Announcing Our First Ever Presenting Sponsor – the West Side Youth Development Coalition

We’re excited to be able to say that for the first time in our festival’s history, an organization has stepped forward to be the presenting sponsor of our event. This year, our presenting sponsor is the West Side Youth Development Coalition (also on Facebook). We thank the coalition for its generosity, and encourage you to learn more about the coalition and its work, and get involved with its efforts.


The coalition has sponsored our festival since 2013, and works through messaging, policy change, and community collaboration to promote pro-social norms in the West Side and Black Rock neighborhoods in order to reduce substance use among youth and young adults age 12-25. They are supported by SUNY Buffalo State, as well as through grants from the Drug Free Communities Support Program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Save the Date – June 25

We are busily planning for the Taste of Diversity 2016. We look forward to seeing you on June 25th!

Are you looking for more from the Taste of Diversity? Consider getting involved with our planning committee. We have bi-weekly planning meetings at the Buffalo State Community Academic Center on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. Our remaining meetings for this year are on May 17 and 31, and June 14.

We are still recruiting vendors for 2016. Click on Info for Vendors for more information.