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Nina Leo: 'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Nina Leo:  'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Please join us Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. for a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Nina Leo.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Urban Architecture

Part One of a terrific five-part series called "Adventures in Buffaloland" that was produced a few years back by local director John Piaget and featuing local preservationist Tim Tielman. Really spells out the difference good urban planning and architecture can make in the health of a city. You can see the rest of the series at the True Blue Buffalo website.

Director: John Paget

Host: Tim Tielman, Campaign for Greater Buffalo 

 

Art ... What Does It Mean?

Art ... What Does It Mean?

New public art installation at Canalside. Wax poetic in the comments section below.

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday
  • Buffalo's Hidden treasure are the Holly Steam Pumps at the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station on Porter Ave. Built by the Holly Manufacturing Co., Buffalo N.Y. in 1914. They still exist today in their original configuration complete and intact. The five engines each stand 60 ft. tall and weigh in at 1,100 tons apiece and are capable of pumping up to 30,000,000 million gallons per day each. They were the largest engines ever built by the Holly Company. They operated, pumping Buffalo's water till about 1980.  The building itself is magnificent with its large arched windows, tile walls, iron railings and street lights lining the balcony.

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

ECHDC Authorizes Funding for Naval Park Bistro

ECHDC Authorizes Funding for Naval Park Bistro

A Statement Released by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

Updates provided on Request for Proposals for public art using the Skyway and Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator and efforts on the Outer Harbor

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) today agreed to provide funding to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park for the construction of a restaurant on the ground floor and patio of the Naval Museum. The funding will consist of $182,000 with a 10 percent reserve used for construction contingency and will not exceed $200,000. The money will be used for capital improvements, such as improvements to plumbing, electrical, fixtures and HVAC systems.

Friends of Harmony Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will be performing its fourth and final free concert of the summer aboard the USS Little Rock at the Naval Park along the Buffalo waterfront on September 7th at 7:30PM. 

The show is packed with American classics sung in 4 part harmony.  A complete set is devoted to the brave men and women who continue to keep America safe both at home and abroad.   Plenty of covered seating is available.