Weekly Feature



2014-09-10 / Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 11

Houghton Park/Buffalo River — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 4- to 7-mile hike (distance will depend on hikers), 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street; Free. Must call 826-1939 to register, www.foothillstrailclub.org

fri. 12

Buffalo Classics Walking Tours — This downtown walking tour showcases many of Buffalo’s best local architects who designed some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, presented by Explore Buffalo, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, meets at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., at the corner of Delaware and Chippewa Street; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Allentown Mob Walking Tour — How did a Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum find its way to Buffalo? This tour is presented by Explore Buffalo, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, meet at Cafe 59, 62 Allen St., Buffalo, at the corner of Franklin Street; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

sat. 13

Emery Park — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, meet in the parking lot on the north side of the park by the top of the ski life. 604-4095, www.foothillstrailclub.org

Bird Island Pier — This 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, meet in the parking lot on the right at the foot of Rich Renaissance Parkway (opposite West Ferry Street). 832-1921, www.foothillstrailclub.org

Masters of American Architecture Walking Tour — See signature works by some of America’s greatest architects on this tour, presented by Explore Buffalo, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, meet at The Archer Restaurant, 268 Main St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Parkside Walking Tour — Take a leisurely walk and be impressed at the rich architectural history of the Parkside neighborhood, highlighted by walking by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, the art deco Pierce Arrow showroom, and Tiffany windows of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13, meet outside of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo; $. 838-1240

Elmwood Village Victorians — Exploring the streets and neighborhood in and around the Elmwood Village, guests will see a varied assortment of architectural styles and details. Discover 100-year-old houses, apartment buildings, businesses and more, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13, meet at Coffee Culture, 448 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Brewing Buffalo: Then and Now Bus Tour — Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its present-day revival. Today, Buffalo’s brewing culture is returning, with the opening of numerous craft breweries around the city, visit several craft breweries for interior tour and product samples, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, meet at Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $45, participants must be 21 years old and reservations required. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Niagara Falls Walking Tours — Presented by Preservation Buffalo Niagara, this two-hour walking tour will highlight Niagara Reservation State Park (Niagara Falls State Park), 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Call 852-3300 for location. www.P-B-N.org

sun. 14

Art of the Subway — Buffalo’s Metro Rail system is an often overlooked treasure trove of modern art. Each station features unique artwork by a wide variety of artists, which will be seen on this tour as you travel from one end of the Metro Rail system to the other, getting off at each station along the way, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 14, meet at University Station, 3435 Main St., Buffalo; $. Metro Rail fare is not included in the tour price and must be purchased separately. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Hidden Gems of the Delaware District — Take a walk around the block to discover stories of the Goodyear family compound, luxury apartment buildings, and homes on Linwood Avenue, Summer Street, and Oakland Place, and a stop inside a Queen Anne mansion is planned, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, meet at Coffee Culture, 448 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Silo City Vertical Tour — Participants must be physically able to go up approximately 100 feet (10 stories) of stairs, and not recommended for people with a fear of heights, presented by Explore Buffalo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, meet at 120 Childs St., Buffalo; $40-$45. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Down By the River — This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, presented by Explore Buffalo, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 14, meets in front of the Swannie House, 170 Ohio St., at Michigan Street, Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Clarence — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, meet at the parking lot behind the gas station on the corner of Main St. (Route 5) and Sawmill Road. Hike will be a combination of paved path and wooded trail. 759-2628, www.foothillstrailclub.org

Historic Waterfront Tour — Presented by the Valley Community Association, Gene Overdorf, a native Old First Ward historian, will offer this two hour bicycle tours of the Old First Ward and waterfront to end the season, 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, meet at Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $10 donation. Pre-registration required by calling 823-4707, Ext. 2, www.thevalleycenter.com

mon. 15

Five Presidents In Buffalo — 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Sept. 15, meet at the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

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