Hops N’ Rocks 2021 Virtual Gala

Our virtual gala was such a success last year that we’ve decided to do it again! We look forward to the time when we can be together safely, but until then, we welcome you to join us for our 2021 Hops N’ Rocks virtual gala. You can partake in some or all of the festivities leading up to our big virtual event on November 11th!

Dinner For Two

Celebrate Hops N’ Rocks at home with a delicious dinner package from Resurgence Brewing Company! Each dinner package includes two entrées, an order of cinnamon sugar pretzel sticks with sponge candy stout chocolate sauce AND an assorted 4 pack of beer, for only $50! How can it get better than that? Well, each dinner package also comes with two commemorative Hops N’ Rocks koozies!

Dinner pick up will be available on Thursday, November 11th, from 3 pm to 7pm, at Resurgence Brewing Company. Resurgence Brewing Company is located at 55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204. All dinner packages come with reheating instructions. A valid I.D. showing that you are 21+ years old will be needed to pick up your order.

Entrée Options

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Served with French fries.

Veggie Burger
Served with sweet potato fries.

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
Served with coleslaw.

Virtual Auction

From guided hikes to home décor, our virtual auction has something for everyone! Thanks to our community supporters, we have a ton of awesome auction items again this year. Follow us on social media for sneak peaks at auction items before bidding begins. In addition to our virtual auction, we will also be holding the Ultimate Bar Cart raffle! Tickets are $25, and go on sale on November 7th.

Questions?

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Hops N’ Rocks 2021

Blasdell Rod & Gun Club
Evans Bank
Merchants Insurance Group

Tree Walk & Artifact Talk with Marve Jacobs

Saturday, September 25th, 1pm – 3pm

Join Wolf Clan elder Marve Jacobs for a walk around the nature trails at Penn Dixie as he talks about some of the tree species found in the park. Marve will also be showing off and discussing a variety of cultural items – including historic artifacts and reproductions that Marve has crafted himself.

Tickets for this event are $5, members get 10% off, and proceeds will be donated to the Oneida Nation. Space is for is limited, and registration is required. Contact Catherine@penndixie.org or call the office at 716-627-4560 to reserve your tickets! Standard park admission rates apply if you would like to fossil hunt before/after this event.

Stargazing in Hamburg

Join us at Penn Dixie for an out-of-this-world experience! Our astronomers will map the night sky — including stars, planets, constellations, and deep space objects — for you using a variety of telescopes and specialized equipment. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, warm clothing, blankets, and food/beverages. We’ll have plenty of telescopes, but you can bring yours along, too, if you’d like some expert advice.

2021 Dates – Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

  • Friday July 16th, 8pm (rain date: Saturday July 24th)
  • Saturday August 14th, 8pm (rain date: Saturday August 28th)
  • Saturday September 11th, 8pm (rain date: Saturday September 25th)

Cost

Thanks to the generous support of the Town of Hamburg and Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, there is no charge for our evening astronomy programs. No reservation is needed.

Programs run for 2-3 hours depending on viewing conditions. Check our social media for weather-related updates. All ages welcome. Registration is not required.

A solar eclipse viewed through Penn Dixie telescopes.

Thinking about purchasing a telescope? This telescope guide offers some great suggestions from Penn Dixie astronomer Ernie Jacobs. You can also download our Astronomy Night guide — also prepared by Ernie Jacobs — to learn more about our programs.