University Heights, Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Volunteer at UB Community Day

Saturday May 15th is your chance to make some new friends, have fun and beautify the neighborhood all at the same time. It's the 2nd annual UB Community Day where residents, UB students and staff all come together to volunteer in the neighborhood.

This year's event is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, so we'll be doing some minor home repair work and gardening in various areas of the University District.

The event is from 9:00am-3:00pm, with volunteers asked to arrive at 8:30am on the South Campus. After the volunteering is done, come to the after event celebration for refreshments and a chance to win an ipod shuffle.

Anyone is welcome to volunteer, for more information and to sign up contact UB Community Relations at 716-829-3099.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Involved in Our Summer Events

Now that the weather is getting warmer, you know what that means! Time for the planning of the neighborhood summer programs.

Now is your chance to get involved in the planning and coordination of the University Community Farmers Market and the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, two of our favorite events. Please see below if you are interested in volunteering on the planning committees for either event, or both.

University Community Farmers Market

Our neighborhood farmers market began in 2007 and was held on Saturdays on the UB South Campus. The first planning meeting of the year will be this Wednesday April 21st at 6:00pm in 109 Allen Hall on the South Campus. If you are interested in having a hands-on role with the market, are interested in supporting local business and healthy living through fresh food sales, or have ideas on the market, please come to the meeting this Wednesday.

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

The planning for the 2010 Garden Walk is underway. The Walk will be held on Saturday July 17th. Be a part of the planning committee, which meets on Thursday April 29th at 6:00pm in Allen Hall on the South Campus.

For more information on the planning meetings for these groups, please contact Jessica in UB Community Relations at 829-6145.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Get Involved with the Garden Walk

Each summer since 2001 neighbors around the South Campus have gathered to see the many gardens on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. This year the walk will be held on Saturday July 17th and planners of the Walk are hoping to have more than 60 gardens participate.

Now is your chance to help with the planning of the walk and get involved in the neighborhood. Tonight at 6:00pm, members of the Garden Walk planning committee will meet in Allen Hall on the South Campus.

Planning committee members work on coordinating the event including securing gardens, and getting residents and businesses involved in the 1-day Garden Walk. The idea of the Walk is for neighbors to meet each other and to showcase the beautiful neighborhood surrounding the South Campus.

If you are interested in getting involved with the neighborhood, please come to the meeting tonight at 6:00pm in Allen Hall. If you are not able to attend, leave a comment and we'll be in touch about future meetings.

See past photos of the Garden Walk here.