For most of us, East/West Ferry is a “bridge” between the West Side and the East Side that one simply drives on to get from one side of the city to the other. In urbanist Mark Goldman’s eyes, the street is something much more than a thoroughfare. In a show of community strength, Friends of the Buffalo Story, Mayor Brown and Goldman have embarked upon a lofty initiative that will one day see the street transformed into the The Ferry Street Corridor (FSC).
If you ask Goldman, he will tell you that the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA), located just off East Ferry, is a goldmine when it comes to youthful talent in Buffalo. According to a recent release by the FSC committee, “A fabulous director named Kotler, a theater professional who moved to Buffalo just so he could work at BAPVA, is directing a student production of one of the most challenging works of American dramatic literature: A Street Car Named Desire.”
It’s these types of incredible strides being made on and around Ferry Street that helps to push Goldman toward recreating and rebranding Ferry Street to become a key player in the artistic rebirth of this city. At this point, Goldman is inviting the community to attend this special production at BAVPA on Wednesday December 17th, 2014.
“We want to invite you to a reception at the School at 6pm followed by a performance in the Black Box theater at 7pm. The school is located just off of Ferry at 450 Masten. There is a large parking lot and we are providing free valet parking. Get your complimentary ticket to this incredible event by visiting this site.” – FSC Team