There are still two weeks left to see Night Lights at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
Check out this brief video to get a glimpse of what you’ll experience at Night Lights.
If you have already visited Night Lights, you can share your photos. Email them to me, along with your name and where you live, so I can post them on the Your Photos page.
The event will be held Wednesdays through Saturday, Feb. 8-11 and 15-18. Times are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Musicians will play at 8 p.m. on Fridays. Scheduled bands are:
John & Mary on Feb. 10 – Hailing from the lineage of the alternative rockers 10,000 Maniacs, John & Mary will bring their original folk rock tunes. The duo has released four albums during their 20-year career. Mary Ramsey is the lead singer in 10,000 Maniacs. John Lombardo was a former founding member of the band.
GAHU Drum Ensemble on Feb. 17 – Calling the Chautauqua region their home, the GAHU Drum Ensemble will perform traditional rhythmic percussion and vocals. Led by TR McKotch and Rhonda Harp, the ensemble plays and teaches throughout the Southern Tier. Who knows, maybe they will bring a few extra drums and you can join in the action.
Also new this year, Buffalo artist Zach Boehler will install sculptures inside the Botanical Gardens to enhance the visitors’ experience.
The lighting designers are SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. who own and operate the successful eco-tourism attraction NIGHT LIGHTS at The Heron in Chautauqua County. NIGHT LIGHTS at The Heron is a one-mile walk in the woods at night through a lighted trail and is considered to be one of North America’s most unique tourism attractions.
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Gardens members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons are not valid during Night Lights. Tickets can be purchased online at www.buffalogardens.com or at the door.