Allentown Association

Latest News

Who We Are

The only purpose of the Allentown Association is to serve its community. It does that through efforts to beautify the neighborhood; to encourage historic preservation and property maintenance; to promote appropriate business development, to fight crime, and to protect and enhance Allentown’s unique urban ambiance.



There are many different ways to contribute to the improvement and promotion of Allentown.  Whether it be attending litter mob, our monthly street cleaning, volunteering at the Allen West Festival booth, or helping out at the office, your time and energy makes all the difference!  We look forward to meeting you soon!

learn more

Become a Member

For over fifty years, the Allentown Association has been reaching out to the community through its very active volunteer-based committees.  By becoming a member, your tax-deductible donation enables the Allentown Association to continue to carry out our essential work of community service.

learn more



Your generous contribution will help the Association improve Allentown in a variety of ways.  Whether it be a new sidewalk planter, start up funds for a local business initiative, or simply the purchase of office supplies, all contributions are dedicated to further the Association mission to serve  the Allentown community.

learn more

First Fridays

Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, has grown into one of the most popular monthly events in the city of Buffalo. Join us on the first Friday of each month (is there a time?), where Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more, come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

learn more

Allen West Festival

Founded in 1998, the festival is held the 2nd weekend in June every year and features over 150 artisans, vendors, restaurants and local businesses. While it happens concurrently with the Allentown Art Festival, it is a distinct event organized by the Allentown Association to promote local artists and Allentown Businesses.

learn more

Allentown Fall Festival

A recently-revived annual tradition, this event celebrates the changing of the seasons in our historic district with fun for all ages. This year will feature a kids’ area with family-friendly entertainment and activities at our partner organization, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historical Site.

learn more

Allentown is Awesome!


For Residents

Welcome to the neighborhood. We’re here to serve the community, and that means keeping the neighborhood beautiful, providing you with resources to improve and maintain your home in this historic district, fostering a positive relationship between residents and the city and inviting you to be an active part of this close-knit community.

learn more

For Businesses

Businesses are an integral part of what makes Allentown a unique place to live, work and play. There are many ways for businesses to become involved in the Association activities. There are opportunities to be a part of the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, become a Business Member, get involved in a committee, or sponsor an event or project.

learn more

For Visitors

Allentown is one of the most well-known and historic neighborhoods in the entire region, home to shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, First Friday artwalks, artists, festivals & more! From frugal to fancy, established to avant-garde, this unique district has something for everyone. Come see what this cultural gem has to offer.

learn more