YIMBY or Yes In My Back Yard – the community-based support of a new concept that improves our quality of life and connects us to our neighbors; The opposite of NIMBY, the opposite of isolation.


YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) is a festival that celebrates and supports the vital grass roots efforts, and the people that make them happen throughout the Buffalo Niagara area. This year’s festival is called “BUFFALO: BLOCK BY BLOCK” and it will highlight the ultimate grass roots organization: the Neighborhood Block Club! YIMBY will bring Block Clubs, Community Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, and individuals working hard to improve their communities of Buffalo under one roof to get to know each other, to share success stories and challenges, and to learn more about hands-on, simple actions to make our city better, one block at a time.