This week in the City of Tonawanda
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs a free concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Niawanda Park bandshell.
The program will include acknowledgments of the Summer Olympics; the 50th anniversaries of the Star Trek and Batman television shows; the 40th anniversary of the Rocky film franchise; and the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Musical selections will include: “The Star Spangled Banner”; “Bugler’s Dream from The Charge Suite”; “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”; “Victory at Sea – Symphonic Scenario”; “Star Trek Through the Years”; “Batman Symphony”; Rocky songs, including “Gonna Fly Now” and “Eye of the Tiger”; theme song from “Downton Abbey”; “Game of Thrones”; “So in Love” from “Kiss Me Kate”; and “Overture to West Side Story.”
The concert will be conducted by Stefan Sanders. Niagara Street between Bouck and Kohler streets will be closed to vehicular traffic at 6 p.m. and reopen at the conclusion of the concert.
Also this week:
• The 13th annual Art on the Riverwalk is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and features fine art from 30 artists representing the Arts Society of WNY. There will be watercolors, oils, pastels, charcoals and mixed media fine arts on display and for sale.
• The 5th annual Tonawanda Garden Walk begins Friday with “night lights” from 9 until 11 p.m. The tour of 30 gardens across the city continues from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Garden Walk Guides are available at the Public Library, Police Department, Senior Center and local businesses. The walk is organized by the city’s Board for the Visual and Performing Arts. Visit cityoftonawandaartsboard.com for more information.