Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Call for Kids: Pop-Up Park Buffalo at the Burchfield Penney
Pop-Up Park Buffalo comes to the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In one afternoon, a team of kids will design, build, play on, and tear down their own park in front of the museum. This event is part of a four-day festival from April 11 to 14 called Cycles.
“Pop-up” refers to an intervention, usually within the urban environment, that “pops up” temporarily for a specific need or event. Last May, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect joined forces with architect Catherine Faust and head of the Tinkering School of Buffalo, Melissa Leopard, to begin the process of bringing a pop-up park to Buffalo.
Participation in Pop-Up Park Buffalo is free; however, reservations are required: please call Alana Ryder, curator for public and academic programs, at ext. 4534. Space is limited, and children must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Lunch will be provided. The event will take place rain or shine.