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Updated: PARK(ing) Day is Here Again!

The Pop In has just informed me that Friday (September 18) is PARK(ing) Day! This is the day when creative and socially conscious businesses dedicate their parking spots to artistic endeavors. Some businesses turn their parking spots into places where people can read, or sit and relax, or sip a coffee, or even debate. It’s a real trip to see all of the creative ways that business owners express themselves.

Buffalo will be joining cities the world over to participate in this annual event. Think of these parking spots as blank canvases, to do inspirational projects that project the worth of “one parking spot with a car” as opposed to a socially engaged installation that captivates the imaginations of passersby.

“We’ll be teaming up with an interactive project called “The World We Want” to make Grant Street a celebration of self-reflection,” Jason Clement of The Pop In told me. “Join us from 10 AM – 4 PM right in front of the storefront (218 Grant Street) to take part. We’ll have Buffalove t-shirts on hand, and we hear Sweetness 7 will be outside getting everyone totally wired with pour overs. See you then!”

And this just in from Dana Saylor:

Buffalo’s parklets for September 18th, 2015 include:

“Confluence: Collision of Form” an expansion of an art show up at WNY Book Arts Center, Washington and Mohawk Streets- by Dana Saylor.

“Cities are for Everyone”, a public parklet for all ages, hosted by Daniel Seiders and Crystal Surdyk at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus parking lot, 640 Ellicott Street- across from the Innovation Center.

The World We Want Is” on Grant and Lafayette, hosted by The Pop In and Sweetness 7 and a pour-over coffee bar at Sweetness 7.

Participatory Park(ing), Diefendorf Lot on UB South Campus. Hosted by the Graduate Planning Student Association and Nathan Attard.


If you’d like more information, or are interested in participating in your city, check out or contact here in Buffalo.

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