Young @ Arts Program

Our Young@Arts program aims to return older adults to the arts of Wester New York or introduce them for the first time. For the past two years, we've scheduled monthly trips to some of the most outstanding arts and cultural institutions to engage and immerse folks through socialization. Funding from the NYSCA Regrant program helped to subsidize the major cost of the trips to keep it affordable. As of 2024, NYSCA has withdrawn the funding from Western New York and we are activitely pursuing alternative funding to keep our program running. Stay tuned for more information! 


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of M&T Bank, we can once again start planning and scheduling our trips to some of Western New York’s best arts & cultural events and locations. There will be a trip in August, so look in the July newsletter for all the details. And there may be an announcement at the SENIOR Prom June 7th. As they say in Star Trek, we are going to boldly go where we have never been before!


Young @ Arts 2024 Trips

February - Buffalo AKG Art Museum

April - Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium


Young @ Arts 2023 Trips

February - Buffalo Botanical Gardens

March- Aquarium of Niagara

April- Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House

May- Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate

June- Spirit of Buffalo Sailing Ship Cruise

July- The Blueberry Treehouse Farm

August- Shakespeare in Delaware Park

September- The Color Purple: The Musical at Shea's 710

October- Buffalo AKG Art Museum

November- Moulin Rouge at Shea's

December- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhan's Music Hall- JoAnn's Classical Christmas

Young @ Arts 2022 Trips

May - Buffalo History Museum
          Tifft Nature Preserve

June - Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour
           Buffalo River History Boat Tour

July - Buffalo Zoo
          Buffalo Bison's Baseball Game

August - Erie County Fair
               Buffalo Bison's Baseball Game

September - Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour
                     Buffalo Science Museum

October - Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
                 Forest Lawn Cemetery

November - Shea's Performing Arts Center for "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical"

December - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhan's Music Hall for "Holiday Pops Concert"

This program was made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc. for 2022-2023.