Buffalo, New York
Buffalo is New York State's second largest city, nestled in a region of more than one million people. Our area is home to great American architecture, world-class visual and performing arts, national sports teams, skiing, boating and historic neighborhoods with great cafe culture. Buffalonians enjoy over 400 area restaurants offering cuisine from around the world - from Japanese to Ethiopian.
Millions of tourists from around the world continue to come by plane, train and automobile to experience the grandeur of Niagara Falls. World-class attractions like the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds await the visitor who makes the short 20-minute drive from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls.
Buffalo's Canalside district is the perfect balance of history and family fun! Canalside, Buffalo's $295 million waterfront redevelopment, pays homage to it's heritage, while offering some 750 events, ranging from outdoor yoga to crafts for kids to free Thursday at Canalside concerts by national rock acts.
It's the only place in town to observe a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals year-round in naturalistic habitats, including the Zoo's M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit, which is especially popular during the winter months!
One of the most unique spaces in Western New York, Larkin Square features various casual indoor and outdoor dining options, a lunchtime restaurant, colorful happy furniture, retail market stalls, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, food trucks, public sculpture, free concerts and more!
One of the first Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in Buffalo, the 350 acres of meadow, forest and lake serve as Buffalo's "Central Park" featuring boating on Hoyt Lake by the Marcy Casino, Rose Garden, Japanese Gardens, and a golf course, and newly added horse-drawn carriage rides. As the focal point of the Olmsted System, it contains many popular cultural institutions.
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures. Made up of three glass domes and nine greenhouses, this breathtaking conservatory is situated on 11.4 acres at the entrance to Buffalo's historic South Park.
Sports and Recreation
Buffalo Bills Football
The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in Orchard Park, New York. An original franchise of the American Football League, they are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
Buffalo Sabres Hockey
The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the National Hockey League’s premier franchises since their inception in 1970. Perennial playoff contenders, the Sabres play their home games at First Niagara Center to routinely sold out crowds. In town between October and April. Don’t miss the action!
Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse
The Buffalo Bandits are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). They play at the First Niagara Center, along with the Buffalo Sabres. The Bandits have won four NLL championships since they were formed in 1992.
Buffalo Bisons Baseball
The Buffalo Bisons, Triple A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, play at the finest ballpark in the minor leagues - Coca-Cola Field.
Holiday Valley Resort
Holiday Valley boasts 13 lifts, 58 slopes and trails, 3 base lodges, two hotels, a golf course, pools, aerial park, mountain coaster and numerous amenities. The resort has become a leader in the ski industry and ranks among the favorites of skiers in the East. Holiday Valley also offers recreational activities during the summer months.
Chestnut Ridge Park
Chestnut Ridge is noted for its winter activities with its tobogganing shoots and several ski trails. There is plenty of snowmobile activity on the western end of the park. The casino is open year round with a fireplace and food concession stand not to mention the scenic overview. There are many great outdoor activities to experience in all seasons.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
An outstanding center of modern and contemporary art, the Albright-Knox collection belongs among the world's top international surveys of 20th century painting and sculpture. Exhibitions and installations subject to change.
Burchfield Penney Art Center
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and culture of Western New York, including the world's largest collection of works by Charles E. Burchfield. Exhibitions and programs include art and design from the Buffalo Niagara region, historic and contemporary.
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
Established in 1975, Hallwalls is renowned for its exhibitions of contemporary art, film and video screenings, live jazz, new music and performances.
Buffalo Arts Studio
Buffalo Arts Studio is located in the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo. BAS is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community with art classes, mural programs, and public art.
With four galleries of changing exhibits and events, multimedia public art installations, arts education programs, and an open-access darkroom and digital photo lab, CEPA creates a vibrant presence in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Big Orbit Gallery
By embracing many artistic disciplines, including visual, performance, and media arts, Big Orbit takes great pride in establishing a creative dialogue between artists and community while raising awareness of the arts developing in Western New York.
Roycroft Campus Corporation
Visit the National Historic Landmark Roycroft Campus. Re-discover the practices of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters during the early 1900's Arts & Crafts Movement. Regularly scheduled guided educational outdoor walking tours are available July through September.
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Built in 1926 in the style of a European opera house, and one of only four Tiffany-designed theaters still in existence, Shea's Performing Arts Center continues to entertain audiences today with touring Broadway musicals, concerts, dance programs, historic theatre tours, a Free Family Film Series, educational programs, and family shows.
The Kavinoky Theatre has produced over 120 shows over the past twenty years, and has won many accolades. It has influenced the growth of live theater in Buffalo, as many of the leading area actors and many of the artistic directors had their start at the Kavinoky.
Irish Classical Theatre
The Irish Classical Theatre Company presents outstanding productions at the Andrews Theatre, the area's only true theatre-in-the-round. At the Andrews, you're never more than twenty feet from the stage.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts each year and reaches over 40,000 students (K-12) across all eight counties of Western New York.
Kleinhans Music Hall
Kleinhans Music Hall is designated as a National Historic Landmark with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls. Orchestra musicians, conductors, and soloists have long admired Kleinhans.
Access to Internships
Our Buffalo location affords our students many choices when it comes to internships and clinicals, including nearby healthcare facilities, corporate offices, elementary and secondary schools and non-profit agencies and organizations.
Things To Do
- See one of the world's great collections of modern art at the Albright Knox or visit our more than 50 public and private galleries, art centers and museums.
- Experience Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world.
- Catch local and national bands at our many music venues.
- Cheer on major and minor league sports teams in football, hockey, baseball and lacrosse.
- Soak up the sun along the shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario or the Niagara River at our beautiful public parks, beaches or along miles of bike paths.
- Shop hip local boutiques or grab a latte in the Elmwood Village, Allentown and Hertel Avenue neighborhoods.
- Take a walk back into history at our recently revitalized historic downtown waterfront.
- Hit the slopes for great skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports just 35 miles away in Buffalo's snow belt.
D'Youville's campus is located in the center of it all. Our leafy urban campus offers parks, riverfront trails and numerous shops and restaurants. We're steps away from Lake Erie where it meets the Niagara River, just west of downtown, near the trendy Elmwood Village and Allentown neighborhoods. The international crossing into Canada - the Peace Bridge – is located just blocks away from campus.
"Buffalo: America's Best Designed City"