Reading Invasion: Part III on Saturday
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • September 21, 2012 @ 9:31am
The western edge of Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park is a versatile spot. Last weekend, the annual Music Is Art festival occupied the grounds behind the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, attracting musicians, dancers and artists of all ages for a full day of entertainment.
From 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday along Hoyt Lake, the third Buffalo Reading Invasion takes place on the lawn. If you haven’t experienced the Reading Invasion before, the idea is simple: bring friends, hang out quietly for an hour at a popular area in Buffalo (the others have been Bidwell Park and Larkin Square) and paw through a good book.
Here’s a word from the Reading Invasion organizers:
There is plenty of waterfront area to sit by, lots of grassy knolls, and a few benches scattered throughout. You may want to bring a chair or blanket (and a picnic for sure).
While I’m guilty of losing my focus during these hour-long sessions—the allure of Twitter is awfully strong these days—it’s still relaxing and an opportunity to explore new areas of Buffalo. I don’t have an exact number, but I’m willing to bet at least half of the 200+ people at the Larkin Reading Invasion were witnessing the square’s brilliance for the first time.
(Header photo courtesy of Donald Schwartz from Music Is Art. Full gallery here).