by Connie Oswald Stofko
You can see the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in a whole new light– literally– during the popular Night Lights event.
Photographers love the exciting and sometimes abstract images they can capture, so an entire evening is set aside just for them. Photographers Night is 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. You may bring a tripod on this night only. You may bring cameras and monopods on any night.
Night Lights continues 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 15 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Gardens members, seniors and students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 3 and younger. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights.
There are new features, including an interactive exhibit with dancing ferns. As you move, the cartoon ferns on the screen mimic your motions.
There will also be live entertainment on certain nights. Spun Out Fire, a group that performs something that’s like baton twirling with fire, will perform from 7 to about 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 and 15 outside in front of the Botanical Gardens.
Bands will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on certain nights. There is no extra charge for the music. There is no seating; the concerts will be standing room only. Musical performances are:
- Friday, Feb. 7 – The Observers
- Saturday, Feb. 8 – Amanda Barton & Bill Ward
- Friday, Feb. 14 – Randle and the Late Night Scandals