The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library was recently awarded a “Heart of the Community” grant by Southwest Airlines and Project for Public Spaces to develop an outdoor Reading Park (outdoor space for free activities) on an unused grass/sidewalk area next to the Downtown Central Library. Please help us plan the Reading Park by completing this brief survey.Thank you!
Join us on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 as we tour the Richardson Olmsted Campus, 444 Forest Avenue (Towers Bldg)
A historic one-hour tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus focusing on the past, present and future of the buildings. Hard hats will be provided. This tour does require walking and climbing multiple flights of stairs so for your safety, wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to wear layers and bring water & flashlights – you may get dusty. Parking is limited so carpool if possible. You will need to sign a release form to complete the tour. Tour is $15.00 for all attendees (members and non-members).
5:15 pm Registration
5:30 pm Tour Start
RSVP by August 4, 2017
For reservations by email, please contact Debbie DiMatteo at email@example.com
Please Save The Date: June 6, 2017
Join us Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. This year’s full breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am with registration starting at 7:45 am at the Tewksbury Lodge located at 249 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204
This year’s speaker will be Brandye Merriweather, Vice President Downtown Development, Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
RSVP by May 31, 2017
For more information: www.workingfordowntown.org
or call (716) 854.2314
Join us Wednesday, April 19th at Hearth + Press for Working For Downtown’s premier social event. Formerly known as Thursday’s in the City, we’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.
The event will run from 5 – 8PM .
Hearth + Press
665 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Working For Downtown
Join us Wednesday, March 15th at Papaya for Working For Downtown’s premier social event. Formerly known as Thursday’s in the City, we’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.
The event will run from 5 – 8PM and is sponsored by Allpro Parking, LLC and hosted by Working For Downtown.
118 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Can’t wait to see you there!
Guest Speaker: Douglas Love, CEO
Explore & More Children’s Museum
Douglas Love will give us an overview of the exciting plans for the new Explore & More Children’s Museum at Canalside, which will offer seven educational play zones that each tell the stories of Buffalo in unique, inspiring and interactive ways. Erie Canal Harbor Develop- ment Corporation will break ground on Explore & More’s new building in the South Aud Block of Canalside in March 2017. The Museum is expected to open downtown in late 2018.
Guest Speaker: Chief Joseph Gramaglia,
Chief of Downtown Buffalo B-District
Chief Gramaglia will give us an update on how policing in downtown Buffalo has changed over the past 20 years as downtown has changed. As our downtown focus has shifted, and in light of the pressures on law enforcement across our country, is our local law enforcement doing anything differently?
Join Working For Downtown for a tour of the Buffalo Water Authority Pumping Station. We will see how the water filtration process works and hear about the history of the steamers.
In the early 1900s colossal five story high, 60-foot steam pumps delivered water to the City of Buffalo. They were eventually replaced by smaller, but very powerful electric pumps, which are still in use. These mammoth steam pumps still sit alongside their smaller replacements and have attracted attention from pump and steam engine enthusiasts.