MEDIA RELEASE issued June 15, 2021

"Waterfront Wednesdays - Children FREE"

* The Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration (BWHC) is pleased to announce "Waterfront Wednesdays - Children FREE," an Erie County 200 event every Wednesday afternoon this July and August, 2021.
* BWHC was created by IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025 with the Wednesday afternoon "Landmark Cruise" on the Miss Buffalo II and the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park Museum.
* Participating children (one child 12 and under per paying adult) on the  "Landmark Cruise" will also be entitled to FREE admission, when accompanied by a paying adult, to Explore & More / The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children's Museum
and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel on any Wednesday afternoon this July & August.

Dennis Galucki, BWHC Coordinator

BWHC's mission is to enhance appreciation of the beauty and sustainability of the built and natural at the Waterfront and it's vision is to help complete Olmsted's design of Buffalo's parks and parkways.

Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration is an IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025 Initiative.

IMAGINE Creating New Buffalo’s “Old Town” at Canalside
-- an "IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025" Proposal

From 1817 to 1825, the building of the Erie Canal was an amazing American STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) story.     
The canal’s terminus at Buffalo connected and helped create the America we know today.

The footprint for the Erie Canal terminus is in place with water and ice, bridges and people at Canalside.

The Bicentennial of the Erie Canal’s construction and completion has arrived - 2017 to 2025.

 Spring 2002 edition of WNY Heritage Magazine

"IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025" suggests creating “Old Town” Buffalo at Canalside.

Start with rebuilding the original 1845 Spaulding Exchange featured in the Spring 2002 WNY Heritage magazine and adjacent buildings
for stores and restaurants on the site where they were demolished in 1939 to build the Memorial Auditorium.

Fill in the hole with much needed underground parking and perhaps consider this becoming a new Exchange Station for Amtrak.
— Dennis Galucki, Founder

IMAGINE Greater Buffalo is an affiliate of the nonprofit Wellness Institute for Greater Buffalo
and a sponsor with The Center for the Study of Art & Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN)
of the Downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Tuesday Noon-Hour “IMAGINE” Lecture & Discussion Series.

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