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Nature Strikes a Pose

Nature Strikes a Pose

Capture Mother Nature with your camera as she strikes an ephemeral pose! The Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve wants your photographic entry for their 2012 PHOTO CONTEST. Photos taken at Tifft between September 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012 by amateur photographers 16 years and older may be submitted. The annual contest will showcase the natural beauty and historic reclamation of Tifft Nature Preserve, a 264-acre urban nature refuge operated by the Buffalo Museum of Science and dedicated to conservation and environmental education.

Tifft is rich with photographic opportunities all year long! Wildlife abounds as nature once again claims ownership over the previously industrialized property. Color, light, and life compose a new masterpiece at every moment. You just have to capture it! Gather your Tifft photos of the past twelve months or come out and snap some new ones. Then give us your best shot (or shots) for this year’s PHOTO CONTEST!

Family Snowshoe Hike

Family Snowshoe Hike

 

Bring the family to stretch their legs and see what Tifft is like in the wintertime. We’ll end by having a warm drink in Tifft’s cabin. *Snowshoeing is weather permitting.

Winter Trails Day Celebration

Winter Trails Day Celebration

 

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Please join us Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7-10 p.m. for a free public reception to celebrate the opening of three solo exhibitions featuring new work by Chicago-based drawing/collage artist Megan Greene, Buffalo-based mixed media artist Esther Neisen, and Brooklyn-based painter Balint Zsako.

Artist talks @ 7 p.m.

Live bossa nova by Christian Campos @ 8-10 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.
Exhibition runs through March 10, 2012.
 

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

Work Your Spirit and Stretch Your Soul at Healing Waters

Work Your Spirit and Stretch Your Soul at Healing Waters

On Saturday morning, I opened my eyes to the early sunlight, stretched my arms, my legs, and my back – waited for the cracks to ripple through my joints in all the tight places, and then got out of bed to greet the day. I put on a comfortable cotton shirt and my favorite yoga pants, found my flip flops, and packed my yoga mat into my Corolla. With the radio on, I backed out my driveway, and danced in my seat to Marron 5’s “Good Life” as my Corolla and I cruised through the open back roads of the Southtowns to the Healing Waters Yoga Studio in East Aurora.

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.