Friday, Sept. 23 | Torn Space Theater

Torn Space Theater is located at 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14212 (

Off-street parking is available in the parking lot directly next to the theater, and directly across from the theater. The bar at The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle will be open one hour before show time and features a wide selection of Eastern European and craft beers along with Eastern European spirits and aperitifs. The bar is CASH ONLY.

Saturday, Sept. 24 + Sunday, Sept. 25 | Silo City

Sessions will take place in two locations at Silo City/Rigidized Metals: the Design Studio and the Willow Trellis (see schedule for each session location).

Directions to the Design Studio at Silo City/Rigidized Metals

Address: 630 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Shuttle Service | Canalside –> Silo City –> Canalside

To accommodate using public transportation and off-site parking, a FREE SHUTTLE will be available from Canalside to Silo City and back. The shuttle service will run through out the day from 10:30am-4:30pm. Approximate times are:

  • Leaving Canalside: on the :00 and :30 each hour
  • Leaving Design Studio at Silo City: on the :15 and :45 each hour
Free shuttle to Silo City located by The Dish on Prime Street at Canalside. Approximately two blocks south down Main Street from the Erie Canal Harbor Metro Rail station.


There is limited on-site parking due to construction activities taking place in other areas of Silo City. If driving to Silo City, we strongly encourage carpooling. Buffalo Humanities Festival parking will be located in the parking lot on the Ohio Street side of the grounds and at Rigidized Metals, adjacent to the Design Studio (see map image above).

Alternate parking options include:

  • Canalside: multiple parking areas are available around Canalside with free shuttle provided to Silo City (see above Shuttle Service info).
  • Outer Harbor/Fuhrmann Boulevard: plentiful street parking is available along Fuhrmann Blvd., which is easy bicycling distance (approx. 1/2 mile depending on location on Fuhrmann Blvd.) to Silo City via Ohio St./NYS Bicycle Rte 517. [~10 mins. walking]


On arrival, please check-in at the table located by the Design Studio.

What to Bring

Silo City is a regenerated former industrial site with ongoing ecological restoration work happening under the direction of Joshua Smith. Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on semi-groomed paths and trails, bring layers appropriate for changing weather conditions including wind and cooler temperatures associated with proximity to the lake, and anything else you might want to enjoy this partially outdoor event.