First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, One Symphony Circle Inc, Kleinhans Community Association, and the Allentown Association are partnering to make Symphony Circle the place to be for the 21st Annual Garden Walk Buffalo on July 25-26th! One Symphony Circle Inc. of the First
Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Pit Stop, from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday of Garden Walk weekend. Parking and restrooms will be available for a donation and it is conveniently located at a Garden Walk Shuttle bus stop. There will be picnicking space on the grounds of the Eliel and Eero Saarinen-designed Kleinhans Music Hall. You will be able to enjoy salads and treats from Quaker Bonnet and hot dogs. Grab a bite to eat and rest, while taking in the views of First Presbyterian's E.B. Green designed Tower. Be sure to enjoy our spectacular circle which was originally designed by the famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted. Not a stop to be missed during the Garden Walk! All proceeds will go toward One Symphony Circle's Save the Tower Fund. It is the mission of One Symphony Circle, Inc. to assure the ongoing preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the registered historic landmark building located at One Symphony Circle as a community asset for future generations. First
Presbyterian Church will also be giving tours of the church throughout the Garden Walk.
On Sunday, 4:00pm Symphony Circle will close out the weekend's festivities with a free organ concert in the sanctuary. The thirty minute concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. A free will offering to benefit the historic preservation of the building will be collected.
Don't forget to check out the Gardens of First Presbyterian Church located on Wadsworth and St. John's Place. The Wadsworth garden was part of a Church and community effort to beautify the space. Divided plant donations from neighbors and church members were planted in the Fall of 2013. In Spring of 2014, more plants were added though an Allentown Association Beautification Grant and donations from Urban Roots. Fountain was donated by a Garden Walk Marvin Lunenfeld Grant. In less than a year, a beautiful garden was created by the community for the community as part of a Grassroots Garden Effort.