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Virtual Walk: Cazenovia Park

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Take a virtual walk around Cazenovia Park, with sunshine and bird notes.

At 83 acres, significant features of Cazenovia Park include the Crotty Casino (designed by the Buffalo firm of Esenwein & Johnson and completed in 1912) and the Shelter House (built in 1902 and restored in 2016).

Virtual Walk: Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

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Take a virtual walk around the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.

Kanazawa, Japan, has been Buffalo’s sister city since 1961, and the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park serves as a special friendship initiative between both cities. We are so grateful to have Atsuko Nishida-Mitchell, native of Kanazawa, discuss the unique aspects of our Japanese Garden.

Buffalo Cherry Blossoms Reimagined May 2, 2020

Buffalo Cherry Blossoms Reimagined


Take part in Buffalo Cherry Blossoms Reimagined by checking out our silent auction here:

If you can, please make a donation to support improvements in the Japanese Garden and the surrounding Delaware Park area. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500, thanks to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

On May 2nd, tune in to our Facebook event for a full day line-up of content, starting at 9am:


7th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – Fundraiser – CANCELLED


7th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – Agenda

Wednesday, April 29 | Festival Kick-Off | The Buffalo History Museum  |  5:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.

  • Featuring a spotlight on Japanese Culture. For one day only, there will be a Kimono Exhibition, a Kimono Fashion Show and a Japanese Folk Doll Display of a Hinadan. The Hinadan is traditionally set-up on March 3rd for Girls’ Day. The museum will have an authentic red carpeted platform with a display of dolls that represent the Emperor and Empress and their attendants in Heian Period traditional dress. You won’t want to miss this unique experience!
  • Free admission
  • Facebook event:

Thursday, April 30 | Festival Fundraiser | Lockhouse Distillery  |  5:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 — 3 | Festival Weekend | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bites for Blossoms 2020

Karma Klass 2020

Karma Klass with Yoga Parkside – POSTPONED



Join us for a Karma Klass, led by Megan Callahan of Yoga Parkside, this April!

Every Tuesday in April, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

Donate as you wish. Proceeds benefit Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks.

RSVP to Sarah Larkin at [email protected] or call (716) 838-1249, ext. 18.

Virtual Walk: Front, Columbus and Prospect Parks

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Take a virtual walk around Front, Columbus and Prospect Parks. Front Park is one of three original parks included in Olmsted’s initial plan for Buffalo’s park system.

Its chief feature was the semi-circular terrace designed to command a panoramic view of Lake Erie and the opening of the Niagara River. Here, Olmsted remarked, one could observe “a river effect such as can be seen, I believe, nowhere else — a certain quivering of the surface and a rare tone of color, the result of the crowding upward of the lake waters as they enter the deep portal of the Niagara.”