Posts Tagged ‘buffalo’

There are Stories to Tell: Colored Musicians Club & Museum – Preserving, Presenting & Promoting the legacy of African American Music in Buffalo since 1917

Speaker: George Scott, Danny Williams, & Craig Steger. This lecture will provide an in-depth look at the history of the Colored Musicians Club and Local 533 during the Jazz Age and beyond.


The Black History Month Talks take place on Tuesdays from 6 – 7 PM  at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library. Talks are free and open to the public.


TWO WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE TALKS:  (1) IN PERSON -In-person attendees do not need to register, simply show up at the Library on the day of the talks. (2) ZOOM – The talks will also be streamed live. Register to get a zoom link emailed to you and tune in from home!

Bistro Bookers: “City of My Heart: Buffalo, 1967-2020”

Book Title:  “City of My Heart”

Discussed By: Mark Goldman – Author and Businessman

For more than 50 years Mark Goldman’s life has been intertwined with the life of the city of Buffalo. His work as an historian, teacher, and creator of the Calumet Arts Café and the Allen Street Hardware Café, in addition to his extensive engagement in some of the most important local public policy debates of our times, has provided him with unique insights into the recent history of our city. In addition to detailed accounts of Black Rock, the Italian West Side, North and South Buffalo and Central Park, the book also discusses the origins of the preservation movement, the Buffalo school desegregation case, the story of Chippewa Street, Calumet Arts Café, Bass Pro Controversy, and so much more.


RSVP required. You MUST reserve your seat by 3 pm on Friday, February 24, 2023 for this event by calling 716-636-3051 and provide your name and phone number.

  • Suggested donation of $2 per person is greatly appreciated. Your donation helps Bistro Bookers to continue to hold these reviews and donate back to our community literacy programs. Your donation allows us to purchase the reviewers book if necessary and give them a gift for their time.
  • Masks are encouraged at this time; please make sure to bring yours just in case.
  • Books will be sold at this event for $20. Cash/Check and credit cards will be accepted.