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CNU NextGen’s Free Events for Friday

Every day this week, Buffalo Rising will feature the 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 are today’s events, allow of which will be at the Lafayette Hotel:

Buffalo Park-In
Friday, June 6, 5:00-11:00 PM
Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.
CNU NextGen is partnering with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Upstate Chapter, to turn several on-street parking spaces at the Lafayette Hotel into pop-up parks. Construction will start at noon, with unveiling at 5 pm. Expect free tango lessons, too!

Buffalo New Urbanism Film Screening
Friday, June 6, 5:00-11:00 PM
Pan American Grill & Brewery, Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.
The inaugural New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2013 was a huge success. Audiences were provoked, inspired, and challenged to build better places for themselves and their communities. Now the festival producers are taking the show on the road with a special screening of the award winning videos of NUFF2013. The premier of “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy,” a WNED documentary on Buffalo’s park and parkway system, will be featured at 5 pm.

Pecha Kucha & Debate Night
Friday, June 6, 6:00-11:00 PM
Pan American Grill & Brewery, Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.
NextGen takes over the back room of the Pan-American Grill & Brewery for all- night pecha kucha (starts at 6 pm) and debate and discussion (starts at 8 pm). Have an idea you’d like to present? The floor is yours!

Late Show
Friday, June 6, 10:00-11:00 PM
Pan American Grill & Brewery, Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.
Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns will record his Late Show and talk up the big topics at CNU 22.

The following local sponsors have helped make CNU NextGen events happen: Buffalo CarShare/Buffalo BikeShare, Lockhouse Distillery, Community Beer Works, Consumers Beverages, Flying Bison Brewing Co., Global Spectrum, Tops, Blackman Homestead Farm, Larkin Development Group, and Liberty Hound.

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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