More Grain Elevator Tours Added!

Due to popular demand, the Open-Air Autobus will be available for two additional tours! "Very Big and Extremely Close: The Grain Elevator Tour" is being offered on Thursday, September 6th at 6pm (departing from the Erie Canal Basin near the Hatch restaurant), and Saturday, September 8th at 4pm, in conjunction with the free event CITY of NIGHT. For this tour, the bus will depart from 590 Ohio Street, at the intersection of Childs Street in the Old First Ward. $20 per seat, $16/members, $5/children under 12.

Additionally, historical walking tours will be offered during CITY of NIGHT at 5pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm, for $10. They will be led by extremely knowledgable and entertaining docents who care deeply about Buffalo's industrial heritage. You'll get to glimpse areas of the grain elevators that will be off-limits to the public during the event! 
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CITY of NIGHT is a first-time event taking place in and around the Marine A and Perot Grain Elevators, as well as the old Malt House. The event is free to attend, and will celebrate Buffalo's art, history, culture, and sustainability. A bike valet will be available, as will art installations, live music, artisan vendors, cultural and environmental groups, kayak rides, beer/wine, food trucks, and performance art inside the elevators. At midnight, a historically-themed performance by PROJEX, an audio-visual DJ, will be accompanied by projections on the grain elevators, and a community mural being unfurled from the top of Marine A. More info at: CITY of NIGHT

Call (716)240-9621 to reserve your spot on the tours by credit card. You can pay cash the day-of, but as these tours are very popular, they may sell out before then. 

Rally for Prospect Hill, Part II

The Campaign for Greater Buffalo presents an informational session on Historic Prospect Hill and a rally to fight the unjust and secretive expansion of the Peace Bridge Plaza and its "Tax-Evasion Mega-Mart", the Duty-free shop. Learn the fascinating histories of the neighborhood and buildings, the latest on the lawsuit to stop the demolition of Historic Busti Row, and how you can be a part of this important resistance movement!

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Campaign's 2008 Holiday Meet-up Dec. 16 at Legendary Lafayette Tap Room

Holiday party 2008 obverse  The Campaign for Greater Buffalo's 2008 Holiday Meet-up will take place on Tuesday, December 16 from 6-8pm in one of Buffalo's greatest bar spaces, the Lafayette Tap Room. Built about a century ago in an early addition to Louise Bethune's Hotel Lafayette, the Tap Room has 16-foot-high ceilings and is adorned by a mounted Buffalo (bison) head that is certainly itself a Buffalo landmark. The event is free for Campaign members and $10 for friends. At 8, acoustic blues performer Fritz the Cat takes the stage at the front of the barroom

Buffalo's hometown craft brewer, Flying Bison, will be providing seasonal brews and finger foods will be served. The Tap Room will have its full menu of hearty tavern fare available for those wishing a sit-down dinner in the commodious dining room.

In addition to the usual socializing and scintillating conversation, there will be updates on various preservation issues, including the Fruitbelt, Prospect Hill, and the Richardson.

For more info, call The Campaign at 854-3749, or e-mail us at [email protected]

Campaign looking for volunteers

The Campaign for Greater Buffalo always has some hands-on work to do related to various preservation and charcter development projects. Right now we could use volunteers for simple construction projects in the office and at Boathouse Park in North Tonawanda. You'd have to have your own tools. Call Tim at the office if you have carpentry skills: 884-3138. Also, we need help around the office and in the field on a set schedule for about 20 hours a week. You'd need a car. We pay expenses and eternal gratitude.