Calendar of Events


Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation are proud to participate in and support a number of community events throughout the year – from area races and family fun programs, to healthy cooking classes and more! Our calendar of events makes it easy to see what’s coming up next. View the list below to learn more about the events being offered, and be sure to check back often, as programs and events are added daily and dates, times and locations are subject to change.

July    |     August    |     September    |     October

JULY EVENTS

Food Truck Tuesdays

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Enjoy live music, hula hoops and a wide variety of food from Buffalo- and Rochester-based food trucks every Tuesday night. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options® food choices!

Join us July 10 for “Independent Health Night,” featuring fun giveaways (while supplies last) and an enter-to-win contest!

Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: Click here for more details.

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Taste of Buffalo

Taste of Buffalo

The Independent Health Foundation is excited to bring the Healthy Options® program to this year’s Taste of Buffalo! Get your fill of tasty and healthy bites from each participating restaurant, and then vote for your favorite. Healthy Options was created to help the community make informed decisions about healthy eating. Being able to find the orange sticker around town means that someone can choose a heart-healthy option anywhere!

Dates: July 7 and 8
Time: Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Delaware Avenue (from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square)
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website.

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The Resource Center’s Laurel Run 2018

Laurel Run logo

Independent Health is proud to sponsor the 2018 Lauren Run, an event that raises funds in support of disability awareness. The event will feature an 8K run, 5K walk, and 1K walk.

Date: July 21
Time: 7 – 8:30 a.m. check-in
Location: Village Square, 19 Park Place, Silver Creek, NY
More details: Visit the Laurel Run website.

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Fitness in the Parks

Healthy Options logo

Get fit in a park near you! Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed together to bring you the seventh season of Fitness in the Parks – a series of FREE outdoor fitness classes designed to keep you moving all summer long. No registration is required; just show up!

Look for our RedShirtsSM at different parks on select dates with free giveaways, while supplies last!

Dates: May 31 – August 25
Time: Various times
Location: Various parks throughout Western New York
More details: Click here for more details.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll logo

Get to know Buffalo by bike! Join us for a community bicycle ride every Monday night with Slow Roll Buffalo sponsored by Independent Health. The group meets at different venues each week and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome to join!

Dates: May 7 – October 29
Time: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Varies by week

New this year! Independent Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Slow Roll Buffalo’s Pedal Parties, Bike Stampedes and additional charity rides. Rides are scheduled for various dates during the season and in different communities throughout Western New York.

More details: Visit the Slow Roll website.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bikes logo

Reddy… set… ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. More than 200 GPS-enabled bikes are available to rent from nearly 40 stations located throughout the city. Commute to work, ride to school, grab groceries or take a leisurely roll – wherever you go, it’s a great way to see Buffalo by bike!

Dates: April – October
More details: Click here for more details.

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Join Us at RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
More details: Click here for more information.

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Outer Harbor Buffalo

Outer Harbor Buffalo logo

Free fitness classes, discounted bike and water sport rentals, the 2-mile Independent Health Wellness Trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Date: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: Click here for details.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Erie County Fair

Healthy Options logo

You can now enjoy Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options® menu items at 16 participating vendors at the Erie County Fair – just look for the orange sticker!

Dates: August 8 – 19
Location: The Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website.

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Good for the Neighborhood®

Good for the Neighborhood logo

Improve your health with the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program. Individuals and families are encouraged to attend to receive the training and tools they need to improve their overall health. Health fair-style events and workshops are held quarterly and are free to all.

Date: August 9
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo, New York 14213

Date: August 16
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Doris Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 9th St., Niagara Falls, New York 14305

Date: August 22
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215

More details: Click here for more details.

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Taste of Lockport

Healthy Options logo

The Independent Health Foundation is excited to bring the Healthy Options® program to this year’s Taste of Lockport! Get your fill of tasty and healthy bites from each participating restaurant, and then vote for your favorite. Healthy Options was created to help the community make informed decisions about healthy eating. Being able to find the orange sticker around town means that someone can choose a heart-healthy option anywhere!

Date: Sunday, August 12
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website.

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Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks logo

Get fit in a park near you! Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed together to bring you the seventh season of Fitness in the Parks – a series of FREE outdoor fitness classes designed to keep you moving all summer long. No registration is required; just show up!

Look for our RedShirtsSM at different parks on select dates with free giveaways, while supplies last!

Dates: May 31 – August 25
Time: Various times
Location: Various parks throughout Western New York
More details: Click here for more details.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll logo

Get to know Buffalo by bike! Join us for a community bicycle ride every Monday night with Slow Roll Buffalo sponsored by Independent Health. The group meets at different venues each week and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome to join!

Dates: May 7 – October 29
Time: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Varies by week

New this year! Independent Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Slow Roll Buffalo’s Pedal Parties, Bike Stampedes and additional charity rides. Rides are scheduled for various dates during the season and in different communities throughout Western New York.

More details: Visit the Slow Roll website.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bikes logo

Reddy… set… ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. More than 200 GPS-enabled bikes are available to rent from nearly 40 stations located throughout the city. Commute to work, ride to school, grab groceries or take a leisurely roll – wherever you go, it’s a great way to see Buffalo by bike!

Date: April – October
More details: Click here for more details.

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Join Us at RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
More details: Click here for more information.

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Outer Harbor Buffalo

Outer Harbor Buffalo logo

Free fitness classes, discounted bike and water sport rentals, the 2-mile Independent Health Wellness Trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Date: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: Click here for details.

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Taste of Niagara Falls

Healthy Options logo

The Independent Health Foundation is excited to bring the Healthy Options® program to this year’s Taste of Niagara Falls! Get your fill of tasty and healthy bites from each participating restaurant, and then vote for your favorite. Healthy Options was created to help the community make informed decisions about healthy eating. Being able to find the orange sticker around town means that someone can choose a heart-healthy option anywhere!

Dates: September 1 and 2
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website.

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Scrub Run 5K

Scrub Run logo

Join Independent Health as we sponsor this year’s Scrub Run 5K! The event supports the Mercy Hospital Foundation and their mission to support, improve, and promote the care and service provided by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Participants are encouraged to run in scrubs; teams and costumes are also encouraged.

Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 4 p.m. registration, 6:45 p.m. run/walk
Location: Cazenovia Casino
More details: Click here to register or learn more.

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Taste of Grand Island

Healthy Options logo

The Independent Health Foundation is excited to bring the Healthy Options® program to this year’s Taste of Grand Island! Get your fill of tasty and healthy bites from each participating restaurant, and then vote for your favorite. Healthy Options was created to help the community make informed decisions about healthy eating. Being able to find the orange sticker around town means that someone can choose a heart-healthy option anywhere!

Date: Saturday, September 22
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll logo

Get to know Buffalo by bike! Join us for a community bicycle ride every Monday night with Slow Roll Buffalo sponsored by Independent Health. The group meets at different venues each week and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome to join!

Dates: May 7 – October 29
Time: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Varies by week

New this year! Independent Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Slow Roll Buffalo’s Pedal Parties, Bike Stampedes and additional charity rides. Rides are scheduled for various dates during the season and in different communities throughout Western New York.

More details: Visit the Slow Roll website.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bikes logo

Reddy… set… ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. More than 200 GPS-enabled bikes are available to rent from nearly 40 stations located throughout the city. Commute to work, ride to school, grab groceries or take a leisurely roll – wherever you go, it’s a great way to see Buffalo by bike!

Date: April – October
More details: Click here for more details.

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Join Us at RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
More details: Click here for more information.

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Outer Harbor Buffalo

Outer Harbor Buffalo logo

Free fitness classes, discounted bike and water sport rentals, the 2-mile Independent Health Wellness Trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Date: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: Click here for details.

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Good for the Neighborhood®

Good for the Neighborhood logo

Improve your health with the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program. Individuals and families are encouraged to attend to receive the training and tools they need to improve their overall health. Health fair-style events and workshops are held quarterly and are free to all.

Date: October 11
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo, New York 14213

Date: October 18
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Doris Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 9th St., Niagara Falls, New York 14305

Date: October 24
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215

More details: Click here for more details.

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American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® Walk

Making Strides logo

You can help finish the fight against breast cancer by raising funds for and walking with the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Buffalo. Independent Health will be there as a sponsor – join us on this 3 mile walk.

Date:Friday, October 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. 5K walk
Location: Canalside, Buffalo
More details: Click here to register or learn more.

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Leukemia  Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk

Light the Night logo

Join us as we “bring light to the darkness of cancer” at the 2018 Light the Night Walk! Money raised from this annual event funds research and treatments that are saving lives of patients today. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Date: Friday, October 19
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Delaware Park
More details: Click here to register and learn more.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll logo

Get to know Buffalo by bike! Join us for a community bicycle ride every Monday night with Slow Roll Buffalo sponsored by Independent Health. The group meets at different venues each week and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome to join!

Dates: May 7 – October 29
Time: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Varies by week

New this year! Independent Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Slow Roll Buffalo’s Pedal Parties, Bike Stampedes and additional charity rides. Rides are scheduled for various dates during the season and in different communities throughout Western New York.

More details: Visit the Slow Roll website.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bikes logo

Reddy… set… ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. More than 200 GPS-enabled bikes are available to rent from nearly 40 stations located throughout the city. Commute to work, ride to school, grab groceries or take a leisurely roll – wherever you go, it’s a great way to see Buffalo by bike!

Date: April – October
More details: Click here for more details.

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Join Us at RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
More details: Click here for more information.

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Outer Harbor Buffalo

Outer Harbor Buffalo logo

Free fitness classes, discounted bike and water sport rentals, the 2-mile Independent Health Wellness Trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Date: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: Click here for details.

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