Event Details

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
|  11:00am - 4:00pm

Free Family Saturdays: The Art of Dinosaurs

Summer is for families at Artpark, where afternoons are filled with creative hands-on discovery (arts and crafts, stories, and workshops) and live performances for all ages. Did we mention that it's all FREE?!! 


This year, we're expanding on our Indigenous Ways of Knowing series which features interactive land base workshops, storytelling, and teachings from 11AM- 1PM at the Native American Peace Garden. Then from 12 - 4PM we'll have pottery, art-making, and performances in the Artpark Amphitheater. Engage in educational fun activities for all ages; Treaty teachings & Wampum bracelets workshops, Haudenosaunee dance performance, Corn Husk Doll workshop so much more! 


Native American Peace Garden - Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Traditional Haudenosaunee Storytelling and Lacrosse workshop
Perry Ground Lacrosse also known as the Creator’s Game is a traditional game of the Haudenosaunee (sometimes called Iroquois) and has been played in this area for centuries. Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) to learn the basics of the game such as cradling, shooting, and catching the ball. Learn about the history and culture of this great game while participating in interactive activities with indoor (safe) lacrosse balls for beginning players. 

Workshops under the Amphitheater awnings 12-4PM:
Flying Pterodactyl, Chomping T-Rex, Dinosaur Eggs, Dino-hat
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4PM


PerformanceNiagara University Repertory Theatre at and 3PM 

Fast, furious fantastically funny children’s tales brought to life for family enjoyment!




Free Family Saturdays are supported in part by the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.