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LWVBN Events

Wednesday, October 16: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Waterfront Committee

Currently, we monitor plans proposed by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation concerning potential development on the Outer Harbor lands, Learn more about this committee.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library: cafe area, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA

Friday, October 18: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Inside Scoop on Covering Washington

Jerry Zremski, Washington Bureau Chief, The Buffalo News. This award-winning journalist covers the Western New York House delegation, our state’s two senators, and federal issues important to us here at home. Hear how he travels the country and the world to report news with local impact.

Register online by Friday, October 11. If you do not wish to register online, you may send your meal selection (Spaghetti Parmesan-vegetarian, Spaghetti Parmesan with Meatball, or Roast Beef Au Jus) and $20 payment by Friday, October 11 to LWVBN, 1272 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209.

If you are attending the program only (no lunch), reserve your place by sendimg email to lwvbn@lwvbn.org, or calling the League office at (716) 986-4898.

Friday, October 18, 2019
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: 12:00 noon, lunch to follow

Chef’s Restaurant 291 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14204

Thursday, October 24: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Education Committee

This committee meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the League Office (no meetings in July or August). Learn more about the Education committee.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Tuesday, October 29: 4:00 – 5:00pm

Voter Registration Team (VRT)

The population of Erie County is 919,719. Only 592,758 of them are registered to vote. We aim to fix that.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Thursday, November 7: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Great Decisions: The United States and Mexico -- Partnership Tested

The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Wednesday, November 13: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Local Government Committee

This committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at the League Office. Learn more about this committee.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Saturday, November 16: evening

League of Women Voters of New York 100th Anniversary Celebration

On November 16, 2019, the League of Women Voters of NYS will be 100 years old and the State League's Education Foundation is hosting our 100th Anniversary Celebration at The Buffalo History Museum!

At the celebration, we are thrilled to be honoring:

  • - Kathleen Hochul, Lt. Governor of New York State and her husband, William Hochul, Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Delaware North Companies,
  • - Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, President, SUNY Buffalo State,
  • - Alice Jacobs, President, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and
  • - Ariel Palitz, Senior ExecutiveDirector, Office of Nightlife for New York City

The Buffalo History Museum is a generous co-sponsor of our event and will have a suffrage exhibit at this time. We invite you to join the Honorary Committee to celebrate our centennial and recognize influential leaders in our communities.

Invitations are now being developed but mark your calendar to join us in Buffalo to celebrate ourselves!

The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216

Wednesday, December 4

League Day at the United Nations

The state League is again organizing its Day at the United Nations. We have arranged for tours of the UN facility, lunch in the Delegates’ Dining Room and briefings by UN experts on the topic of Climate Change. The cost is $120 for the day which we do understand is expensive, but this barely covers the costs for the day.

The registration from is coming soon.

United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017

Saturday, December 14 -- 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

League Holiday Party

Details coming soon, please stand by!

For even more LWVBN events, see the LWVBN Google Calendar


Community Events

Wednesday, October 16: 6:00 PM – 8:00 p.m.

Emblem of Equality: Curator's Talk with Susan Eck

Buffalo historian and curator of the Museum's new suffrage exhibit, Susan Eck hosts a program on women’s suffrage and the story of suffragist Ada Kendall.

With Emblem of Equality, the Buffalo History Museum honors 100 years since the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment. The exhibit features stories from local artist Evelyn Rumsey Cary’s suffrage poster effects on suffrage, The Buffalo Six – the Western New York women who were imprisoned for picketing the White House -- and more. Perspectives of both suffragettes and anti-suffragettes provide insight.

The Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in Western New York exhibit runs through September 2020

The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216

Saturday, October 19

Waterkeeper Monthly Cleanup

Buffalo Waterkeeper holds monthly opportunities to help clean up our waterways: every third Saturday of the month from June to October.

This month is last of these monthly cleanups for 2019, but they will be back again in 2020 starting with Shoreline Sweep in May and continuing until the autumn.

For more information or to suggest a future cleanup site see the Waterkeeper web site.

Saturday, October 26-Sunday, November 3, 2019

Early Voting

Residents of Niagara and Erie Counties will be able to go to any of their early voting locations to cast their vote during the early voting period. There are thirty-seven (37) locations in Erie County, and two in Niagara County.

Find your early voting locations

Friday, November 1: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Annual Fall in Fashion 2019

Join the WNY Women's Foundation for their 16th event led by a group of collaborative, passionate women and made possible with the generous support of sponsors and corporate partners.

It’s an afternoon of fashion, food & friends, benefiting the women and girls in our community. You’ll enjoy lunch, a runway show featuring pieces from some of Buffalo’s local, women-owned boutiques and a silent auction featuring unique items and experiences. more information

Admiral Room, 237 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

November 1 – 2, 2019

WRANYS Conference 2019

The Women’s Rights Alliance of New York State (WRANYS) pays tribute to those who worked diligently against nearly insurmountable odds to provide New York State women the right to vote and continues that legacy.

The Women’s Rights and Justice in New York State, Past and Present Conference 2019 will be held in Fayetteville and in Liverpool, November 1-2, 2019. See details here: https://wranys.org/post.php?pid=26

For more about WRANYS (of which the State League is a member), as well as about their planned 2020 Conference, watch their web page

Syracuse, NY, USA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Election Day

Polls are open 6:00 am - 9:00 pm. Find your candidates and races at Vote411.org and find your election day polling place and make a note to go and vote!

Find your polling place

For even more Community events, see the LWVBN Google Calendar