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BN360 Happy Hour for Olmsted Parks

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It’s time for the Summer’s 1st Happy Hour for a Cause hosted by Canisius College, benefitting the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

All proceeds go directly to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, so you can feel good about throwing back – because you’ll be giving back. There is also the bonus of making new connections with like-minded young professionals in a laidback environment.

Date/Time/Location:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Westin Buffalo (Courtyard)
250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

About the Charity:
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), is a community organization that promotes, preserves, restores, enhances and ensures maintenance of Olmsted Parks and Parkways in the greater Buffalo area to guarantee Olmsted park experiences for current and future generations.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire historic urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles.

All money raised during Happy Hour will go directly to the The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to support their work.

Tickets:
Open to members & non-members – Bring a friend!
$15 pre-sale | $20 day of

Purchase your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bn360-happy-hour-for-olmsted-parks-tickets-45762326350

Includes light appetizers. Cash bar will be available.

Please Note: Refunds are accepted up to 48 hours before the event. After that refunds will not be accepted.

OLMSTED EVENT: West Side Bike Tour

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Presented by Rich Products, we are excited to bring back the West Side Bike Tour — a historical bike tour series.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Date: June 23, 2018
Meeting place: Rich Products, 1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo, NY 14213, meet at the parking lot at Breckenridge Street and Niagara Street. Click here to view a map.
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price:
$10 per cyclist per bike tour
BOPC members get 50% discount. Use coupon code: BOPCMEMBER at checkout.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate

Tour guide:
Brian Dold, Director of Planning & Advocacy

How long is the tour?
About 7.0 miles

Rules:
All participants must be 16 years and older.
All participants must bring your own bike and helmet.
All participants must bring your own water.
All participants MUST sign a Waiver of Liability form
Each bike tour is limited to 20 participants.

View Facebook Event – West Side Bike Tour on June 23

Click here to view/download the Audio/Bike tour map.

For any inquiries, please contact Zhi Phua at [email protected] or call 716-838-1249, ext. 31.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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OLMSTED EVENT: 2nd Saturday Walking Tour

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From great white and great blue herons to the site of the long-gone Spire Head gazebo, there are many features to discover in Delaware Park.

Fans of “Gala Water,” as the lake was originally called, are invited to view its sights and learn its history and lore during the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 2nd Saturday Walking Tours Around Hoyt Lake.

Two 90-minute tours will depart from the grand staircase at Lincoln Pkwy and Hoyt Lake.

To ensure a great experience for every attendee, each walking tour is capped at 10 participants.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tour Times:
Morning tour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon tour: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Point:
Tour departs from the grand staircase at Lincoln Pkwy and Hoyt Lake
199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222

Tour Guide:
Jim Mendola, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Volunteer Archivist

Tickets:
BOPC Members: $5
Non-BOPC Members: $10

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please Note: We will not be issuing physical tickets. Please check-in with your name prior to the walking tour you purchased. All proceeds to benefit the Conservancy.

Other Walking Tour Dates: July 14, August 11, September 8

For Inquiries: Please contact Zhi Phua at [email protected] or call 716-838-1249, ext. 31.

This Walking Tour Series is Presented by:

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How to Kick It this Summer: FootGolf in Delaware Park

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AS A YOUNG KID, MY PARENTS SIGNED ME UP FOR THE TYPICAL HOUSE LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM, HOPING THAT I WOULD BLOSSOM INTO A FUTURE ALEX MORGAN OR HOPE SOLO. UNFORTUNATELY, SOCCER NEVER PROVED TO BE MY CALLING.

My dad, who was a high school soccer coach at the time, put me through camps and clinics believing that I’d eventually find the love of the game. My mom utilized bribery to try and get me to get involved; she told me she’d give me $20 if I scored a goal at any point in the season. Read More