Allentown Association

Latest News

  • Summer Events in Allentown
    Summer Events in Allentown

    Summer in Allentown! Come out with your friends and neighbors to participate in some of the events and activities that make...

  • Allentown Fall Festival – Call for work
    Allentown Fall Festival – Call for work

    Allentown Fall Festival Saturday, October 14th 2017  10am to 6pm Allen Street from Main to Delaware and the Theodore...

  • National Night Out Picnic
    National Night Out Picnic

    Join us for a multiple block/neighborhood wide Night Out Picnic sponsored by the Allentown Association and Kleinhans Community Association with...


Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Art Chase
    2017 Art Chase

    To celebrate the arts in Buffalo, the Allentown Association and the Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk present the "2017 Art Chase" scavenger hunt. On the evening of Friday, September 1st, neighbors of all ages are invited to create teams of four to compete in fun challenges around Allen Street from reenacting famous paintings to performing an impromptu haiku. With stellar, locally sourced prizes for the winning team, this event aims to stimulate creative exploration and support the city's vibrant art scene.

  • Allentown Fall Festival
    Allentown Fall Festival

    Celebrate the changing of the season at the Annual Allentown Fall Festival! Allen Street will be closed from Delaware to Main Street with live music, plenty of food and drink and artisan vendors selling all kinds of arts, crafts, clothing and more. There will be a children and family area at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site with family-friendly crafts and entertainment. A great way to enjoy the neighborhood!

  • Greater Allentown First Fridays

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Allentown Events

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.

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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.

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Allentown Fall Festival

A recently-revived annual tradition, this event celebrates the changing of the seasons in our historic district with a fall festival. It’s fun for all ages, with live music, food and drink, vendors, a kick-off bike ride to historic parks around the city and a kids’ area with family-friendly entertainment and activities.

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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.

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For Businesses

With over 70 businesses in the neighborhood, the Allentown Association helps to ensure that the needs of the local business community are met. We work together to make sure Allentown is a vibrant and desirable place to shop, dine, drink and be merry, and to keep people coming back.

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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.

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