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Take Another Look at Buffalo
Take Another Look at Buffalo


All Buffalonians are invited to bring the family and friends who come to town to celebrate Thanksgiving to the fabulous City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. to Take Another Look at Buffalo.

Celebrate the resurgence of the city. From the cranes on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to HARBORCENTER, Canalside and the re-watered canals, Larkinville, RiverWorks, Solar City and the Outer Harbor, there is so much progress to see … and it is all visible from the City Hall Observation Decks on both the 25th and the 28th floors. But Take Another Look offers additional views of Buffalo, as well.

In the vaulted lobby, the “Take a Taste of Buffalo” will feature appetizers from our new downtown eateries, “Take a Sip of Buffalo” will showcase the growing number of craft beers and local wines, the “BuffaLove Fair” will offer Buffalo-themed gifts designed to remind all of home, “Get to Know Buffalo” information tables will feature career opportunities and information about our city’s many successes, and Preservation Buffalo Niagara docents will offer complimentary 15-minute mini-tours of the magnificent building itself. Katie and Ed, WKBW-TV on-air personalities, will keep the event moving as emcees in this beautiful space.

“Then & Now Buffalo” videos clearly illustrating the resurgent Buffalo will be screened in the elegant council chambers on the 13th floor and guests can play the “Name that Place” quiz, with prizes for winners. There will also be “What I Love About Buffalo” video storytelling by guests, audio interviews as part of the NPR Story Corps “The Great Thanksgiving Listen” that will be posted locally and archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and a “What I Love About Buffalo” post-it note opportunity on the 13th floor.

Aspire Technology Today’s award-winning Buffalo photographs will be exhibited in the 25th floor handicap-access Windows on Buffalo room, as will art by PS 84 students, with panoramic views of the city.

Many will Take Another Look from the 28th floor observation deck, where coffee and desserts will represent the sweet resurgence seen below. Docent-led 15-minute aerial tours of Buffalo from both the 25th and the 28th floor observation decks will be available compliments of Explore Buffalo. All guests are welcome to enjoy the beautiful vistas and the sun setting over Lake Erie.

Nearly 1,000 guests attended this event in 2014. It is expected to double this number in 2015.

Tickets are just $10 in advance ($15 at the door). All participants who bring a non-perishable food item and/or a gift for a disadvantaged child will receive an immediate $5 discount at the door. To order tickets online, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-another-look-2015-tickets-19288909648.

Let’s showcase Buffalo for those of us who choose to live here, as well as for those who do not but wish they did. Some of those who attend Take Another Look may be inspired to find a way to come home, others may decide to invest in their home town from wherever they now reside. All will be better Buffalo ambassadors once they Take Another Look at Buffalo.

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