This Week’s Things To Do – Feb. 3

From our friends at Step Out Buffalo, here are the Best Things to do in Buffalo! For more go to: www.stepoutbuffalo.com/hilbert 

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Aerial Flying Class? Say what?!

This class is said to increase your kinesthetic awareness for better agility, build core strength, elongate your muscles and get a low-impact cardiovascular workout while suspended. During Aerial Fly you’ll “decompress” which includes zero-compression inversions, aka going upside down. Don’t worry, you invert only if you are comfortable doing so. As much fun as this sounds, it’s actually not as easy as it looks! Take our word for it and try it out for yourself at 904 Elmwood Ave at Bikeror Bar! If you simply can’t get enough of this awesome class, well you’re in luck! This class runs Monday-Friday 6am-8:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1:30pm. Tickets can be purchased through the website and are $8 for first class and $13 for a single class after that.

Winter Brew Fest, Cheers!

Of course winter seems like it goes on forever in Western New York. The cold and snow we experience here is like no other place on earth. So come and warm up with us at this year’s Winter Brewfest at the historic Tonawanda Castle on Friday February 3rd. Enjoy great local live music while sampling great local and up and coming craft beers from all over the country. This year’s event will run from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are only $45 and are limited to 700, so do not delay! This event will sell out!

Shop Till You Drop

The rapidly changing weather around here is a completely legit excuse to spruce up your wardrobe! From the Buffalo Waterfront to the new-and-improved Theater District to artsy Allentown, there’s lots of local love to be shared. There are more than a few places we recommend checking out on your next shopping spree! With the waterfront just steps away, Red Siren has a prime location in the HarborCenter. Inside this specialty retail store, you’ll find Buffalove gear, seasonal women and men’s apparel, locally-made jewelry, and an assortment of home gifts. Some must-grab items include hand stamped rings, S’well bottles (yes, the big ones hold an entire bottle of wine), hats, t-shirts and hoodies to help support your fav WNY sports teams. With that being said, check out our complete list of the cutest local shops on our website!

Superbowl Sunday Party

Looking for the perfect place to watch the Superbowl this Sunday? Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza located at 5433 Transit Road, is hosting their 2nd Annual Superbowl Super Football Party! With a $30 ticket purchase you receive a buffet of our favorite game day foods, drink specials all night long, prize drawings throughout the game AND a chance to win an iPad Mini! Starting at 5:00pm, don’t miss one of the best Superbowl parties around!

Things to do in WNY This Week

From our friends at Step Out Buffalo, here are the Best Things to do in Buffalo! For more go to: www.stepoutbuffalo.com/hilbert 

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: At just 19 years old, the Orchard Park Native already owns her own bakery after her homemade sweets essentially went viral! She started with making cookies at home, experimenting with different recipes, making incremental tweaks and trying to craft something unique. While going to school as well as working at Delta Sonic and bringing her cookies in regularly, they eventually made themselves to Delta Sonic’s director of food service. After trying Kaylena’s cookies, company executives made the decision to have her, then a 17 year old, supply cookies to all their locations. Kaylena’s second break came when Russ Salvatore tried her cannolis. She ended up supplying him with cannoli mix and cheesecakes until Salvatore’s hired a new pastry chef. Other wholesale accounts followed and that run of success led to the opening of Kaylena’s Bakery. Give your tastebuds a treat they will never forget and try them for yourself at Kaylena Marie’s Bakery, located in Orchard Park at 4236 N Buffalo Street.

Sundays are for Brunch: Not a morning person? Don’t worry, we got you covered. These restaurants offer the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch favorites all wrapped up into one. Toss in some Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s (or both) and you’ve got yourself a helluva start to your Saturday or Sunday. Check out our list of 13 local places you can still get your buzz on after 10:00am.

Rock and Roll All Day: One of the coolest exhibits ever to hit Buffalo is in town! The weather is iffy at best and the Buffalo Museum of Science is currently star studded with the addition of a new exhibit called GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World. This exhibit features 60 guitars on display and dozens of inter actives, but hurry it’s only in town January 21st to May 7th. Experience diverse genres of music? Check! Discover the science of pitch and tone? Check! Learn how the selection of materials and strings fused with electromagnetism and amplification to create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music? Check! Okay, that last one might take a while to nail, but we believe in you.

Buffalo Snow Roll: This is just 1 of the 20 awesome events happening this month! On January 28th, this winter bike ride aka Snow Roll will meet and start at The Buffalo Distilling Company at noon. You will start rolling at 12:30pm SHARP! Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your entire class! Did I mention the food? After the ride, food trucks will be located onsite for your enjoyment!

Unity with our Community

Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff spent Friday, January 20 connecting with the local community through Unity with Our Community, a service day devoted to carrying on the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Members of the Hilbert community served at four sites in the area including: 1) The Teacher’s Desk, a nonprofit organization that provides free resources and supplies to local teachers for their classrooms and students to better facilitate learning and academic success; 2) Little Portion Friary, a completely volunteer-based nonprofit organization that strives to meet the needs of homeless individuals including short term shelter and meals; 3) Journey’s End, a Christian community organization that works to serve refugees in their journey to becoming new Americans in WNY including, but not limited to resettlement support, interpretation services, and legal services; 4) Veterans One Stop, an agency dedicated to providing a range of social and health services to meet to support our veterans and their families across WNY.

Depending upon the site, students, staff, and faculty had the opportunity to organize supplies and pantries, prep meals, assist with light housekeeping, and set up an apartment for a new refugee family.

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The BEST from Step Out Buffalo – Dec. 9

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  • Be the Gift Giver You Want to See in the World – Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, coworkers, and/or your beloved pets, make sure the gifts you give don’t totally suck. There are a plethora of holiday markets happening all over town including the Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Resurgence Brewery and Thin Man, A City of Buffalo Artists Market at the gorgeous Ellicott Square Building, and the 9th Annual Last Minute Panic Sale at the Western New York Book Arts Center. Trust us, don’t be *that* person who gives terrible gifts. Use these one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities to 1) check out some cool new places and 2) get great gifts for everyone on your list…including you. #treatyoself2016. Read more on the holiday markets happening this month at com/guide-buffalo-holiday-markets-2016
  • Embrace the First Snowfall –  Weatherman says we can expect snowfall to hit us in the coming weeks…and we’re actually kind of excited. Buffalo’s most infamous trait is also one of its prettiest, and unlike other cities that forget how to function in the colder months the snow makes Buffalo comes alive. It’s like Popeye and spinach but with snow. Ice skating, hockey, curling, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, walking through winter wonderlands, ice bikes…which are exactly what they sound like. Figure out a way to get out and enjoy Buffalo’s first snowfall, then take a zillion photos and upload them to Instagram using #hashtagstepoutbuffalo so we can show ’em off. Read more on winter inspiration and the best photos taken in WNY at stepoutbuffalo.com/tag/hashtagstepoutbuffalo
  • Be One of the First to Eat at Casa Azul – Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez has finally brought his amazing, authentic Mexican talents into the City *and* done so at prices that start at just $2.50. Say whaaaa.Call it a 2016 miracle. Casa Azul focuses on not one, not two, but EIGHT different techniques for tacos plus casa-made tortillas (!), tortas on casa-made bread (!!), and seven different beverages that are indigenous to Mexico including horchata, tres leches and pineapple tepache (!!!!!!!!!!!). If your stomach isn’t growling rn you’re lying. We want to go to there. Read more on Casa Azul at com/buffalos-new-mexican-taqueria-casa-azul
  • Win Free Stuff – Yes, you read that correctly. We at Step Out Buffalo are firm believers in giving away free stuff. Like, good free stuff. All the time. And we pretty much do it on a weekly basis. Check out our homepage, Facebook, and Instagram (@stepoutbuffalo) for daily and weekly contests where we give away things like Escape Room parties, shopping sprees, gift certificates, full-day boat rentals, concert tickets, murder mystery dinners, pig roasts, cycling classes, and literally so many other things that it would take forever to list them out. And we want to give it to ~YOU~. What can we say, we like you, we really really like you ❤ Read more on Step Out Buffalo giveaways at com/category/giveaways