The next Buffalo Reading Invasion is all set for Monday evening, September 22nd. Once again, we are ending the summer with an invasion of Larkin Square–one of our favorite places in the city. This time, we are really excited to be partnering with the Larkin Square Author Series and author Laura Pedersen‘s reading. We hope you can join us for Ms. Pedersen, and then stay for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s great spaces.
5:00pm – 6:30: Author Laura Pedersen
6:30pm – 7:30: Reading Invasion
The Filling Station will be open, so drinks and food will be available.
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Wilkeson Pointe is a new gem along Buffalo’s remarkable (but under-utilized) Outer Harbor. The Pointe been recently worked on (article), with bathrooms, public docking (if you want to boat down), and some really cool Wind Sculptures (here). It’s a great spot for a Reading Invasion, though it’s less familiar than most of our previous locations. So…some directional help for those directionally needy:
[Coming from the North] Take the skyway (can be accessed via the 190 or taking Elmwood south all the way until it ends) up and over the Buffalo river. Get off at the Outer Harbor Drive exit. Turn right onto Fuhrmann Boulevard. Stay on this until you arrive at Wilkeson Pointe (on the lefthand side).
[Coming from the South] Take the Route 5 north, and get onto Fuhrmann Blvd north before you go over the Skyway. Stay on Fuhrmann Blvd until you arrive at Wilkeson Pointe (on the lefthand side).
Biking around the Outer Harbor is easy and enjoyable, with bike lanes galore. However, getting there, at this point, is a little tricky, particularly with construction along Ohio St. Best bet: Take Michigan, cross the shipping canal, take a left of Ganson St., and then cross the river at the Ohio Street Bridge. Once across, just ride up the Furhmann til you get to Wilkeson Pointe.
BY BOAT: There are public docks at Wilkeson Pointe, so feel free to pull your boat up and join the Invasion that way!
On Sunday, August 3rd, starting at 4pm, the next Buffalo Reading Invasion is taking place in a new space: Wilkeson Pointe, on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor (article here). The Pointe is complete with rest rooms, is dog friendly, has plenty of room for everyone, and comes with an incredible view of Lake Erie.
This time around, we are partnering with the 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor (http://21stcenturypark.org/), a local group dedicated to turning the outer harbor area into a public park. Please come hear from them about their plans for the rest of the Outer Harbor.
So please join us for an afternoon of reading along one of the great remaining undeveloped waterfronts in the United States. Please bring a friend, something to sit on, a picnic if you wish, and something to read.
It’s a little tricky to get to, but well worth the trip. See the map below for details.
The 2nd Reading Invasion of the summer has been set! On Tuesday July 15th, in partnership with Grassroots Gardens (here), we will be invading a new space: The Black Rock Heritage Garden–at the corner of Dearborn St. and Hamilton St. The event starts at 7pm. Please bring a book, a friend, and something to sit on, and join us for a lovely hour of reading in a wonderful Buffalo space.