Social Events in Buffalo, New York This Week

Let’s explore social events in Buffalo, NY happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Buffalo where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Buffalo

ADHD Support Group
An Affiliate of CHADD

ADHD Support Group 
An Affiliate of CHADD

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church

Gather with other ADHD folks to build community, support each other, share tips and resources, and have some fun. We hope to expand groups to include groups for children with ADHD, parents, etc. For now, groups are for adults ages 18 and over.

Light refreshments are served.

email [email protected] with questions, or to be added to our email list.(…)

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The Cereal Social @ Serendipity Labs

The Cereal Social @ Serendipity Labs

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Serendipity Labs Private Offices & Coworking

Join us on the 29th floor of Seneca One for your monthly morning serving of ‘Cheerios and did you knows’!

Celebrated on the third Thursday of the month, The Cereal Social is the best way to catch the views and network with the Serendipity Labs and Seneca One community of businesses.

Come network, and learn more. Coffee, an assortment of fun cereals, and all of the milks!

New to Serendipity Lab(…)

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Dating Sites Suck General Meetup

Dating Sites Suck General Meetup

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: The Cove – Seafood & Banquets

ATTENTION! Change of Venue! Better Party – More FUN!

Meetup for Dating Sites Suck.

The Cove – Seafood & Banquets, 4701 Transit Rd, Depew, NY with the Nerds Gone Wild – Music & Dance Party @ 6:30pm. There is a $10 cover charge at the door.

Real people, Real conversations, No judgement. Let’s just have fun and all get to know each other! We’ll have some games available too. The Nerds are one of W(…)

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May Meetup Eatup at Canal Club 62

May Meetup Eatup at Canal Club 62

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Canal Club 62

*Limited number of spots. Please do not sign up unless you are a definite. Repeat cancellations, last minute cancellations or previous no-shows will not be given priority to limited space events.*

In planning these events, we understand that circumstances happen where you cannot attend the event. However, each time we plan an event someone rsvps and doesn’t show up, taking a spot away from someon(…)

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The Placebo Effect: the Illusion of Efficacy with Dr. David Hahn

The Placebo Effect: the Illusion of Efficacy with Dr. David Hahn

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Center for Inquiry

Join us for the next installment of the Center for Inquiry lecture series!

**Details:**
The word “Placebo” means “to be pleasing” and it occupies an important role in scientific research that we use to establish the presence of an effect. However, the “placebo effect” is commonly understood as the effect of the mind “fooling” the body into becoming healed. What actually is the placebo effect? Thi(…)

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Saturday Open Boardgaming

Saturday Open Boardgaming

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 1038 Amherst St

Join us for potluck snacks and drinks and Boardgaming.

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Covid-19 policy

To attend this meetup you must be vaccinated against Covid-19. If you aren’t, please let me know your circumstances so we can discuss.

Also, regardless of vaccination status, please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid in the last 10 days, or if you have a fever or other active symptoms of highly contagio(…)

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Euchre tournament at Strikers need 1 more player

Euchre tournament at Strikers  need 1 more player

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Strikers Lanes

Euchre tournament for up to 16 players at Strikers Lanes in West Seneca cost $6(…)

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Regular Chorus rehearsal

Regular Chorus rehearsal

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 5331 Genesee St

Regular chorus rehearsal- guest and new members welcome!

Thanks for visiting our MeetUp Page! If you are looking for something personally and musically fulfilling to do, why not give our unique four-part acapella harmony a try?

Please contact [email protected] to find out how to join us in person on a Wednesday night.

Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus would love to meet you!(…)

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Divination Discussion Group

Divination Discussion Group

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Rising Goddess

Join me for a casual tarot chat and practice. This is designed to give you more practice reading. Bring your deck/rune set/pendulum/whatever! You will receive feedback and gain courage!

If you have any questions, we can have a round table discussion.

I also want this to be a sort of skill share. if you read runes, oracle cards, spirits, whatever! Please bring whatever you want practice with!

Ri(…)

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Discussion Group: Staying in Heart Space

Discussion Group: Staying in Heart Space

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: 38 Woodshire S

**Come and join our conversation of staying in our heart space.** Several topics covered in this group discussion.

**Date:** Mon. May 13th
6:30pm – 8:30pm

**Location:** 38 Woodshire South, Getzville, NY 14068
(Near intersection of Millersport Hwy and Campbell Blvd)

**Cost:** $20 per person. Pay at the door.
Cash or check only, at this time.
**RSVP by Text or Phone to Rosanne at 716-512-8628**

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Brew Crew night. (Beer and dinner pairing.)

Brew Crew night. (Beer and dinner pairing.)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Rizzo’s Italian restaurant (formally schnitzels)

Come out and join us for the first official Brew Crew night at the new Rizzo’s restaurant in East Amherstt.
This is the same location as the old Schnitzels, which has been rebranded.
Cost: 40.00. The evening starts out with a welcome beer by the featured brewery for that night, which is still to be determined, followed by a four course meal with beer samplings with each. After the dinner you get t(…)

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Mindfulness Meditation @ Be Embodied (Donation Based)

Mindfulness Meditation @ Be Embodied (Donation Based)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 2790 Delaware Ave

Come join us at Be Embodied for a weekly mindfulness meditation practice that will include gentle movement meditation, breathwork, and stillness meditation! Accessible to all experience levels. Classes are donation-based- please register online and pay-what-you-can with cash in person.

[Register here!](www.bemindfulliving.com/mindflow-yoga)(…)

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Play Backgammon

Play Backgammon

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 42 North Brewing Company

Come on out for Taco Tuesday and some backgammon with friends. Always a good time.(…)

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Monday Night Foosball at Riverworks

Monday Night Foosball at Riverworks

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Buffalo RiverWorks

Details for #MNF:

6pm Signup, warmups, tips & tricks happy hr
7pm Matches
Format: Draw-Your-Partner

You’ll get to play as many games/rounds as you’d like in the 2hr time frame, and each round you’ll have a randomly drawn partner. This is done with an app, which also keeps statistics you can use to track your progress.
Skill: Beginners & New Players. No prior experience required.

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Networking with a Twist: Connect-Advance-Conquer

Networking with a Twist: Connect-Advance-Conquer

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Spot Coffee

“It’s not always what you know, it’s who you know.” This often quoted phrase has a negative connotation, implying that your talent is uniportant. This is, of course far from the truth.

This Networking Series will be all about our Members. What skill sets and expertise you have to contribute to the success of your career, business and\or non-profit agency.

This Networking Series will be about who(…)

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Breakfast with Champions 2.0

Breakfast with Champions 2.0

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Panera Bread

Breakfast Networking can help you promote your services, generate leads and sell your products. We welcome salespeople, entrepreneurs, individual practitioners and representatives of companies large and small. We promote locally owned businesses within the group, awareness of each other’s professions, and educate each other to help increase individual success. We grow our business through relation(…)

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Mindfulness Collage Class

Mindfulness Collage Class

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Bassett Park

Welcome to a class incorporating mindfulness and collage making!
Backboard, art supplies, various images, and tactile materials will be provided for you to choose from to tap into your mind, heart, and soul as we create together and discuss our creations.

Please feel free to bring along any images that call to you, or your own personal journal if you desire, as well as any snacks and drinks (wate(…)

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The 3 M’s – Meditation, Mantra, and Manifestation

The 3 M's - Meditation, Mantra, and Manifestation

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: First Spiritualist Temple of East Aurora

**The 3 M’s – Meditation, Mantra, and Manifestation**

Presented by Rev Bonnie Woods
May 18th, 2024 from 10am-2pm – In person only

First Spiritualist Temple of East Aurora
29 Temple Place
East Aurora, NY 14052

The cost is $20.00

Explore bringing light into the everyday through the 3 M’s! From Harold and the Purple Crayon to Emile Coue’ and beyond. We will be creating positive affirmations and o(…)

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❤️ Speed Dating Ages 30-49 @ The Delaware Pub & Grill, Kenmore NY ❤️

❤️ Speed Dating Ages 30-49 @ The Delaware Pub & Grill, Kenmore NY ❤️

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Delaware Pub & Grill

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Buffalo, you can try out Visitbuffaloniagara.com, Stepoutbuffalo.com, or Newyorkbyrail.com.

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