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              July 10, 2015

Creating a Strong Neighborhood


Dear PUSH Members & Neighbors,

Summer is here, but the work of trying to make your neighborhood a better place doesn’t stop. We’ve got our regular meetings, the Girl Talk fashion tryouts, the Solar Jam, the Elements Festival and more coming up this month. Read on for more details.  



July 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 July 18th, 3 PM at 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

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Solar Jam

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Please join PUSH Buffalo, Ujima Theater Co, and the WASH Project as we celebrate our new solar program through PUSH Green! We're anxious to bring the power of the sun to people all over Western New York and we couldn't think of a better way to do it than with a family-friendly party in the heart of our neighborhood! 

We'll have activities for the kids including roller skate and inline rentals from Turnaround Skates, - food, #solar workshops, solar tours, giveaways, and more!!!! 

Music will be provided by the Buffalo Afro Beat Orchestra. 

Note: Roller skate rentals are $2 for kids under 12 and $5 for everyone over 12. There will be two time slots for skating (12p-2p and 2:30-3:30p). Please try to bring your own helmets.

This event is FREE and open to the public 

It's happening at Mass Ave Park, on Massachusetts Avenue, between Winter St. and Lawrence Pl, 14213

#SolarJamBuffalo #BuffaloNY #EnergyDemocracy #PUSHgreen

100% Campaign Launch

Members of PUSH Buffalo are featured in a new national campaign aimed at bringing 100% renewable and clean energy to everyone in the nation, regardless of income. There was a big launch event on June 18th in New York City. Visit to learn more!

Read the op-ed piece that actor and 100% founder Mark Ruffalo and PUSH Buffalo Executive Director Aaron Bartley recently wrote about bringing clean energy to everyone here.

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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. We're also launching a new solar program this month see "Solar Jam" above for more details. If you’d like to know more contact one of our Community Energy Advocates at 716-884-0356.

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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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Elements Festival

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The Buffalo Rotaract Club will be on location with a drop off tent for Food and Clothing that will be donated to Hearts for the Homeless of WNY Inc. ®. ( ) Please help and show your support. Buffalo has some of the consistently harshest winters in the entire world. Together at this event we hope to gather an abundance of necessary items needed to help the cities homeless in the upcoming seasons. 

        We'll See You Next Month!!!!

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1. Solar Jam – 12PM-5PM Saturday July 11th – Mass Ave Park (on Massachusetts Ave between Winter St & Lawrence Pl), Buffalo NY

2. Community Building Committee meeting – 6PM Tuesday July 14th – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

3. Monthly Meeting – 3PM Saturday, July 18th – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY


4. Elements Festival – 10AM – 6PM Sunday July 19th – LaSalle Skate Park, Buffalo NY


5. Community Development Committee Meeting – 6PM Tuesday July 21st – Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY

6. Green Development Zone tour (GDZ) – 8AM – 9AM Thursday July 30th – To RSVP, contact PUSH development director Rahwa Ghrimatzion at

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