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4th Saturday West Side Bike Tour 2019

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Rich Products and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy presents the 4th Saturday West Side Bike Tour!

Explore Olmsted’s Buffalo West Side ON YOUR BIKE this summer! Tour stops include Front Park, Symphony Circle and Days Park.

To ensure a great experience for every bike attendee, each bike tour is capped at 15 participants.

TOUR DATES
May 25 – led by Helen Brady, docent
June 22 – led by Brian Dold, Director of Advocacy and Planning
July 27 – tour guide TBD
August 24 – led by Helen Brady, docent
September 28 – tour guide TBD

TOUR TIME
Bike tour begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. and goes to 4:00 p.m.

MEETING POINT (TENTATIVE)
Tour departs from the Rich Products parking lot at Breckenridge and Niagara Street, 1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo, NY 14213 (Free parking is available at the lot)

TICKET PRICE PER PERSON PER TOUR
Individual Ticket: $10.00
PARKners 50% off! Use the coupon code PARKNER before checking out. PARKners are donors who have donated a minimum of $35 to the Conservancy in the past year.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

View Facebook Event!

For any questions, please contact Sarah, PR and Events Coordinator, at Sarah@bfloparks.org or call 716-838-1249, ext. 18.

KaBOOM! Playground Build Week

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Help build a playground with BlueCross BlueShield, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, KaBOOM! and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy!

Project Information

Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability.

Please note: All youth under the legal working age for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the playground construction areas.

Build Day opportunities for youth

  • 0–4 year olds must be accompanied by a parent during a Build Day. Parents are welcome to work with their children on community organized kids’ activities (e.g. relay races, face painting and other games).​
  • 5 to legal working age can participate in special projects to make the playground site a welcoming community space (e.g. painting mural boards and stepping stones for pathways, writing thank you notes for volunteers), which will be organized as part of kids’ activities.
  • Legal working age to 17 year olds who are supervised by a parent, can help with playground equipment assembly and site improvement projects such as murals, gardens, and painting all outside of the playground construction zone (the flat dirt surface with holes dug for the playground structure).

All children on the build site, regardless of age, will need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 175 N. Parade Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them.

What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.

Build Site Rules: All participants must comply with the following practices. These rules have been established and agreed upon to ensure the safety, comfort and respect for all involved. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal from the project.

  • Work together, treat everyone with respect and use family-friendly, inclusive language
  • Report any unsafe or inappropriate behavior to on-site staff
  • Please comply with all requests from on-site staff
  • Follow all safety guidelines
  • Only pre-approved power tools are permitted
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Youth may not participate in areas of active construction
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs
  • The use or carry of firearms is prohibited *with the exception of certified, active officers
  • Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

Build Week Schedule

Delivery Day: Monday, September 16, 2019 | 15 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 1:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 50 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 2: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 40 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed

Prep Day 3: Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 25 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • TBD – All prep work completed

Build Day: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 200 volunteers are needed

  • 6:30 AM – Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM – Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

KaBOOM! Playground Build Week

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Help build a playground with BlueCross BlueShield, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, KaBOOM! and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy!

Project Information

Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability.

Please note: All youth under the legal working age for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the playground construction areas.

Build Day opportunities for youth

  • 0–4 year olds must be accompanied by a parent during a Build Day. Parents are welcome to work with their children on community organized kids’ activities (e.g. relay races, face painting and other games).​
  • 5 to legal working age can participate in special projects to make the playground site a welcoming community space (e.g. painting mural boards and stepping stones for pathways, writing thank you notes for volunteers), which will be organized as part of kids’ activities.
  • Legal working age to 17 year olds who are supervised by a parent, can help with playground equipment assembly and site improvement projects such as murals, gardens, and painting all outside of the playground construction zone (the flat dirt surface with holes dug for the playground structure).

All children on the build site, regardless of age, will need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 175 N. Parade Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them.

What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.

Build Site Rules: All participants must comply with the following practices. These rules have been established and agreed upon to ensure the safety, comfort and respect for all involved. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal from the project.

  • Work together, treat everyone with respect and use family-friendly, inclusive language
  • Report any unsafe or inappropriate behavior to on-site staff
  • Please comply with all requests from on-site staff
  • Follow all safety guidelines
  • Only pre-approved power tools are permitted
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Youth may not participate in areas of active construction
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs
  • The use or carry of firearms is prohibited *with the exception of certified, active officers
  • Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

Build Week Schedule

Delivery Day: Monday, September 16, 2019 | 15 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 1:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 50 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 2: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 40 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed

Prep Day 3: Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 25 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • TBD – All prep work completed

Build Day: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 200 volunteers are needed

  • 6:30 AM – Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM – Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

KaBOOM! Playground Build Week

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Help build a playground with BlueCross BlueShield, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, KaBOOM! and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy!

Project Information

Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability.

Please note: All youth under the legal working age for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the playground construction areas.

Build Day opportunities for youth

  • 0–4 year olds must be accompanied by a parent during a Build Day. Parents are welcome to work with their children on community organized kids’ activities (e.g. relay races, face painting and other games).​
  • 5 to legal working age can participate in special projects to make the playground site a welcoming community space (e.g. painting mural boards and stepping stones for pathways, writing thank you notes for volunteers), which will be organized as part of kids’ activities.
  • Legal working age to 17 year olds who are supervised by a parent, can help with playground equipment assembly and site improvement projects such as murals, gardens, and painting all outside of the playground construction zone (the flat dirt surface with holes dug for the playground structure).

All children on the build site, regardless of age, will need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 175 N. Parade Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them.

What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.

Build Site Rules: All participants must comply with the following practices. These rules have been established and agreed upon to ensure the safety, comfort and respect for all involved. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal from the project.

  • Work together, treat everyone with respect and use family-friendly, inclusive language
  • Report any unsafe or inappropriate behavior to on-site staff
  • Please comply with all requests from on-site staff
  • Follow all safety guidelines
  • Only pre-approved power tools are permitted
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Youth may not participate in areas of active construction
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs
  • The use or carry of firearms is prohibited *with the exception of certified, active officers
  • Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

Build Week Schedule

Delivery Day: Monday, September 16, 2019 | 15 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 1:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 50 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 2: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 40 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed

Prep Day 3: Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 25 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • TBD – All prep work completed

Build Day: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 200 volunteers are needed

  • 6:30 AM – Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM – Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

KaBOOM! Playground Build Week

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Help build a playground with BlueCross BlueShield, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, KaBOOM! and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy!

Project Information

Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability.

Please note: All youth under the legal working age for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the playground construction areas.

Build Day opportunities for youth

  • 0–4 year olds must be accompanied by a parent during a Build Day. Parents are welcome to work with their children on community organized kids’ activities (e.g. relay races, face painting and other games).​
  • 5 to legal working age can participate in special projects to make the playground site a welcoming community space (e.g. painting mural boards and stepping stones for pathways, writing thank you notes for volunteers), which will be organized as part of kids’ activities.
  • Legal working age to 17 year olds who are supervised by a parent, can help with playground equipment assembly and site improvement projects such as murals, gardens, and painting all outside of the playground construction zone (the flat dirt surface with holes dug for the playground structure).

All children on the build site, regardless of age, will need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 175 N. Parade Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them.

What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.

Build Site Rules: All participants must comply with the following practices. These rules have been established and agreed upon to ensure the safety, comfort and respect for all involved. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal from the project.

  • Work together, treat everyone with respect and use family-friendly, inclusive language
  • Report any unsafe or inappropriate behavior to on-site staff
  • Please comply with all requests from on-site staff
  • Follow all safety guidelines
  • Only pre-approved power tools are permitted
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Youth may not participate in areas of active construction
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs
  • The use or carry of firearms is prohibited *with the exception of certified, active officers
  • Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

Build Week Schedule

Delivery Day: Monday, September 16, 2019 | 15 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 1:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 50 volunteers are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 2: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 40 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed

Prep Day 3: Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 25 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • TBD – All prep work completed

Build Day: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 200 volunteers are needed

  • 6:30 AM – Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM – Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sign up as a volunteer here: http://bit.ly/mlkplaygroundvolunteer

FLO Gala 2019

17th Frederick Law Olmsted Gala & Afterparty for the Parks

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17th Frederick Law Olmsted Gala and Afterparty for the Parks at Cazenovia Park’s Baseball Bowl

Click here to purchase tickets, tables or make a donation!

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
Place: Cazenovia Park Baseball Bowl, Warren Spahn Way, Seneca Street Entrance
Time: 6:00 p.m. — Gala, 8:00 p.m. — Afterparty
Gala Co-Chairs: Pete Scarcello, Katie and Jake Schneider, and Suzanne Shatzel

GALA DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

6:00 P.M. | Champagne welcome as dinner guests arrive | Silent Auction
7:30 P.M. | Presentation of the Frederick Law Olmsted Award — Honoring Linda Pellegrino | Live Auction
8:00 P.M. | Gourmet dinner served, provided by Salvatore’s Catering

AFTERPARTY FOR THE PARKS | View Facebook Event here!

8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. | Afterparty includes late-night nibbles and dessert | Live music and dancing with Steve Balesteri and the Uptown Sound | Silent Auction | Open bar

TICKET PRICES | Click here to purchase tickets, tables or make a donation.

$225 for each Individual Ticket | Includes Dinner & Afterparty
$2,000 for each Gala Table of 8 | Includes Dinner & Afterparty for 8
$75 for Afterparty Access Only (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)

GALA AND AFTERPARTY ATTIRE

Blue denim and diamonds – dressy jeans and party attire to dine and dance with friends!

COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

20 CARAT | Aaron Siegel
10 CARAT | South District Councilman Christopher P. Scanlon
6-7-8 CLUB | BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York | M&T Bank | Rich Products | Wegmans
DIAMOND | Hodgson Russ LLP | NOCO | Salvatore’s Hospitality | Katie & Jake Schneider
DENIM | Ellicott Development | HUNT Real Estate Corporation | Jack O’Donnell | Ms. Pam Jacobs
FLOMINGO | Harmac Medical Products | Greenleaf & Company | Hook and Ladder Development | Lawley | National Grid | Phillips Lytle LLP | Uniland Development Company | Wynne Creative Group
TABLE | Amy Abrahamson | EduKids | Delaware North | Mary & Paul DiBenedetto | Judy Dean and Janis Dunworth | Councilmember Joel Feroleto | Dennis Horrigan | Mary Ann & Bob Kresse | A. Norman Lewin MD | Annie & Lee McCune | Dave McIntyre | Betsy and Jock Mitchell | Moog Inc. | Corinne & Victor Rice | The Terrace at Delaware Park | YourCare Health Plan

As of August 29, 2019

Bike Tour_FB Event_Apr 19_FINAL

4th Saturday West Side Bike Tour 2019

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Click here to purchase your tickets!

View Facebook Event here!

Rich Products and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy presents the 4th Saturday West Side Bike Tour!

Explore Olmsted’s Buffalo West Side ON YOUR BIKE this summer! Tour stops include Front Park, Symphony Circle and Days Park.

To ensure a great experience for every bike attendee, each bike tour is capped at 15 participants.

TOUR DATES
May 25 – led by Helen Brady, docent
June 22 – led by Brian Dold, Director of Advocacy and Planning
July 27 – tour guide TBD
August 24 – led by Helen Brady, docent
September 28 – tour guide TBD

TOUR TIME
Bike tour begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. and goes to 4:00 p.m.

MEETING POINT (TENTATIVE)
Tour departs from the Rich Products parking lot at Breckenridge and Niagara Street, 1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo, NY 14213 (Free parking is available at the lot)

TICKET PRICE PER PERSON PER TOUR
Individual Ticket: $10.00
PARKners 50% off! Use the coupon code PARKNER before checking out. PARKners are donors who have donated a minimum of $35 to the Conservancy in the past year.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

View Facebook Event!

For any questions, please contact Sarah, PR and Events Coordinator, at Sarah@bfloparks.org or call 716-838-1249, ext. 18.