Explore Buffalo’s Treasured Olmsted Parks Through The Sounds of The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, A Japanese Garden And Other Venues


The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – a not-for-profit group working to preserve that city’s beautiful system of Olmsted parks – is hosting tours of the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park this July 9.

 The garden tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., complete with a “traditional tea ceremony” and refreshments. The event is open to all members of the public and is free of charge.

The Japanese Garden, established in 1974 as a symbol of friendship between Buffalo and its sister city Kanazawa, Japan,  is located  off Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, behind the Buffalo Historical Society building and along Mirror Lake in Delaware Park.

The Conservancy is also hosting a free concert this Wednesday, July 7 of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Delaware Park Meadow at 7 p.m.

The 350-acre Delaware Park is one of more than 1,500 acres of parklands, boulevards and circles enhancing the urban landscape of Buffalo, New York. They are the work of 19th century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who got his start designing Central Park in New York City in the middle years of that century.

In the greater Niagara region, Olmsted also designed parklands in and around Goat Island, at the brink of the falls in Niagara Falls, New York and Montebello Park in nearby St. Catharines, Ontario.

For more information on Buffalo’s Olmsted park system visit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s website at www.bfloparks.org.

(Click on Niagara At Large at www.niagaraatlarge.com for more news and commentary on matters of interest and concern to our greater binational Niagara region.)

A more detailed list of upcoming Buffalo Olmsted Park events is listed below.

Tuesday, July 6

Front Yard Makeover Competition in the MLK Park neighborhood

10:30 a.m.   Press Event

Meet in front of 36 North Parade between Fillmore and North Hampton

(Event will last a ½  hour)

Wednesday, July 7 

BPO Concert in Delaware Park

Concert begins in the Delaware Park Meadow at 7 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs

Free and open to the public

(Concert is approx. 1 ½ hours)

Friday, July 9

Japanese Garden Celebration

(behind the History Museum)

10 a.m. tours begin

11 a.m. Media Event, tea ceremony, performances, refreshments

Event ends at 1 p.m.

Free & open to the public

Friday, July 16

8th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala Fundraiser

7 p.m. VIP reception begins, sit down dinner, awards, dancing, auction.   Event ends at 11 p.m.

Delaware Park Meadows

$175 per person, $1500 table of 8

(Reservations only by 7/9/10), 838-1249 ext. 17


Joy Testa Cinquino

Director, Institutional Advancement

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Parkside Lodge

84 Parkside Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14214

716-838-1249 ext. 17

716-835-1300 fax


Please vote for The Delaware Park Rose Garden to win “America’s Best Rose Gardens”  www.rose.org/voteform

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