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              August 7, 2015

Creating a Strong Neighborhood


Dear PUSH Members & Neighbors,

The process of building a great community is a team sport, because when we come together in big numbers, people listen. Last month we launched our new solar energy program with a big party in Mass Ave Park called Solar Jam, and we celebrated the completion of our latest project, which includes solar panels. This month the 19th St Block Party and more are coming up. Read on for more details.



August 2015 Monthly Meeting 

Our monthly meetings are a good place to begin to learn about the work that PUSH Buffalo is doing and how you can get involved. Do you want to be a member of PUSH Buffalo? It costs just $5, and you can sign up at our next monthly meeting Saturday August 22nd,  3 PM at 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

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Work Complete on New Project

We gathered recently to celebrate the completion of our latest project. The 16 Winter St home in Buffalo is a single family affordable unit that is currently being rented to a family. It has solar panels, heat that travels up from the floors, and other energy efficient features. 

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National People's Action Visits Buffalo

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Members of National People's Action, the multi-member organizational, national grass roots, activist organization recently visited Buffalo. They came to Buffalo to focus on Energy Democracy and to learn more about how PUSH is working on this issue.

 #EnergyDemocracy #PeoplePlanet1st


PUSH Green will out and about in the community on the weekend of August 8th, 2015. We'll be tabling at the Bailey Green Community Day event on Saturday August 8th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at Wende Avenue between Genesee St and E. Ferry St.

PUSH Green is PUSH’s energy efficiency arm. It’s part of a statewide effort to make your home more comfortable, reduce your energy usage, your bills, and create local jobs. We provide Erie County residents access to free energy assessments, installation services, and low-cost financing. If you’d like to know more contact one of our Community Energy Advocates at 716-882-2672.

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Grant St Neighborhood Center

The mission of PUSH’s Grant Street Neighborhood Center is to provide an open, safe and productive community space with resources and programs that respond to expressed community needs. It serves as a drop-in community center for the public. The Center, is located at 271 Grant St in Buffalo. Summer hours are now in effect. The center is open Mon-Fri from 1PM-6PM. 

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3rd Annual 19th st Block Party

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It's happening again this year, one of the west side of #BuffaloNY's growing FREE neighborhood community events. The 19th St Block Party, organized by 19th st resident/homeowner, and PUSH Buffalo member Lori Willoughby (AKA Little Mama) has been a big hit in this community and is back again for its 3rd year. 

There will be FREE food, refreshments, bounce houses, and other activities for the youth. 

Music and live music programming will be organized by the Roc Da Mic collective, which will feature open mic segments throughout the day.

        We'll See You Next Month!!!!

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1. 19th St Block Party – 12PM-8PM Saturday August 8th – 19th St (Between W. Ferry St & Massachusetts Ave), Buffalo NY

2. Community Building Committee meeting – 6PM Tuesday August 11th – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

3. Community Development Committee Meeting – 6PM Tuesday August 18th – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

4. Monthly Meeting – 3PM Saturday, August 22nd – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

5. Green Development Zone tour (GDZ) – 8AM – 9AM Thursday August 27th – To RSVP, contact PUSH development director Rahwa Ghrimatzion at

6. David Figueroa's Annual Community Pig Roast - 3PM-until, Saturday August 29th - 242 15th St Buffalo NY 

7. Grant St Neighborhood Center – Summer Open Hours Mon-Fri, 1PM-6PM, TUESDAYS Art class at 5pm. Serious students are encouraged to attend. WEDNESDAYS Girl Talk and Guy Talk, ages 14+. THURSDAYS African Dance Classes at 5pm, open to community children and adults all ages. 

For more info on events or announcements in this newsletter, please call our main office at 716-884-0356 or email us at

For more info on events or announcements in this newsletter, please call our main office at 716-884-0356 or email us at
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