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East Side Momentum Tour

Author: Shannon Coleman

The many projects currently underway in Buffalo are bringing a sense of excitement to the city and surrounding areas. Many people, however, are unaware of some of the smaller ventures that have already been happening and inspiring communities. Buffalo’s East Side, in particular, is home to numerous sites having a huge impact on the community.

On Saturday, August 8, 2015, the East Side Momentum Tour visits eight locations powered by longtime residents, newcomers, and immigrants. Project leaders will be at each stop to provide history and answer questions. The tour visits places such as a former vacant police station that Vietnamese Buddhists transformed into a temple with a meditation and prayer garden, acres of urban farms, large-scale composting by the Farmer Pirates, and gardens used by the 5th and 6th graders at City Honors for art and science classes. .

For $25, you can get an up close look at how the East Side community takes care of its residents. Be inspired and learn how even small enterprises can have huge impacts on the neighborhood. You do not want to miss this tour!

For more information on this tour, please visit

East Side Momentum Tour | Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 9am-1pm

Pickup location: Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca Street – free parking

Lead image: Chua Tu Hieu Temple (see article)


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