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March 2019

Park Opening & Celebration of 40th Season!

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Naval Park United States

2019 Season Opening & 40th Birthday! Saturday, March 30th 12:00 pm 2nd Floor Museum Building This year, the Park celebrates its 40th Birthday! Come down to the Naval Park at 12pm on Saturday, March 30th to join us in the celebration! Ceremony will be located on the 2nd floor of the museum building, followed by cake and light refreshments! Everyone is welcome!

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April 2019

USS Croaker Ceremony

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Buffalo Naval Park United States

75th Anniversary of the USS Croaker's Commissioning 30th Anniversary of its Buffalo Homecoming Saturday, April 27th at 11:00am In front of the USS Croaker (weather depending) Come join us on the waterfront to honor the USS Croaker and the submarine Veterans that served on her. Featuring special appearances from former Commanders and Crew Members, local politicians, and entertainment!

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M & T Bank Audio Tour Reveal!

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 1:30 pm on the USS The Sullivans The Buffalo Naval Park is proud to bring our visitors a brand new interactive experience! On April 27th, come down to the Buffalo Naval Park to try out our new audio tour, presented by M & T Bank! The Audio Tour will give you detailed information about our 3 vessels and our amazing artifacts! Tour is free with admission ticket.

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May 2019

Toast to the Troops 2019- Armed Forces Week

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate Armed Forces Week at a Fundraiser and Celebration for the Buffalo Naval Park! Join us at Flying Bison Brewery for an afternoon of live music, an auction, and door prizes! First beer FREE for all Veterans! Entrance to event is free and open to the public- no ticket purchase necessary! Saturday, May 18 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Flying Bison Brewery

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USS Little Rock Association Working Party

May 20 - May 24
Buffalo Naval Park United States

From May 20th through May 24th, retired crewmen of the USS Little Rock and their families will reunite with their former home. The Little Rock sailors, and sailors from her sister-ships, sleep aboard the Light Cruiser and help out with maintenance projects to keep her "shipshape."

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Tolling the Boats Ceremony

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What is the Tolling the Boats Ceremony? The U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII originally established the "Tolling for the Boats" Ceremony. It is a unique and time-honored memorial service and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Navy. In the ceremony, the names of each of the U.S. submarines lost, along with the fate of its crew, are read aloud as a ship’s bell is tolled for each in turn. The tolling of the bell reminds us of…

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“The Battle Within” Monument Unveiling

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Buffalo Naval Park’s Heros Walk, 1 Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States

“A tribute to those we will always carry, and to those we can no longer hold.” Join us for a compelling ceremony on Memorial Day 2019 at the Buffalo Naval Park, where a new monument bringing awareness to PTSD will be unveiled. The statue will be situated at the Naval Park’s Heros Walk, between the Vietnam Monument and the Iraq/Afghanistan Monument. The ceremony will begin at 9:30am on Monday, May 27th, beginning on the Fantail of the USS Little Rock.…

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June 2019

Naturalization Ceremony

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A ceremony held by the United States Government where a person takes their "Oath of Allegiance" in order to become a US Citizen. Thursday, June 27th from 9am to 11am on the Fantail of the USS Little Rock.

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July 2019

I-Pledge Challenge

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Naval Park United States

I-Pledge Challenge! Saturday, July 5th from 11:00am to 2:00pm Cobblestones in front of Museum Hey Kids! Come on down to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park and show us that you can say the ENTIRE Pledge of Allegiance! Perform the pledge correctly and receive 1 FREE Park Admission Ticket, 1 FREE Flag, and 1 FREE Popsicle!

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August 2019

VJ Day Celebration

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Naval Park United States

August 10, 2019, come celebrate the anniversary of VJ Day at the Buffalo Naval Park! Learn about WWII History, the real story behind the iconic "Kissing Sailor" photograph, meet WWII reenactors, and listen to the Buffalo Dolls perform hits from the Andrew's Sisters!  

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