Human Buffalove #2
What better illustrates Buffalo’s community pride than a group of citizens gathering to form the shape of a red, white, and blue Buffalo on the grounds of Canalside, a location that aptly demonstrates our city’s renaissance? On Flag Day, June 14, the team from Patty's People Pictures proudly present Human BuffaLove #2.
We are all aware of the struggles our proud city has endured. From poverty to wicked weather, Buffalo has faced plenty of challenges, with many more ahead. Yet the city is now thriving thanks to the engaged and active people who live here, the citizens and locally owned businesses that have dedicated their time, energy, and resources to begin transforming Buffalo into the beautiful, vibrant city we all knew it could be. For the second year in a row, a photo will be taken at Canalside as people form a “living” Patriotic Buffalo, a symbol of Buffalo’s hard work to keep our city alive. Celebrate Buffalo’s community along with the bravery of our soldiers at, Human Buffalove#2. Flag Day was created and celebrated in honor of our veterans, but why shouldn’t we have a little fun while doing it?
The afternoon includes Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ, live music by The Boys of Summer, and the opportunity to be featured in an aerial photo by Patty's People Pictures. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and photos will be taken between 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., so please arrive before noon. After the photos are taken, lunch will be served. There will even be free gifts for the first 100 people to sign up!
The whole event costs $20 and includes a t-shirt. Pre-registration is available online. Donations will go to charities such as STAND4HEROES, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and WNY Heroes.
The more the merrier; organizers are encouraging attendees to bring friends, family, and neighbors to join the larger Buffalo community in celebration of our brave veterans and our city’s rebirth. See you there!
Heather Prior is an intern at Buffalo Spree.