Weekly Feature



2014-07-30 / Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 31

Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 4- to 7-plus-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street, Buffalo. Distance will depend upon hikers. Call 826-1939 no later than the day before to let the guide know you are coming. No call means no hike at the published time. www.foothillstrailclub.org

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Walking Tour — Learn about the upcoming multi-million dollar additions to the campus, including the UB Medical School, and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 31, meet at Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

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 Thursday, July 31, meet at Coffee Culture, 448 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

fri. 1

Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851, www.foothillstrailclub.org

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, Aug. 1, meets at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., at the corner of Delaware and Chippewa Street; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

sat. 2

Sacred Sites: St. Louis Church — Its design inspired by Cologne Cathedral in Germany, the present day St. Louis Church was completed in 1889 and is one of the largest churches in Buffalo, seating up to 2,000 people, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 2, meet at St. Louis Church, 780 Main St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Youth + Family Tour — 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 2, meet outside the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 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, Aug. 2, meet at Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $45, participants must be 21 years old. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.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 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 2, meet at The Archer Restaurant, 268 Main St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Roycroft Campus In-Depth Tour — Will take you to all the spaces included on the basic tour, plus additional interior areas including the First Print Shop, the Chapel and the Salon of the Roycroft Inn, during this two-hour tour, noon Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Roycroft Campus Basic Tour — Will give an introduction to the arts and crafts movement, Elbert Hubbard, and the Roycroft Campus, during this one-hour tour, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

The Historic Buffalo River Tour — 29th season of this two-hour tour covers the history, architecture and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries along the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal, along with a general history of the inner harbor area, current events reflected in the news, and more. Tour A leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at noon, and Tour B leaves at 12:30 and returns at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, leaves from the Miss Buffalo Dock, Erie Basin Marina, Buffalo; $. 856-6696

Zoo to Erie Basin Marina — This approximately 7-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. You’ll walk Scajaquada Creek to the Niagara River and then the Riverwalk to the Erie Basin Marina, and ride the Metro Rail back, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, meet at the zoo parking lot entrance, Parkside Avenue, Buffalo; bring $2 for the Metro Rail. 823-8156, www.foothillstrailclub.org

sun. 3

Roycroft Campus In-Depth Tour — Will take you to all the spaces included on the basic tour, plus additional interior areas including the First Print Shop, the Chapel and the Salon of the Roycroft Inn, during this two-hour tour, noon Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Roycroft Campus Basic Tour — Will give an introduction to the arts and crafts movement, Elbert Hubbard, and the Roycroft Campus, during this one-hour tour, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Down By the River — This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, presented by Explore Buffalo, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, meets in front of the Swannie House, 170 Ohio St., at Michigan Street, Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Mobsters, Murder & Mayhem — On this tour, you’ll learn some of the darker secrets of some of the most famous figures in the city’s history, including Joseph Ellicott and Louis Sullivan, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Aug. 3, meet in front of the Central Library at Lafayette Square, downtown Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Lincoln Parkway — This tour will be a “walk in the park” as you explore the Lincoln Parkway neighborhood and the stories of the families who have lived there, presented by Explore Buffalo, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, meet at the Rose Garden in Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Hunters Creek Park — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, meet at Centerline Road parking lot. Call 585-457-9892 or 652-6190 (445-3179 day of the hike).

mon. 4

Five Presidents In Buffalo — The home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Join this tour to learn about five presidents who are particularly prominent in Buffalo history, 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 4, meet at the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

tues. 5

Lakeside Cemetery Saunter — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, meet at the mausoleum, entrance on Camp Road, Hamburg; $. 649-7638, www.foothillstrailclub.org

Stiglmeier Park — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). 873-0913, 439-0062, www.foothillstrailclub.org

wed. 6

Roycroft Campus In-Depth Tour — Will take you to all the spaces included on the basic tour, plus additional interior areas including the First Print Shop, the Chapel and the Salon of the Roycroft Inn, during this two-hour tour, noon Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Roycroft Campus Basic Tour — Will give an introduction to the arts and crafts movement, Elbert Hubbard, and the Roycroft Campus, during this one-hour tour, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Outer Harbor - China Light — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, meet at the U.S. Coast Guard, north end of Fuhrmann Boulevard. 882-3488, www.foothillstrailclub.org

thurs. 7

Historic Waterfront Tour — Presented by the Valley Community Association, Gene Overdorf, a native Old First Ward historian, will offer two hour walking/shuttle tours of the Old First Ward and waterfront, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, meet at Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $10 donation. Pre-registration required by calling 823-4707, Ext. 2. www.thevalleycenter.com

Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 4- to 7-plus-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street, Buffalo. Distance will depend upon hikers. Call 826-1939 no later than the day before to let the guide know you are coming. No call means no hike at the published time. www.foothillstrailclub.org

Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, meet at the casino of Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org

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