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 Childhood Adverse Experiences
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 :: Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga

Since 1919, the dedicated volunteers of the Junior League of Buffalo have committed to improving the welfare of WNY children. In honor of this proud tradition, the Junior League of Buffalo and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County present a symposium about Childhood Adverse Experiences. This educational event features local experts who will lead discussions about this crisis affecting children 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 Vice-President, Elizabeth Tyminski, will be our featured guest at the September membership meeting.

Members-Only Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 :: Hotel Henry: Towers Ballroom, 444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo

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 Gilded 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 
Friday, April 26, 2019 :: Palmer Centennial House, 288 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo 

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 Day of Service
June 8, 2019 :: Location TBD

Junior League members and their families are invited celebrate 100 years of community impact by participating in our Centennial Day of Service. We will be volunteering with a multitude of community organizations, both past and present partners of JLB, to make a significant contribution to the WNY community. This service celebration will take place several days after our official Centennial anniversary on June 5!

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.