Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
Media Contact: Marty Biniasz, Chairman of Public Relations & Marketing Committee
(716) 435-3678, mobile
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2011
Central Terminal Restoration Corporation Fall Events Schedule
Proceeds to Benefit the Stabilization and Reinvention of Beloved Landmark
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo’s largest Oktoberfest, toy trains and ghost hunters will fill Buffalo Central Terminal this fall. Over the years events at the landmark building in Buffalo’s Polonia District have become some of Western New York’s most successful outings with proceeds benefiting the stabilization and restoration of the Terminal (All event details are subject to change without notice. Updated information will be available at BuffaloCentralTerminal.org):
Sunday, September 4th, Sunday, September 18th and Sunday, October 9th* – Guided Historical Tours: Visitors will access areas of the building not open during special events, gain insight into the Terminal’s colorful past and learn about ongoing plans for the restoration and development of the complex. Tours begin promptly at 11a and last two hours. (September 4th will also feature a tour at 2pm). Cost is $10 per person. For updated information or questions call 716-810-3210.
Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th, 10a-4p – Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo: The area’s largest assemblages of toy and model train vendors from the Northeast selling trains of all gauges and vintages. Purveyors of railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs and other associated ephemera known as “railroadiana” will also be on hand. Historians will be available to tell stories of Buffalo’s past important position as the second largest railroad hub in North America. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 free.
Saturday, September 24th, 4p-11p –The Buffalo Oktoberfest: Get ready to raise your beer and toast, “Prost” during Western New York’s largest event of its kind. Eat, drink, dance German heritage in the spirit of gemutlichkeit! Central Terminal is transformed into a giant Bavarian beer hall with authentic German beer & food and continuous German music provided by Buffalo’s German show band, The Frankfurters and the 25-piece, German American Musicians Blaskapelle.
Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th 9p-2a, – Halloween Ghost Hunts and Candlelight Tours: The public’s opportunities to experience a special Halloween candlelight ghost hunt of Buffalo Central Terminal. These hour long tours will explore all the areas seen on Ghost Hunters. Visitors will learn about the claims of evidence, hear ghost stories of the Central Terminal and visit areas like “Fedele’s Apartment,” the phantom water fountain and more! Reservations are required as each tour session will be limited to 20 people. Children 12+ only. Comfortable walking shoes and a flashlight are mandatory. This tour is not handicapped accessible as visitors will need to navigate multiple flights of stairs and traverse long hallways. Tickets are $20 per person. Tours will leave at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm both days. Reservations required.
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations. (www.BuffaloCentralTerminal.org).