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150th Celebration: Olmsteducation Week

April 20, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Olmsteducation Week: Agenda

NOW – May 1 | #Olmsted150 Exhibit @ the Central Library

April 20 | Launch Party: Olmsted Parks Mobile App

  • Join the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Mayor Brown, M&T Bank and community partners to launch the official Olmsted App, complete with augmented reality attraction featuring the Quarry Garden!
  • Venue: Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • View Facebook event here

April 21 | Earth Day & #Olmsted150 Volunteer Day

April 21 & 22 | #Olmsted150 Movie Day ft. The Lorax

  • Special thanks to the North Park Theater for featuring Dr. Suess’ The Lorax! Don’t miss this exciting double feature!
  • Venue: North Park Theater1428 Hertel Ave
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. on both days

April 24 | Tree Giveaway by NYS DEC

  • Need a new tree for your landscape? Stop by the Cazenovia Park Casino to pick up a new tree!
  • Venue: Cazenovia Park Casino, Warren Spahn Way
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

April 25 – April 27 | Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable

Co-hosted by the Central Park Conservancy Institute and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Click here for more information.

April 26 | Book Signing with Frank Kowsky (and Happy 196th birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted!)

  • Happy Birthday Frederick Law Olmsted! In collaboration with the Library of American Landscape History, celebrate the father of American landscape architecture with the re-release of Frank Kowsky’s book, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System.
  • Venue: The Atrium @ Rich’s1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo, NY 14213
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • View Facebook event here

April 27 | Rooted in History, Growing our Future – What the heck is an Arboretum?!

  • Calling all historic preservationist and tree-enthusiasts, join us for an expert panel discussion on arboreta in the historic landscape, presented by Delaware North
  • The panelists are: Dr. Ned Friedman, Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum (key presenter), Lucy Lawliss, Chairwoman NAOP, Doug Blonsky, former CEO Central Park Conservancy, and Kyle Zick, landscape architect and arboretum consultant
  • Venue: Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center at Forest Lawn1990 Main St.
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • View Facebook event here

April 28 | Arbor Day Tree Work at South Park

  • April 28 will mark the 18th year local tree care companies and professional arborists volunteer their time and expertise in our Buffalo Olmsted Parks in recognition of Arbor Day
  • This year’s tree care work will take place in South Park
  • A tree will also be planted to commemorate the 150th Celebration of Olmsted in Buffalo


April 20, 2018
April 28, 2018
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