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 As of 2024, NYSCA has withdrawn the funding from Western New York and we are activitely pursuing alternative funding to keep our program running.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! 


We are heading out on a trek to the stars as we return to the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State University. Besides an afternoon under the stars, we will once again be serenaded by Professor Holly Bewlay’s Voice students in the planetarium. This trip, there will only be 48 seats. The schedule for the day is as follows:

11:00 am - Meet at Tosh for lunch
11:30 am - Depart Tosh for Buff State
12:00 pm - Arrive at Planetarium
12:30 pm - Student Vocal Performances
1:30 pm - Planetarium Show
2:30 pm- Depart Buff State for Tosh
3:00 pm - Arrive back at Tosh

Starting with this trip, we will be trying out a new system to
alleviate the 7AM line-ups at the Center. We are instating a lottery process to win tickets to trips.

From March 1st to March 15th, all members (City & non-City) may purchase one lottery ticket per person to be entered into a drawing to go on the trip. The lottery ticket is $5. If you want to ensure that your spouse/ significant other/ best friend (who also must be a member) accompanies you if you win, you may put two names on the lottery ticket for $10.

On Friday March 15th at Noon, we will pick the winners live. Half of the
people picked will be City of Buffalo residents, the other half will be non-City members. Once you have been notified that you won, you have one week to pay for your trip ticket- $15 for City of Buffalo members, $20 for non-City members. Lunch is an additional $3.

Membership must be current as of February 29th to enter the lottery.


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.