Buffalo RiverWorks

The list of events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic is long and continuing to grow. Those involved in the 11 Day Power Play refused to allow that to happen to their event though changes have been made. The games won't be played on the ice at Harbor Center. In fact, there will be no ice for the 1300 participants who will begin playing hockey tonight at Buffalo RiverWorks.  Co-founder Amy Lesakowski says despite the alterations, donations are likely to surpass $1 million again this year. 


A little bit R&B. A little bit EDM. A little bit funk. The multi-instrumentalist producer and performer GRiZ is a little bit of a lot. He’s playing music off his new album 'Ride Waves' at Buffalo Riverworks Thursday night. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with the artist about his sound, influences, and what exactly “future funk” is.


Buffalo Riverworks has hosted the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament since 2014. This year they are doing something a little different.

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The Music is Art Festival is moving to a new location this year. Buffalo Riverworks will host the 15-year-old festival on September 9.

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The final day of the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament will take place today.

There are plenty of reasons to call Buffalo “hockey heaven.” The Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament at Buffalo RiverWorks is one of them.

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The Buffalo River was a summer recreation hotspot Thursday, as a cruise boat carried a crowd celebrating 25 years of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, a key agency in turning a one-time industrial sewer into a waterway with kayaks, canoes, motorboats and sailboats.

Go back two years and Ohio Street in Buffalo's First Ward was a crumbling road in a dying neighborhood, flanked by buildings which were either falling down or looking in danger of falling. Today, the community's prospects are considerably brighter.

Press Pass: Food and Buffalo RiverWorks

Dec 8, 2014
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

The December issue of Buffalo Spree is all about food, from the latest in kitchen gadgets to the best ethnic cuisine in Buffalo. 

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General Mills and the City of Buffalo are considering a deal to limit access to a section of Michigan Avenue which is heavily used by grain trains and trucks going into the plant.

Six-pack on the Buffalo skyline

Sep 30, 2014
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Commuters traveling near the Ohio Street lift Bridge may notice something a little different, a giant Labatt Blue six pack. At least that’s what it looks like.

If Our Water Could Talk Part V: The Future

May 16, 2014
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After decades of missteps, Buffalo is finally experiencing a renaissance along the waterfront. All this week, WBFO has explored life along the Buffalo River. In our final installment of If Our Water Could Talk, WBFO's Jay Moran and Eileen Buckley explore how the city waterfront is now the catalyst inspiring future economic development being called 'Rust to Blue.'

Buffalo RiverWorks

Buffalo RiverWorks announced Tuesday that its new entertainment and event center will be home to an amateur roller derby league. The Queen City Roller Girls will be housed inside Buffalo RiverWorks, the site of the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament this past February.

Planning Board OKs Buffalo RiverWorks project

Dec 18, 2013
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Despite opposition from some industries along Ganson Street and Michigan Avenue, the city's Planning Board has approved the proposed Buffalo RiverWorks project.

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Back room talks are underway on what to do about General Mills' request to close part of South Michigan Avenue on the waterfront.

WBFO News photos by Will Ingalls

Developers on Thursday unveiled plans to renovate the closed GLF grain elevator at 333 Ganson Street into a brewery, entertainment, and recreation complex. The new center would be called "Buffalo RiverWorks."