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 theme is Breaking Ground and it will highlight many of the ground breaking ideas and actions taking place in our neighborhoods today and will inspire change for tomorrow! YIMBY will bring block clubs, community organizations, neighborhood associations, changemakers, and stakeholders under one roof to get to know each other, to share success stories and challenges, and to learn more about how to take action to make our community better, one block at a time.