Olmsted Parks Summer 2019 Events

Summer 2019 Olmsted Parks

There is something for Everyone in your Olmsted Parks this Summer — Download a PDF of the Summer 2019 Poster here!

Special thanks to our 2019 Sponsors for making this events calendar possible: Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Delaware North, M&T Bank, Rich Products, Wegmans and YourCare Health Plan

Olmsted Day Ballpark June 19

Olmsted Day at the Ballpark | Sahlen Field | June 19

Special thanks to Buffalo Bisons for their support!

June 19th is Olmsted Day at Sahlen Field … and also DOG DAY at the ballpark! Watch the Buffalo Bisons vs. Indianapolis Indians with your furry friend! Tickets available at $16 each, portion of sales benefit the Conservancy. All pups get in free with owner’s ticket, and first 2,000 fans will receive a Dog Bag Dispenser.

Event Details
June 19, 2019 at Sahlen Field, Griffin Plaza, 1 James D, Buffalo, NY 14203
Gates open at 6 p.m. | Pre-game (Dog) Parade begins at 6:20 p.m. | First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

For inquiries or to buy your tickets via phone, please email Sarah@bfloparks.org or call 716-838-1249, ext. 18.

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2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake | Delaware Park | May – August

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, M&T Bank.

From great white and blue herons to the site of the long-gone Spirehead Gazebo, there are many features to discover in Delaware Park. 2019 walking tour dates are May 11, June 8, July 13  and August 10.

$10 per ticket. PARKners enjoy 50% off! Use the coupon code PARKNER before checking out. PARKners are donors who have donated $35 or more to the Conservancy in the past year.

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4th Saturday West Side Bike Tour | May – August

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Rich Products.

Explore Olmsted’s West Side on your bike this summer! 2019 tour dates are May 25, June 22, July 27 and August 24. All bike tours are 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

$10 per ticket. PARKners enjoy 50% off! Use the coupon code PARKNER before checking out. PARKners are donors who have donated $35 or more to the Conservancy in the past year.

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Splish Splash Summer Bash | MLK Jr. Park | June 29

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

Kick off the summer holidays with splash pad fun and free activities at MLK Jr. Park!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: MLK Jr. Park Splash Pad and Casino
Event highlights: Face-painting, Balloon art and more!

Riverside Park

Roll Call at Riverside Park | August 16

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, YourCare Healthplan.

On Friday, August 16, 6:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.: Kick off the start of the school with a fun evening at Riverside Park! FREE family-friendly activities starting at 6:00 p.m., and capping the night off with an outdoor movie night featuring School of Rock. Film begins at dusk.

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Family Movie Nights | August 9 – 23

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Wegmans

2019 Family Movie Nights at Cazenovia Park, Delaware Park and Front Park is an outdoor film series that is family-friendly and FREE for all to enjoy. All film screenings begin at DUSK.

August 9 at Cazenovia Park | Film: Mary Poppins Returns

PG | 2018 Fantasy/Adventure | 2h 10m | Cazenovia Park: between the Caz Casino and flag pole | Parking is available along Warren Spahn Way | Rain Location: Inside the Cazenovia Park Casino

August 19 at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park | Film: Christopher Robin

PG | 2018 | Drama/Fantasy | 1h 43m | Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park: by the Rose Garden and Marcy Casino | Parking is available along Lincoln Parkway | Rain Location: At the tent area of The Terrace at Delaware Park

August 23 at Front Park | Film: Coco

PG | 2017 | Fantasy/Mystery | 1h 49m | Soccer Field in Front Park | Parking is available at the parking lot by the Perry Monument inside Front Park | Rain Location: TBD

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Row Hoyt Lake | Delaware Park | Open Daily Weather Dependent

In partnership with the Buffalo Maritime Center

Enjoy a boat ride at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. Boat rentals are $10 per boat ride, and FREE for Olmsted PARKners. Daily operation hours are:

Monday to Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 1 hour before sunset
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 1 hour before sunset
Rental location: By The Terrace at Delaware Park and Hoyt Lake, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222 (Parking is available along Lincoln Parkway)

This activity is WEATHER DEPENDENT. Please call ahead to make sure boat rentals are available. For any inquiries, contact Paul Koessler at 716-227-0333.

Past Events

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6th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Kick-Off | The Buffalo History Museum | May 1

Featuring a presentation about the Japanese Pavilion of the Pan-American Exposition, kimono fashion show, and more! FREE for all to attend.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 5:o0 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216

The Terrace in Delaware Park

6th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Fundraiser | The Terrace at Delaware Park | May 2

Tickets on sale now at $40 per person or $70 per couple

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Terrace at Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222
Event highlights: Open bar, hors d’oeuvre, wine pull, silent auction

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6th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Weekend | May 4 – 5

Free activities available at The Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Garden in Delaware Park all weekend

Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019
Activities available between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Japanese Garden is open from dawn to dusk
Place: 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216

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Have inquiries?

Please contact Sarah at (716) 838-1249, ext. 18 or email Sarah@bfloparks.org.