Centennial News & Events

No birthday is complete without a party! Learn more and reserve tickets for select celebrations listed below.

Members-Only Centennial Kickoff
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 :: Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

Join League at our Annual Dinner as we celebrate our proud past and embrace our inspired future. This site is of historical significance to the Junior League of Buffalo because it was home to our former headquarters from 1940 – 1985. Members will enjoy a champagne toast and birthday cake.


Centennial Symposium on Women's Issues
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 :: Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga

In 1919, women did not even have the right to vote. Despite 100 years of progress, opioid abuse, domestic violence, and workplace harassment pose threats to women’s equality and prosperity. This educational event features local experts who will lead discussions about this crisis affecting women in our community. This ticketed event is open to the public. 


Members-Only Centennial Keynote
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 :: Location TBD

Members of the Junior League are invited to learn more about the history and the mission of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and JLB’s connection to this global women’s network. AJLI Secretary, Elizabeth Tyminski, will be our featured guest at the September membership meeting.


Centennial Birthday Bash
Friday, September 21, 2018 :: Torn Space Theatre, 612 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo

The first official party of the Centennial kicks off a year of celebrations. This ticketed event at the site of the 2015 Decorators’ Show House Proceeds Beneficiary features craft beers, food trucks, entertainment and other special surprises. Public welcome.


Members-Only Holiday Dinner
December 2018 :: Location TBD

The season of giving is the perfect excuse to celebrate a century of service at our annual holiday dinner. Members will receive a commemorative gift in appreciation for their dedication and service.


Members-Only St. Patrick's Day Parade March
Sunday, March 17, 2019 :: Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

Members of the Junior League are invited to participate in another Buffalo tradition, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join us as we celebrate our sisterhood and march from Niagara Square to North Street. This route is symbolically significant to us as we will pass by Child and Family Services, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, past recipients of our generosity, and the Twentieth Century Club, our former headquarters.


The Centennial Gatsby Gala
Saturday, March 30, 2019 :: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew

Don’t miss the premier event of the Centennial! This black tie affair features a red-carpet entrance, live auction, live musical entertainment, an inspired menu designed by Salvatore’s acclaimed chefs, and many unforgettable moments throughout the evening! Reservations required.


2019 Decorators' Show House Garden Reception 
Spring 2019 :: Location TBD

To commemorate the 20th Decorators’ Show House Anniversary, the public is invited to attend a garden party and an exclusive first peek of the 2019 decorated Show House. This ticketed event features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required.


2019 Decorators' Show House Tours 
Spring 2019 :: Location TBD

The Junior League of Buffalo and the Buffalo News proudly present the 20th Decorators’ Show House since 1981. The public is invited to tour the Decorators’ Show House and meet the designers. Proceeds from admission sales will be returned to the community.


Centennial Historic Luncheon 
Friday, October 18, 2019 :: Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

The public is invited to celebrate our 100th birthday at the site of the Junior League of Buffalo’s former headquarters from 1940 - 1985. Guests will enjoy guided tours and a historical reenactment inspired by key figures from JLB’s past. Reservations required.


Members-Only Closing Holiday Champagne Toast 
December 2019 :: Location TBD

The final party of the centennial celebration coincides with our annual holiday dinner as we bid farewell to 2019 and hello to a new century of service. Members will enjoy a champagne toast and other special surprises.