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