Join us on Wednesday, September 13th for a walk at CanalSide. A representative from Erie County Harbor Development will give us a tour of the site and the history of the space and the projects in progress. We will meet at the BFLO Harbor Kayak rental kiosk (1 Naval Park Cove). Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30.
5:15 pm Registration
5:30 pm Tour Start
RSVP by September 12, 2017
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Guest Speaker: Tim Clark, Film Commissioner
Buffalo Niagara Film Commission
Tim Clark will speak to the efforts made to attract producers and directors to the Western New York region. Wide economic impact occurs when a film selects Buffalo as a set location.
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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?
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Christian Campos, President of TM Montante Development
Christian Campos will present the development plans for the Gates Circle Redevelopment Project and explain how the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital site is being transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use urban district. Gates Circle is a key connection point in the City of Buffalo. It is part of the historic Delaware Park-Front Park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is located in close proximity to vibrant commercial districts and cultural amenities.
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Guest Speakers: Stuart Harper – City Mission, Marylou Borowiak – Food Bank of WNY, Thomas Lynch – Goodwill, Tara Ellis – Meals on Wheels
Representatives from the City Mission, Food Bank of WNY, Goodwill and Meals on Wheels will give background information on their respective organizations, their missions, and relate how the community can become involved in their charities.
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Michael Schmand, Executive Director
Mike will give us an update on Buffalo Place and the activities they are involved with from Cars Sharing Main Street, Queen City Social, increased operations, planning, the Ranger Program and the positive changes that are taking place in our downtown.
This Talk is located in the Collections Gallery Conference Room on the second floor.
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Take a walking tour of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and see the incredible growth and development of the hospitals, research and education institutions that have collaborated to create this world-class medical campus. We will conclude the walking tour of the Medical Campus with a cocktail reception at 6:30 hosted by the BNMC’s Innovation Center, the largest business incubator in Buffalo currently serving more than 100 private sector and not-for-profit companies. The IC is home to a range of growing start-ups utilizing office and wet lab space, including “dig,” its dynamic co-working and event space, and the 43North incubator and the Z80 technology accelerator. Tour participants will get a unique opportunity to experience this vibrant Campus and see first-hand the people and organizations working together to change our city’s future.
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Conventus is a gateway for connecting and collaborating, and a cornerstone for development on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and will be connected via walkway to both the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and the new University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In its development of this facility, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation (CREC) has taken important steps to put the building’s tenants, the City of Buffalo, and the BNMC in a leadership position in the medical community regionally.
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Public Art in Buffalo – Why and Where
Aaron Ott – Curator of Public Art – Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative is an innovative partnership between the Albright-Knox, Erie County and the City of Buffalo. It was established to enhance the shared sense of place and cultural identity in the urban and suburban landscapes of Western New York. Join WFD in hearing Aaron discuss the various projects of the Public Art Initiative in the Western New York area like Shark Girl and Silent Poets which are both located at Canalside and learn what the future holds for the Public Art Initiative.
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