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Parking spots to be transformed into pop-up parks

Ready for mini “pop-up” parks in Buffalo, where selected parking spots are turned into temporary public parks by artists, designers and other citizens?

PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event that began in San Francisco, will be held Friday at eight locations around the city:

Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – “Dana’s Pop-Up Preservation and Urbanism Lab, a library, artmaking and education space led by Dana Saylor.

Sweet_ness 7 Cafe, 301 Parkside, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Play space featuring bocce, ladder golf and pickleball.

Allen at Franklin streets, 4 to 8 p.m. – Park space and a bike corral presented by GObike Buffalo to reflect possibilities for streetscape improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, in light of changes planned for Allen Street next year.

Cafe Taza, 100 Elmwood Ave., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Living room and lounge environment will be presented.

Garden party at 95 Perry St. in the Cobblestone District, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grant Street, from Hampshire Street to Potomac Avenue, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – A variety of small pop-up parks by local businesses and members of the Grant Street Business Association.

Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., 12:30 to 10 p.m. – An outdoor art studio with mobile printing press, sculpture/casting operation and Parking(ing) Day design charette.

UB South, Diefendorf Lot, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hang out and envision alternative forms of transportation for a more sustainable campus.

For more information, go to, the Facebook event page or call 218-8525


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