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CNU NextGen Free Events for Tuesday

Every day this week, Buffalo Rising will feature the next day’s free, open-to-the-public events sponsored by CNU NextGen, a fellowship within the Congress for the New Urbanism, which is holding its 22nd Annual Congress in Buffalo – June 4-7th. Each day of the Congress, NextGen will be hosting social, networking, and participatory events to maximize the experience of attendees and highlight Buffalo. Here’s Tuesday’s events:
Brewery Tour & Tasting
Tuesday, June 3
3:00-5:00 PM
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St.
Break the ice with cold brewskis with the next generation of New Urbanists at the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.

Canals & Cocktails with Ray Oldenberg
Tuesday, June 3
5:00-9:00 PM
Canal District Ruins (near the Whipple Truss Bridge), Commercial Slip
Pre-game the congress at a happy hour and networking event at the “ruins” of the Canal District, a once Venetian-like waterfront neighborhood wiped away during urban renewal, and now being resurrected. Discover the restored and re-watered terminus of the Erie Canal, long buried under a parking lot. Meet special guest/presenter Ray Oldenberg, sociologist and writer of The Great Good Place, which revealed how bars, coffee shops, general stores, and other “third places” are central to local democracy and community vitality. At 7:30 pm, a free R-rated tour of the historic Canal District will be offered. The event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Story. Special thanks to CNU NextGen sponsors Lockhouse Distillery, Community Beer Works, Global Spectrum, Blackman Farms, Tops, and Consumers Beverages for helping making this event happen—and to Prish Moran, for bringing Ray Oldenberg to town!

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Written by Mike Puma

Mike Puma

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

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