FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A New Family Fun Film Set Free for All to Enjoy
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. to conduct a brand new summer film set at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park. The first film, Shrek, is scheduled to screen on Monday, July 10, 2017, and the second film, Bee Movie, is scheduled on Monday, August 14, 2017. Both films will begin at dusk and are weather dependent.
The BOPC is proud to collaborate with Wegmans Food Market, Inc. on this fun new initiative in Delaware Park, with the focus on family bonding and community outreach. Viewers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or low portable chairs. Audio Visual support is being serviced in partnership with Shakespeare in the Park’s technicians, and the projection screen used is being loaned by the Parkside Community Association.
Wegmans additionally sponsors the walking and audio history tours of the Japanese Garden at Delaware Park, and will be featuring special guided tours during Garden Walk week on both the 29th and 30th of July.
Please refer to the BOPC’s Facebook (facebook.com/bfloparks) and/or Twitter (twitter.com/bfloparks) pages for more information on the Wegmans supporting sponsorships and events, and stay tuned to those social outlets as well should the weather be a question on the day of movie screening.
For more information on any of these events, please visit bfloparks.org/delaware.
About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted more than 148 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public-private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America and The Guardian named the Olmsted park system as one of the best park systems in the world. bfloparks.wpengine.com
The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes:
Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway
Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond
Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony