Flurrious! organizers wish for winter
blog by S.J. Velasquez • January 14, 2013 @ 10:54am
While many locals loved the brief recess from winter this past weekend, organizers and potential attendees of Flurrious! are hoping for more wintery conditions in the weeks ahead.
The free winter festival, now in its third year, is scheduled for Jan. 26 at Delaware Park, but cold-weather conditions are necessary if a truly snowy celebration is to be had.
Activities such as snow tennis, ice skating, snowman making, igloo building and the hockey exhibition are completely dependent on weather conditions, according to a statement from Flurrious! representative Sal Sciandra.
“Western New Yorkers don’t hibernate during the winter; we enjoy our Olmsted parks year round,” Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy president and CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler said. “Flurrious! showcases our love of all types of weather. I encourage everyone to come down to Delaware Park for a Flurrious! good time.”
The festival is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will run through 8 p.m. Aside from activities reliant on the presence of snow and/or ice, there’s also a fun run, a winter-science workshop for kids, kickball and broomball tournaments, a Quidditch tournament and kite flying demonstration. There’s still room for three teams to register for the coed kickball tournament, too.
Parking will be available at the Buffalo Zoo lot, at the intersection of Jewett Parkway and Parkside Avenue.