World Octopus Day at the Aquarium of Niagara

October 8th is World Octopus Day and the Aquarium of Niagara is ready to celebrate! Join them for live enrichment sessions with their Giant Pacific octopus, Babs. Enjoy this special event and encounter firsthand what Babs’ trainers do with her during their daily sessions. You’ll also have the chance to talk to the trainers as […]

10 Years & Still Hungry For More – Local Restaurant Week Is Almost Here!

October 15 through October 21, Western New York’s Local Restaurant Week is celebrating 10 Years of dishing up palate-pleasing pairings of sumptuous food and local culture. And thankfully, no one’s full yet! One of the Top 5 largest independent restaurant promotions in the country, WNY’s Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that celebrates the […]


Charlie, Willy Wonka, Grandpa Joe, the Oompa Loompas – and the rest of the cast of characters are just as lovable as in the movie – The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory version. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is filled with incredible music, fabulous costumes, loads of laughs – and a reminder of the […]

Buffalo-Born Hollywood Writer/Producer Releases Comic Book Series!

You may not have heard of Matt Fleckenstein, but odds are you’ve seen his work over the past decade – especially if you have kids! The Buffalo native is a multiple Emmy-nominated writer/producer with over 12 years of experience in Children’s Television. In addition to creating the hit Nickelodeon show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Matt […]

Field Trips, Fall Festival, Train Rides, & More at Zittel’s

Do you feel it?  The crisp autumn air is moving through Western New York.  Pumpkins are scattered around town and the leaves will be changing before you know it. Fall is a very exciting and busy time of year at Zittel’s Market or “The Big Red Barn” on Southwestern Boulevard in Hamburg.  “Our staff is […]