Do you love indulging in different cultures? Held annually at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo Without Borders honors Buffalo's community steeped in ethnic and cultural traditions and diversity. Several performances along with cultural food from various restaurants are available to be sampled.

Hosted by the International Institute of Buffalo, this organization tries to make New York a better place for refugees and immigrants.

IIB offers resettlement for refugees and employment programs. It also provides services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, translation and interpretation services, global education programs for students, teachers, service providers, and businesses, and two international visitors’ leadership programs


coffee, tea, beer
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Naryan Padmanadbha - a multi-instrumentalist from Western New York. His style can be described as: sitar with world groove loops

Ringo Brill - Afro-Latin drumming, and currently plays in the groups Afrobeat Orchestra, One World Tribe, Diaspora Drumming, La Marimba and The 12/8 Band.

Dance with Live Drumming from Shakti Yoga - Kate Stapleton Paryzch, Kristen Polmanteer, and Jeannie Lynch are student dancers who performed a traditional West African welcome dance accompanied by Tiffany Nicely, the percussionist.    

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Gaitrie Devi - Bollywood styled dance. As founder of Devi Bollywood Dance of Buffalo, she works closely with the community. She studies and trains in Bharatanatyam while taking and exploring all avenues of dance forms.  


Sri Lankan - Provided by Go Veggie: Coconut Lentil Soup, Fitness Burger Salad, Spicy Veggie Roll 

Ethiopian - Provided by Lucy's Ethiopian Cuisine: Cabbage, Beets, Potatoes

beans, chicken, rice
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Indian - Provided by M-Asian Halal Foods: Chana Masala, Smoked Eggplant, Spiced Veggie Rice

4. Burmese - Provided by Rakhapura Mutee and Sushi: Banana Mango Rolls. Special Buffalo Roll, Khaing Sushi

poutine, sauce
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5. Canadian - Provided Allen Street Poutine: Traditional Poutine, Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine

6. Japanese - (A) Provided by Sato: Tan Tan Ramen, ZukeDon

(B) Provided by Community Beer Works: Yup Not That IPA 

7. Chinese - (A) Provided by 007: (Dim Sum) Har Gow (shrimp), Shumai (pork & shrimp), Sweet Pea (pork & shrimp)

rice, peanut, chicken
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8. Burmese & Thai - Provided by Kevin Lin of Sun Restaurant: Black Rice Salad, Pad Thai 

chicken, cheese, bacon
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9. German - Provided by Schnitzel & Co.: Frikadellen - Meatball with Potato, Spaetzelw with Sausage and Sauerkraut

sweet, orange, cantaloupe, cream, ice cream, sherbet, ice, sorbet
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10. Italian - Provided by Sweet Melody's: Assorted gelato and sorbet

If you thought this event couldn't get tastier, stay tuned for events similar to this one here in the great city of Buffalo. You never know what is right in your backyard if you don't try it.