The International Institute of Buffalo’s beloved event, Buffalo Without Borders, will go on!

 

Buffalo Without Borders has been a significant celebration of Buffalo’s diversity for 11 years, sharing and commemorating the outstanding immigrant, refugee, and ethnic restaurateursartisans, and entertainers we are lucky to have in our community!

Due the current safety precautions,  we cannot proceed with Buffalo without Borders in the traditional sense this year, however we are pleased to be able to continue to bring the spirit of that event to Buffalo Without Borders TO GO, which will take place over the course of four Monday evenings, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9 and 11/16. The re-imagined event will consist of an event box with a carry-out cuisine for two, cultural activities and enrichment. Scroll down to read more about what will be included in our boxes!

We will be selling pre sale SERIES tickets starting on 9/1/2020, the exclusive series tickets will include a pass to all four nights of the event, allowing ticket holders to experience four cuisines (a dinner for two each night) and four cultural boxes.

It is possible that the series tickets may sell out the entire event, however, if we have extra tickets they will be sold as single night tickets starting 10/1/2020 and they will include one night of dinner for two and one cultural box!

We hope this event will serve to continue to build cross-cultural knowledge, and celebrate the best of Buffalo, while following safety guidelines!

 

Only Nine Single Night Tickets Remain: Get Yours Now!

 

 

Ticket and Box Information:

VIP Tickets Series Tickets are $750 and include VIP boxes to all four evenings. All boxes include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture! The VIP boxes will also include a paired wine for dinner from Paradise Wines, chocolates from Blue Table Chocolates, two cans of Buffalo’s favorite beer, Let’s Go Pils, a custom from Community Beer Works, a gourmet flavored popcorn bag from new West Side business, What’s Pop-in’, two face masks, one from Ten Thousand Villages and one from Buffalove, and lastly a custom insulated International Institute Bag!

We will be offering a limited amount of series tickets, starting September 1st!

 

General Series Tickets are $250 and include a general event box with all four evenings, including a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture!

We will be offering a limited amount of series tickets, starting September 1st.

 

VIP Single Tickets are $200 each night and include dinner for two and a VIP box for one evening. The box will include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture! The VIP boxes will also include a paired wine for dinner, chocolates from Blue Table Chocolates,  a custom flavor popcorn bag from What’s Poppin’ and an insulated International Institute Bag!

Ticket sales permitting we will be offering a limited amount of single night tickets, starting October 1st.

 

General Single Tickets are $75 each night and include a general event box, including a dinner for two, recipes from the culture of each restauranteur, and other cultural additions! All boxes include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture!

Ticket sales permitting we will be offering a limited amount of single night tickets, starting October 1st.

 

 

Buffalo Without Borders TO GO series line up:

Night one: 10/19 5-7pm:Our first night is celebrating African culture and Ethiopia. The restaurant for night one will be Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine: Zelalem Gemmeda, the owner of Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine, sells a variety of authentic Ethiopian Cuisine. She uses spices sent to her from her sister in Ethiopia to create her own flavors at her West Side Bazaar booth.

Night two: 10/26 5-7pm: Our second night is celebrating Latinx culture with Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine. The restaurant for night two will be Kiosko Latino. Maria serves both Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine at her West Side Bazaar booth. Her husband was in the US Navy, stationed in San Diego, California. While there, Maria and her family lived with a Mexican family. They taught Maria how to cook the traditional dishes of Puebla Mexico, and she taught them traditional dishes from her home country of Puerto Rico.

Night three: 11/9 5-7pm: Our third night is celebrating Asian culture with Burmese and Thai cuisine. Our restaurant for night three will be Sun Cuisines, Burmese businessman and Master Sushi Chef Kevin Lin and his wife Stephanie, came to the United States in July 1996 after studying authentic Asian cuisine and food trade in Tokyo, Japan. Landing first in Erie, PA, the Lins brought healthy, tasty, and quality foods to customers while buying and operating a franchise store.

Night four: 11/16 5-7pm: Our fourth and final night will celebrate Middle Eastern Culture and Israel. Our restaurant will be Or byThe Falafel Bar which has been run by Israeli immigrant, Oded Rauvenpoor for over 16 years. Falafel Bar always starts with the best, the freshest ingredients to create the simple, robust dishes that showcase the quality of our food. Fresh and lively salads, homemade hummus, lemony yogurt, and grilled meats are staples on our menu.

 

Special Thank You To Our BWB2G Sponsors

 

Sastri Family Foundation

.   ​Harmac Medical

  M&T Bank

.   Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ciminelli Foundation

Geico

.  Key Bank Foundation

  Lawley Insurance

  Allwel

.  Roswell Park

Rebecca Morris-Chatta

Friends of Tony Masiello

Zemsky Family Foundation

 

Friends of the Institute

Dr. Stephen Edge, Francis M Letro Attorneys at Law, LiteLab Corp, MacLean Fogg, Moog, National Fuel Gas Company, Pamela Giesie Rigidized Metals, Savarino Companies, Matthew Romagnuolo, The Schneider Family, The Bonadio Group, and Wegmans

 

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