[Another] “Street Design Book” Run / 7:45am – 8:45am @ Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.
Experience Buffalo at street level. Join Victor Dover and John Simmerman on a morning run around Buffalo!
Rookie Developers Meetup/Breakfast / 8am – 9am @ Brawler’s Back-Alley Deli [Google Maps]
Join us for a gathering of developers and aspiring developers interested in building smaller scale/incremental urban projects. Rookies, come and find a mentor, expand your network, and reduce your learning curve! Seasoned developers, come and help rookies avoid your mistakes.
Five Points + / 11am – 3pm @ Five Points (Rhode Island St and West Utica St.) [Google Maps]
“Five Points +” neighborhood stakeholders, business owners, and concerned citizens will leverage tactical urbanism to traffic calm a dangerous, problematic intersection. Expect a street party, art, chalk, and greenery, to boot! Peatónito, Mexico City’s masked pedestrian revolutionary, will be a participant!
Lunch at the Roycroft / 12:15pm – 3:15pm / Departs from Convention Center
Elbert Hubbard, the marketing genius of the Larkin Co., took early retirement and founded Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts-inspired colony of artists and artisans in East Aurora, south of Buffalo, in 1895. Eventually numbering over 500, his followers built a number of Roycroft buildings, including an inn, powerhouse, and several workshops. This tour takes us directly to the Roycroft Inn, magnificently restored and filled with Arts and Crafts furniture, decorative fixtures, and murals. A reasonably-priced lunch will be available (tour and transportation cost does not include meal). Cost is $40.
Tour de Neglect / 12:30-2:30 PM / Departs from Lafayette Hotel @ 391 Washington St
Activist, blogger, and photographer David Torke will give the Tour de Neglect, which will guide cyclists across the oceanic devastation of Buffalo’s East Side. Starting and ending at bookends of hope, with chapters on change in between, the Tour de Neglect will include all the scandal of the Tour de France without its spandex and champagne. This tour should come with a warning label: “May inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage.” The Tour de Neglect will include stops at St. Ann’s Church, Wilson Street Farm, Buffalo Central Terminal, William Simon brewery, Sacred Heart Church, and Larkin Power House. Two dozen bicycles will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An optional lunch will follow at a to-be-disclosed location. The tour is free.
Kickball Tournament / 2:30pm (2 games each) @ JFK Recreational Center – Google Maps here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/JFK+Recreation+Centeremail@example.com,-78.8612492,503m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xc87a162630848aa
Join NextGen for the First Annual CNU NextGen Kickball Tournament. Sign up here.