CoL 2017 – Black Rock Village

December 2, 2017
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (various shifts available)
St. John’s United Church, 85 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Each holiday season, members of B Team Buffalo organize a grassroots event called City of Light. The goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. Volunteers spend time decorating the streets and adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. B Team Buffalo also hosts a free winter carnival for the families in the community, providing the neighborhood children with gifts from Santa, games, prizes, crafts, and a community dinner. We also gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony.

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 City of Light neighborhood partnership will be with the Black Rock Riverside Alliance! For our 10th annual City of Light, we will be decorating both homes AND storefronts in the historic Black Rock Village. In addition, we will be creating a winter wonderland in Market Square Park, at the corner of Niagara and Amherst streets. It’s going to be a unique City of Light experience!

Want to help?

We need your help to make the 2017 City of Light the best in B Team’s history. There are a variety of volunteer shifts available including outdoor decorating, indoor decorating, and running carnival activities. Click here to sign up! Additional ways to support include donating here through our GoFundMe Campaign, sponsoring the City of Light, or leading with our planning committee.

Email to learn more about sponsorship options. If you are interested in participating on the planning committee, please contact Tara at

Thank You 2017 Sponsors!

Platinum Level


Gold Level

Christmas in July


Silver Level

Black Rock Business Association
Buffalo Sports Garden
Comedy for a Cause
Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr.
Pints & Pads
The Service Collaborative of WNY
Spring It On
Staff Buffalo, LLC*
Valu Home Centers
Wise Guys Pizza

Bronze Level

Community Beer Works
Enchanting Birthdays
Hydraulic Hearth
Isaac Williams
Norine Eaton
Rohall’s Corner
Ryan Slomiany
Sara Vernon
Senator Tim Kennedy*
Terri Perry

*Denotes a multi-year supporter of 3 years or more