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Memorial Day Weekend 2017

WHEN: Sunday, May 28: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  WHERE: Canalside (Buffalo, NY)

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Join us May 27-29 for Canalside’s Memorial Day Weekend event – a full 3 days of free events on the waterfront including fitness classes, kids activities, music & dance, food, & more!

All events are free unless indicated below.

Schedule of Events

Saturday May 27

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Memorial Day Celebration Wall of Honor Ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market
    • Shop local artisans, hear local music, and taste local food!
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Canalside Kids: Get Moving
    • Incorporating health-related fitness components, Canalside Kids: Get Moving will focus on cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition all while having fun!

Sunday May 28

  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am: Free Butt, Legs, and Thighs (BLT) fitness class
    • BLT is a high intensity lower body workout that focuses solely on your lower half with using just your body weight. Burn calories by doing cardio and toning exercises at Canalside!
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: African Heritage Food Co-Op Farmers Market
    • A community owned business whose purpose is to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to food deserts, employ unemployed or under employed individuals at a living wage and prevent price gouging in the inner city.
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Wise Young Builders
    • Wise Young Builders is a math, career exposure and construction program for youth ages 8-12. We use math, mentors, field trips, workshops, hands-on activities and projects to enhance the learning and development of our participants.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Insanity Live free fitness class
    • Insanity Live is a cardio conditioning class that will completely transform your body. It is a challenge–but your instructor can modify the toughest moves to help you Dig Deeper at any fitness level! This class is a body weight class and for everyone, from beginner to expert.
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Mandala School
    • Providing problem solving activities focused on mathematics and science for ages 5-14 years old. Activities will range in topic and complexity. Will also have information about their summer camps and enrollment.
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Canalside Kids: Get Moving
    • Incorporating health-related fitness components, Canalside Kids: Get Moving will focus on cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition all while having fun!
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Plant Nite: ‘Wooden Drawer Succulent Terrarium’ (cost: $45, 21+ only)
    • Using plants and wine, Plant Nite is a social event where you reconnect with friends and discover your creative side! Plant Nite allows people with little to no experience in gardening to interact with a gardening host who provides tools to create a flourishing tabletop succulent or herb garden, while they enjoy a fun social experience with friends and family. Tickets (use code CANALSIDE30 for 30% off)

Monday May 29

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Free Fusion Aerobics class
    • Start your Memorial Day off right! Fusion Fitness is a wide variety of exercises that are meant to give you a full body workout! The combination of cardio and strength training will make you break a sweat with no equipment necessary. This workout is made for all levels to attend, whether it’s your first time or you are a professional, modifications are available!
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Wise Young Builders
    • Wise Young Builders is a math, career exposure and construction program for youth ages 8-12. We use math, mentors, field trips, workshops, hands-on activities and projects to enhance the learning and development of our participants.
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: African Heritage Food Co-Op Farmers Market
    • A community owned business whose purpose is to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to food deserts, employ unemployed or under employed individuals at a living wage and prevent price gouging in the inner city.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Free Workout with Orangetheory Fitness
    • Orangetheory Fitness will be hosting a total body 1 hour workout that will challenge every muscle in your body. Within the 1 hour we will focus on a full body dynamic warm-up followed by workouts we execute within our 1 hour class broken into several blocks of intervals followed by an extensive cool down to relax the body at the end! Within the workout, they will focus on a unique blend of exercises to ensure all attendees will get a great experience!
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Canalside Kids: Get Moving
    • Incorporating health-related fitness components, Canalside Kids: Get Moving will focus on cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition all while having fun!
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Mandala School
    • Providing problem solving activities focused on mathematics and science for ages 5-14 years old. Activities will range in topic and complexity. Will also have information about their summer camps and enrollment.
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Amor and Heritage, Fun Dance Go!
    • A showcase of dance and then dance instruction, we bring props and teach dance styles from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba and more!