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Mapping out a Pay Streets on Massachusetts

From noon to 4pm today, the Play Streets program will be turning Massachusetts Avenue between 18th Street and Shields Avenue into a car-free zone, dedicated to promoting healthy living. BlueCross and BlueShield of Western New York and Partnership for a Healthier America have even come up with a fun map, showcasing all of the activities that will be going on. This will be the fourth time that Play Streets has taken over a neighborhood this summer. Each time the combined activities are designed to engage families in the neighborhood where residents are encouraged to arrive to the event by foot, bike or skateboard.

According to organizers, today’s Play Street will feature a Buffalo Fire Department fire truck, chalk artists, a rock-climbing wall, bands including Randall and the Late Night Scandals and the Eric Van Houten Band, a water-themed obstacle course, Verve Dance Company, face painting, a water relay race, an infused water station, soccer games, and hop scotch (among other activities). Featured this week will be the R&R BBQ food truck with discounted healthy food.

Buffalo is one of only 10 U.S. cities hosting the Play Streets program this year.

WHEN:            Saturday, August 17, 2013, noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE:          Massachusetts Avenue between 18th Street and Shields Avenue



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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