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Things to Do

Western New York is packed with exciting things to do in every season. Whether you’re here for a sporting event, on business, or on vacation, you’ll find that the Buffalo Niagara region has a variety of amazing things to eat, explore, and experience.

At the Albright-Knox

The Albright-Knox offers a wide range of special exhibitions and collection installations, as well as shopping and dining in Shop AK and AK Café. We offer public tours every Thursday through Sunday at 1:30 pm with an extra tour on Saturdays at 11:30 am. On the first Friday of every month, admission to part of the museum and select events are free for everyone for M&T FIRST FRIDAYS from 10 am to 10 pm. On the second Sunday of each month, museum admission for the entire family is just $5, and includes an array of programming. View All Upcoming Events

Shopping and Dining

Elmwood Village
The Albright-Knox is located just north of the Elmwood Village, which centers on Elmwood Avenue and extends from Forest Avenue south to Allen Street. The area encompasses some of the city’s best shopping, dining, parks, green spaces, and cultural locations.

A hub for art, nightlife, galleries, restaurants, shopping, and creativity of all sorts, Allentown is adjacent to the Elmwood Village, with its heart at the intersection of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue (less than three miles south of the Albright-Knox).

Hertel Avenue
Hertel Avenue earned the title of Buffalo’s “Little Italy” because of its high concentration of Italian bakeries and grocers, and has broadened its appeal to become an exciting neighborhood full of diverse restaurants, bars, antique and gift shops, and the recently renovated North Park Theatre, a classic 1920s movie house. The neighborhood is also home to many public murals. The gateway to Hertel Avenue starts at its intersection with Delaware Avenue, less than two miles from the museum.

Elmwood Avenue Cultural Corridor

The Albright-Knox is located in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural district, also known as the Elmwood Avenue Cultural Corridor. Learn more about these neighboring attractions below.

Buffalo History Museum
Buffalo State
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Delaware Park
Elmwood Village
Richardson Olmsted Campus
Shakespeare in Delaware Park (June–August)


Buffalo Bike Tours
Buffalo History Tours
Buffalo River History Tours (Narrated Boat and Walking Tours)
Explore Buffalo
Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo (Architectural and History Tours)
Preservation Buffalo Niagara Tours

The Albright-Knox also offers self-guided tours of its outdoor sculpture and of various architectural landmarks throughout Buffalo using the Historypin website.

Outdoor Sculpture Tour
Buffalo Architecture Tours

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