150th Grand Celebration Weekend

  • 150th Grand Celebration Weekend

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  • Seven Days, over 150 Hours – Celebrate your Olmsted Parks as we commemorate the 150th year since Frederick Law Olmsted came to Buffalo and forever changed the landscape of our Queen City. Don’t forget to share your Olmsted Park moments by using #Olmsted150!

    The Significance of 150 Hours of Olmsted

     In August 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted came to Buffalo to embark on his journey to conceptualize, design and build the first urban park system in North America. Celebrate Olmsted’s legacy at the events below;

    Wednesday, August 15: Aerial Photo with Volunteers and Staff

    In collaboration with HSBC USA and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s Day of Caring, 250 park volunteers and BOPC staff will gather at Riverside Park in to form a “150” layout.

    Thursday, August 16: Official Press Conference to Announce 150 Hours of Olmsted

    150 years ago on August 16, Buffalo’s William Dorsheimer invited Frederick Law Olmsted to Buffalo to inspect and design a park.

    Friday, August 17: BuffaloLIT

    On August 17 at dusk, experience BuffaloLIT at various historic landmarks throughout the Queen City!

    BuffaloLIT is made possible in collaboration with the City of Buffalo and partners, our city’s historic landmarks including City Hall, Peace bridge, Seneca One, Electric Tower, Grain Elevators and more will light up in Olmsted Orange. Prepare your cameras and share your best shots with us on social media – tag us at @bfloparks and use #Olmsted150!

    Friday, August 17: Family Movie Night at Caz Park “ANTZ”, presented by Wegmans

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