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Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

BUFFALO, NY– Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

The Perfect Mix of Musical Styles to Visit Delaware Park-Neville Francis Performs

The Perfect Mix of Musical Styles to Visit Delaware Park-Neville Francis Performs

Neville Francis brings unique combination of Reggae and Ska (a genre of music made popular in Jamaica in the late 1950s) to the stage on Thursday, July 7th in the fourth edition of Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy's Summer Breeze by the Lake.

The free, 9-week outdoor concert series will feature a variety of musical acts for all-ages on the Rose Garden Pergola at the top of Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park.

Summer Breeze by the Lake is the perfect lead-in for Shakespeare in Delaware Park, which immediately follows the concert just adjacent to the concert venue.

Neville Francis will perform today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free Concert Series: Summer Breeze by the Lake

Free Concert Series: Summer Breeze by the Lake

Summer Breeze by the Lake is a free 9 week concert series hosted by Delaware Park at Hoyt Lake. 

Thursday July 7th Neville Francis will be the series fourth concert. 

The concerts are held at Shakespeare Hill from 5-7:30. 

Food and cash bar are provided by Magnolia Catering Company and Coles Restaurant.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 9 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 9 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 9, will be Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Robert Ritchie from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including UNYTS, Buffalo Animal Shelter, Lexington Cooperative Market and KidBiz. Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Freedom Run Winery will offer wine-tasting.

Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

From a Statement By the City of Buffalo- Board of Education:

Please take notice that pursuant to Section 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Buffalo Board of Education, Board President, Mr. Ralph Hernandez has called a “Special Meeting” of the Board to be held in Room 801 City Hall on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the proposed Educational Partnership Organizations for the Persistently Low Achieving schools, personnel matters and other items brought forth by the Superintendent. 

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, in collaboration with the Larkin Development Group, are pleased to present an evening program titled “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future.” Additional support and sponsorship comes generously from the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carl & Carol Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College. A reception, also free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE program featuring expert speakers on Buffalo’s first manufacturing district, the innovative Larkin Company, world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building, and the future of this historic district in the twenty-first century.