will perform pieces from her repertoire the past 15 years. 4 shorts, which include “River”, “Between Tigers”, “Butterfly Sky” and “La Loba”.
Franklin LaVoie Puppetry
Most deer are shy creatures, but not Seuss, he is an outgoing deer, who loves children. Seuss became a national celebrity. Find out what he’s doing these days to serve his community. Franklin LaVoie created Seuss, in 2014, for “Buffalo Moon”, at the New Phoenix Theatre On The Park.
Karen Society of Buffalo Dancers
Karen Community Students originally from Burma who attend Lafayette High School showcase thier ethnic dance and music
Muhammad School of Music
The school offers classes for ages 2 and up in violin, viola, cello, piano guitar and voice. Offering both individual and ensembles. The school is led by Henri L Muhammad Concert Violinist, Conductor, Composer/Arranger and recording artist born and raised in Buffalo.
Sunday, August 25
Rince Na Tiarna
Rince Na Tiarna is a family-oriented school which teaches students from five to young adult while nurturing pride in Gaelic culture. Students are encouraged to pursue performance, traditional and competitive dancing at “their own pace.” From beginner to champion, hard work, creativity, and fun generate a certain spirit and style that is unique to Rince na Tiarna. The school enjoys giving back to the community by offering performances throughout the year for senior centers, hospitals, and other community organizations
Earth Spirit Education
Join Naturalists/Ecologists with a mission. Since 1980, Earth Spirit staff has sought to share a passion for Nature with others. Their programs have served as a mechanism for reaching out to schools, community groups and the general public instilling in others a sense of connection to the gifts and lessons of Nature. They guide others gently and directly through Nature’s classroom so that they may know how their lives and well-being are interwoven with and inseparable from the natural world.
Benjamin Berry Circus for All
Benjamin Berry Circus for All. Benjamin facilitates guided play/ creative exploration with partners and group activities. He is a professional circus artist specializing in hula hoop dance. He offers programming in after school, libraries, community events, and more, as well as performance in a wide variety of venues with stage shows. A Young Audiences of Western New York sponsored artist, he works at Buffalo’s premier circus arts studio breaking down fundamental techniques in a facilitated guided play/ creative explorative space for others
ComedySportz High School League
ComedySportz High School League is the largest and most successful training for high school students in the country. It is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams compete and the referee calls for suggestions from the audience! Buffalo’s local group has been performing together for four years
African American Cultural Center Drum and Dance
African American Cultural Center Dance and Drum Performance Company is a not for profit multipurpose cultural arts and education institution, whose mission is to provide authentic cultural exchange as a means of educational enlightenment. The company has developed under the direction of West African cultural artists and the influence of African American pioneers in the dance genre, offering dance and drumming instruction to the community
Buffalo Song Project
Eclectic folk rock
The Caravan of Kindness Parade led by the 12/8 Path Band
(gather at the M&T Bank Parking Lot)