Play Streets is coming to the West Side on Saturday August 17, 2013. On that day, Massachusetts Avenue will be closed to traffic between 18th Street and Shields Avenue (12pm-4pm). For four hours neighborhood families and visitors to the Play Streets zone will be able to play unobstructed in a way that will hopefully open people’s minds to the benefits of creating designated areas within neighborhoods where healthy activities flourish. Play Streets helps to organize activities, but it also encourages people to go outside and rediscover the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Thanks to BlueCross and BlueShield of WNY, Play Streets offers soccer games, climbing walls, music, games, sport stations, nutritious eating, Hula hooping, yoga workshops, and even workshops on urban gardening. People are encouraged to bike, skate, walk and run… as they should every day of the week.
Buffalo is one of only 10 U.S. cities hosting the Play Streets program this year.
There will be one remaining Play Street event on September 7, 2013 in the Promise Neighborhood.
August 17, 2013 – Massachusetts Avenue 12 p.m. – 4
September 7, 2013 – Westminster Avenue 12 p.m. -4